Difficulty: Moderate (Some walking on mild slopes, and possibly rocky/uneven surfaces. Drive time to location approximately just over one hour on some dirt road)

Our main goal will be to look and listen for Common Nighthawks which give a recognizable “peent” call and are very local in the Southeast Arizona region. Kentucky Camp and the surrounding areas around Las Cienegas grasslands have proven to be a reliable location for this goatsucker. We’ll drive up the dirt road leading to Kentucky Camp checking the area before dusk for species like American Kestrel, Say’s Phoebe, Botteri’s Sparrow, and Blue Grosbeak. On the way back down after dusk we’ll also listen for Common Poorwill and Great Horned Owls. Limited to 8 participants.

Common Nighthawk by Greg Lavaty