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Recommended SE Arizona Birding Sites

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Southeast Arizona Birding Hotspots


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More Information on Selected Birding Sites

Urban Tucson West

Agua-Caliente-ParkUrban Tucson Central

Urban Tucson East

Sabino-CanyonAround Tucson

Boyce-Thompson-Arboretum-02North of Tucson

Patagonia Area

Santa Rita Mountains

I-19 Corridor

Ramsey-Canyon-Huachuca Mountains

San Pedro Valley

Chiricahua-National-MonumentChiricahua Mountains

Sulphur Springs Valley

Atascosa Highlands/Pajarito Wilderness

Middlemarch-Canyon-Dragoon-MountainsDragoon Mountains

Whetstone Mountains


Mileage Chart from Tucson

All miles and times are according to Google Maps.

Miles from
midtown Tucson
Hours from
midtown Tucson
AROUND TUCSON
Saguaro National Park East 18.2 43 mins
Saguaro National Park West 24 57 mins
Mt Lemmon (Summerhaven) 37.6 1 hr 12 mins
HEADING NORTH
Santa Cruz Flats 58.4 1 hr 18 mins
Phoenix 115 2 hr 4 mins
Buckeye Thrasher Spot 164 2 hr 55 mins
Boyce Thompson Arboretum 94 1 hr 59 mins
Aravaipa Canyon 61.9 1 hr 35 mins
HEADING SOUTH AND EAST
Madera Canyon 46.5 1 hr 18 mins
Tubac 51.1 1 hr 3 mins
Nogales 72.5 1 hr 22 mins
California Gulch 77.3 2 hr 13 mins
Arivaca Cienega 60.5 1 hr 25 mins
Sonoita 50.2 1 hr 7 mins
Patagonia 62.7 1 hr 22 mins
San Rafael Valley 74.7 2 hr 1 min
Benson 48.7 58 mins
St. David 56.8 1 hr 9 mins
Willcox 84 1 hr 30 mins
Elfrida (Whitewater Draw) 118 2 hr 4 mins
Sierra Vista 77 1 hr 41 mins
Miller Canyon 87.7 2 hr 1 mins
Portal (via NM) 175 3 hr 4 mins