SPECIAL EVENT: Birding Southeast Arizona, July 25—August 1

SFVAS has organized a special field trip to search for specialties in southeast Arizona. Bird as much as you want, from one day to the entire week. The trip will be led by Michael McQuerry, a well known southern California birder who has spent several summers birding Arizona for its many species seen no where else in the United States.

The first four days of the trip, will be centered in Sierra Vista, followed by a travel day through the scenic Chiricahua Mountains with the final three days birding out of Portal.

Tentative itinerary includes:

Saturday, July 25: Miller and Ash Canyons visiting stocked hummingbird feeders with a night owling session.

Sunday, July 26: The Patagonia Loop, including Paton’s feeders, the Nature Reserve, the famous roadside rest and Patagonia Lake.

Monday, July 27: Madera Canyon.

Tuesday, July 28: Fort Huachuca canyons for trogons and other canyon specialties

Wednesday, July 29: San Pedro Nature Reserve and Willcox Playa. Afternoon travel onward through the Chiricahuas to Portal.

Thursday, July 30: Portal area, including Stateline Road and Cave Creek. Evening owling.

Friday, July 31: Rustler Peak for high elevation Mexican specialties.

Saturday, August 1: A search for birds we missed as we start our return to California.

Travel and living accommodations are on our own. We will meet each morning at a defined location and time for the day’s birding.

If interested in participating contact Jim Moore at 1-661-298-1130 or jim.moore@sfvaudubon.org .