Lakeside Park

Tips for Birding

Lakeside Park is an urban oasis on the east side of Tucson. A small lake that is stocked with fish for urban fishing, it draws people and birds alike. I have seen osprey and a juvenile brown pelican here before. It is one of my favorite places to see spotted sandpipers in the winter and vermilion flycatchers year-round. The park itself is over 30 acres with 14 acres of water. There is a one-mile walking trail around the lake. Besides being a nice park, it is also an eBird Hotspot!

About this Location

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Ford is a retired Tucson Unified School District elementary school principal and a former Tucson Vice Mayor having served on the Tucson City Council for two terms in the 1980s. Chuck Ford Lakeside Park is managed by the City of Tucson.

Content from Birds of Lakeside Park (Kathie’s Birds blog) and the Lakeside Park webpage