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Friday October 26, 2018 to  Sunday October 28, 2018

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SOCIAL TIME 

 

Don’t forget about the AZFO social hour both Friday and Saturday night at the Conference Center. Your chance to catch up and share birding stories and enjoy the aesthetic desert setting.

We are proud to announce our sponsors for the AZFO social, serving beer from Borderland Brewing Company Member of the Western Rivers Brewers' Council.

 

 

 

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QUESTIONS? 

Chrissy Kondrat-Smith, AZFO Meeting Coordinator 

azdesertbird@gmail.com

 

Arizona Field Ornithologists

  12th Annual Meeting 

2018 26 - 28 October in Ajo, Arizona 

"Cactus" Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl art by Sydney Smith, 2017 Youth Scholarship Recipient

 

 

Birds of a feather are flocking to Ajo in October at the historic  Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center ! This beautiful part of Arizona holds an intriguing cultural and historical side - and let’s not forget the under-explored birding areas!

 

ACCOMODATIONS.

The Desert Inn and La Siesta is now FULL. There are other nearby locations with availability. See below

 

Other Options:

Air B&B rental, click here: 520-387-5649. There are 7 houses starting at $25 to $125 per night; average price $75/night; E.g. Beautiful, new Santa Fe ranch in Ajo AZ, large rooms, views of natural surroundings featuring all the plants, mts & sunsets. Patios in sun or shade. 5 acres. Private. 2 minutes to supermarket and conference.

Other Hotels

*Marine Motel: 520-387-7626 (4 rooms left)

*Copper Sands: 520-387-4097 (5 rooms left)

*Guest House Inn: 520-387-6133 (4 rooms left)

*Please call the hotels be. Do not use third parties to book (e.g. expedia) as they will not show available rooms.

            RV and camping options - Click HERE

FRIDAY MINI-EXPEDITIONS   

Click HERE for workshop descriptions.

 

SATURDAY MEETING

Saturday, we are meeting at the convention center for our scientific paper presentations among other regular AZFO reports and activities.  This is an opportunity to learn about on-going research on the status, behavior, and distribution of Arizona birds and interact with the presenters. As well as, learn how to become more involved with AZFO.  In addition, let's not forget about your chance to put your skills to the test with our audio and visual identification contests.  We'll also announce this year's AZFO Gale Monson and Youth Scholarship recipients.  You can browse the scientific project posters and talk with the researchers presenting them.  And it is a great time to network with the many Arizona birders attending.  

PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS - Click HERE!

SCHEDULE - TBA Soon!

 

SATURDAY KEYNOTE

      SPONSORED BY MARICOPA AUDUBON SOCIETY

We welcome Nathan Pieplow. Nathan is a professor at University of Colorado and author of The Peterson's Field Guide Bird Sounds of Eastern North America - and soon a Southwestern birds version. His presentation is sure to be memorable and enjoyable learning experience - you won't want to miss it!  

 

SUNDAY WORKSHOPS

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