The tour meeting times listed are provided to ensure that the tours depart on time. All tours depart promptly 10 minutes after the meeting time.

To sign-up for the Wings Over Willcox tours and events, it is necessary to first register as a participant of the festival. On-line registration requires a credit card as payment. At this time we can only accept MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit cards. A secure on-line transaction is provided through PayPal. To pay by check, please print out the registration form and send by mail.

To register, please click on any of the “Register” links on this page and follow the instructions. Please be aware that there is a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee for each participant. “Early” registration deadline is December 31st. Registration after this date will require an additional $5.00 per event, per person fee. (After December 31st the price will reflect this fee.) On-line registration closes January 12, 2015. Registrations after that date may be made, if available, by calling the Willcox Chamber office or at the festival

Registration Desk.

It may be necessary to allow “Pop-ups” with your Internet browser to see the Tour and Seminar details.

 

Calendar View

Wednesday    Thursday    Friday    Saturday    Sunday     All


T-Shirts              Seminars
Wednesday 01/14/15
NEW!! 1 Ghost Towns of Southeast Arizona - Overnight   Remaining Tickets: 7
Meet at WCC:   8:00 AM  Return:   3:30 PM  $300.00   

Leaves 8:45 a.m.on Wednesday, after 45 min presentation, returns 3:30 p.m. Thursday

The tour starts with a 45-minute review of photographs of the towns and mining camps in their “hey day” followed by a two-day tour of the historic ghost towns and mining camps of Southeast Arizona. Step back in time on a visit to five nearby ghost towns and learn the influence of mining on the development of Cochise County. Your tour guides will discuss early life in these towns and showcase ghost town ruins, a restored jail, historic schoolhouse, cemeteries and other buildings. Picnic lunch stop at one of the ghost towns. Spend the night in the mile-high city of Bisbee at the allegedly- haunted Copper Queen Hotel built in 1898 as a place for dignitaries and mining investors to relax in luxury. Dinner in the Cooper Queen is followed by an evening of haunting tales about the hotel’s resident ghosts. After breakfast Thursday, participants, outfitted in miner’s hard hat and yellow slicker, descend into the Copper Queen Mine for a one-hour tour. Retired Phelps Dodge employees lead the group into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama. The tour returns to Willcox via Camp Naco, the gravesite of famous Old West outlaw, Johnny Ringo then on to the ghost town of Dos Cabezas and the story of the scandal of the Mascot Mine and the last days of Big Nose Kate, companion to the infamous Doc Holiday. Lunch stop on the return trip.

Includes accommodations and all meals from Wednesday lunch to Thursday lunch.

Vegetarian meals available upon prior request.

Accommodations: Single or Double occupancy, full, queen or king bed.

Contact the Willcox Chamber to reserve your accommodations.

Trip Leaders: Terry Rowden  

NEW!! 2 Triangle T Historic Guest Ranch – Overnight   Remaining Tickets: 12
Meet at WCC:   1:50 PM  Return:   3:00 PM  $300.00   

Leaves 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, returns 3:00 p.m. Thursday

The Triangle T Guest Ranch is nestled amongst 160 acres of spectacular boulders with breathtaking views in the heart of Texas Canyon. The authenticity of the casitas, dining room, saloon, movie sites and massive boulder formations make this a unique tour experience. The tour meets at the Willcox Community Center at 1:50 pm on Wednesday. From the Community Center you will follow a lead vehicle with your own vehicle to the Triangle T and upon arrival will check in with the staff and be given your casita. See below for details about lodging accommodations. Following check in there will be a Welcome Reception in the lower dining room and a history tour of the ranch. Guests will be treated to a Cowboy Dinner in the Rock Saloon & Grill with a choice of two entrees -- BBQ Beef Brisket or Southwest Grilled Chicken – green salad, scalloped potatoes, ranch beans, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage. Cash bar for alcoholic beverages. Following dinner, guests can join around the campfire with old-time cowboy entertainment along with hot chocolate and s’mores.

