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Newsletter of the Northern Arizona Audubon Society Volume XXXVII • Number 1 • Sept/Oct 2007

Birders Without Borders Kenya’s Large Animals


NAAS Regional Trips We are pleased to have Moez Ali return to do a
People fuss and fume about the exact loca- program for us. This time he will present a diverse
tion of a political border. For birds, however, the cross-section of the fantastic wildlife of Kenya, focus-
important border is that of the ecosystem. That ing on the many large mammal species found in his
ecosystem may be tiny, as it is for certain endemic small country. Home to an amazing diversity and
species; it may be large, encompass- abundance of large mammals such
ing, say, the entire Sonoran desert; as lions, antelopes, cheetahs, giraffes,
or it may be gigantic, encompassing elephants, rhinos and leopards plus
most of a hemisphere. tremendous herds of wildebeest and
NAAS organizes several regional zebra, Kenya is Africa’s premier desti-
trips each year, trips that cross nation for wildlife viewing.
county, state, and national borders Moez will talk about the world-fa-
to give participants a better under- mous national parks where safari visi-
standing of the larger ecosystem and tors can get fantastic views of wildlife
its impact on our own Arizona birds. and their interactions. He has trav-
NAAS trips are not just “add-an- eled extensively in the big game and
other-bird-to-the-life-list” journeys. premier birding sites of Masaai Mara,
The focus is instead on the greater Tsavo and Samburu National Parks,
ecosystem, the flora, the fauna, and the Great African Rift Valley, Lake Na-
the impact of the local culture on kuru and the Amboseli National Park,
Elegant Trogon - photo courtesy
these. of Brian Small, USGS famous for Africa’s highest peak, Mt.
In the past 18 months, NAAS Kilimanjaro.
twice traveled to Alamos in Sonora, to San Blas The speaker’s father is a wildlife photographer
and Copala in Sinaloa and Nayarit, and to the and naturalist with whom he spent a great deal of
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in time following Kenya’s wildlife and birds. He will
New Mexico. The next 18 months will see trips to be showing slides from his father’s collection. Come
Chihuahua, Oaxaca, and southeast Arizona, with enjoy this virtual African wildlife safari!
expert guide Mark Pretti, as well as to the Cibola Born and reared in Nairobi, Kenya, Moez has been
National Wildlife Refuge and the Salton Sea. an avid birder and aspiring naturalist since his younger
On our trips we’ve seen 55,000 snow geese and days growing up in East Africa. He has led tours and field
thousands of sandhill cranes taking off at sunrise; trips for local birding societies and groups in both Kenya
we’ve seen military macaws, northern potoos, and Arizona. Now he is a bird tour guide for Tropical
see Birders, page 7 see Kenya, page 7

September & October Meetings


“Birders Without Borders ” “Large Animals of Kenya”
Frank Brandt, Betsy Feinberg Moez Ali
Sedona - September 19 (Wed) Sedona - October 17 (Wed)
Jewish Community Center of Sedona Jewish Community Center of Sedona
100 Meadowlark Drive (off Hwy 79) 100 Meadowlark Drive (off Hwy 79)

Flagstaff - September 20 (Thurs) Flagstaff - October 18 (Thurs)


Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1601 N San Francisco St 1601 N San Francisco St
Join Audubon at 7:00 pm for social time. Meetings begins at 7:30pm in Sedona, and 7:00pm in Flagstaff.
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Birdathon 2007 - Betsy Feinberg We’d like to thank the following businesses for
NAAS Birdathon teams altogether identified donating prizes:
163 species this year, a surprising number consider- • Olsen’s Feed & Grain (Flagstaff)
ing the drought conditions that prevailed during the • Native Plant and Seed (Flagstaff)
winter of 2006-2007. Two trees full of nesting cor- • Bea Cooley (Flagstaff)
morants at Willow Lake in Prescott showed off for • Village Ace Hardware (Oak Creek)
the Beasts of Birdin’ team. A week later, the Wings • photographer Sue Clemenz (Oak Creek)
Over Wabbits team watched a couple of still-fuzzy • Catharon Software Corporation (Sedona)
cormorant babies exercising their wings whilst
standing precariously on the edge of the nest. And especially, thanks to all the individuals
Noah Gaines and Lauren Harter, the Nemesis who made donations to the Birdathon. Many were
Birders, counted the most species for a single team: NAAS members, but we received donations from
129. Their list included a saw whet owl. The Im- as far away as Pennsylvania!
peachable Old Finches, Bill and Inez Prather (John
Prather’s parents) and their friends Dean and Mona Many thanks to everyone who donated to the
Hill, came all the way from Longmont, Colorado Birdathon this year! We would like to give
to participate. They had 99 species, including a extra recognition to the business and profes-
California gull. sional people who so kindly supported us.
At this writing, the Birdathon raised $2,371 for
Michael Amadei, M.D
NAAS education and habitat restoration projects.
SEC, Jim Sullivan
So many prizes were donated that all partici-
Judy Deans
pants received prizes. The other teams included
Chic Hair Salon
the Whoa, Nellies!, Over the Top (because the team
Pink Jeeps, Shawn Wendell
worked only above the rim), the Icteridactyls, and
Dr. Ellen Bunch, Williamson Valley
Ardea. (Diana Herron was on this team. Ardea is
Dr. Kelly Larson, Prescott Valley
the heron genus . . . )

Come Join the Celebration!


There is still time to join in the Celebration from Go Go Gadget Birds!
September 14-16 at the fiesta Inn in Tempe. Come July 26, 2007-Audubon and the Cornell Lab
join with Audubon members from around the state of Ornithology are changing the way people re-
to celebrate, learn, and have fun. port and find out about rare birds with the release
You’ll have the chance to meet President and of a new eBird Google Gadget. This addition to a
CEO of the National Audubon Society, John user’s Google search page provides instant infor-
Flicker. Other speakers will be Jerry Jackson, re- mation about local rare bird sightings reported to
nowned ornithologist, author, and popular writer eBird. The gadget provides the name of the ob-
for Birdwatcher’s Digest as well as Cesar Mazier, server as well as a Google map showing where the
past director of horticulture for the Desert Bo- rare bird was seen.
tanical Garden. There will be a number of varied Find out more about the new eBird Google
speakers on Saturday and many field trips on Sun- Gadget at http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/
day as you wend your way home. Google_Gadget.html
To request a registration packet call Donna at
602.468.6407 or email egret@cox.net. Hope to
see you there!
Have you visited our web site? Want to know what birds have been sighted in your
area? Check out the bird sightings on our web page:
WWW.NAZAS.ORG http://nazas.org/sightings/
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UPCOMING FIELD TRIPS ... Page 3

