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Tucson Audubon Society’s 8th annual Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, presented by Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, takes place August 8–12. Hosted at a new venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel near Reid Park, this event is the region’s premier birding experience. Visitors come from across the country for the chance to see over 200 species of birds. The Nature Expo is an excellent way for locals and visitors to learn about birds and other southeast Arizona wildlife while escaping the summer heat.
The Nature Expo features family-friendly activities in the Kids Zone, workshops, free nature presentations by experts, vendor fair and non-profit friends. Attendees can learn about birds and wildlife, enjoy casual morning bird walks around the venue, view live birds and other animals up close.
Nature Expo hours are: Friday, August 10th from 12 Noon -6 pm, Saturday, August 11th from 10 am-6 pm, and Sunday, August 12th from 10 am-2 pm.
More info at tucsonaudubon.org/expo
Saturday Banquet: The keynote presentation, held at the Festival banquet, features Bill Thompson III. Lifelong birder, co-publisher of Bird Watcher’s Digest, and the author of many books on birds and nature, Bill's talk, 'The Perils and Pitfalls of Birding', is a humorous look at birding and birdwatcher habits. The evening will likely end in a banjo accompanied sing-along! Seats are still available, $75 pp.
Southeast Arizona is one of the top birdwatching destinations in the country with many species found here and nowhere else in the U.S. The Festival features expert-led field trips to many of the region’s best sites, such as Madera Canyon and the Chiracahuas, allowing more than 300 people the unique opportunity to view these special birds. Spots still available!
Please visit tucsonaudubon.org/festival
for more information.