The SPRING issue of our newsletter, "The Fledgling" is now online!
Just follow this link
The Results of the 119th Christmas Bird Count
are posted here
Has the Winter got you down?
Are you thinking about birding in a warm
How about joining our
Monsoon Birding and
Natural History Tour
in Southeast Arizona next September?
More Information here
The survey is conducted twice a year: in June
and in the winter. SAAS joined the program in
Photo by Gordie Ellmers
Watch Project Continues!
SAAS is participating in National
Audubon Society’s citizen-science pilot
project, Audubon Climate Watch, from
Jan. 15 to Feb. 15.
The goal of the project is to learn how
specific bird species are affected by
climate change. The SAAS survey will
focus on both Red-breasted and
Photo by Don Polunci
Volunteers use a specific protocol established
by National Audubon: using grid maps of a
specific area, birders will conduct 12 counts,
observing for five minutes each. They would also
record the numbers and species of other birds
identified within 100 meters (328 feet).
The Climate Watch project was developed after
National Audubon issued a report in 2014, Birds
and Climate Change, on risks faced by North
American bird species from climate change.
Audubon members asked how they could help. The
Audubon Climate Watch program started in 2016,
focusing on bluebirds. Details about the
national program are available at
Contact SAAS board member Rob Snell for more
continuing our efforts to help the local
Check it out here