Canoa Ranch Interpretive Programs

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The system will allow you to register for tours, bird walks, nature hikes and other activities.

Historic Canoa Ranch
Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road
Green Valley, AZ

Online registration for Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Activities is required unless otherwise noted. You may purchase an annual Tours and Outdoor Activities Membership Pass for significant savings on activity registration fees. Click on the Register Now button. Program information: Phone: 520-724-5375 or Email: CanoaRanch@pima.gov

Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch
Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required.
Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday in February • 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in March (except March 7 and 21) • 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in April • 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Birding Canoa Ranch
Join birding enthusiast Brian Nicholas to see a wide variety of sparrows, raptors, and waterfowl on the pond at Historic Canoa Ranch. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required.
Every Saturday in February • 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Every Saturday in March and April • 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Anza Tour at Historic Canoa Ranch
Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who, in 1775, made their first stop at Canoa Ranch as they began an epic 1200-mile journey from Sonora, New Spain to colonize the port of what is now San Francisco. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required.
Wednesdays, March 11 and April 8 • 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Hawk Migration Week at Canoa Ranch
Stop by the lake at Historic Canoa Ranch to join bird enthusiast Brian Nicholas as we watch for migrating raptors including Common Black Hawks, whose migration in Arizona reaches its peak in mid-March. Canoa Ranch offers superb panoramic views making it a perfect location for spotting migrating hawks. All ages welcome. Registration not required. Donations accepted.
Daily Thursday, March 12-Monday, March 16 • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Gardens of Canoa
Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens of Historic Canoa Ranch with Raydine Taber from the Green Valley Gardeners. All ages welcome.$5 fee. Online registration required.
Wednesdays, March 18 and April 15 • 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Stargazing at Historic Canoa Ranch
Sonora Astronomical Society volunteers set up telescopes for celestial viewing and provide an introduction to the night sky. Come before dark for a presentation by Whipple Observatory. Bring your flashlight and lawn chair. All ages welcome. Registration not required. $5 suggested donation. Weather permitting.
Friday, March 20 • Presentation 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Stargazing 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday, April 24 • Presentation 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Stargazing 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Wondering About the Wild Things
Naturalist Jeff Babson gives a short talk followed by a Q and A session on any nature subject that crosses your mind. Please bring a lawn chair. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required.
Southern Arizona’s Spring Wildflowers: Friday, March 27 •
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Rattlesnakes – Amazing Serpents: Friday, April 10 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Anza Trail Hike
Explore a 2 to 3-mile section of the Anza Trail during an easy level interpretive hike and discover the cultural and natural history of the Santa Cruz River Valley. Following the hike there will be an optional tour of the historic Canoa Ranch headquarters. Ages 12 and up. $5 fee. Online registration required.
Friday, April 3 • 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Songs and Calls: The Language of Birds
Birds are famous for the wide variety of vocalizations that they utter. This workshop explores the songs and calls of birds, their purposes, differences between songs and calls, and approaches to recognizing them. Ages 12 and up. $15 fee. Online registration required.
Wednesday, April 15 • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Historic Canoa Ranch Bird Brochure
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