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. If you are interested in a field trip, contact the trip leader for details. Please provide your cell number.
Breakfast with Birders
March 15 – 9:00 am
April 19 – 8:00 am
May 17 – 8:00 am
June 21 – 7:00 am
Granite Creek Park
July 19 – 7:00 am
Lynx Lake South Shore
BYOB – Bring Your Own Breakfast to meet with fellow birders for conversation, breakfast, and birds. There is no official leader. This is an unstructured gathering to start your day off with friends and birds. Every location has at least one picnic table and restrooms.
We think it's just too cold to eat breakfast outdoors
quite yet, but here is our plan for the warmer months.
Watson Woods Bird Walk
February 4 - 9:00 am
March 4 - 8:30 am
April 1 - 8:00 am
May 6 - 7:30 am
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.
Gilbert Water Ranch
Wednesday, February 15
We will offer a field trip to Gilbert Water Ranch. Participants will have to leave Prescott at 6:00 a.m. to reach the site by 8:00 a.m. The water ranch has abundant habitat that has produced a species count for the day of about 60, usually with a surprise or two. Limit will be 12 attendees. To reserve a spot please email Doug Iverson at
Birding the Town of Congress
March 23, 2023
This trip is full
Waitlist is open
Just an hour's drive away from Prescott is the tiny, birds town of Congress, AZ. This trip is a great introduction to the desert dwelling bird species of Yavapai County. This trip involves walking. We will park our vehicles and walk the neighborhood. We will look for Curve-billed Thrashers, Gilded Flickers, Pyrrhuloxia, Inca Dove, Cactus Wrens, Great Horned Owls, and many others. Pack a lunch. We will eat at a local park where we will enjoy discussing the "bird of the day!" Limit 8. Contact Cory Shaw at [email protected]
Birding the Sedona Wetlands
April 22, 2023
Date Subject to Change
We will head out early for the Sedona Wetlands where we will join a local guide from Northern AZ Audubon. At the wetlands we will try for some migrating shorebirds and perhaps some rails in the small retention ponds. For details please contact
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
May 9, 2023
We will meet at 6:00 a.m. in Prescott Valley and leave as a caravan by 6:15 a.m. Details TBA. Carpooling is optional and individually arranged. Entrance fee to Dead Horse Ranch State Park is $7 per vehicle (1-4 persons). Bring a bag lunch for picnicking at the "Armchair Birding" spot after a fulfilling morning of birding. Limit 8. To register contact
Bird Walks by Jay's Bird Barn
Walks in the Prescott region sponsored by one of our local birding shops