Tucson Bird Count
2014 Spring Count: April 15 - May 15!!



Interested in participating in the TBC?
Information on available routes for the 2014 TBC can be found at:


The Tucson Bird Count website is going through a major renovation at the moment. The new site will feature products that are meant to help Tucson residents create bird friendly habitat in their yards. This was always an intended outcome of the TBC and with your help it will be realized soon. However, the data entry portion of the new site is still going through testing. If you want to enter your 2014 data right now, you can use this site or wait a few days for the new site to go live.

If you have any trouble please call me on my cell phone

Jennie: 520-360-2213

Latest News

March 2014


Planning for the 2013 Tucson Bird Count is underway! Previous participants are currently selecting their routes, but we also need new volunteers! Participating is easy - you adopt a route of your choice, survey birds at designated sites along the route on the morning of your choice, and then enter your data online! If you are interested, please see the Participation Overview for information on how to register and adopt a route for this year's count.The count will run from April 15-May 15, and there are routes available all over the city.

We are also in the process of revamping this website, stay tuned for improvements.

September, 2011



With the 2010 annual count successfully completed, we are trying to find a few good birders to adopt some of our available Park sites (which are monitored quarterly). Great spots like Tanque Verde Wash, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Case Natural Resources Park, and the Cortaro Mesquite Bosque are all available. Visit our Park Monitoring page for more info!

How can you help?

Lend your birding skills to bird monitoring, science, and conservation. Adopt a route for our annual spring count (April 15 - May 15), or choose your own area to adopt for the Park Monitoring Program. Then, spend a morning (of your choosing) counting birds on your area, and enter your data on-line. You'll see results, including distribution maps for most species observed, on this website. See the Participation Overview for more info.

Participation Steps
(see the Park Monitoring Program page for that program's steps)

Everything you need is on this page!
Steps are listed below. =required step.

1   Participation Overview   Find out a little more about the program.
2 Self-Test
  All participants must first pass a quick and painless self-test.
3 Registration   Simple, free registration required for Route Sign-up and Data Entry.
4   TBC Map   Map of all TBC routes.
5   Bird ID Center   Lists of Tucson-area birds, photos, sounds, and other info.
6 Route Sign-Up   Sign up online for the route(s) you want to survey.
7 Survey Instructions   Survey instructions. Your own route maps & data forms will be mailed.
8 Survey!
Apr 15-May 15
  Not everything is on this page. Go count birds!
9 Data Entry   Enter your count data with easy-to-use forms over the web.
10   Results   The fruits of your labor! Tucson-area bird distribution maps, etc.
Special thanks to...
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Arizona Game & Fish Department

National Park Service

Tucson Audubon Society
Tumamoc: People and Habitats


University of Arizona
School of Natural Resources
USGS Sonoran Desert
Field Station

All of the TBC Participants!


The TBC wants your feedback! Email Jennie MacFarland at jmacfarland@tucsonaudubon.org