Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch

An ecological fieldstation dedicated to the preservation and study of southwestern grassland ecosystems.

The 8,000-acre Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society in southeastern Arizona, administered by National Audubon through Audubon Arizona, is an ecological field station dedicated to the preservation and study of southwestern grassland ecosystems. The Research Ranch has become a nationally known center for environmental education and research, involving several universities, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and numerous other organizations.

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Potluck Presentations
Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch

Potluck Presentations

Bring adult beverages and a dish to share. We’ll provide tea, coffee and place settings!

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Birds Found at the Research Ranch

Botteri's Sparrow

Latin:  Peucaea botterii

Illustration for Botteri's Sparrow

Baird's Sparrow

Latin:  Centronyx bairdii

Illustration for Baird's Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Latin:  Peucaea cassinii

Illustration for Cassin's Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Latin:  Ammodramus savannarum

Illustration for Grasshopper Sparrow

Montezuma Quail

Latin:  Cyrtonyx montezumae

Illustration for Montezuma Quail

Black-chinned Sparrow

Latin:  Spizella atrogularis

Illustration for Black-chinned Sparrow

Brewer's Sparrow

Latin:  Spizella breweri

Illustration for Brewer's Sparrow

Sprague's Pipit

Latin:  Anthus spragueii

Illustration for Sprague's Pipit

Eastern Bluebird

Latin:  Sialia sialis

Illustration for Eastern Bluebird

Burrowing Owl

Latin:  Athene cunicularia

Illustration for Burrowing Owl

Northern Harrier

Latin:  Circus hudsonius

Illustration for Northern Harrier

Band-tailed Pigeon

Latin:  Patagioenas fasciata

Illustration for Band-tailed Pigeon

Willow Flycatcher

Latin:  Empidonax traillii

Illustration for Willow Flycatcher

Lucy's Warbler

Latin:  Leiothlypis luciae

Illustration for Lucy's Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Latin:  Leiothlypis virginiae

Illustration for Virginia's Warbler

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Latin:  Coccyzus americanus

Illustration for Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga nigrescens

Illustration for Black-throated Gray Warbler

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Latin:  Empidonax occidentalis

Illustration for Cordilleran Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Latin:  Empidonax wrightii

Illustration for Gray Flycatcher

MacGillivray's Warbler

Latin:  Geothlypis tolmiei

Illustration for MacGillivray's Warbler

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