Welcome to the Huachuca Audubon Society
The Huachuca Audubon Society (HAS) offers monthly meetings in the form of lectures or slide shows on birding and natural history subjects. Meetings take place in Sierra Vista, usually on the third Tuesday of the month, September through May. Frequent birding trips to a variety of birding hotspots are offered year round. Whether in the area for a few days or newly relocated here, you are invited to join us in any activity offered.
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Join Erika Wilson at the Charleston Bridge most mornings from 0800-1100 through March 21. Drop by and watch the birds; you will enjoy it more if you bring a chair, water, and a hat. Perhaps you will see a Common Black Hawk!
*Directions*: The Charleston Bridge across the San Pedro River is northeast of Sierra Vista, reached by taking Charleston Road east toward Tombstone, passing Buena Vista High School, Moson Road, and Escapule Road. There is a large parking area on the east side of the river, with access to the old bridge and trails. This is where we are monitoring migrating hawks. Just a 1/4 mile farther east there is another BLM parking lot with a toilet facility.
Schedule of Events for March 2014 [E-mail us about coming events & corrections]
Local Programs and Events
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WHERE: Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch,
366 Research Ranch Road, Elgin, AZ 85611,
WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 2014
TIME: 5:00 pm
POTLUCK: 5:30 pm
Bring a dish to share and your choice of beverage (we will supply tea and coffee). Plates and flatware will be provided.
PRESENTATION: Historic human impacts of the evolution of the vegetation of southeastern Arizona
By Dr. Conrad Bahre (UC Davis, Emeritus)
The presentation will begin immediately after the potluck.
ALSO, PLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS AS WE FEEL THERE ARE THOSE IN NEED YEAR-ROUND, NOT JUST DURING THE HOLIDAYS!
RSVP to Pat Kugler, email@example.com.
Look forward to seeing you on March 8th.
Staff at Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch
Arizona Illustrated features the San Pedro
Its future and threats to its future
This meeting will feature our local water issues, an enduring challenge. A recent Friday show on PBS out of Tucson (Arizona Week) focused on the military, in particular Fort Huachuca, including questions related to these water issues.
The March 17, Arizona Illustrated on KUAT features the San Pedro, its future and threats to its future, the Tribute development, and proposed recharge basins. Come see it (again) on March 18 at 7 pm at the Huachuca Audubon Society meeting at Cochise College. One of the folks interviewed for that segment is HAS president Tricia Gerrodette. Come ask further questions! The public is invited. For info, call (520) 378-4937.
The Huachuca Audubon Society monthly program will be held on Tuesday, March 18th at 7:00 pm in the Room 702 at Cochise College, 901 North Colombo Avenue in Sierra Vista. See the street map for the location of the campus in Sierra Vista and the campus map for the location of the room.
24-26. Marsh Bird Training Workshop in Yuma, AZ. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
25, Tuesday, 4:30pm. Huachuca Audubon Society Board Meeting in small conference room at Sierra Vista Public Library. Contact HAS President Tricia Gerrodette at email@example.com for agenda and further info.
Field TripsEvery Wednesday in March, 8am. FSPR Bird Walk. Meet at San Pedro House (SPH).
22nd, Saturday, 8am. 4th Saturday FSPR Bird Walk. Meet at San Pedro House (SPH).
The Sunday bird walks at the Sierra Vista EOP (Environmental Operations Park) sponsored by Huachuca Audubon Society, Friends of the San Pedro River, and the Southeast Arizona Birding Observatory start at 8 AM. Please come early as tours are limited to 20 participants with two docents.
Join this 2-3 hour weekly bird walk on the Gordon Lewis property at the San Pedro River. Meet at 8 am Monday mornings at the pull-off just west of the bridge on the north side of Highway 92 (near Palominas; There is a rusty quonset hut just before the turn-off, and a gate numbered 10663.) Check out the Google map of the location of the property entrance.
The area includes Burrowing Owl relocation sites and wildlife enhancement projects. Several different habitats are covered in about a three hour loop. The terrain is flat and trails are cleared. Lots of migrants and winter residents, many over wintering sparrows. Everything shows up on the river from Evening Grosbeak to Crested Caracara. The area is private land open only during these walks.
Bring water, sun protection, and adequate clothing; it will be cold. This is a unique opportunity to visit private property with incredible riparian habitat, including burrowing owl roosts. There is no fee, and interested non-members are welcome.
Looking AheadApr 12, Saturday, 5pm. Potluck/Presentation at A-W Research Ranch on
The Importance of Butterflies as Pollinators in Light of the Colony Collapse of Bees by Pamela Mowbray-Graeme.
International Bird Tours
The goal of Huachuca Audubon Society members is to conserve and restore eco-systems so that birds and other wildlife can flourish and enrich the Earth's diversity. Members enjoy observing wildlife and seek its protection through efforts to advance public understanding of the relationships of all life forms and the consequences of interfering with these relationships.
Huachuca Audubon Society members are concerned conservationists who work to extend the public awareness of the value of conservation. They also seek to inform and influence lawmakers so that their work may reflect this value.
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Last update: 8 March 2014 by REW.