Field Notes

FotoFauna Photo Management Hacks

March 2, 2022

Sky Island FotoFauna is our regional wildlife camera network powered by volunteers sharing monthly species checklists in Mexico and the U.S. To submit data, FotoFauna only requires one photo per…
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Snails of Arizona

February 22, 2022

Snails are an animal that takes me by surprise here in the desert. It seems like it wouldn’t be wet enough here for them to survive. It turns out, snails…
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Join the 25th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17, 2022

Attention all birders, birder wannabes, and community science lovers (looking at you Spring Seekers and FotoFauna checklisters)! The 25th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is coming to your yard, or wherever…
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Bobcat in yard

Tips for Protecting Wild Cats #4: Make Your Yard Cat Friendly

February 11, 2022

We envision 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 private…
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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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