A pair of Snowy Egrets, white wading birds with long legs and necks, take off from a shallow water flat.
Snowy Egrets. Photo: Dan Ion/Audubon Photography Awards

Advancing Water Security in Arizona

Water is the most precious resource in the West—for people, birds, and other wildlife.

In the American West, water is life—for people, and for nature. Birds tell us there are essential freshwater-dependent habitats throughout the West—these include the rivers of the Colorado River Basin; as well as the tributaries, wetlands, and groundwater connections to essential waterways.

In Arizona, Audubon pursues science, promotes policies, and encourages on-the-ground conservation that supports river and habitat health—for birds and people. We work within our Water strategy to maintain river and groundwater levels; restore valuable habitat; and promote reliable water supplies for humans, birds, fish, and wildlife. Audubon seeks a livable and equitable future in the West.

Learn more about our work to secure water for birds and people in Arizona:

Get Involved and Take Action

Audubon mobilizes advocacy actions through our Western Rivers Action Network, which is a community of organizations, advocates, and constituents who want to protect and restore healthy rivers and support a variety of other conservation goals across the arid West. Join today.

Western Rivers Action Network

Join the Western Rivers Action Network

Join Audubon's Western Water Action Network to receive action alerts about water issues, as well as issues that are affecting birds nationwide. You will be able to weigh in on water management decisions that will shape the future of Western rivers, lakes and the birds, wildlife, and people that depend on them.

Updates and News on Arizona's Water Security

Bird of the Month: Azure Bluebird (Sialia sialis fulva)
Birds

Bird of the Month: Azure Bluebird (Sialia sialis fulva)

The charismatic bird of the Sonoran sky islands.

The Gila River West of Phoenix
Conservation

The Gila River West of Phoenix

How a collaboration including Audubon and partners is revitalizing this important river corridor

Education Intern Contributes to Audubon Southwest Conservation Work
News

Education Intern Contributes to Audubon Southwest Conservation Work

Plans to continue protecting native wildlife and nature habitats

Bird of the Month: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
News

Bird of the Month: Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Viewing nature through my sketchbooks

Connecting with birds, nature, and community
News

Connecting with birds, nature, and community

Each year, we engage thousands of people and connect them with the outdoors and natural world, helping them to appreciate their role and responsibility within it

Vote for Southwest Bird of the Year 2024
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Vote for Southwest Bird of the Year 2024

Help us choose the 2024 Bird of the Year from three candidates, each representing one of our centers and a different habitat type.

Bird of the Month: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
News

Bird of the Month: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)

Swainson’s Hawk is one of those birds that can catch your attention when hundreds fill the sky overhead, mixed with migrating Redtail Hawks and an occasional Golden Eagle

El nuevo jardín de polinizadores del Río Salado proporciona un hogar para que prosperan las abejas, las mariposas y los pájaros
Native Plants For Native Birds

El nuevo jardín de polinizadores del Río Salado proporciona un hogar para que prosperan las abejas, las mariposas y los pájaros

Las asociaciones y la subvención para la restauración ecológica unen a la comunidad para embellecer el lugar

New Rio Salado Pollinator Garden provides a home for bees, butterflies, and birds to flourish
Native Plants For Native Birds

New Rio Salado Pollinator Garden provides a home for bees, butterflies, and birds to flourish

Partnerships and ecological restoration grant brings community together to beautify grounds

Hands on STEAM learning at Rio Salado
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Hands on STEAM learning at Rio Salado

Plus three free activities!

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