On Thursday morning guests will be served a Cowboy Ranch breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon or sausage, fresh fruit, biscuits or pastries, juice and coffee, served in the upper dining room. Following breakfast, each guest may choose which group activity they prefer – horseback trail ride, guided hike through the boulders, or games at Boulder Cove. Lunch is served in the dining room and guests have a choice of two croissant sandwiches -- Southwest turkey or ham and cheese -- with potato salad, dessert bites with non-alcoholic beverage.

Tour participants will return to the Willcox Community Center by 3:00 pm Thursday.

Includes accommodations and all meals from Wednesday dinner to Thursday lunch. Vegetarian meals available upon prior request.

Accommodations: 5 one-bedroom casitas, double or single occupancy with queen or king beds; 5 two-bedroom casitas, double or single occupancy, with queen or king beds. The two-bedroom casitas are separated by a shared bathroom. Tutt’s Bunkhouse is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom bunk house, with central living room, two bathrooms off central living room, bedroom one - queen bed; bedroom two - queen bed; bedroom three - double bed; bedroom four - two bunkbeds, one twin and one queen (perfect for families or friends traveling together).

Contact the Willcox Chamber to reserve your accommodations.

Trip Leaders: Linda Kelly   

Thursday 01/15/15
3 Daylong Photography   Remaining Tickets: 6
Meet at WCC:   5:50 AM  Return:   4:00 PM  $100.00   

Spend time with a wildlife photographer at Whitewater Draw and other southeastern Arizona sites, photographing Sandhill Cranes and other birds and wildlife. Less than 1/2 mile of walking.

Intermediate to Advanced Photographers. Includes lunch, drinks and rest stops.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

4 Sunset Sandhill Crane   Remaining Tickets: 12
Meet at WCC:   3:50 PM  Return:   6:30 PM  $30.00   

This tour will start will a circuit of Lake Cochise for late afternoon arrivals of waterfowl.

Next stop will be a known roosting site as dusk begins to fall, with Sandhill Cranes coming in from the fields to spend the night.

Approximately ¾ mile of walking is required along an unpaved, sandy road. Be prepared for cold temperatures as the sun sets and bring a flashlight for the return walk to the vehicle.

Beginner. Includes rest stops.

 

Trip Leaders: Erv Nichols     Sandra Noll    

Friday 01/16/15
5 Breakfast – Willcox Rotary Club   Remaining Tickets: 73
Meet at WCC:   5:30 AM  Return:   10:00 AM  $6.00   

Join the local Rotary Club for breakfast at the Willcox Community Center in the Dining Room. Proceeds from the breakfast are donated to local and world communities supporting high school graduates, sponsorships of youth sports teams, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference assistance, and other similar programs. Rotary International is dedicated to the world-wide eradication of polio and hunger through the Polio Plus and Hunger Plus programs and to providing wheelchairs to those in need in foreign countries in cooperation with the Wheelchair Foundation. The Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture and the Wings Over Willcox Committee urge you to support their efforts and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

6 Daylong Photography   Remaining Tickets: 6
Meet at WCC:   5:50 AM  Return:   4:00 PM  $100.00   

Spend time with a wildlife photographer at Whitewater Draw and other southeastern Arizona sites, photographing Sandhill Cranes and other birds and wildlife. Less than 1/2 mile of walking. Intermediate to Advanced Photographers. Includes lunch, drinks and rest stops.

 

Trip Leaders: N/A  

7 Whitewater Draw Sunrise Sandhill Crane   Remaining Tickets: 14
Meet at WCC:   5:50 AM  Return:   10:00 AM  $40.00   

Watch Sandhill Cranes take flight at Whitewater Draw as they begin their morning feeding. Travel with experienced Sandhill Crane guides. Someone from the Arizona Game & Fish Department will be on hand to give additional information on site.

Approximately ¾ mile of easy walking is required along an unpaved road with occasional potholes. Be prepared for a cold morning; prior to sunrise below freezing temperatures are possible. Bring a flashlight for the pre-sunrise walk. Beginner. Includes rest stops.

Trip Leaders: Sandra Noll     Erv Nichols    

NEW!! 8 Muleshoe Ranch   Remaining Tickets: 3
Meet at WCC:   6:45 AM  Return:   12:00 PM  $30.00   

A unique opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of The Nature Conservancy’s Muleshoe Ranch. The tour meets at the Willcox Community Center at 6:45 a.m. and from the Community Center, you will be driven to The Muleshoe Ranch. Upon arrival, check in with staff for a 2.5 hour guided tour on select hiking trails through The Muleshoe Ranch.  Participants will hear the history of a former cattle ranch, now owned by The Nature Conservancy.  Learn about native fish restoration projects in the seven permanent flowing streams within the 49,120 acre Cooperative Management Area.  The Nature Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management and Coronado National Forest partner to conserve and enhance the unique ecosystems found here and to protect endangered species, as well as the areas they depend upon. The Muleshoe Ranch has diverse wildlife and over 200 species of birds throughout the year, although winter will have limited bird activity.

Participant Requirements: Must be able to hike moderately steep trails at an altitude of 4500 ft.  Participants must wear gear appropriate for wilderness hiking; sturdy shoes, hat, walking stick (if desired), binoculars and bring plenty of drinking water. Light snack provided after the hike. 

Trip Leaders: Ron Day  

9 Southwest Winter Specialties   Remaining Tickets: 0
Meet at WCC:   6:50 AM  Return:   4:00 PM  $60.00   
SOLD OUT!

Please Register
for the
Waiting List

 Some of the most sought-after birds in North America spend their winters here in Cochise County. The tour travels the wetlands, grasslands, agriculture fields, and foothills of the Sulphur Springs Valley and includes stops at Whitewater Draw and Cochise Stronghold. The tour will look for Scaled Quail, Arizona Woodpecker, Mountain Plover, Sage Sparrow, Chestnut-Collared Longspur, Vermilion Flycatcher, and Bendire’s Thrasher, as well as a variety of waterfowl, raptors and shorebirds. Be ready for other rare and exciting finds.

Approximately one mile of easy to moderate walking with several stops. Intermediate to Advanced. Includes lunch, drinks, and rest stops.

 

Trip Leaders: N/A  

10 Fort Bowie Geology, History & Naturalist Saunter   Remaining Tickets: 17
Meet at WCC:   7:50 AM  Return:   2:30 PM  $50.00   

The emigrant trail that crossed Cochise County enroute to California included stops near Apache Pass southeast of Willcox and Sulphur Springs near the south end of the Willcox Playa. Fort Bowie was built in 1862 to protect emigrants from Apaches in the area. The 1.5 mile trail passes historic features including ruins of the Butterfield Stage Station, post cemetery, Apache Spring and site of the first Fort Bowie. The visitor center offers exhibits and a bookstore. A National Park Service Ranger will explain the history, geology, and plant and animal life of the park.

 One and one-half  mile of easy walking following the old military road. Trail is not steep but may be covered with loose gravel. Beginner. Includes lunch, drinks and rest stops.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

11 Nature Sweet & Orchards   Remaining Tickets: 18
Meet at WCC:   8:50 AM  Return:   4:00 PM  $45.00   

Nature Sweet operates a 200+ acre greenhouse complex producing premium hydroponically grown, and pesticide-free tomatoes. Staff will explain all aspects of growing tomatoes under completely controlled conditions. The tour includes a visit to a Pistachio Processing Plant and Pecan Orchard, Thoroughbred Ranch, Healing Hands Animal Rescue and Refuge, and a local farm where irrigated farming in the Sulphur Springs valley will be explained. there will be a brief stop, with an opportunity to shop, at the Fort Bowie Vineyards & Orchards Products Store.

Approximately 3/4 mile of easy walking. Includes lunch, drinks, and rest stops.

Trip Leaders:   

12 Stronghold & Sunsites Specialties   Remaining Tickets: 9
Meet at WCC:   8:50 AM  Return:   5:00 PM  $75.00   

This tour will explore the Dragoon Mountain’s Cochise Stronghold area for wintering specialties such as Montezuma Quail, Painted Redstart, Arizona and Acorn Woodpeckers, White-winged Dove, Juniper and Bridled Titmice, Spotted and Canyon Towhees, Western and Mountain Bluebirds, as well as a large variety of sparrows, raptors, and thrushes.  A late afternoon drive through the Sunsites area will look for Scaled Quail, sparrows, waterfowl, and other birds.

