Spend a week exploring southeastern Arizona's hummingbird havens with Sheri Williamson, author of the Peterson Field Guide to Hummingbirds and scriptwriter for the Advanced Birding Video: Hummingbirds of North America.
August is one of the most exciting months for hummingbird watching in southeastern Arizona. Summer thunderstorms bring a second spring to the "sky island" mountains and valleys. Blooming wildflowers and the area's famous feeding stations attract up to 15 hummingbird species plus many other colorful birds, butterflies, and much more.
Most field trip destinations will be of particular interest to hummingbird aficionados, but we won't neglect the songbirds, raptors, butterflies, and other wildlife that make this region so special. The tour will include short presentations to give you an in-depth understanding of hummingbird natural history and identification. To compensate for early mornings and avoid thunderstorms, 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.
Day 1 (Sun): meet in Tucson for orientation and dinner
Day 2 (Mon): Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Patagonia on the way to Casa de San Pedro
Day 3 (Tue): Ramsey Canyon Preserve, Ash Canyon B&B
Day 4 (Wed): Fort Huachuca, Beatty's Guest Ranch
Day 5 (Thu): Chiricahua Mountains
Day 6 (Fri): Carr Canyon, Ash Canyon B&B
Day 7 (Sat): early walk on the river, breakfast, return to Tucson airport
* The actual itinerary will be flexible and may change as unusual opportunities and/or access issues dictate.
$1265 for SABO members, $1295 for non-members double occupancy*; add $495 for single occupancy. Package includes 6 nights' lodging, ground transportation from Tucson, 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 reservations or additional information, please contact SABO at firstname.lastname@example.org or (520) 432-1388.
* Each room at Casa de San Pedro is equipped with one king bed; please let us know if your party will need two beds.