Field Trip
Aug
17
6:30 AM06:30

Field Trip

Cedar City Area

Meeting Place: Meet at 6:30am at the BLM parking lot to get an early start, 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George. Or, meet at 7:30am TBD in the Cedar City area. We will carpool as needed. More information coming

Special Instructions: Bring plenty of water, snack, and a lunch.

Leader: Paul Jaussi

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Member Meeting
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Member Meeting

A History Of Christmas Bird Counts

Join us as Bryan Dixon gives us a brief history of Christmas Bird Counts, why they are done, and why they are so important for conservation today. You will also learn that you do not need to be an expert to participate in the longest running citizen-science project in the world!

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Monthly Field Trip
Jul
20
7:00 AM07:00

Monthly Field Trip

Lava Point / Kolob Terrace

Meeting Place: Meet at 7:00am at the BLM parking lot. 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George. Or, meet at 7:45am at the Maverick gas station at 460 N. State in La Verkin. We will carpool as needed, and make a few stops along Kolob Terrace Road before reaching Lava Point around 10:00am. Here we will scan the amazing views above Zion National Park for Condors and Zone-tailed Hawks.

Special Instructions: Bring plenty of water, snack, and a lunch.

Leader: Paul Jaussi

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Bird Festival Committee Meeting
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Bird Festival Committee Meeting

Where: Tonaquint Nature Center

Who: Anyone interested in helping plan and organize the 2020 Bird Festival. We have a lot of great people helping out already but can always use more to lighten the loads. Specific help is needed for Marketing/Publicity, Sponsorships, Programs, and Events. If you don’t feel you can help with planning, please plan on helping as a volunteer during the event. Contact RedCliffsAudubon@gmail.com if you can help out as a volunteer.

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Bird Walk with Dr. Bolus
Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Bird Walk with Dr. Bolus

Join SUU Biology Professor and bird expert Dr. Rachel Bolus for a Birds of Cedar Breaks guided walk. Binoculars will be provided but please bring your own if you have them! Meet on time or 10 minutes in advance at the Point Supreme Information Center at Cedar Breaks National Monument. This event is free, but park entrance fees apply.

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Jun
26
7:00 AM07:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Tonaquint Nature Center

Meeting Place: 1851 S Dixie Dr, St. George. Meet on the deck overlooking the pond at the Nature Center Building.

Special Instructions: Some paved, but mostly level dirt trails.

Leader: Lucy Ormond

Note: This will be our final Wednesday Bird Walk of the Summer. We will start again beginning in September.

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Monthly Field Trip
Jun
15
7:00 AM07:00

Monthly Field Trip

Pine Valley

Meeting Place: Meet at 7:00am at the BLM parking lot. 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George. Or, meet at 7:45am the gravel parking area off at the turnoff from Hwy 18 to the Pine Valley Hwy in Central, UT. We will carpool as needed.

Special Instructions: We will start birding after we leave Central and make a few stops along the juniper trees, fields, and and valleys looking for higher elevation birds. We will finish at the Pine Valley Recreation Area. Bring plenty of water and snacks/lunch. We will bird until about noon.

Leader: Paul Jaussi, email: pauljaussi@gmail.com

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Jun
12
7:00 AM07:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park

Meeting Place: The parking lot at 965 S Washington Fields Rd, Washington, UT

Special Instructions: We will be walking on mostly level, paved paths along the Virgin River. This is one of the more easily navigated bird walks.

Leader: Lucy Ormond

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Jun
5
7:00 AM07:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 1506 Canyon View Dr Santa Clara, UT, 84765 United States (map)
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Santa Clara Arboretum

Meeting Place: Meet at parking lot on Little League Drive, between Lava Ridge Drive and Canyon View Drive in Santa Clara. NOTE 7:00AM start time.

Special Instructions: We will follow trails along the Santa Clara River in this restoration area. This link provides more information on the area (http://wchsutah.org/parks/santa-clara-arboretum.php)

Leader: Lucy Ormond

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2018 Audubon Photography Award Winners
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Audubon Photography Award Winners

The Great Salt Lake Audubon is hosting an exhibit of the 2018 Audubon Photography Awards Winners. In conjunction with this event, noted artist Jane Kim has been invited to talk about the creation of her amazing wall of birds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Location: The SLC City Library; first floor and main floor auditorium (210 East 400 South, Salt 
Lake City)

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Field Trip
May
18
7:30 AM07:30

Field Trip

Grafton

Meeting Place: Meet at 7:30am at the BLM parking lot. 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George. Or, meet at 8:00am at the Maverick gas station at 460 N. State in La Verkin. We will carpool as needed, planning to arrive in Grafton around 9:15am.

