Sunday, April 15
Start and end time:
6 am – 3 pm
Provided box breakfast and lunch
The Santa Cruz River Valley offers a range of habitats that make the area excellent for birding. On this tour we will visit the Tucson Audubon Society’s Paton’s Center for Hummingbirds, Patagonia Roadside Rest, Kino Springs, and the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, among other well-known birding sites to explore a sample of the riparian and grassland habitats of the region. The Santa Cruz Valley hosts a large diversity of raptors, songbirds, and hummingbirds. We hope to also see some Black-tailed Prairie Dogs!
Black Vulture, Gray Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk, Inca Dove, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Vermillion Flycatcher, Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Lucy’s Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Abert’s Towhee, Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Hooded Oriole, Bullock’s Oriole.
Recommended Gear and Cautions:
Easy. Short walks on gravel roads and/or level pathways. Bring a water bottle and hat and wear sunscreen.
Las Cienegas National Conservation Area
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