Evening Introduction to Sonoran Desert Birds: Sabino Canyon ⋆ Tucson Audubon Skip to content
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Greater Roadrunner by Dan Weisz

Evening Introduction to Sonoran Desert Birds: Sabino Canyon

Trip difficulty: Easy/moderate, Walk about 2 miles primarily on dirt paths that are uneven in places.
Meet at the Sabino Canyon Overflow Parking lot.  We’ll explore the area until dusk (about 6:30 pm).
This trip is intended for people new to birding or for birders from other regions who want to learn some of the common birds in the Sonoran Desert.  We’ll practice identifying birds by shape, sound, color, and behavior and will discuss the connections between the birds and their habitats.  We’ll focus more on enjoying the birds that show up rather than on a long list of birds.  Participants will be introduced to some great resources for getting started with desert birding. Limited to 10 participants. Binoculars will be provided for those who need them.
Full details will be emailed to registered participants prior to the walk. The overflow parking area is accessed by taking Sabino Canyon Road about ¼ mile past the main entrance.  Take a right and follow the road to the end. Day Use is $8 per vehicle.
Leader: Karen Howe (karenhowepdx@gmail.com)


Header Image: Greater Roadrunner by Dan Weisz

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Trip Features

All Levels,
Benches onsite,
Drinking Water onsite,


Sabino Canyon, Overflow Parking Lot


Karen Howe

Volunteer Field Trip Leader