On Friday, carpool (requires high clearance vehicles) to historic Q Ranch where 150 species of birds have been identified including raptors, tanagers, orioles, hummers, swallows, sparrows, warblers, and Mountain Bluebirds. Expect lots of other natural beauty, including post-monsoon wildflowers and dragonflies. Dark clear night skies at 5,600 feet with plenty of stars. Combine birding with brief hikes to nearby scenic and historic locations. Tour the 1,000-year-old Q Ranch Mogollon-Culture Pueblo ruins. Depart ranch Monday after early birding and brunch. Ranch is a relatively poor cell-phone zone, but Verizon service is available within a few miles. All meals included.
Limited to 12 people total. Riders will pay ~$50 each for drivers’ gas cost. No out-of-the-way departures and returns – you must be able to carpool from and return to Tucson or Phoenix and ride in someone else’s vehicle. For reservations and more info, contact trip leader Steve Buck ([email protected]) or birding leader Ken Furtado ([email protected], present at Q Ranch only).