Category Archives: 2019/2020 Adventures

November 17-24, 2019
CALLING ALL CRANIACS! – Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico
We’ll catch the 32nd Annual Festival of the Cranes, a celebration of the winter migration of Sandhill Cranes, as well as several species of waterfowl (Snow and Ross’s Geese, Northern Pintail, Northern Shovelers, etc.), to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. We’ll also bird at nearby Belen Marsh (waders), Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (Sage Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, Canyon Towhee, Black-throated Sparrow).

February 13-17, 2020
AWESOME OWLS – Sax Zim Bog, Minnesota
The Sax-Zim Bog is a winter haven for elusive northern species such as Great Gray Owl, Northern Hawk Owl and perhaps Boreal Owl, also Black-backed Woodpecker, Boreal Chickadee, White-winged Crossbill, Pine Grosbeak, Common Redpoll and Hoary Redpoll. We’ll join the annual Sax Zim Bog Birding Festival for a chance to see these rare winter visitors to the bog.

April 14-21, 2020
HUMMINGBIRD HEAVEN – Southeast Arizona
Arizona could arguably be called “eye candy central” of North America when it comes to birds and it is considered the hummingbird capital of the United States, with seventeen species reported there! We will visit several birding “hot spots” including Mount Lemmon, Sabino Canyon, Nogales, Patagonia, Huachuca Mountains, Chiricachua Mountains, Madera Canyon, Ramsey Canyon and Cave Creek Canyon. Avian highlights could include Least Grebe, Gray Hawk, Black Tern, Greater Roadrunner, Golden Eagle, Spotted and Northern Pygmy-Owls, Lesser Nighthawk, Elegant Trogon, Cinnamon Teal, Harris’ Hawk, Gambel’s Quail, White-throated Swift, Painted Redstart and Red-faced Warbler. Hummingbirds could include Blue-throated, Magnificent, Costa’s, Anna’s and Broad-tailed, to name just a few.

May 11-16, 2020
MAGICAL MAGEE MARSH – Ohio
If you love warblers (and who doesn’t?) – this is the trip for you!! We’ll travel to Northwest Ohio – “THE WARBLER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD” to observe these colorful, melodious songbirds. We will visit Magee Marsh, one of North America’s premier sites to view migratory songbirds in the spring, as well as several other nearby locations such as Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Oak Openings Preserve, and the recently restored Pearson North Metropark – other equally well-known hotspots for viewing warblers, plus thrushes, tanagers, grosbeaks, Yellow-headed Blackbirds, wading birds, and raptors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT EILEEN – alulabirding@yahoo.com

2019 Adventure!

November 17-24, 2019  CALLING ALL CRANIACS! – Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico   We’ll catch the 32nd Annual Festival of the Cranes, a celebration of the winter migration of Sandhill Cranes, as well as several species of waterfowl (Snow and … Continue reading

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