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Wednesday August 4 - Saturday August 7, 2021

Southwest Wings Festival will be offering two free walks and a free geology field trip during the festival.  No booking is required for any of these but make sure to get there before the start time. 

Southwest Wings Birding Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization. Will you help its mission to promote nature-based tourism and environmental awareness in southeastern Arizona? Because the natural world needs all the help it can get from caring people like you.

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Kathe Anderson

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Introduction to Birdwatching Bird Walk

Wednesday, August 4 at 8.00 - 9.30 AM

Thursday, August 5 at 8.00 - 9.30 AM


Meeting Point: Cochise College, Campus Drive parking lot, just past the bus stop turning circle. Map link


Meet Kathe Anderson at Cochise College Campus and enjoy a relaxed stroll around.  Kathe will introduce you to the many bird species that make Cochise College home. Suitable for beginners but available to anyone who enjoys a birding walk. Bring sun protection and your own water. Please maintain social distance and wear masks when necessary.


Glenn Minuth

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Geology Field Trip: Ancient Seas


Saturday, August 7, from 8.00 AM to 12 Noon

All participants should watch Glenn's Zoom presentation on Friday, August 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM Arizona Time (MST). Details here

Meeting Point: Former Outback Steak House parking lot - (just southeast of Fry Blvd/ Hwys 90/92 intersection, and south of National Bank of Arizona. Please be there before the start of the trip. 


Please note: This will be a carpool/convoy between Bisbee and Hwy 90/80 junction. There is no hiking, just roadside geology stops driving ONLY on paved state highway/parking in pull outs (no off road conditions). Bring sun protection and your own water. Regarding health and safety, recommended protocols to maintain social distance and wear masks are advised.


Rocks of the Paleozoic Era contain a variety of stratigraphic units and fossils that yield information about conditions that prevailed at the time the rocks were formed. These rocks indicate that during much of this portion of Arizona’s geologic story, it was either covered entirely or partly by marine waters. You will be interested in understanding what marine organisms existed in these conditions that were buried in sand or mud and preserved as fossils. The trip begins with a visit to some of the oldest rocks in the state featuring the Precambrian Era Pinal Schist (rock formation) and then proceeds up section through the later Paleozoic Limestones to examine fossil occurrences.

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