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Explore three of the nation’s top birding destinations to spot sandhill cranes, western tanagers and myriad other species as you learn from experts and add to your birding list.
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Program No. 7414RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499
Arizona

Birding Bonanza

Explore three of the nation’s top birding destinations to spot sandhill cranes, western tanagers and myriad other species as you learn from experts and add to your birding list.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499
Program No. 7414 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2021
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Mar 21 - Mar 26, 2021
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Apr 4 - Apr 9, 2021
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Nov 28 - Dec 3, 2021
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Feb 7 - Feb 12, 2021
Starting at
1,729
Mar 21 - Mar 26, 2021
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1,729
Apr 4 - Apr 9, 2021
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1,729
Nov 28 - Dec 3, 2021
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1,729

At a Glance

Three of the Top 10 birding destinations in the U.S. are within a close radius of Sierra Vista. The region is a seasonal home to many migrating species, including the Green-tailed Towhee, Belted Kingfisher and Western Tanager. Visit premier viewing sites in the Huachuca Mountains, San Pedro Riparian area and other sites known throughout the world as premier viewing sites. An average of 100-125 species of birds may be spotted during this birding adventure!
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking up to one mile and standing up to one hour. Elevation ranges between 3900 and 5800 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • View the migration of Sandhill Cranes during an exploration of the Sulphur Springs Valley.
  • Enjoy opportunities to spot key species inside the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, encompassing 57,000 acres teeming with birds.
  • Experience premier birding amid the peaks and canyons of the Huachuca Mountains and observe the many water bird species living on and around Patagonia Lake.

General Notes

Birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1 in the field, according to the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics.
Featured Expert
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Matt Brown
Matt Brown has been a birding enthusiast from a young age! In elementary school, Matt taught birding ID to his fellow classmates. He went on to study psychology at Syracuse University before moving to Arizona in 1998 to pursue his passion of bird watching and bird leader. Locally, Matt has worked for the Nature Conservancy, Patagonia Lake State Park, Road Scholar and local birding and butterfly festivals. Since 2002, Matt has owned the Patagonia Birding & Butterfly Company offering custom birding and butterfly programs.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Malcolm Chesworth View biography
With the gift of a pair of binoculars some 45 years ago and the first view of a European Goldfinch, Malcolm Chesworth’s lifelong love of and respect for birds began. His first visit to Arizona two decades ago years ago cemented his love of birding in the Southwest. As a member of Tucson Audubon, he volunteers at the Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds in Patagonia and has been a participator, leader and compiler in the Southern Arizona Christmas Bird Counts.
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Matt Brown View biography
Matt Brown has been a birding enthusiast from a young age! In elementary school, Matt taught birding ID to his fellow classmates. He went on to study psychology at Syracuse University before moving to Arizona in 1998 to pursue his passion of bird watching and bird leader. Locally, Matt has worked for the Nature Conservancy, Patagonia Lake State Park, Road Scholar and local birding and butterfly festivals. Since 2002, Matt has owned the Patagonia Birding & Butterfly Company offering custom birding and butterfly programs.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands
by Elmore, Francis H.
Field Guide to the Birds of North America. Third Edition.
by National Geographic Society
Mountain Islands and Desert Seas: A Natural History of the U.S. Mexican Borderlands.
by Gehlbach, Frederick R.
Flowers of the Southwest Deserts
by Dodge, Natt
A Birder's Guide to Southeastern Arizona
by Lane, James A.
Davis and Russell's Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona
by Davis, William A. and Stephen M. Russell
Trogons of the Arizona Borderlands
by Taylor, Richard Cachor
Birding Arizona
by McMillon, Bill





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