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December at Audubon Southwest
Snow Geese flying above a field of dead and wintered vegetation.
The Best of 2020
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone but that hasn’t stopped the staff and supporters of Audubon Southwest from achieving big things for the birds, people, and landscapes of Arizona and New Mexico. Here are a few of our highlights: Read more
Snow Geese. Robert Shupak / Audubon Photography Awards
News from Audubon Southwest and Beyond
News from Audubon Southwest and Beyond
Audubon Prepares Advocates for Upcoming Arizona Legislative Season
Bilingual webinar presents tips and tools to advocate for conservation priorities.

Josh Bellamy Started His Internship as a Student, but Left as a Teacher
Bellamy, who supported Audubon’s education programs in New Mexico, sets his sights on influencing the next generation of conservation leaders.

Youth Conservation Corps at Randall Davey Audubon Center
Six months of work from the crew resulted in a variety of successful projects.  
The Life of a Santa Fe Prairie Dog, Tumbleweeds 
Audubon Southwest’s Sally Maxwell shares the joy and importance of prairie dogs.

Downtown Owls
Celebrating Arizona’s Burrowing Owls with a new beer, the U-9 Lager. 

With world’s aquatic life at risk, scientists issue rare call to action on climate change, Arizona Republic
Audubon’s report on the value of Arizona’s waterways further emphasizes how they will be impacted by a changing climate. 

Top Wins for Birds in 2020
Wins across the country, including protections for the Gila River in New Mexico and the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo in Arizona.
Osprey. Glenn Ostle / Audubon Photography Awards
Audubon Southwest's Bird of the Month
Audubon Southwest's Bird of the Month
Amy Erickson, our avian biologist, presents the Brown Creeper Read more
Brown Creeper. Thomas Meinzen / Great Backyard Bird Count
Watch Downtown Owl Conservation Workday
Watch Downtown Owl Conservation Workday!
Once common in Phoenix, Arizona, Burrowing Owls are disappearing rapidly due to development. Fortunately, at-risk birds can successfully relocated to safe sites— but these sites are becoming increasingly rare. Watch our new video to learn about the solution to this problem, and what on-the-ground conservation looks like… underground. Read more
Burrowing Owl. Corey Lycopolus / Audubon
Audubon Southwest Events
Dec. 17: The San Juan River Speaks / El Río San Juan Habla

January 21, Tracking workshop with Ann Hunkins

Chapter / Partner Events
Dec. 8 | Desert Rivers Audubon Society: Honeybees and Their Beekeepers

Jan. 5 | Maricopa Audubon Society: How You Can Change The World

Ongoing | Tucson Audubon Society: Virtual Social Events and Classes

Join the Christmas Bird Count!
The San Juan River Speaks
The San Juan River Speaks: Diné Concerns Following the Gold King Mine Spill
Thursday, December 17, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
On August 5, 2015, 3 million gallons of acid mine drainage were accidently released from the Gold King Mine spill, eventually reaching the San Juan River—the lifeblood of the Navajo Nation. Through this webinar, learn from Dr. Karletta Chief about the spill, its aftermath, and the efforts to prevent and deal with the pollution of a critical river. Register here.

Este es un seminario web bilingüe, presentado en inglés con interpretación al español disponible. Regístrate aquí.
Dr. Karletta Chief collecting water samples from the San Juan River
Missed last month’s webinars?

Advocacy for Conservation: Tips, Tools, and Priorities / Promoción de la Conservación: Consejos, Herramientas y Prioridades

Colorado River Delta Restoration in Mexico / Restauracion del Río Colorado en México
We deeply appreciate the financial support we receive from the community, especially during these difficult times.

Our thanks to Arizona Public Service Co. for providing funding to promote sustainability of native plants through education, public engagement, environmental science, and restored habitat at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center.

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Audubon Southwest newsletter editors: Morgan Moore and Stella Reed
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