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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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Select the KEY INFO tab or click here for our itinerary plus space requests, status, fees, limits, and guides for any departure.
"An excellent trip. Far exceeded my expectations. Cory Gregory was an excellent guide. He is such an expert plus very organized. Has great interpersonal relationship skills. Group was very congenial. Office service was excellent, kept us well informed." N.Y., ARZIONA NIGHTBIRDS & MORE 2019
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ITINERARIES • TOUR STATUS • DETAILS • SPACE REQUESTSITINERARIES • We issue a separate itinerary for each year, typically at least 9 months before that year's first departure. Most itineraries don't vary much year to year, but there may be small or rarely more substantive changes. A sample previous-year itinerary is usually available even if the one for your chosen departure is not. We do not require any deposit for provisional bookings until the itinerary for the departure is ready.
- 2021 sample (PDF)
- 2022 (PDF expected Aug 2021)
DEPARTURES • We have 2 departures currently scheduled through 2023, with details including limits, guides, fees, and space available listed below.
Apr 28 - May 2, 2022
Guided by: Cory Gregory
Tour Manager: Caroline Lewis
Tour Limit: 7
Status: Waitlisted - The itinerary has not been finalized for this tour. The trip has provisionally filled but, if you are interested, we can waitlist you for the trip. As we do not require deposits until the itinerary and price are finalized, we often have folks drop off a tour when the deposit is required, and so space opens up! Click below to be waitlisted for this tour with no obligation; if you are waitlisted, we will also notify you in case of an added departure of this tour.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD / 2021=$1675
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Apr 27 - May 1, 2023
Tour Manager: TBA
Tour Limit: 7
Status: Open - Space is still available on this tour, and we are accepting provisional bookings. No deposit is required until you receive the itinerary. Click below to book space.
Tour Fee: Fee TBD / 2021=$1675
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Enjoy looking through the 8 most recent Field Guides triplists for this tour linked below!