The Arizona Important Bird Areas Program is off to a great
start this summer! We have already completed the first round of Yellow-billed
Cuckoo surveys and have already had some great encounters with these amazing birds.
There are few other very fun things happening this summer where you can
volunteer to help us and get out and enjoy the monsoon weather in southeast
NEW: Volunteer Needed for Arnett Creek Surveys near Boyce Thompson Arboretum
We are looking for a volunteer that is willing to drive to join a Yellow-billed Cuckoo survey in Arnett Creek with a Tucson Audubon staff member on the following dates:
Third survey period: 8/1
Fourth survey period: 8/11 (8/12 or 8/15 are back up dates for the fourth period)
a moderate 1mi hike in to access Arnett Creek, then roughly 2.5mi total
of flat (but uneven and loose) hiking in Arnett Creek to conduct the
survey. Total hiking distance is ~4.5mi.
We'd need to leave the Tucson Audubon Nature Shop at 4:30am, and would be back around 12:30pm.
Seen in the canyon on past two surveys: golden eagle, peregrine falcon, zone-tailed and common black hawks, traveling migrants
If you are interested in helping on one of the above dates please reply to this email or email Jennie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers Needed for
Portal and Wilcox area surveys
Tucson Audubon is establishing some new bird survey routes
in the Chiricahua Mountains and we need your help. These surveys are pretty
flexible in terms of their timing, you just sign up for a route and time frame
and do the survey on a morning that suites you. They are transect surveys so it is like
birding along a specific route and writing down what you see. There are routes
available in the Portal area as well as on Chiricahua National Monument, Pinery
Canyon and Rucker Canyon (which are more accessible from Wilcox). If you are
interested in helping with this effort please email Jennie at email@example.com or
reply to this email. The surveys will start this summer and continue through
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Surveys
This summer’s Yellow-billed Cuckoo surveys have been going
very well on the Coronado National Forest. These surveys are an extension of
last year’s effort and we found lots of cuckoos last year and we hope to keep that
going this year. This project is directly related to the recent listing of
this sub-species under the Endangered Species Act and could have real
conservation outcomes of increased Critical Habitat designated for this species.
We have many areas to survey and could really use your help.
first round of surveys has been completed and we have three more to do which
takes us nearly through the end of August. The remaining surveys are below with
link to sign up for whichever dates interest you.