Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Mindful Birding (with a bit of Yoga) at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds Field Trip

Meet in Patagonia at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds for a unique outing that will introduce you to some mindful practices that you can incorporate into your birding experience.

Our leaders will share the health benefits of mindful birding, lead the group in guided meditation and explore other nearby birding areas. There may be some time for optional sketching or journaling. This will not include a formal yoga practice, but we’ll do some simple stretches that can be done in the field. No mats or yoga attire (regular “birding” clothes are fine!) will be needed.  Our focus will be on being open to whatever shows up rather than a list of target species or identification of species (though we are not opposed to id-ing birds, it won’t be an ID intensive field trip). This field trip may be for you if you are curious about mindfulness practices, and you’re interested in exploring a less target-oriented style of birding. Drive time to meeting location from festival venue is about 70 minutes, specific meeting instructions will be emailed beforehand. Limited to 12 participants.


  • 6:30am – 10:00am
  • $15/person + Festival Registration
  • Difficulty: Easy (Will include flat walking trails/roads with simple yoga stretches that can be done in the field–no yoga mat required)


“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

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Aug 11 2022


6:30 am - 10:00 am



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Tucson Audubon Society's Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave., Patagonia, AZ, 85624


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