Wednesday Bird Walk
Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Tonaquint Nature Park

Meeting Place: 1851 S Dixie Dr, St. George (Meet at the Nature Center Duck Pond)

Special Instruction: We will be birding around the Nature Center looking for winter arrivals and late fall migrants.

Leader: Paul Jaussi, Email: pauljaussi@gmail.com, Phone: 503-970-2413

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Oct
31
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Sand Hollow State Park

Meeting Place: Travel south from SR-9 on Sand Hollow Road. We will meet and park on the west side of the SHR just north of the sign that says ”no parking for next two miles.” We will carpool from there into the park with those birders who have State Park Pass.  Otherwise, it is $8.00 per car.

Special Instructions: Bring your State Park Pass.  We will carpool in order to get everyone through the gate at Sand Hollow.  Also bring your scope if you have one.  We will be walking about a mile and driving about a mile around the reservoir.  Our goal is to find all the migrants stopping over for a rest before heading further south.

Leader: Lucy Ormand, Email: clucygo@gmail.com, Phone: 435-229-1404

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CBC - Kanab
Dec
14
8:30 AM08:30

CBC - Kanab

Everyone will meet in Kanab at the BLM, 669 S Highway 89 A, at 8:30 am. The office phone is 435 644-1200. We will have t-shirts, doughnuts and assign routes.  We will have a short pre-count presentation and get routes lined out and will then head to the field.


Contact – Lisa Church at 435-644-1273

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CBC - Pahranagat NWR
Dec
16
6:00 AM06:00

CBC - Pahranagat NWR

We will meet and have assignments at the Pahranagat NWR visitor center located off Mile Marker 32, Highway 93, Lincoln County, NV. We usually start around 6:00-6:30am.

 If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Rob Vinson, Wildlife Refuge Manager:

James_Vinson@fws.gov

775-725-3417 ext. 102

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Field Trip - Grafton
Oct
20
7:00 AM07:00

Field Trip - Grafton

Join us for a morning of birding at scenic Grafton near Rockville. Meet at the BLM offices (345 E Riverside Dr, St. George) at 7:00am, or the La Verkin Maverick (460 N State St, La Verkin) at 7:30am for carpooling. 

Please bring water and any lunch or snacks. We plan to bird until around noon and then return home.

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Member Meeting
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Member Meeting

Please join us for our first member meeting of the season on Wednesday, October 17, 7:00pm, at the Tonaquint Nature Center (1851 S Dixie Dr, St. George). We will conduct some general business followed by a presentation from Ben Bloodworth of RiversEdge West. The mission of RiversEdge West is to, "advance the restoration of riparian lands through education, collaboration and technical assistance".  Ben will be discussing the importance of riparian areas to birds and their restoration work being done around our rivers. All are welcome to attend regardless of if you are a member of the Audubon or not. Light refreshments will be served.

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Oct
17
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Confluence Park from La Verkin Creek Trailhead

Meeting Place: Meet  at La Verkin Creek Trailhead which is accessed from SR-17 at 900 North in La Verkin. From State Street (SR-17) in La Verkin, take a left on 900 North, following it about through the neighborhood and onto a gravel road which eventually ends at the trailhead parking area.

Special Instructions: Birders should be prepared to hike for about 2 miles. Most of this is down a dirt road and relatively flat. We might detour down another dirt trail or two, which would be slightly rougher terrain, but still relatively mild. Bring binoculars, and dress for the weather (which will hopefully be nice in October). Occasionally the bugs can be bad at Confluence Park (mostly deer flies). I don't think October is a time to expect them but if anyone is especially sensitive to bugs then they might want to bring bug spray, just in case.

Leader: Mike Schijf, Email: mjschijf19@gmail.com, Phone: 435-862-5736


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Wednesday Bird Walk
Oct
10
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Seegmiller Marsh and Springs Pond

Meeting place:  2395 East Springs Drive, St. George, UT

Special Information:  https://utahbirdingspots.blogspot.com/2015/02/seegmiller-marsh-complex-springs-park.html

Leader:  Valerie Jueschke. Email: vjueschke@gmail.com. Phone: 435-704-1442


Report: Fourteen birders showed up to explore this neighborhood area. We explored around the pond and then walked around the outside of the marsh, eventually entering into an opening to the inside of the marsh. Yellow-rumped warblers were everywhere and lots of the usual suspects. A highlight was a Black-crowned Night Heron swooping in right in front of us. We found 22 species in total. Here is the eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49099649


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Wednesday Bird Walk
Oct
3
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Sullivan Virgin River Park in Washington and Adjacent Washington Fields Area

Meeting place:  Sullivan Park, parking lot. 965 South Washington Fields Road, Washington, Utah

Special Information:  This is a repeat of September 25 walk.  We’ll be walking on a shared paved trail around the park then west through a rural area along the Virgin River.

Leader:  Judy Schattner, Email: jsjudyschattner@gmail.com

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Sep
26
7:30 AM07:30

Wednesday Bird Walk

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Washington Fields at Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park

Meeting Place: 965 S. Washington Fields Park, Washington, UT; park near restrooms next to the pond

Special Instructions:
We will walk on pavement for about 1 to 1-1/2 miles. There will be the opportunity to do more if desired. We share the path with bikers so must be alert to stay on our side of the path.

Nature provides us with a pond, Virgin River, farmlands, mesquite terrain, cliffs that many birds reside in. Possible sightings include ducks, hawks, warblers, wrens, kestrel, phoebes, and more.

Bring binoculars, you can use spotting scope, camera, water and a snack as needed. Bird ID book/app.

Leader: Judy Schattner
jsjudyschattner@gmail.com

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Sep
19
7:30 AM07:30

Wednesday Bird Walk

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Grandpa's Pond

Meeting Place: Parking lot, 350 North 3700 West, Hurricane, UT 84737

Special Instructions:
Use bug spray on your feet and legs. Little black ants are everywhere! We'll walk about 1 mile (twice around the pond).

Leader: Lucy Ormond
Phone: 435.229.1404
Email: clucygo@gmail.com

Report: Nine birders walked a couple of times around Stratton Pond (Grandpa’s Pond) and found 17 species. Highlights included Blue-winged Teal and a Hooded Merganser. A Vermillion Flycatcher was also seen after most of the group dispersed. Here is the eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48610529

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Sep
12
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Tonaquint Nature Center

Meeting Place: 1851 South Dixie Drive, main parking lot

Special Instructions: None

Leader: Shawn Langston
Phone: 435.773.2089  
Email: shawnlangston@gmail.com

Report: A great group of twelve birders enjoyed birding this gem of Washington County. 37 species were found, highlighted by White-faced Ibis, and audible Virginia Rail, and juvenile Hooded Orioles. The full eBird checklist can be found here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48458153

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Sep
5
7:30 AM07:30

Wednesday Bird Walk

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Brooks Nature Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot at 452 N Main St., St. George, UT 84770

Special Instructions:
Low to moderate impact walking on unpaved trails with slight hills. Will not need to walk more than 1/2 mile total.

Leader: Paul Jaussi

Report: We had 9 birders join us for our first weekly bird walk. Brooks Park was chosen because it is close to downtown St. George and an easy place to bird. Highlights included a Townsend’s Warbler, Nashville Warbler, a couple of Wilson’s Warblers, Warbling Vireo, Broad-tailed and Black-chinned hummingbird. Full ebird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48308503

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