Date: Early August annually; August 5-9, 2020
Location: The beautiful desert town of Tucson, Arizona
Summary: Southeast Arizona birding is US birding unlike anywhere else! One trip to the area is not enough, so plan on making a long-term commitment to this birding destination. More information on the festival coming soon, but for now, check out these speciality species of Southeast Arizona.
My involvement: The Southeast Arizona Birding Festival is a Nighthawk client, and 2020 will be my third year to attend the festival as a guide.
Quick tip: It’s a dry heat, I promise. And the birding is so worth it. But if you want a break from the hot weather, head up Mount Lemmon, a 9,157′ (2,792 m) beast in the Santa Catalina Mountains. The temperatures drop (so much so that you can ski there in winter), and beyond that, it’s my favorite birding location of the area…think Red-faced Warbler, Olive Warbler, nesting Common Black Hawks, and so much more.