Explore the Possibilities
Common summer options for park visitors include boating, fishing, and hiking. These fun activities stand the test of time and have built lifetime memories for countless park visitors. They continue to be amazing options while visiting your Arizona state parks, but what about something different? Broaden your horizons with these exhilarating activities and see your Arizona state parks through a new lens.
Bird is the Word
Sure, we’ve all seen an interesting bird and watched it go about its bird day. Appreciation of our flying friends can lead into a full-fledged hobby. Many of your state parks are great places to find plenty of winged action. You don’t need much to get started, but with a little accessorizing you can take this pastime to the next level.
Boots, binoculars, and a book…The three “Bs” of birding. That’s really all you need (in addition to a plan) before getting started. Take a stroll down the trail with your sub-conscious as a guide. Move slowly and take in the sights and sounds of the world around you. When you see something rustling in the branches, raise your binoculars for a closer look. Can’t identify it? No problem! Either your bird identification book or state park bird ID list will come in handy for that! With each trip, try to best your previous outing with number of species spotted. Challenging yourself on a regular basis will just add another dimension to this fun, rewarding activity.