The caretakers’ residence and other facilities at Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary are in need of some costly repairs and upgrades, including an energy-efficient heating/cooling system, kitchen appliances, electrical and plumbing repairs, and more. Your support can help to make the sanctuary residence more livable and comfortable for volunteer caretakers Tim Blount and Kristy Reske and other facilities safer, more functional, and more accessible for other volunteers, staff, and visitors.
To make these improvements possible, we’ve set up a special fund devoted to this ongoing project. We hope we can count on the support of the sanctuary’s thousands of friends, fans, and followers. If you can help, please use the form below to make a donation to the Fund. Thank you for your support of SABO and Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary!
On Easter Sunday, Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary resident caretaker Tim Blount tested positive for COVID-19. Tim had developed symptoms the week before, following the first of two COVID vaccinations, and had been self-quarantined since then. Tim’s partner Kristy Reske also … Continue reading →
We’re looking for a few good volunteers to help keep the sanctuary’s feeders filled and make visitors feel welcome! You don’t need to be a morning person – afternoons are just as important. Email us or call 520-432-1388 about joining … Continue reading →
We’d like to invite all iNaturalist.org users who have visited Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary and photographed our birds, mammals, reptiles, arthropods, plants, etc. to join the Biodiversity of Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary project. Project members can add their sightings from … Continue reading →
Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary will reopen Saturday, May 16, with limited occupancy and social distancing measures. Encouraged by research indicating extremely low risk of transmission of the novel coronavirus in outdoor settings, SABO’s board of directors voted unanimously to reopen … Continue reading →
SABO’s Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary remains open under the following restrictions: We have set a goal to limit occupancy to no more than 10 visitors at a time, with restrictions on parking as necessary to enforce the limitation. Chairs have … Continue reading →
SABO’s Tuesday and Friday River Walks starting at Casa de San Pedro B&B will continue as demand dictates, with modifications to keep our staff, volunteers, and participants safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each walk will now be limited to a … Continue reading →
The coronavirus pandemic has indefinitely delayed the start of the 25th season of SABO’s hummingbird monitoring at the San Pedro House. Under these exceptional circumstances, the health and safety of our banding team and the public take priority over science … Continue reading →
Highlights of MEXICO: VERACRUZ “River of Raptors” with SABO (Private Tour) Join Sheri Williamson and Tom Wood, directors of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory, in Veracruz! Witness the World’s Largest Raptor Migration By memorized by the spectacle of 100,000 raptors streaming … Continue reading →
Thanks to a single extremely generous donation, Ash Canyon Bird Sanctuary will remain open to the public, maintained for the benefit of birds and birders under the ownership of the Southeastern Arizona Bird Observatory. We are deeply indebted to: Dr. … Continue reading →