Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (Drive-stop-birding, with some short hikes on uneven ground, generally low-impact birding.)
Experience the equivalent of driving from the Sonoran Desert to the Rocky Mountains — in a single day! We will start extra early to enjoy desert species at Saguaro National Park before it starts to sizzle: Cactus Wren, Gilded Flicker, Pyrrhuloxia, Rufous-winged Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Verdin, and more. We will also bird nearby Agua Caliente Park for Vermilion Flycatcher, Hooded Oriole, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo, etc. Finally, we will ascend the Santa Catalina Highway to the high peaks of Mount Lemmon, featuring towering conifers and birds like Olive Warbler, Yellow-eyed Junco, Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Rivoli’s Hummingbird, and much more! Lunch included. Limited to 8 participants.