Tucson Audubon’s Year of the Hummingbird
The Tucson Audubon Society is a nonprofit organization that works across southeast Arizona to educate the public on the importance of protecting birds. We also provide resources to support birding recreation and the preservation of our natural areas.
A “Hot Spot” for hummingbirds is a place where you provide food in your yard. All you need is a hummingbird feeder and/or a few plants to begin bringing the hummingbirds to you. Visit the Paton Center for Hummingbirds to view hummingbirds and see what your yard can become. If you can’t make it now, see our Hummingbird Webcam for live action!
Let us help you. Get your Hummer Hotspot Starter Kit now!
The “Year of the Hummingbird” is a celebration of these magic birds who dazzle us with color and aerobatic tricks! All are invited to join us and our feathered friends through participation in the events and activities that Tucson Audubon will be hosting through 2018. See our events.
Hummingbird events all year-long!
Tucson Audubon will host many opportunities for you to connect with birds in the coming year. From weekly birding walks, community events, and our Birdathon fundraiser, to the annual Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, we’ve got your birding fun covered.
Create Your Own Hummingbird Hotspot!
Hummingbird Hotspots provide food for hummingbirds. It can be large or small and include nectar-producing plants, a hummingbird feeder, or both. Our Hotspot Starter Kit will get you started!
See how many of you have already done this in and around Tucson on our Hotspot Map.
Our Meet Your Hummingbirds ID Chart will help you identify which hummingbirds are visiting your hotspot. Print out the Chart PDF to help you ID the five most common species that can be found in Tucson!
GET INVOLVED WITH HUMMINGBIRDS AND TUCSON AUDUBON!
Already have hummingbird feeders? Take the next steps to create a beautiful, water-saving landscape that attracts birds and other wildlife. A Habitat at Home landscaping can lower your water bills, reduce yard maintenance, and beautify your home while providing food and habitat for the birds that enrich our community. Native species allow you to enjoy a cooler, low-maintenance, and beautiful landscape in Tucson’s hot and dry weather.
Locate all ten hummingbird species and submit your completed passport to the Tucson Audubon Nature Shop by mail or in person by the end of 2017 for a chance to win a pair of binoculars. Print out the Passport PDF and GO! find the hummingbirds of southeast Arizona!
Citizen Science — Contribute to local science by participating!
- 5 Minute Hotspot Watches–Watch, listen, and track your hotspot hummers on a notepad, the free eBird app on your mobile, or with our printable data sheet.
- Hummingbird Blitzes–Help us understand where the hummingbirds are! Which live in the urban core, in the washes and Sky Island foothills? On Blitz Days we will be identifying hummingbirds are over southeast Arizona. Mark your calendar with the Blitz dates: Feb. 18, April 29, May 13, Aug. 12, Nov. 28
Tucson Audubon Society is a diverse, conservation-focused organization with a variety of opportunities to volunteer. Whatever your interest, we have a role for you! To learn more, email email@example.com or call 520-209-1811.