Introduction to Desert Birds in a Natural 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, at the confluence of Agua Caliente and Tanque Verde washes in northeast Tucson, is a mesquite bosque providing year-round habitat for resident and migrating birds. 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: https://goo.gl/maps/6CmjcXztbHiDR4dZ8 Limit 10 participants.
Leader: Karen Howe
Registration for this trip is free. Register for this trip beginning on October 14 at 7:00 AM.
Header Image: Ladder-backed Woodpecker by DanWeisz