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Christmas Bird Counts
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Winter Bird
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January 25-27, 2018
 

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  Field Trips & Meetings
  • General Meeting: Wednesday, Dec. 13  - 7:00 - 8:30 pm. - Bird identification - Judy Schattner.  This will be a great refresher class on our local birds. Be sure to bring a flashlight. We will have treats! For more Info call  435 673-0996  (Tonaquint map)
  • Field Trip:  NO December field trip. Our next adventure will be in December for the Christmas Bird Counts. Please join us for those events. If you have questions, call 435 673-0996 (BLM map)
  • 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.

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***St. George Winter Bird Festival 2018

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         Photos from the Winter Bird Festivals

Field Trips Reports

Christmas Bird Count 2017

                                 
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                     Local Membership Dues

     Ways to join or renew membership due in February of each year. $20 for national or $15 for local membership. Pay options:

     1.  Audubon.org using credit card.
     2.  National Audubon Society, PO Box 97194, Washington DC 20090-7194 pay by check.
     3.  New national memberships – pay $20 for a national membership by giving a check to Red Cliffs Audubon and we will forward these checks.

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  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!
 
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December News


It’s the best time of the year for Birders.  Leaves are off the trees – you can spot the usual birds, the migrants and even some surprises.  Yesterday, as we pulled into the Bloomington Wal-Mart there was a Roadrunner strolling past the parked cars.  Oh what a sight.  There are always people coming here to see a Roadrunner.  But that’s "birding".  You never know what you might see!

Come to our meeting on Wednesday, December 13 for a great refresher class on the local birds presented by Judy Schattner.  Again, we will have treats at this meeting. 

Hopefully you are planning on being a part of our two Christmas Bird Counts.  Everyone is welcome.  St. George CBC is Dec 26.  Silver Reef is Dec 28.  Call Marilyn – 435 673-0996 for your area to Count.  If you have never done this, it will change your life forever!!!

When you come to our December 13 General Meeting, remember to bring a flashlight since the sun goes down early this time of year.  And remember this is the month that the Field Trips are Christmas Bird Count trips. 
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Christmas Bird Count

We are fortunate to have the Raptor expertise of Cordell Peterson to help us learn identification BEFORE the Christmas Bird Count.  If you would like to participate, be sure and get in touch with Marilyn Davis 435 673-0996.  She will sign you to the place you have always wanted to count.   And....with the very birders you want to go with.   WHEN is it . . . .

   St. George CBC:  --  December 26

   Silver Reef CBC:  --  December 28

Please check the Utah Birds website for
more state-wide bird count schedules.

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St. George Winter Bird Festival
January 25-27, 2018

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News from the Web


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Robot Sage Grouse?

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

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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)
keithday@utah.gov
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Membership Information

Ways to join or renew membership due in February of each year.
$20 for national or $15 for local membership

1.  Audubon.org using credit card.
2.  National Audubon Society, PO Box 97194, Washington DC 20090-7194 pay by check.
3.  New national memberships – pay $20 for a national membership by
 giving
a check to Red Cliffs Audubon and we will forward these checks.
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Contact Information:
redcliffsaudubon@gmail.com
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)

Webmaster:  birdbrain@amazingnature.us

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"Love Your Parks"



Today's update December 12, 2017

Artists & Birds
"Visitors Across the Continent"
Savannah Sparrow

Beryl, Utah field trip report
November 11, 2017



Young Artists & Birds
 

Updated July 28, 2016
bird singing

Color Me Feathered
Updated September 5, 2017
"Quail"
artist


Red Cliffs
Photographers


Updated August 26, 2016
Shirley Surfus

photographer
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Our Favorite links:

Prescott Audubon (Arizona)

Condor Cliffs

National Audubon Society

Utahbirds.org

Utah bird hotline

Great Backyard Bird Count

ABA

Juniper Wind Designs

Milne Jewelry - St. George


Zion National Park

Birding in Zion

Snow Canyon State Park

Bearclaw-Poppy Trail

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