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  Field Trips & Meetings
  • General Meeting: Red Cliffs Audubon Fall Social and Pot Luck on September 9, Tonaquint Nature Center, 7:00 p.m.
  • Field Trip: September 12 , 2015:  Ė  Kolob Reservoir and Terraces - Leave St. George BLM at 7:00 am.  Proceed to Lynnís Market, Hurricane 7:30 am to pick up other birders. Look for higher elevation birds - Woodpeckers, Wild Turkeys, Bluebirds, Osprey, etc.  Bring lunch and warm clothes.
  • Meetings are always the second Wednesday of each month. There will be refreshments after all of our meetings if you want to ask questions or gab a little about birds.
  • We will have a field trip every month this year with the exception of August and December. Plan for your next outing by visiting our field trip schedule page.

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        Photos from the Winter Bird Festival 

Field Trips Reports

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2014 Utah Audubon Council
Spring Retreat report



                     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

 


  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!

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Contact Information:
redcliffsaudubon@gmail.com
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
 
August News

 mini bird gif Do you know? - Evolution of the Migratory Bird Act

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Crested Caracara spotted in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

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Why is a Crow riding a Bald Eagle?eagle
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Have you ever seen a Golden Eagle get a massage? Check it out!

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The Real Story Behind the War against DDT.

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flycatcher on brush pile at Antelope Island

Learn how to build a brush pile for birds:

Antelope Island always has a brush pile out back of Fielding Garr Ranch. It's a
regular stop for many birds (and birders), especially during migration. Flycatchers
love to sit on a top branch from which they fly out and snatch insects from the air. 
You can often find wrens or any number of small birds hiding in the stack. 
Building your own brush pile is easy, especially in the spring when you clean up
the yard and have extra branches that will just end up as mulch at the land fill.
 National Audubon will show you how.
If you would like to go with living plants for bird protection, there are many
options. Marilyn and Keith Davis have a huge rabbit brush in their back yard
and the birds love to hang out there; and growing native plants in a dry climate
like St. George is quite easy. Give it a try.  The U. S. Fish and Wildlife
Service has a page devoted to landscaping for birds.

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Love House Sparrows?
Don't miss this neat article from Audubon.


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The new Audubon Online Field Guide

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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)
keithday@utah.gov
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