We are Tucson Audubon Society's Invasive Plants Strike Team and CoATIS (COllaborative Audubon Treatment and Inventory Squad)! More than a dozen of us are the full-time staff team that complete the hard physical work of removing and controlling invasive and non-native plants so that our Restoration Team can come in behind us and plant new native plants that we know our precious Sonoran Desert birds love. The Strike Team operates primarily in the urban and rural environments ensuring your rangelands and homes are protected from fires and are providing diverse and healthy wildlife habitat while our CoATIS operate deep into our public lands to help restore and protect areas where we both love to recreate and want to keep conserved as migratory pathways, nesting sites for vulnerable species, and more!
Keep an eye on our page for how we plan to rack up our birds. In the meantime, check below for how to make a bird pledge for when we get out birding! We've got some pretty new birders so take advantage of that! A pledge of $1 for every new life bird will go a long way and finally motivate our staff to get their eBird accounts set up!
Our Birdathon and Trip Report:
Fearless leader Tony Figueroa decided to do his Birdathon in Florida (high hopes for big lizards there!). Here's what he had:
Daytona beach, Florida
Rock pigeon (one was exploring under tarps on a roof. )
Great Blue Herron
Yellow Crowned Night-Heron
Red bellied woodpecker
Common yellow throat
Chuck wills widow
Great horned owl
Green anole (Anolis carolinensis)
Bottle nosed dolphin
Square backed marsh crab - Armases cinereum
Thank you for supporting the team! If you're more interested in the work itself, reach out to Tony Figueroa, Invasive Plants Program Manager, for a consultation for your HOA, individual home, or any property you manage (public, private, or other!) and to learn how we can help you with your invasive plant management goals! He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Birds have a unique, special, and different meaning to each of us. So, too, is each of our connection with Tucson Audubon Society personal and distinct. During Birdathon, we combine the love of bird watching during spring migration with support for bird conservation.
Birdathoners are birders and social fundraisers, joining together to make a difference for the birds and habitats of Southeast Arizona. Birdathoners continue a tradition that has held strong for over 30 years!
Each Birdathoner's personal network of supporters is what helps makes Birdathon possible.
Birdathon donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tucson Audubon Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
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|Deb L. Turski