Online Opportunities for Birders and Nature Lovers

The last several months have seen the cancellation of guided bird and nature walks in our area as well as the cancellation of events such as the Southwest Wings Spring Fling and Summer Festival.  Fortunately, great challenges can also lead to great opportunities.

Accordingly, SWW has commissioned local videographer Mike Foster to create a virtual birding and wildlife tour from the top of the Huachuca Mountains to the San Pedro River, not forgetting Whitewater Draw and other area birding and nature hotspots.  This “Sky Islands” video highlights many of the unique birds and mammals in our area, including the Elegant Trogon.  Please click here to enjoy this 22-minute video.

Another organization offering the opportunity for birders and nature lovers to indulge in their favorite pastimes is the Sky Islands Alliance.  Online volunteers can assist the SIA in identifying the many birds and mammals captured on their Borderlands Wildlife cameras.  To learn more, please click here.

Read All About It! The Winter/Spring 2020 Edition of the River Roundup is here!

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Winter/Spring 2020 Edition of the River Roundup

In This Issue: President’s Report… Site Hosts… Lucy’s Warbler Nest Box Project… Work Day… Beaver Relocation… Charleston Cemetery… National Public Lands Day… Hands Across the River… Borderlands Festival… Murray Springs Clean-up… Vance Attack!… Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary… South Fairbank… Hummer Banding… EOP Walks… Woodcutting Part 3… Members… Calendar… Contacts

Volunteer for Wet-Dry Mapping planning!

 

Volunteers needed!

Help with Wet-Dry Mapping planning and preparations

Dear Friends,
 
There are two different volunteer opportunities associated with the upcoming Wet-Dry Mapping of the San Pedro River in middle June.  One role is a smaller commitment of time, while the other is more expansive and involves taking on greater responsibility.
First, the Friends are looking for an additional volunteer to help with team packet preparation and in addition meal planning and setup for the dinner for Wet-Dry teams that attend the training event the evening prior to mapping in the field.  This volunteer position reports to the Friends and involves a total of 5-10 hours of time between now and the June mapping event.
 
The second and larger role involves coordinating volunteers between now and June who will join teams in the field in the SPRNCA and upper San Pedro Valley tributaries the day of the mapping event.  See the volunteer position description.  Attendance at several planning meetings is also required.  This position involves a commitment of roughly 50 volunteer hours between now and June.  This volunteer reports to The Nature Conservancy Wet-Dry Mapping event coordinator Brooke Bushman.
 
The actual Wet-Dry Mapping of the San Pedro River will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2020.  The Wet-Dry Training at San Pedro House is scheduled for the day before, namely Friday evening, June 19.
 
If you are interested in one of these two volunteer opportunities, please email fspr@sanpedroriver.org to indicate which one, how much time you could devote between now and June, and what travel or other commitments you have in the next few months.
 
On behalf of the Friends, THANK YOU to all volunteers supporting the river!

The Friends of the San Pedro River

Summer 2019 River Roundup Is Here!

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Summer 2019 Newsletter

In This Issue: President’s Report… Bailey’s Recovery… New SPRNCA Bird Checklist… SE AZ Bird Vocalizations… Former Defense Sites in SPRNCA… Earth Day 2019… Talking Up the River… Wet/Dry Mapping… MAPS Program… History of SPRNCA & FSPR… From Fuelwood to Fossil Fuels.. New River Website… Members… Calendar… Contacts