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Ten Mighty Easy Ways to Support Liberty Wildlife's Mission

By: Megan Mosby, Executive Director

  1. Make an outright donation: Cash, check, credit card.
  2. Take part in a workplace giving opportunity: ask your boss about the possibility.
  3. Sign up for a sustainable (monthly) donation: Check with your bank to see how easy it is.
  4. Look into making a donation in kind: services, equipment, building materials, food, etc.
  5. Join the Liberty Wildlife membership: many levels to do many different things.
  6. Do your gift shopping or shopping in general at www.libertywildlife.net: see our store offerings.
  7. Make a Charitable Trust gift, bequest, or an “in honor of” donation for a loved one.
  8. Support our AWE program by sponsoring one of our educational ambassadors.
  9. Come to one of our fundraisers: Wishes for Wildlife, Birdies Fore Birds, Born 2B Wild.
  10. Buy a calendar or a raffle ticket for a Harley-Davidson, or donate an item to our auction.

See how easy it can be for you to find the perfect way (or ways) to help us “nurture the nature of Arizona.”

You can be a part of the team that helped almost 3500 animals last year, providing over 450 educational programs across three states, provide assistance to corporations, agencies, and private citizens to address any negative impact with wildlife before it happens, and to provide non-eagle feathers to Native Americans across the United States.

 A very brief history on the Christmas bird count / Birds that dont migrate

By: Terry Stevens,
Liberty Wildlife Operations Director

Since we have had a few articles on the “Christmas Bird Count” in Nature News over the years, we decided that it might be a good idea to give a brief history of the event. It’s not a long tale, but it starts on a grisly note…


By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

People all over the country will be traveling for the holidays this December. Birds do something similar, except rather than heading off to visit loved ones (or to get away from them), birds fly to more seasonable climes, where temperatures are mild and food is plentiful. Swainson's hawks, famed for their mass migration to the pampas of Argentina, do so because the Argentinian winter is far more hospitable than their native Canada during the same period.


The Gila River

By: Claudia Kirscher,
Liberty Wildlife Education Volunteer

Over the years, the Gila River has been called Hahquahsaeel, Helay, Jila, Rio Azul, Xila, Rio de Nombre Jesus, Rio de Apostoles, Florida, and Poison River. One reference gave the origin of the present name as a Mimbres Apache word meaning "spider," given the many fingers of the headwaters, stretching as random as a black widow's web (of course, this is my favorite). More likely, it is a Spaniard's interpretation of Hahquahsaeel (salty water running) simplified to Gila.


By: Carol Suits, Volunteer Coordinator

Hey Kids!

Ready for a fun craft? Try making these holiday themed bird treats for your friends and family:

Hop on the computer and check out these sites:


Put on your eagle eyes and try this wild animal word find!

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