Tucson Audubon Society: Birdability Outing to Sweetwater Wetlands with Birdability
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
This trip is designed to be intentionally inclusive and accessible for beginner and advanced birders who experience accessibility challenges as a result of a disability or other health concern.
The three outing leaders experience their own accessibility challenges, including one who uses a manual wheelchair, and the location’s accessibility features have been documented in detail to help you decide if you’d like to attend.
Join us for a leisurely birding experience at Sweetwater Wetlands. We will meet at the parking area, and bird from the shaded viewing area. Benches and scopes will be available there, with one set up at the height of a seated person and one at the height of a standing person. We will continue along the flat, wide, concrete loop trail for 0.35 miles. There will be the option of continuing on the hard packed dirt trail (a 1 mile loop), or the group splitting and some of us staying on the paved trail and some continuing on.
Target birds: Cooper’s Hawk, Green Heron, Common Gallinule, Vermillion Flycatcher, Tropical and Western Kingbirds, Yellow Warbler.
Number of attendees: Limited to 15 participants, with up to five additional attendants if you need to bring someone to help you participate.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms are available and are wheelchair accessible. No soap is provided, so bring hand sanitizer.
Additional information: 12 pairs of loaner binoculars will be available, and scopes to use at the observation area. Outing is free with festival registration. Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may have about this event. To learn more about Birdability, please visit birdability.org
“Drive Yourself” field trips will meet on-site at birding locations and you will received detailed directions.
- 8:00am – 10:30am
- Free with Festival Registration
- Difficulty: Easy (The concrete loop is 0.35 miles. The optional hard packed dirt trail is a loop about 1 mile total. For detailed accessibility information on this location, please visit the Sweetwater Wetlands Birdability Site Review on the Birdability Map.)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop