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  • 26 Jul 2024 6:30 AM | Anonymous

    Not to be missed, the 10th Annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival is held at the peak of Sedona’s hummingbird season on July 26-28.  As many as 8 species in the area, and typically five times the number of hummers as in early summer. Located in the heart of Sedona’s red rock country, the festival features 14 different speaker presentations on various hummingbird topics, hummingbird garden tours, banding demonstrations, birding field trips, sunrise hummingbird breakfasts, a hummingbird marketplace filled with hummingbird-related gifts, a photo contest, and workshops on hummingbird photography, painting, and communication. This is where hummingbird enthusiasts gather together to learn the latest about hummers and celebrate the science and wonder of these amazing birds!

    Thanks to Sedona’s high altitude of 4,500 feet, the temperature is cooler than in more southern parts of Arizona, and lodging is lower at this time of year. Participants can also enjoy Sedona’s Red Rock Scenic Byway (7.5 miles), Oak Creek Canyon, Scenic Jeep Tours, miles of hiking trails, mountain biking, winemaking, and galleries. There is no prettier place in America to see hummers.

    Visit our website for more information:

    Contact:  The International Hummingbird Society

    928-284-2251

    View Organizer Website

    festival@hummingbirdsociety.org

    Location: Sedona Performing Arts Center

    995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road
    Sedona, AZ 86336


  • 7 Jun 2024 2:01 PM | Kara Fox (Administrator)

    NAAS had 44 field trips & 3 big sits in the 1st 5 months of 2024. There were 12 leaders and 479 folks attending! That is an average of 9 events/month and 10 folks/event! Thanks to all for participating! There were many highlights, not only birds, but also butterflies. And more folks are taking pictures than ever before. To see all the highlights of these 47 events with pictures go to https://northernarizonaaudubon.org/Past-Event-Reports.

  • 7 Jun 2024 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    NAAS is in search of a contractor who has both creative and "nuts and bolts" skills to oversee the completion of our Motus stations and raise public awareness about their uses for conservation purposes. To learn more about what the project entails read more here:

    FINAL Contract Description Motus 7 7 2024.pdf

  • 3 Jun 2024 9:32 AM | Kara Fox (Administrator)

    Why have you NOT taken the trails plan survey yet? This is your chance to help shape motorized and non-motorized trail management throughout Arizona. Do you use hiking or biking trails? Do you ride OHV trails? Well…What the heck are you waiting for? Take the survey and you’ll be eligible for all sorts of killer outdoor related prizes!

    Click "survey" to participate!! 


  • 13 Apr 2024 5:40 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for reliable volunteers for a new hummingbird banding site at Page Springs Fish Hatchery! This is a great opportunity to learn more about hummingbirds. Hilary Morejon from The International Hummingbird Society has become a permitted bander and is working with the Hummingbird Conservation Network on expanding hummingbird research in the Verde Valley. In order for this to happen, we need volunteers to help at the site. 

    Contact Hillary Morejon: hilhummingbird@gmail.com

  • 21 Feb 2024 9:05 AM | Anonymous


    Having been a member of the National Audubon Society for longer than she can remember and as a current member of two Audubon chapters (NAAS and Pasadena), Dr. Nancy Steele is excited to join the board of NAAS. She brings her skills from over three decades of running nonprofits and serving on nonprofit boards. She also brings her curiosity and research skills and is excited about the opportunities at NAAS to promote bird research and conservation.

    Nancy is recently retired from her job as Executive Director of Friends of the Verde River, which she served from 2018 through 2023. She served as ED of Council for Watershed Health in Los Angeles from 2005 – 2015, and as interim ED for two organizations from 2016 - 2018. She founded the Arroyos &amp; Foothills Conservancy in 2000 and served as its President/CEO from 2000 – 2011, and as its Director of Conservation in 2017.

    NAAS is so pleased that Nancy chose our conservation organization to work with in her retirement. As we head into the age of Motus research, her knowledge and experience will be extremely valuable.

  • 12 Dec 2023 4:06 PM | Anonymous

    Arizona is at a crossroads. Our water is at risk if we don't take action.

    In 80% of the state, groundwater pumping is unlimited. This makes Arizona communities easy targets for outside interests to set up shop, take advantage of our lax groundwater laws, and extract limited groundwater resources for free.

    Urge your legislators and Governor Hobbs to protect our precious water resources for generations to come.

    We are gathering signatures and will send the letter to Governor Katie Hobbs and Arizona legislators at the beginning of the legislative session in January 2024.

    Protect Arizona’s Groundwater petition

  • 11 Dec 2023 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    Answer this Action Alert to stop the Ambler Road in the Brooks Range where thousands of acres of wetlands and migration pathways will be affected.

    The proposed Ambler industrial mining road would be an irreversible blow to the Brooks Range and would open the floodgate to widespread and destructive mining operations across Northwest Alaska. This proposed 211-mile, private, industrial access corridor would run through the Arctic's critical caribou and bird habitat, salmon and sheefish spawning areas, and the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Fifteen species of boreal birds found along the proposed Amber Road corridor, including the Blackpoll Warbler and Olive-sided Flycatcher, already face significant decline across their ranges and would be directly impacted by the road.

    Protect America's Nesting sites

  • 21 Nov 2023 5:11 AM | Anonymous

    Avian Point-Count Technicians in Four Corners National Parks

    Spend your summer doing field work in the beautiful National Parks of the Southern Colorado Plateau! We are looking for field technicians to conduct breeding bird point-count surveys as part of a long-term monitoring plan for the National Parks.

    PROJECT DATES: Early April – early July 2024

    TRAINING: The field season will begin with a three-week intensive training period focusing on field safety and implementation of unlimited-radius point counts with distance sampling. Field crews should aim to have a good knowledge of the songs and calls of southwestern birds before the training period begins and will participate in online review sessions of bird songs prior to the in-person training period.

    Read more:

    IBP Point Count Technician Ad.pdf


  • 12 Nov 2023 6:51 AM | Anonymous

    Audubon's 124th Christmas Bird Count will be held from Dec 14, 2023 to January 5, 2024!

    You must contact these people to join a team on the CBCs:

    Sedona, Friday, Dec 15th - contact Rich Armstrong: richarmstrong47@gmail.com

    Jerome, Sunday, Dec. 15th - contact Rob Gibbs: Robgibbs54@gmail.com

    Flagstaff, Friday, Dec. 29th - contact John Wilson: JGWilson195413@gmail.com

    Camp Verde, Tuesday, Jan 2nd - contact Kay Hawklee: khawklee@gmail.com

    Learn more about CBCs

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P O Box 1496 Sedona, AZ 86339

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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