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BOX 63 SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA 85636
Volume XXXII Number 3
Climate Program October 20
The HAS meeting on October 20 will feature Dr. Mike Crimmins, a Climate Science Extension Specialist for University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. Mike will acquaint us with the world of modern climate science. We have heard from multiple sources that he's a terrific speaker and able to explain complex ideas in comprehensible layman terms. This presentation is intended to be a primer for an activity (amorphous at the moment), scheduled for October Regular HAS Meetings • Sept 15—HAS program Alan Blixt on the San Pedro • Oct 20—HAS program Mike Crimmins on climate • Nov 17—HAS program Sheri Williamson, SABO Meetings will be held in the Horace Steele Conference Room, Cochise College, 7 pm (3rd Tuesday). HAS Holiday Party/Potluck at Audubon Research Ranch Join us for the Huachuca Audubon Society annual holiday party and potluck to be held at the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch south of Elgin in the Sonoita Valley on Sunday December 6. Meet at Sierra Vista City Hall at 11 am to carpool. See everyone there— great setting, food, company, and...quiz !
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
24, International Day of Climate Action, with events planned around the world. The idea is to present to folks in power concerns that ordinary people have about our climate, that we need something meaningful to come out of climate talks scheduled in Copenhagen this December. —Tricia Gerrodette
new members. After a slow start our Bird Boxes for Kids went very well, and Hello— we helped construct 10 of our 11 kits I have to compose this a little early this and left several youngsters with smiles year, as Heather and I will be in Europe as well as bird boxes. Thank you Caitlin for about six weeks. Consequently our and Sarah for your assistance. fall programs are in the planning stage We had anticipated a cooler temperaas I write. The good news is, we’ll reture when switching from alongside the turn to the comforts of the Horace river to Ramsey Canyon for our elecSteele Conference Room, at least tion/potluck/picnic, but not the douthrough November. bly cooling rain which caused us to reOur first Cochise College scholarship main indoors. Only the second rain in was awarded to Fabiola Brink from El- twelve picnics by my memory. Not surfrida. We wish her good fortune in her prisingly there were no last minute adcontinuing studies. dition to the slate of officers—elected by popular acclaim. We would love to have We manned our customary table at Southwest Wings. Thanks to those who a Programs Chairperson—interested ? helped—garnered a fair amount of inter- Please contact me. est from passers-by, and hopefully a few Global warming, or? Blue Mockingbird,
Sinaloa Wren, Rufous-capped Warbler, Brown-backed Solitaire and now Aztec Thrush. Why they came we don’t know, but how welcome they are. Good birding. Regards, Mike
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HAS Fall Field Trips (and one to start the new year)
Monday September 7 – Sawmill Canyon in the Huachucas. High-elevation birds of the Huachuca Mountains are targeted. Meet at Gateway Park (aka James Landwehr Plaza) at 7 am to car-pool. Photo identification is required to access Fort Huachuca. Trip is free and open to the public. Leaders: Erika Wilson (234-4359, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Robert Weissler (803-0794, email@example.com) Wednesday September 16 – Grasslands along the San Pedro River. Fall songbird migration in full swing in prime riparian habitat. Field trip covering the grasslands along Del Valle Rd, returning via the river, Green Kingfisher and Black Phoebe Ponds. We can expect 60-65 species, including many neotropical migrants, especially flycatchers and warblers, on our 2.5 mile walk. Bring binoculars, sun hat, and water. Meet at San Pedro House at 7 am. Trip is free and open to the public. Leaders: Alan Blixt (515-9458, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Erika Wilson (234-4359, email@example.com) Saturday October 3 – Members-only Afternoon in Scheelite Canyon, Fort Huachuca. For Huachuca Audubon chapter members only! Fall migration continues in prime montane habitat. Bring binoculars, sun hat, and water. Meet at Gateway Park (aka James Landwehr