Self-Guided Tours, Weekly Birding Trips at Sweetwater Wetlands

Sweetwater Wetlands is open to the public seven days a week for self-guided tours.

Tucson Water and Arizona Project WET offer Discovery Program Journeys, a series of self-guided tours at the Sweetwater Wetlands. The Journeys start at the main kiosk. Guests can use a QR code reader app on any smart device to view the Wetlands in a scientific way while navigating this 60-acre site. Botany, Hydrology, Ornithology, and Wildlife Biology Journeys show the surface water-groundwater connection and how water is managed in Tucson.

Tucson Audubon Society offers weekly field trips to see waterfowl, regular and visiting warblers, and several other exciting species at the Sweetwater Wetlands. Birders of all experience levels are welcome. For more information, contact Luke Safford at 520-209-1811 or at

  • Every Wednesday. Start times: November through February at 8 a.m.; March through April at 7 a.m.; May through August at 6 a.m.; September through October at 7 a.m.
  • There are restrooms at the trailhead. Bring your own water. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat, if desired.

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