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Audubon Southwest
April 2022 newsletter
Genaro Ruiz
We Mourn the Loss of Genaro Ruiz, Rio Salado Center Director, and Leader in South Phoenix
Genaro put his passions into his work, including his role within Audubon, and in his leadership committed to serving and uplifting others. As we remember our colleague, we remember both who he was and what he did as inseparable and invaluable. 
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 Read more about his legacy here.
Genaro Ruiz/photo: Corey Lycopolus
Red-winged Blackbirds
New Mexico's 2022 Legislative Wrap Up
Red-winged Blackbirds/Shane Morrison, APA
Oak Creek, AZ
Why We Need an Arizona Water Security Plan, Now
Audubon urges state to implement policies that maximize investments on water projects.
Oak Creek, Arizona
News from our Centers
Amy Biehl Students
Protecting Our Birds
Student art and the Climate Innovation Challenge Read more
Amy Biehl Students
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
Volunteer Recap at the Rio Salado Audubon Center
Phoenix community members donate their their time and energy to help out at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center Read more
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
Pinyon Jay
April's Bird of the Month
The Pinyon Jay, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus Read more
Pinyon Jay/photo: Warren Berg
Cedar Waxwing
Hey, What's Your Sign?
Get your Plants for Birds Horoscope 2022 for the Southwest Read more
Cedar Waxwing/photo: Marvin DeJong
Secretary Haaland and ASW staff
Audubon Discusses Western Water and More with Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland
Audubon—along with the Rio Reimagined project—hosted a roundtable event with Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Rep. Tom O'Halleran, Rep. Greg Stanton, Gila River Indian Community Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix Councilmember Yassamin Ansari, Mesa Mayor John Giles, Buckeye Mayor Eric Orsborn, Goodyear Mayor Joe Pizzillo, Tempe Mayor Corey Woods, Tempe Councilmember Doreen Garlid, as well as officials from Arizona State University and various federal, state, and local agencies. The event was held at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in downtown Phoenix
Jon Hayes, Audubon Southwest's Executive Director, from left, Morgan Moore, Senior Campaign Coordinator, Deb Haaland, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Tice Supplee, Director of Bird Conservation, Haley Paul, Policy Director, Genaro Ruiz, Center Director
Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch now accepting applications for 2022 student research fellowships! Questions may be addressed to Cristina Francois at  Find more information HERE 


April 21, 2022 7pm - 8:30pm

Lesser Prairie Chicken 101
Join us for this virtual presentation as Avian Biologist, Amy Erickson and Jon Hayes, ASW Executive Director, present the ecology, life history, and peculiar behaviors of this unique species. They will also discuss the loss of North America’s grasslands and what measures are being taken to conserve these landscapes and the species that depend on them. Send an email to to receive the link to this presentation.



Rio Salado Saturday Morning Bird Walks

NM United Earth Day! April 22, Albuquerque, NM

Kids Sing Along at Randall Davey Audubon Center

Haiku Path Opening at Randall Davey Audubon Center


Protect Chaco Canyon

Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo Survey Training, Phoenix & Tucson


Bird walking with NM United!
New Mexico must focus on water in 2023

Legislation for AZ’s groundwater supply

The Arizona Republic talked to Steven Prager, education biologist for Audubon Southwest to learn what makes the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge an ideal habitat for so many kinds of birds.

Watch the beautiful video “Solution Seekers: Conservation in the Middle Rio Grande”

Tice Supplee on the Great Backyard Bird Count

“… so far, Ducey’s angle of approach appears to be leaving out an important factor: rural groundwater conservation.

South Phoenix organizers call on city to build infrastructure

Interior Secretary Haaland drops by the Rio Salado Audubon Center

Arizona could set up a new authority to look for, and pay for, new water
We were familyBeloved South Phoenix advocate, Genaro Ruiz dies

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