At the Hatchery we should see some of the high country birds, such as the Red-faced Warbler, the Painted Redstart, the Common Blackhawk, the Zone-tailed Hawk, and the Osprey.
The Hatchery has restrooms. Bring a lunch. We will eat at one of the picnic areas near the Hatchery and do some birding there. We will leave for the Valley in the early afternoon.
Meet at Denny’s in Fountain Hills at the intersection of Shea Blvd. and Hwy. 87 (Beeline Hwy) at 5:30 AM.
Directions: Take Hwy 87 to Payson. Turn right at Hwy. 260 (at light). After about 17 miles on Hwy. 260, look for the Tonto Fish Hatchery sign on the left. Turn left and go to the end of the road to the Fish Hatchery parking area. On Hwy 260, if you reach Christopher Creek, you’ve gone too far. Donna and Darnell will meet you at the Hatchery between 7:30 and 8:00 AM.
Sign up with Donna. Phone: 623-556-9535 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Darnell Phone: 602-938-6174 e-mail: email@example.com
It’s time to get out of the heat and head to the high country to see some of the birds there. Forest Rd. 300 is the Rim Rd. and we could see warblers, nuthatches, and other birds of the forest. This is always a great trip north.
We will meet at the McDonalds on Carefree Hwy. and I-17 at 5:45 and leave there at 6am. We will have a rest stop at Camp Verde and head on up to the Rim. There is a restroom at the picnic area where we will eat lunch. Bring water, lunch, bug spray and I would suggest you wear long pants, as we will do some walking in the woods.
RSVP to Donna Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 623-556-9535 orvDarnell Kirksey, 602-938-6174
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