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
South of Tucson
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