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           Ashurst Hall                 Northern Arizona University 

624 Knoles Dr.

Flagstaff, AZ 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: Chuck LaRue

 

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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 General Meeting Overview:

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SCIENCE AND BUSINESS SCHEDULE - Meeting registration opens at 8:00 AM. Meeting is 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS  

PARKING MAP FOR ASHURST HALL

MINI-EXPEDITION MAPS

DIRECTIONS TO THE WORKSHOP, 9am to 12 pm on 22 Sept 2019

 

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 (624 Knoles Dr., 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.

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:  Chuck LaRue

Thank you for your patience on receiving the final details for the meeting.

This week we received disappointing news that Bill Clark will not be able to make it to the meeting for his keynote presentation and workshop due to uncontrollable circumstances.

No worries! We are fortunate that Flagstaff resident, Chuck LaRue has graciously offered to accept the spot as our 2019 Keynote. Chuck has been birding and exploring the mesas, canyons, and forests across northern Arizona and the Four Corners region since 1966. Among his many other interests, Chuck is also a prehistoric technology enthusiast.  He will enlighten us with his engaging experiences with the birds and birding on the Navajo and Hopi Nations lands and related cultural aspects.His talk is titled: BIRDING THE NAVAJO AND HOPI NATIONS: RECENT AND ANCIENT FIELD ORNITHOLOGY IN THE FOUR CORNERS.

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


SUNDAY ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOP, 22 September 2019

Raptor expert Amy Zimmermann, will present a 3-part series classroom presentation covering raptor identification challenges that birders can encounter in Arizona, with ample time for answering questions and discussion of the topics.

Amy is a lifelong animal and nature enthusiast whose passion for birds was cemented while studying wildlife biology at Oregon State University. Amy has worked with monitoring eagles and hawk watches. She spends most her time staring into bright blue skies and identifying the tiny raptor dots soaring above, and is currently working up close and personal with raptors with the educational program at Bearizona, studying raptor (and corvid) behavior from an entirely different perspective.