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Aviatlas presents to Tucson Audubon Society in Tucson, Arizona

 AviAtlas presented the Tucson area hotspot collaboration to the members of Tucson Audubon Society yesterday and recieved a warm welcome! The presentation included a brief tour of user added photos and a ‘how to’ session talking about editing and adding data.”
Aviatlas is alot of fun. The Tucson Audubon Society featured Aviatlas in their magazine on page 14 (pdf) last fall.

CLICK HERE (pdf file) to view that issue.

Northern Cardinal
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Birds sing their Spring songs in Tucson, Arizona

Spring is in the air

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Spring is in the air in Tucson. The birds are putting on their best shows. They seem to be flying in pairs and singing often with unique melodies. Thrashers, Northern Mockingbirds, Phainopepla, Pyrrhuloxia, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Doves, Cactus Wren, Goldfinch, and so many more are singing their best songs. Hummingbirds are whistling away in their high-pitched songs. Even the bats are back at night.

We are seeing birds building nests, specifically, Cactus Wren and Phainopepla with mouthfuls of nest material. The owls are singing their songs at night too.

Today an Abert’s Towhee flew in after a long absence. Glad to see them back. We look forward to documenting the migrating birds to Tucson’s Catalina Foothills on

If you enjoy birding, it is a great time to visit Tucson, the rest of the Santa Cruz Valley, and Cochise County.

Discover Arizona in 2010!

Neighborhood Bird Watching –

Neighborhood Watch

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One of our favorite sites to document birds we observe is You can create your own “bird hot spot” in your neighborhood. As you log sightings, it creates a “distribution” of various bird species and when they come through.

Aviatlas records all data in a scientifically rigorous manner to insure it’s usefulness for future research and studies.

Some of our favorite birding areas in Arizona include Tucson, the Santa Cruz Valley, Cochise County, Payson, and Flagstaff.


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