Tucson Audubon Society: Box and Florida Canyons
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
These two canyons are just north of the more famous Madera Canyon and offer fabulous birding in riparian areas flanked by upland desert and grassland.
From the Florida Canyon parking lot, we’ll first look for Black-capped Gnatcatchers and then cross the creek, keeping our eyes open and ears alert for Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Black-chinned and Rufous-crowned Sparrows, along with Varied Bunting. Working our way up higher along the creek, we’ll look for Gray Hawk, three species of Myiarchus flycatchers, Bell’s and Hutton’s Vireo’s, Hooded Oriole, and perhaps even catching a glimpse of the soaring resident Golden Eagles. Time permitting we will drive through Box Canyon hoping to find a rare Five-striped Sparrow. Back by noon, 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.
Half-day Van Trips—Complete Covid-19 Vaccination Required for Van Trips (includes snacks)
- 5:00am – 12:00pm
- Difficulty: Hard (Walking a narrow trail with uneven surfaces and some increase in grade. Drive time to location about 1 hour)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop