Fall into 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). The Fall Migration generally starts about the end of July and continues through early November. This year the "reverse" migration seemed to start slowly, picking up pace in mid September. Our hummingbird banding numbers were unusually scant in early August, but by the 2nd week of September the southbound hummers were here in force. And as they have bombarded our feeders we are starting to see the arrivals of our over-wintering birds: many types of sparrows, the arrival of our Harrier Hawks, and the departures of our Swainson's Hawks in tall kettles hiding out with southbound vultures. The weekly selection of birds changes rapidly as different groups of birds wend their way South-bound for the Winter. We anticipate the late October of the Sandhill Craines at Whitewater Draw, along with many water fowl. For our intrepid Fall and Winter birders it is possible to collect 180 to 200 species as one wanders from Patagonia to the San Pedro River valley and surrounding canyons, and to the Chiricahua Mountains to the East. Quick day trips in many directions give one ample opportunities to enjoy great scenery and even better birding. Each habitat in this small area hosts perfect conditions to support the many migrating birds. So a short jaunt in any direction changes the micto-habitat and opens new vistas and opportunities for additional species - and it can change dramatically from week to week.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 Fall/Winter 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 2022: 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!
Thanksgiving Feast 2021: 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! ($55/person + tax and gratuity). Reservations for dinner and a minimum 2 night stay at the Casa are required.
Christmas Dinner! 2021 Fabulous Roast Prime Rib Dinner to celebrate the holiday. Join us for a wonderful holiday dinner! ($55/person + tax and gratuity). Reservations for dinner and a minimum 2 night stay at the Casa are required.
New Year's Eve (12/31/2021) Dinner: A great way to welcome in the New Year and usher out the old. Join us for a relaxing celebration! ($55/person, + tax & gratuity). Fabulous Roast Prime Rib to welcome in the New Year. Reservations for dinner and a minimum 2 night stay at the Casa are required.
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.