Field Notes

Field Notes: Reflecting on My First Trip to the Border Wildlife Study

February 1, 2022

“You might want gaiters,” suggested our Program Director Emily Burns a few days before my first trip to our Border Wildlife Study cameras in the Patagonia Mountains.​​ The suggestion caught…
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Consejos para proteger a los gatos salvajes: ¡Limitación para los linces!

January 31, 2022

Creemos en un mundo donde los gatos salvajes icónicos prosperan, un mundo donde el personal del parque y las comunidades locales están unidos y brindan un paso seguro para la…
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Community’s Choice: The 19 Best FotoFauna Photos of 2021

January 3, 2022

On December 16, Sky Island Alliance and Saguaro National Park co-presented the second annual “Sky Island FotoFauna Best Of” event to celebrate twelve months of wildlife across the Sky Island…
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Celebrating 2021 on Our Border Wildlife Study Cameras

December 28, 2021

It’s hard to believe the Border Wildlife Study entered its second year in 2021, with over three million photos detected since March of 2020 and over 60,000 photos containing some…
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Tips for Protecting Wild Cats #3: Let’s Talk Domestic Cats

December 14, 2021

We believe in a world where iconic wild cats thrive, a world where park staff and local communities are united and provide safe passage for wildlife across public lands and…
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FotoFauna First Year Results—The Species in Your Neighborhood

November 24, 2021

When I first moved to Tucson and found a badger footprint outside one summer morning, I was shocked — I had no idea my neighborhood had badgers! Now with the first-year…
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Sky Island FotoFauna: Introducing Our New Lending Library Kit Program

November 23, 2021

Earlier this year, we sat down as a team to brainstorm how to make Sky Island FotoFauna more accessible to rural communities and schools. Our solution was to launch a “lending library” program for FotoFauna cameras — and we’re excited to share that…
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FotoFauna First Year Results—Species by the Numbers

November 15, 2021

If you regularly check a wildlife camera at home, you probably have an excellent sense of which wildlife species are photographed most often at your camera site. For my home cameras, cottontails and…
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Field Notes: Porcupines in the Sky Islands? A More Likely Sighting than You Think

November 10, 2021

Photo captions: A North American porcupine hanging out on a log on a Border Wildlife Study camera. ​In September 2021, one of our Border Wildlife Study cameras detected this adorable porcupine as…
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Webinar Recap: Tips for Living Well with Urban Wildlife

November 4, 2021

This morning, Zoë Rossman, urban ecologist and University of New Mexico Ph.D student, opened our eyes to the amazing adaptations of wildlife thriving in our cities and spoke to how…
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