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Events

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
8:00 AM -3:30 PM  1. Ghost Towns of Southeast Arizona - Overnight  $300.00
 

Thursday, January 12, 2017
5:30 AM -4:30 PM  2. Cave Creek Ranch & Canyon Montane Birding – Overnight  $250.00
4:30 PM -5:30 PM  2. Our Unique Sky Islands Biodiversity!  $0.00
5:15 AM -11:00 AM  3. Half Day Photography  $50.00
1:30 PM -6:30 PM  4. Half Day Photography  $50.00
3:45 PM -6:30 PM  5. Sunset Sandhill Crane  $30.00
6:00 PM -7:00 PM  6. Welcoming Reception  $0.00
 

Friday, January 13, 2017
10:00 AM -12:00 PM  3. Geology Fun for Kids  $0.00
11:00 AM -12:00 PM  4. Optics 101: Choosing the Best Birding Optics for You  $0.00
5:30 AM -9:30 AM  7. Continental Breakfast  $0.00
5:45 AM -10:00 AM  8. Sunrise Sandhill Crane  $30.00
7:45 AM -4:00 PM  9. Day-Long Hawk Stalk  $70.00
7:50 AM -4:00 PM  10. Naturalist Saunter to Chiricahua National Monument  $75.00
8:00 AM -10:30 AM  11. Fun & Easy Birding Sampler  $30.00
8:45 AM -3:30 PM  12. Agronomics in the Sulphur Springs Valley  $45.00
8:45 AM -5:00 PM  13. Stronghold & Sunsites Specialties  $70.00
8:50 AM -12:30 PM  14. Winter Waterfowl  $30.00
12:45 PM -5:00 PM  15. Wine Tasting Tour  $35.00
3:45 PM -6:30 PM  16. Sunset Sandhill Crane Tour  $30.00
5:45 PM -8:00 PM  17. Amazing Astronomy  $30.00
6:30 PM -8:30 PM  18. Hummingbird Seminar with Wine and Dessert  $15.00
 

Saturday, January 14, 2017
5:30 AM -9:30 PM  19. Continental Breakfast  $0.00
5:15 AM -11:00 AM  20. Half-Day Photography  $50.00
1:30 PM -6:30 PM  21. Half-Day Photography  $50.00
6:15 AM -4:30 PM  22. Birds on the Mountain  $75.00
7:45 AM -5:00 PM  23. Day-Long Hawk Stalk  $70.00
7:50 AM -4:00 PM  24. Naturalist Saunter to Fort Bowie  $75.00
8:30 AM -3:30 PM  25. Traveling with the Sandhill Cranes   $50.00
8:45 AM -5:00 PM  26. Cochise Stronghold & Sunsites Specialties  $75.00
9:15 AM -4:00 PM  27. Texas Canyon Flora & Amerind Museum  $45.00
12:15 PM -5:00 PM  28. Roper Lake & Dankworth Pond  $45.00
12:15 PM -5:00 PM  29. Discovery Park  $20.00
12:15 PM -5:00 PM  30. Discovery Park Family  $25.00
3:45 PM -6:30 PM  31. Sunset Sandhill Crane Tour  $30.00
6:30 PM -8:30 PM  32. Birds of Southeastern Arizona and Why Arizona’s Sky Islands, and the Chiricahua Mountains, are Special  $15.00
 

Sunday, January 15, 2017
5:30 AM -9:30 AM  33. Continental Breakfast  $0.00
7:15 AM -1:00 PM  34. Southbound Hawk Stalk  $35.00
7:45 AM -1:00 PM  35. Northbound Hawk Stalk  $35.00
7:50 AM -12:00 PM  36. Birding at Whitewater Draw  $45.00
8:00 AM -12:30 PM  37. Half-Day Ghost Town Tour  $35.00
8:45 AM -1:00 PM  38. Easy Birding Sampler 

 

 

 




THURSDAY, JANUARY 14


Tours

Cave Creek Montaine (Overnight)
Tour Limit 8
Leaves 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, returns 4:30 p.m. Friday

1/2 Day Photography – Tour Limit 8
5:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. & 1:30pm - 6:30pm

 

Sunset Sandhill Crane – Tour Limit 25
Erv Nichols and Sandra Noll
3:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Nature Expo Setup

Vendor setup starts at 9:00am until 1:30pm
Nature Expo opens at 2:00pm

 

Seminars
Crane Basics: Information to Enhance
Sandhill Crane Observation
Erv Nichols & Sandra Noll
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Our Unique Sky Islands Biodiversity!
Vincent Pinto
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

Welcoming Reception & Mixer
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.