Plaza) at 1:30 pm to car-pool. Photo identification is required to access Fort Huachuca. This trip is open only to the membership of the Huachuca Audubon Society and limited to the first 10 members to call and sign up. Leaders: Alicia and Dieter Kamm (452-8811). Thursday October 22 – Patagonia Lake State Park. Field trip covering the state park including Sonoita Creek and the lakeside. Meet at Sierra Vista City Hall 7 am to car-pool. Trip is free and open to the public. Leaders: Erika Wilson (234-4359, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mike Guest (378-0667, email@example.com) November 7 – Huachuca Canyon, Fort Huachuca. Late fall in the Huachuca Mountains targets species of montane riparian habitat. Meet at Gateway Park (aka James Landwehr Plaza) at 8 am to car-pool. Photo identification is required to access Fort Huachuca. Trip is free and open to the public. Leaders: Erika Wilson (234-4359, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Robert Weissler (803-0794, email@example.com) November 17 – Grasslands along the San Pedro River. Winter grassland sparrows have arrived. Field trip covering the grasslands along Del Valle Rd, returning via the river, Green Kingfisher and Black Phoebe Ponds. We can expect 50-60 species on our 2.5 mile walk. Bring binoculars, sun hat, and water. Meet at San Pedro House at 8 am. Trip is free and open to the public. Leaders: Alan Blixt (515-9458, firstname.lastname@example.org) and Erika Wilson (234-4359, email@example.com) January 7th – Coronado Memorial/Joe's Canyon Trail. Field trip to the southern Huachucas. Meet at the memorial Visitor's Center parking lot at 8 am. Be prepared for a 2-3 mile hike at a relaxed pace; the trail is rough with some steep sections, so bring water and sturdy shoes. We will be looking for winter birds of the canyons and mountain ridges such as Phainopepla, Eastern Bluebird, and Western Scrub-Jay. Trip is free and open to the public. Leader: Alan Blixt (515-9458, firstname.lastname@example.org)
• September 7 Sawmill Canyon • September 16 San Pedro Grasslands • October 3 Scheelite Canyon for MEMBERS • October 22 Patagonia Lake • November 7 Huachuca Canyon • November 17 San Pedro Grasslands • January 7 Joe’s Canyon, Coronado National Memorial
Note: Carpool passengers are expected to provide adequate compensation to their drivers, about 8 cents per mile. ¡Gracias!
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Check the web site (http://www.huachuca-audubon.org) for the latest updates to the schedule of events. WEEKLY Sundays at 7 am during September (8 am October through March) Bird Walk at Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park. Limited to 20 participants with two docents. Mondays at 7 am during September (8 am October through December) Bird Walks on the San Pedro River. 2-3 hour birding field trips to Gordon Lewis' property on the San Pedro River. Meet at the pulloff just west of the bridge on the north side of Highway 92 (near Palominas, gate numbered 10663) or see http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=108 498306314160846663.000466ced8fbac080edae&z=19 MONTHLY 2nd Wednesday at 7 am September (8 am October-March); Bird Walk at San Pedro House. 4th Saturday at 7 am September (8 am October-March) Bird Walk at San Pedro House. (South off Hwy 90 just west of the San Pedro River)
We l c o m e N ew M e mb e r s
L. N. Brookshire, Sierra Vista Beryl Burke, Huachuca City Ted Condon, Sierra Vista Rufus Cosby, Sierra Vista Mr./Mrs. N. A. Descoteaux, Sierra Vista Diane English, Sierra Vista Gregory Freeman, Pearce D. Kreitner, Tombstone Paul Lenzo, Safford Emily Moxley, Sierra Vista James McDermott, Sierra Vista D. McKay, Hereford Malcolm McMullen, Sierra Vista Stanley Neill, Sierra Vista John Snyder, Elgin M. White, Bisbee Sierra Vista Public Library
A n d th a n k s to a l l of y ou l oy a l r e n e w i n g m e m b e r s, too.
chapter code B03/recruitment code C9ZB030Z
HUACHUCA AUDUBON SOCIETY P.O. BOX 63 SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA 85636
Ginny Bealer Alan Blixt Mel Emeigh Tricia Gerrodette 378-6341 515-9458 458-4588 378-4937
Huachuca Audubon Society Directory
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(520 area code)
378-0667 803-0794 458-4588 803-8440
Arizona Audubon Council Representative Tricia Gerrodette Committee Chairs Field Trips Education
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