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AZFO ANNUAL MEETING Ajo, AZ

26-28 October 2018  

Mark your calendar! Plans are in motion for the 2018 12th Annual AZFO State Meeting – October 26th - 28th, 2018. We are heading to Ajo, Arizona!  This year’s meeting will be held at the historic Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center. The Ajo and surrounding area holds an intriguing culture, history, and let’s not forget the under-explored birding areas!

Workshops- Join us beginning Friday for either a workshop or mini-field expedition. The workshop we have planned this year will allow the opportunity for you to increase your bird sound identification skills to an expert level. You will learn to listen to sounds more analytically, describe more accurately and apply effectively when identifying birds.

Mini-expeditions- open to members and guests both Friday and Sunday include under-explored spots in places such as Quitoboquito Springs, Cabeza Prieta, Organ Pipe, Kitt Peak, Puerto Penaco and more.

Social Time- And don’t forget about the AZFO social hour and dinner, both Friday and Saturday night at the Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center. Your chance to catch up and share birding stories and enjoy the aesthetic desert setting.

Saturday’s Meeting- Packed with discussions to educate and stimulate the mind with ongoing research on the status, behavior, and distribution of Arizona birds; and an opportunity to learn about how you can become more involved with AZFO. In addition, let’s not forget about your chance to put your skills to the test with an audio and visual identification contest; meet this year’s AZFO Gale Monson and youth scholarship recipients; and network with many local birders and researchers from around the country. Saturday night’s keynote will be announced in a few weeks. Stay tuned for more information!

Meeting Details:

  • Tentative Meeting Schedule here
  • Registration (details soon)
  • Accommodations Information here

IMPORTANT: We recommend you make reservations by June 1st to ensure you secure a place to stay.

  • Mini-field expeditions - TBA
  • Workshop - TBA
  • Call for Papers here

deadline for submission of abstracts is August 1st 2018

Annual Meetings Feature: 

Expert presentations on identification, status and distribution of Arizona birds

Presentations on where to go birding in Arizona by local experts

Reports on AZFO Activities such as Field Expeditions, Seasonal Reports

Sightings Database, the Online Journal, Web Page, Censuses

Find out how you can get involved with AZFO

Report from the Arizona Bird Committee

Bird identification quizzes

Sunday half-day field expeditions led by local experts

A chance to meet new friends and visit with old ones

Past Meetings Summaries:

2017: Cottonwood

2016: Yuma

2015: Show Low

2014: Globe-Miami

2013: Sierra Vista

2012: Lake Havasu City

2011: Phoenix

2010: Prescott

2009: Tucson

2008: Flagstaff (no summary)

2007: Gilbert (no summary)

 

 

 



Index of Presentations:

Oral and Posters click here

Youth Scholarship:

For more info click here

Recipients Essays click here

 

Tufted Flycatcher
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Photo by Jack Holloway

 


Lapland Longspur
Evergreen Turf Farm
Photo by Virginia Fairchild

 

Orchard Oriole

Queen Creek
Photo by Don Sejkora

 

 

 



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