Audubon Southwest
August 2022 newsletter
Students in RSAC's STEAM-based programs
New and Redesigned Education Programs at Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
For this school year we're excited to announce a brand-new education program, Nature in your School. This exploration is designed to get your students out of the classroom and examining their campus as not only a place for people, but animals as well! We're also offering our redesigned STEAM-based Nature in your Neighborhood field trip at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center and our in-classroom presentations, Urban Hummingbird Program and Downtown Owls. And introducing new programs for the whole family!  Read more
Students in RSAC's STEAM-based programs. Photo: Chantel Duquette
Osprey
New Mexico Needs to Fund its Strategic Water Reserve
Last week, Audubon Southwest, along with eleven other organizations, asked New Mexico’s Governor and the state legislature to include $15 million in funding for the Strategic Water Reserve in the budget for the next fiscal year, along with two additional employees to administer the program.
Osprey. Photo: Helen Epley/Audubon Photography Awards
The Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park
Historic Investments in Water, Bipartisan Budget Deal Close Out the 2022 Arizona Legislative Session–but No Progress on Rural Groundwater Management
The Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park. Photo: Ted Wood/The Water Desk CC
News from Randall Davey Audubon Center
campers watching deer
Summer Fun in Santa Fe!
Audubon Educators had a fun summer working with Santa Fe youth and families both at Randall Davey Audubon Center and around the community! Explorations of the grounds and trails are happening every day as part of our annual summer camp program, as well as new visitors checking out our Nature Discovery Area. Read more
Campers observing deer
Raising Chickens in New Mexico
A New Book on the Artistic Life of Randall Davey
In what is a first for the artist and namesake of the Randall Davey Audubon Center and Sanctuary, volunteer docent and researcher, Kim Straus, and volunteer graphic designer, Judy Kohn, have produced Raising Chickens in Santa Fe: The Artistic Life of Randall Davey
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Raising Chickens in New Mexico. Book design and photo by Judy Kohn
TigerMountain Foundation
Audubon Welcomes TigerMountain Foundation to Rio Salado
Established in 2007, TMF empowers people by building community gardens, providing job skills and workforce development, and doing neighborhood revitalization and beautification. Read more
TigerMountain Foundation CEO, Darren Chapman, left, and Phoenix Community member Brandon Bates with fresh produce from the TMF Incubator Farms and Community Gardens
White-winged Dove perched on a Saguaro. Photo: Renee Grayson
Audubon Southwest's Bird of the Month for August: The White-winged Dove
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) “Just like the white-winged dove sings a song…” Stevie Nicks
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White-winged Dove perched on a Saguaro. Photo: Renee Grayson
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Western Rivers Brewers Council News: A Re-release of Rain Crow IPA
Help us celebrate the 2022 release by joining us at these events! 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Photo: Johnny Stutzman/Audubon Photography Awards
NEWS FROM OUR CHAPTERS

Tucson Audubon’s Southeast Arizona Birding Festival 8/10-14 

A new MOTUS station at the Patton Center for Hummingbirds!

White Mountain Audubon resumes Beginning Birding series by Mary Williams at Show Low and Snowflake Public Libraries
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