Southwest Wings: Summer Festival Field Trip – W2 Huachuca Canyon

The active military base Fort Huachuca has several canyons which are great for wildlife.

One of the best is Huachuca Canyon which contains many Southeast Arizona avian specialties. Exploring this area with professional guide, Ken Blankenship, we hope to find Elegant Trogon, Sulphur-bellied and Dusky-capped Flycatchers, Plumbeous Vireo, Painted Redstart, migrant warblers, Hepatic Tanager, and more. This is a fairly easy hike and the nearby veterans cemetery offers good birding in the trees with a chance of Eastern Bluebird as well as a nice rest stop with running water bathrooms. This half-day trip is appropriate for all levels of birders. Comfortable tennis shoes or light hiking boots and sun protection (hats) are recommended. Bring your own water. Hiking Difficulty: 2 easy. Guide: Ken Blankenship

PLEASE NOTE: This trip enters Fort Huachuca and a visitor’s pass is required. If you are eligible, please obtain your pass before the trip as there may not be time to get one on the day. See Visitor access

PLEASE NOTE: The road up Huachuca Canyon is quite primitive and a high clearance vehicle is recommended.

Meeting place: Fort Huachuca Visitor Center car park, Hatfield Street at 6.30am. Follow signs to Fort Huachuca, Van Deman Gate from the junction of Hwy 90 and Buffalo Soldier Trail.  Map link​ 

  • Audience: Adult
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Expo/Festival, Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Workshop

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Aug 03 2022


6:30 am - 12:00 pm



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