Tucson Audubon Society Field Trip

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August 30 – September 2, 2013 (Labor Day Weekend) –Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon – 8:00 AM Q Ranch / Mogollon Rim /Tonto National Forest On Friday, carpool (requires high clearance vehicles) to historic Q Ranch near Young, AZ where 150 species of birds have been identified including raptors, tanagers, orioles, hummers, swallows, sparrows, warblers, and Mountain Bluebirds. Expect lots of other natural beauty, including post-monsoon wildflowers and dragonflies. Dark clear night skies at 5600 feet with plenty of stars. Combine birding with brief hikes to nearby scenic and historic locations.

Tour the 1000-year-old Q Ranch Mogollon-Culture Pueblo ruins. Depart ranch Monday after early birding and brunch. Ranch is a relatively poor cell-phone zone, but Verizon service is available within a few miles. All meals included. $135/person/night for shared room (we will link up sharers if possible). $200/person/night for single room. Full online or check payment is due by July 31, 2013 (www.qranch.com). Limited to 12 people total. Riders will pay ~$50 each for drivers’ gas cost. No out-of-the-way departures and ret! urns – you must be able to carpool from and return to Tucson or Phoenix and ride in someone else’s vehicle. For reservations and more info, contact trip leader Steve Buck (stevetucson@aol.com). Birding leader (present at Q Ranch only): Ken Furtado (ken@qranch.com).

More info at www.tucsonaudubon.org/what-we-do/birding/fieldtrips.html

Hawk Hill Field Trip

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The Yolo Audubon Society is organizing a field trip to Marin County to check in on the annual Hawk Watch of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory. This is the opportunity for birding enthusiasts to observe hawks, falcons, vultures and accipiters that migrate along the Pacific Flyway. For more information visit www.yoloaudubon.org

Date: 3 October 2012
Time: 06:30
Meeting Place: Marketplace Shopping Center
City: Davis, Yolo County
State: California
Country: USA

HummerBird Celebration 2012

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Keynote speaker Kevin Karlson will be joining in every field trip of this popular annual event. As an accomplished bird, wildlife photographer and professional tour leader who has published a host of articles for an assortment of magazines, journals and books, Kevin currently writes the Birder’s ID column for Wild Bird Magazine. His program features “Birds on the Wind: The Miracle of Migration”. For more information on this exciting event, please visit the The Rockport-Fulton Hummingbird Website.

Dates: 13-16 September 2012
Venue: Rockport-Fulton
State: Texas
Country: United States