Southeast Arizona Birding Festival in Tucson, AZ
Visit Tuscon for the 8th annual Southeast Arizona Bird Festival, held from August 8-12. The festival is sponsored by Tuscon Audobon and Carl Zeiss Optics. Visitors from all parts of the nation come to learn about the 200 species of birds on display. This year's festival will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
The family-friendly experience will feature workshops, expert nature presentations and food vendors. The keynote speaker of the event will be life-long bird watcher and Bird Watcher Digest publisher Bill Thompson III. Thompson keeps the audience in stitches with his humorous take on bird-watcher habits.
Additionally, Thompson will lead a youth birding trip and a Big Sit at the Hummingbird center. His talks and sing-a-longs will keep you laughing while you escape the brutal Tuscon heat.
Southeast Arizona is home to literally dozens of species not found anywhere else in the U.S. And the hummingbird species, which peaks in August, has 13 types. Visitors can also enjoy up close and personal views of other wildlife.
Visitors have their choice of half-day trips, full-day trips, and owling trips. This year, the birding festival will include overnight field trips.
Nature Expo hours are from Friday, Aug. from 12-6; Saturday, Aug 11, from 10-6 p.m and Sunday, August 12, from 10-6 p.m. More information can also be found about the festival online at www.tucsonaudubon.org/expo
- August 7, 2019 - August 11, 2019