Upcoming Field Trips and Surveys

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


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

Birding Flagstaff

Tuesday, June 11, 6 a.m.

We’ll be off to an early start, leaving from the Taco Bell parking lot off of Willow Creek Rd and Sandretto, (the Fry’s shopping center) at 6:00AM. We will travel north of Flagstaff to sights such as Rio de Flag, the Lamar Haines Wildlife Area, the Watchable Wildlife Trail and the Hart Prairie road. Bring a lunch and something to drink, and enjoy the cooler Flagstaff weather. To register and for details, contact [email protected]

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Granite Creek Park
Bird Sit

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Grab your chair, binoculars and bird guides for a stationary birding experience at Granite Creek Park. It will be interesting to find how many species we will see and hear from this location. Meet at 8:00 at the Ramada. No registration required, everyone is welcome. 

Mingus Mountain Tanks

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Bird Cool Mingus Mountain and escape the mid-July heat. Birding spots, including Mingus Lake and Dry Lake Tank, will be within 1/4 mile of the cars. Hike on mostly flat but rocky forest roads. To register and for details contact [email protected] Limit 12.

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Butterfly Springs Mingus Mountain

Friday, August 16, 2024

Butterfly Springs is one of the best spots to see beautiful migrating warblers, brown creepers, red breasted nuthatches and much more. The first 100 yards of the trail is steep, depending on water levels, there may be some wet crossings. To register and for details, contact [email protected] . Limit 8.

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Groom Creek Schoolhouse Nature Trail

Wednesday, August 28, 2024

This easy 0.3 mile trail wanders through a quiet forest setting. The trail surface is paved asphalt, a wooden bridge, and dirt, pine needle & natural debris. Along with many Acorn Woodpeckers, we hope to find some warblers and flycatchers. To register and for details, contact [email protected]. Limit 10.

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Willow Lake Southeast

Thursday, September 19, 2024

On this out-and-back walk, explore a range of habitats at the southeast corner of Willow Lake: meadow, cottonwood & oaks and granite dells. There are short sections of walking across granite and a few rocky steps as we make a detour to view the lake. This 1.2-mile roundtrip should take 2 to 2.5 hours. To register and for details, contact [email protected]. Limit 10.

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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)