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 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.
Enjoy one of the country's hottest birding areas while the birds are still migrating, but after the crowds have left, in order to get good, quiet views of the amazing hummingbirds and other birds.
Stay at the beautiful Casa de San Pedro in Hereford, AZ. This B&B was built as a destination lodge for birders. Here you will enjoy a hearty breakfast and several other meals, afternoon pie, and classroom instruction. Some of the evening photography will take place on the B&B's 10 acres with its many bird and hummingbird feeders, or on the adjacent San Pedro River and Riparian National Conservation Area. You will have ample opportunity for individual instruction.
A morning session highlight will be Ash Canyon Bed & Breakfast, a birding spot known as the best place in the area to photograph the Lucifer Hummingbird, as well as many other bird and hummingbird species.
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.
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.)
SOUTHWEST WINGS BIRDING FESTIVAL - August 1 - 4, 2018
Plan a great birding adventure with great bird guides, tours, exhibits, talks and fantastic birds and scenery in SE Arizona. The regions oldest and most significant birding festival is held annually in Sierra Vista and is sponsored by the Southwest Wings organization (all volunteer). The board of directors works feverishly each year to put together the best itineraries for birding in the best time of year for all of the birds that you want to see in SE Arizona. The festival is very informative, and is lots of tun. Book your attendance at the Southwest Wings website: swwings.org.
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.