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Hereford, AZ, 85615, USA
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Upcoming Events 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.

HOLIDAY DINNERS!
  • Romantic Valentines Dinner at the Casa (Saturday, February 13, 2016). ** Reservations required!

SPRING RIVER WALKS AND HUMMINGBIRD BANDING:

Sheri Williamson and Tom Woods from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (www.sabo.org) are again planning to do early morning River Walks along the San Pedro River, starting at the Casa back gate on Tuesday and Friday mornings (plus a few Sunday mornings as well) starting in late March and going through May.  (Exact dates and times are on their web site: www.sabo.org).

And they will also be hosting Hummingbird Banding in our back yard on Friday afternoons.  Join Tom and Sheri for a great birding experience during our Spring Migration.

River Walks start early, but we serve juice, coffee, and muffins to get you started, and then we have a full breakfast for you when you return from the walk.  Also please note that we generally have a Mexican Dinner here at the Casa on Monday nights and Thursday nights (the evening prior to the walks) so that you can just stay in, have a great dinner, and be ready for the early morning walks!






Join Tom and Sheri (Sabo.org) in Trinidad Tobago back to top

Sheri Williamson and Tom Wood are hosting a great Naturalist Journeys tour to Trinidad and Tobago (the Asa Wright Nature Center) June 4 to 15, 2016.  Details are available at Naturalistjourneys.com.  We have had the opportunity to do this trip (2015) and we highly recommend it!


Also do check the Naturalist Journeys web site for other great tours.




Kathe Anderson Seminar: Get Ready for Migration! back to top

March 4-6: 2 nights. Get ready for Migration. Early migrants will have already arrived, while millions of other birds are getting restless for their journey north to establish territories, breed and raise young. How can you tune into this magical natural phenomenon? Literally, listen for tunes—and look for breeding behavior, nests and eggs! Choose one or both classes, each $30. Here’s the program to enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of this active time for birds:

Friday, Mar 4:

  • 5:30-6pmEarly Bird Bonus! 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 – Birding-by-Ear. This class concentrates on listening—how to listen, what to listen for, and how to remember which birds make which sounds. We’ll answer such questions as what’s the difference between bird calls and bird songs? Why does that matter? What other sounds do birds make? How can we tune in better?

Saturday, Mar 5:

  • 7:15-8am - Early Bird Bonus! A slow wander around la Casa to hear, and perhaps see, what might be singing at dawn.
  • Right after breakfast (and we won’t rush the delicious meal!): Approximately 2 hour field trip, concentrating on birds in the San Pedro River corridor near la Casa, to listen for bird calls, songs and sounds, as well as identify the species we encounter. Wrap up back at the the Casa to review the list of birds we’ve seen and heard, and answer questions.
  • 7pm – Eggs and Nests. This is an interactive Q and A session designed to explore the wide variety of homemaking abilities of birds. What are nests made of? What forms do they take? Why don’t we see more nests? Why aren’t eggs all “egg-shaped”? Can we identify egg shells left behind by different species?

Sunday, Mar 6:

  • 7:15-8am - Early Bird Bonus! A slow wander around la Casa to look for nests and nest-building activities.
  • Right after breakfast (and we won’t rush the delicious meal!): Approximately 3 hour field trip to nearby Ramsey Canyon. ($3 for Nature Conservancy members, $6 for others). This visit will allow us to explore an entirely different habitat—a lush canyon with towering trees, and with luck, a crystalline flowing stream attracting birds. We hope to view resident birds (woodpeckers, wrens, nuthatches and jays) starting their territorial claims and exhibiting nesting behavior. Perhaps some early migrants will be arriving and singing. Wrap up the program at Ramsey Canyon, to add to the bird list and answer questions.

Leave the program with handouts that help you remember what we’ve covered, and appreciation for the amazing skills birds bring to their life cycle.

Kathe Anderson: Summer Specialties (The Colorful Birds!) back to top

June 3-5: 2 nights.
 Summer specialty species. In a program specifically developed for Casa de San Pedro, we’ll explore the backstory of several common and rare birds Southeast Arizona. On the first evening, in Temporary Custody of a Rainbow, we’ll talk about the colorful array of neotropic migrants that find their way to the San Pedro River for all or part of the summer. Concentrating on the lovely songbirds, we’ll learn where they spend the winter, why they leave and what sustains them at the San Pedro, including some threats to their survival. Learn about the diet, nesting sites and more, of yellow warblers, summer tanagers, black-headed grosbeaks, lazuli buntings and Casa’s mascots, dazzling vermilion flycatchers, among other species. On the second evening, in SE Specialty Species, we’ll take a closer look at species that are unique (or almost unique!) to Southern Arizona’s Sky Islands. We’ll talk about the elegant trogon, Arizona woodpecker, dusky-capped and sulfur-bellied flycatchers, rufous-winged and Botteri’s sparrows, among others. Some of these species are difficult to identify and difficult to find. Get tips to do both! Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.

Friday, June 3:

  • 5:30-6pmEarly Bird Bonus! 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 – Temporary Custody of a Rainbow. This is an interactive class where each participant is given information to share about one or more of the featured birds, with an opportunity for personal observations and questions.

Saturday, June 4:

  • 6-7:30am - Early Bird Bonus! A slow wander around la Casa to see which of the featured birds show up at the feeders and immediate environs.
  • Right after breakfast (and we won’t rush the delicious meal!): Approximately 2 hour field trip, concentrating on birds in the San Pedro River corridor near la Casa, to see how many more featured species we can find, as well as other residents and colorful migrants.
  • 7pm – SE Specialty Species. This is an interactive class designed to engage participants in learning about the more unusual species of the area, including how to find and identify them.

Sunday, June 5:

  • 6:30-7:30am - Early Bird Bonus! A slow wander in the area around la Casa to look for whatever shows up.
  • Right after breakfast (and we won’t rush the delicious meal!): Approximately 4 hour field trip to nearby Ramsey Canyon ($3 for Nature Conservancy members, $6 for others) and Ash Canyon ($5). These visits will allow us to explore entirely different habitats—lush Ramsey canyon with towering trees, as well as more of a transition zone at the foot of Ash Canyon. We hope to view some of the species featured in the evening program. 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 appreciation for the treasures the unique San Pedro River and SE AZ habitats provide.



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:

Southwest Wings Spring Fling - May 4th to 7th, 2016.
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


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
Casa de San Pedro Bed and Breakfast Inn  |  8933 S. Yell Lane, Hereford AZ 85615, USA  |  (520) 366-1300  |  bedandbirds@gmail.com
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