After a 3 year break, come to re-discover The Oasis and see what is new at the sanctuary, tour the “Plaza” Bird Building and more. Enjoy a delicious lunch and mingle with Oasis staff and other parrot lovers. Don’t miss this event!
Featuring Keynote Speaker
We are pleased to have wildlife artist, writer and conservationist Charles Alexander, present “Wild Parrots of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.”
Charles will share stories from his research across borderland urban spaces enlivened by the miracle of native parrots. Now in its twelfth consecutive year, his ongoing study has revealed a surprising and colorful world of close-knit parrot families, territorial rivalries, hungry predators, and human-imposed challenges. Over the years, Charles has searched for Valley hotspots where the social lives and breeding behavior of native green parakeets and red-crowned parrots are best observed, getting to know and recognize individual parrot personalities on a daily basis. Time and again, the Valley’s wild parrots have demonstrated their compelling strategies for surviving and thriving within the man-made jungle. Following the free-
wheeling flocks year after year has proven to be among the artist’s greatest adventures.
Your participation in this one day event will directly benefit the Birds of The Oasis!
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:
- Quality Inn 520-586-3646
- Comfort Inn 520-586-8800
- Motel 6 520-586-0066
- Copper Stay Inn 520-586-1530
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.