|Feliz Paseo Park|
Feliz Paseo Park features a sensational setting with the Tucson Mountains as a backdrop, diverse native vegetation, deep washes, a wildlife waterhole, and interesting geologic features. The site offers wildlife viewing opportunities for people of all abilities, and is close to Tucson on the route...
Ed Pastor Kino Ecosystem Restoration Project (KERP)
|Description: The riparian and open water components of this site provide invaluable habitat for urban wildlife, as well as an important public education tool. The project restores the flood-control basin to a habitat similar to that of the original Tucson Basin, including riparian, mesquite bosques, upland, creosote, and grassland. Outstanding views of the restored native habitat are available from the path that circles the site.|
Wildlife to Watch: Displaced burrowing owls that have lost their habitat due to development are relocated to KERP, with the installation of numerous burrowing owl nesting tunnels. Approximately 30 burrowing owls have been successfully relocated. You also may see cottontail rabbit, black-tailed jackrabbit, red-tailed hawk, red-winged blackbird, Gambel’s quail, tiger whiptail, common side-blotched lizard, and a variety of ducks.
Special Tips: The Tucson Audubon Society leads monthly bird walks here on the fourth Saturday of the month.
Other Activities: 2.2-mile loop trail around perimeter of the 141-acre site
Ownership: Pima County
Size: 141 acres
Closest Town: Tucson
Best Seasons for Wildlife Viewing: