Arizona 2017: Hummingbirds of Southeastern Arizona

August 12 - 19, 2017
Tour Length: 8 days Est. Spaces Left: 7

Birding from charming Ramsey Canyon Inn, Southeast Arizona: the Hummingbird Capitol of the US.   We should find as many as 15 hummingbird species along with numerous neotropical specialties.

Photo: Berylline Hummingbird   by Marianne Phillips

TOUR OVERVIEW

Extensions:
No Tour Extensions Listed.
Future Departures:
August 11, 2018
Tour Leaders:
Max # Birders:
7 (1 leader)
Focus:
Birds; Photography; Butterflies/moths;
Pace:
Easy ; one longer hike and one moderate to difficult canyon hike for Spotted Owl, both optional.
Double Accommodation:
$ 2650
[per person]
Single Supplement:
+ $ 350
Deposit:
$350 [per person]

Join us for this seven night trip of birding at its best in Southeastern Arizona. More than 300 resident and neotropical avian species can be seen here, many found only in this fascinating land of amazing contrasts where the Sonoran Desert, the Sierra Madres, the Rocky Mountains and the Chihuahuan Desert all converge in a startling explosion of biodiversity unmatched in North America. We expect to see about 150 of the species, including 13+ species of Hummingbirds.

“We are back safely from our trip and the only negative was the airlines. I just wanted to let you know that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our birding experience and our first trip to Southeast Arizona. Wezil was extraordinary in so many ways and made the trip the success it was. I cannot imagine a more knowledgeable, able and energetic guide and we felt really fortunate to have him lead us. I know you must hear that often, but I did not want to fail to commend Wezil and the extra effort he made every day to make sure we had a great trip.Thanks very much and we will look for other opportunities to benefit from your tours.” — GS, Washington, DC

 

MORE TRIP INFORMATION

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  • Meeting Location

    Tucson Airport @ 4:30 PM in front of Stagecoach kiosk (baggage area)

    Accomodations

    Very comfortable and charming Ramsey Canyon Inn.

    Included

    From Tucson, seven nights lodging, all meals, transport, guide, taxes, &
    tips.

    Excluded

    Alcohol, phone calls, laundry, other personal expenses.

  • Top Birds

    Black-bellied Whistling Duck; Blue-throated, Magnificent, Anna’s, Broad-billed, Broad-tailed, Black-chinned, Costa’s, Violet-crowned, Rufous, Allen’s, Callilope, Berylline, White-Eared, Lucifer’s, Plain-capped Starthroat (most years); Western & Whiskered Screech-Owls; Elegant Trogon; Red-faced, Lucy’s, Virginia’s, Grace’s, Olive Warblers; Juniper Titmouse; Crissal, Bendire’s, Curve-biller Thrashers; Buff-breasted, Sulphur-bellied, Dusky-capped Flycatchers; Greater Pewee; Tropical & Thick-billed Kingbird; Rose-throated Becard (some years); Varied Bunting; Mexican Chickadee.

    Top Mammals

    Black Bear, Mountain Lion, Coatimundi, Ring-tailed Cat

    Habitats Covered

    High Chihahuan & Sonora Desert; Sierra Madrean woodland; pine forest, riparian habitat.

    Expected Climate

    Monsoon season that keeps temperatures moderate ranging from 60 – 90 degrees fahrenheit.

  • Other Attractions

    Desert scenery, mountain views, gourmet food.

    Suggested Clothing & Gear
    • Credit cards / cash
    • Binoculars
    • Scope and tripod (optional)
    • Sunglasses and sunscreen
    • Water bottle
    • Small umbrella
    • Small day pack / fanny pack
    • Small flashlight
    • Mosquito/insect repellant (DEET 25% or greater)
    • Itch relief cream
    • Lip screen/balm
    • Prescription drugs - carry in original packaging to avoid customs problems
    • OTC medicines (antibiotics, cold/sinus, cough drops, eye drops, analgesic (Motrin, aspirin), anti-diarrheal)
    • Toiletries
    • Hair Dryer
    • Small alarm clock
    • Field guides
    • Hiking Boots/Shoes
    • Lightweight shoes/sneakers/sandals
    • Light-weight long pants
    • Light-weight long-sleeved shirts
    • Hat with brim/visor
    • Safari (e.g., Tilly) hat
    • Rain jacket/wind breaker
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts
    Recommended Reading
    • The Sibley Guide to Birds

      David A. Sibley (2000)
      Knopf
    • Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition

      Jon Dunn, et al. (2011)
      National Geographic Society
    • A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors

      Brian Wheeler & William Clark
    • A Guide to the Identification and Natural History of the Sparrow of the United States & Canada

      James Rising & David Beadle
    • Birds of North America

      Ken Kaufman
    • National Geographic Field Guide to The Birds of North America (6 Edition)

      Jon Dunn, et. al. 2012
      National Geographic Society

     

TOUR GALLERY

  • Magnificent Hummingbird Arizona by John Hoyt
  • Plain-capped Starthroat Arizona by John Hoyt
  • Blue-throated Hummingbird Arizona by John Hoyt
  • Violet-crowned Hummingbird Arizona by Carl Sheely
  • Lucifer Hummingbird
  • Broad-tailed Hummingbird by John Hoyt
  • Costa's Hummingbird by Carl Sheely
  • Broad-billed Hummingbird by John Hoyt
  • Black-chinned Hummingbird by John Hoyt

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