Wednesday Bird Walk
Jan
16
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Crosby Confluence Park

Meeting Place: Parking lot at 2099 S. Convention Center Drive, St. George. Make sure to drive past the Dixie Convention Center and under the overpass to the parking lot.

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: Cheryl Carlile, Email: cherylcarlile@gmail.com, Phone: 714-504-0866

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Monthly Meeting - Raptors of Southern Utah
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Meeting - Raptors of Southern Utah

Presentation by Joseph Platt, PhD

Join us as we learn about the raptors of Southern Utah from raptor expert, Joseph Platt, PhD (Cornell University). We will also hear from Robyn MacDuff of the Raptor Inventory Nest Survey (RINS), an organization that relies on volunteers to monitor raptor nests.

Joe Platt is an ecologist based in St. George, UT. He has spent more than thirty years in environmental work in Arctic Canada, Arabia, East Africa and throughout the US. He has extensively studied nesting behavior of protected species and been an active bander of raptors and numerous shorebird and passerine species. Along with over a dozen published peer reviewed scientific articles and three book chapters, he has presented scientific papers in 13 countries.

He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Peregrine Fund and the World Center for Birds of Prey. He also served on the editing board of the Journal for the Raptor Research Foundation and a member of the California Burrowing Owl Consortium.

Joe is a graduate of Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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Field Trip - Beryl Junction
Jan
19
8:00 AM08:00

Field Trip - Beryl Junction

Check this event prior to coming in case it is cancelled because of travel conditions on the roads.

About: Join us for a trip to Beryl Junction to view the common winter raptors of our area. We expect to see Bald and Golden Eagles, Red-tailed, Rough-legged, and Ferruginous Hawks. Falcons and Kestrels will also be a possibility. Of course we will bird any good areas while there.

Dress warm for the weather!

Meeting Location: BLM parking lot. 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George. Meet at 8:00am to carpool and caravan. We will also stop at the Sinclair gas station in Enterprise around 9:00am if you want to meet us there.

Trip Leader: Cordell Peterson, email: cordell@infowest.com

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Southern Utah Clean Air Legislation Forum
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Southern Utah Clean Air Legislation Forum

This forum focuses on local air quality issues, including federal climate legislation and will have several elected representatives in attendance. Proposed State and Federal bills will be reviewed.

Location: Dixie State University in the Hazy Building, Boeing Auditorium.

Topics: State Legislation – HB403 (Dr Yoram Bauman), the state legislative process and history (Tom Moyer), Federal legislation – HR7173 (Bill Barron), and local action.

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Jan
23
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

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

Meeting Place: 1250 North 1400 West, St. George, Utah. Take Red Hills Parkway to 1400 West. Turn south (left) at 1400 West and drive south 1.5 blocks to parking lot of park.

Special Instructions: Easy walking on paved path

Leader: TBD

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Jan
30
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 965 South Washington Fields Road Washington, UT, 84780 United States (map)
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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:  We’ll be walking on a shared paved trail around the park then west through a rural area along the Virgin River.

Leader:  TBD

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Snow Canyon Park, Snow Canyon Parkway

Meeting place:  Meet at the sand dunes parking lot on the left side of the road which is inside the park before reaching the Visitor Center and Campground.

Special Information:  You will need a state parks pass to enter the park. Contact the leader for questions or other places to meet for a ride into the park

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

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • Sullivan Park, Washington, UT (map)
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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:  We’ll be walking on a shared paved trail around the park then west through a rural area along the Virgin River.

Leader:  Lauren Hughes, Email: rsand14592@aol.com

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Feb
27
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • Confluence Park, La Verkin, UT (map)
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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.

Leader: TBD

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Jan
9
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 2395 East Springs Drive St. George, UT, 84790 United States (map)
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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:  TBD

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CBC - Glen Canyon NRA
Jan
4
7:30 AM07:30

CBC - Glen Canyon NRA

Page, AZ

Meet at Glen Canyon NRA headquarters on Highway 89 at 07:30 a.m. The count will take place on the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam, nearby segments of Lake Powell, and by land within our count radius. For questions contact John Spence at: (928) 608-6267 or John_Spence@nps.gov.  Free T-Shirts will be provided to participants by the Glen Canyon Natural History Association. (Folks will have the options of going on the boats onto the lake).

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Jan
2
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Tonaquint Nature Park

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

Special Instructions: Mostly level walking on paved and dirt paths.

