Difficulty: Moderate (Some walking on mild slopes, but still on excellent surfaces. Drive time to location approximately 30 minutes)

We will travel through the iconic saguaro cactus forest of Saguaro National Park East around the Cactus Forest Loop Drive especially looking for the Gilded Flicker. Brown-crested Flycatcher, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, and Verdin, among other desert denizens will be enjoyed as well. The tour will stop at the Rincon Mountain Visitor Center with its exhibits, restrooms and air conditioning. National Park entry fee included. Limited to 9 participants.

Gilded Flicker by Bruce Taubert