Northern Arizona Audubon Society, in partnership with Verde River Institute, (VRI) is offering a simply amazing bird trip. This is a kayak float on the Verde River and is the most exciting birding non-walk you have ever experienced. This trip features a guided kayak trip on more than 2 miles of the beautiful Verde River from the Lower Tapco River Access Point (RAP) to the Tuzigoot Bridge RAP. Along the way we will stop for on-shore birding at selected hot spots. Our guide is Doug Von Gausig, the Executive Director of VRI who is an expert birder and naturalist as well.
The birding, as you may well expect for the River in May, will be superb. In addition to Common Black Hawks, Eagles, and raptors you will see above you, you will also spot a great many perching species will be seen along the float since a kayaker will not disturb the birds as much as birders walking on land. This is your chance to be a “stealth birder”.
This is a members-only trip this year. You must be a member in good standing with Northern Arizona Audubon Society to register. The cost is $45.00 per person.
Learn more by clicking this link: http://northernarizonaaudubon.org/NAAS/naasvri-kayak-trip/ . This will give you more detail and will link you to the registration page where you can reserve your spot and pay by credit card.