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.



FALL MIGRATION - THE HUIMMERS ARE HRE IN FORCE!

We always look forward to the reverse migration that occurs from late July through October.  This is the time of year when all those birds that rushed northbound in the Spring to find mates, build nests, and hatch and raise chicks, are now wending their ways southbound for the Winter.  But at this time of year our Summer Monsoon Rains have turned the San Pedro River Valley green - affording the migrating families of birds water, shelter, blossoms and abundant foodstuffs to sustain their travels.  And, with such a welcoming habitat these flocks of migrating birds are more inclined to linger along the way, giving our guests ample opportunities to see the birds in greater numbers than in the Spring.

And the hummingbirds have again arrived in great numbers, providing ample opportunity for the Hummingbird Banding team from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (sabo.org) to conduct their weekly bandings at the Casa.  During this time of year it is probable that they will be able to band between 25 and 40 hummers in a short banding session.  Earlier in the year they may only have 5-10 hummers to band.  This week they had eight different species in our back yard - perfect!  And there are many other species that prefer the higher altitude mountain canyons just 7 miles to the West of the Casa.  So in a short time one can possibly see up to 14 different species while staying at the Casa.

We are also starting to see kettles of buzzards and hawks wending their ways southward.  A large flock of lazuli buntings is currently savoring grass seeds in the fields around the Casa.  And our resident Great Horned Owls are back at the trees by the pool.  Each evening also provides entertainment just outside our windows as nectar bats attack the feeders we leave up for them, while other bats stream out of our bat box in search of tasty (?!) insects each evening. 

Fortunately the Casa is located in a perfect habitat (riparian) to attract the birds you want to see, and with only short trips to nearby related canyon and mountain habitats you can find many different species in the different habitats and elevations (from 4230 at the Casa to over 9000 feet at the mountain peaks).  Our Fall weather is still pleasant with sunshine and cooling nights - just perfect for you to enjoy magnificent bird watching, and relax in the quiet serenity of the Casa.

We can give you directions to all of our local birding hot spots, starting with our own back yard and the adjacent San Pedro River! 

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.



 

BIRDING (AND MORE!) AT THE CASA:

Hummingbird Banding at the Casa - Now thru June 1, and then July thru early October

Sheri Williamson and Tom Woods from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (www.sabo.org) are again planning to do Hummingbird Banding at the Casa on most Friday afternoons 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 from 4-6pm. 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.



 COOKING CLASSES AT THE CASA

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Chef Ginny Durbin from Sierra Vista who will be hosting Fall Cooking Classes/Dinners at the Casa several times this Fall.  Ginny worked in the Navy, attending the the culinary demands of the Admirals and Captains, catering their special events.  She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is eager to host these cooking classes at the Casa for our guests. 

Dates this Fall:
 Saturday, September 29 (Click for Menu). Class and Dinner $55/per person.
 Saturday, October 27 (Click for Menu)  Class and Dinner $65 per person.
 Saturday, November 10 (Click for Menu) Class and Dinner $65/person

Reservations:  (888) 257-2050


 Oct 5-7, 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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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."