Join us in support of the Birds of The Oasis
We are pleased to present keynote speaker Dr. Brian Speer who will offer great education opportunities you won’t want to miss. Janet will share an update about The Sanctuary including the recently launched capital expansion project. During the afternoon, the birds will be eager to see you. Self-guided tours of the outdoor enclosures will offer you plenty of time to meet, or reacquaint yourself with your favorite Oasis residents, enjoy lunch and mingle with Oasis staff and parrot lovers from around the country. A silent auction will be held, offering many items you will love! Bid throughout the day for the end of day auction closing.
Brian has been steeped in feathered things for a “few” years. He received his DVM degree from the University of California at Davis in 1983, has been a diplomate of ABVP since 1996 and ECZM since 1999. He is past-president of the AAV (1999-2000). Brian is in an exclusively avian private practice in Northern California. He currently serves as a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network, ECZM Scientific Committee chair, Editor for the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, and is the director of the Medical Center for Birds. Over his career, Brian has been the recipient of the recipient of the Lafeber Award (2003), Speaker of the Year award at the North American Veterinary Conference (2006), AAV President’s award (2007), and WVC Continuing Educator of the Year (2016). Brian is co-author of The Large Macaws (1995), co-author of Birds for Dummies (1999), and Editor for Current Veterinary Therapy in Avian Medicine and Surgery (2015).
The Oasis Sanctuary is located 25 miles north of Benson, Arizona (in the area of Cascabel).
Tucson International Airport is most convenient – about a 90 minute drive to the sanctuary.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is approximately 200 miles north – about a 3.25 hour drive to the sanctuary.
If arriving by air a rental car is necessary. There is approximately 5 miles of dirt road to reach the Sanctuary from the south, so it is important to have appropriate transportation.
Motel Accommodations In Benson include:
- Best Western Quail Hollow Inn 520-586-3646
- Comfort Inn 520-586-8800
- Motel 6 520-586-0066
- Super 8 520-586-1530
- Days Inn 520-586-3000
If you will be staying in Benson, won’t you join us for dinner after the event, dutch treat? Location to be provided on event day.