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If you are new to birding or Birdathon, consider joining one of our expert-led trips!

Read the trip descriptions below and choose the trip that suits you best. Then register online (just click here!) and select the team name from the "I'm joining the team called" drop down field. Fundraising is recommended, and donations of all amounts are greatly appreciated.


Join Scott Olmstead of Tropical Birding and the Scott's Orioles team for a Big Day on Saturday, April 22nd

We'll bird the Santa Catalina Mountains from bottom to top over the course of one long day, and aim to see a selection of the representative bird species found in each life zone as we go. We'll start at dawn with riparian habitat in the Tanque Verde vicinity and then bird the Sonoran Desert at the foot of the mountains before continuing upward through the oak, pine, and fir forests toward the top of the mountains. Our target is to see and/or hear 90-115 species. If we are lucky we may even see our namesake bird!

Group size limited to 8 people



Join Liz Harrison and the Agua Caliente Birdbrains for a Big Day on Friday, April 28th, from 7 - 11:30 am

The Agua Caliente Birdbrains run the Nature Shop at Agua Caliente Park and help out with the Thursday morning Wake Up with the Birds bird walk at the park. This Birdathon team will start the morning with a guided walk around Agua Caliente Park and end with a Big Sit onsite.

No group size limit



Join Jennie MacFarland of Tucson Audubon and the Owlympians for a Big Day on Tuesday, May 8th, at 6:30 pm

Join us for a fun half-day Birdathon! The Owlympians will be on an owl prowl, starting in the afternoon and working their way up Mount Lemmon as it gets darker. This Birdathon team is suitable for all birding skill levels and our emphasis will be on having a good time and making sure we get good looks at the birds.

Group size limited to 8 people



Join Ken Blankenship of East West Birding Tours and the Patagonia Bird Blitz team for a Big Day on Sunday, April 23rd, from 7:30 - 11:30 am

Join Ken Blankenship for a morning of birding the very productive Patagonia area. We will start at the Paton Center, then walk the trails in the area as well as Blue Haven Rd, and into the Sonoita Creek Preserve at the south gate. Migrants such as orioles, Black-headed Grosbeak, flycatchers, and warblers are coming through along with possible Violet-crowned Hummingbirds, Black-capped Gnatcatchers, and Thick-billed Kingbird. Meet at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds at 7:30 a.m. and the trip will wrap up at 11:30 a.m.

Group size limited to 8 people

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Tucson Audubon Society

300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624