Field Notes

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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Gaps in Our Wildlife Data

January 29, 2020

Over the years Sky Island Alliance has worked across the region, both north and south of the border, in a variety of conservation efforts that include wildlife monitoring. While we would love to have cameras across the Sky Island region, the areas we can reach are limited since we are a small staff with limited…
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Cámaras y Corredores

January 28, 2020

La misión de Sky Island Alliance es proteger y restaurar la diversidad de vida y el terreno en la región de las islas serranas madrenses. Esta región única une la meseta de Colorado en los EE. UU. con la Sierra Madre Occidental en México a través de una serie de ‘Islas del Cielo’ en Arizona y Sonora que surgen de los mares del desierto y…
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Cameras and Corridors

January 25, 2020

Sky Island Alliance’s mission is to protect and restore the diversity of life and lands in the Sky Island region. This unique region bridges the Colorado Plateau in the US and the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico through a series of ‘Sky Islands’ in Arizona and Sonora that rise out of desert seas and provide vibrant mountain habitat for plants, animals, and people of the southwest.  At…
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Do you live near the border and want to help protect wildlife?

January 15, 2020

In 2019 Sky Island Alliance collected 9,600 photos of wildlife (2019 Top 10 photos). We want to make 2020 the year of 20,000 wildlife photos, and we need your help to do so! Through our Wildlife at the Wall project Sky Island Alliance is currently working on bringing together Mexican and American sister parks, conservation…
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Top 10 Wildlife Photos of 2019

December 31, 2019

During the course of 2019, Sky Island Alliance has collected 9600 photos of wildlife, 6645 of those came from cameras within 5 miles of the Border. This data was collected and submitted by our volunteers and partner organizations. It was hard to select the best photos, as every image of our Sky Island wildlife is…
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Friday Creature Feature: Black-tailed Jackrabbit

December 27, 2019

Last week we highlighted the antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni). This week we will cover the other Lepus species that we get on our cameras, the Black-tailed jackrabbit (Lepus californicus). You can find the black-tailed jackrabbit in low-elevation deserts and scrub lands across the west. They range from Missouri in the east, to the California coasts…
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Friday Creature Feature: Antelope Jackrabbit

December 20, 2019

Surprisingly many species in the southwest are understudied, and the antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni) is one of them. Found only in Arizona and Northwestern Mexico. The antelope jackrabbits live in desert shrub and grasslands. They prefer open spaces where they can spot and run away from predators in plenty of time. The antelope jackrabbit is…
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Friday Creature Feature: Greater roadrunner

December 6, 2019

The greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a striking and culturally famous bird of the southwest, from classic cartoons to local hockey teams. They are a member of the cuckoo family and is closely related to the lesser roadrunner (Geococcyx velox) that lives in Mexico. You can find greater roadrunners in deserts, grasslands, and arid scrublands…
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Turkey Time in the Sky Islands!

November 28, 2019

On this day when turkeys are at the center of public attention, it is important to learn and remember the history of our own native turkey in the Sky Island region.  There are two sub-species of turkeys native to Arizona: the smaller Merriam’s turkey found in the pine forests of Northern Arizona and the Gould’s…
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