Southwest Wings: Summer Festival Field Trip – S3 Fort Huachuca Canyons
Enjoy a full day birding with professional guide Matt Brown on Arizona’s largest military base, famous for over a century for its Arizona specialties.
We will cover a wide range of habitats from grasslands to pine-oak woodlands. At higher elevations, we will hope to encounter Elegant Trogon, Arizona Woodpecker, and Dusky-capped and Sulphur-bellied Flycatchers in Huachuca Canyon. Along the much gentler trails of Sawmill Canyon, at the top of Garden Canyon, we will try for Greater Pewee, Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Grace’s Warbler, and Hepatic Tanager. The elusive Montezuma Quail is possible anywhere on this trip. This is one of the few trips that access the highest elevations in the Huachucas. Bring hat, sun protection, and wear trail shoes. Bring your own lunch and water, Hiking Difficulty: 3 moderate. Guide Matt Brown.
PLEASE NOTE: The drive up both Garden and Huachuca Canyons can be rough and is only suitable for vehicles with good clearance.
PLEASE NOTE: This trip enters Fort Huachuca and a visitor’s pass is required. If you are eligible, please obtain your pass before the trip as there may not be time to get one on the day. See Visitor Access
Meeting place: Fort Huachuca Visitor Center parking lot, Hatfield Street at 6.30am. Follow signs to Fort Huachuca, Van Deman Gate from the junction of Hwy 90 and Buffalo Soldier Trail. Map link
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Field Sciences
- Type: Expo/Festival, Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Workshop