BIRDING

The Sky Islands of Arizona is listed under the “Fifty Places to Go Birding Before You Die”.


Patagonia Butterfly Garden

World renown by birding enthusiasts, Patagonia also attracts hundreds of colorful butterfly species which migrate through the area during the warmer months. Built with generous donations from local citizens and organizations, the Patagonia Butterfly Garden, located on the south side of the Town Park, is a haven for these beautiful […]


Tucson Audubon Society’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds

A trip to Patagonia would not be complete without a visit to the Paton Center for Hummingbirds. Dedicated to the celebration and conservation of hummingbirds—and all of southeast Arizona’s astounding biodiversity—through recreation, education, and sustainable living. 477 Pennsylvania Ave. Open from dawn to dusk daily Free admission … Donations welcomed […]


Upland Trail

Maintained by The Nature Conservancy, this 5-mile loop trail was completed in 2001 and is located about 1/2 mile from the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve’s main entrance. It provides birdseye views of Sonoita Creek and surrounding mountains and is rated easy to moderate. Take 4th Avenue north and turn left on […]