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June 2008 Trogon Newsletter Huachuca Audubon Society

June 2008 Trogon Newsletter Huachuca Audubon Society

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President’s Message
Hello, with just a few days remaining of my term of office I’ll claim another successful quarter.Attendance on our field trips has been significantly better - and thanks to good leaders we’ve seenmany great birds. Our monthly meetings continued to be well attended and donations always paid for over half of the room rent - thank you. However, unless someone steps forward as Program Chair there will be changes starting in September; apart from us reverting to a free classroom - good news,no more pleas for donations!Use of our shared Bird/Mammal trunk is off to a good beginning; we had a table with exhibits at theSierra Vista Earthday and the International Migratory Bird Day Festival at the San Pedro House, thenresponded to an invitation and had the same table at Fort Huachuca’s Safety Expo 2008 - thanks to allwho assisted. Plans are proceeding for school visits commencing this fall.Successful birding classes held by Rick Romea brought $750 to our treasury, which enabled us todonate $1,000 to "Delighted Eye Productions" towards the cost of an educational video on the SanPedro River - its benefits and its perils. We will be provided with copies to show to schools and other organizations.A few statistics - in my last annual report to National Audubon I stated that 21 people had donated1,200 hours to run our organization. We held ten membership meetings and conducted over 100 fieldtrips, including the weekly EOP bird walks. This year's figures will be very similar. My thanks to allwho have helped in the past, and my encouragement for those about to help. We can only remainactive if people continue to step forward and volunteer.Regards, MikeJune 20081
THE TROGON NEWS
HUACHUCA AUDUBON SOCIETYPost Office Box 63, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85636
Volume XXX Number 2, June 2008
 
Committee News
The chairpersons for the chapter committees are as follows: Conservation: <vacant>; Education:Ginny Bealer; Programs: <vacant>; Membership: Ginny Bealer; and Outings: Alan Blixt and RobertWeissler. Please contact the relevant chairperson if you would like to find out more information aboutthe activities of a particular committee.
 Shop at our Marketplace! And raise money for Huachuca Audubon!!
Help raise funds for the Huachuca Audubon Society by shopping at our onlineMarketplace. Just click on the shopping bag banner on the left side of the Huachuca Audubon Society home page(www.huachuca-audubon.org) and raise money for us! Please remember that ONLY purchases madeonline at participating merchants accessed by clicking on our website Marketplace banner first willraise money for us. Otherwise, the merchants will
not
be able to return a portion of the purchase costto Huachuca Audubon.
Welcome to New HAS Members!
We would like to welcome our newest HAS (and Friends of HAS) members: Cave Creek Ranch; RonDeVecchio of Benson; Mary Chestnut of Bisbee; Kim Bullington of Cochise; Klingler family of Elfirida; Donna Mann of Elgin; Stephanie Johnston of Hereford; Joanne Bielicki, Laurie Hoffsmith,Marjorie Dailey, Larry Hawthorne, Andrew-Susan Moffitt, Richard Mount, John Roth, Mary AnneSomerville, Katia Streeter, Marcelle Toczko, Ms. Williams, and Ron Yonker of Sierra Vista; andKimberley Adgerson, and Morry & Charlotte Gil of Tombstone. 
Volunteer Opportunities with Huachuca Audubon: Get Involved!
 New members in particular may be interested in getting involved with our organization. There iscurrently a vacancy for the Conservation and Programs Committee chairpersons. If you enjoy planning field trips to interesting birding destinations – and there is no lack of those in southernArizona – then consider taking on this role with our chapter.We continue to seek an Editor for the Trogon News. Currently, due to a full time job and his other commitments, Robert Weissler can accommodate only quarterly issues. We would prefer to return toour customary monthly publication schedule if an interested person steps forward. Useful skills for this position include document editing and layout using a word processing package like MicrosoftWord, OpenOffice (free download), or NeoOffice for the Mac (also free download). Also, modest photo editing skills are helpful, e.g. iPhoto for the Mac.Help and guidance are readily available for any volunteer position of interest. If you wish to join us, please discuss with Mike Guest or any other officer listed on the back cover of this newsletter.June 20082
 
Interested in Monitoring Breeding Birds in the Huachucas?!
A new study is in the planning stages to commence next year, namely a project to determine the effectsof fuels reduction (thinning the forest, prescribed burns, etc to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfireand improve forest health) on cavity-nesting birds (especially Whiskered Screech-Owl and Lucy'sWarbler) as well as a host of other neotropical migrants and gamebirds. Huachuca Audubon is a partner in this prospective project and plans to organize volunteers to monitor breeding birds in thestudy area. Stay tuned for more information in the coming months...! -Robert Weissler,weissler@aves.org.
Local Programs and Events
Check the web site (http://www.huachuca-audubon.org) for the latest updates to the schedule of events. HAS monthly meetings will move to a classroom at Cochise College this fall.
June 7
th
, Saturday, 3:30 pm.
HAS Annual Meeting (election) & Potluck Picnic
at San Pedro House.
No HAS Monthly Programs during the summer recess.Upcoming Field TripsJune 8
th
, Sunday, 7:30 am. HAS Field Trip to
Carr Canyon/Comfort Spring
.
June 11
th
,
 
Wednesday,
 
7:00 am.
FSPR bird walk 
. Meet at San Pedro House.
June 28
th
,
 
Saturday,
 
7:00 am.
FSPR bird walk 
. Meet at San Pedro House.
July 9
th
,
 
Wednesday,
 
7:00 am.
FSPR bird walk 
. Meet at San Pedro House.
July 14
th
, Monday, 8 am. HAS Field Trip,
Hummingbirds at Ash Canyon B&B
.
July 26
th
,
 
Saturday,
 
7:00 am.
FSPR bird walk 
. Meet at San Pedro House.
Aug. 10
th
, Sunday, 7:30 am. HAS Field Trip to
Miller Canyon & Beatty's Orchard
.
Aug. 13
th
,
 
Wednesday,
 
7:00 am.
FSPR bird walk 
. Meet at San Pedro House.
Aug. 23
rd
,
 
Saturday,
 
7:00 am.
FSPR bird walk 
. Meet at San Pedro House. Note: Due to the high price of gas, car pool passengers are expected to provide adequate compensationto their driver, about 8 cents per mile.
Weekly events
Every Sunday at 7 am April through September (8 am during winter months).
Bird Walk at SierraVista Environmental Operations Park 
. Limited to 20 participants with two docents.Every Monday at 7am,
Birdwatching Field Trips to the San Pedro River
.2-3 hour birding field trips to Gordon Lewis' property on the San Pedro River. Meet at the pull-off justwest of the bridge on the north side of Highway 92 (near Palominas, gate numbered 10663).
Monthly events
2
nd
Wednesday at 7am Apr-Sep, 8am Oct-Mar 
Bird Walk at San Pedro House
.4
th
Saturday at 7am Apr-Sep, 8am Oct-Mar 
Bird Walk at San Pedro House
.June 20083

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