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Arizona Field Ornithologists
Fifth Annual State Meeting

21-23 October 2011

Arizona Game and Fish Department office
5000 W. Carefree Hwy. (just west of I-17)
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Google map click here

Register Online click here.

(please indicate in the Comments Section of the Registration Form in which specific Mini-Expeditions you are interested in participating)

Featuring:  Presentations, Dinner Speaker, Mini-Field Expeditions

 

List of accommodations click here

Area Restaurants click here

Detailed Saturday Meeting Agenda click here

Mini- Field Expeditions Details click here

 

Friday, 21 October

 

 

Afternoon Mini-Expedition; Hassayampa River Preserve Birding Blitz (Off Trail) – Leaders, Christina Kondrat-Smith & Troy Corman

Saturday, 22 October

 

          8:00 A.M. -- 4 :30 P.M.

Detailed Agenda click here

 

Used Book Sale

 

 

WANTED: USED BOOKS, we ask for donations of gently used bird-related books and audiovisual materials. Donations are tax deductible. Books must be received by 15 October.

To arrange pick-up of books in the Phoenix area, email Marceline Vandewater at fieldtrips@cazba.org or bring them to any of the

Audubon meetings.

Invited Presentations on Arizona Birdlife and Research

Presentations will include the following Papers and Posters (click here for full abstracts);

Papers

  • The Arizona Bald Eagle Management Program
  • Shades of Gray: Changes in Abundance of Gray Hawk Nests on the San Pedro River over 13 Years
  • Detection Rates of Thrashers Vary Between Seasons and Survey Methods
  • Mexican Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos diazi) in Arizona: An Overview of Identification and Distribution
  • First Statewide Surveys of Wintering Mountain Plovers in Arizona

           Posters

       

  • The Probable Breeding of Cassin's Sparrow (Peucaea cassinii) in Pinal County
  • Arizona Golden Eagle Management
  • Rapid effects of capture and handling on circulating hormone concentrations in the male Rufous-winged Sparrow, Peucaea carpalis
  • The influence of urbanization on the reproductive phenology and morphometrics of the Abert’s Towhee
  • Corticosterone's relationship with parental investment in a Sonoran Desert passerine, the Rufous-winged Sparrow, Puecaea carpalis
  • Bird Monitoring Expeditions to Mexico, 2008 and 2010
 

Bird Photo and Audio Quiz

Other Reports:

Reports and future plans for such AZFO Activities as Field Expeditions, Seasonal Reports, Sightings Database, the Online Journal, Web Page, annual Avian Censuses

Report from the Arizona Bird Committee

Elections of the AZFO board and officers

                    

                     Location:

                     Arizona Game and Fish Department office

                     5000 W. Carefree Hwy.

 

 

 

Saturday, 23 October

          4:30 P.M.

         

          Social Hour at Azool Grill

          Location:click here

          6:30 P.M.

          Catered dinner with Keynote speaker

          Richard Glinski, editor of Raptors of Arizona, will speak on, "Arizona Raptors: Off and On the Radar."

          Location:

          Arizona Game and Fish Department office

          5000 W. Carefree Hwy.

 

Sunday, 23 October

        

        Mini-Expeditions: click here

        Agua Fria National Monument – Leader: Mike Nicosia


        Morgan City Wash Area – Leader: Troy Corman


        Lower Verde River – Leaders: Marceline VandeWater & Janet Witzeman


Meeting Details

 

Costs:

 

        Catered Buffet Dinner    

        featuring barbecue or vegetarian lasagna for $24.00, which is due by 15 October and nonrefundable after 20 October.

 

        Registration (in advance or walk-ins welcome):

    AZFO Members:  No cost.

    Nonmembers: Registration $10, deducted from your annual dues if you decide to join AZFO that weekend.
     

    Register Online click here


For more information contact:

Doug Jenness
email: d_jenness@hotmail.com
Coordinator for AZFO statewide meeting


 

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