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Field Expeditions, workshops, and other sponsored events

 

Detailed announcements will be sent to AZFO members about one month in advance of each Field Expedition. Here are brief summaries – mark your calendars now! (TBD = To Be Determined, AT=@)

 

2017

14-16 July - The Mazatzal Mountains, Yavapai, Gila, and Maricopa Cos.
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Trip Leader: Felipe Guerrero (AZ:fpguerreroATgmail.com)

The Mazatzal Mountains rise some 5,800 ft. from the banks of the Verde River to their highest point on Mazatzal Peak at 7,900 ft. Here, where the spine of the range serves as the Yavapai-Gila County line, north-facing slopes and canyon systems contain pockets of montane conifer forest and Madrean evergreen woodland. Though the area is fairly accessible by trail – the Arizona Trail passes through nearby - few visitors come to these high elevation communities in search of birds. As such this area holds great promise for discovery in light of shifting and expanding ranges of Madrean species.

Species of interest for this expedition include many Ponderosa Pine-Gambel Oak/ Mixed Conifer Forest associated birds as well as Madrean species. The expedition will be based at the Mt. Peeley Trailhead near the Arizona Trail at an elevation of 5600 ft. For more information click here.

 

 

 

 



Recent Expedition Summaries

Summaries Archive here

 


AZFO Field Expeditions – NOT your typical birding field trip

So what is the difference between a birding field trip and an AZFO Field Expedition?

  • Field Expeditions are organized with a specific purpose and data-gathering goal in mind.
  • Typically, they will be located in little-known or under-birded areas where the seasonal status of birds is incomplete.
  • Also different from typical birding field trips, most expeditions will be two or more days long and all participants do not remain together.
  • Participants are divided into several teams, each with a qualified leader, which conduct surveys in different areas during the day.
  • Normally, all participants will reconvene during lunch or dinner at a base camp or at other designated locations to review what was discovered.

Updated Friday, December 3, 2010

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