Approximately two miles of hiking with several stops. Intermediate to Advanced. Includes lunch, drinks, and rest stops.    

Trip Leaders: N/A  

13 Wine Tasting   Remaining Tickets: 30
Meet at WCC:   12:50 PM  Return:   4:00 PM  $35.00   

Willcox has become a premier location for vineyards and winemaking with 23 exisiting vineyards and 11 tasting rooms. Willcox wines consistently rank 88 or above with Wine Spectator Magazine ratings. We begin with an expertly-guided tour of a working Arizona farm winery, with emphasis on viticulture, winemaking in Arizona and the enjoyment and appreciation of fine wine. We will see the vines in their dormant, pruned winter stasis and discuss the growth cycle of grapevines. We will explore the unique challenges of farming grapes in Arizona, and discuss the unique characteristics of Arizona's soil & microclimate that gives our wines their distinct, mineral flavors and rich, full body. We will discuss the Arizona wine industry while walking the vineyard and enjoying wine together. Each participant in the event will receive a commemorative 22-ounce fine, long-stemmed Bordeaux wine glass and full wine tasting flight of Flying Leap wines. The portion of the tour will last for about one hour, depending on how many questions or special requests come from the group.

The tour returns to Willcox for a visit to the Aridus Wine Company that offers the largest custom crush facility in Arizona. Aridus utilizes state of the art equipment in a converted apple warehouse built in 1982. Spend time with owner, Scott Dahmer, to learn about the history of the building and the art of winemaking and processing. Reload the bus for a trip to downtown Willcox and a visit to the tasting rooms of Aridus (https://ariduswineco.com), Keeling Schaefer (www.keelingschaefervineyards.com) and Carlson Creek (https://carlsoncreek.com) for a chance to taste their wines. It will be a memorable event like no other!

Approximately ½ mile of walking at vineyard, crush facility and between tasting rooms on Railroad/Railview Avenue. Includes souvenir glass and tastings at Flying Leap Vineyard, 6 wine tastings downtown, and rest stops.

Trip Leaders: Mark Beres     Scott & Joan Dahmer    

14 Sunset Sandhill Crane   Remaining Tickets: 19
Meet at WCC:   3:50 PM  Return:   6:30 PM  $30.00   

This tour will start will a circuit of Lake Cochise for late afternoon arrivals of waterfowl. Next stop will be a known roosting site as dusk begins to fall, with Sandhill Cranes coming in from the fields to spend the night.

Approximately ¾ mile of walking is required along an unpaved, sandy road. Be prepared for cold temperatures as the sun sets and bring a flashlight for the return walk to the vehicle. Beginner. Includes rest stops.

 

Trip Leaders: Erv Nichols     Sandra Noll    

15 Amazing Arizona Astronomy   Remaining Tickets: 13
Meet at WCC:   5:50 PM  Return:   8:00 PM  $35.00   

The winter skies in southeastern Arizona rank among the best in the country. Amateur astronomer, Jahn Ratje, will guide you through the constellations, planets, and deep-sky features visible during Wings. You’ll have multiple opportunities to see a variety of beautiful and fascinating objects through a telescope (provided) and binoculars (bring your own, please). We recommend that you bring a flashlight and folding chair as well.To preserve night vision, it is best to have a red lens for your flashlight. Red cellophane with rubber bands will be provided to cover your flashlights for those without a red lens.

