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Birds & Community Virtual Events

Join a Virtual Social Event or Class using the Zoom video conferencing platform.

After you register, your link to join the Zoom social/class will be sent to you the day before. If you have any questions about using Zoom, please contact Luke Safford.

Thursday, October 14, 1pm–2pm
Presentation: Fall Native Plant Sale Selection Guide | Presenter: Kari Hackney & Kim Matsushino
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It’s time for Tucson Audubon’s Fall Native Plant Sale! Do you want to learn more about some of our incredible native plants and how to incorporate them into your home habitat? Join Senior Restoration Project Manager, Kari Hackney, and Habitat at Home Coordinator, Kim Matsushino, as they discuss the characteristics, benefits, and needs of the plants available at this fall’s sale.

Tuesday, October 19, 11am–12pm
Presentation: How Do Birds Sing? | Presenter: Cynthia Faux
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From hoots and honks to screeches, warbles, and tweets, avian enthusiasts know birds can make an amazing and delightful array of sounds and songs. Join Cynthia Faux, a veterinary anatomist from the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine, to discuss some of the details of the avian vocal anatomy which allows birds to produce this remarkable diversity of sound.

Monday, October 25, 7pm – 8pm
Birds ‘n’ Beer–”Rare & Interesting Birds in SE Arizona” | Host: Luke Safford
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Enjoy your favorite drink and connect with your Tucson Audubon friends. Every month brings some new, rare, and interesting birds to our region and this past month was no different! Maybe some of you have been lucky enough to locate a few of these species and you’ll be invited to share your story and a picture if you have one.

Wednesday, October 27, 11am–12pm
Presentation: Desert Purple Martins–The Journey Continues | Presenter: Jennie MacFarland
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Learn the details of what was discovered in year two of the Desert Purple Martin Project. The monsoon was much more impressive during the 2021 summer and this created quite a different landscape for the martins and for Tucson Audubon staff and volunteers. The expanded effort led to more understanding and even more questions. With more participants using endoscope cameras and extendable poles there was more data and wonderful field experiences to share. Join us to learn how this season went and all the exciting work we have planned for next summer.

Thursday, November 4, 11am–12pm
Class: Birding the Calendar–Where to Go Birding in November & December | Instructor: Luke Safford
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One of the most common questions we get asked is “When is the best time to go birding in Southeast Arizona?” Well, it’s hard to pinpoint a best month, because there is something unique during every season! In November & December we begin to see an influx of wintering waterfowl, raptors, and sparrows, along with thousands of Sandhill Cranes in the Sulphur Springs Valley.

Wednesday, November 10, 12pm–1pm
Presentation: Post Production for Bird & Wildlife Photography | Host: Ray Hennessy & Hunt’s Photo
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While I strive to capture my bird photographs the best I can in camera, there is no denying that for my style of bird photography post-processing can take a very good photo and make it great. Join me as I share some of the more common techniques I use to elevate my bird photos and I’ll also walk you through the process from start to finish while I edit a few select photos and make them look their best.
Ray Hennessy Bio:
Starting in 2007 my fascination with nature photography began. In the years since wildlife photography with a focus on birds has gone from a very passionate hobby of mine to become my career. I spend much of my free time in natural areas searching for birds and any other wildlife that comes along. I concentrate on using creative natural lighting and interesting compositions to capture unique images of common and rare wildlife. My favorite style is a more scenic photo that includes some of the habitat wildlife lives in. I also enjoy passing along the knowledge and experience that I have gathered over the years to other photographers who are eager to learn.

Thursday, December 2, 11am–12pm
Interactive Class: Tips on Identifying Birds | Host: Luke Safford
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Have you ever spotted an interesting bird only to become frustrated because you can’t figure out what kind of species it is? We’ve all been there! Let’s move from being frustrated to finding enjoyment in the process of identification. You will be encouraged to send pictures to Luke ahead of time to be used in the class so that we can work through the identification process together with real life bird ID issues.

Tuesday, December 7, 11am–12pm
Presentation: Sharing, Caring, and Thievery–Arachnid Behavior and Interactions | Host: Jillian Cowles
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Every community has its different individuals: those that share, those that care, and those that steal. Some are gregarious, while others are loners. The community that I speak of is not made up of humans, but of the small neighbors living right under our noses- the arachnids. Spiders, vinegaroons, and other arachnids demonstrate a degree of social interaction that may astonish you. Arachnids may be devoted mothers, chivalrous mates, and team players. They can also be resourceful sneak thieves. In this presentation, you will meet fiercely devoted mother green lynx spiders, chivalrous cellar spiders, and altruistic vinegaroons. You will also meet hitch-hiking pseudoscorpions, mites partnering with carrion beetles, and the tiny thief Argyrodes as it steals from its formidable host, the black widow. Welcome to the surprising world of arachnids!

 

 

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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