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WICKENBURG, ARIZONA

Cactus Wrens to Vermilion Flycatchers: Birding in the Sonoran Desert

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Program #7447ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
The pristine Sonoran Desert landscape of western Arizona, "forested" with an unusual mix of iconic saguaro cactus and otherworldly Joshua trees, is home to a wide variety of bird life. Enjoy leisurely morning walks through spectacular desert, Weaver Mountain landscapes and hidden wetland oases (desert wildflowers likely in bloom) while learning about and spotting the region’s bird life and diversity of habitats.


Highlights

• Experience the dynamic riparian landscape of the Nature Conservancy's Hassayampa River Preserve where nearly 280 species of birds migrate through or nest each year.
• Get tips from birding experts on species identification and learn about bird migration and nesting habits. 100 avian species were identified during our 2014 program.
• Brush up on your knowledge of western history and art with an afternoon spent with a docent at the famed Desert Caballeros Western Museum.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile at a time over uneven or slightly hilly terrain.

Coordinated by Northern Arizona University.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Mar 30 — Apr 4, 2014 waitlist only  

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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4.9
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