Friday to Sunday, September 15 - September 17, 2023 
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The Annual Meeting 

Check-in/Registration opens at 8 AM; the Meeting starts at 9 AM. Agenda, CLICK HERE 

Where: Eastern Arizona College at the Payson Campus

Address: 201 N Mud Springs Rd. Payson, AZ 85541, in the Community Room (#301)


Driving Directions 

Other Events:

Friday Social: starting at 5:30 PM at the Buffalo Bar & Grill, 311 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541. Driving Directions.

Saturday Social followed by the Banquet with Keynote: starting at 5:30 PM at the Payson Elks Lodge #2154, 1206 N Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541. Driving Directions.

Sunday Workshop with a field portion will be held 8:00 AM to 12:00 at Eastern Arizona College (address above), Room 403.

Where to stay: There isn't a designated hotel for this year's meeting. 

 Hotel options - CLICK HERE

Campground information for Tonto National Forest sites  - CLICK HERE.



For registration questions contact: Gordon Karre
AZFO Membership Secretary

For questions about the meeting contact:             Chrissy Kondrat, AZFO Meeting Coordinator ckondrat@azgfd.gov


Arizona Field Ornithologists

2023 Annual Meeting

Payson, Arizona

 September 15-17, 2023 


Don't miss out on the exciting opportunity to join us in Payson for an unforgettable experience! Our scientific paper presentations and AZFO reports provide an excellent chance to stay up-to-date with the latest research on Arizona birds. You will get the chance to meet other birders, challenge yourself with bird identification quizzes, and enjoy networking opportunities. There will also be a raffle, book sale, silent auction, and announcements for the Gale Monson awardee and youth scholarship recipients. Don't forget about the mini-field expeditions and social events to add to the fun! 

On Saturday evening, we will be welcoming John A. Moretti, a paleontologist who studies the diversity and distribution patterns of vertebrates over the past 3-5 million years, with a particular focus on the Quaternary period and the natural history of existing species and their associated communities, including Thick-billed Parrots in Arizona. John will present his research on the natural history of Thick-billed Parrots in Arizona.

On Sunday, our mini-expeditions and Pinyon Jay workshop offer an immersive educational experience. You will learn about the status, biology, and habitats of these birds, as well as how to use the Survey123 mobile app to collect location data.

Don't wait - register online now before it's too late! Join us for a weekend of birding, learning, and making new connections. We can't wait to see you there!

Registration. Last minute registration fees will be accepted at the door for the day portion of the meeting only! The last day to register online is September 11, 2023. No Promo code needed to register.

Science Program details, CLICK HERE


Mini-expeditions.  CLICK HERE.  To register for a Friday expedition, CLICK HERE

Friday Field Expeditions. More trips will be added soon. An email will be sent out to those who have registered to select a Friday trip. 

Sunday Field Expeditions. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Saturday meeting.