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Updated: Wetlands Annual Burn Rescheduled to Thursday 03-05

Update: A notice went out on Facebook earlier today, due to the coming storm the annual burn has been pushed back to Thursday – same time, same place. The rest of this info applies: According to Tucson Fire Department the … Continue reading

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Mega-rarities at the Wetlands!

Thank you Tucson Audubon for sharing the news – Trumpeter Swans have been spotted in the western recharge pond at Sweetwater Wetlands. What a treat! I’m hoping they will still be there in the morning… Trumpeter Swans, near Yellowstone National … Continue reading

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Where the Water Goes, Birds Follow

An article in today’s Arizona Daily Star highlighted how the overflow from our plentiful rains during last summer’s monsoon season created an unplanned oasis in a former gravel pit. The pit, owned by the town of Marana, had been used … Continue reading

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Where to Find Waterbirds in Tucson

A couple days ago the Arizona Daily Star ran a skimpy but interesting article about two nice birding locations in Tucson, the Kino Environmental Restoration Project (KERP) and Sweetwater Wetlands (of course). Worth a quick read. If you want the … Continue reading

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Drunk Birds Singing

Just in time for the last party night of the year, scientists discover that birds drunk on fermented fruit juice don’t sing very well. I pretty much would’ve bet on that result. The real question is do they think they … Continue reading

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Birds Sensing Weather?

An intriguing article by National Geographic in which researchers discovered that Golden-winged Warblers may have anticipated and avoided a powerful and damaging thunderstorm this past April. Obviously, more study is needed but what an interesting proposition! Yellow-rumped Warbler, Sweetwater Wetlands, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Urban Birds and Help Cornell Lab of Ornithology

This initiative is asking folks to spend 10 minutes observing the birds in their area. It doesn’t matter whether it is your front yard, the patio, or the landscaping outside your office window. Once you submit your observations online the … Continue reading

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Hummingbugs?

The Audubon Magazine website features a fascinating article and video analyzing the bug-like flight abilities of hummingbirds. Definitely worth a look.

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Doppler Radar Cranes

A couple weeks back the US National Weather Service Tucson Arizona caught my attention with this information: “We noticed something really neat this morning (and the past several mornings as well) using our doppler radar. Right at sunrise, there were … Continue reading

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Name Those Birds! No, Really, Name Them…

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum has a pair of young Barn Owls that are about to meet visitors for the first time. Before they go out in public they need names, so the Museum is asking for our help. Visit their … Continue reading

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