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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.



Spring Migration is Happening!

Humans come to Arizona for the Spring to enjoy comfortable weather and sunny skies.  Birds do the same thing!  As we have shifted from our Winter months into Spring, the changeover in the bird populations is noteworthy.  Gone are our winter residents and the flood gates have opened for the many birds that use our river corridor to find water, food, and welcoming temperatures ast they head northbound for the Summer.

At the first humming bird banding of the year, March 29, the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory banded 22 individual hummers (a record for their first banding of the year) with 6 different species!  A banner year is in the making!  Other early arrivals include many warblers, orioles, and buntings.  Gray Hawk and the Zone Tails have arrived to set up their nests for the Summer, and Swainson's Hawks are patrolling the fields.  What a great time to be in SE Arizona!

From the Casa one can head in several directions to enjoy fabulous Spring birding.  The Casa itself offers a great place to start with our yard feeders, and a stroll along the San Pedro River.  Then out Huachuca Mountain Canyons offer many different habitats to explore: Coronado National Monument (and Montezuma Pass), Ash Canyon (and Mary Jo Ballator's yard), 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 at the Casa to over 9000 feet at the mountain peaks).  Our Winter 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 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.



 

BIRDING (AND MORE!) AT THE CASA:

Hummingbird Banding at the Casa - Early April 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.






Kathe Anderson Birding Seminars:

 

June 7-9, 2019: Summer Color. Flycatchers, and Temporary Custody of a Rainbow II

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 take a closer look at the large and often confusing flycatcher family, which includes kingbirds, phoebes and pewees, among other flycatchers—some colorful and some not!Class the second evening, in a program specifically developed for Casa de San Pedro, will highlight a range of common colorful birds of the Sierra Vista area, plus a trio of striking black-and-white birds. Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.

 Click Here to View the Detailed Itinerary

Oct 4-6, 2019: Condors and Vultures and Migration.

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 nature’s remarkable recyclers—the large avian carrion eaters of this continent, with a peek into worldwide species and issues. Class the second evening is an interactive program focusing on the amazing journeys of bird migration, with a bit of fun duplicating the hardships of this seasonal phenomenon. Choose one or both classes below, each $30. Field trips included.

   Click Here to View the Detailed Itinerary

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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, Toll Free: (888) 257-2050
EMAIL: BEDANDBIRDS@GMAIL.COM

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."



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