March – May (SPRING) – 118 species grace the area in the Spring months in Southeast Arizona, including the following species:
Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark’s Grebe, Gray Hawk, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willet, Spotted Sandpiper, White-winged Dove, Common Ground-Dove, Elf Owl, Lesser Nighthawk, Buff-collared Nightjar, Broad-billed Hummingbird, White-eared Hummingbird, Berylline Hummingbird, Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Eared Trogon, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Greater Pewee, Violet-green Swallow, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Pacific-Slope Flycatcher, Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Vermilion Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin’s Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Western Scrub-Jay, Mexican Jay, Pinyon Jay, Plain Titmouse, Bushtit, Bell’s Vireo, Hutton’s Vireo, Virginia’s Warbler, Lucy’s Warbler, Grace’s Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, Hermit Warbler, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Red-faced Warbler, Painted Redstart, Olive Warbler, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Green-tailed Towhee, Brewer’s Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Baird’s Sparrow, McCown’s Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Hooded Oriole, Bullock’s Oriole, Scott’s Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch and Lawrence’s Goldfinch.
Be sure to join us for Hummingbird Banding at Casa de San Pedro with Sheri Williamson from the Southeast Arizona Bird Observatory from 4:00 – 6:00 pm on Fridays (or a few Saturdays) throughout April and May 2012! Check the SABO web site for exact dates. SABO also conducts River Walks at Casa de San Pedro every Tuesday and Friday morning in the Spring (late March through early June). Sign up the the River Walks at their web site at www.sabo.org. Guests staying at the Casa get a discount – just use the discount code: “bedandbirds”.
A hiking group from Phoenix, the AZHIKRS (www.azhikrs.org), came to Casa de San Pedro in April of 2011 to hike the San Pedro River. A Picasa slideshow of their hike, the river, the mountains and the Casa are worth viewing at: https://picasaweb.google.com/AZHIKRS/SanPedroMovie#5594398461769947138.