Bird Walks

June, 2021

Dear Customers,
Due to the increased popularity of our free weekly bird walks we are making a slight change in the sign-up process. To ensure that everyone who would like to go on a bird walk has the opportunity to sign up for one of the ten spots available, we are now limiting bird walk sign-ups to once per month per person. Additionally, individuals can sign up on the waiting list for other bird walks offered in the same month.

This new policy will allow more people to participate in our bird walks on a monthly basis. Thank you for your understanding, and if you have any questions, please don’t be afraid to ask our staff for clarification.

Sincerely,
Eric Moore, owner
Jay’s Bird Barn

Prescott Bird Walk

Prescott Bird Walks

FREE and open to the public!
8:00am – 11:00am Unless Otherwise Noted

Participants will meet at the location at the specified start time
Call 928-443-5900 to sign up or for more information.

Prescott Bird Walk Schedule:

Friday, Dec 15
Watson Lake West – Bonnie
Difficulty Rating: 2

Friday, Dec 22
Recharge Ponds – Eric
Difficulty Rating: 1

Wednesday, Dec 27
Chino Valley – Ryan
Difficulty Rating: 1

Friday, Jan 5
Granite Basin – Bonnie
Difficulty Rating: 2

Thursday, Jan 11
Fain Park – Eric
Difficulty Rating: 3

Tuesday, Jan 16
Raptor Identification (Central Highlands) Class – Ryan
3:00pm – 4:00pm in the lookout conference room -Free

Wednesday, Jan 17
Chino Valley – Ryan
Difficulty Rating: 1
8 – 3:00pm | $25 fee
Transportation included,
leave from store.

Wednesday, Jan 24
Goldwater Lake – Eric
Difficulty Rating: 3

Saturday, Feb 3
Willow Lake West – Bonnie
Difficulty Rating: 2

Wednesday, Feb 7
Aspen Spring – Ryan
Difficulty Rating: 3

Thursday, Feb 15
Watson Lake – Bonnie
Difficulty Rating: 1

Friday, Feb 23
Willow Lake South – Eric
Difficulty Rating: 2

Wednesday, Feb 28
Fain Park – Ryan
Difficulty Rating: 3

Wednesday, Feb 28
Shorebirds in Arizona Identification Class – Eric
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in The Lookout conference room – Free

Thursday, Feb 29
Gilbert Water Ranch – Eric
Difficulty Rating: 1
6:00 – 2:00 | Fee $25  Transportation included, leave from store

Saturday, Mar 9
Highlands Center for Natural History – Bonnie
Difficulty Rating: 2

Wednesday, Mar 13
Recharge Ponds – Eric
Difficulty Rating: 1

Wednesday, Mar 20
Willow Lake South – Ryan
Difficulty Rating: 2

Thursday, Mar 28
Birds of the Sonoran Desert Class – Eric
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in The Lookout conference room – Free

Friday, Mar 29
Date Creek Ranch – Eric
Difficulty Rating: 2

6:30 – 2:30 | Fee $25  Transportation included, leave from store

Prescott Bird Walk Rating System

Our weekly bird walks take place in a number of diverse locations throughout the tri-city area. On occasion, we venture even farther beyond the confines of our immediate area. `We will go where the birds are! Because of this, we find ourselves in a variety of habitats and difficulty levels in regards to hiking and navigating. Most walks are fairly easy but we do seek out some more challenging spots, as the situation dictates. We will always go at the speed of the group and can adjust as needed. Fortunately, birding by its very nature is a slow and methodical process.

Below is a rating to help you understand potential challenges associated with any given location. Of course, if you have any questions, you are always welcome to reach out to us. We hope to see you on a walk soon!

 

1 – Expect paved trails, or very nice dirt trails & limited elevation change. These will be accessible to most people.

2 – Expect maintained dirt trails and potentially some mild elevation variations. Wear appropriate shoes for a dirt surface.

3- Expect dirt trails that may have a lateral slope and a potentially loose surface. Challenging elevation changes may be present.
Wear good hiking shoes and other appropriate clothing. The participants should have some hiking experience.

4- Expect loosely defined trails with consistent tripping hazards along the way. The trails may have unsteady or loose surfaces and quality hiking footwear should be utilized. Significant elevation changes will be present. Participants should be fit and confident in their ability to navigate an undeveloped environment.

5- Expect a complete lack of a defined trail. Any situation that can be found in a completely natural setting can be expected. The participants should have the utmost confidence in their ability to navigate wild terrain without significant assistance. Quality hiking gear should be utilized.