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A painted redstart, a black bird with a red chest, perches on a branch.
Painted Redstart Painted redstart at TNC's Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve in southern Arizona. © Nick Viani


Event Overview

Join us for guided bird-watching walks at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve in Southern Arizona on Saturday mornings. The Nature Conservancy will host a walk every other Saturday on 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16 and 1/6, while the Tucson Audubon Society will host on 10/28, 11/11, 11/26, 12/10 and 12/29 (sign up on their website).

Learn about the resident and migrating birds, ranging from gray hawks to vermilion flycatchers to thick-billed kingbirds. Tours will also touch on the environmental history of the region surrounding Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve.

Walks will begin at the Visitor Center at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday. The fee is $8 per person, or $5 for Santa Cruz and Cochise County residents. Free to Patagonia/Sonoita/Elgin residents and children under 17. Sign up here or below before attending a walk.

Please bring sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars and plenty of water. Read more about preserve regulations here.

For more information, email or call Aaron at or 520-394-2400.

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