Dave Pearson is leading this trip at the height of migration and most of the summer nesting species will have arrived.
The Pinal Mt. area south of Globe has four major habitats with different bird communities in each. In late May we should find between 85 and a 100 species during a day of birding these habitats from 4000 to almost 8000 feet elevation. Highlights should include Gray Vireo, Scott’s Oriole, and Black-chinned Sparrow in the riparian and chaparral; Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Greater Pewee, and Red-faced Warbler in the Ponderosa pine; and Olive Warbler, Red Crossbill, and Zone-tailed Hawk in the Douglas fir.
WE WILL LEAVE from the s.e. parking lot (under the solar panels) of the Tempe Library (Rural and Southern) at EXACTLY 4 am and return about 2:30 – 3:00 pm.
Bring lunch and water. We will bird mainly along the roads and perhaps a short but easy hike into the forest at one point.
Limit of 11 participants and three vehicles. RSVP to Barb Meding.