Dress warmly and stay as long or as short as you desire, as our viewing site will be close to Willcox. TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED.  This tour will require that you bring your own car. Participants will meet at the Willcox Community Center and caravan to the viewing site.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

16 FEATURED!! Dining with John M. Marzluff – Dinner   Remaining Tickets: 12
Meet at WCC:   6:30 PM  Return:   8:30 PM  $75.00   

Enjoy an intimate and elegant dinner at La Cocina Antigua with keynote speaker, John M. Marzluff. There will be no set schedule, just the opportunity to relax, enjoy dinner and wine, and talk with John and the other diners in a private setting. Dinner includes one complimentary glass of wine and a personally signed copy of a book by John M. Marzluff.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

Saturday 01/17/15
17 Breakfast – Willcox Rotary Club   Remaining Tickets: 100
Meet at WCC:   5:30 AM  Return:   10:00 AM  $6.00   

Join the local Rotary Club for breakfast at the Willcox Community Center in the Dining Room. Proceeds from the breakfast are donated to local and world communities supporting high school graduates, sponsorships of youth sports teams, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference assistance, and other similar programs. Rotary International is dedicated to the world-wide eradication of polio and hunger through the Polio Plus and Hunger Plus programs and to providing wheelchairs to those in need in foreign countries in cooperation with the Wheelchair Foundation.

The Willcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture and the Wings Over Willcox Committee urge you to support their efforts and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

18 Daylong Photography – Tour   Remaining Tickets: 4
Meet at WCC:   5:50 AM  Return:   4:00 PM  $100.00   

Spend time with a wildlife photographer at Whitewater Draw and other southeastern Arizona sites, photographing Sandhill Cranes and other birds and wildlife.

Less than 1/2 mile of walking. Intermediate to Advanced Photographers. Includes lunch, drinks and rest stops.

 

Trip Leaders: N/A  

19 Sunrise Sandhill Crane – Tour   Remaining Tickets: 64
Meet at WCC:   5:50 AM  Return:   9:45 AM  $30.00   

Watch Sandhill Cranes take flight as they begin their morning feeding. Wildlife experts who track the flocks will provide locations.

Approximately ¾ mile of easy walking is required along an unpaved road with occasional potholes. Be prepared for cold morning; prior to sunrise below freezing temperatures are possible. Bring a flashlight for the pre-sunrise walk. Beginner. Includes rest stops.

Trip Leaders: Sandra Noll     Erv Nichols    

20 Day-Long Hawk Stalk   Remaining Tickets: 3
Meet at WCC:   6:50 AM  Return:   5:00 PM  $70.00   

Hawk experts will travel the length of the Sulphur Springs Valley pursuing more than 15 species of hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls. Glimpses of  javelina and mule deer may add to your viewing pleasure.

Less than ½ mile of easy walking. Beginner to Advanced. Includes lunch, drinks, and rest stops.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

21 Beginning Birdwatching   Remaining Tickets: 17
Meet at WCC:   7:20 AM  Return:   9:30 AM  $10.00   

Learn and practice basic identification skills. Time will be spent at the Willcox ponds and nearby areas observing and identifying common bird species. Children 10 and above, who are accompanied by an adult can attend this tour free of charge.

Less than ½ mile of easy walking. Beginner

Trip Leaders: Mike McCarthy  

22 Chiricahua Mountains Geology & Birds   Remaining Tickets: 3
Meet at WCC:   7:50 AM  Return:   4:00 PM  $70.00   

Rocks in the Chiricahua Mountains were formed by explosive volcanic eruptions about 27 million years ago. We will discuss the origin and character of the rock as well as chemical and physical processes responsible for shaping the landscape.  The first stop will be at the Visitor Center, which has for sale a variety of books and other information about the area.  The tour leader, a geology graduate of the University of Arizona, will describe features in nontechnical terms.  No prior knowledge of geology is required. The border ranges of Cochise County are well known for both resident and migratory specialties. Birding en route, this tour swings 70 miles east of Willcox to world-renowned Cave Creek Canyon, and climbs up to this winter’s snowline (usually about 7,000’) in the high Chiricahua Mountains. The tour will look for regular Sierra Madrean residents such as Bridled Titmouse and Mexican Jay, as well as less common specialties such as Montezuma Quail, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Blue-throated Hummingbird, Arizona Woodpecker, Juniper Titmouse, Mexican Chickadee, Crissal Thrasher, Painted Redstart, and Yellow-eyed Junco. Possible wintering birds from the Rocky Mountains include Williamson’s Sapsucker, Pinyon Jay (rare irruptive), Townsend’s Solitaire, and Cassin’s Finch, among others. Be prepared for possible snow.  Significant snowfall may restrict access to the upper elevations of the Chiricahuas.

