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BIRDS & COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES

Birds & Community Lecture Series

Birds & Community is a brand-new Tucson Audubon initiative aimed at reaching new audiences while maintaining connections with traditional ones. Our annual Lecture Series, now a part of Birds & Community, will provide Tucson-area residents with a new perspective on the world of birds and the work of Tucson Audubon. Lectures are scheduled in a variety of locations (some new for 2019–2020) as a means of reaching as many community members as we can. Each date is an opportunity to meet face to face with fellow community members who share an interest in birds, or nature in general. Presentations, as always, remain open to the public and free of charge.

 

The Santa Cruz: A River of Birds with Jonathan Horst

February 1, 2020, 10–11 am
Desert Hills Center, Green Valley MAP

Take a virtual journey down Southeast Arizona’s iconic Santa Cruz River. It’s one of the few waterways in the world that runs south, then north, and 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 is a major migration corridor, supporting over 200 bird species including the rare Rose-throated Becard, Gray Hawk, and Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Learn how the river is changing, and how to experience the bird community it supports.

 

Adventures in Birding with Eric Scheuering

February 8, 2020, 10–11 am
Changemaker School, Tucson MAP

Birding offers a revolution in natural, cultural, and social experience. We are surrounded by feathered messengers in every hue of the rainbow, singing and flying. How can we help but take notice and really get to know them? Birding has become one of America’s most-treasured pastimes and may well hold the keys to bird conservation. Welcome to Southeast Arizona, one of the world’s birding hotspots. Where and how do you fit in?

 

Hummingbirds: Tiny Messengers of Change with Keith Ashley

March 7, 2020, 10–11:30 am
Desert Hills Center, Green Valley MAP

Join Tucson Audubon and members for a unique glimpse into the world of hummingbirds. This program will explore hummingbird mythology, basic biology, and all the places in the world they’re found. Attendees will take a deeper dive into the hummingbird species found in Southeast Arizona and learn what they tell us about our changing landscapes, waterways, and climate. Time will be reserved for answering attendees’ burning questions about hummingbirds–What’s the best food I can provide? How can you tell male and female hummingbirds apart? When is the best time to see them? And more!

 

Hummingbirds: Tiny Messengers of Change with Jennie MacFarland

March 19, 2020, 6:30–8 pm
Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, Tucson MAP

Join Tucson Audubon and members for a unique glimpse into the world of hummingbirds. This program will explore hummingbird mythology, basic biology, and all the places in the world they’re found. Attendees will take a deeper dive into the hummingbird species found in Southeast Arizona and learn what they tell us about our changing landscapes, waterways, and climate. Time will be reserved for answering attendees’ burning questions about hummingbirds–What’s the best food I can provide? How can you tell male and female hummingbirds apart? When is the best time to see them? And more!

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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