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August 10–14, 2022 | Tucson, AZ

Festival Virtual Events

  • Registration now open

Wednesday, August 11

eBird: Discover a new world of birding with John Garrett of Cornell Lab

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Free with Festival Registration

eBird is among the world’s largest biodiversity-related science projects. eBird allows people to share their bird observations online where they can be used for research, conservation, and for other birders, all over the world and all for free. In addition to changing the face of birding, eBird data are used by scientists and policy-makers for understanding bird distribution and abundance in ways previously impossible. Come learn how eBird is a powerful tool for birders, researchers, and conservationists alike.

 

Arizona’s Most Wanted Birds with Bird Conservation Biologist, Jennie MacFarland

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Free with Festival Registration

Southeast Arizona is one of the most popular destinations for birders in the US and for good reason. This area has amazing overall bird diversity as well as many intriguing and beautiful species that can only be found here in all of the US. In this talk we will meet some of the super-star birds that make this area so famous such as Elegant Trogon, Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Buff-collared Nightjar and many more. The ecological source of this amazing diversity will also be revealed along with some of the innovative research and conservation of these species. This presentation will have visual, audio and video components.

 

Thursday, August 12

South Africa: Birding the Rainbow Nation with Birding Ecotours

  • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • Free with Festival Registration

Join Birding Ecotours on this virtual talk as we showcase the birds of South Africa from the fairest Cape to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park and everything in between.

 

Live Birding in Southeast Arizona with Festival Leaders

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Free with Festival Registration

Bird vicariously with us in Southeast Arizona as we look for some of the birds that make this area so special. We’ll utilize digiscoping and other methods to help us see the birds in action and you’ll be able to bird in Tucson from the comfort of your own home.

 

Friday, August 13

Virtual Birding: Real-time Live Birding in Costa Rica in partnership with Mowgli Expeditions

  • 8:00am – 9:00am
  • $12/person

Experience real-time virtual birding with a guide in a distant remote forest in Costa Rica. In an instant, we will be transported to the rainforest, exploring and looking for birds. This birding session will at in the Caribbean Lowlands of Costa Rica and you can expect to see many bird species  like Scarlet-rumped tanager, Golden-hooded tanager, Crimson-collared tanagers, Red-legged and Green honeycreepers as well as Collared Aracaris,  Yellow-throated and Keel-billed toucans. The $12 for registration goes directly to the guide. This endeavor is a big help to the local guides as well as the family that runs the birding station/lodge. We thank you for participating and contributing to it.

 

Building Resiliency Along the Pacific Flyway with Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Director of the Coastal Solutions Fellowship Program

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
  • Free with Festival Registration

Millions of shorebirds depend upon a network of sites along the Pacific Coast of Latin America, but despite their importance, many of these sites are threatened by coastal development.  In 2017, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology developed a fellowship program to improve the protection of shorebirds and coastal habitats, through innovation, capacity building and intersectoral collaborations, cultivating a network of scientists, conservationists, architects, engineers, and planners to improve coastal resiliency along the Pacific Flyway.  We are currently supporting 18 fellows, which are already implementing science-based intersectoral projects in priority coastal sites in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panamá, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú and Chile. Their work spans from wetland conservation to green infrastructure and land-use planning, and from shorebird ecology to sustainable aquaculture and public policy. Each of them incorporates key partners from non-profit organizations, local governments, communities, stakeholders, academia, and the private sector, fostering synergies across the region and creating a network of experts that can grow and be replicated throughout Latin America, to benefit both shorebirds and human coastal communities.

 

Colombia: An epic birding experience with Giovani Ortiz of Icaro Birding

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Free with Festival Registration

Join Icaro Birding as we explore the main birding hotspots that make of Colombia the birdiest country on earth! We will go on a bird-tual quest through the Andes Cordillera, the Caribbean Coast, Colombia’s Massif and the Amazon foothills. With nearly 2,000 bird species, 80 endemics, and 50% of all species of hummingbirds on earth this is a birding experience you don’t want to miss.

Finding Birds in Southeast Arizona

Revised 8th Edition, 2015
Tucson Audubon’s updated edition brings together all the latest information on finding birds in southeast Arizona. This is your best source of detailed information that will help in planning bird watching adventures in the region.

Learn 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

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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