A new digital audio collection, SEAZ Birds: The Missing Tracks, is available to the birding community as a free download. The project was created by local birder Diana Doyle, who recently moved to Southeast Arizona’s unique birding region of the Madrean Sky Islands. Logging hours in the field, she noticed that many of the region’s unique borderland calls were missing in the popular national birding apps, whether it was a common species like Bewick’s Wren with its very different Mexican song, or a hoped-for rarity such as Eared Quetzal. SEAZ Birds: The Missing Tracks ultimately became a 117-track, 75-species, five-disc digital collection. Read the media release with all the details.
Join Tucson Audubon Society for two events in September:
- Volunteer trail clearing along the San Pedro River on Saturday, September 15 at the St. David Monastery, if interested email Nicole Gillett at firstname.lastname@example.org
- “Bird the San Pedro” event at the Holy Trinity Monastery in St David on Saturday, September 22, 7 am–1 pm, please RSVP here.
In This Issue:
President’s Report… Annual Meeting… Seek the San Pedro Day… Support Letters Needed for River… Sign Grant Received… Wet-Dry Mapping… Thanks, Volunteers!… Millville Ghost… Wells Fargo Robberies… Fry’s Community Rewards… Christmas Bird Counts… Calendar… Members… Contacts
A new Special Paper by the Arizona Geological Survey details the geology and geomorphology of the San Pedro River. The report’s 15 illustrations include annotated photographs, geologic maps and cross sections, and comparative photographs that evince changes in river channel morphology over the past years and decades.
The perennial San Pedro flows over one-hundred miles north-northwest from the US-Mexico frontier to its confluence with the Gila River near Winkelman, Arizona. Babocomari River and Aravaipa Creek are its two major tributaries. The San Pedro drains an area of about 4,720 sq. miles – nearly the size of Connecticut. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the San Pedro River downcut dramatically, leaving the former floodplain 5 to 30 feet above the modern channel.
Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Advance Tickets can be purchased at the Tucson Audubon Nature Shop!: $8
Day Of: $10
At the Loft Cinema
The Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection is proud to once again be hosting The Wild and Scenic Film Festival! This event is a collection of films from the annual festival held each January in Nevada City, CA. Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.
Tucson Audubon will have music, local conservation organizations tabling, and a fabulous raffle with unique items from local sponsors. Join them for this memorable and inspiring event! Visit www.sonorandesert.org for more information.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Training in Phoenix
June 25-26, 2015
Classroom Session. June 25. 12:30 pm-5:00 pm, Arizona Game and Fish Department,
5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086-5000
Map – Phoenix
Field Session. June 26. 7:00 am-12:00 pm, BLM’s Agua Fria National Monument. Continue reading
What: Young Birders Camp
When: June 12-14th, 2015
Where: Cave Creek Canyon, Chiricahuas
Fee: $150 per individual
Registration deadline: March 31st (soon!)
Please feel free to share this announcement with any young birders you may know.
This birding camp is designed to draw together young birders from around the state of Arizona and to provide them with the opportunity to learn about birds, ecology, and conservation in the company of their peers. The camp is open to youths between the ages of 8 and 18 years and welcomes birders of all skill levels, including novices.
Browse the new brochures on our website for information on the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), the Friends of the San Pedro River, the San Pedro House, the Fairbank Schoolhouse, and the Fairbank Historic Townsite.
with Rebecca Orozco
Visit the remains of the Santa Cruz de Terrenate, a chain of presidios built by Spain in the 1770s to protect their northern frontier against Apache attack. The effort failed and the fortress was abandoned by 1780. Then, travel to the Amerind Foundation to see the artifacts excavated by Dr. Charles DiPeso in the 1950s. There, we will take time for a picnic lunch. The trip will start with a one-hour lecture on the background history then depart for the site. Bring a sack lunch, hat, water, sunscreen and walking shoes. *Registration and payments must be made no later than Mar. 20– no refunds after this date.
Saturday, March 28
Lecture: 8 a.m.
Departure: 9 a.m.
Sierra Vista Campus