The AFA Desert Hawking Classic 2020 will be held in Oracle, AZ at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2, January 23-26, 2020. The Biosphere is an all-in-one venue that will provide for our speakers, workshops, weathering yard, picnic/bbq, lodging (yes, lodging too!) and banquet needs.
The Biosphere is a beautiful and unique location for our meet and right in the middle of thousands of acres of public land. Available nearby quarry include; Black Tailed Jackrabbits, Antelope Jackrabbits, Cottontail, Quail and even Duck.
Registration for the 2020 Desert Hawking Classic is free however tickets for our banquet which hosts our famous raffle will be $35 and available through this webstore: https://www.arizonafalconers.com/DHC_Store
Alternative lodging is nearby however I don't think you'll want to miss staying in the amazing casitas on the Biosphere grounds. Each room has its own lock, shared kitchen/living room and are both bird and dog friendly. A link for booking rooms has been provided below for $99/night. I look forward to seeing you all there. Happy Hawking!
Game Maps and Event Locations
1-3PM registration open (Visitor Center Lobby)
6:30 PM Chips and Salsa reception (Casita 100)
6:30-8:30 registration open (Casita 100)
1-3PM registration Open (Visitor Center Lobby)
6:30-8:30PM registration open (Visitor Center Lobby)
7 PM Guest Speaker (Kalen Pearson: falconry-based bird abatement) in conference room (Visitor Center Conference Room 2 - located inside of the B2 Visitor Center)
10AM Apprentice Workshop (conference room ) (Visitor Center Conference Room 2 - located inside of the B2 Visitor Center)
10AM and 3PM Hawk talks - (Biosphere 2 Event Lawn)
12-2 registration open( Oracle Park)
12-2 BBQ Lunch (Oracle Park, location is marked in online game maps)
Banquet with Keynote Speaker and Raffle (Cocktails 6 pm, dinner 7 pm) (Biosphere 2 Lower Habitat)
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at AFA@arizonafalconers.com