Tucson Audubon Society: Pink Hill Loop – Saguaro NP East Field Trip
Greet the sunrise with the songbirds on this moderately paced hike in Saguaro National Park East. We should see or hear many of the iconic birds of the Sonoran Desert including Gila Woodpecker, Cactus Wren, Curve-billed Thrasher, Phainopepla, Pyrrhuloxia, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Verdin, Black-throated Sparrow, and Rufous-winged Sparrow.
Gilded Flicker and Greater Roadrunner are always possible. We’ll pause a few minutes on top of Pink Hill to take in the expansive view of the Park and Tucson, and then bird our way back to the parking lot, listening and looking for those birds we haven’t yet seen.
Meet in the Broadway Trailhead parking area on the north side of Saguaro NP. Wear hiking shoes, dress in layers, and pack a minimum of one quart of water. Bring your binoculars. Wrap up by 11 am. Limit 8 participants.
Trip difficulty: Moderate. 4.25 mile loop on mostly level trails, though sometimes soft or rocky. No facilities available.
- Audience: Youth, Teen, Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Workshop