Tucson Audubon Society: Arivaca Lake and Area
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
Arivaca Lake is quickly growing into a favorite birding hotspot for Tucson locals and offers a chance for rare waterbirds and a great mix of breeding and migrating songbirds.
We’ll search for Varied, Lazuli, and possibly Painted Bunting, Gray Hawk, Blue Grosbeaks, Canyon Towhees, and Hooded Orioles. The lake is situated in the stunningly beautiful Atascosa Highlands and requires a full 90 minutes in the van each way to get to this spot, including some rough roads. Access conditions are variable and can be impacted by the monsoon rains. Lunch included. Limited to 8 participants.
All Van Trips depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Reid Park.
A packed lunch, snacks, and drinking water are provided on full-day field trips. A light snack and drinking water are provided on half-day field trips.
Full-day Van Trips—Complete Covid-19 Vaccination Required for Van Trips (includes snacks, drinks, and lunch)
- 5:00am – 3:00pm
- Difficulty: Hard (Steeper slopes or more rocky/rooted trails. Drive time to location approximately 90 minutes on some rough road.)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop