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           Ashurst Hall                     Northern Arizona University       1115 S. Knoles Dr. Flagstaff 86011

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Fri. Sept. 20 - Sun. Sept. 22, 2019

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Chrissy Kondrat-Smith, AZFO Meeting Coordinator 

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Keynote Speaker: Bill Clark 

Bill Clark at Khao Dinsor

2019 Annual Meeting: 20-22 September


Birders will be gathering in Flagstaff, AZ in September at Northern Arizona University’s historical Ashurst Hall!  Flagstaff is a  beautiful gem of a location and a favorite place to visit during the late summer. Great food, culture, and weather! And let’s not forget the underexplored birding areas nearby!

 

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ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 9 

 

 General Meeting Overview:

FRIDAY ACTIVITIES, 20 September 2019

Morning and afternoon mini-expeditions - Something for everyone! Check out the descriptions and sign-up when you register as space is limited and trips will fill. 

Join us at 5:30 pm for social hour and dinner located at the Historic Barrel + Bottle. A parking lot is available for $3; you can choose a spot along the road for the rate of $1; or find a space for free within the nearby  neighborhoods.


SATURDAY MEETING, 21 September  2019


Saturday we meet at Ashurst Hall (1115 S. Knoles Drive Flagstaff, Arizona 86011; directions). 

Join us for our scientific paper presentations among other regular AZFO reports, business, and activities. This is an opportunity to learn about ongoing research on the status, behavior, and distribution of Arizona birds and interact with 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 quizzes. We'll also announce this year's AZFO Gale Monson and Youth Scholarship recipients. And it is a great time to network with the many Arizona birders attending. There will also be AZFO logo gear and books for sale. The raffle and silent auction add to the fun.

Permits for parking may be needed for some areas directly next to the hall.  Parking is free in several lots nearby on weekends. This map can be helpful, and this page has a good amount of info for event parking.

SCIENCE AND BUSINESS SCHEDULE - TBA

SATURDAY EVENING 

Social Hour at 5:30 pm. Join us at 1899 Bar & Grill located at 307 W Dupont Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 to wind down and share stories from your birding expeditions. The establishment is located across from Ashurst Hall. Parking is the same as for Ashurst Hall. 

Banquet Dinner and Keynote Talk at 6:30 pm will be back at Ashurst Hall, we begin with the banquet, then we will  announcement this year’s AZFO Achievement Award.  

Following the banquet and award announcement will be our KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  

 Bill Clark presenting "Eagle Quest.” 


Bill Clark is a photographer, author, researcher, and lecturer and has over 50 years experience working with birds of prey, including 5 years as Director of NWF's Raptor Information Center.  He has published numerous articles on raptor subjects; has traveled extensively world-wide studying, observing, and photographing raptors; and regularly led raptor and birding tours and workshops, both at home and abroad, with Raptors, which is now being run by his colleague, Sergio Seipke.  Bill is the author of raptor field guides for Europe, for Mexico, andCentral America, and for Africa. He is a coauthor of the Photographic Guide to North American Raptors, and the completely revised Peterson series guide on Hawks.

His research includes projects on Harlan’s Hawk, White-tailed Hawk, and Harris’s Hawk.

To download pdfs of one or more of the 4 draft presentations on his work on Harlan’s Hawk, go to: http://www.globalraptors.org/grin/ResearcherResults.asp?lresID=155


The keynote and workshop with Bill Clark  is sponsored by: MARICOPA AUDUBON SOCIETY.  AZFO again thanks Maricopa Audubon for its support of AZFO.  


 

SUNDAY ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOP, 22 September 2019

There are several mini-expeditions scheduled for the morning to the unexplored places near Flagstaff. You can also take part in the Sunday Morning Raptor Workshop with Bill Clark to tackle identification of the most confusing raptors of Arizona: Cooper vs Sharp-shins, buteos in flight, Zone-tailed vs Common Black Hawk perched  and Harlan's Hawks separation.