Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – How to Misidentify the Birds

Face it. Most birds, especially in North America north of Mexico, are easy to identify: just a matter of matching the right name to the feathered creature before us.

There are exceptions, though, some of them right here in southeast Arizona. The local thrashers, female hummingbirds and orioles, and those devilish ravens can have birders tearing out their hair, especially those of us who get to see them only on our occasional late summer ornitho-pilgrimages. But it is precisely these birds we learn the most from—whether we get them right all the time or not. Join Rick Wright for a light-hearted but informative look at some of Arizona’s most challenging field identifications and the lessons to be learned in confronting them.

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Free with Festival Registration


All activities (unless otherwise noted) for the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival will be based out of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, Arizona, 520-881-4200.


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, Presentation


Aug 13 2022


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm



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