Tucson Audubon Society: PRO Series – Myiarchus ID at Patagonia Lake Field Trip

On this Pro Series outing we will be focusing on the three expected species of Myiarchus that occur in Arizona; Ash-throated, Brown-crested, and Dusky-capped Flycatchers.

The Myiachus genus is notoriously difficult with its species being visually similar and often-times hard to separate. Nonetheless, your guide will give key tips on how to identify each species, focusing on not just the appearance of them but also their vocalizations and habitat-preferences. As always, Patagonia Lake is a birdy location, so we will also pay-attention to other species we come across throughout the trip.

We will meet-up at the parking spaces for the birding trail here: 31.496888, -110.849662. Carpooling can be arranged from Tucson if participants agree. Limited to 12 participants.

Registration: $50/member, $100/non-member. 

Trip Difficulty: Easy to Fairly easy. We will be hiking the Birding Trail at Patagonia Lake; a dirt trail system that runs along the east side of the lake and along Sonoita Creek. The trail is mostly flat with a set of stairs towards the beginning portion. Participants should expect to walk around 1.5 miles on this trip.

About the Series: Introducing the Pro Series field trips and workshops presented by Arizona Birding Tours and Tucson Audubon Society. Take your birding to the next level with help from professional guides at Arizona Birding Tours. Each month we’ll explore advanced birding topics ranging from classic identification challenges to the art of birding by ear and so much more. Join us and discover new aspects of birding that will enhance your experience and expand your birding repertoire.


  • Audience: Adult, STEM Professional
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Tour/Walk

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May 27 2023


5:45 am - 1:00 pm


$50 - $100

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Santa Cruz STEM Hub


Patagonia Lake State Park
Patagonia Lake State Park


Tucson Audubon Society
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