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520-245-4085  







Melody's  Birding Adventures,Southern Arizona

(So Many Birds, So Little Time)

Whether you are a birdwatcher or a bird-a-holic (like your guide), come and join Melody Kehl.  Each adventure is designed with a schedule and pace tailored to your needs, giving a unique and personalized birding experience.  Just imagine. . . an itinerary specifically designed for you. Whether you are looking for a day of birding, lusting for that elusive nemesis bird or yearning for a week-long all inclusive tour of Arizona, talk to us.  No 15 passenger van to crawl in and out of, just you and me to share the experience, plus lots of little extras a big tour company can not offer . . . at about the same cost.

I am a quiet birder. It is rare for me to pish, toot or use an audio recording.  Because most of my birding is done by ear, I find the noises distracting.

"In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence."
~Robert Lynd


All of our day tours include a picnic lunch. We cater to people unable or unwilling to do the rigorous schedule of a tour group.

We now accept Visa and Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

June, 2016

My how the months fly. .. here we are in June already.   The Tufted Flycatchers are on the nest as are the Flame-colored Tanagers.  We also have Slate-throated Redstart that is feeding young..  The star of the show is the Pine Flycatcher also sitting on a nest although there is some debate whether the nest is viable..  Buff-collared Nightjars are back on territory. Always a thrill.  We are making regular forays in to the gulch for these glorious birds.

A bit of musing here, not meant to ruffle feathers, but perhaps a time to reflect.  As we enter into migration, we birders can get in a bit of a hurry. . . this is when we use the tapes, toot a lot and pish to get the little ones to show their beauty.  As a note of inquiry. . . I wonder if by using these methods when they are looking for a place to settle down and breed, if we are moving them off prime real-estate because they believe another virile male has already settled in. Let's face it those tapes sound pretty good even to those of us not looking to breed.

 As most of you know, I am not a fan of using noise to attract the birds, but I also wonder if this is a most destructive time to be using these artificial means. 
 May the Great Birding God smile down upon you!! 

 
We have had a good rainy season.  Despite the fires, Southern Arizona is absolutely beautiful.  Lots of renewal.  Yes, there are the charred remains, but Mother Nature seems to know how to fix this and make it not so alarming.  A most spectacular year for annuals!!


I would like to address this issue of border safety.  We are always cautious, but I am far more concerned about going to the mall after dark than I am along the border.   There have been no changes to our operation and none foreseen.  So come on!!!  Let's go birding!!!

We continue to praise the Great Birding God and thank him for smiling down upon us.



Give me a call at 520-245-4085 or e-mail Melody for more info.
Outfitter/guide permittee of the Coronado National Forest








So Many Birds. . . So Little Time












Melody's Birding Adventures

So Many Birds, So Little Time



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