Winter Birding in SE Arizona
SE Arizona is home to many species of birds that either reside here year-round, or that migrate through the Sky Islands (our small ranges of mountains). Over 200 species of birds spend the Winters in SE Arizona in various habitats from the mountain canyons to the grasslands (sparrows!) and the river and wetlands (Whitewater Draw). Winter birding is surprisingly productive and entertaining!
With short trips around our San Pedro River Valley and the Huachuca Mountain Cayons, there are multiple habitats and venues for great birding: The San Pedro River (right outside our back gate, onto 40 miles of BLM land along the river), to the Huachuca Canyons (Coronado National Monument, The Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary (on Turkey Track Road), Miller Canyon, Carr Canyon, Brown Canyon Ranch, Ramsey Canyon (and the Nature Conservancy Preserve) and for US Residents - Fort Huachuca Army Base has two great birding tails : Garden Canyon and Huachuca Canyon.
Then in another short day trip one can head West to the Santa Rita Valley with stops along the West side to the Huachuca Mountains at Parker Lake, Elgin (wine county!) and Sonoita, on the way to Patagonia, the Nature Conservancy preserve at Patagonia, Patagonia Lake Park, and the Tucson Audubon's Patton House. Remember to watch for antelope grazing in the rolling grasslands along the way. The scenery is terrific!
Add yet another day outing heading to the East of our valley this time to stop in Old Town Bisbee (an old copper mining town turned artist haven), on the way to the Sulphur Springs Valley where you will enjoy Whitewater Draw (hosting about 20,000 Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, Ducks, Teal, Owls, etc etc) for a memorable outing. Heading further on to the east side of the Sulphur Springs Valley you will be able to explore the Chirichaua National Monument and poke into several other canyons for yet more birding. Watch for hawks, eagles and other wildlife along the way!
Winter birding is very productive - see up to 180 different species in just a couple of days!
The dance of the birding seasons and migrations are at the core of what makes this small corner of SE Arizona so productive and entertaining for birders of all levels, in every season - novice to expert!. And, of course, at the center of all this stunning environment is the Casa on the banks of the San Pedro River which is rife with birds, from the River itself (right outside our back gate), through the grasslands (sparrows, hawks), to the Huachuca mountain canyons. One can collect between 180 to 200 species of birds in a short drive between the different habitats. Join us for a an unparalled birding experience and be sure to take some time off to settle into the Casa to relax and enjoy our warm hospitality!
HOLIDAY DINNERS AT THE CASA:
Join us for one of our annual holiday dinners at the Casa. - We are requiring all of our guests and staff to be fully vaccinated, and we give our guests the options of dining in their rooms or joining our other guests for meals - where we strive to space guests out or offer separate dining times to observe appropriate CDC guidelines on social distancing.
Contact us for your Holiday Dinner Reservations at the Casa: IMPORTANT: CALL US AT (888) 257-2050 TO RESERVE!
Valentines Romantic Dinner 2023: Bring your Valentine to Casa de San Pedro for a romantic dinner February 14! Featuring our Romantic Hearts Salad with Avocado and shrimp, followed by a perfectly roasted Chateaubriand with Lobster Tail entree. Bring your favorite wine, but we will also include celebratory champagne with the meal. Reservations for dinner and a minimum 2 night stay at the Casa are Required. Do call ahead for reservations!. Reservations for dinner and a minimum 2 night stay at the Casa are required. ($65/person + tax and gratuity)
Thanksgiving Feast 2022: Book early to join our Thanksgiving Dinner served on Thanksgiving. We prepare all of your favorites with Turkey (roasted and/or smoked), Dressing, Gravy, Pork and Sauerkraut, Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes, and seasonal veggies. Plus our home made pies, of course!. ). Reservations for dinner and a minimum 2 night stay at the Casa are required. ($65/person + tax and gratuity
Christmas Dinner! 2022 Fabulous Roast Prime Rib Dinner to celebrate the holiday. Join us for a wonderful holiday dinner! Reservations for dinner and a minimum 2 night stay at the Casa are required. ($65/person + tax and gratuity).
New Year's Eve (12/31/2022) Dinner: A great way to welcome in the New Year and usher out the old. Join us for a relaxing celebration! Fabulous Roast Prime Rib to welcome in the New Year. Reservations for dinner and a minimum 2 night stay at the Casa are required. ($65/person + tax and gratuity).
These special dinners fill up fast - so make your reservations early! Minimum two night stay at the Casa required. Please call us at (888) 257-2050 to make your reservations.