Join us for exciting Nature Adventures and diverse Sky Islands Tours in Arizona’s majestic Sky Islands – an area that hosts more biodiversity than any other comparable area in the U.S.
Here, a myriad of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, butterflies, other invertebrates, and a dazzling array of native plants beckon anyone who loves to explore Nature’s mysteries.
Escape to beautiful Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary, a secluded 42-acre private preserve by Patagonia Lake and the 9,500 wild acres of Sonoita Creek State Natural Area. Enjoy: a Private Retreat, Birding Tours, Owl Prowls, Nature Treks, Ethnobotany Workshops, Astronomy Tours, Wilderness Survival Skills programs, Wildlife Tracking, & more! At Raven’s Nest visit our amazing Sky Islands Discovery Center, unique Stone-Age Village, Organic Gardens, and Organic Orchard. As you explore over 6 miles of Nature trails, you’ll enjoy diverse habitats that have benefited from years of dedicated ecological restoration that began in 2008. Wandering our dense Mesquite woodlands, diverse grasslands, and intriguing arroyos, you’re sure to come across some of the many species that call Raven’s Nest home.
Our on-going bird list at the sanctuary stands at 166, including many rarer species more typical of Mexico. Breeding Gray Hawks, Varied Buntings, Montezuma Quail, Rufous-winged Sparrows, Northern Beardless Tyrannulet, and other “Mexican Specialty” birds are prized, yet common finds at our sanctuary. New species continue to be recorded each year.
Take time away from civilization, relax, have fun, and connect with Nature, while learning about the incomparable Sky Islands from Naturalist, Wildlife Biologist, Ethnobotanist, Wilderness Survival Instructor, and Astronomer Vincent Pinto. Vincent has been teaching and guiding people from all walks of life since 1988. Based on your interests and preferences, we will help you custom-make your own unique exciting Eco-Adventures, combining all of your outdoor interests into half, full-day, or multi-day programs.
Many of our custom-made Eco-tours begin at Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary – nestled amongst the rolling foothills in between the Patagonia and Santa Rita Mountains. With over 6 miles of Nature Trails, the preserve is a great place to start your explorations. Listen to the haunting call of the rare Gray Hawk, search for the lean form of an Antelope Jackrabbit, learn about diverse wildflowers and butterflies, discover the many uses of native plants, enjoy a tour of the stars and planets, or learn a plethora of life-saving Wilderness Survival Skills.
Beyond Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary, the possibilities to explore the Sky Islands are seemingly endless. The 9,500 wilderness acres of Sonoita Creek State Natural Area and Patagonia Lake are just over a hill from the preserve. Many other areas – including mountains, forests, wetlands, grasslands, deserts, rivers, and streams – are also available for your custom-made tour. For further afield Nature Adventures you may also enjoy remote Raven’s Mountain, our 50-acre Wildlife Sanctuary in the foothills of the famous Chiricahua Mountains.
Ravens – Way Wild Journeys
PO Box 393 Patagonia AZ 85624