In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence."

~Robert Lynd

Whether you are a birdwatcher or a bird nut like me, come have a Southern Arizona Adventure!  

Each adventure is designed as a unique and personalized birding experience, with a schedule and pace tailored to your needs,   No fifteen passenger van to crawl in and out of,  plus lots of little extras a big tour company cannot offer, at about the same cost.

A bit of musing here, not meant to ruffle feathers, but perhaps a time to reflect.  As we enter into migration, we birders can get in a bit of a hurry. . . this is when we use the tapes, toot a lot and pish to get the little ones to show their beauty.  As a note of inquiry. . . I wonder if by using these methods when they are looking for a place to settle down and breed, if we are moving them off prime real-estate because they believe another virile male has already settled in.  Let's face it those tapes sound pretty good even to those of the breeding species.

   We cater to people unable or unwilling to do the rigorous schedule of a tour group.  Lunch can be provided upon request.

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Who could have known that a tiny virus could create so much havoc???  However, I am so thankful that we can still visit our feathered friends and enjoy the great outdoors.  Here in Arizona we are particularly blessed due to the diversity of habitats and great weather.  This too shall pass. . . I look forward to sharing with one and all in the near future.  In the meanwhile, stay safe and stay healthy!!  Hugs to all, Melody

June 2021

    May the Great Birding God smile down upon you!!   Happy Summer!!!

So Many Birds, So Little Time!

We are still very dry. . . less than half the expected precipitation here.  Maybe good for the birders, but definitely not good for the birds and other critters.  No food is a limiting factor also.  However, the birds think spring is on the way.  Warblers are here.  The tanagers are back as are the Black-headed Grosbeaks.  Hooded Orioles are nesting.  What a wonderful time of year!!!  

We are birding as usual here. ..  practicing social distancing, but still able to get outdoors and play.  Masks are required in the vehicle, but none while in the wilderness as long as there aren't too many people.  I have wipes and sanitizer and disinfect the car after each outing.  So far, so good. 

Stay safe and healthy and most of all, stay birding.  Hugs to all, Melody

Scott Hannan is starting a new bird festival in Ohio. . . check out his website at  You can attend in person or virtually.  David Sibley is the keyspeaker



I would like to address this issue of border safety.  We are always cautious, but I am far more concerned about going to the mall after dark than I am along the border.   There have been no changes to our operation and none foreseen.  So come on!!!  Let's go birding!!!

Give me a call at 520-245-4085 or e-mail Melody for more info. 
Outfitter/guide permittee of the Coronado National Forest

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