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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. Enjoy festive, live music by the Tucson Junior Strings Quartet. 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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