Date(s) - 08/02/2017 - 08/03/2017
Here it the trip description from the SWW brochure:
The rugged canyons of the Pajarito Mountains are some of the most celebrated birding spots on the Arizona Sonora border. This overnight tour will focus on the search for the area’s most famous specialty birds, among them Montezuma Quail, Varied Bunting, and Five-striped Sparrow. This tour also provides excellent opportunities for seeing a good crosssection of southeast Arizona’s many specialties, including Gray Hawk; Northern BeardlessTyrannulet; Tropical Kingbird; Mexican Jay; Painted Redstart; Cassin’s; Botteri’s, and Rufouscrowned Sparrows; and Scott’s Oriole. We begin by heading to Patagonia and Rio Rico, where we will hit prime locations for Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, and other exciting finds. Our route then takes us to California Gulch, where we will make the short, but very steep, walk on an abandoned road for the afternoon Five-striped Sparrow show. The next morning we will briefly explore the “birdy” Santa Cruz River. With the exception of the steep walk into and out of the Gulch, most of our birding will be from the vehicle or on level, sometimes rocky paths. This trip includes all meals and lodging at the Amado Territory Inn B&B. Single participants will be paired for overnight accommodations, unless single room is requested. Hiking Difficulty: 4 moderate to difficult. This trip is best suited for intermediate birding skills. Bring your binoculars and do not forget your camera and insect repellent!