Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Cienega Creek & Davidson Canyon

The perennial stream flow and lush riparian vegetation at Pima County’s Cienega Creek Natural Preserve is an important nesting and migration corridor for a multitude of avian species.

Home to Yellow-breasted Chat, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Bell’s Vireo, and Lucy’s Warbler, the creek has also hosted a number of vagrants. Cienega Creek has potential for Yellow-billed Cuckoo as well. Under the shade of towering Fremont cottonwoods, we will explore this well-watered and increasingly rare habitat on a half-day outing. This outing is offered in partnership with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR).  Limited to 9 participants.

  • 5:30am – 11:30am
  • $65/person + Festival Registration
  • Difficulty: Moderate (Steeper slopes or more rocky/rooted trails. Drive time to location approximately 45 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 14 2022


5:30 am - 11:30 am



More Info

Register Here


Pima South STEM Hub


Cienega Creek Natural Preserve
Marsh Station Rd., Vail, AZ, 85641


Tucson Audubon Society
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