Lodge on the Desert certainly isn’t for the birds, but it most certainly is for those visitors who come to Tucson and Southern Arizona and love watching them!
Due to mild winter temperatures, birds, both full-time and migratory, call parts of Tucson home. And habitats from Arizona state parks and preserves to nature’s own canyons serve as varied ways to view these glorious creatures up close and personal.
Want to see a great-horned or western screech owl? Or a Gila or ladder-backed woodpecker? How about multiple species of colorful hummingbirds and warblers? And there’s plenty of specialty birds too – vermillion and gray flycatchers, gray hawks, buff-collared nightjars and more. As for ducks, hawks, falcons and eagles – you’ll find them here during the winter season as well.
Scout out the birding must see’s and do’s in and around Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Here are just a few:
- Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
- Catalina State Park
- Chiricahua Mountains
- Coronado National Memorial
- Las Cienegas National Conservation Area
- Madera Canyon
- Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve
- Ramsey Canyon Preserve
- San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area
- Southern Arizona Bird Observatory
- Sweetwater Wetland
Learn more about Tucson area birding. Including free Saturday bird walks offered by the Tucson Audubon Society from November through April. Then once you do, make your guest room reservation at mid-town oasis, Lodge on the Desert.
Once you visit, you’ll understand why Southern Arizona is said to be a birder’s haven.