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Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

Paton's Birder Haven to be sold

A residence in Patagonia — where bird-watchers have come for decades to spot species such as the sought-after violet-crowned hummingbird in the backyard — will be sold by the owners and managed by the Tucson Audubon Society.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Home-brewed sugar water equally good for hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are amazing creatures. A rufous hummingbird beats its wings about 50 times each second, and its heart may beat 20 times a second. A hummingbird can consume up to three times its own weight in nectar each day, and yet it spends just a little over one-tenth of its time feeding.

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Local company creating better hummingbird food

Local company creating better hummingbird food

Jon Friedman shows two sizes of a new hummingbird nectar introduced through his business, The Wild Bird Store, 3160 E. Fort Lowell Road. The goal of the new mix is to create a food source that won't harm the tiny birds.

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Local company creating better hummingbird food

Local company creating better hummingbird food

Hummingbird Market, a Tucson company that researches, formulates and manufactures hummingbird nectar, has released a new nectar that "more closely replicates the nectar from flowers."

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Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

A bird finds a scenic perch near a pasture in Amado. Field trips next month will take birders to sites around Southeastern Arizona, including Cienega Creek, Catalina State Park and the Catalina and Huachuca mountains.

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Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Hundreds of birders are expected to flock to various events planned next month by the Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival.

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Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird-watchers find a good observation spot at Oracle State Park.

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Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

Bird festival draws participants from 20 states for August event

People from 20 states have already signed up for a major bird-watching bash in Tucson - even though it's more than a month away.

July 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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