The Arizona Important Bird Areas Program is a collaborative partnership that works to protect critical bird habitat. This year, the program added four new additions: Patagonia Mountains, Tucson Mountains, Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, and the Tucson Sky Island Region.
Young people in Arizona are getting turned on to birding and bird conservation, thanks to a Heritage Fund Grant from the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the great work of Ironwood Tree Experience, Tucson Audubon, and the SJV.
A 1973 article in American Birding Association’s American Birds about the urgent need for information about aridland bird habitats in the West reminds us that our work to monitor and conserve these habitats is more important than ever.
Former Sonoran Joint Venture Coordinator Robert Mesta combines his personal and professional passions as the coordinator of Liberty Wildlife’s Non-Eagle Feather Repository, helping to conserve birds and preserve Native American traditions.
Coordinated Bird Monitoring in Arizona: implementing surveys for Sonoran Desert associated species in the Arid Borderlands and Mexican Highlands regions of Arizona
Project Description Under the guidance of the Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative (ABCI), the Arizona Coordinated Bird Monitoring (AZCBM) Program has been developed to provide a framework for the design and implementation of the long-term monitoring of Arizona’s birds. The goal is to establish a monitoring program which is coordinated among federal, tribal, state, and private
Project Description Land managers often lack easy access to detailed habitat requirements for grassland birds. The best management practices for grassland bird species vary by location and species. Production of an easy to use pocket guide that is linked to the NRCS soil based key to major land resource areas in Arizona will greatly assist
In 2005 various partners, under the umbrella of the Arizona Bird Conservation Initiative, began seriously discussing the need for a Coordinated Bird Monitoring Program in the state.
As part of the NCA process, the principal investigators of the Southwest Climate Science Center prepared a technical report and synthesis of current and projected climate change impacts specific to the southwest, entitled Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States.
Paton’s Birder’s Haven, southeast Arizona’s mecca for thousands of birders worldwide, is now Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds.