This trip will be to the top of Mingus Mountain visiting about four locations, a small lake, several forest sites and possibly a campground. We can be sure that the typical forest birds will be there, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, vireos, brown creepers, steller’s jay, house wren, black-headed grosebeak, robins, lesser goldfinches, juncos, woodpeckers and broad-tailed hummingbirds. Who knows if we are fortunate we might see some that we don’t see that often such as pine siskins, bullock’s oriole, western or heptatic tanager, red-naped sapsucker, western bluebirds, and painted redstarts. The ones that I especially look forward to seeing are the warblers that I don’t usually get to see to often like grace’s, townsend’s, virginia’s, red-faced, black-throated gray, macgillivay’s and wilson’s. So avoid the heat in the valley and join us as we search for some of our feathered and smarter friends who spend their summers in the cool pines of Northern Arizona.
Meeting Places: Fry’s Electronics at 31st Ave and Thunderbird ( NE corner of the parking lot) at 6:30am.
Second Spot if necessary: McDonald’s at Carefree Hwy and I17( NW corner a short way east on Carefree Hwy) at 6:50am.
We will meet Rich Schooler at the gas station at HWY 69 and Fain road just west of Dewey at 8:00am.
Bring a lunch.
The trip difficulty is a 1.5 to 2.0
The trip will be over in Prescott somewhere around 1 to 2PM unless the group decides to stay longer.