Gone Cuckoo for Birds

SaddleBrooke residents Deb Sandin, Jim Hoagland, Jim Bradford, and Laurie McCoy

Jim Hoagland

It is Bird-A-Thon time again! The SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) Cuckoos are back again, and getting bigger and better. Last year’s team—birding guru Jim Hoagland, along with Jim Bradford, Laurie McCoy, and Deb Sandin—are gearing up for another fabulous outing joined by new members from the Ranch. We invite you to meet and mingle with us as we initiate our 2023 campaign.

The Bird-A-Thon is a major fundraising event for Tucson Audubon Society. It is similar to a walk-a-thon, but instead of counting miles, we count birds. During Bird-A-Thon, we combine the love of bird-watching during spring migration with support for bird conservation. The SBR Cuckoos will be doing their 24-hour freestyle birding on April 26, hoping to record more than 100 species. All the birding activities will be done here at the Ranch and throughout Pinal County.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ranch House Event Patio. Our guest speaker will be Luke Safford, director of Education and Engagement for the Tucson Audubon Society. He’ll be talking about how the funding that is raised through this event helps support connecting the people of Southeast Arizona to the natural world through birds and helps protect natural resources and their use in a responsible and sustainable manner.

To kick off the fundraiser, Jim Hoagland has graciously donated one of his roadrunner photograph prints (valued at $200). Raffle tickets are $5 each.

So don’t miss your opportunity to socialize with the SBR birding community, meet Luke Safford, and have a chance to win an awesome roadrunner print on March 28. Hope to see you there.

Please RSVP to [email protected] by March 20 if you plan on attending.