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

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CBC - Silver Reef
Dec
29
7:00 AM07:00

CBC - Silver Reef

This is a Red Cliffs Audubon sponsored Christmas Bird Count

Contact: Marshall Topham, marshalltopham@gmail.com

Details: Participants will pick up their packets between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM at the Utah Division of Natural Resource building located at Quail Creek Reservoir (451 SR-318, Hurricane, UT 84737).  The compilation will be held at the same site, beginning at 4:00 PM.  See below map:

Directions to the start and end of the Silver Reef CBC.

Directions to the start and end of the Silver Reef CBC.

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CBC - St. George
Dec
28
7:00 AM07:00

CBC - St. George

This is a Red Cliffs Audubon sponsored event

Leader: Ken Hinton, Email: kenahinton@hotmail.com, 435-772-1019

Details: The "St. George" Audubon Christmas Bird Count will be held Friday, December 28, 2018. Those willing to participate can pick up their packets between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM at the St. George Tonaquint Nature Center.  The compilation will be held at the same site, beginning at 5:00 PM. Please contact Ken Hinton (info above) if you are interested in participating so he can plan.

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Dec
26
9:00 AM09:00

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.

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

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Dec
19
9:00 AM09:00

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:  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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CBC - Cedar City
Dec
19
8:00 AM08:00

CBC - Cedar City

  • 1470 North Airport Road Cedar City, UT, 84721 United States (map)
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Compiler:
Rhett Boswell, 435-691-2372, rhettboswell@utah.gov

Please contact the Compiler if you have a preferred route to run or if you request to be placed with someone. Several of you have already requested a spot and I will honor your request, or if you can do a section on your own.

Meet at 8:00am at the UDWR SRO office, 1470 North Airport Road in Cedar City, UT. You can also drop by beforehand to get your packet. Everyone be back by 5pm at the latest.

Also, if the 19th just will not work for you but another day that week does we can still submit that data as "count week" data which is valuable. You can still count if you want.

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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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CBC for Kids - Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Dec
15
8:30 AM08:30

CBC for Kids - Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Location: Lees Ferry Boat Launch Ramp

Time: 8:30 AM

This is the 1st Annual CBC for Kids. It is designed to introduce the fun of birding and nature to the rising generation of youth. Volunteers are needed to help out. You don’t need to be an expert either. The park staff have put together the program and activities. You will just need to be on hand to help the kids as they count birds. This is not a full day CBC either and should be done shortly after noon. Follow this link for instructions on signing up to be a volunteer.

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CBC - Zion National Park
Dec
15
8:00 AM08:00

CBC - Zion National Park

This count circle falls within and adjacent to Zion National Park. Individual zones are pre-assigned before count day. Participants that pre-register with the compiler will have the park entrance fee waived. Count tally and pot luck starts at 5 PM in the Zion Nature Center located in the park. Please contact compiler Jason Pietrzak at e-mail: jason_pietrzak@nps.gov for further information.

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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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Wednesday Bird Walk
Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Tonaquint Nature Center

Meeting Place: Nature Center Pond Deck.

Special Instructions: Note new location and time. Our target birds are the Green Heron and the Black-crowned Night Heron, plus everything else we might see!

Leader: Paul Jaussi, phone: 503-970-2413 or email pauljaussi@gmail.com

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Dec
5
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.

Leader: Maurice DeMille

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Nov
28
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

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

Meeting Place: 1250 North 1400 West, St. George, Utah. Take Red Hills Parkway to 1400 West. Turn south (left) at 1400 West and drive south 1.5 blocks to parking lot of park.

Special Instructions: Easy walking on paved path

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

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Nov
21
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

Grandpa's Pond

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

Special Instructions:
We'll walk about 1 mile (twice around the pond) to look for wintering water fowl and other birds. If we have time, we’ll go up to Quail Creek to look for any reported rarities.

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

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Field Trip
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Field Trip

  • Division of Wildlife Resources (map)
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Quail Creek Reservoir

Come join us as we search for wintering waterfowl on the Reservoir. Bring a spotting scope if you have one and we will also have some set up. We will start at 9:00am in the parking overlook near the Division of Wildlife Resources building (451 SR-318, Hurricane, UT 84737) on the south end of the reservoir. We will make our way north as the morning progresses. Feel free to join us for all or just some of the morning!

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Wednesday Bird Walk
Nov
7
8:00 AM08:00

Wednesday Bird Walk

  • 1820 West Mathis Park Way St George, UT (map)
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Mathis Park and Stonebridge Pond

Meeting Place: 1820 West Mathis Park Way, St. George, Utah (access from Dixie Drive)

Special Instructions: Access location from Dixie Drive. We’ll scour Mathis Park for little brown birds, then Bill will take us to his backyard(just across the street from the Park) at Stonebridge Pond to find winter water birds.

Leader: Bill Compton, Email: comptonxrayman@aol.com, Phone: 435-640-4274

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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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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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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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