Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Tohono Chul Docent-Led Birding Tours Field Trip

For visitors and those new to the Sonoran Desert, Tohono Chul’s easy-walking trails and gardens provide close-up looks at many of the desert specialties.

Of the more than 500 bird species that spend time in Arizona during the year, 140 are known to have visited Tohono Chul, and on any given morning you might see up to 10 or 20 species here. All year long you can watch our state bird, the Cactus Wren, flit from cactus to tree and back again, chattering as he goes. Observe the Curved-billed Thrasher, with its saucy two-part whistle, scrabbling on the ground or nesting in cholla cactus. Enjoy our two year-round resident hummingbird species, Anna’s and Costa’s, as they dart about, feeding among the many colorful flowers. And be sure to look upward for a glance of our majestic Cooper’s Hawks, a pair of which has nested in the gardens for each of the last four years. Meet at Tohono Chul. Limited to 10 participants.

  • 8:30am – 9:30am
  • Free with festival registration, $5 suggested donation at Tohono Chul
  • Difficulty: Easy (some mild slopes–mostly flat ground and good surfaces)


“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 13 2022


8:30 am - 9:30 am



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Tohono Chul
7366 N. Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ, 85704


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