Tucson Audubon Society: Tucson Audubon Mason Center
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
The Mason Center is located on 20 acres of mostly undisturbed saguaro-ironwood desert in NW Tucson with many hummingbird and seed feeders which attract a variety of Sonoran Desert birds and wildlife. As a protected area adjacent to additional natural desert in Arthur Pack Park, it provides habitat for the preservation and study of many desert plants and animals. Costa’s, Black-chinned, and Anna’s Hummingbirds could be expected along with Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, and Lucy’s Warblers. Drive time to meeting location from festival venue is about 30 minutes, specific meeting instructions will be emailed beforehand. Limited to 10 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.
Half-day Van Trips—Complete Covid-19 Vaccination Required for Van Trips (includes snacks)
- 6:00am – 8:00am
- Difficulty: Easy (Walking some flat, sandy trails)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop