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: Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
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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!

Historic $300 million appropriated for New Mexico water conservation, agriculture, and outdoor recreation
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Historic $300 million appropriated for New Mexico water conservation, agriculture, and outdoor recreation

State legislative session results in Audubon-supported funding for Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund

Bird of the Month: Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)
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Bird of the Month: Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus)

Just in time for the changing season, you can listen for this bird of the month’s song! Rock Wrens are remarkable singers that can have a song repertoire of more than 100 song types, many of which appear to be learned from their neighbors.

Bird of the Month: Lucy’s Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae)
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Bird of the Month: Lucy’s Warbler (Oreothlypis luciae)

Lucy’s Warblers are small, desert-dwelling warblers found in the Southwestern United States. These warblers have historically found their stronghold in dense, lowland riparian mesquite bosques, which can be some of the hottest places in the country.

New Mexico legislative session could bring millions to conservation efforts
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New Mexico legislative session could bring millions to conservation efforts

The Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund would provide support toward the preservation of New Mexico land, water, and bird populations.

The Great Backyard Bird Count
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The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16-19, 2024

Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Survey Training, June 20-21, 2024
Get Involved

Western Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Survey Training, June 20-21, 2024

Registration is open and space is limited, so grab your spot today!

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