Difficulty: Moderate. (Some walking on mild slopes and dirt/gravel trails. Drive time to location approximately 75 minutes.)

Rolling high desert grasslands and grassy oak savannas create a unique ecosystem providing habitat for many avian species, notably grassland specialists such as such as Cassin’s, Botteri’s and Grasshopper Sparrows, Chihuahuan Meadowlark, Loggerhead Shrike, Horned Lark, and White-tailed Kite. Community Forestry Program Manager, Jay Snowdon, will share about Tucson Audubon’s role in preserving this habitat while legendary birder, Kenn Kaufman, helps us find the birds. Limited to 7 participants.

Loggerhead Shrike by Mick Thompson