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.
SPECTACULAR fall migration BIRDING!
Late Summer/Ealry Fall is one of the best times to visit SE Arizona. The weather begins to become more temperate with sunny skies and relaxing evenings. The many birds that migrated North for the Summer return in waves as they head Southbound, following the San Pedro River course (right outside our back gate!), with their chicks in tow. The San Pedro River Valley is at its peak with bountiful habitat to host their transit. The Fall Migration starts in early August continues with weekly waves of different species through mid October. Fall Migration birding at the Casa features the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO.org) conducting Friday afternoon Hummingbird Bandings (4-6 pm) through early October. You should really plan to be here to join the fun!
So come to learn more about these tiny visitors, hold one in your hand to release it, and have a memorable moment with Nature! What a great time to be in SE Arizona!
Can't Travel This Fall?
We are as dismayed as you are that you will not be able to visit the Casa this Fall during the CV-19 epidemic. But it is better to be safe and well than it is to take on the risks of travel during this fraught period of time. The birds are showing up on schedule for the Fall Migration, but it is so odd for us not to also have a throng of enthusiastic birders to enjoy the avian circus. But (hopefully!) this too shall pass and we will eventually be able to get back to "normal". And we are hoping that you can join us again as soon as it is safe to travel again.
So Let's All Look Forward To Future Celebrations With Nature!
Now is the time to start planning your much needed escapes! Give us a call to reserve a future stay. We wont take deposits just yet - so you can make your reservation with the freedom to move the dates or cancel if it is still not safe to travel. We are still limiting our occupancy to just half, and we are observing every safe practice necessary to make sure that all of us are safe at the Casa. Yes, CDC guidelines are being recommended and enforced (face masks, social distancing, hand washing, and thorough cleaning!) But with limiting our occupancy to half our rooms at any one time, our room availability for your preferred dates may be limited! So if you have any idea that you can get away to join us at the end of the paved road, away from crowds yet close to Nature, book your rooms now! We will work with you to modify the reservation if need be, but you will have the reservation if you need it.
When You Can Getaway, Experience GREAT BIRDING in the San Pedro River Valley!
From the Casa one can head in several directions to enjoy fabulous birding. The Casa itself offers a great place to start with our yard feeders, and a stroll along the San Pedro River. Then our Huachuca Mountain Canyons offer many different habitats to explore: Coronado National Monument (and Montezuma Pass), the Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary, Stump Canyon, Carr Canyon (and the drive to the top ridge of the mountain), Ramsey Canyon and Brown Canyon Ranch, and finally the canyons on Fort Huachuca. Great hiking, plentiful birding habitat await the birds and the bird watchers!
Fortunately the Casa is located in a perfect habitat (riparian) to attract most of 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' elevation at the Casa to over 9000 feet at the mountain peaks). Our weather is still pleasant with sunshine and temperate 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 canyons, and riparian areas, it is probable that you will find well over 180 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.