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Community Watershed Partnerships

San Pedro River, Arizona

San Pedro River. Birdwatching.

Please note the information on this web site has NOT been updated since 1998. This site should be viewed as an "archived" project that is being provided with complimentary hosting by Mountain Visions.
The San Pedro River, flowing north from Mexico into southern Arizona, is the nation's first designated Riparian National Conservation Area. And it's literally for the birds! Although used by humans for at least 11,000 years, heavy livestock grazing in the last one hundred years threatened the ability of this riparian area to support its wildlife populations. Now, wildlife inventories show one of the highest animal diversity totals in North America. More than 350 species of birds alone attract flocks of birdwatchers who have become big contributors to the local economy, and enthusiastic supporters of this treasured national resource.

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San Pedro River QuickTime VR's
You can download high quality QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas below. Once downloaded, you can navigate in a 360 degree circle, viewing everything that is visible from one spot.  You simply click the mouse down on the picture and scroll around. These QTVR pans take about 2 minutes to download for viewing with a 28 k modem. See QTVR Information for necessary plug-ins and preferred setup.

Hereford Bridge Access
San Pedro River at Hereford Bridge access.

San Pedro House Access
San Pedro River near San Pedro House.


San Pedro River QuickTime Video

You can play a QuickTime Video of a Digital Elevation Map (DEM) fly-in to the San Pedro River below. With our new compression techniques, this 10 second video will only take about 1-2 minutes to download for viewing with a 28 k modem. This video must use the QuickTime 3 plug-in. You can obtain the necessary QuickTime plug-in at the Apple QuickTime Software page. We're sure you'll agree that this video will be worth the short wait.

DEM Fly-in to the San Pedro River Area


The Aurora Project is available as an interactive CD- ROM.
Please order the CD-ROM to experience the complete "virtual exploration"
of selected "Community Watershed Partnerships" located in the Western states.

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