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Peppersauce Canyon with Luke Safford and Scott Crabtree

Friday, September 20: – Peppersauce Canyon with Luke Safford and Scott Crabtree, 6:30am – 11am

$35/member, $50/non-member

Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Hard. The road/trail leading uphill from the Peppersauce Campground is wide, but a bit rocky in places and is at an incline. We will walk up about 1.5 miles making for around 3 miles round-trip.

A fairly under-birded canyon on the north side of the Catalinas, Peppersauce offers great habitat for a number of mid-elevation birds including Acorn Woodpecker, Mexican Jay, Bridled
Titmouse, and Scott’s Oriole. Fall migration should be in full swing, so there is the potential for warblers like Nashville, flycatchers like Olive-sided, and Green-tailed Towhee. Montezuma Quail have been heard up here too! We’ll start birding at 6:30am from the parking area, carpooling will be available. Limited to 10 participants.

Leaders: Luke Safford (lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org) and Scott Crabtree (thecrabtrees51@gmail.com)

Photo Credit: Montezuma Quail by John Hoffman

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Date

2024-09-20

Time

6:30 am - 11:00 am

Trip Features

All Levels,
Difficult,
Moderate,
Outside Tucson,
Paid Trip

Location

Peppersauce Canyon
Peppersauce Canyon Trail, Oracle, AZ
Luke Safford

Leader

Luke Safford
Phone
520-209-1811
Email
lsafford@tucsonaudubon.org

Tucson Audubon Director of Engagement and Education

Other Organizers

Scott Crabtree
Email
the.crabtrees51@gmail.com

Volunteer Field Trip Leader