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The Prescott Audubon Newsletter

July 2024

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Upcoming Birding in July

Saturday July 6  Watson Woods Walk – 7:00 a.m.

Thursday July 18 – Mingus Mountain Tanks


Saturday August 3  Watson Woods Walk – 7:30 a.m.

Fri Aug 16 – Mingus Mountain Butterfly Springs

Wed Aug 28 – Groom Creek Schoolhouse Nature Trail

Click here for Bird Walks at the Lookout

Red-faced Warbler

Call to Action: Citizen Science

Project & Outings

The Central Arizona Wildlife Alliance (CAWA) formed in February of this year. It is dedicated to maintaining wildlife populations by protecting the open spaces that comprise critical habitat and by connecting individual parcels of open space.


Follow them on Facebook!


They have launched two projects.


·      The Central Arizona Wildlife ArcGIS Survey123, a citizen science activity


With generous help from the Center for Large Landscape Conservation, CAWA has initiated project to collect data on the locations of animals sighted near roadways (of special interest) and in other circumstances to help understand habitat use and barriers to movement.


You can download the app from the App Store or Google Play and use it right there or work from your computer.

Scan the code for detailed instructions and more.



  Three informative wildlife outings in partnership with Yavapai Group of Sierra Club and Great Old Broads for Wilderness, focused on pronghorns


Glassford Hill Summit Trail

July 11, 2024, 7:30 a.m.


Prescott Valley Grasslands

August 22, 2024, 8 a.m.


Drake Road

September 26, 2024, 6 p.m.


Please register and get details by contacting Jenny Cobb, or 928.925.1320.


Joanne Oellers

"Little Sit" at Granite Creek Park  

 Seven birders tried the "Little Sit" at Granite Creek Park on June 19 and were rewarded with excellent, prolonged views of Common Black Hawk and Summer Tanager as well as being able to watch a pair of White-breasted Nuthatches bringing insects to their young at a cottonwood nest hole.

    We were delighted to be joined by Madvahi and her daughter Anya, enthusiastic new (second outing) birders from Phoenix, and thank Christina Brooks and Sally Davidson for making arrangements. All enjoyed the cool breeze under the large cottonwoods.

Doug Iverson

Common Black Hawk

Used by permission from author Rosemary Mosco,


Amy Tan's "The Backyard Bird Chronicles" (2024) is full of beautiful drawings and insightful and humorous observations of the birds in her Marin County, CA yard. Her journal entries span the seasons over a period of about five years. You'll recognize some species that we have here as well as close relatives, such as Oak Titmice, Chestnut-backed Chickadees and California Scrub-Jays. Ms. Tan's reverence for nature and her curiosity make this a very enjoyable read.

Laura Rhoden

Please visit the PAS FB Group page for more information, as well as fabulous photos and articles from Walt Anderson

Sedona Hummingbird Festival July 26-28, 2024

Visit our website for more information

The International Hummingbird Society