Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park is a great place to see birds such as Anna’s Hummingbirds, American Kestrels or a Red-tailed Hawk soaring overhead.
Scottsdale birding guide Kathe Anderson returns to Besh Ba Gowah on Oct. 17 to host two Birds of the Besh programs, both free and open to the public; the first from 8-9 a.m., the second from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Between the walks, coffee will available for time to talk to Anderson and other participants. Bring binoculars for an introduction to the 10 most common birds seen daily at the park in October and birds less frequently seen there such as Cedar Waxwing, Red Crossbill, Sharp-shinned Hawk. Beginner birders are welcome; Anderson’s walk is open to birders of all skill levels, and flat, smooth, paved paths at the park make this experience one that also welcomes wheelchair birders, and visitors who prefer not to walk far.
Anderson guides bird walks, teaches classes, and counts birds for annual surveys that help real scientists with data collection. Over the past two decades she has led hundreds of walks for individuals, conservation organizations, private groups and lifelong learning programs; taught hands-on birding-related classes at the Verde Valley Nature and Birding Festival, Southwest Wings Nature Festival, Arizona State Parks and The Nature Conservancy.
Birds of the Besh is free, but organizers ask for RSVP, so they have an idea how many participants to expect.
Call 928-425-0320, email to [email protected], or connect with Besh Ba Gowah staff and fans at facebook.com/BeshBaGowah.