Guided Bird Hike (Registration Required, Limit 10 Participants)

Friday, March 08, 2024
08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
44000 N. Spur Cross Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(602) 506-2930 ext 8

Learn about birds of Sonoran Desert riparian areas during this guided hike with Ranger Eric. Click on program title for more details.

Join Ranger Eric for a guided hike along the Dragonfly Trail at Spur Cross and adjacent Jewel of the Creek Preserve to look for birds of the Sonoran Desert and riparian habitats. Along the way, we will discuss identification tips by sight and sound for birds, as well as their ecological roles. We will hike about 2 miles roundtrip on an easy to moderate rated trail, with some rocky or uneven surfaces. Please dress in layers, wear protective clothing or sunblock, wear sturdy footwear, carry ample water and snacks, and bring binoculars if you have them. Porta-potties are located 1/4-mile beyond the parking lot. No water available, so bring your own.

MEETING LOCATION: We will meet at the trailhead for the Dragonfly Trail at the Jewel of the Creek Preserve parking lot (small lot on the left side of the road before you get to the Spur Cross lot at the end of the road). See park map here: https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/assets/1/6/spur-cross-8x11.pdf

*Please note: Entry to Spur Cross Conservation Area is $3 per person. Annual Pass or CASH are accepted, and exact change is much appreciated.

Limit 10 participants. To register, please call the Cave Creek Nature Center at 602-506-2930 ext. 8 with your name, phone number and number of people attending. If you find you cannot attend a program after you have registered, please call back ASAP so those on the waiting list may be contacted. Registration for this program will close on Thursday, 3/7/24.

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