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See desert birds at Rock Art Center


March 15, 2011

What sorts of birds make their home in the Sonoran Desert?

Learn about these desert denizens during three Desert Bird Tours sponsored by Arizona State University’s Deer Valley Rock Art Center.

The tours will be offered from 9 to 10 a.m., on Tuesdays, April 5, 12 and 19 at the Rock Art Center, 3711 W. Deer Valley Road, Phoenix, with docent Jo Brookshier as the leader.

Tour admission (includes museum admission) is: adults $6.50; seniors $3.50; children $2.50. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (623) 582-8007.

The Deer Valley Rock Art Center has the largest concentration of Native American petroglyphs in the Phoenix Valley. Visitors hike a 1/4-mile trail to view more than 1,500 petroglyphs made between 500 and 7,000 years ago. The museum aims to promote preservation, connection and respect for the site and is a destination for families to learn about archaeology in their own backyard.

The Center is managed by one of the top archaeology programs in the country at ASU and is a Phoenix Point of Pride.

For more information call (623) 582-8007 or go to http://dvrac.asu.edu.