Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (Some walking on mild slopes, and possibly rocky/uneven surfaces. Drive time to locations approximately an hour)

We’ll combine birding and good drink during a tour of the grasslands around Sonoita in the Las Cienegas grasslands. We’ll look for grassland breeders such as Cassin’s, Botteri’s and Grasshopper Sparrows, Chihuahuan Meadowlark, and Loggerhead Shrike, as well as riparian-associated species including Gray and Zone-tailed Hawks, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Blue Grosbeak, Yellow Warbler, and Summer Tanager.  A visit to one of the local wineries and lunch at the Copper Brothel Brewery will keep us busy as well. Limited to 8 participants.

Gray Hawk by Bryan J Smith