Aaron Haiman at UC Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org> is conducting research on Evening Grosbeak behavior and needs your help. If you are interested in recording the vocalizations of Evening Grosbeaks, especially the Mexican subspecies , read on…!
The annual Sandhill Crane count for Sulphur Springs Valley. The count is coordinated by Jim Heffelfinger with both staff and volunteers counting. The “rough” total is close to 19,000 cranes with around 15,000 at Whitewater Draw. That total may increase by 1-2,000 when the totals are finalized for the Willcox area. The numbers are down relative to prior years, but the numbers are still spectacular!
The Programs Chair position is currently vacant, so no upcoming monthly meetings are scheduled. If Huachuca Audubon Society members are interested in organizing monthly programs or other lectures and events, please email has_admin
Tour leaders needed for Sunday morning bird walks at the Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park!
These walks take about 3 hours. You do not need to be a birding “expert” since most of the people who attend know quite a lot about birds and only want the ability to get inside the EOP fence. The main duties are to get people to sign the waiver form, unlock and lock the gates, make sure people stay on the paths, and create a bird list for the tour. Training is minimal and will be provided at your convenience. Please contact Dutch Nagle (email@example.com or 378-7229) if you can help out.
You’ll find the report online. Here are the trends by habitat: http://www.stateofthebirds.org/habitats/index
Will Baird’s Sparrow still return to southeastern Arizona in the future?
Check out Audubon’s new report on birds and climate change and learn what you can do to help: http://audubon.org/climate.
And visit the National Audubon Society Facebook page below to get involved!
Just a reminder that eBird has guidelines for the entry of data from your Christmas Bird Count efforts that are somewhat different from the guidelines for day to day eBirding. Of particular note is that generally CBC checklists should be mapped to a personal location specific to the sector that you covered rather than in eBird hotspots.
Also note that eBird and CBC have very different guidelines for calculating the distance that you enter in. You can include your CBC-style effort data in the checklist note space while entering the eBird-style effort data in the eBird effort data boxes.
After 15 years as Ramsey Canyon Christmas Bird Count compiler, Ted Mouras will step down.
If you know someone interested in taking over as compiler, contact Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org (phone: 803-0221).
The 115th Audubon Christmas Bird Count season begins December 14. Check out their CBC Facebook page for more information.
You can find a list of Arizona CBCs on the Tucson Audubon website.