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


Full Moon Hike on January 30 began at 4PM

Full Moon Hike



Full Moon Hike on Nov. 3

This intrepid group hiked to the top of Overlook Hill on Nov 3 to see the Full Moon Rise, though it was hidden by clouds.



Sonoita Creek Wildlife Corridor expands

Sonoita Creek Wildlife corridor has added more acreage and more space and habitat for the animals that live there.  Their recently published newsletter tells of the acquisition and includes photos of some of the animals that live there.

WC 2017 Newsletter


Local Water Wells a focus for Friends of Sonoita Creek

Friends of Sonoita Creek is in the beginning stages of a water well-monitoring  project for Patagonia.  Read more..


Friends working on survey of fencing in Sonoita Creek State Natural Area



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.


See more photos and information on our Facebook Page by clicking on the name

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