SABO’s Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary remains open under the following restrictions: We have set a goal to limit occupancy to no more than 10 visitors at a time, with restrictions on parking as necessary to enforce the limitation. Chairs have … Continue reading
SABO’s Tuesday and Friday River Walks starting at Casa de San Pedro B&B will continue as demand dictates, with modifications to keep our staff, volunteers, and participants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each walk will now be limited to a … Continue reading
The coronavirus pandemic has indefinitely delayed the start of the 25th season of SABO’s hummingbird monitoring at the San Pedro House. Under these exceptional circumstances, the health and safety of our banding team and the public take priority over science … Continue reading
SABO’s spring River Walks and hummingbird banding sessions are now on the events calendar! Please note that there will be no walks or banding sessions April 9-14 during the American Ornithological Society meeting in Tucson, but we’ve added Sunday walks on April 8 and 15.
The diversity of hummingbird species in SABO’s ongoing monitoring project on the San Pedro River now goes to eleven! A juvenile female Magnificent Hummingbird, banded last Thursday at Casa de San Pedro B&B, is the latest addition to our study. … Continue reading
With this week’s surge in migration, we’re rapidly approaching a major milestone in SABO’s 20-year study of the hummingbirds of the San Pedro River: 6000 hummingbirds banded at our main banding station at the San Pedro House. We expect to … Continue reading
Migration is finally in full swing! This week’s banding session at Casa De San Pedro B & B was by far the most exciting of the fall migration, with 20 new birds of six species. Highlights included three impossibly tiny … Continue reading
SABO’s hummingbird banding team has been busy on the San Pedro River! Over the last four banding sessions (two at each site), we’ve caught 32 “new” (unbanded) birds (25 Black-chinneds, 7 Broad-billeds) and recaptured 8 previously banded birds (all Black-chinneds). … Continue reading