Tucson Audubon Society: Box Canyon Loop
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
This beautiful and scenic loop that starts near Madera Canyon and crosses the northern part of the Santa Rita Mountains offers fantastic birding during the monsoon season.
The road goes along rugged Box Canyon where at least one pair of Five-striped Sparrows has been seen the past few years. Varied Buntings, Hooded and Scott’s Orioles, Canyon and Cactus Wrens, Pyrrhuloxia, and more will be singing their hearts out as you make various stops along the drive. The loop comes out just north of the ranching community of Sonoita. Return to the venue by 12pm. 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: Moderate (mostly flat walking trails on some uneven and rocky terrain, includes some driving on rocky road)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop