Check out our May events flyer for a complete listing of events this month and next!
- Wednesdays, May 3 and 10, and Saturday, May 27 – FSPR hosts a Bird Walk at San Pedro House (SPH) 7 AM
- Every Saturday – Interpretive Walk at San Pedro House (SPH) 8 AM
- Every Sunday – Bird Walk at Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park (EOP) 7 AM
- Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO) holds its hummingbird banding sessions at the San Pedro House (SPH) during spring, summer and fall from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. See the SABO website for details.
Save the date! May 3-6, 2017. 4th Annual Southwest Wings Spring Fling – This festival is streamlined without the free lectures and other events. It’s all about being out there in the field with local tour guides!
Recent Prior Events:
The FSPR Annual Meeting was held Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11am at the San Pedro House (SPH).
August 3-6, 2016. Southwest Wings Festival – The Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival features field trips, free lectures and other events.
May 4-7, 2016. 3rd Annual Southwest Wings Spring Fling – This festival is streamlined without the free lectures and other events. It’s all about being out there in the field with local tour guides!
SABO (Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory) offered regular afternoon hummingbird banding at San Pedro House and Casa de San Pedro last year. Check the SABO website for the upcoming event schedule and further information.
Saturday, September 26, 2015. National Public Lands Day, volunteer event at Fairbank, celebrated the 15-year anniversary of the National Conservation Lands of the BLM.
July 29-August 1, 2015. Southwest Wings Festival – The Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival was a great success and included field trips, free lectures and other events.
The BLM hosted a public meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on May 19th, 2015 at their Sierra Vista office, 4070 S Avenida Saracino, Hereford AZ. The public was invited to hear and comment on the four alternatives that have been identified for consideration in the updated San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) Resource Management Plan (RMP) that is under development. For more information, contact the BLM Public Affairs Specialist, Adam Milnor, at (520) 258-7223.
The Friends of the San Pedro River were urged to attend to voice support for continued preservation of our precious riparian area with its rich wildlife habitat and unique cultural resources.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7 PM the FSPR Lecture: Springs of the Sky Islands was presented. Attendees learned about the nature of springs, their importance in our region, what threatens them, and how they can be protected in this lecture that was presented by Carianne Campbell, Landscape Restoraton Program Manager at Sky Islands Alliance. Springs are keystone ecosystems in the Sky Island Region, exert disproportionate influence on surrounding landscapes, and are known to be biodiversity hotspots. We heard about approaches to management of springs through adaptive planning, as well as recruiting, training and retaining volunteers involved in restoration efforts.
The lecture took place at 4070 E Avenida Saracino in Hereford (the new BLM San Pedro Project Office on Highway 92 between Ramsey and Carr Canyon Roads). The lecture was free and open to the public.
July 30 through August 2, 2014. The 23rd Annual Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival. Another great year for Field Trips, our great assortment of Free Programs, Vendors, Exhibitors and Keynote Speaker. Learn more about Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival…
Hummingbird Banding in September
Up to 10 species of hummingbirds use the green corridor of the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and their northern nesting grounds.
The public is invited to get a close-up look at these tiny travelers, as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, weigh, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this vital migration route.
At San Pedro House, observe hummingbird banding from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
Saturdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27