Home of the
Southwestern Utah
Christmas Bird Counts
The St. George
Winter Bird
Jan. 28-30, 2016

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Field Trips, Meetings, CBC dates,
Newsletter and Reports

  News & Events & Winter Bird Festival

  Christmas Bird Count Dates

Bird  Articles, Art
 and Photography


  Field Trips & Meetings
  • General Meeting:
    General Meeting: Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 pm at the Tonaquint Nature Center.  Cordell Peterson will present “Raptors, Raptors, Raptors”.   Learn how to identify, where to look for them, and the reason each specie is special.  After the presentation, stick around to visit and have refreshments.  Wednesday's program is to help prepare for the upcoming Field Trip to Cedar Valley.
  • Field Trip: Wednesday November 14,  2015: Cedar Valley Winter Raptors – Meet at the St. George BLM parking lot at 8:00 am.  Proceed to Maverick Service Station (Exit 62) at the north end of Cedar, west side of the freeway, to meet up with any other birders at 9:00 am.  We will look for Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, Magpies, etc.  Bring warm clothes, lunch, and 2-way radio.
  • 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. 


2015 Christmas Bird Count


     January 28, 29, 30 - 2016

For Adults:  Birding Workshops, Birding Field Trips, Presentations  about Birds, Habitat, Bird History in Southern Utah and Evening Programs.

For Children: Live Bird Presentations in Schools, Art Contest for 4th and 5th Grade Students, Junior Birder Program (8 - 12), Workshops, and Building Bird Houses.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evenings: * "Birds of Washington County", * Winners of Art Contest, * Banquet and Silent Auction.
(A tentative schedule will be posted at
a later date).

        Photos from the Winter Bird Festival 

Field Trips Reports

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!

  November News

Christmas Bird Count

Cedar CBC  December 17:  Contact Keith Day, DWR  435 586-6100

Zion CBC  December 19:  Contact Cassie Waters, Zion NP  435 772-3256

St. George CBC  December 26:  Contact Marilyn Davis RCA  435 673-0996

Silver Reef CBC  December 28:  Contact Marilyn Davis RCA  435 673-0996

Your contact will tell you which area, time to meet, and time to compile.


What do you know about Penguin feathers?


Which animals prey on Hummingbirds?

Should we leave half of the Earth alone?


Mommies dearest - Condor chick with two moms
bird hatching

Tar sands mining in our own backyard.


Check out this bird sledding on a roof in Russia.


Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society Birdfest in Sequim, Washington
If you like traveling to the Northwest, you may be interested in the
Olympic Birdfest 2016
on April 15-17, 2016
preceded by a San Juan Islands Cruise on April 12-14, 2016; and
followed by a two-day excursion to the Neah Bay area of coastal
Washington on April 17-19, 2016.


Do you want to know PLACES TO BIRD IN UTAH?
Utah Birds website is the place to visit.


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)

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)

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