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White Mountain Audubon Programs and Field Trips 2019

WHITE MOUNTAIN AUDUBON SOCIETY
2019 FIELD TRIP SCHEDULE
FIELD TRIP COORDINATOR - ROB BETTASO (928-368-8481)

Monthly Bird Walks - geared for bird lovers of all skill levels and all ages. Hiking conditions variable but suitable for participants in reasonably good health interested in walks ranging from 1-3 miles. All welcome; no pets please. Bring binoculars; field guide; and appropriate apparel, gear, snacks and water suitable for outdoor walking in the White Mountains area during the April to October time frame. For further information call Rob at 368-8481.

April 20th – Alchesay National Fish Hatchery: participants will meet at 7am at the Arizona Game and Fish Department parking lot (2878 E. White Mountain Blvd; Pinetop). From there we will caravan/carpool to the birding trails at the hatchery which is located on White Mountain Apache Reservation about 30 minutes from Pinetop.

May 18th - Pintail Lake: participants will meet at 7am at the Pintail Lake parking area which is signed on Highway 77 a few miles North of Highway 60 (between Show Low and Taylor; east side of 77). Marsh birds and open water birds should be easily observed; especially for those with spotting scopes. Vantage points from boardwalk viewing areas.

June 1st - White Mountain Nature Center: participants will meet at 7am at the White Mountain Nature Center (425 S. Woodland Road, Pinetop-Lakeside). Bird varieties abound in the diverse habitats of the Nature Center and adjacent Woodland Lake Park grounds (natural terrain trails).

July 20th - Silver Creek State Fish Hatchery: participants will meet at 7am at the public parking area of Silver Ck Trout Hatchery located at the end of a short dirt road (Hatchery Way) east of Bourdon Ranch Road. Habitats include riparian, juniper-scrub, and open fields. No formal trails bit easy and open strolling.

August 17th – Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery: participants will meet at 7am at the Arizona Game and Fish Department parking lot (2878 E. White Mountain Blvd; Pinetop). From there we will caravan/carpool to the birding trails at the hatchery which is located on White Mountain Apache Reservation about 20 minutes from Pinetop.

September 21st - Sheep’s Crossing Area: participants will meet at 7am near the bridge that crosses the West Fork of the Little Colorado River (WF-LCR) on the Apache Sitgreaves N.F. Take the turn off of Hwy 260 (heading south) that goes towards Sunrise (Highway 273) but stop at the LCR.

October 19th - Old Hatchery Trail: participants will meet at 7am at the Arizona Game and Fish Department parking lot (2878 E. White Mountain Blvd; Pinetop). This mixed woodland, riparian trail is less than a 2 mile roundtrip stroll along Billy Ck. It is a natural terrain trail and is moderately hilly in certain places.

 

Trip reports from past years are listed below.

 


Past Field Trip Reports

2010 Archived Field Trip Reports
2009 Archived Field Trip Reports
2008 Archived Field Trip Reports
2007 Archived Field Trip Reports
2004 Archived Field Trip Reports
2003 Archived Field Trip Reports
2002 Archived Field Trip Reports