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Hummingbird Articles

Myths and Facts Concerning Feeding Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Antics

Dangers Hummingbirds Face

Raising Baby Hummingbirds

Hummingbird Myths and Facts

Hummingbird Metabolism

Hummingbird Eating Insects

Color Preferences

Notes and Tips About Attracting Hummingbirds

What's Important to Know About Hummingbird Feeders

Hummingbird Migration

 Dealing With Uninvited Guests at Your Hummingbird Feeders

Some Notes about Hummingbird Feeders

Nectar Producing Plants and their Relationship to Hummingbirds

Hummers in the Hand

Hummingbird Bills and Tongues

Bird Species


White - winged Dove

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird #2

Greater Roadrunner


Northern Cardinal

Sandhill Cranes

Owl Myths and Legends

Great Horned Owl

Goldfinches in South East Arizona



Being Successful in Attracting and Feeding Orioles

Quail Behavior, Traits, and Characteristics

Gambel's Quail

Gambel's Quail #2

Northern Caracara

American Kestral

Demise of The Passenger Pigeon #1

Demise of The Passenger Pigeon #2

Demise of The Passenger Pigeon #3

Parrots in the American Landscape

Trogons in Southern Arizona

Vermilion Flycatchers

The Raven

Montezuma Quail



Ina Road Bridge at Santa Cruz River

Sabino Canyon

Tanque Verde Wash

Empire / La Cienega

Pima Canyon

Tohono Chul Park

Agua Caliente Park

Birding and Camping New Mexico

Birds of the Sierra Madre

Our Great American Road Trip

General Information

Bird Senses

Bird Song

Range and Territory in Birds

Glue Board Traps

Forest Fires and Effects on Wildlife

Bird Names by Groups

Basic Binocular Knowledge

Increasing Backyard Diversity

Birds, Water, and Summer Heat

Avian Coping Mechanisms for Heat and Drought

When a Birdie helps a Birdie...

Notes on Transplanting Mexican Elderberry by Charles Bowden

Soundly Sleeping Birds

Responsible Backyard Birdfeeding

Mysterious Eggs

Distraction Displays

Bird Songs and Their Inspirational Effect Humans

Birders, Gardeners and Controlling Pests

Bird Houses and Cavity Nesters

Some Basic Birdfeeding Tips

Birding 101

Becoming a Birder


From the Literature

Avian Parenting

Rewards of Backyard Birding

Common Avian Diseases

Notes About Bird Food

Growing a Local Business

Feathers - Part One

Feathers - Part Two - The Plume Trade

Birding and Conservation Organizations in Tucson

Butterflies in Southern Arizona

Uses of Feathers in American Indigenous Cultures-Part One

Uses of Feathers in American Indigenous Cultures- Part Two

Short Selections from the Newsletter Article Archive

Alexander Skutch...My Favorite Ornithologist

Early Birdwatchers and the Birth of Ornithology Part 1

Early Birdwatchers and the Birth of Ornithology Part 2

Early Birdwatchers and the Birth of Ornithology Part 3


Bats at Hummingbird Feeders

The Birds of Heaven (And Other Favorite Bird Stories)

Understanding Conservation Status

Colin Rees Ornithology & Climate Change

Gale Sherman Wildlife Artist & Author-  A Photography & Artwork Essay

Birding During the Pandemic