Did you know that the Sonoran Joint Venture includes California’s Channel Islands, as well as all of the Pacific islands off the coast of Baja California and Baja California Sur? The SJV was thrilled to attend the California Islands Symposium, which took place in early October in Ventura, California.
Ten years ago, the Sonoran Joint Venture received a Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grant to fund riparian restoration and research at a private ranch in Sonora, Mexico. Recently, SJV Science Coordinator Carol Beardmore had the opportunity to visit one of the project sites and tag along with researchers running camera traps at Rancho El Aribabi in northern Sonora.
University students from three cities in Sonora, Mexico, recently got hooked on birding, wildlife, and habitat restoration, thanks to funding support from the Sonoran Joint Venture. It all started with a mid-winter camping trip to the Whitewater Draw State Wildlife Area in southeast Arizona.
River Partners has been working for over 15 years throughout California to restore over 8,000 acres of riparian habitat for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Project Description An initial project of the Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative is to enhance the nectar landscape for hummingbirds and other pollinators by adding hummingbird pollinated plants at sites along Sonoita Creek in the Santa Cruz River Watershed. This project seeks to improve pollination services so that increased fruit and seed set will provide more
Project Description Bahía de Ceuta is an important coastal wetland in northwestern Mexico. Located in the southeastern part of the bay is an abandoned salt mine (~150 ha), which is used as a breeding site for at least five species of shorebirds, including Snowy Plover (100 pairs) and Least Tern (300 pairs), both of which
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
Project Description The Orange County Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology (OCSCB) plans to restore 4.8 acres of endangered habitat in the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve of Orange County, California. As a part of the Coastal Orange County Wetlands Important Bird Area, Upper Newport Bay provides critical habitat for both water and terrestrial
Project Description Pronatura Noroeste proposes to undertake community reforestation campaigns in riparian zones at the Colorado River delta, Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. This project is aimed at increasing the extent of current bird habitat conservation initiatives by involving communities in ongoing or new wetland enhancement efforts. This project will engage teachers students in the
Project Description Estero La Cruz (ELC) constitutes a unique mangrove habitat located in the central coast of Sonora. Situated practically at the limit of the northern distribution of mangrove in the continent, ELC provides wintering and breeding habitat for most of the priority bird species for coastal wetland within the SJV’s Arid Borderland Region, including Sonoran