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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.

JANUARY 15 -24, 2017 The time to plan that winter escape is now, while air fares are excellent!

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!

We invite you to join us in Central America this winter, and enjoy a nature travel experience you won't soon forget. 

Special Note: 

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.



Hold a Rainbow in Your Hand

Hummingbird Banding at the Casa wraps up with a final session on Friday October 7 - 4 to 6 pm.  Then the banding team gets to take the winter off as the hummers will have zoomed off to their winter homes in the far South.  Look for Hummingbird banding to resume again for the Spring Migration starting in late March (also on Friday afternoons).

Sheri Williamson and Tom Woods from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory ( 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:  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.

  •   For non-resident participants you must pre-register with SABO at their website and attendance is limited.
  •   There is a small charge for participants not staying at the Casa.

Kathe Anderson:   November 18 - 20, 2016 back to top

Winter Treats Near and Far.

Taking a closer look at four broad families of birds, this program is designed for beginning and intermediate birders to become more familiar with common birds of urban/suburban ponds, parks and yards.

Ducks/Not Ducks should help distinguish among the many “floaties” that populate ponds, lakes and rivers throughout Southern Arizona in the winter. What makes a duck a duck, beyond that it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck and walks like a duck? What about grebes, cormorants and gallinules?  Why aren’t they ducks? We’ll discuss the obvious and not-so-obvious visible differences, as well as differences in behavior and diet. 

On the second evening, in Woodpeckers and Wrens, we’ll take a closer look at the common members in AZ of both these families. Why study these families together—what do they have in common, and what differentiates them?

Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.

Friday, November 18:

  • 4:45-5:15pmEarly Bird Bonus for Friday class participants! Feeder watch (meet in the dining room).
  • 6-7pm – dinner on your own, or bring dinner and eat with Kathe and other participants in the dining room.
  • 7pm – Ducks/Not Ducks. This is an interactive class where each participant chooses one or more species of waterfowl for discussion and identification, with an opportunity for personal observations and questions.

Saturday, November 19:

  • 7-8am - Early Bird Bonus for Saturday class participants! A slow wander around la Casa to see what species are winter residents of the area.
  • Right after breakfast (and we won’t rush the delicious meal!): Approximately 3 hour field trip, by carpooling to Whitewater Draw, about an hour away where we should see many of the waterfowl we discussed the night before, plus sandhill cranes and a variety of songbirds and possibly owls. We’ll wrap up at a restaurant in Bisbee for lunch, go over what we’ve seen and answer questions.
  • 5pm – Optional participant dinner at nearby Pizzeria Mimosa.
  • 7pm – Woodpeckers and Wrens. This is an interactive class, with a PowerPoint to illustrate different species, designed to highlight diagnostic features and expose some curious facts about these common birds.

Sunday, November 20:

  • 7-8am - Early Bird Bonus for Saturday class participants! A slow wander around the Casa to relate information from Saturday’s class to what woodpeckers and wrens we might see in the area.
  • Right after breakfast (and we won’t rush the delicious meal!): Approximately 2 hour field trip to nearby Ash Canyon ($5), to enjoy Mary Jo’s hospitality at her feeders, where several species of woodpeckers and wrens show up regularly. Mary Jo is an excellent observer of birds, and will likely have information to add about woodpecker and wren distinctions and behavior. Wrap up the program at Ash Canyon, to add to the bird list and answer questions.

Leave the program with handouts that provide notes from the evening programs, and an overview to guide your identification of common waterfowl, woodpeckers and wrens.

Area Events back to top

For more detailed information about history tours, special events, stage/arts events, and festivals please click the following links for:

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

And, The Nature Conservancy in Ramsey Canyon offers nature walks back to top

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.
Hummingbird near Casa de San Pedro
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