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Field Trips

White Mountain Audubon members at Wenima Wildlife Area

Field Trips



Monthly Bird Walks - geared for bird lovers of all skill levels and all ages. Hiking conditions variable but suitable for participants in reasonably good health interested in walks ranging from 1-3 miles. All welcome; no pets please. Bring binoculars, field guide, and typical apparel, gear, snacks and water for outdoor walking in the White Mountains area during the April to September timeframe. For further information call Rob at 368-8481.

April 14 - Old Hatchery Trail: participants will meet at 8 am at the Arizona Game and Fish Department parking lot (2878 E. White Mountain Blvd; Pinetop). This mixed woodland, riparian trail is less than a 2 mile roundtrip stroll along Billy Ck. It is a natural terrain trail and is moderately hilly in certain places.

May 19 - Pintail Lake: participants will meet at 8am at the Pintail Lake parking area which is signed on Highway 77 a few miles North of Highway 60 (between Show Low and Taylor; east side of 77). Marsh birds and open water birds should be easily observed; especially for those with spotting scopes. Vantage points from boardwalk viewing areas.

June 2 - White Mountain Nature Center: participants will meet at 8am at the White Mountain Nature Center (425 S. Woodland Road, Pinetop-Lakeside). Bird varieties abound in the diverse habitats of the Nature Center and adjacent Woodland Lake Park grounds (natural terrain trails).

July 21 - Silver Creek State Fish Hatchery: participants will meet at 8am at the public parking area of Silver Creek Trout Hatchery located at the end of a short dirt road (Hatchery Way) east of Bourdon Ranch Road. Habitats include riparian, juniper-scrub, and open fields. No formal trails bit easy and open strolling.

August 18 - Blue Ridge Trail: participants will meet at 8am at the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest parking area for the Blue Ridge Trailhead #1 (near the Springer Mountain Fire Lookout off FR187). Mixed habitats as we amble along in the Billy Creek area along natural terrain trails.

September 15 - Sheep’s Crossing Area: participants will meet at 8am near the bridge that crosses the West Fork of the Little Colorado River (WF-LCR) on the Apache Sitgreaves N.F. Take the turn off of Hwy 260 (heading south) that goes towards Sunrise (Highway 273) but stop at the LCR.

Oct (dates TBD) - Boyce Thompson Arboretum. This will be a special trip and our only excursion outside the White Mountains area for 2018. Details will be available at a later date.


Trip reports from past years are listed below.


Past Field Trip Reports

2010 Archived Field Trip Reports
2009 Archived Field Trip Reports
2008 Archived Field Trip Reports
2007 Archived Field Trip Reports
2004 Archived Field Trip Reports
2003 Archived Field Trip Reports
2002 Archived Field Trip Reports