Alcantara Vineyard and Winery “M” Lakes and Ashurst


Sun, Sept 16 - Dena Greenwood, leader Sun, Sept 23 - Tom Linda, leader

J oin Dena as we bird the Alcantara Vineyard


and Winery near Cottonwood. This is a 90
acre property fronting the Verde River with
J oin Tom for a field trip to Lakes Mary, Mor-
mon and Ashurst south of Flagstaff, in search
of fall migrants. At Mormon Lake, we will check
mature cottonwoods and sycamores, mesquite the overlook and then walk the bluff trail for
bosques and desert habitat plus a vineyard (which about two miles. This being Arizona, anything
the birds love). This site hosts many riparian can show up at this time of year. We will meet
species including the Bald eagle, Osprey, and at the Mormon Lake Ranger Station at 4375 S.
Common black hawk. Passerines include Blue Lake Mary Road at 8:00 am and proceed from
grosbeak, Western & Summer tanagers, Orioles, there. Weather is always unpredictable, so bring
Cardinals, Flycatchers as well as common upland a jacket as well as lunch and your favorite birding
desert birds such as the Black-throated sparrow, adventure story. If you have questions about the
Canyon towhees and Crissal thrasher. By mid- trip, contact Tom at 928.527.6899.
September many of our breeding birds will have
headed south but we hope to get a few lingering Skyride and 3-Toed Woodpeckers
around this beautiful, lush habitat. We will walk Sat, Oct 6 - Bea Cooley, leader
about one mile along the river corridor through
sand, some desert scrub and hopefully not too
much flood debris (depending on what the mon- M eet at the SW corner of Fort Valley/Basha’s
lot at 8:00 am. We will look for 3-toed
woodpeckers and then take the Skyride. (The
soons do between now and then). Bring binocu-
lars, scope (if you have one) lunch, snacks, water, skyride costs $10.) Bring lunch, birding equip-
hat, and good walking shoes. We will meet 8 am ment, a warm coat, hat, sunglasses and water.
at the junction of Hwy 260 and Thousand Trails We’ll be back by early afternoon. For more info
Rd. (Approximately 8 miles southeast from Cot- call Bea at 928.526.5069.
tonwood on 260 or 8 miles northwest from Camp
Verde on Hwy 260.) Please call Dena for questions NAAS Does the Salton Sea and
and to confirm your participation at 928.567.3007. the Cibola NWR
(Sorry no wine tasting on Sundays!) Join NAAS on Martin Luther King weekend for
Bull Pen Ranch an exciting trip to the Salton Sea and the Cibola Na-
Sun, October 7 - Tom Linda, leader tional Wildlife Refuge. Cibola National Wildlife
Refuge is located in western Arizona in the flood-
plain of the lower Colorado River. The floodplain is
M eet at 7:00 am at the Sizzler parking lot in
west Flagstaff and we will drive down to
the I-17 Sedona exit. Anyone from Verde Valley
surrounded by a fringe of desert ridges and washes,
creating a variety of habitats in which 288 species of
birds have been identified. The Salton Sea National
can plan on meeting us at the pull-off parking
Wildlife Refuge, home to a unique ecosystem, is
area on the east side of I-17 (Beaver Creek side)
considered one of the best areas for bird watching in
at 8:00 am at the Sedona exit. We’ll head to Bull
Southern California. It has one of the most diverse
Pen Ranch, making stops at Red Tank Draw and bird species populations in the west, with more than
other locations on the way. We will be looking for 375 birds recorded in the Salton Sea and Imperial
late fall migrants and early winter arrivals. This Valley regions.
will be a walking field trip, so plan on about two We will carpool from Flagstaff and Sedona. Details
miles of hiking thru spectacular scenery. Bring of the trip, including suggested motels, will be available
binoculars, food, water and a jacket in case it’s in late September. Other than your motel and meals, the
chilly. Since we will plan on meeting people at only costs will be a $25 donation to NAAS and possibly
two locations, it’s important that you contact Tom a small tip for a local guide. If you are interested, please
Linda at 928.527.6899 to let him know that you email Betsy Feinberg at BetsyFPub101@Catharon.com
will be attending. You can also contact him at or call her at 928.203.0676.
tomlinda44@npgcable.com.
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Lamar Haines Fat Man’s Loop


