46 Arizona Important Bird Areas. Hundreds of species. Fabulous prizes. One Bird Nerd.
2016 is Craig’s Big Year! Veteran Arizona birder and Audubon Arizona volunteer "Bird Nerd" Craig Anderson hits the road to visit as many of Arizona’s 46 Important Bird Areas – and see as many species of birds – as possible from March through December. Join him on his journey through Arizona’s wild places, and save birds at the same time! Important Bird Areas are protected habitat sites crucial to birds, and beautiful areas where the public can see birds and wildlife.
Photo: Judy Bingman
We’re hosting a “Birdathon” in connection with Craig’s Big Year to support our Important Bird Areas program.
Here’s how it works:
Where is Craig going?
March 18-20: Joshua Tree Important Bird Area
March 29-April 3: Organ Pipe National Monument (Sonoran Desert Borderlands IBA), Quigley State Wildlife Area, Mittry Lake State Wildlife Area, and Imperial Reservoir
April 11-16 Lower San Pedro & Mt. Graham
April/May – Mogollon Rim
June/July – Upper Little Colorado, Mt. Baldy & Pinaleņo Mountains
August – San Rafael Grasslands & Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch in Elgin
September 29-October 9 – Grand Canyon & Marble Canyon/Vermilion Cliffs
October – Aubrey Valley & Cliffs
November – Whitewater Draw, Willcox