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Northern Harrier by Dan Weisz

Aguirre Lake & Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge with Luke Safford

Registration fee: $35/member, $50/non-member.*

Trip difficulty: Moderate, 2-3 miles on uneven, unpaved terrain, little to no elevation gain, bathrooms and water available.

BANWR offers a wide range of habitats to explore in the winter – restored grasslands, wetlands, and the mixed human habitat around the HQ. Our main location to bird will be sometimes wet/sometimes dry Aguirre Lake just past the refuge headquarters. The walk around the lake bed is just under 1.5 miles and is flat. We’ll hope to find wintering birds such as Northern Harrier, Merlin, Say’s Phoebe, and Vesper Sparrow; if there’s any water, hopefully some ducks, too! Carpooling to location will be arranged among participants and we’ll be leaving the Tucson area around 7AM, and arriving at Aguirre Lake about 8:30AM. We’ll plan to arrive back in Tucson around 1PM. Limited to 12 Participants

*Why does this event cost money? Your generous support helps us to continue to offer an exceptional array of field trips and programming for the community


Header Image: Northern Harrier by Dan Weisz

Join Waitlist ($$)




7:00 am - 12:00 pm


$35/member, $50/non-member

Trip Features

All Levels,
Drinking Water onsite,
Outside Tucson,
Paid Trip


Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

37257 S Sasabe Rd, Sasabe, AZ 85633

Luke Safford


Luke Safford

Tucson Audubon Director of Engagement and Education