Memorial Wildlife Area July 7, Zack Zdindak
June 3, Ken Murphy
Since sunrise, the bare rock on Mt. Elden’s south-
Five birders joined trip leader Ken at Lamar Haines east foot had been in the light. As the seven of us
Memorial Wildlife Area (a.k.a. Viet Springs) on left the Mt. Elden and Fat Man’s Loop trailhead
the Peaks. We walked the loop trail back to the parking lot a little after 7 am, a warm breeze blew
springs, pictographs, and old cabin sites. Much of through the pines. Despite some buffeting gusts,
the birding was auditory as the birds stayed up in we were greeted by a colorful male Northern (Bull-
the canopy for the most part. Highlights included: ock’s) oriole, Violet-green swallows, Bluebirds,
Williamson’s sapsucker, Downy woodpecker, Red- Pinyon jays, and an opportune male Red crossbill
breasted nuthatch, Brown creeper, and Orange- on a pine snag just above the trail.
crowned and Red-faced warbler. We made our way up the 600 foot assent to the
trail’s halfway point through this dry, rocky habitat
Page Springs Workday of yucca, Gamble’s oak, Mountain mahogany and
The next work day at the Page Springs/Bub- Alligator Junipers. On the slope above, several
bling Ponds section of the Oak Creek Impor- agave in full bloom contrasted with a few white
tant Bird Area will be on November 10. We will and Douglas fir trees. Along the way, the wind
be working on polishing the trail, removing abated and we were treated to the songs and sights
non-native species and generally straightening of Spotted towhees, an unexpected Red-breasted
things up. We will meet at 9 am at the Bubbling nuthatch, Turkey vulture, Scrub jays, flicker, a
Ponds parking lot. Bring hat, water, gloves, distant Buteo and rock squirrel.
rake or loppers/heavy pruners. NAAS will pro- As the morning warmed up, we headed down the
vide lunch so you need to let us know if you are second half of our circuit. Pines and oaks provided
coming by Thursday Nov. 8 so we can be sure welcome shade as we encountered Black-headed
to have enough food. Let Anita MacFarlane grosbeaks, bushtits, Robin, House finches, Ash-
know at ajmac@sedona.net or 928.282.4063. throated flycatchers, and Pygmy nuthatches. Also
We look forward to seeing you there. along this section, the trail threaded a narrow
By the January date we hope to have the gap between two huge boulders (the “Fat Man’s”
area around the ramada cleaned up and ready namesake) and passed under a massive, sweeping
to plant some native plants to make the area limb of one big Alligator juniper.
more attractive. A few glimpses of possible tanagers and distant
“peeps” of woodpeckers kept us alert ‘til we got
back to the trailhead a bit after 10 am. We didn’t
Calling all Weed Warriors, Litter have the abundance of birds (only 16 species IDed)
Lifters and Thistle Thugs! nor wildflowers we’re accustomed to after wetter
Northern Arizona Audubon has “adopted” winters and springs, but this local trail is a favorite
an area of Forest Service property along the of mine and was well worth another visit.
east Rio de Flag just off Townsend/Winona
road. We have two more cleanups scheduled Mount Elden
for this year. August 18, Jodi Griffith
The dates are Saturday, September 1st & Sat- The mixed flocks of songbirds we were looking for
urday, October 6th. If you can come out and eluded us on this field trip. On the mountain top,
help on either of those dates, please contact sparrows, green-tailed towhees, and a few warblers
Kathie Satterfield, our volunteer coordinator popped up from shrubs and for the most part disap-
at k.satterfield@yahoo.com or 928.522.0375. peared again. The views from the top were beautiful,
County Supervisor Deb Hill has provided though. Ten birders participated. Many thanks to
funding for water, snacks and lunch for our drivers who volunteered their vehicles to tackle a
volunteers. deteriorated Mt. Elden Road
SEPT/OCT 2007
NEWS ... Page 5

Condor Country - Bea Cooley predators to coyotes to lead bullet fragments. You
Can the California Condor be saved? Is the ef- will read about volunteers of the project who spent
fort ill-advised, too expensive, doomed to failure? nights on freezing ledges, watching over naïve
Whatever your personal opinion, you should not young condors who had not learned to select safe
miss a new book by Sophie Osborne, “Condors in roosting spots. Your heart will be in your throat
Canyon Country, The Return of the reading about the young condor who
California Condor to the Grand Canyon misjudges her capabilities and falls
Region.” It’s all here. Sophie covers into the roaring Colorado River. And
the history of the California Condor you will feel you are present when So-
Recovery Program from the decision phie describes a young condor taking
to capture the last free-flying condor his first flight.
to the bird’s present status of over Sophie writes from her own ex-
300 individuals living both in the wild perience as leader of the Recovery
and in captivity. Condor behavior and Program and while her bias is clearly
even personalities (yes, condors are in favor of the program, she details the
very personable and identifiable as individuals) effort with all its failures and triumphs. This is a
are covered in graceful text and extraordinary well written, informative, even exciting book and
photographs. would make a great gift for any bird enthusiast as
The book reads like a mystery novel, with the well as for anyone who loves everything about the
“bad guys” shifting every few pages, from human Grand Canyon. You can purchase a copy at www.
grandcanyon.org.
Another Coal Power Plant
for the Four Corners Region... Welcome to our new and renewing members:
Please speak out now against plans for a dirty, Marlies Allen Michael McCarthy
coal-fired power plant in New Mexico that would Linda Besnette Joy Mosley
Sylvia Breakey Mary Natali
release mercury and other toxic contaminants into Ron & Pat Brown James Simmons
the environment, pollute waterways and threaten Virginia Chanda Donna Reese & David Sligar
human health. A global energy company and the Ed & Sandy Clark Terri Tarango
Dine Power Authority want to build the plant on Dawn Gardner Trisha Travis
the eastern edge of the Navajo Nation in north- Andrew Gould Irma & Klaus Wagenbach
Muriel Hannig Marsha Wall
western New Mexico. Sarah Lantz Jan Young
The Four Corners region is already home to two Mary Lawrence
of the most polluting power plants in the coun-
try. In addition to mercury, the proposed Desert ing pollution in New Mexico at a time when states
Rock plant would increase emissions of soot and should be working to curb these dangerous emis-
soot-forming pollutants, which can cause asthma sions.
attacks, heart disease and other health problems. In a time when the effects of global warming
The Navajo Nation would receive less than five are becoming more and more apparent, we should
percent of the projected electricity output from be working to develop new initiatives that focus
Desert Rock, even though many Navajo people on energy efficiency and clean, renewable energy
still have no electricity in their homes. Most of solutions, not more old-fashioned coal-fired power
the power would likely be exported to Las Vegas plants. Go to http://www.savebiogems.org/yel-
and Phoenix. lowstone/takeaction to sign a petition asking the
Last month, NRDC Members and online activ- Bush administration to reject the proposed Desert
ists turned out at public hearings in Albuquerque Rock power plant.
and Santa Fe to oppose the Desert Rock plant,
which would significantly increase global warm-
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NEWS ... BLACKHAWK WATCH

