Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

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Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve information

Location
Patagonia & The Mountain Empire , USA
Address
150 Blue Heaven Rd
Telephone
+1 520 394 2400
More information
www.nature.org/arizona
Prices
admission $6
Opening hours
6:30am-4pm Wed-Sun Apr-Sep, 7:30am-4pm Wed-Sun Oct-Mar
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A few gentle trails meander through this enchanting riparian willow forest. Managed by the Nature Conservancy, the preserve supports seven distinct vegetative ecosystems, four endangered species of native fish and more than 300 species of birds, including rarities from Mexico. For bird-watchers, the peak migratory season is April and May, and late August to September. There are guided nature walks on Saturday morning at 9am.

Reach the preserve by going northwest on N 4th Ave in Patagonia, then south on Pennsylvania Ave, driving across a small creek and continuing another mile.