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:
June 2-4, 2023: Eggs and Nests, Feathers and Molt
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.
In sync with the nesting season, on Friday, we’ll take a look at bird nests and eggs, giving us some insight into why Tim Birkhead considers a bird’s egg The Most Perfect Thing (the title of his fascinating book on the topic). On Saturday, with both young and adult birds moving between plumages for similar and different reasons, we’ll explore feathers and molting.
Sept 8-10, 2023: What’s in a Bird’s Name?/Migration To and Fro
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.
On the first evening, we’ll answer the question What’s in a name? At least, what’s in some bird names – with a random selection of well-named, poorly-named and people-named species, with some nicknames and historical names. On Saturday, we’ll look at bird migration generally, with some emphasis on the fall phenomena, which can be quite different from spring migration.
Choose one or both classes, each $30. Field trips included.
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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.