 

Approximately one mile of easy to moderate walking with several stops. Beginner to Advanced birders welcome. Includes lunch, drinks,entrance fees to feeding areas and rest stops.

 

Trip Leaders: Rachel Feuerbach  

23 Kansas Settlement Agriculture   Remaining Tickets: 18
Meet at WCC:   8:20 AM  Return:   4:00 PM  $50.00   

Visit Kansas Settlement Cotton Gin; Sequoia Farms, a non-profit research farm; Bonita Bean Plant; and a Green Chile Processing Plant. Lunch will be provided at RichCrest Farms, an organic vegetable farm (richcrestfarms.blogspot.com). Managers at each will explain their operation and discuss the latest methods they use to maximize their production. In addition, your guide will show and discuss irrigation farming and other agriculture crops along the way. There will be an opportunity to purchase beans at Bonita Bean and to shop at the Gourmet Country Store at RichCrest Farms.

Approximately 1/4 mile of easy walking. Includes lunch, drinks, and rest stops.

Trip Leaders: Telly Stanger  

24 Texas Canyon Flora & Relationships and Amerind Museum Tour   Remaining Tickets: 14
Meet at WCC:   9:20 AM  Return:   4:00 PM  $45.00   

This tour combines the art and artifacts of the Amerind with the native plants of the high desert in scenic Texas Canyon. Situated at 4,600 to 5,500 feet above sea level in dramatic rock formations this site is a place where several plant communities come together .Learn what plants grow together and why? There is something special about natural plant groupings that is often overlooked. Do the plants in these “guilds” have relationships with each other? On this field trip, within the context of bio-regions and micro-habitats, we will take a close look at flora morphology and communities around the Amerind Foundation in Texas Canyon. Plant identification and characteristics, ethnobotanical uses and recreating plant communities when landscaping will be discussed. The tour continues with a visit to the world-renown Amerind Museum. The museum exhibits tell the story of America’s first people from Alaska to South America and from the last ice Age to the present. The Amerind’s Art Gallery features works on western themes by such artists as Carl Oscar Borg, William Leigh and Frederick Remington. This tour combines the art and artifacts of the Amerind with the native plants of the high desert in scenic Texas Canyon.

Approximately 1-2 miles of easy to moderate walking on dirt roads and with some short jaunts through grass and over rocks to see certain plants. Includes lunch, drinks and rest stops.

Trip Leaders: Cado Daily     Mimi Camp    

25 Winter Waterfowl   Remaining Tickets: 8
Meet at WCC:   8:50 AM  Return:   12:00 PM  $30.00   

This Ducks Unlimited sponsored tour of Whitewater Draw will be an educational and recreational guided tour, highlighting the many wildlife residents and seasonal visitors in a wildlife viewing site. Whitewater Draw attracts both Central and Pacific flyway migrating waterfowl. Participants in the tour will see many visitors to Whitewater Draw which include several species of waterfowl. Whitewater draw is also home to wintering Sandhill Cranes, many upland birds, and even birds of prey. There are also several different mammals that inhabit Whitewater Draw and may be see during the tour such as: Javelina, Coyotes, Mule deer, and Desert Cottontails along with a variety of reptiles and amphibians. The tour will cover waterfowl identification, habitat, and conservation.

Trip Leaders: David E Brown         

26 Easy Birding Sampler   Remaining Tickets: 1
Meet at WCC:   12:50 PM  Return:   4:00 PM  $35.00   

A slower paced tour. Easy viewing will be emphasized on this trip designed for birders with limitations of endurance or mobility. We will visit locations identified by wildlife experts to view a variety of species such as waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, sparrows, and Sandhill Cranes. 

Most birding will be done from the vehicle or in close proximity to the vehicle and the short excursions will be wheelchair accessible.

