Wednesday, April 11, OR Friday, April 13
Start and end time:
7 am – 11:30 am
Provided box breakfast
Kathe Anderson or Stephen Vaughan
This beautiful state park on the northwest side of Tucson sits adjacent to the western slopes of the Coronado National Forest’s Santa Catalina Mountains and contains a good mixture of desert scrub, mesquite bosque, and riparian vegetation. These habitats support a varied mix of bird species including Gray Flycatcher, Lucy’s Warbler, and Rufous-winged Sparrows. Brown-crested Flycatchers will just be arriving as well. We will explore the Birding Trail and Sutherland Wash which depending on seasonal rains may have water, so be prepared with proper footwear.
Gambel’s Quail, Costa’s Hummingbird, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Gray Flycatcher, Vermillion Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Bell’s Vireo, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Curve-billed Thrasher, Lucy’s Warbler, Rufous-winged Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Canyon Towhee, Abert’s Towhee, Green-tailed Towhee.
Recommended Gear and Cautions:
Intermediate level. Will involve walking on some steeper slopes and rocky/rooted trails. Bring a water bottle and hat, wear sunscreen, and shoes/boots that are appropriate for hiking trails. Around 2 miles walking.
Includes entrance to the state park
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