Written by Louie Dombroski, Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds Birder-in-Residence. Migration has subsided at the Paton Center for Hummingbirds, and now baby birds of resident species such as Abert’s Towhees and Song Sparrows have left their nests and are […]

Latest from The Paton Center in Patagonia


Construction has been completed this spring on Phase 2 of the Train Track Trail (TTT) that now connects the town of Patagonia with the Arizona National Scenic Trail (AZT) at Casa Blanca Canyon. The TTT was originally envisioned by Betsy […]

New Route Connects Patagonia to the AZ Trail



A tale of a day trip told by Cindy Barks. Reprinted by permission of the fine folks at TravelAwaits.com. Equal parts outdoor hotspot and artsy Western outpost, Patagonia, Arizona, packs an improbable number of fun attractions into its community of […]

How To Spend A Day In Quirky Patagonia



  Spring Seeker – Be a Spring Seeker and carry our simple survey form on your smartphone when you’re hiking.  If you find water, complete the survey to easily alert Sky Island Alliance about the spring’s condition and guide where we work to protect […]

Sky Island Alliance – Opportunities to Help


Did you know that the Borderlands Wildlife Preserve has two amazing trails to explore?! The Smith Canyon Loop (2.29-mile loop) and Cross Corridor Trail (4.12 mile out and back). Both trails are rated easy to moderate and with the weather […]

News from Borderlands Wildlife Preserve


A huge round of thanks goes to the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona for the grant provided to the Sky Islands Tourism Association by the South32 Hermosa Community Fund. The funds will be used over the coming year to keep […]

Sending Our Thanks for Their Generosity


According to the folks at BestPlaces.net, the climate in the Sky Islands really is something to write home about. They profiled Patagonia (as the only incorporated town in the area) and concluded that this is “one of the more pleasant […]

The Sky Islands’ Climate is Worth Bragging About



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