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May Key Dates & Events
 
May 1, 2007
7:30 p.m.
  Birding By Ear
  We are fortunate to have Larry Liese speak at our banquet. A long-time member of Tucson Audubon, Larry hails from Vermont and is a terrific guide whether in Mexico, Central America, or Arizona. He leads field trips, birding and natural history trips throughout southern Arizona, as well as Belize, Chihuahua, Jalisco, Mata Ortiz and other south of the border spots. Larry started the Dastardly Duos column for Tucson Audubon and teaches a course on birding by ear. He loves sharing his passion for birds with people of all levels and his excitement and enthusiasm are contagious. Come and learn about birding by ear just in time to practice. NOTE: The May program will be associated with our Annual Banquet. Although there is no charge to attend our general membership meetings, the annual banquet does require a dinner reservation and associated cost. Check our Web site, newsletter, or contact a board member for location information.
   
May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2007
7:30 a.m.
  Arboretum at Flagstaff Birdwalks
  Find out why The Arboretum is such a great place for birdwatching on one of the Saturday Morning Birdwalks. Volunteer guides from the Audubon Society will help visitors to identify many migratory and resident species of birds that enjoy the pond and plant diversity in the gardens. Visit thearb.org for more information.
   
May 12, 2007
6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  Migratory Bird Day at the Arboretum
  Boyce Thompson Arboretum has a checklist with more than 270 species of birds. Learn to identify birds on a guided birdwalk from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., then attend a classroom presentation about avian photography by EJ Peiker. Volunteer wildlife rehabbers will have a living exhibit of migratory birds as well as other injured or orphaned mammals and reptiles that have been rescued; local Audubon Societies will have field guides and gear available at their tent.
   
May 18-20, 2007
Friday 12:00 p.m. to Sunday 12:00 p.m.
  Becoming an Outdoor Woman Workshop
  Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) introduces women to outdoors skills in an enjoyable, non-threatening environment. Expert instructors teach women skills such as canoeing, rock climbing, using a compass, fly fishing, Dutch oven cooking, archery and many more. Classes are held during the day, and evenings are filled with fun and entertainment like night hikes, musicians, and storytellers. Scheduled for May 18-20, 2007 and again Aug. 17-19, 2007. The program is held at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. Meals are provided, and participants sleep in cabins. The event starts at noon on Friday and ends at noon on Sunday. Cost for entire workshop is $235. Visit azwildlife.org for more information.
   
May 26, 27 & 28, 2007
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  Bowhunter Happening
  "Bowhunter Happening" 28th annual Arizona 3-D shoot at Sunrise Park Resort Cyclone Base in Greer, Arizona. One of the largest family archery 3-D shoots in the west. Host of the "Western States Triple Crown" 3-D championship. Contact Arizona Bowhunters Association Web site for more information.
   
* Additional events for this month will be added as they become available. Please check back or submit your event from the link above.
 
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