Flagstaff Hummingbird Nests

Flagstaff Hummingbird Nests   Put your hummingbird nest on PBS!! Forward from Phyllis Kegley, NAAS Board Member: Active Broad-tailed hummingbird nest needed for filming by PBS. I received the following request by email this morning. If you can provide Melanie with the location of a broad-tailed hummingbird nest suitable for filming, please contact Melanie directly by email or telephone per below.        “I work for a wildlife film company and we’re currently working […]

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Sedona Hummingbird Festival The most beautiful place in America to see hummingbirds!   THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL: July 31 – August 2, 2015 Presentations, Marketplace, and ticket sales take place at: Sedona Performing Arts Center located at the Sedona Red Rock High School 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road Sedona, AZ 86336 GPS Coordinates: Lat. 34.846635, Long. -111.830435 _____________________________ FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES — Overview Presentations: 3 days of presentations by hummingbird experts from around the world in […]

Skunks, Bird Feeders, and Rabies

Skunks, Bird Feeders, and Rabies NOTE: This is a condensed version of an open letter to NAAS memberships by Tad Theimer, an NAU Biologist. The full version is available through a link at the end of this article.   Dear Audubon Society members Several years ago I asked for volunteers to allow me to set up video cameras on their bird feeders to monitor visitation by animals like skunks and raccoons.  Many of you kindly […]

NAAS Picnic

NAAS Picnic   On a beautiful Sunday morning at the beginning of June, the NAAS membership treated itself to a potluck picnic at Montezuma Well. This is an old tradition that dates back to the early times of our chapter in the 80s and we revived it this year. We were a small, but enthusiastic group. and we started the morning with a bird walk (of course!) on a loop trail at the picnic grounds […]

Camp Verde Bird Walk

Camp Verde Bird Walk   There will be a Free Cornfest birding excursion on Saturday, July 18th.  We will see and hear plenty of birds and also learn much about the natural history of the Verde River, one of the premier birding venues in the southwest!  The excursions will depart from Rezzonico Family Park at 8:00 a.m.  and will last approximately 90 minutes. Rezzonico Family Park is located in the Town of Camp Verde at the […]

Photography Workshop – Bubbling Ponds

Photography Workshop – Bubbling Ponds   Northern Arizona Audubon Society sponsored a Outdoor Photography Workshop by Stephen Bruno, a professional wildlife photographer, at Bubbling Ponds Preserve on Saturday, May 23 , 2015. There were 15 open spaces offered and all 15 were taken on a beautiful Spring day. Mr. Bruno has a wealth of information including camera technique and wildlife observation tips and he generously provided these to the entire group. It was an excellent […]

NAAS Takes School To The Outdoors.

29 Species of Birds Spotted in Two Hours! On May 12, 2015, 4th Graders from Jerome-Clarkdale Elementary School took a bird-walk field trip to the Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Nanette Armstrong engaged 4th grade students and adult chaperones during a two-hour introduction to birding (actively spotting birds in their natural habitat) and birdwatching (sitting and observing birds at bird feeders). Students learned about the care and use of binoculars, important facts about birds, how to […]
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