Western Water News

Replicating a Census from the Past to Protect Shorebirds of the Future

February 27, 2024 — Thirty years later surveying methods haven’t changed, but have the shorebirds we’re counting?

U.S. Geological Survey Releases ‘Integrated Science Strategy’ to Assess and Monitor Water Availability and Migratory Birds at Great Basin Saline Lake Ecosystems

February 27, 2024 — An important step forward toward informing and supporting coordinated conservation actions

Celebrating the Gila River and Supporting the NM Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund

February 27, 2024 — 100 year anniversary of Gila Wilderness reminds us of need for climate resilient funding for ongoing wildlife and river protection.

Audubon's 2024 Water Priorities at the Arizona Capitol

February 12, 2024 — Audubon and partners advocate for smart water policies to protect Arizona's water.

Science to Help Birds and Reduce Costs in the Colorado River Delta

January 22, 2024 — A new publication uses machine learning to optimize habitat restoration.

Momentum Gaining on Important Water Work to Benefit Birds and People in the West

December 18, 2023 — Great Salt Lake, Colorado River, Salton Sea, and other lakes, rivers, and wetlands need lasting solutions.

Water Policy Council Recommends Improvements to Arizona's Groundwater Management

November 30, 2023 — Water Policy Council delivers recommendations to Governor Hobbs.
A Ridgway’s Rail swims in a wetland, reeds and tall grass reflected in the water.

Cocopah Indian Tribe Secures $5.5 Million for Habitat Restoration in the Colorado River Delta

November 15, 2023 — Audubon partners with Cocopah Tribe to bring more resources to key riparian area.
Groundwater in Coconino County event in Flagstaff

Groundwater in Coconino County

October 27, 2023 — Event in Flagstaff highlights importance of Arizona’s groundwater and discussed ways to manage and protect it.
A group of phalaropes swim in a lake with out of focus mountains in the distance.

Wilson’s Phalaropes and their Journey from Canada to Argentina

September 25, 2023 — Key stopovers at Great Salt Lake and Mono Lake allow for 10000 mile migrations.