Sunday in the Parks – Sam Lena Park and KERP with Andrea Serrano
Sunday in the Parks- Sam Lena Park and KERP with Andrea Serrano
Trip difficulty: Easy
Walking Distance: 1.75-2.2 miles
Trip Duration: 2.0-2.5 hours
Ground Condition: Paved and dirt pathway with some slopes, uneven footing and loose gravel.
Ample parking and restroom facilities available. Limited benches and shade.
Welcome to Sunday in the Parks! The last Sunday of the month we venture to one of Tucson’s many urban parks to hone our birding skills in a fun and joyful manner. This month we visit Sam Lena Park with access to Kino Environmental Restoration Project (KERP).
When you combined open water, ball fields and distinct habitat (riparian, grassland, mesquite bosque, marsh and upland) you are in for a great day of birding. Come join fellow birders as we explore this southside hotspot known for a variety of birds year-round plus early arrivals to the start of fall migration. This park sports a list of nearly 241 species, so you just might find your next favorite bird.
The pace will be relaxed with questions always welcome. Whether this is your first time or you’ve been birding for years, there is always something new to experience. Open to all levels.
Plan to wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your binoculars, hat, water and snacks as needed. Meet in the north parking lot by the bathroom which is accessed from either Ajo Rd or Country Club Rd. Limit 12 participants.
Please note monsoon conditions may require changes to our schedule outing. Look for an email a few days before trip with further details and updates as needed.
Leader: Andrea Serrano
Registration for this trip is free. Register for this trip beginning on July 8th at 7:00 AM.
Header Image: House Finch by David Quanrud