Southeast Arizona Birding Festival @ Arizona Riverpark Inn, Tucson [from 10 to 13 August]

Southeast Arizona Birding Festival


112
10 - 13
August
08:00 - 16:00

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Arizona Riverpark Inn
777 W. Cushing Street, Tucson, Arizona 85745
We invite you to join us and experience Tucson Audubon’s Southeast Arizona Birding Festival this year with professional field trip leaders, an extensive Nature Expo, and a beautiful monsoon season. Get to know our friendly local birding and conservation community and the dazzling array of birding experiences accessible from Tucson!

Friday, August 11
6:00–8:30 PM | Fiesta Friday Dinner & Speaker $75
From Fur to Fuzz: Studying and Protecting the Wildlife of the Sonoran Desert Region
With Sergio Avila-Villegas, M.S. Conservation Scientist, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Saturday, August 12
6:00–8:30 PM | Keynote Speaker and Banquet $85
Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls
With Paul Bannick

NATURE EXPO VENDORS & ACTIVITIES

Kids activities!
Birding Tour Companies–WINGS, Borderland Tours, Wildside Nature Tours, Solipaso
Nestbox Building–Build a Lucy Warbler’s nest box and donate it to Tucson Audubon or purchase and hang it in your yard!
“Big Minute” Contest–Find as many “birds” as you can within a minute at the Expo for a chance at a special prize. Fun for kids (and adults too!)
Live Animal Exhibits with Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
Optic Companies including Zeiss, Swarovski, Leica, and Opticron

NATURE EXPO FREE TALKS

Friday, 2-2:45pm–“Paton House: Arizona’s Hummingbird Treasure” with Jonathan Lutz of Tucson Audubon Society
Friday 3pm “Birding for Beginners” with Crystal Holcombe of Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Friday, 4-5pm–“How to Select Better Birding Optics” with Richard Moncrief of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
Saturday 12-12:45–“Recent History of Jaguars and Wolves in Southeast Arizona” with Mark Hart of Arizona Game & Fish
Saturday, 1-2:30pm & Sunday 11am — 1pm “Furs, Feathers, & Fangs” with Crystal Holcombe of Arizona Sonora Desert Museum
Saturday 4-4:45pm «Saguaro Hotel» with staff of Saguaro National Park
Sunday, 1-2pm–“Birding for Kids” with Richard Moncrief of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics

FREE YOUTH FIELD TRIP

YOUTH BIRDER OUTING at Sweetwater Wetlands sponsored by Zeiss Sports Optics
Saturday, August 12; 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Learn more and find the full schedule of events at tucsonaudubon.org/festival
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