Sabino Canyon Field Trip


Gambel’s Quail. Photo courtesy of Alex Badyaev/

Wednesday, April 11

Start and end time:
6:30 am – noon


Maximum participants:

Provided box breakfast

Trip Leader(s):
Jean and Mark Hengesbaugh

Trip Description:
The Sabino Canyon Recreation Area is a popular destination for Tucson’s nature enthusiasts for good reason! The Sonoran desert upland and Sabino Creek riparian areas will hold some early migrants and lingering winter visitors. Leaders are Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists, Jean & Mark Hengesbaugh.

Pyrrhuloxia. Photo courtesy of Alex Badyaev/

Likely species:
Gambel’s Quail, Cooper’s Hawk, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo, Canyon Wren, Lucy’s Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Rufous-winged Sparrow, Abert’s Towhee.

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

Additional Information:
Sabino Canyon


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