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Flocks and Rocks

Date: June 6-14, 2020
Ages: 21+
Cost: $1450

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Join geologist Jack Oviatt and ornithologist Arch McCallum for a fusion of their disciplines as we explore a little-known corner of the Southwest—Leopold Country. Aldo Leopold (1885-1948) created the academic field of wildlife management, helped found the wilderness movement, and proposed the Land Ethic as a guide to our place in nature. We will visit places from his early career that inspired his world view and were immortalized in his classic A Sand County Almanac, as well as learning about his connection to New Mexico through his wife Estella Bergere, a scion of the formidable Luna family. Along the way Jack will enthrall us with inanimate wonders from Pleistocene lake shores to Precambrian quartzite and Arch will reveal how birds common in Canada and others fond of Mexican deserts can all be found along our transect from the Rio Grande to the White Mountains. We’ll visit the radio telescopes at the Very Large Array (VLA) along the way. There is something for every naturalist on this expedition. Expect lots of good stories, laughter, and great food, too!

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Birding in the Zuni Mountains

Date: TBD
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.

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Bird Trek Arizona

Date: May 16-24, 2020
Ages: 21+
Cost: $1450

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This trek explores the mountain islands and desert seas of southeastern Arizona at a time of maximal bird activity, just before the summer heat sets in.

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Birding

Flocks and Rocks

Date: June 6-14, 2020
Group size: 10-16
Ages: 21+

Join geologist Jack Oviatt and ornithologist Arch McCallum for a fusion of their disciplines as we explore a little-known corner of the Southwest—Leopold Country. Aldo Leopold (1885-1948) created the academic field of wildlife management, helped found the wilderness movement, and proposed the Land Ethic as a guide to our place in nature. We will visit places from his early career that inspired his world view and were immortalized in his classic A Sand County Almanac, as well as learning about his connection to New Mexico through his wife Estella Bergere, a scion of the formidable Luna family. Along the way Jack will enthrall us with inanimate wonders from Pleistocene lake shores to Precambrian quartzite and Arch will reveal how birds common in Canada and others fond of Mexican deserts can all be found along our transect from the Rio Grande to the White Mountains. We’ll visit the radio telescopes at the Very Large Array (VLA) along the way. There is something for every naturalist on this expedition. Expect lots of good stories, laughter, and great food, too!

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Birding

Birding in the Zuni Mountains

Date: TBD
Group size: 6-16
Ages: 16+

This trek explores the mountain islands and desert seas of southeastern Arizona at a time of maximal bird activity, just before the summer heat sets in.

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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. 

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Birding

Bird Trek Arizona

Date: May 16th-24th, 2020
Group size: 6-12
Ages: 21+

This trek explores the mountain islands and desert seas of southeastern Arizona at a time of maximal bird activity, just before the summer heat sets in.

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Included in the price:

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

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Please contact us with any questions!

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