Field Notes

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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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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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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Preestreno: Resultados de cámaras trampa

January 23, 2020

Actualmente estoy terminando un análisis de todos los datos de cámaras trampa de nuestro Programa de Monitoreo de Vida Silvestre. Los datos analizados aquí provienen de una combinación de cámaras que son propiedad de SIA, así como las cámaras personales de voluntarios y organizaciones asociadas. Todas estas cámaras son controladas y operadas por voluntarios, y…
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SIA Wildlife Camera Data Report – Preview

January 22, 2020

Currently I am wrapping up an analysis of all the wildlife camera data from our Wildlife Linkages Monitoring Program. The data analyzed here is from a combination of cameras that are owned by SIA as well as the personal cameras from volunteers and partner organizations. All these cameras are checked and operated by volunteers, and…
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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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