BIRDS OF THE SONORAN DESERT, 2:30-4:30pm, Thursday, January 24, RH Johnson Lecture Hall; $10 fee.
You will learn about the environments for Sonoran Desert birds and the various species of birds and their calls that are found there. Also, you will learn about the unique traits of the four regions of the Sonoran Desert and how plants, animals and birds adapt to the different climates and landscapes, with an emphasis on the Sonoran uplands.
Instructor Eric Hough is a Hassayampa/Vulture Mountain Regional Park Interpretative Ranger where he leads monthly bird walks and programs and makes a wide range of nature-related educational presentations. His background is as a bird biologist and he is currently serving on the Arizona Bird (Records) Committee and has been involved with Arizona Field Ornithologists (AZFO) for over a decade, including compiling seasonal observation reports for our website and newsletters, and coordinating field expeditions. One of his interests with Arizona birds is biogeographical distribution, status, and seasonal occurrence.