Friends of Sonoita Creek is an Arizona non-profit organization dedicated to protecting Sonoita Creek and its watershed.

Visitors to the watershed find a variety of landscapes, unusual plants, rich wildlife, a moderate climate and great outdoor recreationJoin us in exploring and learning about  the fascinating and fragile Sonoita Creek.


FOSC participated in Patagonia EarthFest April 21, 2018


Board member Kathy Pasierb with well and watershed models


FOSC Annual Meeting March 17 featured panel of community leaders

The Nature Conservancy’s Patagonia-Sonoita Preserver, Patagonia Lake State Park and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, Patagonia’s Flood and Flow Committee, Borderland’s Restoration Network, and Tucson Audubon’s Patton’s Hummingbird Center leaders took part in a panel discussion.  For more details click on this link from a story in the Patagonia Regional Times.


FOSC continues to monitor the riparian area along the creek

Under the leadership of Andy Gould, trained participants monitor the riparian area flora along the creek and the erosion of the creek bank.  This is an ongoing collection of data.


From October until April FOSC led the popular Full Moon Hikes to the top of Overlook Hill.

Full Moon Hike





Western Screech-Owl, Cienega Loop Trail

Western Screech Owl

Sonoita Creek is home to over 300 species of birds, including Gray Hawk, vermilion flycatcher, violet-crowned hummingbird, thick-billed kingbird, zone-tailed hawk, green kingfisher, white-throated sparrows (in winter) and black-bellied whistling duck.

CHECK IT OUT!  Patagonia Area Seasonal Bird Sightings List:  Guided bird walks at Patagonia Lake State Park are over for the summer.  Join us in November for more guided walks.

Bird and Butterfly checklists on line are linked on our RESOURCES page.


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