The Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

For all you bird watchers out there, spotting the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a real treat. This species is threatened in Arizona, endangered in California and disappearing in other parts of North America. In this lecture, a biologist from the Southern Sierra Research Station goes into great depth about this … Continue reading

Arthropods of the SPRNCA

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The 23rd Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival in Sierra Vista is rapidly approaching. Registration for an all day adventure field trip closes July 24. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is an ardent supporter of the Friends of the San Pedro River which serves to educate people about the … Continue reading

ALERT! Desert Museum Cancels Bat Interpretation Programs

Bats Fly From Campbell Street Bridge.

Bat Programs Succumb To Their Own Success! For many years, one of the most popular Desert Museum programs was not held at the Desert Museum. Desert Museum docents conducted bat interpretation programs at two bridges along the Rillito River; one located at River & Campbell and the other at Pantano … Continue reading

The Return of the Beaver to the San Pedro River

San Pedro River Beaver

The Friends of the San Pedro River and the Bureau of Land Management are working together to restore the beaver population to the Lower San Pedro Riparian Area. Watch this fascinating video, covering the history of the San Pedro and the reestablishment of the beaver population; and how the reintroduction … Continue reading

Mt. Lemmon Cabin for Rent

Palisades Cabin

As the weather warms, Tucsonans will be searching for a way to get out of the heat! You can go camping on Mt. Lemmon or you can take a slightly more comfortable route and stay at the Palisades Ranger Residence Cabin, renting for $125 a night. The cabin sleeps 4 … Continue reading

Portal Cabin Rentals

Portal Bunkhouse

Birders will be pleased to hear that the Coronado National Forest is adding two cabins to the Portal area; The CCC Portal Bunkhouse and the CCC Portal House. Both house feature a fully stocked kitchen, sleep 4 or 5 and run $100-150 a night. For more information visit the Coronado … Continue reading

Hummer Baby Down

Baby Hummingbird In Ms. Karen's Hands

We discovered this little fella on the main patio. No idea how he got there. We looked all over for a nearby nest but found none. He was obviously weak, but what could we do? He was quite lethargic. Our first thought was to put him on the feeder where … Continue reading

Cottonwoods: The Largest Trees in Arizona

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Cottonwoods are the largest trees in Arizona. This video, explaining the cottonwood at length is part of an educational series, by the Friends of the San Pedro River. Learn more about how the cottonwood contributes to the ecosystem and protects the San Pedro Riparian Area in this video. Mike Foster, … Continue reading

Are Javelina Dangerous?

Javelina

There is no shortage of rumors of attacks by the “vicious” javelina. In this video Mike Foster talks about safety when it comes to confronting the Collared Peccary.

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Javelina of the San Pedro River

Javelina

If you live in Southern Arizona, you probably have seen javelina from time to time, but you may not know much about them. This eductional video explores the javelina and their habitat along the San Pedro River, clearing up misconceptions along the way. Mike Foster, San Pedro River Videos, is … Continue reading