A Primer for Winter Bird Feeding
edited from www.birds.cornell.edu and other sources by Zach Zadink In much of North America, winter days may be windy and cold, and more calories are necessary for the long and even colder nights. And who doesn’t love the sound of birds on a snowy day? You may find the task of selecting the best foods a bit overwhelming. but that doesn’t mean you need to purchase one of everything on the shelf! […]
Nov. Meeting: How have Birds changed their distribution, migration and nesting times?
Troy Corman, primary author and editor of the Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas, will be our speaker at the November 20 (Sedona) and 21 (Flagstaff) meetings. He is probably the most knowledgeable person about the status of Arizona birds, having conducted and coordinated many statewide and local avian survey and monitoring projects. Many of us that bird regularly have noticed that some birds are migrating earlier and new species are showing up in places where we […]
The Value of the Verde River
Reprinted with permission: Verde River Basin Partnership: Rivers that flow year-round in dry country give us great value. The riparian corridors of the Verde River and its perennial tributaries provide a striking visual contrast to the adjacent more arid landscape. The Verde’s riparian corridor is the zone of abundant plant and animal life supported by the continuously flowing river. It is particularly striking in spring and summer, when the leaves of cottonwoods, willows, and other […]
Will Our Rivers Have Water?
At our October monthly meetings, Sedona October 16 and Flagstaff October 17, we explore the future of the river systems in Arizona and what actions are being taken to preserve these precious resources. To address this complicated topic, we are bringing together a team of well-respected experts. In the arid West, rivers connect us all; they are the lifeblood of our land, our economy and our way of life. Both the Colorado and Verde Rivers […]