Tucson Audubon Society: Empire Gulch/Las Cienegas

Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

Las Cienegas is a 45,000-acre national conservation area with high desert grasslands, riparian strips and perennial streams, marshes, and juniper-oak woodlands.

You will meet at Empire Ranch and bird the significant riparian areas along Cienega Creek. Here we can find riparian-associated species including Gray and Zone-tailed Hawks, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Blue Grosbeak, Yellow Warbler, and Summer Tanager. Drive time to meeting location from festival venue is about 50 minutes, specific meeting instructions will be emailed beforehand. Limited to 6 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)

  • 6:00am – 11:00am
  • $30/person
  • Difficulty: Moderate (Mostly flat walking trails on some uneven and rocky terrain)
  • Audience: Adult
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop

The event is finished.


Aug 12 2021


6:00 am - 11:00 am



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