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Birds & Community Presentations

Tucson Audubon Society’s Birds & Community Presentations (formerly known as the Living with Nature monthly programs) are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the work of Tucson Audubon as well as the human connections to nature and natural habitats. They also provide a chance to connect with the organization at a face-to-face level, meet other Audubon members here in our community, and find out more about Tucson Audubon’s varied programs and events.

The Birds & Community Presentations will highlight the work of Tucson Audubon around a diversity of topics. They are open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10–11 am
Desert Hills Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley MAP

Adventures in Birding with Luke Safford

Why birding? What is birding? Birding is connecting with nature and people through birds. Birding turns the mundane into the adventurous. Join Tucson Audubon for an evening of storytelling and learning. You’ll hear about the birding adventures that await you just a step from your front door as well as the best ways to connect with local birds!

 

Thursday, October 24,  6:30–7:30 pm
Oro Valley Community Center, 10555 N La Cañada Dr. MAP

Adventures in Birding with Eric Scheuering

Why birding? What is birding? Birding is connecting with nature and people through birds. Birding turns the mundane into the adventurous. Join Tucson Audubon for an evening of storytelling and learning. You’ll hear about the birding adventures that await you just a step from your front door as well as the best ways to connect with local birds!

 

Saturday, November 2, 10–11 am
Desert Hills Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley MAP

Creating a Wildlife and Pollinator Oasis with Native Plants with Carianne Campbell (Strategic Habitat Enhancements)

Do you enjoy watching the myriad of birds, butterflies, and other critters in your yard? You can make a big difference for wildlife and pollinators in your home landscape – even if you have a small yard or even just a patio to work with! Native wildlife and pollinators prefer native plants, and there are thousands  in southern Arizona to choose from. We will review several native plant species that are appropriate for Green Valley yards and gardens, and discuss the wildlife they support.

 

Saturday, December 7, 10–11 am
Desert Hills Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley MAP

Counting Birds for Conservation with Jennie MacFarland

Join Tucson Audubon for an overview of the bird counts conducted each year in southeast Arizona. Learn the importance of long-term citizen science monitoring projects like the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, as well as the nuances of seasonal efforts to monitor the populations of critical species like Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Elegant Trogon. Learn about volunteer-led efforts like the Tubac Hawk Watch, and the longest-running urban bird count in the world–the Tucson Bird Count. There’s a bird count for everyone! The program will share how YOU can join the effort and count birds for conservation.

 

December date and location TBD
Tucson

The Santa Cruz: A River of Birds with Nicole Gillett
Members Annual Holiday Potluck

Join Tucson Audubon for a virtual journey down Southeast Arizona’s iconic Santa Cruz River. The river is one of the few in the world that runs south, then north, and the Santa Cruz is the only river in the U.S. to cross an international border twice. The forests flanking the Santa Cruz once sheltered beavers and grizzly bears; today the river supports rare bird species like the Rose-throated Becard, Gray Hawk, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. The river is a major migration corridor, supporting over 200 bird species through the course of the year. Attendees will learn how the river is changing, how to access and experience the bird community it supports, and what the future holds.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

color_square_face_right

Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447