Special Instructions: Grafton is one of the top spring-time birding destinations in our area. The mulberry trees will be in bloom to attract a variety of bird species. We will be walking throughout the area on dirt roads and through some uneven fields.

Bring plenty of water and snacks/lunch.

Leader: Paul Jaussi, email: pauljaussi@gmail.com

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Member Meeting
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Member Meeting

Topic: The Wildlife Program at Zion National Park

Zion National Park biologist Jason Pietrzak will talk about historical and ongoing wildlife projects at Zion as well as thoughts and questions for the future of wildlife study in the region. This includes projects involving birds such as the California Condor.

Jason has been a wildlife biologist at Zion for about a year and a half. In the past, he has specialized mostly in bird research and has worked on wildlife projects in private industry as well as several federal and state agencies. When he isn't working, he enjoys birding and exploring with family and friends.

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Wednesday Bird Walk
May
15
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Tonaquint Nature Center

Meeting Place: 1851 S Dixie Dr, St. George. Meet on the deck overlooking the pond at the Nature Center Building. Meet at 9:00AM.

Special Instructions: We will look for early migrants. Some paved, but mostly level dirt trails.

Leader: Paul Jaussi, email: pauljaussi@gmail.com

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Wednesday Bird Walk
May
8
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 965 South Washington Fields Road Washington, UT, 84780 United States (map)
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Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park

Meeting Place: The parking lot at 965 S Washington Fields Rd, Washington, UT

Special Instructions: We will be walking on mostly level, paved paths.

Leader: TBD


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Global Big Day and Washington County Blitz
May
4
6:00 AM06:00

Global Big Day and Washington County Blitz

On 4 May, will you join more than 30,000 others and become a part of the Global Big Day? The Red Cliffs Audubon wants to support this global effort by doing what we are calling a county blitz to determine how many species we can find in a county in a 24-hour period. This year we will focus on Washington County. We want to highlight the incredible diversity of bird species in this county to showcase another reason why our area is such a great place to live.

You don’t have to commit to birding for 24 hours—an hour or even 10 minutes of watching birds makes you part of the team. Visit your favorite spot or search out someplace new; enjoy a solo walk or get some friends to join in the blitz. We want to make sure we have as much of the habitat in the county covered so additional plans will be coming out in upcoming email newsletters. Feel free to email us at RedCliffsAudubon@gmail.com for more information. For information on the Global Bid Day, visit the eBird website.

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Wednesday Bird Walk
May
1
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 1080 South 900 East St. George, UT, 84790 United States (map)
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Boots-Cox Family Park / Crosby Family Confluence Park

Meeting Place: Boots-Cox Family Park, 1080 S 900 E, St. George, UT. We’ll be searching for the resident Vermillion Flycatchers. We will then move over to Crosby Family Confluence Park, 2099 S Convention Center Dr, St. George

Special Instructions: Boots-Cox park is small so will only spend about 30 minutes there. If you are late, plan to meet us at Crosby Family Confluence Park

Leader: TBD


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Field Trip
Apr
27
7:00 AM07:00

Field Trip

Lytle Ranch

Meeting Place (New Time!!): Meet at 7:00am at the BLM parking lot. 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George. Or, meet at 7:30am at the Shivwits Convience Store at 5861 W Old Hwy 91 in Ivins. We will carpool. We are starting earlier as it is supposed to be a warm day and we want to spend as much good hours at Lytle as possible.

Special Instructions: Lytle Ranch is the top birding spot in our region. It is located, “where the Basin and Range Province of the Mojave Desert is juxtaposed to the Colorado River Plateau. The Preserve is at an unusual place in North America where unique geological formations and ecosystems overlap.” It has year-round running water, ponds, large trees and orchards, and a variety of habitat. All participants will need to fill out a liability release form found below. We will do a few stops along the gravel road to Lytle to look for Cactus Wren, Ash-throated Flycatchers, Black-tailed Gnatcatchers, and Loggerhead Shrike.

We will bird until the day either the temperature or the winds go up. We will be walking mostly on dirt roads and trails. Bring plenty of water and a lunch. We will plan to eat in the shade of the picnic tables before leaving.

Liability Release Form for Lytle Ranch

Leader: Paul Jaussi, email: pauljaussi@gmail.com


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Wednesday Bird Walk
Apr
24
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 472 5300 West Hurricane, UT, 84737 United States (map)
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Confluence Park - La Verkin

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.

