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Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnBlue Agave Bed & BreakfastAll allow you to sleep in ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...
Posted By: Guests
Visiting Tucson? Welcome to the Sonoran Desert! You've landed in a region that encompasses all of the world's biomes. In the Sonoran Desert region, you can find tundra (in the mountains near ...

   

 

 

 

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Bird Watching

Tucson - A Birder's Paradise

Classic Sonoran desert vegetation, rolling grasslands, high mountains and warm winters all combine to make southeastern Arizona a bird watchers' paradise. More than 500 species of birds call our area home, hummingbirds can be seen year round, and specialty birds like Gray Hawk, Red-faced Warbler, and Vermilion Flycatchers can be found within a short drive of metropolitan Tucson. 

During spring and fall migration it is possible to see 150 or more species in a single day. Summer brings spectacular rarities including hummingbird species found no where else in the United States. In winter more than 20,000 Sandhill Cranes, myriad species of waterfowl, sparrows, and raptors seek warm temperatures and a winter's rest in our scenic region. Several communities host birding festivals throughout the year in celebration of our outstanding bird life.

Download The Joy of Birding in Southeast Arizona, presented by the Tucson Audubon Society.

View a complete list of Tucson area birding sites on the Tucson Audubon Society website: www.tucsonaudubon.org.


Birding Locations in and Around Tucson

Southeast of Tucson

Sierra Vista Birders Guide
Las Cienegas NCA - Watchable Wildlife
Southern Arizona Bird Observatory

 

South of Tucson

Nature Conservancy's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve
Tubac Birding
Birding the Anza Trail at Tubac
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
Friends of Madera Canyon (FOMC)


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Ajo Chamber of Commerce

Address: 1 N. Plaza St., Ajo, AZ 85321
Phone: (520) 387-7742

Apache Station Wildlife Area

Address: Exit 331 on I-10, 8.5 miles south, Highway 191, AZ N/A

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Address: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: 520-883-1380
Fax: 520-883-2500

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

Address: P.O. Box 109, Sasabe, AZ 85633
Phone: 520-823-4251

Catalina State Park

Address: P.O. Box 36986, Oro Valley, AZ 85740
Phone: 520-628-5798
Fax: 520-628-5797

Cave Creek Canyon Recreational Area

Address: I-10 into New Mexico, South on 80 then West on Portal Rd, through Portal, then South on 42 Forest Rd, Near Portal, AZ N/A
Phone: (520) 364-3468

Colossal Cave Mountain Park

Address: 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Vail, AZ 85641
Contact: Martie Maierhauser
Title: Director
Phone: 520-647-7275
Alt Phone: 520-647-7121
Fax: 520-647-3299

Empire-Cienega Resource Conservation Area

Address: Bureau of Land Management, Safford District, 711 14th Ave., Safford, AZ 9283484400

Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area/Bonita Creek & Gila River

Address: Bureau of Land Management, Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: (928) 348-4400