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Tucson Audubon Society

Bird and Wildlife Festival begins Wednesday

Bird and Wildlife Festival begins Wednesday

A free Nature Expo is open to the public Friday through Sunday.

August 11, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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New plants taking hold at urban wildlife sanctuary

New plants taking hold at urban wildlife sanctuary

Hundreds of trees, shrubs have been planted at the Atturbury-Lyman haven.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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County money sought to end feral-cat euthanasia

County money sought to end feral-cat euthanasia

Program would trap, sterilize, vaccinate and rerelease the problem critters.

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Madera Canyon throws party for birds

Madera Canyon throws party for birds

Majestic Madera Canyon — nationally known for its diverse array of winged wildlife ranging from hawks to hummingbirds — will be the site of an International Migratory Bird Day celebration on Saturday.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

A residence in Patagonia — where bird-watchers have come for decades to spot species such as the sought-after violet-crowned hummingbird in the backyard — will be sold by the owners and managed by the Tucson Audubon Society.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Coastal bird makes rare appearance at Patagonia Lake

Coastal bird makes rare appearance at Patagonia Lake

A wayward seabird with a quirky name — the blue-footed booby — has flown far from its domain along the Gulf of California and settled for the past couple of weeks at Patagonia Lake, northeast of Nogales.

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City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

A snowy egret skims the waters at The Lakes at Castle Rock on Tucson's east side. Castle Rock is one of many artificial-lake areas of Tucson that have drawn well over 100 bird species, according to the website eBird.

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City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

Deb Vath, left; Linda Greene, in white hat; Sharon Arkin and David Lindo spy various birds at the Sweetwater Wetlands.

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City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

An American wigeon, one of dozens of ducks taking advantage of the water, splashes down at The Lakes at Castle Rock.

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City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

On a sunny, cool morning recently on Tucson's far northeast side, a Say's phoebe, complete with a light-orange breast and a gray back, stood atop an orange metal fence.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

A northern shoveler stays dry for the moment at the Sweetwater Wetlands.

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City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

City's artificial lakes are magnets for birds

Unperturbed by passers-by, a great egret stands its ground at The Lakes at Castle Rock. When The development was built 31 years ago, it was controversial because of its use of water.

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Do you love urban wildlife? Then help to restore preserve's habitat Saturday

Do you love urban wildlife? Then help to restore preserve's habitat Saturday

Trees will be planted in this area at the trailhead of the Atturbury-Lyman Bird and Animal Sanctuary. "The goal is to re-establish native vegetation for the benefit of birds and other wildlife at the sanctuary," said Kendall Kroesen, habitats program manager for the Tucson Audubon Society.

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Do you love urban wildlife? Then help to restore preserve's habitat Saturday

Do you love urban wildlife? Then help to restore preserve's habitat Saturday

The trail along the basin section of Atturbury-Lyman Bird and Animal Sanctuary, 8300 E. Escalante Road, is wide, winding and shady.

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Do you love urban wildlife? Then help to restore preserve's habitat Saturday

Do you love urban wildlife? Then help to restore preserve's habitat Saturday

Birds, other wildlife - and people, as well - will benefit from habitat restoration work at an urban nature preserve Saturday.

October 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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You can learn about bugs in unique setting

You can learn about bugs in unique setting

The University of Arizona Department of Entomology's photographer Margarethe Brummermann, in conjunction with the Tucson Audubon Society, put on A Buggy Night in Peppersauce Canyon last Thursday. A structure containing black lights and sodium vapor lights attracted insects.

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You can learn about bugs in unique setting

You can learn about bugs in unique setting

Rick Gagnon and Margarethe Brummermann, both at right, photograph and watch insects. Brummermann talks about insects and their habitats and behaviors at her events. Participants are free to get up close and personal with the bugs.

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You can learn about bugs in unique setting

You can learn about bugs in unique setting

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You can learn about bugs in unique setting

You can learn about bugs in unique setting

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August 16, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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