Southeast Arizona: Birding during the Monsoon Season

Stefan Schlick and TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza lead this ten-day birding tour to Southeast Arizona, arguably the best place for birding in early August anywhere in the U.S. When the monsoon rains arrive in mid-July, the desert turns green and birds love it! In addition, the monsoon season is a great time for rarities to show up. Desert birding will for the most part be restricted to the cooler early-morning or late afternoon hours; we'll spend much of each day exploring higher elevations in the Chiricahua, Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains, searching for specialties like Elegant Trogon, Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Mexican Chickadee and Red-faced Warbler. The number of hummingbirds and other amazing birds that can be seen on this tour is staggering; even if you've been to Southeast Arizona before, you’ll still feel like a kid in the candy store! Fee: $1,900.00 per person double occupancy, $400.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, lodging, guides and park fees. Not included is round-trip airfare to Tucson, any meals, tips, laundry costs or other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, see http://s3.amazonaws.com/tas-website/comfy/cms/files/386/original_Southeast_AZ_TAS_Itinerary.pdf " Email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator for an application or additional information. $500.00 deposit due at time of booking, balance of payment due by May 2, 2020.