Tucson Audubon Society: Kentucky Camp Common Nighthawks
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
Our main goal will be to look and listen for Common Nighthawks which give a recognizable “peent” call and are very local in the Southeast Arizona region. Kentucky Camp and the surrounding areas around Las Cienegas grasslands have proven to be a reliable location for this goatsucker.
We’ll drive up the dirt road leading to Kentucky Camp checking the area before dusk for species like American Kestrel, Say’s Phoebe, Botteri’s Sparrow, and Blue Grosbeak. On the way back down after dusk we’ll also listen for Common Poorwill and Great Horned Owls. 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)
- 5:30pm – 9:30pm
- Difficulty: Moderate (Some walking on mild slopes, and possibly rocky/uneven surfaces. Drive time to location approximately one hour on some dirt road)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop