REVISED AS OF JUNE 2015.
Tucson Audubon's updated edition of Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, its eighth, brings together all the latest information on finding birds in southeast Arizona. This is your best source of detailed information that will help in planning bird watching adventures throughout southeast Arizona.
New for the eighth edition:
- 15 new birding sites across Southeast Arizona
- New maps and updated older maps
- Updated contact information and web addresses
- Updated information on existing site locations
- Updated information on entering Mexico
- Updated IBA (Important Bird Areas) information, including sites
- Information pertaining to areas affected by the 2011 fires
- New Classifieds section for businesses catering to birders
- Updated bar graphs and species accounts for all species
- Easier to use index with bolding of key pages
- Printed locally on recycled paper using renewable energy
- New simple butterfly checklist
Why should you and your friends have this book on your shelves, in your cars and in your field vest pockets? The answers are several: to easily access more than 150 birding locations throughout southeast Arizona; to discover where and when to find your target species; to prepare for knowing which birds you'll see where and at what time of year. How could you go birding without it? You'll see more birds if you buy this book, and you'll discover great new places to visit.
You'll find yourself using this book to plan a morning or day of birding or an entire trip. If you are just beginning to bird in southeast Arizona , or if you are a first-time visitor or looking for a new bird watching plan, the “Planning Your Trip” section offers birding ideas for any period from half to many days spent in the area. The book also includes useful background information for birding here, from how to prepare for the climate, weather, and the other species of wildlife to watch for while out birding.
To ease your planning, we have divided the book into 12 birding areas, and you can use the overview map at the back to determine those area(s) where you want to bird. Each of these areas has its own section in the book. It's birding made easy. Each area section begins with a map that highlights the most popular birding locations, with the names of streets, canyons, mountains and other landscape features. Dedicated local birding experts, who are out in the field every day, have provided their expertise and experience for each area. Having the book is like having your own personal expert with you.
Our book features seasonal bar graphs: these enable you to check the status of any species found in the region during any month. They are simple to use, and contain huge amounts of information which the Arizona Bird Committee works to keep current, and we count ourselves fortunate to have their strong support when providing this information through our book. The checklist is also the most currently available at the time of going to press.
Local birders of international repute support Tucson Audubon, including Kenn Kaufman, who continues his support by supplying an updated foreword for our new edition of Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona.