Tucson Audubon Society: Sycamore Canyon
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
Rugged, remote Sycamore Canyon is legendary among birders for the rarities it has harbored over the years, as well as for its scenic terrain.
This steep-sided canyon is in the Pajarito Wilderness Area of Coronado National Forest. It drains southward into Mexico, crossing the international border 5.6 miles from the trailhead off Ruby Road, west of Nogales. Along the way we’ll encounter species typical of Oak-Juniper and Riparian habitats, with the potential to see Elegant Trogon, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher and Montezuma Quail. Lunch included. Limited to 8 participants.
All Van Trips depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Reid Park.
A packed lunch, snacks, and drinking water are provided on full-day field trips. A light snack and drinking water are provided on half-day field trips.
Full-day Van Trips—Complete Covid-19 Vaccination Required for Van Trips (includes snacks, drinks, and lunch)
- 5:00am – 3:00pm
- Difficulty: Hard (Round-trip hiking distance of about 2.5 hot miles, over very uneven tread and multiple, wet stream crossings. About two hour drive on some rough road)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop