Oak Creek Canyon is normally a great place to bird this time of year as many species are migrating through. We will start the trip at the Huckleby Trailhead which is a few miles up Schnebly Hill Road. There is a large parking lot there which attracts a lot of the juniper habitat birds. Then we will go to Indian Gardens to pick up birds along Oak Creek Canyon and the Cottonwood and Sycamore environment. We will also stop at the Encinita picnic area which has a mixed vegetation spot underneath the west cliffs of Oak Creek Canyon. If we have any time left the group can decide whether or not to do a fourth area which charges an extra $7 per car which is not covered by the Sedona or Senior Pass.
The meeting places will be at Fry’s Electronics at 31st Avenue and Thunderbird in the northeast corner of the parking lot at 7 a.m. and McDonald’s at Carefree Hwy and I-17 at 7:30 a.m. Please let me know which location you would like to meet.
Please bring a lunch. Return time will be around 2:30 p.m. from Sedona.
Difficulty: Rated 2