Sonoran Audubon Society


SAS Field Trip – Madera Canyon @ Madera Canyon
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Donna and Darnell are driving to the Best Western Motel, Green Valley, on June 10. We’re going to do a little scouting. If you’d like to join us, the motel’s phone is 520-625-2250. We’ll meet in the lobby at 2:00 PM on the 10th.

On June 11, please meet us at the Proctor Trail parking lot at 9:00 AM. Proctor Trail is the first pay stop as you enter Madera Canyon (on the right).

We should see a variety of humming birds at the Santa Rita Lodge. Also Mexican Jays, Arizona Woodpeckers, and Acorn Woodpeckers among other interesting species. We will visit a couple of other sites in the area.

Bring a lunch, water, and hiking shoes. We plan to leave for Phoenix between 2 and 3 PM.

Contacts: Donna Smith 623-556-9535 or Darnell Kirksey 602-938-6174

SAS Field Trip – Tonto Fish Hatchery @ Tonto Fish Hatchery
Jul 23 @ 5:30 am – 5:00 pm

At the Hatchery we should see some of the high country birds, such as the Red-faced Warbler, the Painted Redstart, the Common Blackhawk, the Zone-tailed Hawk, and the Osprey.

The Hatchery has restrooms. Bring a lunch. We will eat at one of the picnic areas near the Hatchery and do some birding there. We will leave for the Valley in the early afternoon.

Meet at Denny’s in Fountain Hills at the intersection of Shea Blvd. and Hwy. 87 (Beeline Hwy) at 5:30 AM.

Directions: Take Hwy 87 to Payson. Turn right at Hwy. 260 (at light). After about 17 miles on Hwy. 260, look for the Tonto Fish Hatchery sign on the left. Turn left and go to the end of the road to the Fish Hatchery parking area. On Hwy 260, if you reach Christopher Creek, you’ve gone too far. Donna and Darnell will meet you at the Hatchery between 7:30 and 8:00 AM.

Sign up with Donna. Phone: 623-556-9535 e-mail:
Darnell Phone: 602-938-6174 e-mail:

SAS Field Trip – Rim Road 300 @ Rim Road 300
Aug 20 all-day

Actual time and details TBA

SAS Field Trip – Lockett Meadow @ Lockett Meadow
Sep 12 all-day

Actual time and details TBA

SAS Field Trip – Clear Creek Campground @ Clear Creek Campground
Sep 23 all-day

Actual time and details TBA