Venomous Creatures of the Sonoran Desert

October 3, 2023

Join the Friends of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge for a presentation onvenomous creatures of the Sonoran Desert. Wildlife biologist and award-winningphotographer Mike Cardwell will teach us how to identify dangerously venomousreptiles and arthropods in our area, how to avoid being bitten and stung by them, andhow to apply the appropriate first aid if needed. He will also talk about some of theother desert inhabitants that most people mistakenly think are dangerous. Theprogram will consist of an illustrated lecture, along with some live animals on display. Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 10:00 AMA Gathering Space17236 W. 5th StreetArivaca, AZ […]

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Feb 2023 Wildlife Friendly Fence Article

February 13, 2023

Twelve Sierra Club members and 28 volunteers who own Four Wheel Campers came to help on a project at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. They converted 2.2 miles of barbed wire fence into wildlife friendly fence along State Road 286. This is an area that AZ Game and Fish knew was being used by pronghorn to cross the road. Since we just received 30 relocated pronghorns, we wanted to make it as safe as we could for the newcomers and all the other wildlife. Thank you to each of you for your hard work and dedication to get this work […]

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2023, January 2nd Christmas Bird Count

February 8, 2023

On January 2nd Buenos Aires NWR hosted its 37th Christmas Bird Count, celebrating bird life on the refuge since 1987! Every year the National Audubon Society sponsorsthis bird census nationwide.  It is the longest running avian database in the world, providing valuable data on bird population status and trends.The goal is for participants to count as many birds as they can in one day, including nighttime owling. Each individual census is performed in a “count circle” of 15 miles’ diameter.  Birding teams scour their assigned subarea from dawn to dusk, counting and trying to identify each bird sighted.  Here at […]

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Our First Fundraiser a Big Success!

January 21, 2023

A sold-out crowd of 65 attended our first ever-fundraising event on January 21st in Arivaca.  At the newly remodeled Dance Hall, a Friends banner and balloons welcomed attendees, and indoors the hall was festively decorated with draped tables and centerpieces.  Background music added to the ambience, coupled with a continuous display of beautiful images of wildlife and Buenos Aires NWR landscapes on the big screen on stage. Guests mingled and chatted and perused the more than 30 silent auction items, which included guided birding, a golf resort stay, a dude ranch vacation, an array of fine art depicting Arizona birds […]

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Eight is Great!

October 28, 2022

Can you believe it’s been eight years since we first cleaned beautiful Highway 286 from one end to the other — ALL THE WAY TO THE BORDER.   As far as anyone knows ATWTTB is the only Adopt-a-Highway project to pick up trash on an entire highway.  And once again on Saturday 28 January 2023 you’ll have a chance to be a part of Highway Clean-up History.  Yep, we’ll clean from Three Points to Sasabe and try to break our 2022 record of 45 miles and take well over 200 bags of unsightly and dangerous trash off the roadway. Put 28 January 2023 on your […]

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