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Audubon Southwest
July newsletter 2021
Rio Grande
Notes from the Rio July 2021: The Rio Grande Compact
The environmental activist Mex Yeh once said that water management terminology is much like Klingon—foreign and impossible to comprehend as if from another planet. Nowhere does this adage hold more true than with the Rio Grande Compact. Read more
The Rio Grande at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge within the 2-miles of restored habitat and river conveyance. This project was completed by the US Bureau of Reclamation in order to ensure efficient passage of water through the Refuge.
Snowy Egret
Arizona Legislative Session Results in Funding for Audubon Priorities
But we have a long way to go in addressing the state’s increasing water crisis, temperatures, and wildfires.
Snowy Egret. Jan Roberson / Great Backyard Bird Count
bird walk participants
Audubon Southwest Celebrates Pride Month!
with two Let’s Go Birding Together bird walks, parade participation, and a staff educational session
Bird walk participants
News from our Centers
Treehouse under construction
Randall Davey Audubon Center, Santa Fe
A few pictures are worth a thousand words. Enjoy these photos of the treehouse in the Nature Discovery Area. Read more
Treehouse under construction in the Nature Discovery Area
Burrowing Owls
Rio Salado Audubon Center, Phoenix
Yawn! When are we getting back to work? 2021 Conservation Workdays update Read more
Burrowing Owls. Heidi Piccerelli / Audubon Photography Awards
July's Bird of the month: Phainopepla
Female Phainopepla. Photo: Christopher Brown
Summer fun is back at RDAC!
After a year of virtual programming and distance learning, the educators at the Randall Davey Audubon Center were thrilled to welcome summer campers back for our 2021 season!
Summer campers on the trail to Bear Canyon
white-winged dove
Upcoming Events
Webinar: Plants for Food and Birds: Summer Bounty and Traditions from the Onk Akimel/Va shlyay (Salt River Community)
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
sponsored by MidFirst Bank
Registration and more info HERE

The Randall Davey Audubon Center is excited to partner with the Santa Fe Public Libraries for July programs! Join Katie Weeks, Director of Community Education, to learn about some of our local birds and how we can help them through stories and hands-on activities! Here’s what we have planned:

Friday, July 9th, 1:00pm MT
Register HERE

Thursday, July 22, 9:30 am MT
Main Library, 145 Washington Ave


White-winged Dove. Photo: Mick Thompson


Use it or Lose it Water Policy: Haley Paul on ABC15 Arizona

Center for Western Priorities Podcast: The Future of Water in the West

Prairie Chickens are dying on the great plains: The Washington Post

Miss our past webinars? Find them on our YouTube channel

Big thanks to MidFirst Bank for sponsoring our webinar series!
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