Field Notes

Cómo los datos de cámaras trampa pueden cambiar ley estatal

February 20, 2020

La carretera 2 en el norte de Sonora, México, es una de las principales barreras que previene a la vida silvestre moverse entre el norte y el sur en la región de las Islas del Cielo. Debido a esta preocupación, Sky Island Alliance, en colaboración con Wildlands Network, monitoreó la carretera 2 de Sonora con…
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How wildlife camera data can change state policy

February 19, 2020

Highway 2 in northern Sonora, Mexico is one of the major barriers for wildlife to move north and south in the Sky Island region. Due to this concern Sky Island Alliance, in collaboration with Wildlands Network, monitored Sonora’s Highway 2 with direct observations and wildlife cameras to document roadkill hotspots in 2016 and 2018. This was done to help inform…
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Sky Island SPOTlight: Ruby, Arizona

February 17, 2020

Ruby Arizona was once a mining town started in the 1870s. It was abandoned in the 1940s and now a ghost town today. Located in Santa Cruz, County Arizona it is nestled in the Pajarito Mountians west of Nogales, Ruby Arizona really is a gem of the region. While it is one of the best-preserved…
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Friday Creature Feature: Javelina

February 14, 2020

The collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), or more commonly known here in the Southwest as the javelina, is a stout pig-like creature with grizzled coarse hair, long nose, and short legs. They have a white line of hair running from under their neck to their shoulders, giving them their name. The collared peccary is in the…
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Tips and Tricks to ID wildlife photos

February 12, 2020

Not all of our wildlife images are Instagram worthy, our cameras take tens of thousands of photos each year and the majority of them are just of animals moving about their day. Being able to pick out and identify animals in each wildlife camera is a skill and requires training your eye to look for….
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How to check your wildlife camera

February 5, 2020

If you haven’t read the previous post about setting up a camera, I highly recommend it, find it here: How SIA Sets Up Our Wildlife Cameras If you have read our previous blog post about how to set-up a wildlife camera, you are now ready to learn how to check your camera. This protocol is…
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Sky Island SPOTlight: Davidson Canyon

February 3, 2020

Davidson Canyon is a thirty-minute drive from Downtown Tucson, and a little past the town of Vail. This beautiful canyon flows North from the Santa Rita Mountains, crosses I-10, and connects with Cienega Creek. Cienega Creek is a perennial stream, with riparian vegetation that creates crucial habitat for wildlife as well as amazing recreation areas…
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Friday Creature Feature: Mule deer

February 2, 2020

You can find mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) across Western North American. From central Mexico to southern Alaska. They inhabit the deserts, grasslands, chaparral, forests and mountains of the region. In Southern Arizona, they are frequently seen at lower elevations in the deserts and grasslands, but they will move to higher elevations during the warm summer…
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Preestreno: Resultados de cámaras trampa

January 23, 2020

Actualmente estoy terminando un análisis de todos los datos de cámaras trampa de nuestro Programa de Monitoreo de Vida Silvestre. Los datos analizados aquí provienen de una combinación de cámaras que son propiedad de SIA, así como las cámaras personales de voluntarios y organizaciones asociadas. Todas estas cámaras son controladas y operadas por voluntarios, y…
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SIA Wildlife Camera Data Report – Preview

January 22, 2020

Currently I am wrapping up an analysis of all the wildlife camera data from our Wildlife Linkages Monitoring Program. The data analyzed here is from a combination of cameras that are owned by SIA as well as the personal cameras from volunteers and partner organizations. All these cameras are checked and operated by volunteers, and…
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