[Tweeters] Tucson Birding in March 16-22

Gary Smith g_smith1 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 8 22:14:24 PST 2009


You should have very good birding. While many of the breeders arrive later
in spring and some of the other specialties occur there in the rainy season
(July-August, oddly enough) I've birded in Southern Arizona several times in
March, in conditions from snow to blazing heat, and always found it fun and

Try to get a copy of Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona published by the
Tucson Audubon Society. Very user-friendly, very good info.

I like the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, operated by the Nature
Conservancy and Tucson Audubon, about 90 minutes south of Tucson. Nearer to
Tucson, Sabino Canyon and Catalina State Park are definitely worth birding.

Good birding.


Gary T. Smith

Alki Point, Seattle


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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Caryn
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2009 5:36 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Tucson Birding in March 16-22

Hello Bird Lovers -

Please provide any info that you might have that would help my bird outings
in Tucson this March. I do have friends there and they will be taking me to
the Desert museum, and other places. If you have any special sites, would
love to check them out.

Is that considered spring down there? Any good resources/books, etc? I have
the Natl Geo. book but doesn't seem to be specific enough for dates. Randy
Hill kindly mentioned Beatty's Ranch so will try to go back in Aug. but hope
there will be opportunities that time of year.

Thank you in advance for any info you can provide.

Caryn / Wedgwood - Seattle

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