Length: 6 - 8 hours
Distance: 2 to 10 miles
What's Included: Beverages, snacks, use of binoculars, a picnic lunch
This Sedona bird watching tour provides the opportunity to explore the entire Sedona and Verde Valley region. Red rocks, riparian areas, easy hikes or substantial elevation gain, there is time to bird, eat, relax, sit, and hike.
This tour is also good for advanced birders from out of state looking for species that they have never seen before in southwestern United States, such as the Red-Faced Warbler or Painted Redstart, and/or the Common Black-hawk. I know the hot-spots and where to find the rarer birds of the region. We can and will make as many stops to find our bird!
Sedona bird watching is a fantastic way to spend the day. Join us!
Wet Beaver Creek to Apache Maid Lookout
With this Sedona bird watching tour we will visit every habitat type the region has to offer. The Bell Trail parallels Wet Beaver Creek and provides access to fantastic riparian area in two miles of hiking. A canopy of Cottonwoods shades the beautiful creek, and summer tanagers and Yellow Warblers abound. We can then take the Apache Maid Trail to the rim of the canyon around Wet Beaver for incredible views.
Wet Beaver Creek to Stoneman Lake
We will first hike along the Bell Trail which parallels Wet Beaver Creek, keeping us at eye-level with the canopy of Cottonwoods that shades the beautiful creek, and the summer tanagers and Yellow Warblers that abound. A 2 mile hike deposits us into the riparian zone, but not before we skirt along scenic canyon walls. Our second stop will be Stoneman Lake, one of the few natural Lakes in Arizona. At an elevation of over 6700 feet this area provides a respite from the heat of Sedona, as well as habitat and birds not found anywhere else in the area.
West Clear Creek to Wet Beaver Creek to Stoneman Lake
35 miles from Sedona, West Clear Creek is one of the region’s most beautiful riparian areas. Multiple stream crossings make for a more challenging hiking experience, but well worth the trip. We can then visit a second riparian area called Wet Beaver Creek by a 2 mile hike along the Bell Trail. We will finish at the northern most extent of the Red Rocks Ranger District. Stoneman Lake is one of the few natural Lakes in Arizona. And, at an elevation of over 6700 feet, provides a respite from the heat of Sedona, and habitat and birds not found anywhere else on the district.