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  • 19 Jan 2023 4:44 PM | Kay Hawklee (Administrator)
    As of January 9, the Arizona Legislature is back in session. We must make good policy choices now to help communities plan for their future and to protect rivers, streams, and habitat for birds.

    Read my latest blog to see what Audubon’s top policy priorities are for Arizona this legislative session, and be prepared to advocate for birds when the time comes.
    Yours in conservation,
    Haley Paul
    Policy Director
    Audubon Southwest

    Western Water News

    Well, the West is Getting a Lot of Snow and Rain: But conservation mindset still needed.  - by Jennifer Pitt   Read more

  • 6 Dec 2022 8:07 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    Baltimore Oriole.

    More than half of our nation's bird species migrate to Latin America and the Caribbean for wintering habitat, including beloved yet declining orioles, warblers, shorebirds, and more. We need to support conservation projects across their ranges to help these birds recover. The bipartisan Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Enhancements Act (S. 4187/H.R. 9135) would do just that by expanding available funding for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grant program. 
    Photo: Deborah Bifulco/Audubon Photography Awards

    Write to your Members of Congress and ask them to support urgently needed conservation funding for migratory birds.

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  • 1 Dec 2022 8:08 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    Wisdom, the world's oldest known Laysan Albatross with its mate. Wisdom, the world's oldest known Laysan Albatross at 70 years of age (at least!), returned to Midway Atoll this year and successfully hatched another chick.

    Albatrosses and petrels are some of the most endangered birds on the planet. These species spend most of their lives on the open ocean, but too often die tragic deaths after becoming hooked on fishing lines and drowning. To ensure the survival of these magnificent birds, we need international cooperation. The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels coordinates and advances protections for these birds, but the United States has yet to sign on. Congress must pass legislation to enable the U.S. to join this treaty.

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    Urge your Members of Congress to stand up for albatrosses and petrels!

    Photo: Kiah Walker/USFWS
  • 1 Dec 2022 8:08 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    Seabirds like these Forster's Terns rely on small, schooling fish known as forage fish to survive.

    Seabirds are in crisis. Threatened by climate change, overfishing, and habitat loss, seabird populations around the world have declined by 70 percent since 1950. Seabirds rely on small, schooling fish known as forage fish to eat and to feed their chicks. Forage fish are still not included in federal fisheries management, leaving them vulnerable to overfishing.

    The Sustaining America's Fisheries for the Future Act will update and strengthen existing fisheries law and help seabird populations rebound.

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    Ask your U.S. Representative to support this important bill for seabirds.

    Photo: Forster's Terns. Binu Johns/Audubon Photography Awards.

  • 1 Dec 2022 8:05 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    American Golden-Plover.The American Golden-Plover, which nests in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any shorebird.

    The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will always be threatened with oil and gas development until Congress permanently protects this vital wildlife habitat once and for all. While it's great news that the Interior Department recently announced it was suspending oil and gas leases in the Refuge pending further review, it is only a temporary reprieve. It's time for Congress to work with the president to repeal the leasing program and permanently protect the Refuge.

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    Please urge your representatives in Congress and President Biden to act quickly to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. 

    Photo: Mary D'A
  • 29 Nov 2022 4:45 PM | Admin (Administrator)

    Tipping Point Species: Birds in decline

    The 2022 State of the Birds report is the first overall assessment of the nation’s birds since a 2019 Science study indicating the United States and Canada have lost more than 3 billion birds in the past 50 years. “We're basically watching the process of the sixth mass extinction,” says Marra, who is a co-author of the 2019 paper.

    According to a new study, North America is home to nearly three billion fewer birds today compared to 1970—that’s more than 1 in 4 birds that have disappeared from the landscape in a mere half a century.  1 in 4 birds just gone!

    Want to take Action to help birds? Go to this link, once you’ve set up your ActionAlert profile, it can take less than one minute to speak up for birds!

    Take Action now!

Birds can save the world:

Birds can save the world. Says John Fitzpatrick, the Louis Agassiz Fuertes Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. "Fitz" explains in the video how saving the world for birds - saves it for all.

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Sanctuary Locations:

Bubbling Ponds
1950 N Page Springs Rd
Cornville AZ 86325

Sedona Wetlands
7500 W State Route 89A,
Sedona, AZ 86336
(Inbetween mile markes 365 & 366) 

Picture Canyon
N. El Paso Flagstaff Rd 
Flagstaff, Arizona

Kachina Wetlands
2263 Utility Rd,
Flagstaff, AZ 86005

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