Leader: Lucy Ormond

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POSTPONED - Field Trip
Apr
20
7:00 AM07:00

POSTPONED - Field Trip

Lytle Ranch Field Trip is Postponed!!

We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we have postponed the scheduled field trip to Lytle Ranch until Saturday, April 27. We were informed by the ranch managers that there would be over 100 BYU students spread out across the ranch doing field research plus a large family gathering of 50+ people taking up the picnic and fields areas. While we were welcome to go, wee felt this would take away from our experience and possibly interfere with the student’s research. We were assured we would be the only large group on the 27th. Also note we plan to leave at 7:00am to get an early start.

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Sage-grouse Experience
Apr
20
4:30 AM04:30

Sage-grouse Experience

Note: This is not an Audubon-sponsored event.

This free event offers an early morning excursion to a lek to watch sage-grouse strut. The bus will take the group back to the Elko Basque Club to enjoy a delicious brunch and a presentation from experts in Sage-grouse biology, behavior, and conservation. Each participant will receive a Sage-grouse Experience souvenir. We welcome ages 12+ with adult. Transportation provided. This event is sponsored by the Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group and other community partners.

RESERVE your seat by emailing: sage@nnsg.org by April 12th. Or call 775-385-8870, Facebook and www.NNWG.org

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Apr
17
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 452 North Main Street St. George, UT, 84770 United States (map)
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Brooks Nature Park

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

Special Instructions: This is a small park but has lots of good habitat. There are good trails but are not always level

Leader: TBD


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Wednesday Bird Walk
Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 1250 1400 West Street St. George, UT, 84770 United States (map)
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Royal Oaks Park

Meeting Place: The parking lot at 1250 N 1400 W St, St. George, UT 84770

Special Instructions: Mostly flat trails. We will be covering the entire area of the park

Leader: Paul Jaussi, email: pauljaussi@gmail.com


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Wednesday Bird Walk
Apr
3
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • Little League Drive Santa Clara, UT United States (map)
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Santa Clara Arboretum

Meeting Place: Meet at parking lot on Little League Drive, between Lava Ridge Drive and Canyon View Drive in Santa Clara.

Special Instructions: We will follow trails along the Santa Clara River in this restoration area. This link provides more information on the area (http://wchsutah.org/parks/santa-clara-arboretum.php)

Leader: TBD


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Field Trip
Mar
23
8:00 AM08:00

Field Trip

  • Maxwell Canyon Park, Hildale, Utah (map)
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Maxwell Canyon, Hildale, Utah

About: We are excited to explore this spot that the Audubon has never before visited. Target species will the be the Red-naped Sapsucker and other higher elevation species. We will walk the trails around the park and canyon and, if time, visit some of the small reservoirs in the area. The scenery alone is worth the trip. We plan to bird to bird for at least 3 hours. Bring water, snacks, and lunch.

Meeting Place: Meet at 8am at the BLM parking lot. 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George. Or, meet at 8:45am at the Walmart in Hurricane on 8:00am to carpool and caravan. If you meet at Walmart, meet at the parking lane on the SW corner of the main parking lot near the public recycling bins. We will plan to be at Maxwell Park in the canyon at 9:30am.

Leader: Maria Jeffs and Paul Jaussi


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Member Meeting
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Member Meeting

Hummingbird Banding in St. George

The process of banding hummingbirds yields information about local and migratory populations. In St. George, hummingbirds were banded for two seasons at the Tonaquint banding site. The information collected from the banding site brought to light the hummingbird species living in St. George as well as the hummingbird species that migrate through.

Shayla Wilkinson became involved with hummingbird banding after an internship with the BLM in Escalante. She attended a two week training course offered by the Hummingbird Monitoring Network to learn how to band hummingbirds and opened a banding site at Tonaquint under the supervision of Terry Tolbert (BLM) and Susan Wethingtion (HMN). Even though she is passionate about conservation and wildlife biology, she is working on a Bachelor's in Computer Science.

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Mar
20
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 1851 South Dixie Drive St. George, UT, 84770 United States (map)
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Tonaquint Nature Center

Meeting Place: 1851 S Dixie Dr, St. George. Meet on the deck overlooking the pond at the Nature Center Building. Meet at 9:00AM.

Special Instructions: We will look for early migrants. Some paved, but mostly level dirt trails.

Leader: Paul Jaussi, email: pauljaussi@gmail.com


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