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The Prescott Audubon Newsletter

October 2023

Upcoming Field Trips

Coming in October

Saturday – Oct 7 – Monthly Watson Woods Walk – 8:30 am

Monday – Oct 9 – Bridle Creek/Bagdad

Wednesday – Oct 18 – BWB* Watson Woods/Peavine – 8:00 am

Coming in November

Saturday – Nov 4 – Monthly Watson Woods Walk – 9:00 am

Thurs Nov 16 – Date Creek Ranch

For More Information

BWB*. All sites are accessible for mobility-challenged birders and open to everyone.

Click here for Bird Walks at the Lookout

Window on Nature

Our live speaker program has

A new venue, a new view on nature! 

We had a wonderful turnout to meet Moonlight,

the Western Screech Owl) and her handler Tori at the opening September meeting.

The Natural History Institute, 126 North Marina Street,

in beautiful downtown Prescott. 

We are happy to offer this event free to our entire community!

Seating in limited. Reservations are required.  

Programs begin with a half-hour meet-and-greet at 6:30 PM.

The talks begin at 7PM.

WoN Reservations

Join Us on Thursday, October 26

Non-releasable Birds of Prey

with Liberty Wildlife

Liberty Wildlife Education volunteers, Claudia and Chris, will bring a variety of raptors, both nocturnal and diurnal for an up-close and personal look at birds most often seen at a distance through binoculars and scopes. You will hear species details as well as the history of each bird, how it was rescued and came to Liberty.

Can't make it on Thursday?

Go to Window on Nature-Prescott Audubon Society.

Now you will be able to watch the meeting live on YouTube. You will see this meeting listed with a banner saying "UPCOMING". On the day of presentation, click the meeting announcement. At the time of the meeting, the video will go live. Recordings of previous meetings are also at this link.

To Register

Come Join the Celebration

The Lookout, formerly Jay’s Bird Barn, has invited our organization, Prescott Audubon Society, to be their special guest on Saturday, October 28th at their new store location at 1230 Willow Creek Road as part of a fundraiser. The Lookout is celebrating their 20th year in business, and is hosting a week-long anniversary event where a different local non-profit is being featured each day. A portion of their sales for Saturday the 28th will be donated to the Prescott Audubon Society, so we wanted to invite all of our members to shop at The Lookout on that day. The more sales we can generate at their store, the larger the donation to our organization! We will also have a booth in the store on that day where we will be meeting with the customers frequenting the store. 

Saturday will be the culmination of the week-long anniversary event, and will be the biggest day of the whole week. There will be a catered lunch from 11:00-2:00. Other activities include book signing by local authors, vendors, the announcement of the photo contest winners (at noon) as well as the winners (and prizes) for those who participated in the 2023 Birding Challenge. It will definitely be a fun and festive day and we hope to support this event for a business that does so much for the birding community. 

The store is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The entrance to the store is off of Black Drive—at the intersection of Willow Creek Road and Black Drive. The Lookout is a backyard wild bird and nature gift store, a complete Hallmark Gold Crown Store, and a complete optics store with both Vortex and Swarovski binoculars, spotting scopes, rifle scopes, tripods, and optics accessories. We hope to see you on Oct. 28th at The Lookout to support this fantastic fundraiser.

Experienced Birders Needed!!!!!

 Get Involved! 

We welcome experienced birders willing to lead field trips and share expertise with an enthusiastic group. Please email 

to volunteer.

$1000 Environmental Scholarships

Available for 2024!

Do you know a college student who is passionate about the environment and about contributing to environmental conservation? Are they currently pursuing a degree and attending a college in Yavapai or Mohave County? Or maybe you yourself fit this profile.

The Prescott Audubon Society’s scholarship committee will soon be accepting applications for the 2024 cycle of the annual Environmental Scholarship. Interested undergraduate students can find the online application, eligibility details, and criteria for selection on the PAS website: Scholarships & Youth - Prescott Audubon Society


Applicants do not have to be majoring in environmental science. One past awardee was getting a Bachelor’s degree in Global Security, and his project focused on water conservation in the Middle East. Another awardee pursued an Associate’s degree in Oenology and worked on recycling the waste from crushed grapes. Last year’s recipient is seeking a degree in Cultural and Regional Studies, and plans to engage Native American students in conservation efforts along the Colorado River system.


The message is: The environment is everyone’s responsibility, and ideas for protecting it come from all segments of the world’s populations. So, please pass the word. Applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2023. Deadline for submissions: Nov 15, 2023

Funds for the scholarship come from PAS’s yearly Bird-a-thon.


Signed Mary Trevor, Chair, Scholarship Committee


Daily 9am-5pm, August 27-November 5,

Grand Canyon Yaki Point

Info: Hawkwatch

Used by permission from author Rosemary Mosco,

Congratulations Scholarship Winners 

Prescott Audubon Society is a contributing sponsor for the AZFO (Arizona Field Ornithologists) scholarship to attend the annual meeting that was held on September 16 in Payson, AZ. Congratulations to Paul Heveran and Irene Perez who were this year's winners. It’s wonderful to see the young people who are entering this field. 

Please visit the PAS FB Group page for articles and fabulous photos from Walt Anderson