Home of the
Southwestern Utah
Christmas Bird Counts
The St. George
Winter Bird
Jan. 28-30, 2016

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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:
    General Meeting: tba
  • Field Trip: No field trips in December.  Please join us for any or all of the local Christmas Bird Counts.  We are regularly involved with Cedar CBC, Zion CBC, St. George CBC, and Silver Reef CBC. 
  • 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. 


 2015 Christmas Bird Count


     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!

 December News

Christmas Bird Count

Cedar CBC  December 17:  Contact Keith Day, DWR 
435 865-6100
Zion CBC  December 19:  Contact Cassie Waters, Zion NP  435 772-3256
St. George CBC  December 26:  Contact Marilyn Davis RCA  435 673-0996
Silver Reef CBC  December 28:  Contact Marilyn Davis RCA  435 673-0996

Your contact will tell you which area, time to meet, and time to compile.
For more CBC's statewide, visit Utah Birds.


Why wild turkeys hate the wild.


Do Crows hold funerals for their dead?


Read about the bird that filled a microwave antenna with acorns.
(be sure to watch the short video)



Are Gulls jerks? (We all know they crash picnics)


Calling Dr. Pigeon - can pigeons diagnose cancer?


See extraordinary photos from NatGeo's new book.


Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Birdfest in Sequim, Washington
If you like traveling to the Northwest, you may be interested in the
Olympic Birdfest 2016
on April 15-17, 2016
preceded by a San Juan Islands Cruise on April 12-14, 2016; and
followed by a two-day excursion to the Neah Bay area of coastal
Washington on April 17-19, 2016.


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)

Today's update December 2, 2015

Artists and Birds

Cedar Valley Field Trip report

Artists & Birds article
Updated December 2, 2015

"Truly Handsome Duck"

Young Artists & Birds

Updated October 31, 2015
bird singing

Color Me Feathered


Red Cliffs


Our Favorite links:

Prescott Audubon (Arizona)
Condor Cliffs
National Audubon Society
Utah bird hotline
Great Backyard Bird Count
Juniper Wind Designs
Milne Jewelry - St. George


Zion National Park

Birding in Zion

Snow Canyon State Park

Bearclaw-Poppy Trail


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)

Webmaster:  birdbrain@amazingnature.us