Upcoming Field Trips

Let's go birding! Our field trips are generally free and open to the public. If driving is required, we will try to carpool using participants’ vehicles. We do ask passengers to reimburse the driver at a rate of $.15 (15 cents) per mile, to be split between all passengers in the vehicle. Bring binoculars, comfortable walking shoes and gear, and all the water and snacks you will need. If you are interested in a field trip, contact the trip leader for details. Please provide your cell number. 

NEW! Breakfast with Birders

BYOB – Bring Your Own Breakfast to meet with fellow birders for conversation, breakfast, and birds. There is no official leader. This is an unstructured gathering to start your day off with friends and birds. Every location has at least one picnic table and restrooms. 

November – no event
December – no event
January – no event
February 15 – no event
March 15 – Black Canyon Heritage Park – Birding & lunch – 9:00 am
April 19 – Fain Park – 8:00 am
May 17 – Goldwater Lake – 8:00 am
June 21 – Granite Creek Park – 7:00 am
July 19 – Lynx Lake South Shore – 7:00 am

Watson Woods Bird Walk

On the first Saturday of the month, we lead bird walks in Watson Woods, one of our favorite Prescott birding sites!
The walks are approximately 2 hours long and are open to birders of all ages and levels.  Experienced Prescott Audubon birders lead these outings. This is a great way to get acquainted with birds and birding or to improve your skills.

Meet at the Peavine Trailhead parking area on Sundog Ranch Rd.
(GPS: 34.57542; -112.42723; fee $3/vehicle).
No registration required; everyone is welcome.




8:30 am




9:00 am




8:30 am




8:00 am

Christmas Bird Counts

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Bill Williams River NWR

Friday, December 16, 2022
Lake Havasu NWR

Monday, December 19, 2022
Chino Valley

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The Christmas Bird Count helps protect species and their habitat. The data collected by observers over the past century allow Audubon researchers, conservation biologists, wildlife agencies and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across  North America.  If you would like to participate in one of the four Christmas Bird Counts for our Prescott Audubon Society please contact us at
[email protected] 

Register Here

Start Your Year Right Field Trip

January 1, 2023

We will continue our tradition of making a birding outing our first act of the calendar year. Our goal is a good species count to begin our 2023 bird lists. Snow and weather will dictate where we go during this morning trip. Contact Sue at 
[email protected]
 to register.  Limit 10.  

Register Here

Hassayampa River Preserve

January 12, 2023

You may see any one of the 280 species of birds living, nesting and migrating along the riparian corridor at the Hassayampa River Preserve. There are feeders at the entrance as well as numerous trails that go through the riparian area. Meet at 6:30 a.m. between the Starbucks & Big Lots parking lot on Gail Gardner. Carpooling is optional and individually arranged. We will drive through Skull Valley, stopping briefly to look for ferruginous hawks, etc., on our way down. Admission to the Preserve is $5.00. Bring breakfast and/or lunch. Limit 12.  To register contact
[email protected]

Register Here

Gilbert Water Ranch

Wednesday, February 15

We will offer a field trip to Gilbert Water Ranch. Participants will have to leave Prescott at 6:00 a.m. to reach the site by 8:00 a.m. The water ranch has abundant habitat that has produced a species count for the day of about 60, usually with a surprise or two. Limit will be 12 attendees. To reserve a spot please email Doug Iverson at 
[email protected]

Register Here

Birding the Town of Congress

March 23, 2023

This trip is full
Waitlist is open

Just an hour's drive away from Prescott is the tiny, birds town of Congress, AZ. This trip is a great introduction to the desert dwelling bird species of Yavapai County. This trip involves walking. We will park our vehicles and walk the neighborhood. We will look for Curve-billed Thrashers, Gilded Flickers, Pyrrhuloxia, Inca Dove, Cactus Wrens, Great Horned Owls, and many others. Pack a lunch. We will eat at a local park where we will enjoy discussing the "bird of the day!" Limit 8. Contact Cory Shaw at [email protected]

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Birding the Sedona Wetlands

April 22, 2023
Date Subject to Change

We will head out early for the Sedona Wetlands where we will join a local guide from Northern AZ Audubon. At the wetlands we will try for some migrating shorebirds and perhaps some rails in the small retention ponds. For details please contact 
[email protected]

Register Here

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

May 9, 2023

We will meet at 6:00 a.m. in Prescott Valley and leave as a caravan by 6:15 a.m. Details TBA. Carpooling is optional and individually arranged. Entrance fee to Dead Horse Ranch State Park is $7 per vehicle (1-4 persons). Bring a bag lunch for picnicking at the "Armchair Birding" spot after a fulfilling morning of birding. Limit 8. To register contact 
[email protected]

Register Here

Bird Walks by Jay's Bird Barn 

Walks in the Prescott region sponsored by one of our local birding shops