Bald Eagles – Back from the brink, but in trouble again – February 2, 2021

Please join us for a very special presentation! Click here to register.  Friends of Buenos Aires NWR are partnering with Tucson Audubon to present this! The bald eagle is one of our nation’s most dramatic conservation success stories.  After choosing the bald eagle as the symbol of the United States in 1782, we systematically shot, poisoned and persecuted these spectacular predators, driving them to the very brink of extinction.  In the early 1970’s as the flagship species of the new movement to protect endangered wildlife, the bald eagle began a slow and difficult recovery.  Today there are believed to be as many […]

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The Science of Species Recovery: Can Masked Bobwhite Persist in the Wild? — January 26, 2021

Dear Friends, Thank you, to those of you who were able to join us  for the Masked Bobwhite webinar. If you missed it or want to watch it again, here is the link to it.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF8cBIzvkKA&feature=youtu.be Please join us for this presentation: The Science of Species Recovery: Can Masked Bobwhite Persist in the Wild? Tuesday January 26 at 11:00 am MST time, 1:00 pm EST. The Masked Bobwhite Quail, Colinus virginianus ridgwayi, was believed to be extinct in the wild until 1964 when a wild population was discovered in Sonora Mexico. Birds from that population and from previously established captive populations became forebears […]

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Annual Pima Pineapple Cactus Survey — January 4-8, 2021

The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge provides a habitat for the critically endangered Pima Pineapple Cactus. The Refuge does prescribed burns in different areas each year to maintain and improve the grasslands that support the other species for which the refuge is known. Before each burn, they need to survey the presence and condition of the Pima Pineapple Cactus. They need help to do this. If you can help, contact Reta Rutledge at reta7748@gmail.com Volunteers will be trained in data collection and how to identify and discriminate between the endangered pima pineapple cactus and other barrel-type cacti. Joining the rest of […]

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