Field Study of Birds: Southeast Arizona

Desert Cities Bird Club

If you have ever wanted to bird SE Arizona, here is an opportunity this summer.

July 23-31  (9 days – car caravan to the best spots) – monsoon season

To sign up contact UCR Extension (can click below)

Or contact me directly for more information.

Thanks and Happy Birding!

Kurt Leuschner


Field Study of Birds: Southeast Arizona

Course Number: BIOL X404.8  /  3.5 units

This week-long course examines the birds in southeastern Arizona, one of the premier locations in the U.S. to observe and study birds that are unlikely to be observed anywhere else in the country. Southeastern Arizona has diverse habitats, including desert, mountain and riparian zones, and lies at the northern end of Mexico’s Sierra Madre Mountains. In addition to field study this course includes lectures on geography, weather, and habitat associations. Topics include:

  • Biogeography and climates
  • Bird habitats
  • Bird watching
  • “Specialty” birds of southeastern Arizona


  • Course Fees: $445
  • Instructor:  Kurt Leuschner
  • Kurt Leuschner, M.S., Wildlife Ecology, Professor of Natural Resources, College of the Desert. Leuschner’s specialties include ornithology, entomology and desertecology. He has led hundreds of field trips both locally and as far afield as Africa. He teaches natural history courses for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and conservation organizations.
  • Schedule:  Sat 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    July 23- July 31 Times will vary

Click here to enroll


Stacy Sweeney

Program Representative

Science, Law, & Humanities Programs

And Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


(951) 827-1616

(951) 827-3043 (fax)