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Southeast Arizona



August 9–13, 2023



Peg Abbott

Owner and lead guide of Naturalist Journeys

Phil Chaon

"Habitats of the World" co-author

Arjan Dwarshuis

World record holder, most birds seen in one year, 6,852!

Zach Steinhauser

Director of the film "Purple Haze"

What you need to know

Field Trips

Field Trips

Presentations & Events

Presentations & Events

Nature Expo

Nature Expo

FAQs & Local Info

FAQs & Local Info

Meet our Trip Leaders

Meet our Trip Leaders





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Festival Details

Festival Headquarters:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park. (MAP)

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 Nature Expo. 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, 2023 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.

Scholarships Available

Tucson Audubon Society is committed to connecting all people to nature regardless of income. Anyone with a financial need is encouraged to apply. Scholarships are given based on availability of funds. Click here to fill out the application.

Proceeds from this event support Tucson Audubon’s mission to inspire people to protect and enjoy birds. Thanks for being part of our effort; your presence shows a commitment to our endeavor!


For festival questions, please email

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors

Associate Sponsors