Alex reports on Wildlife Monitoring
Post date: Mar 9, 2019 3:19:13 PM
Summary of the LSPWA Wildlife Monitoring Program,
by Alex Binford-Walsh, coordinator of wildlife monitoring for the Lower San Pedro Watershed Alliance and the Cascabel Conservation Association.
Since 2014, LSPWA has been using motion-activated cameras to document wildlife in the Lower San Pedro River Watershed. We have been able to collect a long-term dataset at a number of locations along the San Pedro River and its tributaries. Some of the animals we have documented include white-tailed and mule deer, javelina, coyote, gray fox, raccoon, opossum, hooded skunk, hog-nosed sunk, striped skunk, spotted skunk, ringtail, coati, bobcat, mountain lion, badger, black bear, turkey, gray hawk, yellow-billed cuckoo, and many other avian species.
We have been sharing our data with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Saguaro National Park.