Date(s) - 06/23/2018
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This month’s excursion heads to California Gulch, a remote spot west of Nogales in Santa Cruz County. This spot is famous as the most reliable home in the United States of the Five-striped Sparrow. Other birds present in the area include Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Varied Bunting, Summer Tanager, Hooded Oriole, and many more. We will stay until nightfall and try for nocturnal prizes like Buff-collared Nightjar, Common Poorwill, and screech-owls. Once we leave the paved road south of Arivaca (recently voted the worst road in Pima County for its condition), the remainder of the trip is on dirt roads that are decent in condition but not great. The hike into the Gulch is fairly steep but only about 1/8th of a mile in length. You have been warned! Bring lots of water, food, and your usual birding gear. We will meet in the Safeway parking lot at I-19 and Continental Road and carpool to California Gulch. Call 520-488-8551 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register. Cost is $10/person.