IBA Program Resources

Here are the different pages with protocols, data sheets and other information on the various surveys the Arizona IBA program does with the help of dedicated and skilled volunteers.

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1. IBA Standard Protocol All Bird Survey Info and Forms

Regularly surveyed IBA routes are now only surveyed 4 times a year with an optional 5th survey in winter. All surveys are transects, we are no longer regularly conducting point counts. The following schedule is designed for a mid-elevation area …

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Gilded Flicker by Richard Fray

2. Gilded Flicker Surveys Tucson

Gilded Flicker Protocol for Arizona IBA Program – March 2018 and 2019 Gilded Flicker is a Continental qualifying species for IBAs for the IBA program. Our main goal is to determine if the new IBAs in the Tucson area qualify …

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Bendire’s Thrasher Volunteer Surveys – Advanced Plot Search Protocol 2016-2017

2017 Information Training Video on 2017 Area Search protocol   2016 Information Bendire’s Thrashers need your help! Data shows this species is in steep decline and Arizona is a large part of their remaining range. Citizen-science volunteer point count surveys …

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Landscapes of the ReMM by Jen Mackay

Birds Beyond Borders – Partnership with ReMM and Arizona IBA

Coming Soon

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Bringing Birds Home – Landowner Habitat Improvement Guides

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 …

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eBird Global Big Day – May 13, 2017

Tucson Audubon and Arizona Important Bird Areas in partnership with Arizona Field Ornithologists are helping out with the upcoming eBird Global Big Day on May 14, 2016. We are coordinating this effort in Pima and Santa Cruz counties to help …

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Elegant Trogon in Corral Canyon Patagonia Mountains by Laurens Halsey May 2014

Elegant Trogon Surveys of Sky Islands in Southeast Arizona

2018 Elegant Trogon Survey Results See an interactive map of all results on a Google MyMaps Here! Scroll down for 2017 results. Total Elegant Trogons counted in AZ during 2018 survey period: 183 Results by Range and Route for 2018 …

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Help Monitor Wildlife Areas with eBird

Go Birding in Wildlife Areas for Conservation We need birders to help us monitor Wildlife Areas within Important Bird Areas. It will be very simple, any morning of your choice you go birding and then enter your observations into eBird …

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Lucy’s Warbler Study – nestboxes, nest searching and foraging

Tucson Audubon is launching an initiative to learn more about Lucy’s Warbler nesting needs as well as study how effective different nestbox designs can be for these charismatic warblers. The Lucy’s Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae) is North America’s smallest cavity nesting …

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Winter Trogon Surveys – Sign up for an area to search

For the first time Tucson Audubon and the Arizona IBA program are organizing a winter survey for Elegant Trogons in SE Arizona. These charismatic birds are famously present in lush canyons of this region’s Sky Island mountain ranges during the …

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Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Crew Resource Page 2019

This will be our main hub for this project in July – August 2019 as we survey 9 total routes in the three SE Arizona “Sky Island” areas: Santa Catalina Mountains (north of Tucson) Whetstone Mountains (southeast of Tucson) Chiricahua …

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Azure Bluebird at Apache Springs by Jim Dolph

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Your one-stop location for all things Azure Bluebird. Maps of all the box locations: Google Map of the sites Sonoita Vineyard Kief-Joshua Vineyard Callaghan Vineyard Hannah’s Hill Vineyard Hops + Vines Las Cienegas NCA Apache Springs Ranch (now Boulder Crest Retreat) Harshaw …

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