Audubon Southwest
February 2022 Newsletter
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Cuckoos, Cattle, and Climate
A failure to protect and conserve threatened and endangered species from livestock grazing spurs a lawsuit. Read more
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Photo: Johnny Stutzman/Audubon Photography Awards
Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese
New Mexico's Thirty-Day Legislative Session Has Begun!
New Mexico has an unprecedented opportunity to fully fund critical conservation programs and take crucial steps towards becoming resilient to climate change.
Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese. Photo: Ellen Mack/Audubon Photography Awards
Northern Harrier
Investing in Arizona’s Water will Improve Outlook for People and Birds
Audubon’s priorities for the 2022 Arizona Legislative Session.
Northern Harrier. Photo: Jerry aMende/Audubon Photography Awards
News from our Centers and Chapters
Rio Salado Audubon Center
Southwest Audubon Centers are closed through February
Due to the Omicron surge, the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary in Santa Fe and the Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix will remain closed through February. Please check our websites for more information.
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
Michael McDonald
Tucson Audubon Welcomes a New Executive Director
Tucson Audubon Society is excited to announce that Michael McDonald will serve as its next Executive Director.  Read more
Michael McDonald
Dark-eyed Junco
Audubon Southwest's Bird of the Month for February
Dark-eyed Junco, the cutest backyard bird around
Dark-eyed Junco. Photo: Kristianna Natalini/Great Backyard Bird Count
Drone imagery of the Rio Grande and adjacent irrigated farmland
Leveraging Geographic Information Systems to Promote Collaboration at New Mexico’s Isleta Reach
How ArcGIS Hub can be used to communicate projects and goals with partners.
Drone imagery of the Rio Grande and adjacent irrigated farmland in the Isleta Reach. Photo: Amy Erickson/Audubon Southwest
Cathy Wise
Staff Highlight: Cathy Wise
You don't have to be a Burrowing Owl to appreciate her work (but it helps!)
Cathy Wise releasing a relocated Burrowing Owl during an Audubon Southwest Conservation Workday. Photo: Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Collaborative Restoration on the Lower Salt River: Going back to the river that gave Phoenix everything

Conservation Ranching: Keeping grass on the landscape for southwestern birds

The New Mexico Legislature has begun their 2022 session. Birds can't speak up on their own behalf, but you can do it for them – join our advocacy network today!

Pinyon Jay Community Science Monitoring. Be our eyes on the ground. Sign up HERE for more info


National Audubon Society announces Dr. Elizabeth Gray as CEO

Haley Paul in the AZ Republic on Governor’s proposed desalination project


The Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch grants access through reservation and permit during Covid.

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