Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Birding with a Purpose: Kino Environmental Restoration Project Field Trip

Join Tucson Audubon’s Invasive Plant Manager, Tony Figueroa, and birding guide Tom Brown, at KERP–a Pima County facility designed to control flooding and harvest urban stormwater.

Tucson Audubon started working at KERP in the summer of 2021, spraying buffel and fountain grass, and during winter 2022 we removed invasive trees, with chainsaws and chemically treated the stumps to prevent regrowth. You’ll have the opportunity to see firsthand how it is benefiting the birds and other wildlife. Birds to look for include Harris’s Hawk, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Lark Sparrow, and Yellow Warblers. Who knows what might show up to the ponds! This outing is offered in partnership with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR).

  • 6:30am – 8:30am
  • $10/person + Festival Registration
  • Easy to Moderate (mostly easy with paved trail and overlook, but some steep grade if walking down to sandy trails)


“Drive Yourself” field trips will meet on-site at birding locations and you will received detailed directions.



Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival!

Proceeds from this event support Tucson Audubon’s work to protect birds and the places they live and your participation illustrates value of our region’s spectacular biodiversity. Together we can send an important message that Birders Mean Business – THANK YOU!

  • Audience: Adult
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Expo/Festival, Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Workshop

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Aug 11 2022


6:30 am - 8:30 am



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