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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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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Year-End 2021 FotoFauna Photo Celebration with Saguaro National Park

December 16, 2021

This webinar aired on December 16, 2021. As 2021 comes to a close, what better way is there to celebrate making it through another 12 months of heartache, joy, 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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Community’s Choice: The Three Best FotoFauna Photos of Summer 2021

September 28, 2021

With autumn’s cooler temperatures rolling into the Sky Island region, let’s pause and look back at the warmer months of 2021: the monsoon storms, the greening trees and shrubs, the…
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Summer FotoFauna Contest: Vote Here for the Winner!

September 20, 2021

Behold, the 15 finalists for the summer 2021 Sky Island FotoFauna photo contest — this time starring some exciting new species (including Gila monster and a Sonoran desert toad). Help…
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Concurso de fotografía: Celebre el verano con sus fotografías favoritas de FotoFauna

September 1, 2021

A medida que el verano llega a su fin, ¡hagamos una pausa para celebrar las especies que hemos visto en nuestras cámaras de vida silvestre!  Este año, el personal de Sky Island…
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Photo Contest: Celebrate Summer with Your Favorite FotoFauna Photographs

August 19, 2021

As summer comes to a close, let’s pause to celebrate the species we’ve seen on our wildlife cameras! This year, staff at Sky Island Alliance have watched bear cubs follow…
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