Maricopa County Parks and Recreation: Desert Birds and Their Homes

A ranger will guide you on an easy walk to watch for birds and look for their homes camouflaged among the cactus and trees.

Watch for birds and see if you can spot their homes camouflaged among the cactus and trees. Perhaps see a woodpecker popping into a hole in a saguaro or notice twigs in a cholla carefully arranged by a curve-billed thrasher. This ranger-led walk is just over a mile long and is on easy terrain. Binoculars are helpful but not required. Also learn how you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science initiative that takes place in February.

Meet outside the Nature Center.

Limit 10 participants. To register, please email Shayla Gunn at with the Name, Phone Number and # of people attending.

If you do not have access to email please call Shayla directly at the park at 602-506-9542 with Name, Phone Number and # of people attending.

  • Physical distancing. Observe the CDC’s minimum recommended physical distancing of six (6) feet from others at all times. Share the trail and warn other trail users of your presence as you pass.
  • Personal hygiene. Follow the CDC’s guidance on personal hygiene prior to visiting parks or trails.
  • Other. Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms. If you sneeze while recreating on a trail, please sneeze into your elbow to avoid the spread of germs.


Free with Park Entrance Fee

  • Audience: Youth, Teen, Adult
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Workshop

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Jan 25 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am


Free with Park Entrance Fee

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