Upcoming Events at Casa de San Pedro and in Southern Arizona
Join Casa de San Pedro for a relaxing stay and enjoy special birding events or special dinners to make your stay even more satisfying! Be sure to sign up in advance for special events by calling us toll free at 888-257-2050. The calendar below has a representation of a few of the many events in the area.
Belize/ Honduras with Naturalist Journeys
Two Great Eco-lodges: Chan Chich (Belize) & Pico Bonito (Honduras) with the Casa de San Pedro Hosted by Patrick Dome and Karl Schmitt January 15-24, 2017
In yet another edition of our annual tours to other great nature lodges, January 2017 will offer a spectacular and unique tour opportunity:
Two top tier Nature Lodges and Two Countries.
In a tour that cannot be replicated elsewhere we will first fly to Belize to fly out to Chan Chich, a remote nature lodge (for 5 nights) famous for its luxury, remoteness, and native jungle teeming with wildlife. Then we fly (on a private charter flight - arranged specifically for this tour in order to avoid a wasted overnight trip back to Belize City) to Honduras to Pico Bonito, another world famous nature lodge (for 4 more nights) for more adventures in birding, and opportunities for beach time and snorkeling on pristine reefs.
A 10 day trip with your hosts from Casa de San Pedro, Karl and Patrick, to experience some of the best nature travel, luxurious lodges with great amenities, and plentiful wildlife! Start dreaming of warm January weather, and incredible hospitality. We hope you can join us for this stunning adventure with nature.
The Detailed Itinerary and Details Here!
In early August our lodges in the northern part of Belize sustained the high winds and intense rains of Hurricane Earl, which made a path west after landfall near Belize City on August 4. While our friends and colleagues there are safe and lodges okay, we know there may be needs in the surrounding villages due to storm damage and flooding. You may want to check in with Peg Abbott at Naturalist Journeys to see if she has suggestions on ways that you can lend your support to those who were impacted by the storm.
SUMMER HUMMINGBIRD BANDING:
Sheri Williamson and Tom Woods from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (www.sabo.org) are again planning to do Hummingbird Banding during most of the summer months and into September and October. (Exact dates and times are on their web site: www.sabo.org). And, see our calendar, above, for the dates.
The Hummingbird Banding happens in our back yard on (most, but check the calendar carefully!) Friday afternoons. Join Tom and Sheri for a great hummingbird experience.
These banding sessions at Casa de San Pedro are free to our resident guests.
Fri-Sun, Sept. 9-11: 2 nights. Birds up Close and Personal.
As we admire birds from afar, it’s even more fascinating to know more about them up close. On the first evening, in Feathers and Fluff, we’ll look at the structure of feathers (there are 7 different kinds of feathers), and consider their growth, coloration, care and molt.
On the second evening, in Bird Anatomy A-Z (alula to zygodactyl), we’ll take a closer look at some bird body parts, with a few tips to help identify certain species by variation in their body parts.
Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.
Friday, September 9:
Saturday, September 10:
Sunday, September 11:
Leave the program with handouts that provide notes from the evening programs, and perhaps a new appreciation for the remarkable, more intimate, features of birds.
Leave the program with handouts that provide notes from the evening programs, and an appreciation for the treasures the unique San Pedro River and SE AZ habitats provide.
AllenWildlife Special Event at Casa de San Pedro:
Southwest Arizona Field Workshop
Enjoy one of the country's hottest birding areas while the birds are still migrating, but after the crowds have left, in order to get good, quiet views of the amazing hummingbirds and other birds.
Stay at the beautiful Casa de San Pedro, which was built as a destination lodge for birders. At the B&B, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast and several other meals, afternoon pie, and classroom instruction. Some of the evening photography will take place on the B&B's 10 acres with its many bird and hummingbird feeders, or on the adjacent San Pedro River and Riparian National Conservation Area. You will have ample opportunity for individual instruction.
A morning session highlight will be Ash Canyon Bed & Breakfast, a birding spot known as the best place in the area to photograph the Lucifer Hummingbird (third photo from the bottom, at right), as well as many other bird and hummingbird species.
Price $1900, double occupancy. ($500 deposit. Price increases to $2100 if deposit is made after July 5, 2016. Single occupancy, add $255. Non-photographing partner, $950.) Limit 8 participants.
Includes Three nights of lodging; classroom and field instruction; entrance fees; all breakfasts, and two dinners. Transportation not included.
Contact Dave and Kristin for more information using the contact link above or call.
Download the reservation form to sign up.
For more detailed information about history tours, special events, stage/arts events, and festivals please click the following links for:
Southwest Wings Birding Festival - August 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2016
Events in Bisbee, AZ
Events in Sierra Vista, AZ
Huachuca Art Association: Art in the Park - First Weekend in October annually; plus First Sunday Artist Receptions in the SV Mall Gallery monthly 3 - 5 p.m.; and Artist Potluck on the Second Saturday at the Astro Gallery in Hereford (4-6 p.m.)
Huachuca Audubon Events and Walks
Nature Walks Visitors from all over the world come to see the more than 170 species of birds found in the preserve and surrounding national forest. Southwestern specialties such as painted redstarts and magnificent hummingbirds share the canyon with many other animals, including black bears, Chiricahua leopard frogs and dozens of species of butterflies. The canyon is also home to more than 400 species of plants, from tiny mosses to towering firs.
Guided walks are on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m. from March 1 to the end of October.
The reserve is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.