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Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory

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Address: P.O. Box 5521, Bisbee, AZ 85603-5521
Phone Number: +1 520-432-1388
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: SABO is a nonprofit organization offering guided bird walks, workshops...
SABO is a nonprofit organization offering guided bird walks, workshops, tours, hummingbird banding sessions, personalized field trips, and other activities for nature-loving visitors and residents. Locations vary by season but include the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, the Huachuca Mountains, Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area, and Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast.
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Hummingbird Banding on San Pedro River

We had the great fortune of experiencing hummingbird banding, conducted by volunteer scientists who are studying migration along the San Pedro River corridor. These professionals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had the great fortune of experiencing hummingbird banding, conducted by volunteer scientists who are studying migration along the San Pedro River corridor. These professionals were not only amazing to watch as they gently captured, analyzed, banded, and released the birds; they were also fascinating to talk with and fun to be around. We spent two hours watching them and... More 

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Hereford, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A unique opportunity to participate in capturing, evaluating, and banding hummingbirds (you get to release one from the palm of your hand!). Sheri Williamson is very knowledgeable and educates the participants well. A great late afternoon experience at Casa de San Pedro B&B on many Fridays Spring, Summer and Early Fall - and then again at the San Pedro House... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The first thing you have to understand is that the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory is not really a "place" but a series of bird observation areas near Bisbee. We went in December in search of the sandhill cranes. We found them south of Elfrida, a wide spot on Highway 191 in the Sulphur Springs Valley west of Bisbee. During the... More 

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Decatur, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We did not visit the observatory itself, but we encountered both Tom and Sherry and found them both awesome. Ran into Tom at Huachuca Canyon; he tried and failed to find us a trogon, but he did point out a pair of pygmy owls. The next day I found out who that gentleman was when we did a great bird... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

My wife and i participated in a 3 hour walk at Casa San Pedro followed by a tour led by Tom of the the SABO staff. Excellent birding guide who is also a established hummingbird bander. His wife Sherry wrote the book on identifying humming birds published as a Peterson guide. You will enjoy having either of these fine guides... More 

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