Birding By Habitat at Isabella Lee Natural Preserve with Karen Howe ⋆ Tucson Audubon Skip to content
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Birding By Habitat at Isabella Lee Natural Preserve with Karen Howe

Trip difficulty: Moderate. Walk 2-3 miles primarily on dirt paths that are uneven and sandy in places.

Isabella Lee Natural Preserve, along the Agua Caliente wash in northeast Tucson, is a hidden gem for birders. On this trip we’ll focus on the connection between resident and migratory birds and the plants they need to survive in the mesquite bosque along the wash. This trip is intended for those new to birding or for visitors who’d like an introduction to local birds. We’ll practice identifying birds by shape, sound, color, and behavior and will explore the connections between the birds and their habitats.

Wear good walking shoes, and bring binoculars.

Meet in the parking area at the end of N Bonanza Ave (there are two small parking areas – park in either one). N Bonanza Road is accessed by taking a right turn from E Tanque Verde Rd after The Lakes at Castle Rock community. Use the coordinates and/or Google maps link below to avoid going to the wrong entrance to the preserve. Address/coordinates: 32.24291576922329, -110.7812686041839 Google maps link:    Limit 10 participants.

Leader: Karen Howe

Registration for this trip is free. 

Header Image: Lucy’s Warbler by Lois Manowitz

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7:00 am - 9:00 am

Trip Features

All Levels,
Shade Available


Isabella Lee Natural Preserve


Karen Howe

Volunteer Field Trip Leader