Arizona is the only state that is home to all four of North America’s deserts. The Sonoran desert is by far the most speciose, wettest, and the only one that is not landlocked. The area surrounding Tucson is prime habitat for many endemic species and winter visitors as well, making it an excellent location for wildlife viewing and nature tourism. The spectacular faunal diversity is matched by the floral community and beauty with its unique species ranging from the desert sentinel – the saguaro cactus, to the green-barked palo verde trees. From the ubiquitous cactus wren to the striking beauty of the vermillion flycatcher, southern Arizona is a international hotspot for birding. While our many species of rattlesnakes and our native gila monsters may not be out and about in February, we may catch a glimpse of the crested caracara, one of our most charismatic winter visitors. We hope you will join us for this unparalleled desert experience at the 2022 Wildlife Viewing and Nature Tourism Academy.
To learn more about the area and start planning your trip, visit the Visit Tucson website: www.visittucson.org.
Overnight Accommodations | Deadline: January 21, 2022
A special group rate is available to Academy participants at the prevailing federal per diem, currently $133/night plus tax. The normal daily resort service charge of $29 has been reduced to $10 per day for this event. Please note that it will show as $29 on your confirmation letter as well as on the total as you are finishing your reservation. This will be corrected on your final bill. Should if you need to cancel your reservation, please ensure that you do so at least 7 days prior to arrival to prevent a cancellation fee of one night's room and tax.