Welcome to the Tucson Bird Count

Welcome to the Tucson Bird Count website! Data entry, resources for surveyor and summaries are located under the Results and Data Entry Tab.

Welcome to the Tucson Bird Count!

Where Birds Thrive, People Prosper

The Tucson Bird Count is dedicated to making Tucson a better place for birds and for all of us

The Tucson Bird Count aims to help people make informed decisions regarding the impacts of human actions on wildlife. Urbanization is a movement that is well established and will continue to grow in the future and one way to reconcile that loss of habitat is to endeavor to share our urban space with native birds and wildlife. Through informed decisions we can all help Tucson sustain a diverse bird community which is good for the birds and also enhances the quality of life for Tucson’s human inhabitants.

The Tucson Bird Count is a citizen-science driven effort that has documented how native birds use the habitat within and surrounding Tucson for over a decade. The information gained through this study has allowed informed recommendations on what Tucsonans can do within their yards, neighborhoods and communities to make Tucson a better place for birds. As Tucsonans make changes and efforts to share their city space with native birds, the count effort itself will document how birds respond to all of our efforts to provide habitat for native birds right within our own habitat.

Whether you are helping with the volunteer annual bird counting efforts or enhancing your urban habitat for the benefit of native birds, you are helping make Tucson a better place for birds and for all of us. Thank you.

2020 Tucson Bird Count

Available Routes

These are the routes that are currently available and in need of a counter. Each route is a series of multiple points and each route is a different color. Please email Jennie at jmacfarland@tucsonaudubon.org to claim a route. I am doing my best to keep this map current and routes are first come, first served.

List of Routes Available in 2020

RouteID Name and Description
156 North East – Houghton from Tanque Verde Rd to Snyder Rd
171 South West – Ajo and Kinney 
941 Sabino Canyon – Main Road
943 Sabino Canyon – Bear Canyon
111 North West – Oracle from River to Magee
120 North West – West of Silverbell at Orange Grove, includes some desert locations
153 Central East – Kolb from 22nd to Tanque Verde
133 South West – I-19 conection with I-10 north to Congress
140 Central South – Campbell from Valencia to Benson Hwy
141 Central South – west of Alvernon from Valenica to Silverlake
142 Central South – west of Alvernon from Valencia to 36th St.
155 Central East – Golflinks from Wilmot to Houghton
170 North West – Oracle and Ina
174 North West – Naranja and 1st Ave
175 North West – Cortaro Farms Rd west of I-10
176 North West – Cortaro and Silverbell
179 Marana – Silverbell and Twin Peaks
185 South West – Ajo east of Kinney Rd.
501 Craycroft/Rillito Neighborhood
502 Kennedy Park – Park Route – 4 times a year
538 Barrio Kroeger Lane Neighborhood – Park Route – 4 times a year
544 Big Wash/OVMP – Park Route – 4 times a year
548 Avra Valley WWTP – Park Route – 4 times a year