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Nature Expo

Join the festivities at the Nature Expo! Featuring fun, games, free talks and vendors all held at the Arizona Riverpark Inn. See map for directions. See full schedule


Hours: Friday, 12pm–5pm     Saturday, 10am–5pm     Sunday, 10am–2pm

  • Tucson Audubon Nature Shop – Our Shop has everything you need to ensure you have the best possible birding experience while you’re here.
  • Kids activities–coloring contest, scavenger hunt, and more
  • Birding Tour Companies–WINGS, Borderland Tours, Wildside Nature Tours, Victor Emmanuel Tours
  • Nestbox Building–Build a Lucy Warbler’s nest box and donate it to Tucson Audubon or purchase and hang it in your yard!
  • “Big Minute” Contest–Find as many “birds” as you can within a minute at the Expo for a special prize. Fun for kids (and adults too!)
  • Live Animal Exhibits
  • Optic Companies including Zeiss, Swarovski, Leica, and Opticron
  • And MORE!!!
  • Friday, 2–2:45pm–“Paton Center: Arizona’s Hummingbird Treasure” with Jonathan Lutz of Tucson Audubon Society
  • Friday 3–3:45pm: “Birding for Beginners” with Crystal Holcombe of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
  • Friday, 4–5pm–“How to Select Better Birding Optics” with Richard Moncrief of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
  • Saturday 12–12:45–“Recent History of Jaguars and Wolves in Southeast Arizona” with Mark Hart of Arizona Game & Fish
  • Saturday, 1–2:30pm–“Fur, Feathers, & Fangs” with Crystal Holcombe of Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
  • Saturday, 4pm– “Saguaro Hotel” with Saguaro National Park
  • Sunday, 11–12:30pm–“Fur, Feathers, & Fangs” with Crystal Holcombe of Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
  • Sunday, 1–2pm–“Birding for Kids” with Richard Moncrief of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics



YOUTH BIRDER OUTING at Sweetwater Wetlands sponsored by Zeiss Sports Optics

Saturday, August 12; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Sweetwater serves as an environmental education facility and habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Get ready for an easy walk through the wetlands to see waterfowl, warblers, and several exciting species hiding in the reeds. Birders ages 6-17 and of all experience levels are welcome to participate in an expert-led trip! Binoculars will be available for use, courtesy of Zeiss Sports Optics. Limited to 30 participants.

Register Here and use coupon code “waivefee” for free registration for this trip.



Special thanks to our Gray Hawk Level Sponsor, Carl Zeiss Sports Optics!

Elegant Trogon Level

Elegant Trogon Level

Cactus Wren Level

Cactus Wren Level

Our Partners



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