Jennie

Author's details

Name: Jennie MacFarland
Date registered: December 12, 2011

Biography

Jennie is the Coordinating Biologist for the Arizona Important Bird Area program and an employee of the Tucson Audubon Society. She likes birding and other cool nerdy activities.

Latest posts

  1. Craig’s Big Year Birdathon in AZ IBAs — June 27, 2016
  2. Searching for Cuckoos on the Coronado National Forest — March 23, 2016
  3. Grand Canyon National Park Dedicated as Global Important Bird Area — September 16, 2014
  4. Piles of Purple Martins on the Lower San Pedro — September 16, 2014
  5. Eastern “Azure” Bluebird Blitz a Success! — October 28, 2013

Author's posts listings

Jun
27
2016

Craig’s Big Year Birdathon in AZ IBAs

Mogollon Rim with aspens turning yellow

2016 is Craig’s Big Year! Veteran Arizona birder and Audubon Arizona volunteer “Bird Nerd” Craig Anderson hits the road to visit as many of Arizona’s 46 Important Bird Areas – and see as many species of birds – as possible …

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Mar
23
2016

Searching for Cuckoos on the Coronado National Forest

western Yellow-billed Cuckoo by HarmonyPlanetEarth

by Olya Phillips, Bird Survey Assistant at Tucson Audubon and University of Arizona student I am a University of Arizona student majoring in Wildlife Conservation and Management. After I took an ornithology class, I fell in love with birds. Before, …

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Sep
16
2014

Grand Canyon National Park Dedicated as Global Important Bird Area

By Jennie MacFarland, Tucson Audubon Conservation Biologist On September 13, 2014 the Grand Canyon National Park was officially dedicated as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance. This IBA is only one of fourteen Global IBAs in Arizona and the …

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Sep
16
2014

Piles of Purple Martins on the Lower San Pedro

Purplemartins4_smaller

By Jennie MacFarland, Arizona IBA Program Biologist, Tucson Audubon As someone who lives in Tucson, how much do you really think about Purple Martins? Purple Martins are those birds who live in big white apartment style bird houses right? I …

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Oct
28
2013

Eastern “Azure” Bluebird Blitz a Success!

Male Azure Bluebird by Lois Manowitz

For the first time the Arizona IBA program held an “all bluebird” survey of an area we have surveyed quite a bit, the Patagonia Mountains on Saturday October 26, 2013. Our target bird, the charming Eastern Bluebird, has an interesting …

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Sep
24
2013

Lower San Pedro Summer Season Summary

Purple Martins along the Lower San Pedro

As this summer’s heat fades into fragrant fall with migration just around the corner there is a twinge of sadness that the Important Bird Area field season is winding down. It is also incredibly gratifying to look back over the …

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Sep
23
2013

Bendire’s Thrasher Survey at Chicken Springs Report

Thrasher nest in cholla by J. MacFarland

This past April the Arizona IBA crew and Arizona Field Ornithologists co-led an expedition to an area west of Wikieup near Lake Havasu called the Chicken Springs Allotment, an area managed by BLM. We were there to inventory all birds …

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Sep
23
2013

Elegant Trogon Survey Results 2013

Elegant Trogon, female, by Bob Wenrick

2013 Summary of Arizona Elegant Trogon Census Results by Rick Taylor, Count Compiler On the weekends of June 1-2 and June 8-9, 2013 some 79 volunteers turned out to census Elegant Trogons in all 5 border ranges in Southeastern Arizona …

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May
01
2013

eBird Blitz of the Rincon, Catalina and Tucson Mountains

Catalina Mountains by Jennie MacFarland

We are trying to make a new Important Bird Area around Tucson and need your help! The Sky Islands around Tucson and the excellent Sonoran Desert the connect them are excellent habitats for our native birds. The Arizona IBA Program is …

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Apr
02
2013

Elegant Trogon Surveys, bigger than ever before! Now 4 Sky Islands!

June 1-2 and June 8-9. Many of you may have heard of (or even helped with!) the annual Elegant Trogon Census in the Chiricahua Mountains and Huachuca Mountains organized by Huchuca Audubon and Rick Taylor of Borderland Tours. This year, …

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