Field Notes

Consejos y trucos para identificar fotos de vida silvestre

February 15, 2020

No todas nuestras imágenes de vida silvestre son dignas de Instagram, nuestras cámaras toman decenas de miles de fotos cada año y la mayoría de ellas son muy difíciles de identificar. Ser capaz de seleccionar e identificar animales en cada cámara trampa es una habilidad y requiere entrenar su ojo para buscar. A continuación, le…
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Friday Creature Feature: Javelina

February 14, 2020

The collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), or more commonly known here in the Southwest as the javelina, is a stout pig-like creature with grizzled coarse hair, long nose, and short legs. They have a white line of hair running from under their neck to their shoulders, giving them their name. The collared peccary is in the…
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Tips and Tricks to ID wildlife photos

February 12, 2020

Not all of our wildlife images are Instagram worthy, our cameras take tens of thousands of photos each year and the majority of them are just of animals moving about their day. Being able to pick out and identify animals in each wildlife camera is a skill and requires training your eye to look for….
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Cómo revisar su cámara trampa

February 11, 2020

Si no ha leído la publicación anterior sobre la configuración de una cámara, se la recomiendo, encuéntrela aquí: Cómo instalamos cámaras trampa Este protocolo es cómo nosotros en SIA revisamos nuestras cámaras, espero poder transmitirle algunos consejos y trucos. Cada cuando revisar cámaras   Descubrimos que las cámaras deben visitarse cada 2 a 3 meses como…
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Friday Creature Feature: White-tailed deer

February 7, 2020

The white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is native all the way from Southern Canada to Central  America. They thrive in many habitat types including, mountains, swamps, shrublands, and rainforests. In all these ecosystems, the deer prefer dense thickets for cover, with open grassy edges for food. In the Southwest white-tailed deer can be found at higher…
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How to check your wildlife camera

February 5, 2020

If you haven’t read the previous post about setting up a camera, I highly recommend it, find it here: How SIA Sets Up Our Wildlife Cameras If you have read our previous blog post about how to set-up a wildlife camera, you are now ready to learn how to check your camera. This protocol is…
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Vote online and help SIA win $2,000!

February 4, 2020

CLICK HERE TO VOTE  Summit Hut has proudly selected Sky Island Alliance as one of this year’s five finalists for the Banff Grant! Community members decide who wins by voting for their favorite organization. You can vote during the whole month of February and the winners will be announced on March 6th. The two organizations…
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Sky Island SPOTlight: Davidson Canyon

February 3, 2020

Davidson Canyon is a thirty-minute drive from Downtown Tucson, and a little past the town of Vail. This beautiful canyon flows North from the Santa Rita Mountains, crosses I-10, and connects with Cienega Creek. Cienega Creek is a perennial stream, with riparian vegetation that creates crucial habitat for wildlife as well as amazing recreation areas…
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Friday Creature Feature: Mule deer

February 2, 2020

You can find mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) across Western North American. From central Mexico to southern Alaska. They inhabit the deserts, grasslands, chaparral, forests and mountains of the region. In Southern Arizona, they are frequently seen at lower elevations in the deserts and grasslands, but they will move to higher elevations during the warm summer…
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Datos Huecos – Áreas sin información

January 30, 2020

  Con los años, Sky Island Alliance ha trabajado en toda la región, tanto al norte como al sur de la frontera, en una variedad de esfuerzos de conservación que incluyen el monitoreo de la vida silvestre. Aunque tenemos años trabajando en la región, las áreas a las que podemos llegar son limitadas ya que somos un personal pequeño con…
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