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
October 7, 8:30 a.m.
November 4, 9:00 a.m.
No walks in December, January
February 3, 2024 9:00 a.m.
March 2, 8:30 a.m.
April 6, 8:00 a.m.
May 4, 8:00 a.m.
June 1, 7:30 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**
Mornings are for Birds and Birders!
Join in our Birding Buddies
October 18 -- Watson Woods/Peavine 8:00 a.m.
On the third Wednesday of each month (March through October, as weather permits) we get together in the morning for a bit of fellowship with folks who share an interest in birds and the world we share. We visit some, we bird some, and the day begins just the way we like.Join us! No registration required.
All sites are accessible for mobility- challenged birders and open to everyone.
Upper Verde River 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.
Bridle Creek & Bagdad
Monday, October 9, 2023
TRIP FULL - CLICK REGISTER HERE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITLIST
Monday, October 9, 2023 – Bridle Creek, in Bagdad AZ. Explore Bridle Creek Habitat Enhancement Area looking for local avian residents in this varied habitat. This will be a 2.5 to 3 hour walk, expect uneven terrain and possible water crossings. Copper Mine tour is also available. Bring snacks, lunch and water.
We will meet at 6:45 a.m. in Prescott and leave as a caravan by 7:00 a.m. Details TBA. Carpooling is optional and individually arranged.
To register and for details, contact [email protected] . Limit 10.
Date Creek Ranch
Thursday, November 16, 2023
TRIP FULL - CLICK REGISTER HERE TO BE PUT ON THE WAITLIST
Don't' miss this one! Our trip is by special arrangement and by permission of the ranch owners. Date Creek Ranch s a lush oasis surrounded by Saguaro desert. Eric Moore will be the trip leader. The plan is to eave early, caravan out to the ranch, BYO picnic lunch, and home by early afternoon. To register and for details, contact [email protected]. Limit 12.
Start Your New Year in Good Company!
Monday, January 1, 2024
We always enjoy this annual field trip, weather permitting. We plan our sites considering recent bird activity and any winter road closures. Of course, we include a visit to Willow or Watson Lake for wintering waterfowl. We will start at a sensible 9:00 AM. We try to be done by noon, but some of us continue into the afternoon when the birding is good. (Bring your lunch.) Contact Jan1@PrescottAudubon.org to register. Limit 8.
Gilbert Water Ranch
February 7, 2024
This trip is a PAS favorite! We'll begin at 6 a.m. and head downhill to warmer climes and to the finest urban wetland in the state, the Riparian Preserve (aka the Water Ranch) in Gilbert. Here you can find wintering shorebirds, warblers, hummers, and often a rarity or two. Limit flexible, depends on number of drivers.
To register, contact [email protected].
A Visit to Bubbling Ponds
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
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.
Heritage Park --
Black Canyon City
Thursday, April 4, 2024
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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].
Mingus Mt -- Butterfly Springs
Wednesday, May 1 7:00 - 10:00 a.m.
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].
Bird Walks by The Lookout
Walks in the Prescott region
sponsored by one of our local birding shops (formerly Jay's Bird Barn)