Date: 8/4/17 8:44 am From: Robert A. Behrstock, Naturewide Images <rbehrstock...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] Aug 18/19: C.W. Painter Bioblitz, Rodeo, NM
The second annual C.W. Painter Bioblitz is scheduled for August 18-19 and the website is now up. The event straddles the Arizona/New Mexico border in an area that hosts an abundance of birdlife. This year's monsoon rains have been generous and the area is verdant. Registration, talks and two meals will be held at the wonderful new convention center adjacent to the Chihuahuan Desert Museum in Rodeo, New Mexico. Last year, a number of Tucson and Hereford birders joined Portal/Rodeo locals to participate in the event but we hope to draw folks from other areas. eBirders will note that the Chiricahuas, the lowlands to the east, and adjacent New Mexico are speckled with Hotspots and there are opportunities for surprises at every elevation. If you have friends who are interested in plants, bugs, or reptiles, bring them along as all life forms are being tallied. For rules, a schedule of talks, lodging suggestions (Paradise, Portal, Rodeo, Douglas) and registration info., please see the website.