Springtime Birding by Ear: Isabella Lee Natural Preserve with Karen Howe & Matt Griffiths
Trip Difficulty: Moderate. Walk 2-3 miles primarily on dirt paths that are uneven and sandy in places.
A trip for birders who have some experience birding in the Sonoran Desert and want to practice birding by ear. We’ll explore the mesquite bosque, a once prevalent but now threatened habitat, along the Agua Caliente wash moving slowly to stop and listen closely to the birds.
We’ll walk about 2 miles on trails and in washes that are uneven and sandy in places. Bring a sunhat, drinking water and wear sturdy walking shoes.
Meet in the parking area at the very end of N Bonanza Ave (there are two small parking areas – park in either one). N Bonanza Road is accessed by taking a right turn from E Tanque Verde Rd after The Lakes at Castle Rock community. Use the coordinates and/or Google maps link below to avoid going to the wrong entrance to the preserve.
Address/coordinates: 32.24291576922329, -110.7812686041839 | Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/6CmjcXztbHiDR4dZ8
Limited to 12 participants.
Leaders: Matt Griffiths (Audubon Staff), Karen Howe (email@example.com)
Registration for this trip is free. Register here beginning Mar 11, 7:00 AM.
Header Image: Verdin by Stephen Nelson