Bonnie Paton Moon, Daughter of the Late Wally and Marion Paton and Larry Morgan “Ambassador For The Birds,” Stewart & Caretaker for the property of Paton’s Birder Haven; are the next special guests on BirdCallsRadio WORLDWIDE, Internet Streaming & BCR iTunes. Come join us for Part 1 of this extraordinary interview.
In 1974, Wally and Marion Paton, life-long gardeners, naturalists bird-lovers began to plant flowers and install water features on their property in Patagonia Arizona. They put up hummingbird feeders and had great success, attracting Violet-crowned Hummingbirds along with even rarer species like the Cinnamon Hummingbird and Plain-Capped Star-throat. When the couple realized birders were crowding outside their fence to get a better view, the Paton’s opened the gate and welcomed them inside. So began this conservation story of two dedicated naturalist that lives on as a testament to their vision.
Birdwatcher, Conservationist and naturalist from around the world enjoy the sites and sounds of the Paton Property forever!
Bonnie Paton Moon is a daughter of the late Wally and Marion Paton of Paton’s Birder Haven. After her mother’s passing in 2009, Bonnie embarked on a 4 and 1/2 year odyssey, to preserve and protect her parent’s internationally renowned birding Mecca known as Paton’s Birder Haven in Patagonia, AZ. Due to the foresight of the Paton family, and the partnership of the American Bird Conservancy, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and Tucson Audubon Society supported by over a thousand generous supporters, this little gem of birding paradise has now been saved in perpetuity. Saved not only for the birds that have come to depend on the Paton’s habitat for food and water, but also for the future generations of birders and nature enthusiast can share this delightful oasis in the desert.
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We thank the American Bird Conservancy, Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, and Ann Cullen Smith whom at the young age of 105 year old and staunch conservationist, encouraged many to do the right thing and protect this jewel property called Paton’s Birders Haven; and Tucson Audubon’s Paton Center for Hummingbirds, including many of BirdCallsRadio guests and thousand of others who have donated so generously to save this slice of heaven. BUT, Most of all, to Wally and Marion Paton and the entire Paton family to have to foresight and know the importance of being real conservationist and saving a piece of heaven for all to enjoy!
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