Tucson Audubon Society: Southeast Arizona Birding Festival – Understanding The Language of the Birds Field Trip

Did you know that a particular call of a bird can tell you if a deer is sneaking away from you or that a cougar is nearby or that another person is approaching you on the trail, giving you advance notice and the time you’d need to respond?

In addition to identifying when a predator is moving through the landscape, understanding the language of the birds will also help us learn how to quiet our minds, blend in to the world around us and attune to our senses, allowing us to become sensitive to our effect on the natural world and those around us. Kristi Dranginis, founder of Bird Mentor and author of Identify Any Bird Anywhere, will help you learn the skills of instinctive birding, interpreting what the language of the bird looks and sounds like, through this engaging dawn bird sit. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, your favorite morning beverage, binoculars if you chose and the willingness to try something new. Drive time to meeting location from festival venue is about 20 minutes, specific meeting instructions will be emailed beforehand. Limited to 25 participants.


  • 5:00am – 7:00am
  • $20/person + Festival Registration
  • Difficulty: Easy (Flat walking 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

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Aug 13 2022


5:00 am - 7:00 am



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