Sky Island teams to visit birding hotspots of southern Arizona | Environment
Southern Arizona is home to a variety of birds, including more than 12 different species of hummingbirds.
It’s no wonder our beautiful state draws bird-watchers from around the world. Tucson will host another major summer event for birders.
The Inaugural Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival, which runs through Sunday, will kick-off on Wednesday, August 17.
The Sky Island’s Birding Cup Fundraiser is where teams will compete to observe the most bird species in a 24-hour period. There are over 140 bird species found in southern Arizona.
The group will go on field trips to nearby birding hotspots like Madera Canyon, Cienega Creek, Mt. Lemmon, Patagonia and Sweetwater.
Sky Island Alliance is celebrating its 20th year as a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the rich natural heritage of native species and habitats in the Sky Island region of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico.
Sky island alliance works with volunteers, scientists, landowners, public officials, and government agencies to establish protected areas, restore healthy landscapes, and promote public appreciation of the region's unique biological diversity.
To join the alliance or to learn more, visit www.skyislandalliance.org.