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August 11–15, 2021 | Tucson, AZ

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

August 11–15, 2021 Join us In-person or Virtually!

The Southeast Arizona Birding Festival offers expert-guided birding, wildlife, and cultural field trips; photography and bird-ID workshops; free nature presentations, vendors, and activities.

230 bird species seen in 2019!

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Festival Headquarters: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park Please consider staying at the DoubleTree Hotel because through each night’s stay you will be supporting birds. 

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2021 FEATURED GUESTS

Holly Merker

Holly has co-authored Ornitherapy: For Your Body, Mind, and Soul. She has a background in art therapy, but today employs birds and nature toward the same goals in her work as an educator and birding guide.

By Mike Fernandez

Virginia Rose

A birder for 17 years, Virginia discovered her best self in nature and she is passionate about bringing the same joy and empowerment to others who have mobility or other accessibility challenges. She is a co-founder of the non-profit Birdability.

Freya McGregor

Freya is the Birdability Coordinator and Occupational Therapist, and helped found Birdability, focused on sharing the joys of birding with people who have disabilities and other health concerns. She also works as the Outreach Coordinator for Talkin’ Birds, where she seeks diverse guests to uplift through interviews, and sends in ‘audio postcards’ from her birding adventures.


Richard Crossley

Richard is an acclaimed birder, photographer and award-winning author of The Crossley ID Guide series. Richard’s focus is youth birding, and connecting people to a fuller appreciation and understanding of nature; its benefits to mind, body, and soul.

Southeast Arizona Birds

See birds you can find nowhere else in the U.S.!

You’ll have great chances of seeing Elegant Trogon, Lucifer Hummingbird,
Red-faced Warbler, Arizona Woodpecker, Montezuma Quail and much, much more.

You can’t go wrong!

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Registration Fee

There is a $20 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, 2021 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.

Watch a video and hear first hand from Tucson Audubon staff and 2014 festival participants how amazing the birding is in southeast Arizona in August!

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 festival@tucsonaudubon.org

Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona

Revised 8th Edition, 2015
Tucson Audubon’s updated edition brings together all the latest information on finding birds in southeast Arizona. This is your best source of detailed information that will help in planning bird watching adventures in the region.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447