Planning Your Trip

Southeastern Arizona’s diverse habitats, rugged mountains and abundant wildlife make it a major hotspot for nature lovers the world over. For birders, especially, the area is renowned for its endemic species and its migrants from Mexico and further south.

For first-time visitors to Southeastern Arizona, options of things to do and places to go can be overwhelming.  Using the B&B as home base, you could easily spend a week in this area and still not see it all. The more research you can do on your own before coming, the more satisfying your trip will be.

These pages provide visitors with current birding and travel information.

 

 

Invest in the latest edition of one of the two guidebooks covering this area: Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona, published by the Tucson Audubon Society, and

  • A Birder’s Guide to Southeastern Arizona, published by the American Birding Association.
  •   Visit Stuart Healy’s web site for lists of SE AZ birds seen by month, reviews of the guidebooks mentioned immediately above, and much more.
  •   Get up-to-date bird sightings from the archives of the Arizona-New Mexico Listserv.  From this page, you can join or leave the list or check archives by week.  To get a good idea of what birds you may see while here, check what was being seen in previous years on the same weeks as your proposed future visit.
  •   Check the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO) web site to read Tips for Birding Travelers and lots of other great information. Their calendar of events (walks, tours, and more) is at
    http://membershipandevents.sabo.org/Calendar.htm
  •   Check with the Huachuca Audubon Society for  the schedule of local field trips and birding walks.
  •   Find on-line trip reports of the major birding tour groups traveling to Southeastern Arizona (Wings, Victor Emanuel, etc) to get an idea of which places to visit and how long you need to explore each area.
  •   Consider hiring a guide for a day or a half-day.  See the list of guides below.

 

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