Difficulty: 1 (Very short walks from vehicle at night, good hearing required)

This is a unique opportunity to try out the latest in thermal imaging optics with festival sponsors and friends, ZEISS. During this outing you’ll see the amazing capabilities these optics provide and enjoy the beauty of Southeast Arizona’s sky islands in Madera Canyon. We’ll try to find nocturnal birds like Elf Owl, Whiskered Screech-Owl, and Mexican Whip-Poor-Will along with a selection of mammals. This is a great time of year to see all sorts of wildlife activity in the evening. Limited to 8 participants.

Whiskered Screech-Owl by Scott Olmstead