Upcoming Events


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 above has a representation of a few of the many events in the area.



WINTER BIRDING IN SE ARIZONA IS GREAT!

November brings us into the start of Winter Birding in SE Arizona.  Our Summer residents have started to head South to warmer habitats, but our many Winter birds are arriving to settle in for a Winter home.  The Sandhill Cranes have returned to Whitewater Draw along with numerous waterfowl.  Our backyard Vermilioin Flycatcher seems to move from the San Pedro River to take up Winter residence at Whitewater Draw as well (not much of a migratory effort!).  Red-tails and Harriers have replaced the now Southbound Swainson's Hawks.  But our owls stick around throughout the year.  Winter features a lot of hawks, owls, and falcons here in SE Arizona.  And the overwintering sparrows and other field birds are abundant.  The crowd of birds at our feeders changes seasonally, and we look forward to seeing the new arrivals daily. 

As you tour SE Arizona from our high prairie grasslands, to mountain canons, and riparian areas, it is probable that you will find well over 150 species in just a few days, without a lot of effort.  Local bird guides can help you find and identify the many types of birds, and guide you to the Winter birding hot-spots.  And as always, the San Pedro River Valley is at the heart of SE Arizona's hottest birding sites.

PLUS: On December 26, Wezil Walraven is offering a tour from Casa de San Pedro (right after breakfast) to the Sulphur Springs Valley and Whitewater Draw.  Wezil will provide the transportation and lunch is included.  You will have a fun and informative day with Wezil -get to see thousands of Sandhill Cranes, lots of waterfowl, and many types of hawks and some eagles along the way.  Call us at (888) 257-2050 to book your spaces on this fun tour!




HOLIDAY DINNERS AT THE CASA:

Join us for one of our annual holiday dinners at the Casa.

Valentines Day - February 14, 2018 (Wednesday):  Join us for a romantic Valentines Dinner - treat your Sweetie to a fabulous dinner at the Casa to celebrate romance!  Start with a Hearts Salad (Beets, Baby Boston Lettuce), followed by a classic Surf and Turf dinner featuring a Chateaubriand and Lobster Tail, plus all the sides and a selection of our must-have desserts!  Minimum two night stay required.  $45 per person plus tax and gratuity.  RSVP by February 10 so the chefs have time to prepare your dinners!


BIRDING AT THE CASA:

Hummingbird Banding at the Casa - Starting again in Late March 2018

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.

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.


MARCH 2-4, 2018 -  OWLS and common feeder birds - a weekend seminar with kathe anderson

 This is a full weekend program focusing on Owls and Other Common Feeder Birds.

On the first evening, we’ll talk about the back story of a dozen common birds of the urban/wild interface, many of which show up regularly at our feeders or visit our yards.

On the second evening, we’ll take a closer look at owls, their remarkable variety and physical adaptations for hunting mostly at night. We’ll focus on the identification and vocalization of 5 owls found in AZ. Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.

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June 8-10, 2018: Wee and Plain; Bold and Beautiful. Little Bitty Gray Birds & Temporary Custody of a Rainbow

This is a full weekend program focusing on birds morning and evening, with afternoons free to relax at la Casa or explore the many natural and cultural resources of the area. 

Class the first evening will feature a variety of confusing little gray birds, including vireos, gnatcatchers, titmice, verdins, bushtits and others. Class the second evening, in a program specifically developed for Casa de San Pedro, will highlight ten strikingly colorful birds that migrate through or summer in the San Pedro area, plus two beautiful raptors. Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.

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Oct 12-14, 2018: Birding: Focus on Behavior. Overview, Observations, Flight Patterns and Vocalizations

This is a full weekend program focusing on birds morning and evening, with afternoons free to relax at la Casa or explore the many natural and cultural resources of the area. 

Class the first evening will feature an overview of bird behavior including migration, mating, nesting, preening and unusual behaviors.Class the second evening is an interactive program focusing on different elements of observed behavior (flocking, secretiveness, habitat preferences and others), plus bird vocalizations and other sounds. Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.

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Other Area Events:

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.)


The Nature Conservancy Nature 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.

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Casa de San Pedro Bed and Breakfast
8933 S. Yell Lane
Hereford, AZ 85615, USA
(520) 366-1300

A Naturalist Haven!

Here you can view 355 species of birds and hundreds of butterflies. Experts agree Casa de San Pedro is one of the most romantic Arizona getaways and the most upscale Southern Arizona Bed and Breakfast. Naturalists, bird watchers, history buffs and environmentalists herald the inn as a world-class accommodation with a heart. One seasoned travel writer exclaimed that the Casa is "90 miles from Tucson, but only inches from Heaven."