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In the tradition of Kirkland's Warbler Cavort 2005, California Pelagics 2005, Texas 2006, Southern California 2006, Nebraska 2007, Chickens 2008, North Central 2009, Oregon 2010, Panama 2011, Magee Marsh 2012, Magee Marsh 2013 and various other adventures.

 

Post Trip Information

Pictures by Mike Rosengarten

Bird Photos by Bert Filemyr (11 pages)
Creature Pictures by Bert Filemyr (2 pages)
General Trip Pictures by Bert Filemy
r

Species and Locations List

GPS Tracks (Google Earth)
If you have Google Earth installed on your system, you can click on these files to see the exact route we took each day
Saturday 8/3
Sunday 8/4 (incomplete)
Monday 8/5
Tuesday 8/6
Wednesday 8/7
Thursday 8/8
Friday 8/9
Saturday 8/10
Sunday 8/11
Monday 8/12
Tuesday 8/13

 

Concept: A multiday, shared expense birding trip of a small group of friends to Southeast Arizona during the first two weeks of August 2013.

General Plan: Two nights in Tucson, three nights in Portal, three nights in Sierra Vista, two nights in Green Valley, one night in Phoenix.

Participants: Bert Filemyr (www.thefilemyrs.com), Mike Rosengarten, Connie Goldman, Ann Scott

Dates: Saturday August 3 - Wednesday August 14

Information: Contact Bert Filemyr

Trip Blog: http://www.ArizonaBirding2013.blogspot.com

Planning Chart:

Date and Day Proposed Activities Lodging

Travel distance from previous night

Day 1
Sat. August 3

Fly to Tucson (arrive 12:25 pm MST, will have eaten lunch on plane)
Pick up rental vehicle (should be on the road by 2 pm)
Rosy-faced Lovebirds
Burrowing Owls
Sweetwater Wetlands (possible)
Bats at dusk (dusk 7:15 pm, arrive about 6:40 pm)

Tucson - Hampton Inn Phoenix to Tucson – 1 hr 35 minutes, 108 miles
Day 2
Sun.. August 4
Mt. Lemmon
Madera Canyon
Tucson - Hampton Inn 0
Day 3
Mon.. August 5
Wilcox
Local birding in Portal
Portal - Cave Creek Ranch Tucson to Willcox – 1 hr 17 minutes, 77 miles
Wilcox to Portal – 1 hr 37 minutes, 92 miles
Day 4
Tues. August 6
Birding elevations above Portal Portal - Cave Creek Ranch 0
Day 5
Wed.. August 7
Birding the flatlands east of Portal Portal - Cave Creek Ranch 0
Day 6
Thurs.. August 8

Ash Canyon B and B
Beatty's Guest Ranch
Whitewater Draw
Sheelite Canyon
Patagonia Area

Sierra Vista - Comfort Inn Portal to Sierra Vista – 2 hrs 9 minutes, 107 miles
Day 7
Fri. . August 9
Ash Canyon B and B
Beatty's Guest Ranch
Whitewater Draw
Sheelite Canyon
Patagonia Area
Sierra Vista - Comfort Inn 0
Day 8
Sat. August 10
Ash Canyon B and B
Beatty's Guest Ranch
Whitewater Draw
Sheelite Canyon
Patagonia Area
Sierra Vista - Comfort Inn 0
Day 9
Sun. August 11
California Gulch
Senora Desert Museum
Green Valley - Comfort Inn Sierra Vista to Green Valley – 1 hr 30 minutes, 81 miles
Day 10
Mon. August 12

California Gulch

Cleanup day

Green Valley - Comfort Inn 0
Day 11
Tues. August 13

Senora Desert Museum

Cleanup day

Quality Inn - Tempe Tucson to Phoenix – 1 hr 35 minutes, 108 miles
Day 12
Wed.. August 14
Drive to airport, return rental car, fly home Home  

Planning Map:


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Useful Links:

Arizona Listserve

SEAZ RBA

SE AZ Hummingbirds

Sunrise / Sunset

Tucson Weather Forecast

Tucson Audubon

AviAtlas

Cave Creek Ranch