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Southeast Arizona

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When: Aug 12, 2017 12:00 AM to Aug 20, 2017 12:00 PM
Contact:
Stefan Schlick
971-222-6119

August 12-20, 2017 | Join Portland Audubon to explore the Sonoran Desert and the “Sky Islands” of Southeast Arizona, one of the birding capitals of the United States

Southeast Arizona 

Elegant Trogon 200 - Scott Carpenter
Elegant Trogon - Scott Carpenter

 
August 12–20, 2017 
 
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 availability.
 
What is included: All ground 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.

 

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