Tag Archive: survey

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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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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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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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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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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