Difficulty: Easy (Flat walking trails. Drive time to location approximately 75 minutes.)

The famous Paton Center for Hummingbirds is known for its backyard birds and scenic location dating back to 1973. Wally and Marion Paton first began inviting birders into their yard shortly after moving to Patagonia, and after their passing, the center was acquired by the Tucson Audubon Society. Since then we’ve worked to improve the habitat by removing invasive plants, installing native gardens, and much more. Explore the area with Mitigation Program Manager, Cally Wilken, for a first-hand tour of how the center is being re-invigorated and you’re also sure to find Violet-crowned Hummingbirds amidst the array of riparian specialty birds. Limited to 9 participants.