Tag: IBA

Cienega Creek Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Blog Post

Directions and More Information about Cienega Creek On a cool monsoon morning Tucson Audubon team has arrived at Cienegas Creek in Vail to conduct a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (YBCU) survey for the Pima County. We used the Gabe Zimmerman Davidson Canyon Trailhead parking lot as the gathering point to discuss our plan. You do not need …

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Sonoita Creek State Natural Area/Patagonia Lake IBA, Patagonia-Sonoita Creek TNC Preserve IBA & Paton House, and San Rafael Grasslands IBA.

Patagonia Lake by Alan Stark

Hummingbirds and Moon Rocks! Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. To date by the numbers, I have visited 19 Arizona IBA’s, traveled 4,636 miles, spent $885 (excluding gas), and camped 31 days. I’ve had four individuals accompany me on one or more trips and I’ve seen over 225 species of …

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Chiricahua Mountains IBA Trip, June 12-18th, 2016

Chiricahua Mountains by Don Ehlen

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. Waiting for a trogon… The blue-gray silhouette of the Chiricahua’s greet me as I leave Wilcox, Arizona at sunrise. They rise to over 9,000 feet and once again, I’m surprised by this massive chain of mountains. My anticipation to be in them rises just as …

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Elk, Birds and Bears – The Mogollon Rim Snowmelt Draws IBA, May 9-15, 2016

View of the Mogollon Rim by Craig Anderson

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. The bottom line: the snowmelt draws along the Mogollon Rim are well-worth adding to your high-priority birding locations. Allow yourself two to three days to be in the area. This is our first trip to the snowmelt draws and it yielded 57 species of …

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Sonoran Borderlands & Lower Colorado River IBAs Trip Report

Photo by Matt Griffiths

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. Spectacular vistas, sunsets, the Streakbacked Oriole, and thousands of swirling tree swallows made this tour memorable. I now have traveled over 1,300 miles to visit seven Arizona Important Bird Areas and they have exceeded my expectations. I’m in awe of Arizona’s varied habitats and unique wildlife. This trip began for my …

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Fliers, Flowers and New Friends – Pinaleno Mountains IBA July 24-29

Pinaleno Mountains by Patrick Alexander

Trip report by Craig Anderson for his Arizona IBA Big Year. The title is very descriptive of this IBA trip. While the birds of the Pinaleno Mountains were our primary objective, one could not help but be amazed by all the other “fliers”. The sheer abundance of butterflies, moths, beetles, grasshoppers, dragon flies, lady bugs, …

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Craig’s Big Year Birdathon in AZ IBAs

Flammulated Owl chick at Mogollon Rim Snowmelt Draws IBA

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 from March through December. Join him on his journey through Arizona’s wild places, and save …

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IBAs now available in eBird output tools

Sabino Canyon

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 States, Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and the Caribbean are now visible for eBird output. This …

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