Tucson Audubon Society: Creatures of the Night
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
Sabino Canyon night hikes during monsoon season are a local favorite past-time.
Bring your flashlight as we walk up in the light and walk down in the dark in search of birds, toads, snakes, bugs, and more! Good possibilities for Lesser Nighthawk and Common Poorwill at sunset and we’ll hope for monsoon rains so we can see and hear Spadefoots and giant Sonoran Desert Toads. Lizards, scorpions, and tarantulas are crowd favorites and maybe we’ll run into a Gila Monster. We will go at a slow pace and plan on being back to the van at 9:30am. Bring a water bottle and be prepared for hot weather. 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)
- 6:00pm – 10:00pm
- Difficulty: Moderate (Will include walking in the dark, some uphill on dirt trails and some paved road. Total distance about 3-4 miles.)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop