Bird of the Year in Southeast Arizona

Tucson, AZ, USA

Jul 24 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 8
Bird of the Year in Southeast Arizona
Tucson, AZ, USA

Jul 24 - 30, 2022
Group size: 1 - 8

About this trip

July and August are like spring in Southeast Arizona. As regular thunderstorms bring cooler temperatures and rains, the desert is abloom with wildflowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and the forested canyons and hills teem with birds feasting on the abundance of

seeds, insects, and fruits. 

This is an extraordinary season to look for the many specialty birds that Arizona is renowned for: Elegant Trogon, Lucifer Hummingbird, Gilded Flicker, Five-striped Sparrow, Red-faced Warbler, Montezuma Quail and much, much more.

And to make the trip even more exciting, we will be joined by Christina Baal, the amazing artist who painted the ABA’s Bird of the Year 2022: Burrowing Owl! So not only will we get a chance to see these gorgeous owls, you can learn how to draw them too!


07/24/2022 Arrival in Tucson

07/25/2022 Burrowing Owls at Las Cienagas

07/26/2022 Madera Canyon and Patagonia

07/27/2022 Ash Canyon and Portal

07/28/2022 Rustler Park

07/29/2022 Cave Creek Canyon

07/30/2022 Departure from Tucson

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    6 hotel nights
  • Meals
    3 meals per day from dinner on day 1 until breakfast until day 7. Including non-alcoholic beverages during meals.
  • Transportation
    All in-country private transportation to and from sites visited. Transportation from airport to hotel and day 1 and from hotel to airport on day 7.
  • Guiding fees
    All guiding fees for tour leaders and local guides.
  • Entrance fees
    All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Activities
    All activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Internat transportation
    Transportation to and from start/end point of the tour.
  • Alcoholic beverages
    Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal purchases
    Items such as (but not limited to) calls, laundry, souvenirs etc.
  • Tips
    Any tips you would like to offer tour leaders, guides, drivers, porters, wait staff, housekeeping etc. for outstanding service.

Available Packages

Double occupancy (price per person)
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This is the price for 1 person in a double or twin room. If you wish to book for 2 people in double occupancy, make sure to book 2 tickets.

Deposit: $1,498
Single occupancy
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This is the price for 1 person in a single room.

Deposit: $1,800

Available options


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