Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge Field Trip

We’ll explore this 117,000 acre refuge with habitat that ranges from semi-desert grassland to cottonwoods and is uniquely managed for Masked Bobwhite Quail.

Depending on water levels we may stop at Arivaca Cienega, Aguirre Lake, and the BANWR Headquarters. Swainson’s Hawk, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, and Eastern Meadowlark should be in the grassland areas, and we’ll keep our eyes open for early fall migrants like Lazuli Buntings. If water levels are high at Aguirre Lake we could expect a variety of shorebirds as well. Limited to 8 participants.

  • 5:00am – 2:30pm
  • $110/person + Festival Registration
  • Difficulty: Moderate (Will involve some walking on dirt/gravel trails and roads on mostly flat surface. Open areas with high exposure. Drive time to location about 90 minutes)


Van Trips depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Reid Park.



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


Aug 13 2022


5:00 am - 2:30 pm



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