Fun Events for Birders of All Levels
Arizona is the premier birding hub of the southwestern United States, and Arizona’s state parks are among the top spots to see interesting and rare birds! Our popular bird walks, are designed for all levels of birders to enjoy! Typically you, your guide, and other bird walk participants will meet at a pre-determined location before departing on a walk down a relatively easy trail within great bird habitat. Your guide will be familiar with local birds and their habits, so please ask questions during this fun, interactive birding experience!
Take a look at park options below, then check out our event listings and sign up for a bird walk near you!
Birding Tips with Richard C. Taylor
If there's anyone who knows Arizona's feathered friends, it's Richard C. Taylor, author of the book Birds of Arizona. Tune into this podcast episode with Rick joining us as our special guest to talk all about the wide variety of birds in Arizona, where you can find them, tips for birding, and more! Whether you're a beginning birder or a seasoned ornithologist, you'll be delighted by Rick's knowledge and passion for birding and his perspective on how we nature lovers can relate to our feathered friends. After this episode, we hope you'll be inspired to pick up your binoculars and head out to one of the spectacular birding locations below!
Sedona Birding at Red Rock
The Audubon Society has designated Red Rock State Park as part of the Lower Oak Creek Important Birding Area (IBA) because of the many species that live or visit here. Bird walks are available within sight of many notable red rock escarpments looming in the distance. This is one of the most scenic birding hikes in Arizona, and you will encounter a large variety of birds that inhabit the riparian zone near Oak Creek, as well as the high-desert habitat in the surrounding areas. Click to learn more about current bird walks at Red Rock, then get up there to enjoy the Sedona area beauty!
Central AZ Birding at Lost Dutchman
Great central Arizona birding is as close as Apache Junction and the famed Superstition Mountain region at Lost Dutchman State Park! Hike along a Sonoran Desert trail with a birding expert and learn about resident birds and the temporary bird populations that migrate here for the winter. The huge variety of feathered friends that frequent this gorgeous desert park might surprise you! Click to learn more about this central Arizona birding opportunity, then sign up for this unforgettable event!
Tucson Area Birding at Catalina
Just outside of Tucson and in the shadow the area’s famed Catalina Mountains, Catalina State Park is waiting to show you epic Arizona desert birding opportunities! Designated as an Audubon Society Important Bird Area (IBA), this desert park holds a variety of resident birds that are supplemented greatly during the winter and spring with many interesting migrating bird species. Click to learn more about bird walks at Catalina, then join us for an amazing Arizona birding experience!
Southern Arizona Birding at Patagonia Lake
This southern Arizona oasis is a birding favorite and offers a huge variety of birds that include a great population of migrating waterfowl. Rare birds show up here on occasion like the elegant trogon which draws birding aficionados from as far as Maine to find and photograph this elusive, beautiful bird. Patagonia Lake will experience great birding conditions from late fall through early spring, so click to find out when bird walks are available, and to plan a trip to this widely recognized birding hotspot!
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