Event Details

Location: Tucson, AZ



Cordially Invites You To


Friday, March 1st


Jonathan Lutz, Executive Director
Tucson Audubon Society

Tucson Audubon: Inspiring People To Enjoy And Protect Birds

Tucson Audubon is driven by two related and reinforcing missions: “connecting birds and people for the benefit of both” and “inspiring people to protect birds and their habitat”. Connecting birds and people is accomplished through a remarkable array of free bird walks led by expert guides throughout Southern Arizona and the maintenance of several sites rich in birdlife. The Paton Center for Hummingbirds is prominent among them. 213 bird species have been reported from this cozy home lot on the outskirts of Patagonia, now owned and operated by Tucson Audubon. The presentation will feature pictures of the birds–from Snowy Owls to Violet-crowned Hummingbirds–that feature so prominently in Jonathan’s daily work.

In conservation, Tucson Audubon works in partnership to protect birds and key habitats from well-documented and emerging threats. It is a member of four important regional agencies to promote water and river conservation and actively supports major initiatives. Tucson Audubon is a founding member of the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection and is involved in many local planning preservation efforts.

Jonathan grew up in Buffalo, New York, and finished high school in rural mid-Michigan. His parents encouraged a life-long interest in natural history and the outdoors. His interest in birds grew as a resident of coastal South Carolina—Jonathan’s home for 6 years after earning a BS in environmental policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jonathan served as the Executive Director for the Michigan Audubon Society (2008-2015) and Director of the Montana Audubon Center (2015-2016). He followed a partner to southeast Arizona, extending his Audubon career as the Director of Tucson Audubon Society’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds, located in Patagonia (2016-2018), and was promoted to Executive Director in April 2018.

When not immersed in work, Jonathan pursues a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities, from surfing to fly fishing.

2200 E Elm Street (between Campbell and Tucson Blvd)

Registration begins at 11:30 AM in The Arizona Inn (Tucson Room)
Lunch will be served at Noon

When you RSVP, please tell us if you would prefer the “Vegetarian/Vegan” selection. Since this is a plated-luncheon, the main course for the attendees (including rolls, salad, dessert and coffee or tea) will be the “Chef’s Choice.”

They promise it will be delicious!

Free parking is easy and convenient. It is across the street from the Main Entrance!

$30.00 at the door (cash or check)
Registration starts 11:30 AM at The Arizona Inn (Tucson Room)
Lunch will be served at Noon

RSVP: To Cathy Anderson at yaleclub.arizona@gmail.com by February 26th. $30.00 at the door (cash or check)

Dear Friend,   Please treat your Reservation as a commitment and notify us if you are unable to attend.  Lately, some of us have been failing to do this.  This is important for our continued good relations with The Arizona Inn and our budget since we make commitments to the Inn Based on RSVPs.