Registration now open for the 2015 Hummingbirds of Arizona Tour

White-eared Hummingbird

White-eared Hummingbird

It’s shaping up to be another exciting hummingbird season in southeastern Arizona! Last year, birders spotted 15 of the 18 hummingbird species recorded in the state, including White-eared and Plain-capped Starthroat in multiple locations as well as Lucifer, Violet-crowned, Allen’s, Calliope, and the occasional hybrid. What will the monsoon of 2015 bring? Join us August 9-15 for SABO’s Hummingbirds of Arizona Tour and find out!

The 7-day, 6-night tour will begin and end in Tucson and cover a wide range of habitats, from classic Sonoran Desert to the lush streamside forests of the San Pedro River and the cool, shady canyons of the “sky islands.” Our destinations will include the world-famous Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Madera Canyon, the Paton Center for Hummingbirds in Patagonia, Ramsey Canyon Preserve, Ash Canyon Bed & Breakfast, and Beatty’s Guest Ranch in Miller Canyon.

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Your guides will be SABO’s founders and internationally known hummingbird researchers, Sheri L. Williamson and Tom Wood. Tom has over four decades of experience as a wildlife biologist, naturalist, and educator, and Sheri is the author of A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America in the Peterson Field Guide Series.

This is a small-group tour, so reserve your space now!