Beginner to Advanced. Includes rest stops. Handicapped accessible.

Trip Leaders: Mike McCarthy  

27 FEATURED!! Banquet & Keynote Speaker   Remaining Tickets: 187
Meet at WCC:   6:30 PM  Return:   8:30 PM  $60.00   

John M. Marzluff  “Gifts of the Crow”

With his extraordinary research on the intelligence and startling abilities of corvids—crows, ravens, and jays—scientist John Marzluff tells amazing stories of these brilliant birds in Gifts of the Crow, shining a light on their fascinating characteristics and behaviors.

This year's banquet is hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and will include a live auction and a silent auction of many of their products as well as many other fantastic items. Your tickets and auction purchases will be 100% tax deductible, unlike previous years. Fee includes meal, membership in the NWTF and eligibility for auction & prizes. Proceeds go to local habitat restoration.Millions of dollars have already been spent in habitat restoration in the Willcox surrounding area.

Instead of steak as a menu item, prime rib will be served.

Trip Leaders: N/A  

Sunday 01/18/15
28 Continental Breakfast   Remaining Tickets: 30
Meet at WCC:   5:30 AM  Return:   10:30 AM  $2.00   

Continental Breakfast

Trip Leaders: N/A  

29 Sunrise Sandhill Crane   Remaining Tickets: 56
Meet at WCC:   6:05 AM  Return:   9:45 AM  $30.00   

Watch Sandhill Cranes take flight as they begin their morning feeding. Wildlife experts who track the flocks will provide locations.

Approximately ¾ mile of easy walking is required along an unpaved road with occasional potholes. Be prepared for cold morning; prior to sunrise below freezing temperatures are possible. Bring a flashlight for the pre-sunrise walk. Beginner. Includes rest stops.

 

Trip Leaders: Erv Nichols     Sandra Noll    

30 Southbound Hawk Stalk   Remaining Tickets: 5
Meet at WCC:   7:50 AM  Return:   1:00 PM  $30.00   

Explore Kansas Settlement area, a hawk-watcher’s dream during the winter months when large numbers of raptors are seen throughout the area.

Trip Leaders:   

31 Northbound Hawk Stalk   Remaining Tickets: 11
Meet at WCC:   7:50 AM  Return:   1:00 PM  $30.00   

Explore the Stewart District to Bonita, a hawk-watcher’s dream during the  winter months when large number of raptors are seen throughout the area. We will pursue the same hawks, owls, eagles and falcons as the Saturday Day-long Hawk Stalk.

 

Trip Leaders: N/A  

32 Ghost Towns   Remaining Tickets: 10
Meet at WCC:   8:00 AM  Return:   12:30 PM  $30.00   

The tour starts with a 30-minute review of photographs of the towns and mining camps in their “hey day” followed by a tour of a few of the historic ghost towns and mining camps of Southeast Arizona. Step back in time on a visit to three nearby ghost towns and learn the influence of mining on the development of Cochise County. Your tour guides will discuss early life in these towns and showcase ghost town ruins, a restored jail, cemeteries and other buildings.

Trip Leaders: Terry Rowden  

33 Winter Waterfowl   Remaining Tickets: 2
Meet at WCC:   8:50 AM  Return:   12:00 PM  $30.00   

Garrett Johnson, Dave Brown

This Ducks Unlimited sponsored tour of Whitewater Draw will be an educational and recreational guided tour, highlighting the many wildlife residents and seasonal visitors in a wildlife viewing site. Whitewater Draw attracts both Central and Pacific flyway migrating waterfowl. Participants in the tour will see many visitors to Whitewater Draw which include several species of waterfowl. Whitewater draw is also home to wintering Sandhill Cranes, many upland birds, and even birds of prey. There are also several different mammals that inhabit Whitewater Draw and may be seen during the tour such as: Javelina, Coyotes, Mule deer, and Desert Cottontails along with a variety of reptiles and amphibians. The tour will cover waterfowl identification, habitat, and conservation.

Trip Leaders: David E Brown  



 



This shopping cart created and maintained by Neuroscape Communication Resources©

Attendee Login