Upcoming Events

FSPR Events - December 2014Check out our  December Events Flyer  for a complete listing of events this month and next!

Regular events:

Prior Events:

November 17.  FSPR and BLM held a 30th Anniversary Celebration commemorating the creation of the SPRNCA in 1988.

August 1-4, 2018.  Southwest Wings Festival – The Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival featured field trips, free lectures, and other events.

May 2-5, 2018.  Southwest Wings Spring Fling– The Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival features field trips to a variety of destinations in southern Arizona.

SABO (Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory) offered regular afternoon hummingbird banding at San Pedro House and Casa de San Pedro last year. Check the SABO website for the upcoming  event schedule and further information.

Saturday, September 30, 2017. Seek the San Pedro National Public Lands Day, was held at San Pedro House.

BLM hosted Resource Management Plan meeting on May 19th, 2015

The BLM hosted a public meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on May 19th, 2015 at their Sierra Vista office, 4070 S Avenida Saracino, Hereford AZ. The public was invited to hear and comment on the four alternatives that have been identified for consideration in the updated San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) Resource Management Plan (RMP) that is under development. For more information, contact the BLM Public Affairs Specialist.

SIA_SpringsTalkJoin us on Thursday, November 20, 7 PM for the FSPR Lecture: Springs of the Sky Islands. Learn about the nature of springs, their importance in our region, what threatens them, and how they can be protected in this lecture presented by Carianne Campbell, Landscape Restoraton Program Manager at Sky Islands Alliance. Springs are keystone ecosystems in the Sky Island Region, exert disproportionate influence on surrounding landscapes, and are known to be biodiversity hotspots.  Hear about approaches to management of springs through adaptive planning, as well as recruiting, training and retaining volunteers involved in restoration efforts.

The lecture will take place at 4070 E Avenida Saracino in Hereford (the new BLM San Pedro Project Office on Highway 92 between Ramsey and Carr Canyon Roads). The lecture is free and open to the public.

Southwest Wings 2014

Southwest Wings 2014

July 30 through August 2, 2014. The 23rd Annual Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival. Another great year for Field Trips, our great assortment of Free Programs, Vendors, Exhibitors and Keynote Speaker.  Learn more about Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival…


Hummingbird Banding in September

Up to 10 species of hummingbirds use the green corridor of the San Pedro River as a freeway between their tropical winter retreats and their northern nesting grounds.

The public is invited to get a close-up look at these tiny travelers, as staff and volunteers from the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory capture, band, weigh, measure, and release them as part of long-term studies of the bird life of this vital migration route.

At San Pedro House, observe hummingbird banding from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Saturdays: September 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursday, May 15, 7 PM – FSPR Lecture: Sky Island Carnivores  The Friends of the San Pedro River hosted Jessica Moreno of the Sky Island Alliance who presented “Sky Island Carnivores Where Black Bears and Jaguars Meet.” We live within a biological hotspot known as the Sky Island region – home to predators such as black bears, bobcats, jaguars, mountain lions, ocelots, coyotes, and wolves. These often misunderstood animals were the subject of this lecture by Jessica Moreno, a wildlife biologist with Sky Island Alliance. Complemented with beautiful photos and videos from the region, this presentation looked at the natural history and behavior of these animals, how they interact together and with their environment, recent news and action you can take, and some of the myths and fears surrounding them. The lecture is at 4070 E Avenida Saracino in Hereford (the new BLM San Pedro Project Office on Hwy 92 between Ramsey and Carr Canyon Rds).

1 thought on “Upcoming Events

  1. Hello, I am writing on behalf of the San Pedro River Arts Council. Last Spring, Catie Fenn, who works for the BLM, contacted us to enquire if we might be interested in participating in this year’s Fairbank Day in October.
    I wish to enquire if this would indeed be an option, as members of our group have said that they would definitely like to have a booth. Please contact me .
    Thank you!
    Linda Stacy, President, SPRAC

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