State Meeting of Audubon Adventures 2007


Arizona Field Ornitholgists Classroom Environmental Education
Saturday, Oct. 20 the Arizona Field Ornithol- Audubon Adventures is a nationally acclaimed,
ogists (AZFO) will hold its first state member- award-winning environmental education sup-
ship meeting. It will be held at the Southeast Re- plement based in language arts and science. It
gional Library in Gilbert, Arizona just southeast makes learning about science and nature fun with
of Phoenix. This site is next to the Gilbert Water four editions of a colorful newspaper (32 copies
Ranch, well known as a rich birding spot. Oppor- each per classroom) on 4 different topics spread
tunities for birding before and after the meeting throughout the school year and a resource guide
and on Sunday morning will be organized. Maybe for the teacher with background information
the Streak-backed Oriole will return for its third and many other related activities and materials.
year!! NAAS provides this program free of charge to any
The meeting will offer an opportunity to dis- teacher who wishes to make good use of it in the
cuss reports on AZFO activities and hear three or hopes that it will spark the love of nature and the
four presentations from different parts of Arizona environment in many children who otherwise
on bird distribution and recent research projects. would not have this exposure.
Dues-paid members will be able to elect officers Below area few of the comments I got back
and the board of directors and approve the by- from a survey I sent out to teachers with the invi-
laws. New people who are not yet members are tation to renew last year:
urged to come, join, and invite others. For those “The teacher’s guides were great resources!”
who sign up as new members at this meeting,
“I will try to send you photos of the children
their dues will be paid through 2008. (All dues
spread out on the floor completely engulfed in
and contributions to AZFO, which is officially a
the illustrations of the magazines.”
nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, are tax-de-
ductible.) Updates on the program and schedule “Huge thanks to you and the Audubon Soci-
will be available on the AZFO website: azfo.org. ety for providing me with this excellent resource.
If you are interested in attending or help- The students love to “change gears” and study
ing to work on this gathering, please contact the nature side of reading lessons.”
meeting coordinator Keith Kamper at: keith_
Many Audubon members have sponsored a
kamper@adventurebirding.com.
classroom in the past. If you wish to support this
very special program in this way, you may send a
Saturday Morning Birdwalks at The check to me made out to NAAS and earmarked
Arboretum Resume in September for Audubon Adventures. The cost for one class-
Volunteers from the Audubon Society will room for one year is $38.50 plus $7.15 for post-
lead birdwalks from 7:30 to 9:00 on Satur- age. ANY AMOUNT will help with the cost of this
day mornings throughout the month of Sep- important program and is tax deductible.
tember. This is an excellent time to observe I am now sending out letters of invitation to
migratory birds on their route south. The participate for this school year. If you know of a
Arboretum is an ideal environment for bird- teacher who might be interested, please send me
watching with a pond and over 2,000 species his/her name , school, and school address, and
of native plants. The programs are free and I will send him/her the letter and application
do not require pre-registration. Bird lists are form to be filled out and returned to me to receive
available to all participants. Some guidebooks Audubon Adventures this school year.
and binoculars are available to borrow. For
more information visit www.thearb.org or call Marcia Lamkin
928.774.1442, ext.101. 999 W. Coy Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
SEPT/OCT 2007 NEWS ... Page 7

