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

Feb
12
2013

Willcox Playa/Cochise Lakes Global IBA Dedication

ribbon cutting ceremony

Willcox Playa/Cochise Lakes Important Bird Area (IBA) was awarded Global IBA status recently and on January 17, 2013 the community came together to celebrate this large IBA. There are only eight Global level IBAs in Arizona and this one was …

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Oct
12
2012

Chiricahua Mountains IBA Survey Expedition

Hummingbirds at Southwest Research Station Chiricahua Mountains

The weekend of September 7-9, 2012 the Important Bird Area crew headed to the Chiricahua Mountains to survey this famous birding area. This area became an IBA early in the program and due to this area’s good numbers of nesting …

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Jul
17
2012

Pinaleno Mountains IBA Expedition

The intrepid IBA crew headed out to the little birded Pinaleno Mountains (Mt. Graham) May 18-20. The IBA crew surveyed this sky island for the first time after some research on eBird made it apparent that the tallest mountain in …

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Jun
19
2012

Memorial Day Weekend IBA Bird Bonanza!

This past Memorial Day weekend was a busy one for the Important Bird Area (IBA) crew. In three days we surveyed in three different IBAs in three different habitats with three different target species. The weekend started with a survey …

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Jun
13
2012

IBAs now available in eBird output tools

From ebird.org June 12, 2012 Swainson’s Thrush at Glacier National Park, one of Montana’s IBAs now available in eBird. Photograph by Brian Sullivan. It is with much excitement that Team eBird announces that Important Bird Areas (IBAs) for the United …

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Feb
24
2012

New IBA Surveyors Trained in Yuma and Side Trip to the Twilight Zone!

The pyramid that houses the center of the world!

By Jennie MacFarland, Arizona IBA Conservation Biologist           The very first training workshop for volunteer IBA surveyors in Yuma was held February 15, 2012. The recent interest from the members of the Yuma Audubon Society to become IBA surveyors was …

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Feb
21
2012

San Rafael IBA Survey a Great Success!

Group shot-corrected

By Jennie MacFarland, AZ IBA Conservation Biologist Saturday February 11th dawned cold and clear over the San Rafael Valley as a caravan of cars came over the crest and into the valley. The Arizona Important Bird Area crew of 19 …

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Feb
20
2012

Celebrate Tumamoc!

View of Tucson from Tumamoc

By Jennie MacFarland, Arizona Important Bird Area Conservation Biologist During the last two weekends in January 2012, an amazing event was taking place on Tumamoc Hill in Tucson. This hill is wildly popular as a challenging walk for those looking …

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Dec
22
2011

Searching for Grey Vireos in Ironwood National Monument

Watermans

By Jennie MacFarland, AZ IBA Coordinating Biologist On the cold morning of December 9th, 2011, two members of the AZ IBA team headed out to search for Grey Vireos. This endeavor was part of a larger effort organized by Arizona …

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