Tucson Spotlight
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Stay at a historic bed & breakfast for an authentic Tucson experience.
Posted By: Teya Vitu
The water droplet fell on my right cheek. They call it a "cave kiss." 
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Make a splash this summer at Tucson attractions that bring water into play.
We stop first at Boothill Graveyard-the final resting place for some of Tombstone's first pioneers, citizens and outlaws. The spirit of the Old West is everywhere. 
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 2004. 
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
My family explores Reid Park and the Tucson Pops Summer "Music Under the Stars."
Posted By: Graeme Hunt

Tips on keeping your knobby tires rolling during Tucson's summer season.

Posted By: Laurie
Laurie and her husband, Don, spend a weekend experiencing the Apache Spirit Ranch near Tombstone, Arizona.
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
An avid cyclist decides to try running for the first time, and signs up for the quarter-marathon Arizona Distance Classic.
Posted By: Guests
Joe Laing describes a fun and exciting 3-day itinerary around Tucson and Southern Arizona.





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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:

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)