- Elegant Trogon - Scott Carpenter
August 12–20, 2017
Arizona in August? You are crazy! - No, I'm not. It is monsoon time!! Everything is green, birds are singing and the sky islands are often a pleasant 75F!
Join Portland Audubon to explore the Sonoran
Desert and the “Sky Islands” of Southeast
Arizona, one of the birding capitals of the United
States. Several major ecoregions converge here, and
it offers a rich array of flora and fauna. In addition
to birds, we’ll be on the lookout for the fascinating
mammals, reptiles, insects, and plants found here.
Seasonal bird diversity will be at its highest in August, giving us opportunities for
grassland sparrows such as Botteri’s, Cassin’s, and Rufous-winged Sparrow, the
cryptic Montezuma Quail as well as resident desert species such as Verdin, Curve-billed
Thrasher, Cactus Wren, and Gambel’s Quail. The greatest diversity of hummingbirds
in the United States is found here, and we may see up to 10 species, including the
Magnificent, Blue-throated, and Lucifer Hummingbirds. We’ll look for the Elegant
Trogon at Cave Creek, Violet-crowned Hummingbird in Patagonia, Varied Bunting at
Madera Canyon, and we should pick up a Gray Hawk en route.
Leaders: Dr. Ivan Phillipsen and Stefan Schlick, Portland Audubon Trip Leaders
Fee: $2395* members / $2695* non-members
Deposit: $1200 required to secure your place
Single supplement: Please
contact us if you are interested in a single supplement to confirm
What is included:
transportation from Tucson. Eight nights lodging based on double occupancy,
all your meals except dinners,
the services of your experienced
Audubon Society of Portland leaders.