Tucson Audubon's Living With Nature Monthly Programs entertain, inform, and educate. Expert guest speakers give timely presentations on birds, birding, and habitat conservation and other environmental issues that affect the health of birds. These free educational programs are open to the public, all are welcome! No reservation is necessary.
TUCSON - October through May (none in February), second Monday of the month, 6:00-6:30pm- social time, 6:30-7:30pm-program.
Tucson lectures are held at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus in the Amethyst Room.
January 11, 2016-Monday 6:00 PM
Gray Hawk Study along the San Pedro River Valley
With Ariana La Porte
Gray Hawks have been expanding their range in southeastern Arizona since the turn of the century along with ecological changes along the San Pedro River. Ariana La Porte is studying Gray Hawks in 3 different habitats and comparing their prey selection and nesting success.
GREEN VALLEY - November through April, first Saturday of the month, 10:00 am--11:00 am
In Green Valley, the lectures are held at Green Valley Recreation's Desert Hills Social Center, 2980 Camino del Sol.
December 5--Saturday 10:00 AM
Birding Diversity of Western Mexico
With David MacKay
Take a virtual trip into some of the richest birding areas in the entire country of Mexico…from Mazatlan to Manzanillo. The tropics begin just south of Tucson in the state of Sonora and by the time you reach Mazatlan, the diversity of the tropics is in full force! An extensive variety of habitats are found in this rather small geographic region, bordered by the Sierra Madre to the east and the tropical lowlands near the town of San Blas to the west and the dramatic central volcanic belt of Colima and Jalisco to the south. In this rather small area, it is possible to see more than a third of the bird species that exist in the entire country, including upwards of 55 endemics! Beyond the excellent birding, this area is home to a mind boggling variety of plants and trees, one of the most biodiverse regions on earth!
ORO VALLEY - Jan. 23, March 19, May 21 10:00--11:00 am
In Oro Valley, the lectures are held at WNPA Western National Parks Association 12880 N Vistoso Village Dr, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Bird Conservation in our National Parks
With Natasha Kline
Natasha Kline, wildlife biologist for Saguaro National Park, will talk about birds, birding opportunities, and Citizen Science in Saguaro National park and other southern Arizona parklands.