Flocks and Rocks

Date: June 1-9, 2019
Ages: 21+
Cost: $1395

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Join geologist John Bloch and ornithologist Arch McCallum for a fusion of their disciplines as we explore the incomparable Mesozoic and Cenozoic geology of southwestern Utah. We focus on flocks (birds) and rocks (geology) as an entry point to the entire ecosystem. In the process our two leaders (with PhDs in biology and geology) introduce us to geomorphology, geochemistry, biogeography, and ecology, all at comfortable level of detail. There is something for every naturalist on this expedition. Expect lots of good stories, laughter and great food, too!

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Bird Trek Arizona

Date: May 4-12, 2019
Ages: 21+
Cost: $1425

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We are in the field 24/7 on this uniquely intensive but relaxed birding expeditions. Your guide is Arch McCallum, Ph.D. — ornithologist, birder, and bioacoustician – whose intimate connection with southeastern Arizona goes back to 1977. We will range from Tucson to the Chiricahuas in search of such borderland specialties as Elegant Trogon, Mexican Chickadee, Short-tailed Hawk, Northern Beardless Tyrannulet, Thick-billed and Tropical Kingbirds, Elf Owl, and Rufous-winged Sparrow, among many others. We will camp in the saguaros, by Patagonia Lake, and in the pines. After each day’s birding we’ll enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres during an informal chalk talk on an evolutionary topic while waiting for the sumptuous supper our expedition cooks are preparing for you. Unforgettable, and affordable, too.  

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Birding in the Zuni Mountains

Date: May 17-19, 2019
Ages: 16+
Cost: $275

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Explore the Zuni Mountains at a time of optimal bird activity, right before the summer heat sets in. Cottonwood Gulch’s 540 acre nature preserve has been used by birders for many years and has a diverse ecosystem including cottonwoods, ponderosa forests, and pinyon juniper groves.  Additionally, our staff may utilize other nearby areas to find birding hotspots along creeks, mountains, and canyons in the Zuni Mountains!  See many different species with our expert ornithologist.

Please contact us with any questions!

Birding

Flocks and Rocks

Date: June 1-9, 2019
Group size: 10-16
Ages: 21+

Join geologist John Bloch and ornithologist Arch McCallum for a fusion of their disciplines as we explore the incomparable Mesozoic and Cenozoic geology of southwestern Utah. We focus on flocks (birds) and rocks (geology) as an entry point to the entire ecosystem. In the process our two leaders (with PhDs in biology and geology) introduce us to geomorphology, geochemistry, biogeography, and ecology, all at comfortable level of detail. There is something for every naturalist on this expedition. Expect lots of good stories, laughter and great food, too!

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Please contact us with any questions!

Birding

Bird Trek Arizona

Date: May 4-12, 2019
Group size: 6-12
Ages: 21+

We are in the field 24/7 on this uniquely intensive but relaxed birding expeditions. Your guide is Arch McCallum, Ph.D. — ornithologist, birder, and bioacoustician – whose intimate connection with southeastern Arizona goes back to 1977. We will range from Tucson to the Chiricahuas in search of such borderland specialties as Elegant Trogon, Mexican Chickadee, Short-tailed Hawk, Northern Beardless Tyrannulet, Thick-billed and Tropical Kingbirds, Elf Owl, and Rufous-winged Sparrow, among many others. We will camp in the saguaros, by Patagonia Lake, and in the pines. After each day’s birding we’ll enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres during an informal chalk talk on an evolutionary topic while waiting for the sumptuous supper our expedition cooks are preparing for you. Unforgettable, and affordable, too.   

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Bird Trek Arizona Page

Please contact us with any questions!

Birding

Birding in the Zuni Mountains

Date: May 17-19, 2019
Group size: 6-16
Ages: 16+

Explore the Zuni Mountains at a time of optimal bird activity, right before the summer heat sets in. Cottonwood Gulch’s 540 acre nature preserve has been used by birders for many years and has a diverse ecosystem including cottonwoods, ponderosa forests, and pinyon juniper groves.  Additionally, our staff may utilize other nearby areas to find birding hotspots along creeks, mountains, and canyons in the Zuni Mountains!  See many different species with our expert ornithologist.

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Included in the price:

  • All meals
  • All transportation
  • Staff, educators, field specialists
  • All gear necessary for group expedition

 

This trek is offered as a collaboration with UNM Continuing Education. When you click “Register for this trek,” you will be directed to their webpage. 

Please contact us with any questions!

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