The Yuma Audubon Society is dedicated to conserving natural resources,
educating members on conservation issues, and increasing awareness about
the diversity of nature in the Yuma, AZ, area. Our constitution is here:
In the recent past, Yuma
Audubon has sponsored Audubon Adventures, the Yuma Birding & Nature
Festival, and Audubon Christmas Bird Counts.
Meetings will be virtual (via email invitation) until Covid 19 recommendations indicate that indoor meetings are once again safe. Please send an email to email@example.com to stay connected.
A typical meeting agenda is:
- Short business meeting
- Conservation news
- Break with refreshments
- Feature presentation
surrounded by many natural features, including the Colorado & Gila Rivers,
deserts, mountains, the Imperial Dunes, and the Salton Sea. Join us
as we explore these areas in search of diverse birds, reptiles, mammals,
(Wear face masks & practice physical distancing)
Wednesday, Oct 7 - Yuma East Wetlands.
Meet at 7:30a.m. in the parking lot, below the Territorial Prison.
Saturday, Dec 19 - Christmas Bird Count
in a 15-mile-diameter circle centered at Imperial Dam. Please contact the coordinator Lin Piest at firstname.lastname@example.org to pick a location and sign up.
Wednesday Bird Walks
Join us at the Yuma East Wetlands every Wednesday morning for a chance to go birding in the wetlands park. No experience is necessary. Meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot and look for the birders wearing binoculars.
Close to Christmas we hold our annual
Christmas Bird Count (CBC) and Birdathon. We count and monitor the status of birds around Imperial NWR, Laguna Dam, and Mittry Lake. The count circle encompases desert, the Colorado River, lakes, marshes, and agricultural areas; our species count is typically 115-120 species, with highs of 133 in 1982 and 1984. The 2020 CBC will be held on Dec 19th. Please contact the coordinator Lin Piest at email@example.com to participate.
To view the results of past bird counts visit the National Audubon Society CBC website: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count
Here are some of our better count-day sightings from the banner 2010 count:
- 4 Barrow's Goldeneyes at Senator Wash, CA
- Red-throated Loon at Ferguson Lake
- Horned Grebe at Senator Wash
- Immature male Surf Scoter at Senator Wash
- Female Black Scoter at Senator Wash
- Varied Thrush at YPG
- American Redstart and Northern Parula at Imperial NWR
- Black & White Warbler at Betty's Kitchen
- Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Hidden Shores RV Park
- Lawrence's Goldfinches in a desert wash west of Senator Wash
Membership can be at the national or chapter level, or both. Fee
structures and benefits are as follows:
$10 for local
- Local members receive e-mail birding and meeting alerts, and are welcome to join us for monthly meetings and field
$20 for national members
- National members receive
Audubon Magazine and automatically become members of our local
chapter. Enroll at www.audubon.org
Black-necked Stilt chick
Imperial NWR http://www.fws.gov/refuge/imperial/
Local & National Rare Bird Reports American Birding Association
Yuma County Bird Guide
Salton Sea Bird Guide
ASU - AZ bird songs
Thick-billed Kingbird - Yuma Main Drain