Paton's Birder Haven Saved March 03, 2014

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Victor Emanuel

Victor Emanuel started birding in Texas 69 years ago at the age of eight. His travels have taken him to all the continents, with his areas of concentration being Texas, Ari...

Paton’s Birder Haven, southeast Arizona’s mecca for thousands of birders worldwide, is now assured of long-term protection following a successful and spirited international fundraising campaign. American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Tucson Audubon Society, and Victor Emanuel Nature Tours worked together to raise the funds to acquire the historic property.

 
Conservation heroes George Fenwick, Paul Green & Victor Emanuel

Conservation heroes George Fenwick, Paul Green & Victor Emanuel— Photo: Barry Lyon

More than 1,000 bird-lovers—many former visitors to the Paton property—answered the call for contributions, with several of them recounting their memories of the site and donating as a way of paying tribute. For more details please see http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/140220a.html.