Ravens-Way Wild Journeys

Wildlife Biologist, Ethnobotanist, Naturalist, Wilderness Survival Instructor, and amateur Astronomer Vincent Pinto has been leading quality Birding, Biodiversity, and Ethnobotany tours in Arizona’s famed Sky Islands region since 1993.

For over 30 years Vincent, has led thousands of birders, hikers, and other Nature enthusiasts on wild journeys of discovery within the unique and diverse Sky Islands of Arizona.  The region boasts more biodiversity than any comparable area in the U.S.!  Venturing into austere deserts, rich woodlands, along lush streams, through dense chaparral, amidst flowing grasslands, and other area habitats discover the unique biodiversity that makes the Sky Islands so renowned.

Vincent seamlessly interprets the many birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, butterflies, other invertebrates, and native plants that call the area’s many habitats home.  Along the way, enjoy striking landscapes that collectively make the region a naturalist’s paradise.

Many of our Sky Islands Tours begin at our 42-acre Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary by Patagonia Lake and 9,500-acre Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, where the bird list 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.

All Ravens-Way Wild Journey Tours are custom-made and private.  We tailor every experience to suit your interests, physical abilities, and budget.  We’ll work closely with you to design your perfect tour from a broad and exciting menu of options.  Our Nature Adventures include:

  • Birding Tours
  • Biodiversity Tours
  • Naturalist Saunters
  • Nature Treks
  • Wildlife Tracking Programs
  • Ethnobotany Walks
  • Wilderness Survival Skills Workshops
  • Owling & Nocturnal Wildlife Tours
  • Astronomy Starry Safaris & Moon Walks

The Tuition for our Private Sky Islands Biodiversity Tours is:

  • Half-day Tours of 5-hours duration – $250/couple – including snacks & beverages
  • Full-day Tours of 8-hours duration – $400/couple – including healthy Organic lunch, snacks & beverages 

Vincent pre-scouts all of his tours to find out which species are present prior to your trip.  At the conclusion of your experience, he’ll send you a complete Species List encountered in the field, further adding to your memories.  Contact us to design a unique and exciting Sky Islands experience!



Ravens Way Brochure

Ravens – Way Wild Journeys

PO Box 393 Patagonia AZ 85624

Phone: 520-425-6425

Email: ravensnatureschool@gmail.com

Visit:  www.ravensnatureschool.com  to explore our private Nature Retreat and Wilderness Adventures.