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August 7–11, 2019 | Tucson, AZ

Events – Workshops, Free Talks & Evening Programs

 

Laura Erickson

“During my 44 years of birding, I’ve only made it to Southeastern Arizona three times, but each trip is embedded in my memory and my heart. The birds in this part of the country are so wonderful—from the Elegant Trogon and all those hummingbirds through the Montezuma Quail and Mexican Chickadee, the birds don’t just fill in checkmarks on our life lists but also fill our eyes and ears with beauty we can find nowhere else in the United States.

I’ve been reviewing the fascinating encounters I’ve had with birds over all those decades, compiling the most wonderful into a work that I’m calling “Laura’s Best Bird EVER!” Although the vast majority of my birding has been in the upper Midwest, it’s surprising how many of those most memorable encounters happened in Southeastern Arizona. I’m thrilled and honored to be invited to share some of these stories at the birding festival, and eagerly anticipating even more delightful encounters with your spectacular birds during my visit.”

Plan to see Laura at one of these events:

Wednesday, August 7:  Opening Reception
Thursday, August 8:        Elegant Trogon Search Field Trip
“Writing About Birds” Classroom Workshop
Friday, August 9:              Madera Canyon Field Trip
Presentation: “101 Ways to Help Birds”
Owls and Nightjars Field Trip
Saturday, August 10        Presentation: “The Owls of Harry Potter”
Keynote Presentation and Banquet: “Best Bird Ever”
Sunday, August 11           Summerhaven Area Field Trip

 

Kevin Karlson 

Kevin Karlson is an accomplished birder, author, professional tour leader and wildlife photographer/instructor. He is a regular at bird and nature festivals in North America, where he gives keynote presentations, workshops on bird identification, and photo instruction. He has written several books that really help make things easier for people when identifying birds; the newest one is Gulls Simplified: A Comparitive Identification Approach.

Plan to see Kevin at one of these events:

Wednesday, August 7: Opening Reception
Thursday, August 8:        Raptors and Arizona Specialties Field Trip
“Shorebirds Simplified” Classroom Workshop
Friday, August 9:              Shorebird ID Workshop (in field)
Keynote Presentation: “Raptors”
Saturday, August 10:      Photography Workshop
Sunday, August 11:         Celebrity Bird Walk with Kevin Karlson

Free events below require a separate registration. Paid events require registration on the main Festival form.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received on or before July 1, 2018 will be refunded less a 10% processing fee. No refunds will be issued after July 1. Tucson Audubon reserves the right to cancel or revise any event for any reason. If it becomes necessary to cancel a paid event (field trip or dinner) for which you have a reservation, we will notify you and issue a full refund. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447