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No one has mentioned the sewage lagoons outside Tucson.   Officially called
Sweetwater Wetlands.   Google the name to find the website.   If your are a
birder and in the Tucson area these need to be seen.  Zillions of
Yellow-headed Blackirds  among lots of other species.


On 12/15/11 3:23 PM, "Edge" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Amy, The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is an outdoor/indoor facility covering
> many, many acres.  Animals there are kept in natural habitat settings.  Many
> wild birds come to the grounds.  Some come to visit the birds held within an
> enclosure.  The captive birds are a fine sampling of southwest species--gives
> you the opportunity to sit and study them up close as they go about their
> activities, but cannot get too far away.
> 
> There is also a facility there for hummingbirds.   You can sit and observe
> those many species of hummers as they feed.  It is a great way to familiarize
> yourself with the variety of hummers that we don't see in MO.
> 
> So, enjoy the Desert Museum, take your binoculars and plan to stay for several
> hours (restaurants on the grounds).
> 
> Be sure to check out the comparative plant displays, gems, underground
> animals, and much much more.
> 
> There are many places to go near Tucson for great birding, even in February!
> Enjoy.
> 
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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> 
> 
> On Dec 15, 2011, at 11:01 AM, Amy J. Hoffman wrote:
> 
>> Have any of you been to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson? I'll be
>> visiting Tucson in February, and it looks like an awesome place to go, but I
>> want to verify one thing: The birds at the museum are captive. It's a zoo,
>> not a refuge for wild birds, right?
>>  
>> Amy J. Hoffman
>>  
>> Food helps those who help themselves.
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>> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
>> ASM Spring Meeting: April 27, 2012 in Joplin, MO
>> http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx
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> The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
> ASM Spring Meeting: April 27, 2012 in Joplin, MO
> http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx
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The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Spring Meeting: April 27, 2012 in Joplin, MO
http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx