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Local Birding Guides for Hire

If you are looking to hire a local birding guide, you have come to the right place! As a service to the birding community, Tucson Audubon refers local guides who we know to be knowledgeable and reputable. These local guides and guide companies support Tucson Audubon as partners in our efforts to serve the community through environmental conservation, education, and recreational programs.

Adventure Birding Company
Specializing in flexible, personalized guiding in SE Arizona
Gavin Bieber, WINGSKingbird77@hotmail.comSoutheast Arizona and beyond
Ken Blankenship, East West Birding Tours
770 317-8486

Bird Guiding and Tours in SE Arizona, LRGV Texas, and the Southeastern U.S.
Richard Fray, Fun Birding
Professional guide based in Rio Rico, covering all SE AZ
Felipe Guerrero, Arizona Birding
Felipe specializes in covering the entire state – Southeastern, Central, and Northern Arizona
Melody Kehl, Melody’s
Individualized tours designed to meet your specific needs and wish list, covering all Southeast Arizona
Jake Mohlmann, WINGS and Adventure Birding 
Vincent Pinto, Ravens Way Wild
Birder, Naturalist, Ethnobotanist, Wildlife Biologist, and Wilderness Survival Instructor. Personalized birding experiences.
Brad Sulentic, AZ Spark Birdingazsparkbirding.comSpecializes in Upper San Pedro River Valley, including the east side of the Huachuca Mountains.
John Yerger, Adventure Birding Companyjohn@adventurebirding.comBased in Portal, AZ. Tours throughout southwestern Arizona
Scott Wilbor, Nature InSight
520 977-0800


All levels of experience. Half and full-day birding and nature adventures within 2 hours of Tucson.
WINGS Birding
Small group and private tours for birders of all levels.

These referrals are not vetted by Tucson Audubon with regard to permitting or insurance. Tucson Audubon takes no responsibility for the guided trip that is chosen. When hiring a local birding guide, check that they have the required materials in place to operate on public lands managed by the National Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, or other agencies (permits, liability insurance, etc.). You may also want to ask the guide to provide you with references. Some guides may use recorded bird calls; please check with your guide in advance if this is a concern to you.