Southwest Wings: Spring Fling Field Trip – S2 Madera and Box Canyons
Join professional guide Richard Fray on a trip which will take you to Madera Canyon via Box Canyon and the Santa Rita grasslands and explore this famous birding site.
For the last couple of years Box Canyon has hosted breeding Five-striped Sparrow and we will stop to look for this rare species, also hoping to see Varied Bunting and Scott’s Oriole. Moving on to Madera Canyon we will bird the many habitats it has to offer – grassland, riparian, and woodland. We will also enjoy a picnic lunch and watch feeding stations. Target species would include Rivoli’s Hummingbird, Elegant Trogon, Painted Redstart, Black-capped Gnatcatcher, Hepatic Tanager, Botteri’s Sparrow, Yellow-eyed Junco and Scott’s Oriole. Bring hat, water, sun protection, and wear trail shoes. included. Hiking Difficulty: 3 moderate. Guide Richard Fray.
Meeting place: Cochise College, Sierra Vista. Follow Campus Drive to east of Colombo Avenue and park in parking lot on the left. Map link
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Workshop