Patagonia - Sonoita Creek Preserve

150 Blue Haven Road
Patagonia, AZ 85624


Things To Do
The elevation at the preserve is 4,000 feet. The best months for birding are March through September. Late April and May, and late August and September, offer the greatest diversity of species, including migrants and spring/summer residents. Winter is the season for sparrows and occasional southern vagrants such as the rufous-backed robin.

April-September: Wednesday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
October-March: Wednesday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays all year & on Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Days.

$6 per person. Conservancy members and Santa Cruz/Cochise County residents, $3. Patagonia residents and ages 16 & under are free. Fees are valid for seven days from date of purchase. Annual passes are available, as well as two-fer that covers this preserve and Ramsey Canyon ($10 general public). Group visits require prior arrangements. Please call  (520) 394-2400. Admission fees for the two preserves support their operation and The Nature Conservancy's conservation projects across southeastern Arizona.

Sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, binoculars and plenty of water.

Nature Walks
Nature walks are offered but on an irregular basis, often two times or less per month. For the most current information call the preserve at 520-394-2400 and leave a message. Special arrangements may be made for groups, so call the preserve to learn more.

Preserve Regulations
In consideration of our sensitive wildlife habitats, we ask all visitors and guests to observe the following regulations:

All visitors must remain on established trails. Smoking is allowed in parking areas only.

No dogs, horses, or other domestic animals, radios, tape players or electronic calling devices, swimming, wading, hunting, fishing, picnicking, camping, fires, firearms, alcoholic beverages, motorized vehicles or bicycles are permitted. Do not feed or disturb wildlife or damage or remove any plants, animals, wood, minerals, or artifacts. Collecting of any kind is prohibited.

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