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Audubon Arizona
March 2021
A Great Blue Heron hovers over shallow water with its wings splayed out, water droplets flying up from its feet.
Legislation Benefits Birds and Water Rights Holders in Arizona
In the arid Southwest, it is critical that we update our water laws and create proactive water policies that protect rivers and riparian habitat which are essential for birds and people. 

Arizona’s governor recently signed a new bill that encourages wise water use and will leave more water in rivers. Nearly one thousand Audubon advocates in Arizona urged their legislators to support this important legislation. Learn more about the recent win here.

La legislación beneficia a las aves y a los titulares de derechos de agua en Arizona

En un estado árido como Arizona, es fundamental que actualicemos nuestras leyes de agua y creemos políticas proactivas de agua que protejan los ríos y el hábitat ribereño de Arizona, que son esenciales para las aves y las personas. 

Recientemente, el gobernador de Arizona firmó un nuevo proyecto de ley que fomenta el uso racional del agua y dejará más agua en los ríos. Casi mil defensores de Audubon en Arizona instaron a sus legisladores a apoyar esta importante legislación. Aprende más aquí.
Great Blue Heron. Photo: Mary Catherine Miguez/Audubon Photography Awards
News from Audubon Southwest and Beyond
A landscape shot of a sparse sagebrush desert, a single short shrubby tree in the distance, and scat (poop) from a Greater Sage Grouse in the foreground.
Webinar: Next Step Animal Tracking
Wednesday, March 3 | 6 p.m.
In our second animal tracking webinar with Ann Hunkins, we cover the basics of tracking before moving on to the more unusual tracks, scat, and signs you see on the land in the Southwest. Learn more and register here.
Greater Sage Grouse Scat. Evan Barrientos/Audubon
A landscape view of the Rio Grande River, which itself is mostly dry but is lined with a lush greenbelt of trees and other vegetation. A "play video" symbol is superposed on top of the image.
Video: Introducing Audubon Southwest's Rio Grande Team
Get to know our Rio Grande team in New Mexico! This video highlights Paul Tashjian, our Direction of Freshwater Conservation, Amy Erickson, our Avian Biologist, and Quantina Martine, our Water Resource Associate. Learn about the team and the work they do for and on the Rio Grande River: watch the video here.
A capture from drone footage of the Rio Grande River. Quantina Martine/Audubon
A Verdin, a tiny gray bird with a yellow head, perches on a puffy cattail flower that is starting to burst.
March Bird of the Month: Verdin
Our featured bird, the Verdin—Pájaro Moscón Baloncito in Spanish—is a small bird found in the southwest deserts, resident to Arizona, California, southern Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and northern Mexico. Learn more about this unique species.
Verdin. Corey Lycopolus/Audubon
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Thank you to our supporters
We deeply appreciate the financial support we receive from the community, especially during these difficult times.

We’re grateful for Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s generous support for our Plants for Birds initiative. The program educates children and the public about native plants, promotes bird-friendly habitat in our communities and preserves our natural heritage.
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