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August 7–11, 2019 | Tucson, AZ

FAQ and Local Area Info


How do I register?

Online. We prefer you register online. There is a registration fee of $25 per person to assist in covering the administrative costs of the festival. The deadline for online registration is July 29, 2019.

Support. If you are having problems registering online, please contact Diana Rosenblum at drosenblum@tucsonaudubon.org or 520-629-0510 x 7002, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am–4:00 pm.

Drop In. While online registration is the preferred method of registration, you may register for any available event at the festival registration/check-in table. Please note that most trips fill up within the first month of opening registration, but there is usually space in our workshops, social hours, and evening programs.

Waiting Lists. Once an event is full, you can request to be put on a waiting list by emailing drosenblum@tucsonaudubon.org . If demand for a particular trip is high, and quality leaders are available, additional sections may be opened. Cancellations are rare. The best way to ensure that you get on a particular trip is by registering early.

Where is the festival site?

All activities (unless otherwise noted) for the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival will be based out of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, 520-881-4200. All field trips, unless otherwise noted, will depart and return from the hotel, and the Nature Expo, social hours, evening programs, and most workshops will also be onsite. Some field trips are designated “Drive Yourself”, please read the descriptions!

Please consider staying at the DoubleTree Hotel because through each night’s stay you will be supporting birds. 

See map for directions.

Use this link to get the special Festival reduced room rates!

When is check-in?

Festival check-in will begin on Wednesday, August 7th from 4:00 pm–6:00 pm at the hotel venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel near Reid Park. Stop by the Welcome Desk and pick up your name tag and registration packet so that you’re prepared for field trips on Thursday morning. The registration area will be open through Sunday so be sure to stop by as we recommend you check in at the Registration Desk the evening before your scheduled event. If you are unable to come the day before, please arrive 30 minutes before the expected start time of your first scheduled event.

How do I get around?

enterprise_234x60The hotel has two great restaurants and while we are close to many other amenities you may want a rental car. If you do plan on booking a rental car we suggest Enterprise as we have been renting 15-passenger vans from them for our field trips every year of the festival. You will not be disappointed by their great service and price.

Where do I eat?

The Cactus Rose Restaurant at the Doubletree serves excellent food and is open for breakfast and lunch (6am – 2pm) and dinner (5pm – 9pm). Registrants for the Saturday evening banquet will receive dinner as a part of the program.

Nearby restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines within a short distance of the hotel, with a complimentary hotel shuttle available to locations within a 3-mile radius, include: 1925 Bar & Grill (6am-6pm), nearby Smashburger, Azian, and at El Con Mall find Claim Jumper Restaurant, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Rubio’s and Chick-fil A, Falora Pizza, Sushi Garden and Bisbee Breakfast Club Broadway. Stop by the Festival Registration Desk or Hotel Front Desk for ideas, and check out these links for meal and entertainment ideas:  downtowntucson.org/, visittucson.org.

What if it rains?

As you are going to be in southeast Arizona during the monsoon season, it is very possible we will have periods of heavy rain during the days of the festival. All trips are rain or shine. Please dress accordingly, and be prepared for wet weather. Trips will be cancelled only under the circumstances that weather events have made conditions unsafe.

What is the cancellation policy?

If you are unable to attend an event that you are registered for, email Diana Rosenblum at drosenblum@tucsonaudubon.org to cancel before July 1, 2019. Cancellations received on or before this date will be refunded less at 10% processing fee. No refunds will be issued after July 1. If it becomes necessary to cancel a paid event for which you have a reservation, we will notify you and issue a full refund. No refunds will be issued for no shows.

How do I contact the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival?

General Information: (520) 209-1811
Email: lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

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477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447