Tucson Audubon Society: Lower Madera on Foot Field Trip
Come hike and bird from Proctor Road to Madera Picnic Area at Madera Canyon, one of the most renowned birding destinations in the United States.
We will begin in the desert grasslands at Proctor Road, and bird our way up through mesquite bosque, cottonwood-sycamore-riparian, juniper-live oak, and finally ponderosa pine habitat. Target species include Red-naped Sapsucker, Acorn Woodpecker, Mexican Jay, Wild Turkey, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Hutton’s Vireo & Bridled Titmouse. On a lucky day we could also spot Arizona Woodpecker or an elusive Elegant Trogon. On our hike back down to Proctor Road, we’ll see the subtle shift in which species are active a bit later in the day.
Meet in the Proctor Road parking lot. ($8 Day Pass required per vehicle, and available for purchase at the parking lot. Interagency Pass accepted.) Wear hiking shoes, and dress in layers.
Bring binoculars, water, your Interagency Pass if you have one, or cash for your Day Pass. Wrap up around 11:30 am. Limit 8 participants.
Leader: Holly Kleindienst (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Audience: Youth, Teen, Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Workshop