Southwest Wings is Arizona's Longest Running Nature Festival and is ranked as one of best Birding Festival in the United States. The Festival is a celebration of the diversity of birds, mammals, reptiles, and insects, in their unique environment; the sky islands in southern Arizona.
New trips have been added for this year's Festival. Field trips, seminars, displays, information and much more will be available every day.
It all takes place right here - in our spectacular high desert environment of Sierra Vista and Cochise County!
When: July 31 through August 2
Where: Cochise College, 901 Colombo Avenue
Info: For schedules, field trip registration and information please visit the website, or call 520-266-0149
Registration for field trips opens April 5.
Up to ten species of hummingbirds use the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and northern nesting grounds. Get a close-up look at these tiny travelers as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this internationally important migration route.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: San Pedro House, 9800 E. Highway 90, http://www.sanpedroriver.org/wpfspr/
Admission: Free, but donations to support this project are gratefully accepted.
Info: 520-417-6960, 520-508-4445, 520-432-1388 or visit www.sabo.org