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Bird-watching

Bird and Wildlife Festival begins Wednesday

Bird and Wildlife Festival begins Wednesday

A free Nature Expo is open to the public Friday through Sunday.

August 11, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Madera Canyon throws party for birds

Madera Canyon throws party for birds

Majestic Madera Canyon — nationally known for its diverse array of winged wildlife ranging from hawks to hummingbirds — will be the site of an International Migratory Bird Day celebration on Saturday.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rose Canyon Lake reopens

Rose Canyon Lake reopens

Rose Canyon Lake — a popular woodsy destination for anglers, campers and picnickers — reopens today for the summer season.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Birds returning to Kino pond

Birds returning to Kino pond

One of Tucson’s best urban bird-watching sites is once again attracting avian visitors — including an egret last week — now that a pond there is refilled after being drained earlier this year.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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New group hopes to chart new path for Redington Pass

New group hopes to chart new path for Redington Pass

For years, Redington Pass was a popular place for shooters, and wildcat shooting sites came to look like dumps, with assorted debris used for target practice. Shotgun shells and casings littered one such area, above. Redington is now largely cleaned up.

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New group hopes to chart new path for Redington Pass

New group hopes to chart new path for Redington Pass

Almost anything was a target at one wildcat shooting site in Redington Pass. This one had a bullet-riddled computer monitor and appliances.

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New group hopes to chart new path for Redington Pass

New group hopes to chart new path for Redington Pass

A cleanup of trashed-out shooting sites has been completed in Redington Pass east of Tucson - and events at the pass next weekend will highlight the many recreation opportunities there.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Tucson hikers Kevin and Melanie Duckett gaze at stone ruins along the Romero Ruin Interpretive Trail at Catalina State Park.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Greenery along the Canyon Loop Trail at Catalina State Park.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Hikers and horseback riders mix it up at the Sutherland Wash near the Romero Canyon Trail. In late winter and early spring, Catalina State Park offers flowing streams and tranquil pools.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

The mile-long Birding Trail at the park winds through three kinds of habitat. This nest was built in a cholla cactus.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Recreation options you'll find at various sites around Arizona: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, bird-watching, camping, picnicking and exploring ancient ruins. • Recreation options you'll find at Catalina State Park: all of the above. • You get the point. • The park - nestled in t…

February 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

This stream bubbles across the 2.3-mile Canyon Loop Trail, a mostly easy ramble with big visual rewards.

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Catalina Park has it all

Catalina Park has it all

Left: You know you want to relax in the warm early springtime sun on one of those rocks and gaze at Montrose Pools on the Romero Canyon Trail. It's a 7.2-mile trail, but many hikers turn back after about 3 miles.

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Long-legged big birds descend on ponds near Kino Stadium

Long-legged big birds descend on ponds near Kino Stadium

An egret gazes out over waters that are flushed red by the setting sun reflecting off a building near the basins of the Kino Environmental Restoration Project on Tucson's south side. Great blue herons have been spotted at the site as well.

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Long-legged big birds descend on ponds near Kino Stadium

Long-legged big birds descend on ponds near Kino Stadium

Dazzling white egrets and great blue herons have been swooping through the skies and wading in ponds near a south-side sports complex - adding pizazz to the urban bird-watching scene.

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Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

A bird finds a scenic perch near a pasture in Amado. Field trips next month will take birders to sites around Southeastern Arizona, including Cienega Creek, Catalina State Park and the Catalina and Huachuca mountains.

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Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Hundreds of birders are expected to flock to various events planned next month by the Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival.

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Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird-watchers find a good observation spot at Oracle State Park.

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Chef Wendy Gauthier is the chef owner of Chef Chic.