Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area
Registration fee: $35/member, $50/non-member*
Trip difficulty: Easy. Just over a one mile loop on well-maintained dirt trails and walking on some roads.
An oasis in the middle of the Chihuahuan desert grassland, Whitewater Draw is known for its amazing numbers of wintering Sandhill Cranes (10,000+). This Important Bird Area is the winter home for many species of waterfowl (Northern Pintail, Gadwall, possible Snow Goose) and raptors (Ferruginous Hawks, falcons, possible Bald Eagle) among the many other species found in this marsh/desert habitat. Carpooling to location will be arranged among participants and we’ll be leaving the Tucson area at 8am, and arriving at Whitewater about 10am. Time-permitting we will plan to visit a few roadside stops on our way back. We’ll plan to arrive back in Tucson by 4pm. Plan for colder weather and bring a lunch. Limited to 11 participants.
Leader: Luke Safford, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Register here beginning Jan 14, 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: Sandhill Cranes by Lois Manowitz