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STOP PRESS - Dates for 2022:
Spring Fling May 4-7 and Summer Festival August 3-6

30TH ANNIVERSARY SUMMER FESTIVAL  
VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES

NOW SHOWING

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ALVARO JARAMILLO

Birding Fast and Slow

Learning about the brain, and how we process birding information, can make birding easier, particularly bird ID. Birding is absolutely wonderful for your health - perhaps one day doctors will prescribe it to people!

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RICK WRIGHT

Arizona Birding Library

What titles are essential to the birder in the American Southwest? Rick will help you choose the best, most useful books for identification, bird finding and general information about the birds of the region.

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JILLIAN COWLES

Partnerships & Betrayal

Plants bribe and cheat from insect partners, while the insects pollinate and steal from plants. Explore these dramas, featuring a cast of cacti and bees, orchids, ants, and angel trumpets.

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MARK HART

Beware Black Bears
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Birders who frequent the backcountry need to be “Bear Aware”. Learn about how to stay safe in Bear Country, and gain greater understanding of how Game and Fish manages this shy but curious species.

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GLENN MINUTH

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Volcano basics

Did you know we have volcanoes in Cochise County? Glenn will review the basics about volcanoes, in terms of lava compositions and viscosity and their relationship with plate tectonics. . 

These talks have been recorded and are also available on the Southwest Wings YouTube Channel

FIRM FAVORITES

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TIFFANY KERSTEN

Birdie Big Year: Elevating Women Birders
This year Tiffany is on a mission to see 700 birds in the Lower 48 while working to make birding a safer space for women! Learn about about her experience with both the birds and the people.
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AMBER MORIN

Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape 

Understanding one of southern Arizona's best-kept conservation and restoration partnerships. Find out what makes the Fort Huachuca Sentinel Landscape unique and why its designation is important.

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ANGÉLINE FAHEY

Outdoor Cats and Birds 

The outdoor cat population is a serious concern for wildlife, so what can we do about it? Find out about the steps Southern Arizona is taking to reduce the overpopulation of free-roaming outdoor cats.

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STEFANY BOLEYN

Birding Kartchner Caverns State Park 

The what, when, where, and why for all things birding at Kartchner Caverns State Park. Most people visit the  Caverns to see the caves or the bats but the park has much more to offer. 

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DOWNLOAD THE 2021 SUMMER FESTIVAL CHECKLIST HERE

THANK YOU FOr Your Support!

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Recent Donors: Dutch Nagle, Dwayne & Marj Longenbaugh, Karen LeMay, Angel Rutherford, Katherine Zellerbach, Susan Pearson, Joan Powell,

Nasrun Mazuli, Mary Ann Capehart,  Dee Puff, Melinda Varian, Deanna Sanner, Beth Combs, Patrick Belardo, Karen Sowers