THIS FIELD TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED
Saturday, April 14
Start and end time:
6:30 am – noon
Provided box breakfast
At the southwest corner of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Pima Canyon is an accessible introduction to the foothills of Tucson’s most prominent backyard mountain range. The trail traverses upland Sonoran desert habitat before entering the steep-sided rocky canyon, which supports a small desert riparian area. We can expect to find a variety of typical desert dwellers, such as Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Sparrow, and Pyrrhuloxia, as well as species with riparian affinities like Bell’s Vireo, Broad-billed Hummingbird, and Ladder-backed Woodpecker. The canyon can also produce a variety of migrant warblers, vireos, flycatchers, sparrows, etc. in April.
Gambel’s Quail, White-winged Dove, White-throated Swift, Costa’s Hummingbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo, Verdin, Canyon Wren, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Curve-billed Thrasher, Phainopepla, Lucy’s Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Canyon Towhee, Pyrrhuloxia.
Recommended Gear and Cautions:
Intermediate to difficult. Will involve walking on rocky/rooted trails. Bring a water bottle and hat, wear sunscreen, and shoes/boots that are appropriate for hiking trails. Expect to hike around 3 miles (round trip) over rocky terrain.
Pima Canyon, Coronado National Forest
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