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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
Thanks to all who participated in the 2012 St. George Winter Bird Festival. We had a great time!
Check out all the species we saw.
Be sure to browse photos sent in by John Woodyard and Melissa Renfro and other participants in the field trips. If you wish to have some of your photos included, email them to the webmaster:(firstname.lastname@example.org)
We Need Your Input
Here are a few links to active nest cameras, hope you have fun watching the drama unfold!
We would love for you to take a minute to complete a brief survey. We would like to hear
how we are doing and if you have any suggestions for improving your experience with
Red Cliffs Audubon. Thank you for your time!
Click Here to take the Red Cliffs Audubon Survey
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
Enjoy the 15th Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival from May 16 "- May 20, 2013.
Audubon Launches Hummingbird Citizen Science Project
New Mobile App to ID Birds & the Blooms that Feed Them
"As flowers bloom earlier because of warming temperatures, the impact on hummingbirds
which rely on nectar could be severe. The National Audubon Society has launched a
new Citizen Science project to document hummingbird sightings across the country,
using a free mobile app that identifies bird species as well as the plants that feed them."
More information here.
Funky Nests in Funky Places
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Hosts Creative Competition
"Celebrate birds this Spring!
Have you noticed any bird nests in your neighborhood? Peek in a hanging flower basket, a
street light, a store sign, your barbecue grill, an old boot, or under a bridge! Birds build
nests in the strangest places!
Be creative! Take a photo, create some artwork, shoot video, write a story or a poem,
or create a sculpture. Just show a bird’s nest built in some out-of-the-way or
out-of-this-world place. Contest Dates: May 1 – June 15!
Prizes include binoculars, cameras, bird guides, bird feeders, bird apps, posters,
books, bird sound CD's, and an iPad!"
It's Nest Cam Season Again!
hawks who are actively nesting. Big Red and Ezra returned to this nest site after a
successful season last year. The other camera currently active is focused on a
great blue heron nest. Yesterday a heron alighted on the nest, inspected it, then
left. Hopefully it will return with a mate, last year's family was fun to watch.
A peregrine pair have been been in the area around the nest box located on the Joseph
Smith Memorial Building, in Salt Lake City. If all goes well, the cameras may be turned
on mid to late April. You can check back here in a few weeks.
Two different barn owl nests are active at the Audubon Starr Ranch. Another Audubon
nest cam has a red-shouldered hawk sitting on at least two eggs.
The Raptor Resource Project has several live cameras on active nests, including a
bald eagle and great horned owl currently incubating. (Click on individual
nest cameras listed on the left side of the page).
hooded merganser eggs. Expected hatching is around April 15th.
Phoebe is a Channel Island Allen (S. s. sedentarius) hummingbird in Orange County,
California. She has been laying 4 to 5 clutches each year for several years. It may
be worth checking in on her through the summer.
cameras, including some of big brown bats and salmon!
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 5-21-2013
Artists and Birds
Grafton, Springdale field trip report
Artists & Birds article
"Bug Spray or Flycatchers"
Young Artists & Birds
Color Me Feathered
featuring Carol Lopacinski.
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)
Our Favorite links:Prescott Audubon (Arizona)
National Audubon Society
Utah bird hotline
Great Backyard Bird Count
Juniper Wind Designs
Milne Jewelry - St. George