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2016 Festival Species List

August 10–13, 2017 | Tucson, AZ

Late registration begins July 1

Elegant Trogons, Five-striped Sparrows, Red-faced Warblers–birds you’ve only stared at with longing in your field guide since you were a kid (or last week!), but in Southeast Arizona you can making seeing these specialty birds a reality. We invite you to join us and experience Tucson Audubon’s Southeast Arizona Birding Festival this year with professional field trip leaders, an extensive Nature Expo, and a beautiful monsoon season.

You can enjoy social hours and dinners with other birders and visit our Nature Expo. All activities will be based out of the Arizona Riverpark Inn, in Tucson. Get to know our friendly local birding and conservation community and the dazzling array of birding experiences accessible from Tucson!

Field Trips

Expert leaders guide on full-day and half-day birding field trips. Pre- and post-Festival trips are also available.

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Workshops & Programs

Choose from evening keynote presentations and workshops led by local and international experts.

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Pre & Post-Festival Tours

Extend your Festival expience on these special birding tours in Arizona and Mexico.

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Southeast Arizona Birds

See birds you can find nowhere else in the U.S.!

You’ll have a great chances of seeing Elegant Trogon, Lucifer Hummingbird, Red-faced Warbler, Arizona Woodpecker, Montezuma Quail and much, much more. You can’t go wrong!

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FAQ / Local Area Info

Get important information about our Festival and learn how to get the most out of your visit to Tucson!


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Nature Expo/Vendor Information

Take advantage of some great specials at the Nature Expo! Representatives from optics companies and many other businesses will be present all weekend.

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Tucson Audubon volunteers are the driving force behind the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival. On site, nearly 80 volunteers will support all aspects of the Festival.

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Southeast Arizona Habitats

Explore the Sky Islands region

Southeast Arizona hosts a combination of habitats found in very close proximity nowhere else in the United States that translates directly into a diversity of wildlife, which is easily observed in the number of bird species one can see here!

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Registration Fee
There is a $15 non-refundable registration fee for all festival participants that are attending fee based activities: field trips, workshops, and evening programs. In addition, each activity previously mentioned has its own associated fees. No registration or fee is required to attend the vendor fair. Click on the buttons below for more detailed information about the different aspects of the festival.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on or before July 1, 2017 will be refunded less a 10% processing fee. No refunds will be issued after July 1. Tucson Audubon reserves the right to cancel or revise any event for any reason. If it becomes necessary to cancel a paid event (field trip or dinner) for which you have a reservation, we will notify you and issue a full refund. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

Watch a video and hear first hand from Tucson Audubon staff and 2014 festival partipants how amazing the birding is in southeast Arizona in August!

Proceeds from this event support Tucson Audubon’s work to protect birds and the places they live and your participation illustrates value of our region’s spectacular biodiversity. Together we can send an important message that Birders Mean Business – THANK YOU!

For festival questions, please email


Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, Revised 8th Edition, 2015

Tucson Audubon’s updated edition brings together all the latest information on finding birds in southeast Arizona. This is your best source of detailed information that will help in planning bird watching adventures throughout southeast Arizona. New for the Revised Eighth Edition:

  • New birding sites across Southeast Arizona
  • New maps and updated older maps
  • Updated contact information and web addresses
  • Updated information on existing site locations
  • Updated information on entering Mexico
  • Updated IBA (Important Bird Areas) information, including sites
  • Updated bar graphs and species accounts for all species

Learn more and purchase your copy today!

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Tucson, AZ 85705

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