Archived Newsletters – History Here

  What were you doing in January of 2014? Well, I don’t know that either. But I do know what your Northern Arizona Audubon chapter was doing then. So will you if you use the new service on our website. Our Blackhawk Watch Newsletters from 2011 forward are now archived for easy retrieval from the home page of our website. In the center of the page you can see a green button that says “View […]

Great Backyard Bird Count Is Back!!

It’s that time again when you are asked to tell the world how many and what species of birds are visiting your own backyard. Don’t have a backyard? Does not matter since Cornell Labs extends the definition of “backyard” to Planet Earth. Here’s what they say: ” Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on […]

Birding 101 offered in the Verde Valley

BIRDING 101 – DID YOU KNOW BIRDS MAKE THE BEST NATURE AMBASSADORS? Birdwatching is fast becoming one of the most popular outdoor recreations in the United States. It’s time again for Verde River Valley Nature Organization (VRVNO), Jay’s Bird Barn, and Northern AZ Audubon Society (NAAS) to bring YOU ‘BIRDING 101 . Feb 27th & 28th,an all-day class and half day Field Trip to be held at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood. […]

Snakes in Trouble: January Meeting

Snakes in Trouble: January Meeting At the January 20 (Sedona) and 21 (Flagstaff) meetings, Dr. Erika Nowak, a Herpetologist at Northern Arizona University, will discuss what it is like to be a snake researcher in a world that doesn’t give these important predators the respect and admiration they deserve. She will describe her transition from being a rattlesnake management expert to being integrally involved with recovery actions for federally threatened gartersnakes. At the same time, […]

National Geographic and Northern Arizona Audubon

National Geographic and Northern Arizona Audubon Recently National Geographic Society, in cooperation with the Sedona Verde Valley Tourism Council celebrated the launch of the Verde Valley participation in the National Geographic Geotourism program.  This is a very big deal for the Verde Valley; we are 1 of only 22 areas in the entire world to be featured on the site. Click here to be taken to the parent page:  scroll down to the Sedona […]

Bubbling Ponds Interpretive Signage

Bubbling Ponds Interpretive Signage The Northern Arizona Audubon site enhancement project at the Bubbling Ponds Preserve is nearly complete! A huge step was taken this year with the construction of all the interpretive signage at the entrance and along the 1.8 mile Black Hawk Trail. From the very beginning, this project has been designed to develop Bubbling Ponds at Page Springs Fish Hatchery as a major outdoor education and conservation facility. To that end, NAAS […]


SUPPORT THE BIGGEST BIRDING EVENT IN NORTHERN ARIZONA! The Verde Valley Birding and Nature Festival will be 16 years old this April, 2016! If you have participated in this 4-day Cottonwood-based event, you know what a great and exciting festival it has become. Sixteen years ago it began as a single day event born of the vision of Barbie Hart and Susie Beach in partnership with Northern Arizona Audubon Society and others. The Festival has […]