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Celebrating a Lucifer Hummingbird, by guide Chris Benesh
A short tour focused on this area's many owl and nightjar specialties.

Only one space remains open on our Apr 30, 2020 departure. Only two spaces remain open on our May 7, 2020 departure.

This short tour is dedicated to the pursuit and observation of owls and nightjars in the premier nightbirding destination in North America: Southeast Arizona. Our search will take us from dry, mesquite-lined washes to cottonwood and sycamore riparian woodlands and pine/oak and spruce/fir forests in the mountains as we seek up to eleven species of owls and four of nightjars, including such special birds as Whiskered and Western screech-owls, the elusive Flammulated Owl, the tiny Elf Owl, the rare Buff-collared Nightjar, Mexican Whip-poor-will, and Common Poorwill. Other species more likely to be seen by the light of day include Barn Owl, Northern (Mountain) Pygmy-Owl, Great Horned, Burrowing, and Spotted owls, and Lesser Nighthawk.

But our birding won't be restricted to the nightbirds! We should see upwards of 160 species, including a fine sampling of the many Southeast Arizona specialties. Since our time here is limited, participants should be prepared for the possibility of irregular hours of sleep. Those interested in seeing these nightbirds at a more relaxed pace are encouraged to participate in our May Arizona: Birding the Border tour.

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2020 Departures
Apr 30 - May 4 ($1675)
May 7-11 ($1675)

2021 Departures
Apr 29 - May 3
May 6-10



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Guides for our tours
Cory Gregory
Dave Stejskal
Chris Benesh

What to Expect
Good accommodations, easy to moderate terrain, warm to hot, dry climate, some long drives.

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