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Southeast Arizona



August 9–13, 2023


2023 registration opens April 25!

Tucson Audubon would like to thank all 2022 participants, the amazing volunteers, the DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson – Reid Park, and our sponsors and partners, especially Presenting sponsors City of Tucson and ZEISS Birding!

Flickr Album of Shared Photos

We hope to see you August 9–13, 2023

Financial Assistance Available

Tucson Audubon Society is committed to connecting all people to nature regardless of income. Anyone with a financial need is encouraged to apply. Financial assistance is given based on the availability of funds. Request assistance here.

Printable PDF list of Festival Trips & Events

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Kristi Dranginis

Birding guide, naturalist, educator, and founder of Bird Mentor, a resource for teaching about birds.

Lee Hoy

Photographer, educator, birding guide, and owner of Big Bend Birding & Photo Tours.

Jennie MacFarland

Birding guide, beloved presenter, and Tucson Audubon’s Bird Conservation Biologist.

Freya McGregor

Co-founder of Birdability, focused on sharing the joys of birding with people with health concerns.

Virginia Rose

Co-founder of Birdabilty, passionate about bringing nature to people with accessibilty challenges.

What you need to know

Field Trips

Field Trips

Workshops & Socials

Workshops & Socials

Photo Events

Photo Events

Nature Expo

Nature Expo

Meet our Trip Leaders

Meet our Trip Leaders

FAQs & Local Info

FAQs & Local Info





Festival Details

Festival Headquarters:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park. Use this link for special Festival 2022 rate.

Please consider staying at the DoubleTree Hotel because through each night’s stay you will be supporting birds. 
Registration Fee

There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee for all festival participants that are attending fee based activities: field trips, workshops, and evening programs. In addition, each activity previously mentioned has its own associated fees. No registration or fee is required to attend the vendor fair. Click on the buttons below for more detailed information about the different aspects of the festival.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received on or before August 1, 2022 will be refunded less a 10% processing fee. No refunds will be issued after August 1. Tucson Audubon reserves the right to cancel or revise any event for any reason. If it becomes necessary to cancel a paid event (field trip or dinner) for which you have a reservation, we will notify you and issue a full refund. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

Proceeds from this event support Tucson Audubon’s work to protect birds and the places they live and your participation illustrates value of our region’s spectacular biodiversity. Together we can send an important message that Birders Mean Business – THANK YOU!


For festival questions, please email

Birding is amazing in southeast Arizona in August!

Thanks to our 2022 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Associate Sponsors