Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – El Rio Preserve and Pollinator Gardens Field Trip

Join Habitat at Home Coordinator, Kim Matsushino, and Urban Habitat Manager, Kari Hackney for a tour of the beautiful pollinator garden installed at the El Rio Preserve in Marana, along with looking for a variety of birds attracted to the seasonal lake.

Learn about the habitat improvements that have been made at the location, specifically the pollinator and habitat gardens, and how you can bring these same enhancements to your home. Birds to look for include Broad-billed Hummingbird, Black-necked Stilt, Brown-crested Flycatcher, and Common Yellowthroat.


  • 6:30am – 8:30am
  • $10/person + Festival Registration
  • 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


Aug 11 2022


6:30 am - 8:30 am



More Info

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Pima North STEM Hub


El Rio Preserve
10190 N. Coachline Blvd., Marana, AZ, 85743


Tucson Audubon Society
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