Upcoming Field Trips

Let's go birding! Our field trips are generally free and open to the public. If driving is required, we will try to carpool using participants’ vehicles. We do ask passengers to reimburse the driver at a rate of $.15 (15 cents) per mile, to be split between all passengers in the vehicle. Bring binoculars, comfortable walking shoes and gear, and all the water and snacks you will need. 
To manage the group size on some of our trips, we ask that you sign up in advance.  Just hit the "Register Here" button to contact the trip leader for details, start time, carpooling, etc.
Please provide your cell number. 

Watson Woods Bird Walk


March 2, 8:30 a.m.
April 6, 8:00 a.m.
May 4, 8:00 a.m.
June 1, 7:30 a.m.
July 6, 7:00 a.m.
August 3, 7:30 a.m.
September 7, 8:00 a.m.
October 5, 8:30 a.m.
November 2, 9:00 a.m.

On the first Saturday of the month, we lead bird walks in Watson Woods, one of our favorite Prescott birding sites! The walks are approximately 2 hours long and are open to birders of all ages and levels. Experienced Prescott Audubon birders lead these outings. This is a great way to get acquainted with birds and birding or to improve your skills. Meet at the Peavine Trailhead parking area on Sundog Ranch Rd. (GPS: 34.57542; -112.42723; fee $3/vehicle). No registration required; everyone is welcome.
**We begin promptly at the listed start time**

Upper Verde River Surveys

IBA Surveys

These ongoing surveys document changes in bird populations over time in this riparian habitat east of Paulden. The data contribute to the Audubon Southwest IBA database and help to preserve the IBA status of this beautiful area. The survey transects include off-trail walking over somewhat difficult terrain. 

Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Surveys

These surveys are a chance to help document the presence of a threatened species in this riparian habitat east of Paulden. The survey transects include off-trail walking over somewhat difficult terrain. The weather will likely be hot and will include a chance of thunderstorms. 

Surveys - Click Here to Register

A Visit to Bubbling Ponds

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
TRIP FULL - CLICK ON REGISTER HERE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST

On this adventure, we will travel to Page Springs, between Cottonwood and Sedona, to bird the Bubbling Ponds IBA. It's right across the creek from the Page Springs fish hatchery, and it hosts a huge variety of birds.  We will walk the mostly-level 2-mile trail.  Spring starts earlier here, so Bubbling Ponds is a welcome escape from our Prescott-area winter. Limit 8. Contact [email protected] to register. 

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Heritage Park --
 Black Canyon City

Thursday, April  4, 2024
TRIP FULL - CLICK ON REGISTER HERE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST

This little natural-area park has blossomed into a real jewel!  If you have not been there yet, we would love to introduce you to it --from Vermillion Flycatchers to Harris's Hawks, it's a bird and birders' oasis.  The trail is level and easy walking.  There's a lovely picnic area for those who want to stay to enjoy a bag lunch.  Limit 8.  To register, contact [email protected].

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Willow Lake North Shore and White Dot Trails

Saturday, April 13

Explore the north side of Willow Lake on the Approach and white-dot Basin Trails. This is a 1.7 mile hike through a variety of habitats: chaparral, pines, oaks and manzanita with a quick detour to view Willow Lake, and could take 3+ hours. Participants should be comfortable hiking on uneven surfaces and short steep slickrock sections. We hope to see Crissal Thrashers and spring migrants. Limit 8.

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Mingus Mt -- Butterfly Springs

Wednesday, May 1   7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
TRIP FULL - CLICK ON REGISTER HERE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST

Eric Moore, of The Lookout birding store,  will lead this trip to look for returning spring migrants -- warblers, vireos, grosbeaks, and more.   We will met at the parking area at the Mingus Mt saddle to carpool from there.  Limit 12.  To register, contact [email protected]

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Bird Walks by The Lookout 

Walks in the Prescott region
sponsored by one of our local birding shops (formerly Jay's Bird Barn)