Living with Nature Monthy Program I Tucson
January 11, 2016. Pima Community College
Gray Hawk Study along the San Pedro River Valley with Ariana La Porte
Gray Hawks have been expanding their range in in southeastern Arizona since the turn of the century in conjuction with ecological changes along the San Pedro River. Ariana La Porte is studying Gray Hawks in three different areas and comparing their prey selectiona and nest sites in the Huachuca Mountains.
Membership Holiday Potluck
Monday, December 7, 2016 I 6:00-8:30 PM
St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, Murphey Gallery East Room
Each year, the holiday potluck celebrates our members and all you do for Tucson Audubon. It’s a great time to meet fellow nature enthusiasts, catch up with old friends, and learn something new and exciting from our guest speaker.
This year, Scott Richardson, supervisory biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and winner of Tucson Audubon's Kenn Kaufman Award for Excellence in Education Relating to the Natural World, will be speaking on the Status of the Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl in Arizona and Northern Mexico. Whether this is your first or fifteenth holiday potluck, we hope you will join the fun.
RSVP online, or call 520-629-0510 x7002 so Diana can take your details.
When you RSVP, please indicate whether you will be bringing a salad, appetizer, main dish (vegan, vegetarian, or meat), dessert, or punch. Please bring your own plates, cups, cutlery, and serving utensils. Simple “recipe cards” are also appreciated by those with dietary restrictions.
This is sure to be a wonderful event and we look forward to seeing you there!
Christmas Bird Count Tips & Techniques
Free Workshop | Saturday, December 5
Location: Tucson Audubon Mason Center at 3835 W Hardy Rd, Tucson, AZ 85742 MAP
This free workshop is for those who are about to do their first CBC and want some information before going out as well as those who have participated in this holiday season birding tradition for years and want to level up their game. It will provide participants with numerous techniques, tips and suggestions to help make your next CBC (and general birding) experience the best it can be. Adding even a few of these to your annual CBC outing will enhance your team’s outcome with an increase in both species and numbers—making the count more accurate, more useful, and hopefully more fun!
The workshop is 3-4 hours long and will begin at 8:00 a.m. with an hour or less classroom-based PowerPoint presentation and then we will hit the field. Once in the field the presenter will go into more detail and provide first-hand experiences that will assist you in finding, “attracting,” and counting more birds. Please be sure to bring: Layered clothing, comfortable shoes, paper and pen for taking notes, plus drinks and snacks as needed.
Don't forget: The Tucson Valley Count is Monday, December 14. Get details on this and all Arizona CBCs at tucsonaudubon.org/cbc
Sign up for this free workshop