Battiste's Bed, Breakfast and Birds 
Birding Workshops


We are excited to add a birding and basic photography workshop. Join Tony for a personal birding ID workshop this winter or spring. These all inclusive workshops will include 3 nights lodging, self served breakfast, sack lunches, (evening meals will not be part of the package, but we can highly recommend a couple of nearby restaurants), classroom identification instruction, field study of targeted species and basic bird photography tips.

Winter workshops
We will study wintering raptors, waterfowl and sparrows, Target specialties such as Ferruginous, Harris, Red-tailed, Coopers Hawks, Merlins, Prairie Falcons and Northern Harriers, Lark Buntings, Swamp, Lark, Brewers, Vesper, Rufous-crowned, Sage Sparrows, 15 species of waterfowl including Snow and Ross's Geese, Sandhill Cranes, American Bittern.

Spring workshop 
We will study spring migrants, especially warblers, Grace's, Red-faced, Virginia's, Olive, Hermit, and Painted Redstart. Flycatcher's, including Buff-breasted, Dusky-capped and Brown-crested, Vermilion, Greater Peewee. Also buntings and grosbeaks to name a few targets.

Space is limited. Call Tony Battiste for details 520-803-6908 or email

Birdwatching Workshops with Homer Hansen

Battiste's Bed, Breakfast and Birds
is in partnership with Homer Hansen of Aplomado Environmental offering birdwatching workshops and tour packages. For details and dates please check the following link or call Homer Hansen 520-323-3003 or Tony Battiste 520-803-6908.

Note: You may add additional lodging dates before or after scheduled workshops if those dates are open.

About your leader Homer Hansen: Homer is the author of the G.I.S.S. Series bird identification guides and has been bird watching in the southwest since 1995. Homer is a native of Willcox, Arizona, and is chairman of the annual Wings Over Willcox Birding and Nature Fesitval. He feels fortunate to have grown up surrounded by Sandhill Cranes in winter and Cassin's Sparrows in summer. Homer has given numerous workshops and tours on raptors, sparrows, flycatchers, warblers, bird vocalizations, and other aspects of bird ecology over the years and is a regular presenter and trip leader for other Arizona birding festivals. He is also the course instructor for the Tucson Audubon Society's Moving to Mastery birding workshops.

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