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Spring in the Chiricahua Mountains -- Bird Tours

 

Our tours have been so popular that we added an extra day of fun!

 

The Chiricahua Mountains of S. E. Arizona afford some of the best birding in the United States.  Our 6 night Bird and Nature Tours include:
-- Round trip transportation from the Tucson airport;
-- Double-occupancy in our newly remodeled cabins, including a small kitchenette;
-- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in the SWRS dining area;
-- Hearty and sumptuous sack lunches and bottled water on day field trips;
-- Professional guide and all park entrance fees;
-- A gift bag full of coupons and more.   

To insure individual attention, each tour is limited to 10 persons or 5 couples. 
 

Comments from previous tour participants

"absolutely fantastic, life changing experience...P.D possesses a rare combination of being an expert in the field.. while also being incredibly personable, professional..."
 
"the tour was great.  I got 15 lifers -- more than I expected!"
 
"the rooms were a very pleasant surprise...the food was excellent"
 
"logistics handled very well, stress free from the moment I was picked up at the aiport ... recommend to others"
 
"the facility and staff are fantastic... the setting could not be more scenic..."
 
 
 
 
 
 Spring Migration Bird Tour
This spring tour will concentrate on spring migration and endemic birds of the Sky Islands. On this tour, you may see more passage migrants such as Hermit Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, and Cassin's Vireo.
 
 
 
 
Dates:                                 16-22 April 2014
Accommodations:               Southwestern Research Station
Location:                             Chiricahua Mountains and Surrounding Areas
Duration:                             6 nights
Activity Level:                     Moderate – Travel by van to sites; moderate amount of walking
                                            on roads, trails, and some uneven surfaces
Cost:                                   $1250 per person *double occupancy; $100 single supplement
                                            with limited number of single rooms  
*Single participants may be assigned a roommate of the same gender, if they desire.  
 
 
  
 
Late Migration and Breeding Birds Tour
This tour features late migrants - particularily flycatchers, including Sulphur-bellied and Buff-breasted Flycatcher.  May is also excellent for viewing our Sky Island specialties -- Breeding Trogon, Montezuma Quail, Red-faced Warbler and others.  
 
 
 
 
Dates:                                 1-7 May 2014
Accommodations:               Southwestern Research Station
Location:                             Chiricahua Mountains and Surrounding Areas
Duration:                             6 night
Activity Level:                     Moderate – Travel by van to sites; moderate of walking
                                            on roads, trails, some uneven surfaces
Cost:                                   $1250 per person *double occupancy; $100 single supplement
                                            with limited number of single rooms.  
*Single participants may be assigned a roommate of the same gender, if they desire. 

 

  
 
Monsoon Birding and Natural History Tour
This tour, in addition to birds, will attempt to capitalize on  the abundant flora and fauna as a result of the summer monsoon rains. Many plants and insects can only be seen during this time of year.

 
 
 
Dates:                                 10-16 September 2013
                                            10-16 September 2014 (check back to confirm dates for                                                        this tour in August 2013)
Accommodations:               Southwestern Research Station
Location:                             Chiricahua Mountains and Surrounding Areas
Duration:                             6 nights
Activity Level:                     Moderate – Travel by van to sites; moderate of walking
                                            on roads, trails, some uneven surfaces
Cost:                                   $1250 per person *double occupancy; $100 single                                                                      supplement with limited number of single rooms.  
 *Single participants may be assigned a roommate of the same gender, if they desire. 
 
To reserve a space on one of our tours click on and fill out our application form below or for more information call 520-558-2396 or email tbeilke@amnh.org
 
 
For All Local Tours bring flashlight, good walking shoes, light sweater for nights, sunscreen, hat, binoculars, camera, rain pancho, bug repellent, and sunglasses.
 
Eligibility Criteria for Tours: SWRS bird and naturalist tours are considered a moderate level of endurance. Tour participants will be walking on designated trails on and off Forest Service Property.  Trails consist of uneven surfaces and are composed mostly of soil and some small rocks.  Moderate slopes can be encountered on some trails.  We suggest hiking boots or some type of hiking footwear when on the birding trails. A van will deliver participants to most trail heads where participants begin their hike.
 
Transportation: The closest airport is Tucson International Airport.  We will have one pick-up time (1:30 to 2:30 pm) and one drop-off (1:00 pm).   If you prefer to rent a car and drive to the station, click HERE for a map and driving instructions from the airport.   Parking and Wireless Internet at the Research Station is free.  If you do not have a laptop, you may use our computer room for email -FREE.
 
The Southwestern Research Station is a multicultural organization and committed to the goal of ensuring equal opportunity employment and program delivery.
 
The Southwestern Research Station is a permittee of the Coronado National Forest.