Tucson Audubon Society: Altar Valley/Mendoza Canyon Field Trip

Another scenic and under-birded area relatively close to Tucson, this canyon has a mix of Sonoran and Chihuahuan vegetation which is attractive to a variety of bird species, including Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls, Gilded Flickers, and several species of sparrows.

We’ll explore this area on the west side of the valley, driving in to the edge of Mendoza Canyon and then walk in along an old road. Wear good walking shoes, bring a small pack with water and snacks. Instructions for meet-up will be emailed before trip to registered participants. Limited to 11 participants.

Leader: Tim Helentjaris (tnhelentjaris@msn.com)

Trip difficulty: Moderate; Walking Distance: ~3 miles; Trip Duration: return by noonish; Elevation Gain: none; Ground Condition: old road and few trails, some walking through desert scrub. No established restrooms on site.

Complete Covid-19 vaccination is required and this field trip is designed only for Tucson Audubon members
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  • Audience: Youth, Teen, Adult
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Workshop

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Dec 06 2021


6:30 am - 12:00 pm

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