Southwest Wings: Spring Fling Field Trip – F1 Gray Hawk Nature Center
Flowing north from Mexico the San Pedro is the last major undammed river remaining in Arizona and was the first Globally Important Bird Area to be designated in the US.
This green ribbon of life supports 100 species of breeding birds and provides a critical corridor for millions of migrants. The lush cottonwood/willow forest in May is dripping with birds including Gray Hawk, many species of flycatchers (Vermilion, empids, Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, kingbirds, 3 species of Myiarchus flycatchers), Blue Grosbeak, Summer Tanager, Lucy’s Warbler and possibly Green Kingfisher. Teacher and guide Sandy Anderson will show you around the amazing Gray Hawk Nature Center which includes a private section of the river with great trails and a yard list of 251 species. Flat walking, plenty of shade, varied habitats and a naturalist guide guarantee a fun and comfortable morning for birders of any age or experience level, beginner to advanced. Bring hat, water, sun protection, and wear trail shoes. Hiking Difficulty: 2 Easy. Guide Sandy Anderson.
Meeting place: Gray Hawk Nature Center, N Gray Hawk Lane. Turn right off E Charleston Road, along E Escapule Road, and then left along N Gray Hawk Lane. Map link
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Workshop