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Celebrate Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw Global IBA

Sandhill Cranes by Doris Evans

Sandhill Cranes by Doris Evans

Saturday, February 15
Tucson Audubon is partnering with the University of Arizona for an event to celebrate flight and migration. Creative Writing and Dance undergraduate students will be coming to Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area Global IBA (MAP) to experience and be inspired by Sandhill Cranes for creative themes of flight and migration. Tucson Audubon will be presenting natural history information on Sandhill Cranes and leading two bird walks during the day. You are invited to participate in any or all of the events below:

  • 10:00 am: Arrival and observation of crane arrival

    10:30 am: Opening poem/words from Ofelia Zepeda

    10:45, Introduction by Autumn Sharp (Tucson Audubon Audubon)

    11:00, Crane biology and history of the IBA presentation by Jennie MacFarland (Tucson Audubon)

    11:30, Presentation by Russ McSpadden (Centre for Biological diversity)

    11:50 Literary reading by Chris Cokinos

    12:10 Literary reading by Ofelia Zepeda

    12:30, Lunch (not provided - be sure to bring a lunch!)

    Creative programming: 1:30 – 4:30/5 creative writing/movement workshop with Kimi (this is only for the students – members of the public are invited to attend the bird walks while the students work in this session)

    Tucson Audubon bird walk #1: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Tucson Audubon bird walk #2: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Please note that both bird walks are following the same route but you are very welcome to attend both if you would like to.
    You can find out more about Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area Global IBA here: http://aziba.org/?page_id=698

Carpooling will be available from the Houghton and I-10 standard Tucson Audubon Field Trip carpooling location

Find details and sign up to participate in this event

 Sandhill Crane Cam at Whitewater Draw WA Global IBA – courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish. See the Live Cam here


Arizona Birding Trail

Multiple agencies and NGOs are collaborating to create an Arizona Birding Trail! You can help by nominating sites for the upcoming website featuring the best places for visitors to go birding in Arizona. Fill out our easy online birding site nomination form here! 

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Arizona IBA Story map available here 

A story map is an interactive website that helps you explore all 48 of Arizona’s Important Bird Areas!

Stroy Map Screen Shot

Elegant Trogon Survey Results of SE ArizonaElegant Trogon in Corral Canyon Patagonia Mountains by Laurens Halsey May 2014

Southeast Arizona is lucky enough to have nesting Elegant Trogons every spring and summer. But how many are there? You can see the results of this year’s massive survey effort of 5 different sky island mountain ranges in May and June. See the results on the Elegant Trogon Survey Page

surveying in thrwanted to make sure you all knew about this opportunity. More information about Nick’s survey project of SE Arizona Sky Islands is here.

s Warbler by Henry McLin

Bringing Birds Home – Landowner Habitat Improvement Guides

Both Grasslands and Riparian Habitat Guides now available for download

The Arizona Important Bird Areas Program along with its partners, Arizona Game and Fish, Tucson Audubon, Audubon Arizona present two Habitat Management Guides. Below are links to PDFs for both the Grasslands guide and the Riparian Guide. There is a third and final guide coming in the near future focusing on Desert habitat. These guides would not have been possible without the support of the following partners: Sonoran Joint Venture, Arizona Antelope Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, SRP, and National Audubon Society’s Western Water Initiative. Visit this page for more information and to download the guides.

Grassland and Riparian Habitat Improvement Guides Download

Grassland and Riparian Habitat Improvement Guides Download



2016 Tucson Bird Count

The spring count of the Tucson Bird Count is coming up! Any birder that can readily identify the birds of Tucson is invited to adopt a route to survey. It only takes one morning of your choice between April 15 …

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View from the Jesus Goudy Trail in the Piñaleno Mountains

IBA of the Month

Pinlaeño Mountains IBA The Pinaleño Mountains are one of the most northern of the Coronado Forest “Sky Islands”. Located in Graham County and south of the agricultural community of Safford, this mountain has provided resources for settlers in the region. …

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Upcoming Events

Many of our survey efforts have individual pages that can be found at our Resources section  Potrete credere di essere soddisfatti del risultato, flessibile nei pagamenti con Carta di Credito, nonché più prolungata nel tempo, in conformità con il dosaggio …

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