Fiesta de las Aves

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April 29 - May 3, 2014

btgraysm.gif Fiesta de las Aves ("Festival of the Birds") features a variety of activities for birders and other wildlife enthusiasts. The festival is a traveling affair, with activities taking place at a series of outstanding birding locations in Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. The festival leads up to the nationwide celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.
Click here for interactive map to field trip locations

Below is the current schedule of activities. For updates and additions to the schedule, please bookmark this page or use the RSS subscription link.

Upcoming events

    • 29 Apr 2014
    • 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    The San Pedro River, a narrow green oasis rippling through desert grassland, is one of the last wild rivers in the Southwest and one of the most endangered. These 3-hour guided walks through desert grassland and among towering cottonwood trees will introduce you to the birds and other wildlife that make their homes in the sanctuary of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. This walks departs from Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast.

    $15 per person for members of SABO and/or Friends of the San Pedro River and/or guests of Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast, $20 for non-members. Participation is limited, and reservations are required; prepaid registration is refundable only if unforeseen circumstances force SABO to cancel the walk.

    Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast is located at 8933 S. Yell Lane, Hereford, AZ, north of the town of Palominas. Click for interactive map.

    Personalized walks on the San Pedro River for individuals and groups are available with advance arrangements.For more information, contact SABO.

    • 01 May 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Carr Canyon
    • 1
    The canyons of the Huachuca Mountains are home to some of southeastern Arizona's loveliest birds as well as important habitat for many spring migrants. Possibilities on this walk include Blue-throated Hummingbird, Arizona Woodpecker, Bridled Titmouse, Plumbeous Vireo, Painted Redstart, Virginia's, Townsend's, and Hermit warblers, Black-headed Grosbeak, Scott's Oriole, and even the elusive Montezuma Quail. This 3-hour guided walk explores relatively easy trails in the Coronado National Forest and will introduce you to the birds and other wildlife of the Huachuca Mountains. 

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    $15 per person for adult members of SABO, $20 for adult non-members; a 50% discount is available for young naturalists ages 10 to 16 when accompanied by an adult. Participation is limited, and prepaid reservations are recommended; fees are refundable only if unforeseen circumstances force SABO to cancel the walk.

    Personalized walks in the Huachuca Mountains for individuals and groups are available with advance arrangements. For more information, contact SABO.

    • 02 May 2014
    • 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    The San Pedro River, a narrow green oasis rippling through desert grassland, is one of the last wild rivers in the Southwest and one of the most endangered. These 3-hour guided walks through desert grassland and among towering cottonwood trees will introduce you to the birds and other wildlife that make their homes in the sanctuary of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. This walks departs from Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast.

    $15 per person for members of SABO and/or Friends of the San Pedro River and/or guests of Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast, $20 for non-members. Participation is limited, and reservations are required; prepaid registration is refundable only if unforeseen circumstances force SABO to cancel the walk.

    Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast is located at 8933 S. Yell Lane, Hereford, AZ, north of the town of Palominas. Click for interactive map.

    Personalized walks on the San Pedro River for individuals and groups are available with advance arrangements.For more information, contact SABO.

    • 02 May 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Visit SABO's most recent study site on the San Pedro River at Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast. 

    Banding sessions take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on a weekly to biweekly schedule. Registration is required for attendees who are not guests of Casa de San Pedro. This activity is free to SABO members and Casa guests, $5 per person for non-members/non-guests.

    Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast is located at 8933 S. Yell Lane, Hereford, AZ, off Hereford Road north of Palominas, approximately 25 minutes from Bisbee. Click for interactive map.

    Capture rates and species diversity can vary dramatically through the season, but up to 30 hummingbirds of 7 species may be banded in a 2-hour session.

    • 03 May 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Huachuca Canyon, Fort Huachuca
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    eltrma.jpgHuachuca Canyon on Fort Huachuca has begun to rival nearby Garden Canyon for its bird life. Elegant Trogons, Montezuma Quail, Arizona Woodpeckers, Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers, Hepatic Tanagers, and Painted Redstarts are among its more notable avian residents.

    This 4-hour field trip will meet just inside the front gate of Fort Huachuca and begin with "warm-up" birding in the lower part of the canyon followed by a mildly demanding walk at higher elevations. Actual walking and driving distance covered will depend on the quality of the birding and condition of the road. Limited to 10 participants, U.S. citizens only.

    $20 per person for members of SABO, $25 for non-members. Prepaid reservations are highly recommended; fees are refundable only if unforeseen circumstances force SABO to cancel the walk.

    The Huachuca Canyon Walk begins at a picnic area in lower Huachuca Canyon on Fort Huachuca. Click for interactive Fiesta de las Aves map.
    • 03 May 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • San Pedro House
    bchu.jpgUp to 10 species of hummingbirds use the green corridor of the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and their northern nesting grounds. The public is invited to get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, weigh, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this vital migration route.

    The banding station is located at the San Pedro House visitor center of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, 7 miles east of Sierra Vista on Highway 90. For directions, please see SABO's Activities map.

    The public is welcome to observe banding sessions at this site at no charge and without reservations, but donations are gratefully accepted. Hummingbird "adoptions" may be available; proceeds support SABO's hummingbird research.

Past events

04 May 2013 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Banding at the San Pedro House
04 May 2013 Fiesta de las Aves: Huachuca Canyon Walk
03 May 2013 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Banding at Casa de San Pedro B&B
03 May 2013 Fiesta de las Aves: Casa de San Pedro River Walk II
01 May 2013 Fiesta de las Aves: Carr Canyon Owl Prowl 2
01 May 2013 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Field Clinic
30 Apr 2013 Fiesta de las Aves: Casa de San Pedro River Walk I
05 May 2012 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Banding at the San Pedro House
04 May 2012 Fiesta de las Aves: Casa de San Pedro River Walk II
03 May 2012 Fiesta de las Aves: Carr Canyon Owl Prowl 2
03 May 2012 Fiesta de las Aves: Miller Canyon Walk
02 May 2012 Fiesta de las Aves: Carr Canyon Owl Prowl 1
01 May 2012 Fiesta de las Aves: Casa de San Pedro River Walk I
30 Apr 2012 Fiesta de las Aves: Huachuca Canyon Walk
07 May 2011 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Banding at the San Pedro House
06 May 2011 Fiesta de las Aves: Huachuca Canyon Walk
05 May 2011 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Field Clinic
05 May 2011 Fiesta de las Aves: Miller Canyon Walk
03 May 2011 Fiesta de las Aves: Huachuca Mountain Owl Prowl
03 May 2011 Fiesta de las Aves: Casa de San Pedro River Walk
08 May 2010 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Banding at the San Pedro House
08 May 2010 Fiesta de las Aves: Cienega and Grasslands Tour
07 May 2010 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Banding in Carr Canyon
07 May 2010 Fiesta de las Aves: Huachuca Canyon Walk
06 May 2010 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Field Clinic
06 May 2010 Fiesta de las Aves: Miller Canyon Walk
04 May 2010 Fiesta de las Aves: San Pedro River Walk
03 May 2010 Fiesta de las Aves: Huachuca Mountain Owl Prowl
16 May 2009 Hummingbird Banding at the San Pedro House May 16
16 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Cave Creek Canyon Walk
15 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Cave Creek Canyon Owl Prowl
15 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Banding in Carr Canyon
15 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Garden Canyon Walk
14 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Hummingbird Field Clinic
14 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Miller Canyon Walk
13 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Patagonia Lake Walk
12 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Miller Canyon Owl Prowl
12 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: River Walk
11 May 2009 Fiesta de las Aves: Cienega and Grasslands Tour
 

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