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Circle Z Ranch Nature Weekend


Now - April 28, 2013

General $845
Member $675

Friday - Sunday

  • Arrive Friday at 4 p.m., depart Sunday at 2 p.m.

Trip limit: 12

Trip Leaders

  • Jack Gilcrest
  • Lynn Hassler


Travel with us this spring to one of the best birding locations in the world! The historic Circle Z Ranch near Patagonia, Arizona is situated on 6,500 acres at 4,000 feet elevation and has entertained guests since 1926. We will explore the grasslands and oak-covered foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains and the riparian gallery forests along the ever-flowing Sonoita Creek. This variety of habitats supports a tremendous diversity of birds, plants and other wildlife. As this trip is scheduled during the best birding time of the year, there is sure to be a mixture of migrants and local species, including Lazuli bunting, vermilion flycatcher, gray and zone-tailed hawks, and the broad-billed hummingbird. The weekend program will be led by renowned author and naturalist Lynn Hassler. Trip leader for the Garden will be Jack Gilcrest.The Ranch has a heated swimming pool available for guests and accommodations range from individual rooms to suites.

Three-day trip includes:

  • Lodging for two nights
  • Catered meals prepared at the ranch (Friday dinner / Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner / Sunday breakfast and lunch)
  • Guided tours and handouts


Not included:

  • Transportation to and from Circle Z Ranch
  • Personal expenses


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