Birders, from front page


crocodiles, and iguanas; heard yellow-winged
caciques imitating every sound you’ve ever heard
Northern Arizona
in a video game; seen eastern bluebirds in Nayarit; Audubon Society Directory
visited a remote Mayo Indian village; been guests
Officers
for a homemade lunch at a coffee plantation; and
President: open
visited American college students making a differ- Vice President: open
ence at the Naopatia Field Station along the Sea Recording Secretary: Bea Cooley 526.5069
of Cortez. In our September program, organizers Treasurer: Karin Slavey 282.7371
Frank Brandt and Betsy Feinberg will share the Directors at Large
Celia Holm 774.6952
highlights of recent NAAS trips. Anita MacFarlane 282.4063
Frank Brandt has had an interest in birds since Dave Smith 527.1229
childhood, but got hooked for good when his wife Linda Lisa Spear 282.6679
suggested a visit to a coastal Audubon preserve in Standing Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs
Maine as one of their first dates. A subsequent USAF Programs Committee Phyllis Kegley 214.0415
assignment took him to East Anglia, England where Field Trips - Below Rim Dena Greenwood 567.3007
Field Trips - Above Rim Jodi Griffith 556.0097
he first encountered the international world of birds. Education - Below Rim Open
Since then, he has been birding in Trinidad, Belize, Education - Above Rim Marcia Lamkin 774.3894
Conservation - Below Rim Roger Radd 646.9159
Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, and Chile. Conservation - Above Rim Jim Logan 526.3244
Betsy Feinberg grew up in a house full of natural Publicity/Pub. - Below Rim Betsy Feinberg 203.0756
history books. By the time she was 8, she was hooked Publicity/Pub. - Above Rim Phyllis Kegley 214.0415
Membership - Below Rim Barbara Hirt 284.3367
on birds, snakes, insects, mollusks, plants, and just Membership - Above Rim open
about everything else that crawls, walks, flies, slith- Hospitality - Below Rim Wilma Morrison 282.7776
Hospitality - Above Rim Winnie Tanney 779.2163
ers and pounces. In college, she had the privilege of Hospitality - Above Rim Linda Hall 213.0733
studying with ornithologist H. Lewis Batts, editor of
Special Project Team Leaders
the Wilson Ornithological Bulletin, life member of the Web Page Roger Radd 646.9159
American Ornithologists’ Union, and co-founder of the Newsletter Editor Bryan Cooperrider 779.7196
Book Sales - Below Rim Judi Radd 646.9159
Environmental Defense Fund. Betsy has a degree in Book Sales - Above Rim Bryan Cooperrider 779.7196
plant biology from the University of Michigan. Historical Records Stephen Hall 282.9288
Birdathon open
VVBNF Kathie Satterfield 522.0375
Volunteer Coordinator Kathie Satterfield 522.0375
Tuzigoot IBA Celia Holm 774.6952
Anderson Mesa Elaine Morrall 526.1022
Lower Oak Creek IBA Roger Radd 646.9159
Rio de Flag IBA Bea Cooley
Jodi Griffiith
Jim Logan
Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery David Lamkin 774.3894
Representative to AAC Anita MacFarlane 282.4063

Kenya, from front page

Birding and led their highly successful


first Kenya tour Nov-Dec 2006 with 700
NAAS on the mangrove
species of birds and over 50 mammals
estuary at the Naopa-
tia field station - photo seen. He will be leading tours for Tropical
Betsy Feinberg. Birding in Africa and Ecuador, as well as
in North America for their U.S. company,
Birding America.

Ali with Black rhino calves. Photo courtesy of Moez Ali


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ter Member of Northern Arizona Audubon
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Society (NAAS).
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