See our Upcoming Events - Keep updated on Tucson Audubon activities and get involved
- Living With Nature Lecture Series
- Tucson Audubon in the News - Latest articles and TV segments
Education Program Event Brochure - See all of the offerings for 2012
- Conservation News - Action alerts and documents
Tucson Audubon's Summer Appeal--The Gilded Flicker
Do you ever look closely at the saguaros around you in Tucson? Next time you're out, try counting how many holes you can see in them. Did you know that 15 kinds of birds nest in these excavated cavities, including the Elf Owl, American Kestrel, and Purple Martin? They all depend on two key desert residents—the Gila Woodpecker and the Gilded Flicker—to actually create the holes.
More than 90 percent of Gilded Flickers in the United States live in southern Arizona. They are truly a specialty of our region and rely on us for their well-being. By providing nest sites for other birds, Gilded Flickers sustain the rich community of bird species we all enjoy. The Gilded Flicker is rightfully called a keystone species. I was startled then to learn from the Tucson Bird Count that Gilded Flicker is one of the first birds that disappear when we degrade natural habitat for other uses. You will probably be shocked to learn that Gilded Flicker populations have declined 60 percent over the last 40 years.
Donate today to ensure our work to build broad grassroots support for birds and the places they live continues. Your donation is especially important now as funding always takes a steep dip during Tucson’s hot season. Learn more and support now.
Tucson Audubon's 2012 Annual Report - Giving Birds a Seat at the Table
Learn about the outcomes of our very successful 2012. Lists of donors, volunteers and partners; maps of Arizona Important Bird Areas and Tucson Audubon work areas. Information on:
- Habitat Restoration program
- Important Bird Areas program
- Urban Habitats program
- Education program
- Birders Mean Business activities
- Volunteer stats
- Advocacy partnerships
Tucson Audubon Library Now Searchable Online
Conduct a specific search to find out if we carry books in the subject you are interested in (search by Title, Author, Keyword, Subject, ISBN, Publisher, or Call Number).
The Tucson Audubon Society Library is located at 300 E. University Blvd, #120, Tucson, AZ 85705 (southeast corner of University Blvd and 5th Avenue.)
Library Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00 pm.
For any questions regarding the library catalog, call the Nature Shop at (520) 629-0510.
Living With Nature Lecture Series
A monthly lecture series that starts in late fall and runs into the following spring that seeks to inform, educate, and entertain. etc.
TUCSON: PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S DOWNTOWN CAMPUS IS THE NEW VENUE FOR OUR TUCSON LECTURES! EASY PARKING! CENTRAL LOCATION! SPACIOUS ROOM!
We are partnering with Pima Community College to bring you next season’s Living with Nature Lecture Series! All lectures will be held in the Amethyst Room at the downtown campus on 1255 N. Stone Ave.
GREEN VALLEY: Lectures are held November through April at the Green Valley Public Library on the 1st Saturday of the month at 10:00a.m.