Tucson Audubon Society: Madera Canyon at Madera Picnic Area
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
Iconic Madera Canyon is one of the top destinations for any birder.
We’ll be birding in the mid-elevation oak-juniper habitat, looking for desirable southeast Arizona species like Arizona Woodpecker, Painted Redstart, and Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher. Mexican Jays and White-breasted Nuthatches will greet us along the Nature Trail and then we’ll head over to the hummingbird feeders at Santa Rita Lodge where we will hope to see the magnificent Rivoli’s Hummingbird. Maybe we’ll find an Elegant Trogon! Drive time to meeting location from festival venue is about 60 minutes, specific meeting instructions will be emailed beforehand. Limited to 6 participants during each time slot.
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)
- Two Times: 6:00am – 8:00am & 8:30am – 10:30am
- Difficulty: Moderate (some walking on a few steeper slopes or more rocky/rooted trails)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop