This year, we celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by recognizing the importance of stopover sites for migratory birds. Events are taking place world-wide to promote the conservation and knowledge of vital areas used by birds to rest and refuel on migratory journeys.
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.
Community-based conservation of the birds of the Oasis de la Sierra del Mechudo, Baja California Sur
Project Description In the southeast of the Baja California Peninsula are a series of oases, including El Salto, Primer and Segundo Bosque (to the south of the Giganta mountain range). These habitats are located in the arid region of the Peninsula. We observed a high bird species richness that includes resident and migratory species, including
A first assessment of the Red Knot population wintering in Golfo de Santa Clara, Alto Golfo de California and Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
Project Description This project involves the implementation of an annual monitoring program for Red Knot (Calidris canutus roselaari) in the Alto Golfo de California and Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. This wintering population could be independent from that of Guerrero Negro, Baja California, and provide clues on the migratory routes of up to 68%
Project Description Arizona Western College is seeking funds to educate Yuma residents on the importance of wetlands restoration for bird conservation. Wetlands in the Yuma area are critical habitat for the endangered Yuma Clapper Rail, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Riparian habitats in the Sonoran and Mojave deserts support over 33% of plants
Community participation in shorebird monitoring (with emphasis on Marbled Godwit and Red Knot) in the Guerrero Negro Lagunar Complex, Baja California Sur
Project Description This project involves an annual monitoring effort of the shorebirds that winter in the Guerrero Negro-Ojo de Liebre Lagunar Complex, located in the central western portion of the Baja peninsula. This is the one of the principal wintering site for shorebirds in this region. We will continue with the banding and re-observation of
Project Description This project will increase the scope of Pronatura Noroeste’s Public Involvement and Education Program (PIE) in the Colorado River delta. The delta is a Wetland of International Importance in the Ramsar Convention, an Important Bird Area in Mexico, and a priority wetland under the North American Wetland Conservation Act. It is one of
Best Practices in Wetland Education: Regional training for conservation biologists and managers in the SJV Region
Project Description In 2005 the Environmental Education Exchange, through a grant from the North American Wetland Conservation Act (NAWCA) performed a review and evaluation of environmental education materials and programs from five different wetland conservation projects supported by NAWCA in different parts of Mexico. The outcome of this study is a report that gathers the
Project Description The objectives of this program are to (1) promote a regional approach to wetland conservation based on an education strategy implemented through elementary school teachers from coastal communities; (2) engage educators from five coastal states in Mexico in a public involvement and education program aimed at increasing participants’ understanding of and appreciation for
Project Description The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has cooperated with other agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Reclamation in the planting of native cottonwood and willow poles on Havasu National Wildlife Refuge on the lower Colorado River. The Refuge has a nursery of cottonwood and willow trees which