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Pinal Mountain


  • Pinal Mountain Globe, Arizona (map)

An intensive two days of birding, including night birding. Leave Tempe 4:30 am to arrive at Claypool about 6:00 am; bird Pioneer Pass until noon. Eat lunch in Globe, check into a motel for an afternoon break. Early dinner in Globe then night birding from about 7:00-10:00 pm. Search for Flammulated and Spotted Owl, Mexican Whip-poor-will and possible Buff-collared Nightjar. The next day bird Pinal Peak from 6:00 am-1:00 pm (picnic lunch) to look for nesting Short-tailed Hawks, warblers, tanagers, nuthatches, woodpeckers and more. Return to Tempe 3:30 pm. Expenses include one motel night, one to two restaurant meals, and gas donation to your driver ($20.00 suggested). Difficulty: 2, some walking, long days. Limit: 6. Leaders: Dave Pearson and Kathe Anderson, Register by April 30, kathe.coot@cox.net

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