Sedona Wetlands Platform Dedication.

The City of Sedona and the Northern Arizona Audubon Society are pleased to announce the grand opening of a major new bird viewing deck at the Sedona Wetland Preserve. Located on a berm overlooking the large retention pond on the north end of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant, the deck provides an exceptional view of birds that visit the pond. The grand opening will take place on Earth Day Wednesday, April 22 at 11:00am.City officials […]

Bubbling Ponds Habitat Project Proceeds

Bubbling Ponds Habitat Project Proceeds   Submitted by Brent Bitz   By way of background, your Chapter has a vibrant bird sanctuary program which works with public landowners to improve habitat for our feathered friends. Bubbling Ponds, which is part of the Page Springs Fish Hatchery operated by Arizona Game & Fish, is a sanctuary where we have worked for many years. Over the years, we obtained a grant to construct the ramada and used […]

iBird and eBird

iBird and eBird Do you use iBird and eBird when u bird? If not, this article is for u — I mean you. ibird is the most commonly used mobile bird identification app in the US because it is so easy to use and so very informative. Identification of that  bird in your binoculars is made fairly easy with a set of photos of the species. There are usually several photos and these are enough to cover […]

Outdoor SciTech Festival (follow-up)

Outdoor SciTech Festival (follow-up) Last Saturday – April 21 – Northern Arizona Audubon participated in the second annual Outdoor SciTech Festival at Dead Horse State Park. The SciTech is part of the larger statewide SciTech Festival that includes 800 events around the state over a two month period. The event at Dead Horse SP – sponsored by VRVNO – featured booths with organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, The Verde River Basin Partnership, Sedona Recycles, Jay’s […]

Bubbling Ponds March, 2015

Progress At Bubbling Ponds March 2015 Northern Arizona Audubon Society has been developing the Bubbling Ponds at Page Springs Fish Hatchery area as an outdoor educational center for the past year. Work is progressing and this observation platform has been completed. It is just a part of the entire project which will, upon completion, feature trail improvements, an outdoor classroom (completed) a picnic ramada (completed), bench stops, interpretive signage (designed), and an improved parking facility. […]

You Are a Climate Activist

You Are a Climate Activist   Our speaker at the February meetings was Tice Supplee, the interim Director of Audubon Arizona. She gave us a wonderful presentation that discussed climate change and its projected effect on bird species distributions. Her presentation revolved around the newly released National Audubon study of the response of bird species to warming climates in North America. The Audubon study is immense and important. Everyone should look at it here: […]
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