- Located only minutes from Tucson, Catalina State Park campground has 120 sites available, 95 with water and electric hookups. Two group areas and an equestrian center for off-loading or camping with horses are also available. Catalina State Park is located in the Coronado National Forest and offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, birding, and wildlife viewing.
- The Buenos Aires National Refuge is home to nearly 330 species of birds. Some birding hotspots in the refuge can be found at Arivaca Cienega, Arivaca Lake, and Aguirre Lake. The Audubon Society members lead birding walks in the refuge every Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m.
- Madera Canyon offers more than 240 species of birds including more than a dozen species of the hummingbird and a variety of owls as well as woodpeckers, flycatchers, nuthatches, doves, and hawks. Madera Trail #88 offers the best way to see them on foot. The Friends of Madera Canyon is a great resource for birding information and has complete bird lists available.
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