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WOW 2015

Map ID #CC - Community Center
Willcox Community Center
GPS Address: 320 West Stewart Street, Willcox, AZ 85643

All tours, seminars and events meet at the Willcox Community Center, except for the Banquet, which is held at the Elks Lodge.
A description of general birding in the area can be found HERE

Map ID #Chamber - Chamber of Commerce
GPS Address: 1500 N Circle I Road, Willcox, AZ 85643

Go to the 340 exit of Interstate 10, head west on Ft Grant Road to first traffic light (100 feet), turn right onto Virginia Avenue, go past the Holiday Inn, turn right onto Circle I road. The Chamber of Commerce is one-quarter mile further at the first corner

Map ID #Reception - Elks Lodge
GPS Address: 247 East Stewart Street, Willcox, AZ 85643

This is the location of the banquet on the Saturday evening of the festival.

Map ID #Bird1 - Cochise Lake
GPS Address: 1000 South Rex Allen Jr. Drive, Willcox, AZ 85643

Lake Cochise just south of Willcox on Hwy. 186, turn right towards Twin Lakes Golf Course and follow signs to birding area. This is the closest designated birding location to the festival location and features a one-mile dirt road around to pond.

Map ID #Bird2 - Cochise Stronghold
GPS Address: 2000 W Ironwood Rd, Cochise, AZ 85606

From exit 331 of Interstart 10, head south to Ironwood Road turn west and follow signs to Cochise Stronghold.

Map ID #Bird3 - AEPCO viewing platform
GPS Address: E. Sandhill Road, Cochise, AZ

Apache Station Wildlife Area Take the I-10 exit 331 south for 8.5 miles. Turn east on dirt road to viewind station just north of the power station. An elevated viewing platform and telescopes provide view of cranes.

Map ID #Bird4 - Willcox Playa Wildlife Area
GPS Address: South Kansas Settlement Road, AZ

Willcox Playa Wildlife Area - From Willcox, go east on AZ 186 for 6 miles; turn south on Kansas Settlement Road for 4 miles to the wildlife area on the west side of the road. A walk to the wildlife area on dirt roads.

Map ID #Bird5 - Whitewater Draw
GPS Address: N Coffman Rd, Mc Neal, AZ

From Tucson, take I-10 east to Hwy. 191, then south on Hwy. 191 to junction with Hwy. 181 (Sunizona). Continue south towards Elfrida and take Central Highway south to Davis Road, then west a short distance to Coffman Road then south for 2-miles. A major birding area all year and especially in winter for Sandhill Cranes.

Map ID #Bird6 - Faria Dairy Pond
GPS Address: 9252 South Kansas Settlement Road, AZ

From Willcox, go east on AZ 186 for 6 miles; turn south on Kansas Settlement Road. Continue south to the addess on the east side of the road. A private man-made pond attracts many birds that can be viewed from the roadside.

Map ID #Bird7 - Chiricahua National Monument
GPS Address: 12856 E Rhyolite Creek Rd, Willcox, AZ

From Willcox, go east on AZ 186 following the signes for approximately 30-miles to the entrance to the Chiricahua National Monument. Restrooms are available at the fee station. Birding opportunities are available within the fee area or by taking the dirt road to the south to Pinery Canyon

PO Box 1097Willcox, AZ • 85644

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