Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge near
Tucson, Arizona

Kevin and I are in Tucson waiting for some parts to hook the jeep up to the motorhome. We decided to do some birding. We like to be active and we like birds.


Visitor Center


Wildlife Sightings at the Visitor Center

I wouldn’t want to fall into this Fishhook Barrel Cactus. The hooks look wicked.


There were several Sulfur Butterflies by the visitor center. They moved too quickly for me to get a good picture of them. We decided to drive the 10 mile Pronghorn Drive. We saw several birds along the trail. Its a dirt road that is easy to drive.

After, the drive we walked the Cienaga Trail. Its a 1 1/2 mile trail known for good birding.


Pyrrhuloxia- this bird likes to hide in the bush wherever we are near. We finally got a picture of its back.


Vermilion Flycatcher- known to be the most colorful flycatcher in North America.


Grey Hawk- visitor from Mexico

We met several birders on the trail. They were looking at this hawk. We all looked at him for several minutes and decided he was a Grey Hawk. These Grey Hawks come up from Mexico.


Black Phoebe

Happy Birding!


  • Vermilion Flycatcher
  • Grey Hawk
  • Black Phoebe
  • Pyrrhuloxia
  • Horned Lark
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Loggerhead Shrike


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7 thoughts on “Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

  1. Great job with your birding here! Love the Grey Hawk. We actually had a couple in our yard! And they are so rare! Vermilion Flycatcher is on of my all-time favorites. I love photographing them as well.


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