Molino Basin Field Trip

Arizona Woodpecker. Photo courtesy of Mick Thompson and Tucson Audubon Society


Friday, April 13

Start and end time:
6 am – noon


Maximum participants:

Provided box breakfast

Trip Leader:
Chris Chappell

Trip Description:
A small campground surrounded by oak woodland and chaparral with intermittent streams, Molino Basin is a favorite stop for local birders on their way up Mt. Lemmon. We will walk around the good trail system looking for resident Acorn Woodpeckers, Bridled Titmouse, and Rufous-crowned Sparrows. Gray Vireo is a possibility as one or two were seen and heard off and on last year. Migrants will be prevalent as well, with Hooded and Scott’s Oriole being possibilities.

Likely species:
Greater Roadrunner, White-throated Swift, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Acorn Woodpecker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Gray Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin’s Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Hutton’s Vireo, Mexican Jay, Bridled Titmouse, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Canyon Towhee, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Hooded Oriole, Scott’s Oriole.

Recommended Gear and Cautions:
Intermediate level. Will involve walking on some steeper slopes and rocky/rooted trails. Bring a water bottle and hat, wear sunscreen, and shoes/boots that are appropriate for hiking trails. Around 2 miles walking.

Additional Information:
Molino Basin, Coronado National Forest


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