BIRDING (AND MORE!) AT THE CASA:
Sheri Williamson and Tom Woods from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (www.sabo.org) are again planning to do early morning River Walks at the Casa on Tuesday and Friday Mornings. (April and May). Pop in for an early starter of coffee and muffins,then meet them at the Casa back gate for a slow stroll out the back yard and down to the river to spot and learn about the many early morning birds. Return after the approx 3-hour walk for a full breakfast! See the calendar above for dates. Sign up for the River Walks at sabo.org - Casa guests get a discount!
Tom and Sheri are also conducting Hummingbird Banding at the Casa on most Friday afternoons during most of the Spring and 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 hummingbird 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.
Kathe Anderson Birding Seminars:
February 18 - 20, 2022: Beyond Basics - Bird Families and Habitats, and Yikes! - Sparrows
This is a full weekend program focusing on birds morning and evening, with afternoons free to relax at the Casa or explore the many natural and cultural resources of the area.
On the first evening, we’ll look at the importance of recognizing habitat differences while birding, as well as an overview of bird families. What makes an owl an owl, and as a preview of Saturday’s class, what makes a sparrow a sparrow? On Saturday, we’ll dive into the sparrow family, with emphasis on the differences between common species, as well as differences between sparrows and sparrow cousins - close and more distantly related. Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.
Details at the attached PDF
June 3-5, 2022: A-Z Bird Anatomy, and Birding By Ear
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. Hummingbird banding may be available to enjoy on Friday, from 4-6pm.
On the first evening, we’ll take a light-hearted look at bird anatomy – a little window into how amazing birds are. With the hope that we’ll still be hearing bird song – and certainly bird calls – class the second evening will discuss the differences between calls and songs, develop a basic bird vocalization vocabulary, and offer tips to improving your own skills for birding by ear. Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.
Details in the attached PDF
November 11-13, 2022: Ducks/Not Ducks, and Waders Big and Small
This is a full weekend program focusing on birds morning and evening, with afternoons free to relax at th Casa or explore the many natural and cultural resources of the area.
On the first evening, we’ll separate waterfowl into two main categories – Ducks and Not Ducks, what makes them different, with a focus on the common varieties found in Arizona in the winter. In class the second evening, we’ll look two other groups of birds that frequent Arizona’s ponds and marshes: waders (herons and egrets) and shorebirds. Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.
Click Here for Itinerary PDF
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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.)
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.