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Birds & Community 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.

Tuesday, May 11, 10am–11am
Presentation: Dark Skies–Important for Humans and Birds | Presenters: Dr. Alan Strauss (Director of the Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter), Annamarie Schaecher (Guest Speaker from International Dark Skies), & Olya Phillips
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The The University of Arizona Mount Lemmon SkyCenter brings visitors to the 9100-foot summit of the Catalina Mountains to experience first-hand the wonders of the night sky. Dr. Alan Strauss will discuss the outreach and scientific programs of the SkyCenter observatory, and its important partnership with the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) to promote dark-sky conservation. The natural night-time environment is an important resource that deserves protection. Founded in 1988, the IDA promotes win-win solutions to light pollution so that people can experience dark skies while also benefitting from responsible outdoor lighting. You will learn more about these solutions and what you can do to protect the night from IDA staff member Annamarie Schaecher. Dark sky conservation is also an important factor in providing safe passage for the night-migrating birds. As they pass large city centers, birds become disoriented by the bright lights and sky glow which often causes collisions with windows. Tucson Audubon’s Olya Phillips will touch on the crossover of dark sky benefits to birds and people in this presentation.

Monday, May 17, 6pm–7pm
Presentation: “Find the Birds”–the Brand New Birding Game for Your Phone | Presenter: Adam Dhalla
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Find the Birds is a free-to-download, free-to-play educational mobile game for all ages about birds & conservation. It was co-created by 15-year-old Adam Dhalla, recipient of the 2018 ABA Young Birder of the Year Award. Players travel the globe searching for birds and do conservation quests to help them. The first in-game location is Arizona, including the critically endangered California Condor. Check out the YouTube trailer here! Adam will share how the game was made and how you can start playing!

Thursday, May 20, 7am–8am
Virtual Birding: Real-time Live Birding in Costa Rica in partnership with Mowgli Expeditions | Hosts: Luke Safford & Sachin Aggarwal
$15/person, Register Here
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.
Registration is $15 per person, and $12 from each 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.

Tuesday, May 25, 11am–12pm
Presentation: My Favorite Places to Go Birding | Presenter: Luke Safford

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There are so many wonderful locations to experience the joy of birds, but we all have those particular places that stick with us. Join Luke Safford (and possibly guests) for this new monthly talk where he’ll share a few of his favorite places in SE Arizona and beyond to look for birds, what makes them special, how to get there, when to visit, and what birds you might see there. Be thinking about what your favorite places are too!

Wednesday, May 26, 10am–11am
Splendido at Rancho Vistoso Event: Birding in the Museum | Presenter: Caroline Edasis
Please Register by emailing Splendido’s Community Relations Manager, Nancy Boyle at nboyle@splendidotucson.com
Instead of looking for birds in the natural world, enjoy a virtual tour of birds throughout art history. We will go far beyond the taxidermic museum displays of yore to explore our relationship with nature through depictions of birds in modern art. You may even walk away with new ideas for integrating creativity into your own birding practices!

Tuesday, June 8, 11am–12pm
Presentation: Birding Ecuador | Presenter: Rob Ripma of Sabrewing Nature Tours
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Join Rob Ripma, of Sabrewing Nature Tours, as he talks about all of the amazing birding opportunities in northern Ecuador! From the high Andes Mountains to the incredible Amazon rainforest, we’ll cover all of the best spots to visit while looking for some of the over 1,600 species that call Ecuador home. This program will be loaded with amazing photos of many of the species you could see while visiting this incredible country. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all about birding in Ecuador.

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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