Difficulty: Moderate (Some walking on mild slopes, and possibly rocky/uneven surfaces. Drive time to location approximately one hour on mostly paved roads)

Some of the most well-known birding locations in Southeast Arizona, and the United States, occur in the riparian area that runs along the Sonoita Creek and around the small mining town of Patagonia. Gray Hawks, Summer Tanagers, and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds are the stars of the show. We’ll have lunch at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds courtesy of local favorite, Gathering Grounds. Limited to 8 participants.

Violet-crowned Hummingbird by Greg Lavaty