Spend six days and five nights exploring southeastern Arizona's
birding hot spots with Sheri Williamson, author of the Peterson Field
Guide to Hummingbirds and the title essay in Good Birders Don't Wear White: 50 Tips from North America's Top Birders.
Late May is an excellent time to get to know some of southeastern Arizona's most exciting birds, especially owls and trogons.
Most field trip destinations will be of chosen for their owl and trogon potential, but we won't neglect the songbirds, hummingbirds, raptors, and other
wildlife that make this region so special. The tour will include short presentations to give
you an in-depth understanding of the natural history and
identification of southeastern Arizona's 12 nesting species of owls and two trogons. To compensate for early mornings and nighttime field trips, most days will incorporate an hour or two of siesta time in the afternoon.
Featured lodging for this tour will be Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast, adjacent to the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. One night will be spent at Portal in the Chiricahua Mountains.
Day 1 (Mon): meet at Casa de San Pedro B&B at 4 p.m. for orientation and dinner
Day 2 (Tue): early walk on the San Pedro River, feeder watching at Ash Canyon B&B, afternoon presentation at Casa de San Pedro, evening owling in the Huachuca Mountains
Day 3 (Wed): Field trip to Huachuca Canyon, Scheelite Canyon, owling in the Huachuca Mountains
Day 4 (Thu): Early checkout and departure for Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area and the Chiricahua Mountains, owling around Portal
Day 5 (Fri): Early departure for dawn owling at Onion Saddle, Rustler Park, return to Casa de San Pedro
Day 6 (Sat): Early walk in Miller Canyon, back to Casa de San Pedro around noon
* The actual itinerary will be flexible and may change as unusual opportunities and/or access issues dictate.
Approximate prices: $1015 for SABO members, $1045 for non-members; add $285 for single occupancy. Package includes 6 nights lodging, ground transportation
from Casa de San Pedro B&B, and meals from dinner the first day through breakfast the
last day. Alcoholic beverages, guide and lodging
gratuities, and other personal expenses are not included. Limited to 8 participants. A deposit of $200 is required to hold your reservation. For additional information, please contact SABO at email@example.com or (520) 432-1388.