Thursday, September 28th 6:00 to 7:15 Sedona Public Library
Title: Birds are on the move; so is NAAS!
Join Kay Hawklee, President, to learn about the fascinating new tools that track migrating birds. How many birds crossed Yavapai County on the night of September 27th? We will show and tell you using the BirdCast live data feed. Learn how even specific species can be predicted to be on the move.
It’s the era of cutting-edge tools in tracking bird migration. And Northern Arizona Audubon Society (NAAS) is getting into the game in a big way. Our future Motus stations will be the first in Northern Arizona. Become informed at this, our annual meeting, about how our members and volunteers have stepped up to help migrating birds. As we help to change the world of bird research, we can say that our Audubon Chapter is one to be proud of – let’s keep it going!
(Social and cookie time at 5:30)
Peruvian Safari: Photographing Winged Wonders of the Highlands. Sedona Public Library. May 24, 2023. 6:00 pm.
Alice Madar is a NAAS Board Member. She has developed a love of bird photography, and is especially drawn to hummingbird photography. In 2022 she spent three weeks in Peru photographing more than 180 different species of birds, including nearly 50 hummingbird species. Come see her photographs and hear her stories about Peru’s spectacular birds, some of their surprising habits, and efforts being made to protect them.
Social time with snacks begins at 5:30 pm. Last program before September.
A Texas blitz: 2 weeks, 300 birds. Wed. April 26, Sedona Public Library. Come at 4:00 for cookies & conversation. Program starts at 4:30. Texas-themed snacks will be served! All invited.
A birding trip starting at the upper Texas coast to the Rio Grande Valley and back would get you more species than any other trip in North America. High Island is the #1 migrant trap in North America, and the Rio Grande Valley has more 'must go there' birds than any other place in North America. In 45 minutes, Rich will take you on a whirlwind trip including over 120 birds you do not see in Arizona! Come hear this fast paced presentation and you'll learn why Rich is known as the 'big mouth of the valley.'
Rich Armstrong is a retired PhD nuclear chemist, and a retired Army Major nuclear and chemical weapons officer. He has been birding for almost 35 years in Texas, Oregon, and now Arizona. Rich has led many field trips for Audubon Societies in all 3 states, is the coordinator of the Sedona CBC, is a birding pal for the Verde Valley area, and coordinates the North American Migratory Bird Count for the Verde Valley. He is the local Audubon Chapter Steward for the Sedona Wetlands Preserve and has led many birding field trips there.
The Perfect Storm: The Making of a Big Birding Year in Yavapai County by Janie Ward-Langley.
'As a birder I always entertained the thoughts of somehow doing a "Big Year" but I never planned on it actually happening, but through a series of events it started to happen right before me and through my binoculars.'
Come hear Janie’s tales of her whirlwind birding year, right here in Yavapai County. Wed. March 22, 2023. 6:00pm Sedona Public Library 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ.
Social time 5:30. Yummy themed snacks will be served. All invited to this free event sponsored by Northern Arizona Audubon Society.
The Birds Who Watch You Back; Some Corvid Abilities - by Dr. Emily Faun Cory.
Come see Dr. Cory with "Shade" the Raven Wednesday, February 22. Come at 5:30 for ‘cookies & conversation’. The program begins at 6:00pm. Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, Sedona, AZ.
Free to all ages. All invited! An overview of the abilities of Family Corvidae and the research, with Shade the African Raven and her wild kin. Dr. Cory will delight us with her photos and research, with her inquisitive raven, Shade, in attendance. Shade is an African White-necked Raven, Corbus Alibicollis.