Tucson Audubon Society: Paton Center for Hummingbirds
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
The famous Paton Center for Hummingbirds is known for its backyard birds and scenic location.
Wally and Marion Paton first began inviting birders into their yard shortly after moving to Patagonia in 1973, and after their passing, the center was acquired by the Tucson Audubon Society with generous help from the American Bird Conservancy and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. It is a place to explore and experience the special birds of southeast Arizona and it is dedicated to the celebration and conservation of hummingbirds—and all of southeast Arizona’s astounding biodiversity. Violet-crowned Hummingbirds are common and the many feeders attract a wide array of bird species. Drive time to meeting location from festival venue is about 70 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 – 8:30am & 9:00am – 11:30am
- Difficulty: Easy (Some wheelchair accessibility. Will include short walks on mostly flat walking trails)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop