Tucson Audubon Society: Lizards of Saguaro West
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
Are you interested in more than birds?
The Sonoran Desert is home to a variety of amazing creatures and this trip will offer the opportunity to go herping with Larry “The Lizard Guy” Jones and Jim Rorabaugh, co-author of A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sonora, Mexico. We’ll look for Desert Iguanas and a variety of other desert lizards while walking the Sendero Esperanza Trail in Saguaro NP and on the way back we’ll stop to look for Collared Lizards and other rock dwellers. We’ll meet at the festival venue at 6 am and drive out to the location together. Drive time to the trailhead from the festival venue is about 50 minutes, specific meeting instructions will be emailed beforehand. 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)
- 6:00am – 11:00am
- Difficulty: Moderate (Some mild hiking on sandy/rocky trails)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop