Wildlife conservation has become critical for all Arizona species groups such as amphibians, birds, bats, and turtles. Each article posted in this blog introduces a group, comments on conservation needs, and provides references and a species checklist. Emphasis is on the species found in Agua Fria River Basin of central Arizona, and the habitats near the Agua Fria River in the town of Dewey-Humboldt. Send questions or comments to the Agua Fria Open Space Alliance, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The chicks peering out of the nest in the photograph are Great Horned Owls. The nest is in a Cottonwood tree near the Agua Fria River.