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The 12th annual Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival will take place from Thursday through Sunday, April 26 through 29, at the Dead Horse Ranch State Park.

A Red-naped Sapsucker Woodpecker pecks at a tree near Tavasci Marsh on April 17. Guided trips to the marsh by Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig and California birding guide Bob Miller will be available each morning of the Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival which runs from Thursday, April 26, through Sunday, April 29.The event is expected to draw visitors from around the country to experience birding in the Verde Valley as well as give locals a closer look at what is in their own backyard.

The festival will offer something for experienced birders, beginning bird-watchers, non-birders and children, all while celebrating the Arizona State Centennial.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, April 20, edition of The Camp Verde Journal