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Inca Dove by Shawn Cooper

Paton Center for Hummingbirds with Luke Safford

Registration fee: $35/member, $50/non-member*

Trip difficulty: Easy. Plenty of time spent watching feeders and wandering around the Paton Center. Short walks (less than a mile) on adjoining trail systems with time to rest in between. Trails are mostly packed dirt or gravel roads with maybe some walking in the dry, sandy bed of Sonoita Creek.

The famous Paton Center for Hummingbirds is known for its backyard birds and scenic location and is the perfect place to explore and experience the special birds of southeast Arizona. We’ll hope for some early spring migrants, but look especially for three species of hummingbird (Anna’s, Broad-billed, and Violet-crowned) as well as wintering birds like Red-naped Sapsucker and Green-tailed Towhee. We’ll bird for about 2-3 hours depending on how birdy it is and follow-up with coffee/food at Gathering Grounds if you’re interested. Limited to 10 participants.

Leader: Luke Safford, (

Register here beginning Mar 11, 7:00 AM.

*Why does this event cost money? Your generous support helps us to continue to offer an exceptional array of field trips and programming for the community


Header image: Inca Dove by Shawn Cooper

Register ($$)




7:30 am - 10:30 am


$35/member, $50/non-member

Trip Features

All Levels,
Benches onsite,
Outside Tucson,
Paid Trip,
Shade Available
Paton Center


Paton Center
477 Pennsylvania Ave, Patagonia, AZ 85624, USA
Luke Safford


Luke Safford

Tucson Audubon Director of Engagement and Education