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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

18-19 February - Virgin Valley and Mountains, Mohave Co. -

Trip Leaders: David Vander Pluym and Felipe Guerrero (fplguerreroATgmail.com)

En route from the high country of southwest Utah to the edge of Lake Mead in Nevada, the Virgin River cuts a brief but prominent course through the far northwestern corner of Arizona. Here, in northernmost Mohave Co., few field ornithologists visit and those that do rarely venture far from the arterial roads and small towns dotting I-15, and seldom in winter. Unsurprisingly, the Virgin River Valley and nearby Virgin Mountains present many exciting opportunities for exploration and discovery. Our expedition will seek to increase our knowledge of the wintering birds of this region.

 

 

 

 



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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