October 5-8, 2016
Southwest Arizona Field Photography Workshop
with Dave & Kristin Allen
Whether you’re here as a day birder or as a guest in our well-appointed Casita, our Huachuca Mountain sanctuary is a great place for birds and people alike.
Located in the Madrean Oak Woodland habitat, we offer lodging and great wildlife viewing to nature lovers seeking peace and quiet as well as lots of birds and other wildlife. You will find tips for planning your birding trip to the region here.
Find tranquility and comfort in our cozy straw-bale Casita, open year-round.
We offer a single well-appointed non-smoking unit in the beautiful oak forests of the rugged Huachuca Mountains, at the center of Southeastern Arizona’s birding paradise.
- There is a three-night minimum from March 1 through September 15, excepting the month of June (two-night minimum in June), and a two-night minimum from September 16 through the end of February.
- Extended/TDY stays of two or more weeks at discounted rates during the winter season may be arranged. Contact us for details.
For Casita pictures, rates, amenities, and policies, click here.
The Feeding Station
New Feeding Station Hours: Wednesdays noon to dusk. Dawn to dusk on all other days. Please note: There are no toilet facilities for day use. Admission: $5 per person per day for day visitors. Photography is permitted, but there are some restrictions and an extra fee for tripods used for photography. See our Photography policy here.
Our year-round, wheel-chair accessible feeding station and native plant garden is well known for attracting SE Arizona specialty birds, in particular the dazzling Lucifer Hummingbird (April 1 to October 1). We are the most reliable and accessible site for this species in the U.S. Consistent daily maintenance and careful attention to the needs of birds affords astonishingly close-up views of many of the Huachuca Mountain bird specialties people come to Southeastern Arizona to see. This wheel-chair accessible feeding station is within National Audubon Society’s Important Bird Area. We are a designated birding hot spot on e-Bird and on the Southeastern Arizona Birding Trail Map (#32), and home to While we’re famous for our hummingbirds of many species, there’s always so much more to see. Spring and summer bring vibrant splashes of color, with Black-headed and Blue Grosbeaks, Hooded, Bullock’s and Scott’s Orioles, and Summer and Hepatic Tanagers all crowding the feeders. But the birding in the yard is great year-round, with a host of exciting migrants, such as Lazuli Bunting and Western Tanager, wintering kinglets, warblers and sparrows, and always a wide range of classic resident Arizona birds, including Bridled Titmouse, Arizona Woodpecker and Canyon Towhee. Most exciting of all, Ash Canyon B&B attracts major rarities on occasion, which have included the likes of Plain-capped Starthroat and Yellow Grosbeak.