The Birds Are Here! (April 30, 2013)
Wow - what a GREAT Spring Migration. So many birds, so many types of birds - even a Lewis's Woodpecker staying around, Rose Breasted and Black-headed Grosbeaks, Swainson's and Gray Hawks, and Hummingbirds (Black-chinned, Magnificent, Costas, Calliope, Broad Billed, Broad Tailed, Rufous, Anna's and Violet Crowned), even some early baby Gambel's Quail chicks. And soooo many warblers! The early morning River Walks with the Southeast Arizona Bird Observatory have been a festival of colorful birds - with about a new bird per minute for the two hour walk. And Hummingbird banding on Fridays have been very productive - many birds and many helpers to view and participate in the events. Our Summer birds are arriving as well - so there are many colorful tanagers, orioles, thrashers. And the nighthawks are back along with the bats for evening entertainment as well. Great sunny weather (not too hot !) is also a blessing !
And don't forget to sign up for Monday and Thursday Mexican Dinners - just call us ! And sign up for the Southeast Arizona Bird Observatory River Walks that start at the Casa's back gate on Tuesday and Friday mornings - sign up at www.sabo.org - Casa guests get a $5 discount - just enter "bedandbirds" as your discount code when you register for your River Walk on the SABO website.
And SABO also is doing Hummingbird banding in our back yard every Friday afternoon through May (4-6 pm).
Come to SE Arizona, enjoy a relaxing stay at the Casa, and join the fun !