Tucson Audubon Society
May 24, 2018

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Welcome, John Doe, to Tucson Audubon's weekly update.

Tucson Audubon has some exciting and birdy events coming up and we hope you can make it to one, or all!

Call or write with questions or comments, 520-629-0510 or info@tucsonaudubon.org

Tucson Meet Your Birds at Sweetwater Wetlands!

THIS SATURDAY, October 22 | 7 AM to 1 PM
Tucson Water and the Tucson Audubon Society present Tucson Meet Your Birds, a free, fun and family-friendly event at the Sweetwater Wetlands. We will make it easy for you---NO BINOCULARS NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE! Stroll 20 acres of tree-lined paths and ponds with experts pointing out the birds for you.

  • BRING A FRIEND! We want to top the last number of attendees which was 950 people!
  • Live birds, food trucks, REI, Arizona Game and Fish, Native plant sales and other fun vendors will also be on site.

All new members who join at this event (and current members who recruit) will be entered to win a pair of Swarovski binoculars!

See tucsonaudubon.org/TucsonMeetYourBirds or our Facebook event for more info.


Please contact Luke Safford at volunteer@tucsonaudubon.org or call 520-209-1811 if you can help out.

  • Set up - 6am - 7am (2 volunteers needed)
  • Binocular Test and Try table - 7am - 10am (1 volunteer needed) and 10am - 1pm (2 volunteers needed) must be comfortable talking about binoculars
  • Counters - 7am - 9am (1 volunteer needed) and 9am - 11am (1 volunteer needed) will be clicking the counter for each new person that arrives
  • Nature Shop table sales - 10am - 1pm (1 volunteer needed)
  • Habitat At Home table - 10am - 1pm (1 volunteer needed)

Where Else Do "Our" Birds Live?

October 24, 2016 IN TUCSON | 6:00 PMLiving With Nature Monthly Program

Thinking Beyond Borders: "Our" Birds and Where They Come From with John Yerger
Arizona is famous for its great variety of birds. We often speak fondly of “our” birds or talk about how many great birds “we have” in Arizona. In truth, many of the species that make up Arizona’s avifauna are only part-time residents. Even a year-round native like our official state bird, the Cactus Wren, occupies a range that is primarily outside the state’s boundaries. Join this virtual journey throughout the hemisphere as we explore the many places “our” birds live beyond our borders.

Find the details
Elegant Trogon image by Lois Manowitz.

UPCOMING Living With Nature Talks

November 5, 2016, Green Valley
HUMMINGBIRDS: Flying Jewels of Arizona! with Karen Krebbs

November 14, 2016, Tucson
Mimicry Is Not Just For Mockingbirds! with Rich Hoyer

Totally Owl-Rageous! A Special Day with Paul Bannick

Saturday, November 12

Paul Bannick, renowned photographer, author, and conservationist will launch his book OWL, A Year in the Lives of North American Owls, with us.

Sign up now! Space is limited! www.tucsonaudubon.org/bannick

  • SOLD OUT - Madera Canyon Morning Walk with Paul Bannick, Karen Fogas and Jennie MacFarland
  • STILL OPEN - Green Valley - One Year, Many Owls lunchtime presentation by Paul Bannick, with a special focus on Arizona Owls; includes catered, boxed lunch, 11:30am - 1pm
  • STILL OPEN - Tucson - Capturing the Best of Birds with Your Digital Camera! Photography Workshop presented by Paul Bannick, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Sign up now for the Green Valley luncheon and Tucson bird photography workshop, for a photo feast of owls and their habitats, and learn fascinating details about these secretive birds. The workshop will cover how to take great pictures with a digital camera, how to find and get close to birds, as well as techniques you can use. No Camera Required!


Facebook Event


Please contact Luke Safford at volunteer@tucsonaudubon.org or call 520-209-1811 if you can help out.

  • Green Valley Presentation Membership Table - 11:30am - 1pm (1 volunteer needed)
  • Green Valley Presentation Book-signing Table - 11:30am - 1pm (1 volunteer needed)
  • Tucson Digital Photography Class AV support - 2:30pm - 4:30pm (1 volunteer needed)

Upcoming Tucson Audubon Free Birding Field Trips

  • October 23—Sunday at 7 a.m.; WOW Arizona, Fall Birds & Hummingbirds with Christopher Vincent
  • October 26—Wednesday at 7 a.m.; Sweetwater Wetlands with Luke Safford

Sweetwater Wetlands update: In November we will be switching the meeting time for our weekly Wednesday bird walk at Sweetwater to 8am. So far this year our 293 attendees have spotted over 130 species at this small city park! Come help us find more birds, look for bobcats and raccoons, and enjoy the cool mornings walking around the wetlands with us.

Check out the rest of our free birding trips and register at tucsonaudubon.org/fieldtrips

Materials Drive to Support Wildlife Rehabilitation

Miller's Wildlife Rehabilitation of Northwest Tucson is always generous in sharing their education birds at Tucson Audubon events. Please help us thank them by helping to gather some of the materials they need to take care of the birds. They need

  • Bedding - pillow cases, sheets, towels (especially the big terry cloth ones) - these are going to support the birds, so can be used items
  • Cleaning supplies - Kleenex, paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent, and fabric softener.

During all of October we will be accepting these goods at our Mason Center offices (3835 W. Hardy Road) and our Nature Shop location (300 E. University) You can also bring them to any of our upcoming October events - OktoBIRDfest, Tucson Meet Your Birds!, and Living With Nature.

We and Miller's Wildlife Rehabilitation of Northwest Tucson appreciate your support.

New in the Nature Shop - Cat Wars

Recently Published (September 2016)

Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer by Peter Marra and Chris Santella

Cat Wars tells the story of the threats free-ranging cats pose to biodiversity and public health throughout the world, and sheds new light on the controversies surrounding the management of the explosion of these cat populations. This compelling book traces the historical and cultural ties between humans and cats from early domestication to the current boom in pet ownership, along the way accessibly explaining the science of extinction, population modeling, and feline diseases.

Cat Wars paints a revealing picture of a complex global problem--and proposes solutions that foresee a time when wildlife and humans are no longer vulnerable to the impacts of free-ranging cats.

Retail $24.95

Available in our Nature Shop. Stop by today!

Thank you, John Doe, for being a part of Tucson Audubon and helping to protect birds and the places they live in southeast Arizona.

Tucson Audubon Staff

Connecting people with birds & the places they live

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