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Birding in the Sonoran Desert: Cactus Wrens to Vermilion Flycatchers

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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Donald from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/27/15
The program was as advertised and the group leaders were excellent. Eric's hearing helped us find birds that we would have otherwise not found. Bonnie provided support with bird identification and the scope that maximized the accuracy of the information being provided. It was a large group for birding but the attendees cooperated very well with each other.

Marilyn from Chevy Chase, MD Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 03/29/15 - 04/03/15
Wonderful birding to places one would never find on their own. Years of birding this area has allowed Eric Moore , the skilled leader,to bring birders to the specific places the various species live and nest as well as pass through.We covered several ecological areas and saw over 100 species with a good group of new and expert birders. We highly recommend this well though out and organized trip. Marilyn from MD

Jacqueline from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 03/29/15 - 04/03/15
This program (Birding in the Sonoran Desert) was great with wonderful birds and a leader/instructor that was knowledgeable, organized and fun to be around. I really enjoyed this trip.

Craig from Lansdale, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/29/15 - 04/03/15
This was a fabulous program. We saw over a hundred species of birds, as well as lots of desert wildflowers. Eric Moore was kind, thoughtful, and always attentive to our group. He is an amazing naturalist. He knows every desert bird by sight and sound. The week couldn't have been any better.

Douglas from Albuquerque, NM Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/27/15
An outstanding program. Leader and co-leader were great. We spotted and identified over one hundred species. One day we saw and identified six species of hawks. Accommodations and food were very good. My overall rating is Outstanding.

John from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/28/14
Birders will be very pleased with this Program. We saw about 100 different birds and a great selection of birding spots throughout the Sonoran desert.

Laura from Sunnyvale, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 03/30/14 - 04/04/14
If you are looking for a very active birding experience, with an excellent guide, this program is for you. You rise early, because that what birders do, but Eric makes it worth you effort. We saw so many birds, and he always helps everyone to get on the bird.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
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