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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

9-10 December - Piute Canyon and Page, Navajo and Coconino Cos.

Trip Leader: Felipe Guerrero (fplguerreroATgmail.com)

Piute Canyon, straddling the Arizona-Utah border in extreme northwestern Navajo Co., offers some of the most remote and under-explored country in northern Arizona. Situated on Navajo Tribal Land, the avifauna of the area is only known from a few brief visits for the Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas in the 1990s, and, with the exception of our expedition last year, has virtually never been surveyed in winter. Our return expedition aims to continue exploring the area as thoroughly as possible and increase our understanding of its wintering birds.

The expedition will base of out Page, AZ, where one can find sleeping accommodations for Friday night prior to the expedition, and Saturday night. Optionally, a small group will camp nearby to Piute Canyon. The field will be cold and all participants must be prepared for freezing temperatures. More detailed information is found 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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