Friday January 15th

Continental Breakfast - Free
5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Sunrise Sandhill Crane – Tour Limit 40
Wings Staff
5:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Day-Long Hawk Stalk – Tour Limit 12
Richard Filley
7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Fun and Easy Birding Sampler
Tour Limit 8
Erv Nichols & Sandra Noll
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

A Naturalist Saunter to Chiricahua National
Monument – Tour Limit 12
Vincent Pinto
7:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Agronomics in the Sulphur Springs Valley –
Tour Limit 20
Tedd Haas
8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Stronghold & Sunsites Specialties – Tour Limit 15
8:45 a.m. – 5:00p.m.

 

Winter Waterfowl – Tour Limit 10
Dave Brown
8:50 a.m. – 12:30 noon

Wine Tasting – Tour Limit 30
Dan Pierce & Scott Dahmer & Wings Staff
Pierce Bodega Winery and Aridus Wine Company facility
12:45p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunset Sandhill Crane – Tour Limit 25
Wings Staff
3:45 p.m. –6:30 p.m.

 

Amazing Arizona Astronomy – Tour Limit 20
John Ratje
5:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Geology Fun for Kids
Tom Olson
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Optics 101: Choosing the Best Birding Optics for You
Chip Clouse
11:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m.

Increasing Backyard Diversity
Jon Friedman
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Chiricahua Is Our Home - Kids Program
Chiricahua National Monument/National Park Service
Staff
2:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

The American Bald Eagle
Erv Nichols and Sandra Noll
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Astronomy in the Southwest and Beyond…
John Ratje
4:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENING EVENT
Hummingbird Seminar with Dessert & Wine Tasting
Fast, Feisty, Flamboyant – Hummingbirds of the
Sulphur Springs Valley

 






Saturday, January 16th

 

Continental Breakfast
5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Half Day Photography – Tour Limit 8
Linda & Mark Kline
5:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:30pm – 6:30pm

Birds on the Mountain – Tour Limit 12
Bill Howard
6:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Day-Long Hawk Stalk– Tour Limit 12
Tim Snow
7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A Naturalist Saunter to Fort Bowie National
Historic Site - Tour Limit 12
Vincent Pinto
7:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Traveling with the Sandhill Cranes – Tour Limit 20
Combination Seminar and Tour
Erv Nichols & Sandra Noll
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Cochise/Sunsites Specialties – Tour Limit 15
Richard Filley
8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Texas Canyon Flora & Relationships and Amerind
Museum Tour-– Tour Limit 16
Mimi Kamp and Cado Daily
9:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Roper Lake/Dankworth Pond Fun Birding –
Tour Limit 15
Mike McCarthy
12:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Discovery Park – Tour Limit 20
John Ratje
12:15 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunset Sandhill Crane – Tour Limit 25
3:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Seminars
Crane Basics: Information to Enhance
Sandhill Crane Observation
Combination Seminar and Tour: Crane Basics
followed by Cranes & Winter Birds of
Whitewater Draw and the Sulphur Springs Valley
Erv Nichols & Sandra Noll
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Copper in the Desert
Excelsior Mine Company
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Geology Fun for Kids
Tom Olson
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Arizona’s Venomous Reptiles
Jim Rorabaugh
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Wild Burros and Horses in Arizona
Robert Oyler
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Going Batty – Kids Program
Kartchner Caverns State Park Staff
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Reintroducing Big Horn Sheep in the
Catalina Mountains of Arizona
Mark Hart

Geology of the Chiricahua National Monument
and Texas Canyon
Michael Conway
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*** NEW! ***
SPECIAL EVENING EVENT
The Birds of Southeastern Arizona and
Why Arizona’s Sky Islands,
and the Chiricahua Mountains, are Special
Mark Larson

 

 

 

 

 

 





Sunday, January 17th


Continental Breakfast
5:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.




Southbound Hawk Stalk – Tour Limit 10
Richard Filley
7:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Northbound Hawk Stalk – Tour Limit 10
Tim Snow
7:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Birding at Whitewater Draw - Tour Limit 14
Vincent Pinto
7:50 a.m. - 12 noon

Ghost Towns – Tour Limit 15
Terry and Kelly Rowden
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Easy Birding Sampler – Tour Limit 8
Mike McCarthy
8:45 – 1:00 p.m.

 

 



 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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