Difficulty: Easy (Flat walking on groomed trails or roads. Drive time to location approximately 80 minutes.)

Southeast Arizona may not be known for shorebirds, but with fall migration underway, this shallow lake outside of Willcox is a prime stopping and feeding ground for many shorebird species. We can hope for good studies of Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson’s Phalarope, and more. Accomplished author, speaker, and birding guide Rick Wright will guide our group through the subtleties of shorebird identification. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for other birds of this habitat as well, such as Scaled Quail, Swainson’s Hawk, and Chihuahuan Raven. Limited to 9 participants.

Black-necked Stilt by Shawn Cooper