May 6–11, 2018
Instructors: Bob Thériault and Mark Jorgensen
$750 per person (double occupancy only)
ABF members only; limited to 12 birders
Birds of a feather travel together! Birders of all levels are invited to join us in Madera Canyon, Arizona, for a trip of feather-themed fun. Bob and Mark will lead this 5-day tour based out of The Santa Rita Lodge , nestled on the northwestern side of the Santa Rita Mountains about 45 miles south of Tucson.
Madera Canyon is one of the most renowned birding destinations in the United States. The desert grasslands of the lower canyon blend into Arizona Sycamores, Freemont Cottonwoods, and Alligator Junipers around 4500’, and give way to maples, Box Elders, and several varieties of pine and oak at higher elevations. A part of the Coronado National Forest, the Santa Rita Mountains boast the highest peak in the entire Tucson region: Mount Wrightson at 9,456 ft.
Bob and Mark will lead daily expeditions to see native and migrating species of birds such as Broad Billed, Black-chinned, Magnificent, and Blue-throated hummingbirds, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Cassin’s Finches, Bronzed Cowbirds, and the spectacular Elegant Trogon.
ABF tour participants will stay in the Santa Rita Lodge casitas. Registration includes double-occupancy rooms (no singles available). Each unit contains an efficiency kitchen. Plan to eat sack lunches in the field.
Included in price is five nights’ lodging and guided birding for 4.5 days. Transportation and meals are not included.