Southwest Wings: Spring Fling Field Trip – T1 Ramsey and Brown Canyons
Join professional guide, Kristy Gallo, on a trip around Brown Canyon Ranch, ponds, and grasslands early, then heading up to Ramsey Canyon Preserve.
From there we will hike two miles up into upper Ramsey Canyon onto Forest Service land where Flame-colored Tanager and Tufted Flycatcher have been seen in recent years. The lower canyon yields Gambel’s Quail, Gila and Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Rufous-crowned, Chipping and Botteri’s Sparrows, Blue and Black-headed Grosbeaks, and other canyon outlet species. The canyons are home to Arizona and Acorn Woodpeckers, Hepatic Tanager, Scott’s Oriole, Painted Redstart, and Red-faced Warbler. Be prepared for a slow steep hike up the stairs on the Hamberg trail in Ramsey Canyon. There are nine rest benches along the trail in Ramsey. Hiking Difficulty: 4 difficult. Bring hat, sun protection, and wear trail shoes. Bring your own lunch and water. Guide Kristy Gallo
Meeting place: Brown Canyon parking lot, at junction of Brown Canyon Trail and Ramsey Canyon Road. Map link
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Workshop