Birds and Vigilantes this weekend in southern Arizona

Wednesday night is the kickoff to the annual Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival in Sierra Vista. This is the 17th year for Southwest Wings, and the event has grown to be very popular. It has field trips in all parts of Cochise County (along the San Pedro River, in the Huachuca Mountains, in the Chiricahua Mountains and into the San Bernardino Wildlife Refuge near Douglas) and beyond (into nearby Sonoita and Patagonia as well as south of the border into Mexico). 

If birding isn’t exactly your cup of tea, try the gunfight reenactments at Vigilante Days in Tombstone. The three-day festival starts Friday and runs through the weekend. There will be plenty to do. Sample some of the chili made during the annual chili cook-off.

Each year they have a 10K run. They’re smart. They start the run EARLY (6:30 a.m.) to beat the heat. Tombstone is usually 5-7 degrees cooler than Tucson. As of Monday, Aug. 4, the forecast calls for low temps in the upper 60s. That’s great running weather!

So, join the fun. And, if you haven’t already done so, visit our promotion page and enter to win a $50 gas card. Just fill out the form and tell us about your travels to Cochise County or why you want to come. Your name will be entered into our drawing!

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