Southeastern Arizona is internationally renowned for its birding and is a major migration corridor for birds. Its desert habitat also supports species that live here year-round. But the persistent drought affecting the area has put extra stress on birds. We spoke to Chris Harbard, president of Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival, which is set for Aug. 3-6 in Sierra Vista (swwings.org).

Q: Is the drought affecting birdlife in the area?

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