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Southwestern Utah
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The St. George
Winter Bird
Jan. 28-30, 2017

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Field Trips, Meetings, CBC dates,
Newsletter and Reports

  News & Events & Winter Bird Festival

  Christmas Bird Count Dates

Bird  Articles, Art
 and Photography


  Field Trips & Meetings
  • General Meeting: Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 pm Tonaquint Nature Center -
    We have a great speaker coming . . .  Donna Ferris Rowley, National Conservation Area Manager -- Two areas of our concern , Beaver Dam Wash and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas. 
    Beaver Dam Wash is on the southwest corner of Utah, bordered by Nevada and Arizona.  A spot we love because it is the area surrounding Lytle Ranch.  The Red Cliffs National Conservation area contains 70% Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and Snow Canyon State Park along with some state lands.  This area is north of St. George Washington and Ivins and Hurricane.  There has been much misinformation floating around by people who favor the northern corridor (a road that will bisect the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area). 
    To get the straight scoop on the proposed plans for these two areas -- the pros and cons  --  as set forth . . . come to our meeting.  Bring your questions...Expect real answers from Donna. 
    The Red Cliffs Recreation Area contains 16 designated trails and has become a beloved spot by people living in Washington County, and by our many visitors.
  • Field Trip: October 17, 2015: Quail Lake Reservoir/Grandpa’s Pond/Sand Hollow to Washington Dam Road.  Meet St. George BLM 8:00 am.  Proceed to Quail Lake parking lot 8:30 am to pick up other birders.  Lots of migrating birds and waterfowl.  If you have any questions you can call Keith or Marilyn at 435 673-0996.
  • Meetings are always the second Wednesday of each month. There will be refreshments after all of our meetings if you want to ask questions or gab a little about birds.
  • We will have a field trip every month this year with the exception of August and December. Plan for your next outing by visiting our field trip schedule page.


     January 28, 29, 30 - 2016

For Adults:  Birding Workshops, Birding Field Trips, Presentations  about Birds, Habitat, Bird History in Southern Utah and Evening Programs.

For Children: Live Bird Presentations in Schools, Art Contest for 4th and 5th Grade Students, Junior Birder Program (8 - 12), Workshops, and Building Bird Houses.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings: * "Birds of Washington County", * Winners of Art Contest, * Banquet and Silent Auction.
(A tentative schedule will be posted at
a later date).

        Photos from the Winter Bird Festival 

Field Trips Reports

2014 Utah Audubon Council
Spring Retreat report

                     Local Membership Dues

     Local membership dues for February 2014 through February 2015 are:

          $15 Individual
          $20 Family

  If you renew with the National Audubon, please put our membership number on your form: C2ZW560Z


  We would love to have you as a new Audubon member.  We promise fun and informative
 field trips in the company of "old birds", "new birds",  and "snowbirds."
All are welcome! See you there!

  October News

Be sure you don't miss our next General Meeting on
October 14 with speaker Donna Ferris Rowley who will discuss
  two areas of concern, the Beaver Dam Wash and the Red Cliffs
 National Conservation Area - details in the first column on
 this page or on our
Field Trips and Meetings page.

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Judging the Duck Stamp Contest (not an easy task)


Bird fowl-ups



Amazing American Dipper - one of a kind!

American Dipper


How you can help protect the Sage-Grouse right now


How roadway noise affects birds.


Check out this Moustached Kingfisher.


Do you want to know PLACES TO BIRD IN UTAH?
Utah Birds website is the place to visit.


Support Wildlife Research

Keith Day very interested in any sightings of the following species:
Crissal Thrasher, Bendire's Thrasher, Bell's Vireo
Abert's Towhee, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Notations of time, place (as detailed as possible) and numbers are very important.
Records of gender, age, behavior, habitat, etc. would be helpful. His contact information follows, as well. Thank you.

Keith Day, Wildlife Biologist, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
1470 N. Airport Rd., Cedar City, UT 84721
435-865-6100 (o), 435-691-3113 (c), 435-586-2457 (fx)

Contact Information:
Phone:  435 673-0996

Original Red Cliffs Audubon logo
 design by Phil Janney
WBF drawing by Pam Wheeler (modeled
 from a photo by Patrick Williams)

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