Sweetwater Wetlands Field Trip

Common Gallinule. Photo courtesy of Carol Vleck


Saturday, April 14

Start and end time:
6:30 am – 11 am


Maximum participants:

Provided box breakfast

Trip Leader(s):
Jeff Babson

Trip Description:
Birders are not averse to spending time at sewage treatment plants.  Tucson’s own Sweetwater Wetlands in one of the best urban birding spots in North America, hosting a many waterfowl, waders, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds. It is not unusual to tally 60 or more species in a couple of hours.

Anna’s Hummingbird. Courtesy of Carol Vleck

Likely species:
Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Ruddy Duck, Gambel’s Quail, Green Heron, Sora, Common Gallinule, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Vermillion Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo, Phainopepla, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Abert’s Towhee.

Recommended Gear and Cautions:
Easy. Walking about one mile on level, well-maintained paths. Bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen and a hat.

Additional Information:
Sweetwater Wetlands


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