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2014 Christmas Bird Count Dates

Bird  Articles, Art
 and Photography


  Field Trips & Meetings
  • General Meeting: Wednesday, November 12, 7:00 p.m. Tonaquint Nature Center:  To get everyone excited about the Upcoming Christmas Bird Counts,  Cordell Peterson will give a presentation on "Raptors of the Area".  Cordell is our specialist for the big birds of southern Utah. Come and get a little ENTHUSIASM!  For more information call 435 673-0996. 
  • Field Trip - November 15 - Cedar Valley Raptors. Meet at the BLM at 7:00 a.m. in St. George and then travel on to Cedar City and meet up with the others coming from other directions at 8:00 a.m. at the Maverick Service Station & Market (with restrooms). Take exit 62 . . . go over the freeway heading north to the Maverick Station.  From there Steve Hedges will take us through the Cedar Valley to see winter raptors.  Summer raptors, such as the Swainson's Hawk, have moved south and we are beginning to see raptors moving into Cedar Valley for the winter.  Hoping for Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Rufous, Red-tailed and possibly Rough-legged Hawks, as well as a few falcons. For more information call 435 673-0996 or 435 586-3420. For a list of this next year's field trips, click here.
  • All meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome! Details.
  • Sorry, no mid-week field trips anymore, unless you wish to volunteer to lead them, because Steve Hedges has moved back to Cedar.  We're disappointed, too!  Call us if you want to volunteer : )

   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
  Field Trips Reports

2014 Utah Audubon Council
Spring Retreat report

Newsletter 2013

2014 WBF photos

2013 Christmas Bird Count report for Zion, St. George, and Silver Reef.
    2013 Winter Bird Festival Photos:

       6 pages by Jerry and Janice Vander Molen
       7 pages of 2013 WBF photos

   2011 Winter Bird Festival - Photos

   2012 Winter Bird Festival - Photos


2014 Christmas Bird Count

Cedar City:  Friday, December 19, 2014  Contact:  Keith Day  435 865-6100

Zion:  Saturday, December 20, 2014   Contact:  Cassie Waters  435 772 2012

St. George:  Friday, December 26, 2014  Contact:  Marilyn Davis  435 673-0996 

Silver Reef:  Saturday, December 27, 2014  Contact:  Marilyn Davis  435 673-099

Charles Odd 1930 - 1914

Charles Odd

We were sorry to hear of the passing of our good friend and Red Cliffs volunteer
this week.  He loved participating in our field trips and held many positions within
our organization.  He was an avid photographer and outdoorsman. We will miss him.
 To pay your respects and obtain further information on Charles, click here.


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)


The Red Cliffs

  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!
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

Today's update November 22, 2014

Field Trip Report - Cedar Valley

Artists & Birds

Artists & Birds article

"A Most Important Bird"

Young Artists & Birds

Updated September 19, 2014
bird singing

Color Me Feathered


Red Cliffs

Updated June 30, 2014


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