May Meeting – Trip to New Zealand

New Zealand is home to some of the most unusual birds on earth. With no native terrestrial mammals, bird life in New Zealand evolved in unusual directions, resulting in oddities that include the iconic kiwis, flightless nocturnal parrots, the now-extinct giant moas, and many other strange and wonderful creatures. Surrounded by ocean, New Zealand is also one of the best places in the world to appreciate seabirds, including penguins, albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters. Many of […]

Watch the Peregrine

Do you watch some of the live webcam feeds that monitor raptor nests? It is becoming somewhat common now for an agency or organization to post a live feed for the world to watch the hatching and development of chicks. This particular one happens to be a Peregrine nest somewhere in the Phoenix area. Game and Fish are the sponsors of this one and they (wisely) are not providing the nest location. Click on the […]

Bubbling Ponds Dedication May 7th 2016

Bubbling Ponds Dedication May 7th 2016 Last Saturday, May 7th, was a big day for Northern Arizona Audubon Society. NAAS, with our partner Arizona Game and Fish, dedicated the Bubbling Ponds Preserve and the Anita Macfarlane Ramada. There were speakers, ribbon cuttings, and bird walks and we had a crowd of approximately 60 people from all over Arizona. Among the dignitaries present were Geoffrey Rabinovich, the Director of Programs for Game & Fish (he was […]

Jay’s Bird Barn in Flagstaff !

Jay’s Bird Barn now in Flagstaff ! This is awesome news to our Flagstaff members… Jay’s Bird Barn is expanding its business from Prescott and Sedona to Flagstaff. The owner, Eric Moore, has been a long-time supporter of both Audubon and the Birding Festival and has announced this new extension. And, here’s the bonus: you know about now because you have subscribed to this update service: Eric is looking for employees in all positions. This […]

Ten-Year Enhancement Plan for the Kachina Wetlands

Ten-Year Enhancement Plan for the Kachina Wetlands promotes birds and native vegetation    Click on here to view the Plan The area used by Kachina Village for wastewater evaporation, affectionately known as the Kachina Wetlands, is an exciting hotspot for birding. Although the area is only 70 acres in size, the e-Bird database indicates that 203 species of birds have been recorded at this site since 2004. That is amazing diversity for such a small area! […]

Arizona Field Ornithologists Events

Arizona Field Ornithologists Events This is an announcement from the Arizona Field Ornithologists . You might want to look at some of these.   AZFO is pleased to be able to offer a number of outstanding expeditions this spring and early summer. You’ll find brief descriptions below. Detailed information is available on our Events webpage. As always, all expeditions and other events are free of charge. Contact the expedition leader(s) listed below each description to […]