Hello! I’m Jennie MacFarland and I do offer my services as a birding guide for hire in Southeast Arizona. I am mostly based in Tucson, AZ but am sometimes in Rio Rico, AZ so am very familiar with all the birding sites and birds of Southeast Arizona.
As a full time employee of Tucson Audubon my time is quite limited. I love my job at this non-profit and love my work there as a Bird Conservation Biologist that sometimes it becomes more than a full-time job. At this time I also have a part-time job which further restricts my time. However, I do try to make myself as available as I can manage – please see my calendar to see when I am available and when I am not available. If a date you are interested in doesn’t have anything listed on the calendar please contact me to find out if I am available.
Click here to see when I am available to lead personal tours in Southeast Arizona.
I do try to mark dates when I am not available and others when I am anticipating being available for a day of birding. If you see a date that is blank that you are interested in booking, please contact me to inquire if I can make myself available that day.
If I am not available when you need a guide, I can earnestly recommend anyone on this list from Richard Fray's website for his bird guiding business, Fun Birding Tours.
Here is a preview of my rates for 1-2 people in Southeast Arizona. To see rates for larger groups and for more detailed information please click here.
For 1-2 people:
- Half Day (up to 5 hours) in the Tucson or Rio Rico area: $120
- Three-quarters day (up to 8 hours) $190
- Full Day (up to 10 hours): $230
- Night birding: (up to 5 hours): $120
Vehicle Fee if we use my car:
From our meeting point, if we take your vehicle, there is no further charge. If we take my vehicle (smallish high clearance SUV) I charge a Vehicle Fee per mile of travel, which covers gas, vehicle maintenance, and comprehensive passenger insurance. I charge 45 cents a mile. Note: the current government rate for vehicle usage is 54 cents/mile, so I’m offering a good discount.
Click here to see more detailed information on rates and Terms and Conditions.