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Las Cienegas & Empire Ranch with Luke Safford

Las Cienegas & Empire RanchFriday, Aug 30th6:00am – 12:00pm

$35/member, $50/non-member

Trip Difficulty: Moderate. We’ll try to walk down in the gulch near the ranch, but there isn’t much of a trail there and includes a short steep incline up and down into the gulch. About 1-2 miles
walking around the ranch, but the rest of the birding will be near the vehicles.

We’ll check out fall migration in Las Cienegas while also looking for those breeding birds that prefer the monsoons, including Botteri’s and Cassin’s Sparrows. Fall migration can be pretty
good in the cottonwood gallery near the ranch so the majority of our time will be spent here looking for flycatchers, tanagers, warblers, and buntings. Meet at the Empire Ranch parking area
at 6am and we’ll finish up before noon. Limited to 10 participants.

Leader: Luke Safford (

Photo Credit: Botteri’s Sparrow by Jim Burns

Register Here ($$)




6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Trip Features

All Levels,
Outside Tucson,
Paid Trip


Las Cienegas
Luke Safford


Luke Safford

Tucson Audubon Director of Engagement and Education