Birding (bird watching) is big around Tucson. Southern Arizona boasts the 2nd Largest Bird Species habitat in the world. The Amazon rainforest is #1. With over 230 identified species of birds, Southern Arizona is prime birding country. From Ramsey Canyon, the Hummingbird capital of the world, to cool and beautiful Madera Canyon, to the BANWR and the SPRNCA, Southern Arizona is the place to visit for birdwatching, both winter and summer. Following is a list of websites and Festivals you can visit to find out more about Southern Arizona's rich birdwatching habitats.
Bird Watching Festivals in Southern Arizona
Wings over Willcox - January. Wings over Willcox is about the Sandhill Crane, but it is so much more than that. Field trips, photography events, seminars, overnighters; This event sells out every year. You can still come and experience the majesty of the Sandhill Cranes without attending the events.
Southwest Wings Birding Festival - July-August. Many species make their home in the canyons south of Sierra Vista in the summer months. Read More