Tucson Audubon Society: Walker Canyon
Part of the Southeast Arizona Birding Festival
This area is located in the southern mountains just a few miles from the border and west of Nogales with excellent oak habitat, and much less birder visitation than many other better known locations.
Walking along the old road/trail in the shade of the riparian zone and flanked by grasslands, we’ll have opportunity for many target species, including Montezuma Quail, Gray Hawk, Elegant Trogon, Acorn and Arizona Woodpeckers, Rufous-winged and Rufous-crowned Sparrows, Scott’s Oriole and Varied Bunting. Thick-billed Kingbird have also recently colonized this drainage and we’ll be actively hunting for them as well. Back by noon, 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.
Half-day Van Trips—Complete Covid-19 Vaccination Required for Van Trips (includes snacks)
- 5:00am – 12:00pm
- Difficulty: Moderate (Will include walking along some graded roads and mostly level trail but with uneven surfaces for about 3 miles. Drive time to location about 75 minutes)
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Workshop