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Southeastern Arizona has an amazing variety of birds, from the tiniest hummingbirds to the impressive array of hawks. Birds that thrive in the harsh desert, and birds that prefer the cool riparian shade. Birds in every color you can imagine. 

The variety of birds in our region is only matched by the variety of people who love them.

If you’ve ever wondered about whether birding is for you, wonder no longer! It’s time for you to See Yourself Birding!

Who Is a Birder?

Birders can be found everywhere in and around Tucson. They come from all walks of life, all ages, all neighborhoods. You can enjoy birds with expensive scopes and binoculars, high end cameras and the latest gear, or with nothing but your eyes and ears. Birding doesn’t require any special physical abilities. Unlike some sports or outdoor activities that require a certain level of fitness or strength, birding can be enjoyed by people of all abilities and fitness levels. It’s a great way to get outside, enjoy nature, and learn something new, regardless of your age or physical abilities.

There are no requirements beyond a desire to get to know your flying, chirping, singing, hopping neighbors!

Get Started!

There are lots of ways to dive into the world of birds, and to start to See Yourself Birding!

Field Trips
Come along with Tucson Audubon Society for one of our field trips. There are free options as well as paid field trips, options suited to beginners and those with more experience, trips in town and ranging throughout the region.

Meet Your Birds
Have you been curious about something chirping in your backyard or singing in your cholla? Did you see a cool bird in your neighborhood or at school and aren’t quite sure what it was? Look at our local birding resources to learn more about the birds of our region.

Become a Member
Join Tucson Audubon as a member, and gain access to so much more! You will receive the Vermilion Flycatcher, our quarterly magazine, discounts at our Nature Shop, invitations to exclusive events and more. And better still, you’ll be supporting the vital work we do in habitat restoration, conservation, and education.