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Thursday, November 20 | 5:00 PM
Volunteer Shindig
The staff of Tucson Audubon Society are happy to announce and invite all of our volunteers to this year's Volunteer Shindig. We welcome all of our volunteers to join us in the courtyard of the Historic Y building, 300 E. University Blvd, for a party honoring all your hard work and effort upon which the success of our work depends. It will host: food, drink, raffle prizes from local businesses, awards, and maybe some live, but definitely iPod DJ music. Those of us on staff want a chance to say thank you, give you a high five, and meet those volunteers we rarely see because they are out in the field making it happen. We ask you bring nothing but yourself as you are our guests of honor. This is an opportunity not only for the staff to say thanks but for all our volunteers to meet each other since so many of us work on different projects all over Southeast Arizona.

We ask if you plan on attending to R.S.V.P. on the website or with the following staff members, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

It is an honor to know and work with all of you. Thank you for all you do for Tucson Audubon Society and the birds.

Monday, December 8 | 6:00 PM

Rich_Hoyer_Margarethe_BrummermannHoliday Potluck and Farewell Party! 
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, Murphey Gallery East Room
Each year the holiday potluck celebrates you and other members, and all you do for Tucson Audubon. It is a great time to meet new nature enthusiasts and catch up with old friends. Birder and botanist extraordinaire Rich Hoyer will present Why Botanists Make Better Birders. This year's holiday potluck will be a special celebration for Paul and Eng-Li Green, as they conclude their tenure at Tucson Audubon. Send them off right and bring your warmest wishes. Gift donations will be accepted in their honor.

Please RSVP online today, or call 520-629-0510 x7002 and Diana will take your details. When you RSVP, please indicate if you will be bringing a salad, main dish (vegan, vegetarian, or meat), or dessert. We will provide the non-alcoholic beverages. Please bring your own plates, cutlery, and serving utensils from home.


December 14--January 5
Arizona Christmas Bird Counts - 2014/2015

The National Audubon Society has conducted Christmas bird counts since 1900. Volunteers from across North America and beyond take to the field during one calendar day between December 14 and January 5 to record every bird species and individual bird encountered within a designated 15-mile diameter circle. These records now comprise an extensive ornithological database that enables monitoring of winter bird populations and the overall health of the environment. See the full list of AZ CBCs.


December 6--Saturday 
Ever wonder why certain Christmas Bird Count (CBC) teams consistently report not only more individuals, but significantly more species than your team does? Why, at the compilation dinner, these teams frequently call out multiple species that no other team detected that day, including several rarities? Maybe they have better or more diverse habitats in their section, or a couple of hotshot birders on the team....or, just maybe...they have a few "tricks" up their sleeves!

Locations and presenters are:

  • Tucson – Rich Hoyer,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Phoenix – Troy Corman,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The workshop is FREE, so if you would like to learn from CBC veterans, please contact the presenter nearest you for meeting time and location. See details of the workshops.



February 10--Tuesday 5:30 PM
Be a Part of an Elegant Tradition at Tucson Audubon's Seventh Annual Gala
An Evening for the Birds | Bringing Nature Home

We invite you to come together for a magical evening at Tucson Audubon Society's Seventh Annual Gala! Featuring a Silent Auction, Live Birds and Culinary Delights. Our Keynote Speaker is Brad Lancaster, one of the nation's foremost experts on rainwater harvesting and author of the Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond series. His presentation for the evening is titled "Oasis Tucson: Transforming Mirage to Reality"

Registration will begin Saturday, November 1, 2014. See tucsonaudubon.org/gala for more information.

Location: Hilton El Conqistador Resort, 10000 North Oracle Road 85704 SEE MAP


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