Field Notes

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Rastreo de vida silvestre en las tierras fronterizas

June 1, 2022

Read in English Hace dos semanas, cinco rastreadores con Sky Island Alliance fueron a la frontera a lo largo de las estribaciones occidentales de las montañas Patagonia de Arizona para…
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Looking for wildlife tracks

Wildlife Tracking in the Borderlands

Leer en español Two weeks ago, five SIA trackers went down to the border along the western foothills of Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains to document wildlife use of the borderlands. We…
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Summer Intern Stories: The Writing in the Sand—Wildlife Tracking in Aravaipa Canyon

August 16, 2021

Written by Aleidys Lopez Romero, a 2021 Sky Island Alliance Binational Internship Program participant. While exploring the extravagant views offered within Aravaipa Canyon [this summer], Sky Island Alliance staff along with…
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Notes from the Field: Wildlife in San Antonio Canyon

May 18, 2021

Recently, Sky Island Alliance staff had the opportunity to take a group of reporters down to our Border Wildlife Study area so that they could see what’s at stake with the threat of…
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Wildlife Tracking 101: A-what-a-grade?

October 16, 2019

Animals have evolved various form of locomotion to get around. Terrestrial animals have common three types of locomotion: plantigrade, digitigrade, and unguligrade. You can see an animal’s locomotion type in…
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Wildlife Tracking 101: Anatomy of a Track

October 9, 2019

To learn how to track you must first understand some basics of anatomy. If you can understand what part of the foot made that mark, and if you know terminology,…
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Borderlands Festival and Tracking Blitz

October 8, 2019

This past Saturday we celebrated the borderland region by attending the Borderlands Festival hosted by Coronado National Memorial. There was great dancing, food, and fun for all. Sky Island Alliance…
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Where Does Wildlife Go?

October 4, 2019

We recently explored a small section of existing border wall habitat on the US side of the border with Mexico at Coronado Memorial. A sandy wash meanders southward through the…
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Wildlife Tracking 101: How many toes?

October 2, 2019

Did you know you can separate animal footprints, also called tracks based on how many toes you see? There are many variables that can affect how many toes show up,…
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Oracle Road Wildlife Crossing Dedication, Tour and Celebration

May 10, 2016

Come join us for a celebration and very special opportunity to tour the new wildlife bridge and underpass crossings near Catalina State Park. Volunteers needed to help with the event, and all are welcome to attend.