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Unintended Visitor


By: Gail Cochrane,
LWL Volunteer

The assumption that a Liberty Wildlife education program is just about birds of prey overlooks a colorful cast of characters whose lifestyles offer a more complete understanding of the Sonoran Desert. With their bizarre looks and foreign habits, reptiles are often underappreciated and misunderstood.
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Flight of the Condor | Monarch Butterfly migration is not a vacation
Curious Condor

By: Greg Martin,
Medical Services Volunteer

Though doves and other passerines make up the bulk of our patients, and raptors justifiably stand out as our most famous ones, it’s worth noting that Liberty Wildlife also cares for a large number of water birds each year. Our water birds typically fall into one of four categories, each with its own caretaking variations, and even though it can be difficult to provide something resembling an aquatic environment at a rehab facility situated in the desert, the challenges posed by treating water birds are more than made up for by the sheer experience of seeing them up close.
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Monarch Butterfly

By: Claudia Kirscher,
Liberty Wildlife Volunteer

Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway between breeding and wintering grounds, undertaken by many species of birds. The spring south-to-north migration is keyed to breeding, nesting, and more plentiful food supplies for their young. The fall north-to-south migration is generally for increased food supply and more temperate weather during winter after breeding and nesting season.
Migration season can be a great time to go bird-watching for transient birds while they pause on their long journeys for food and rest in your area.
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2013 August calendar


You're invited!

Verde Canyon Train Ride with Sonora

When: Sat, Oct. 4th, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
When: Sat, Nov. 4st, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324 (map)

Liberty Wildlife Volunteer Orientation

When: Sat, Sept. 13th, 8am – 9am
Please go to our website for more information and to submit an application.

Verde Canyon Railroad Booth

When: Thur, Sept. 18th, 11am – 12:45pm
When: Wed, Oct. 1st, 11am – 12:45pm
Where: 300 Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ (map)

U.S. Forest Service Red Rock Ranger District

When: Sat, Oct. 11th, 10am – 4pm
Where: 8375 state route 179, Sedona, AZ 86326(map)

Wild Birds Unlimited

When: Sat, Oct. 11th, 11am – 3pm
Where: 2110 E. Baseline Rd. #1 Mesa, AZ. 85297 (map)

Audubon Arizona

When: Sat, Oct. 11th, 11am – 12pm
Where: 3131 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040(map)

Desert Rivers Gilbert Riparian Birding Walks

When: Sat, Oct. 18th, 8am – 11am
Where: 2757 East Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234(map)

San Tan Mountain Regional Park Halloween

When: Sat, Oct. 25th, 6pm – 9pm
Where: 6555 West Phillips Road Queen Creek, AZ 85142(map)

Desert Rivers Audubon Society Birding Walks at Veteran’s Oasis

When: Sat, Nov. 1st, 8am – 11am
Where: 4050 East Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, AZ 85249(map)

Wild Bird Center of Scottsdale

When: Sat, Nov. 1st, 12pm – 3pm
Where: 10701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale(map)

For more information and the entire list of upcoming events, go to www.libertywildlife.org under “Events” to find our calendar.


By: Carol Suits, Volunteer Coordinator


Hey Kids!
Lots of fun stuff for you to learn and do this month - Enjoy!


See how many reptiles you can name in this video.
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Reptile word scramble.
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Reptile word scramble answers.
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Bird migration is the regular seasonal movement, often north and south along a flyway between breeding and wintering grounds, undertaken by many species of birds. The spring south-to-north migration is keyed to breeding, nesting, and 4. You can learn a fun way to draw a duck, a lizard and a snake with “Chuckers” and his Dad.
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3

You’ll have to really watch closely to see how this person draws a heron! See if you can do it, too.
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Desert Tortoises coloring page.
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Gila Monsters coloring page.
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