May 15-16, 2013 Chloride Canyon and Ladder Ranch. This tour visits the south central Rio Grande Valley and foothills of the Black Range, including a visit to Ted Turner’s Ladder Ranch. Overnight stay at Black Range Lodge in Kingston. Birding highlights include breeding Red-faced and Olive Warblers, Painted Redstart, Hutton’s Vireo, Vermilion and Brown-crested Flycatchers, Hooded Oriole and many possible northbound migrants. Owling will include attempts for Western Screech, Elf, and Spotted. Pre-registration required. $150 per person which includes Ladder Ranch entry fee. Not included: food, transportation, and lodging.
May 29, 2013 Santa Fe Ski Basin Road. 6am-10:30am Breeding bird survey of 4 habitats near Santa Fe, from deciduous riparian to spruce/fir/aspen. We will see a mix of permanent residents as well as neotropical migrants that have recently returned. Pre-registration required. $20 per person
June 9, 2013 Elk Mt. 6am-4pm Breeding season exploration from 7,000′ to over 11,000′. Various Rocky Mt. specialties will be on our radar such as American Dipper, Gray Jay, Three-toed Woodpecker, Cordilleran, Hammond’s and Dusky Flycatcher, Clark’s Nutcracker, Red Crossbill, Pine Grosbeak. Bring extra layers of clothing as it can get chilly up there, even in June. Pre-registration required. $45 per person
June 19, 2013 Rowe Mesa and Pecos Monastery. 6am-10:30am This trip will be a quick survey of birds using the north face of Rowe Mesa and those along the Pecos River. Black-throated Gray, Grace’s, and Virginia’s Warblers, Gray Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Hepatic Tanager, Gray Catbird are all likely on this tour. Pre-registration required. $25 per person