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Cactus Wren, Arizona's State Bird by Sheri Williamson

Bridled Titmouse by Sheri Williamson

Vermilion Flycatcher by Sheri Williamson

Montezuma Quail by Tom Wood

Ferruginous Hawk by Sheri Williamson

Broad-billed Hummingbird by Sheri Williamson

Elegant Trogon by Tom Wood

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Welcome to SABO!

The Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory (SABO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the birds of southeastern Arizona, their habitats and the diversity of species that share those habitats through research, monitoring and public education.

SABO was founded in 1996 to address the growing needs for educational activities, ecotourism development and conservation-oriented research on both public and private lands in southeastern Arizona.

Working cooperatively with government agencies, other non-profit organizations, businesses, and private landowners, SABO takes an active but non-confrontational role in local and regional conservation. Its programs include:

guided bird walks, tours, and educational workshops at local birding "hot spots"
a study of hummingbird migration on the San Pedro River in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, Friends of the San Pedro River, and private landowners
monitoring of breeding, migrating, and wintering birds in southeastern Arizona and northern Sonora in cooperation with other non-profit organizations, the BLM, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Arizona Game & Fish Department, and SEMARNAT
the Arizona Hummingbird Survey, a statewide citizen science project
classroom presentations, school field trips, and community seminars
promotion of environmentally responsible economic development through efforts such as the Southeastern Arizona Birding Trail and the Sonoran Ecotourism Project.

Though a few programs have been funded through fees, contracts, or grants, much of SABO's work is made possible by the generosity of its members and donors. If you find this web site useful, whether in planning a birding trip or just answering a question about birds, we hope you will consider becoming a member or making a donation to help us continue and expand our work on behalf of birds and the people who love them. We now accept memberships and donations via PayPal.

Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory
P.O. Box 5521
Bisbee, AZ 85603-5521

(520) 432-1388

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SABO is a federally recognized tax-exempt charitable organization as defined under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; contributions are tax-deductible. SABO is a cooperator in Partners In Flight and a member of the American Bird Conservancy's Bird Conservation Alliance.

This site was last updated Sunday, December 14, 2008.

Site design and graphics by Sheri Williamson, photos copyright by Tom Wood and/or Sheri Williamson except as noted. Please direct comments and suggestion to the webmaster. All photos and graphics on these pages are copyrighted and may not be reproduced or distributed without permission of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory or the individual copyright owner.

Our sincerest thanks to Kevin and Barbara Monahan for introducing us to HTML, giving SABO its first home on the Web, and providing us with support, encouragement and software along the way.

This site was created using Adobe PageMill 2.0 and 3.0 and Microsoft FrontPage 2002; graphics were created using CorelDraw 5.0 and 9.0 and Adobe Photoshop 4.0 and Elements. Free JavaScripts provided by The JavaScript Source