Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Madera Canyon Sampler Field Trip

We’ll start in grassland habitat around Proctor Road looking and listening for singing sparrows first thing in the morning.

Along with sparrows we will be looking for birds of upland riparian habitat including Bell’s Vireo, Blue Grosbeak, Summer Tanager, and Varied Bunting. Next we’ll head into the mid-elevation oak-juniper habitat, looking for desirable southeast Arizona species like Arizona Woodpecker, Painted Redstart, and Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher. After this we’ll spend some time walking along the nature trail and investigating the hummingbird feeders at the Santa Rita Lodge that make Madera one of the best spots for hummingbird diversity in the country. Maybe we’ll find an Elegant Trogon! Back by noon. Limited to 9 participants.

  • 5:30am – 12:00pm
  • $65/person + Festival Registration
  • Difficulty: Moderate (steeper slopes or more rocky/rooted trails)


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 11 2022


5:30 am - 12:00 pm



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