August 7–11, 2019 | Tucson, AZ
Expert leaders guide half-day, full-day and NEW overnight birding field trips. Learn more about our expert leaders from tour companies such as: WINGS, Sky Island Tours, Field Guides, Borderland Tours, Adventure Birding Company, VENT, Desert Harrier Guiding Services, Fun Birding, Aplomado Environmental, Naturalist Journeys and Tropical Birding!
Field trips include van transportation (with a few exceptions, such as overnight trips). A packed lunch and drinking water are provided on full-day field trips. A light snack and drinking water is provided on half-day field trips. All trips depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Reid Park.
- See a list and photos of possible specialty birds you may see at this festival
- Species lists from all Festivals (2011–2017)
- Learn more about the incredible diversity of Southeast Arizona habitats and field trip destinations!
- Trip birding ethics: Approach birding with the health and safety of birds as your first priority. Tucson Audubon uses the ABA’s position on birding ethics at www.aba.org/about/ethics.html.
- Festival Field trips and events list with available openings
Overnight trips to Southeast Arizona’s best birding locales and lodging:
Disappointed to come to the Festival previously and not have access to some locations and target species? Missed out on the opportunity for night birding for Arizona owls and nightjars? Don’t like the longer van rides out and back to some of the farthest locations? Or perhaps you would just like to sample what it’s like on a bird tour, then these trips are for you, six to choose from at southeast Arizona’s premier locations. Find your own way to the designated lodging, meet your professional guide and other birders for an early dinner and afterwards head out with them for evening birding to look for local owls and nightjars. The next morning, enjoy quick access to nearby birding locations with your guide and group and spend your morning birding, not riding in a van.
Overnight trips begin at afternoon check-in (either Wednesday or Thursday) and finish up at noon the following day. After a Wed–Thu trip, this will allow you to travel to another destination during the afternoon and enjoy a second overnight trip Thu–Fri. Overnight trips include lodging (double occupancy rates), evening dinner, breakfast, van transportation (during birding, not to the location), and bird guiding. Single occupancy rooms are available at some locations. Ask us! Single applicants not desiring to pay for a single room will be matched up with another compatible applicant.
The Chiricahua Mountains trip is by necessity two nights long, beginning at check-in on Wednesday and finishing on Friday at noon. It includes two night’s lodging, two dinners, one lunch, and two breakfasts as well as guided birding with van transportation on site.
Cancellations received on or before July 1, 2019 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.
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Tucson, AZ 85742
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