Difficulty: Moderate (Some mild slopes–mostly flat ground and good surfaces. Watch out for pokie cacti!)

The Sonoran Desert is amazingly dense with vegetation compared to other deserts, but this sensitive habitat is at risk due to invasive species such as buffelgrass. Tucson Audubon is constantly working to restore and preserve these places for future generations of people and birds to enjoy. Explore the area with Invasive Plant Program Manager, Tony Figueroa, and Phil Chaon, co-author of Habitats of the World and learn more about this desert region while looking for Gilded Flickers, Brown-crested Flycatchers, Black-throated Sparrows and more. Limited to 8 participants.

Black-throated Sparrow by Martin Molina