Red Cliffs Audubon
2018 Field Trip & Meeting Schedule
The Red Cliffs Audubon web site will no longer be in service after the end of July 2018. When the new president takes over, there will be a new web site. Information on that will be posted to Utahbirds.org. Thanks for all your support through the years!
For all our trips you will need to bring your lunch and snacks (cold pizza is always good) and plenty of water. Dress according to the weather and don't forget your hat, binoculars and 2-way radios. Carpooling is always encouraged, saves gas and more important there is not enough safe parking place where we stop. A long line of cars has drawn attention by the sheriff in the past. Talking about birds with other people is half the fun.
Watch for details, more info and updates on your e-mail, at our Red Cliffs web site and in the newspaper. Field trips destinations occasionally change, especially end of year trips to areas that are susceptible to fire. It is especially important to check the monthly updates if you plan on meeting the group at any place other than St. George BLM.
Notice: Please read our liability waiver regarding future field trips. This signed form will be required for field trip participation and can be submitted to the field trip guide or a Red Cliffs Audubon representative prior to departure. Thanks for your cooperation--we appreciate it!
**Any changes to the schedule will be updated on this site. Or for more information, call 435 673-0996. Just in case you don't know where we hold our meetings (announced monthly) or meet for field trips, the Tonaquint Nature Park is located at 1851 S. Dixie Dr. (map) and the BLM is located at 345 E. Riverside Dr. (map)
Saturday, June 16 - Central Utah at Dale and Judy Pettit's home - Saturday June 16th Red Cliffs Audubon will be going to Central Utah to the home of the Dale and Judy Pettit. They have the most bird-friendly home and yard I have ever seen. We will meet at the BLM office on Riverside Drive at 7:00 am in the morning. Then we will leave the BLM at 7:15 and proceed to Central.
When we get to Central we will meet at the fire station with any other birders coming from other areas. Then about 5 minutes to 8:00 am we will leave the fire station and drive over to Judy and Dales home at 332 Pinion Circle. The best way to find their home if you miss us at the fire station is to continue past the intersection at Central which goes to Pine Valley. Continue North on highway 18 until you reach the first turn to the right (about 300 hundred feet). When you turn right you will find yourself at Lodge Road and you turn right again heading South. Continue South until you reach Rex Laine Drive and then turn left and Pinion Circle is up just a short distance.
Dale and Judy Pettit were the people who gather all the items for our silent auction at the Winter Bird Festival. The Pettit's did a great job getting donations which helped in making the festival a financial success. They have been great members of the Red Cliffs Audubon and supported us in many ways. Dale makes Native American Flutes and Judy continually brings us tasty treats for our monthly meetings. If you have any questions please contact Keith Davis at 435 313-0686.
August – No field trip.
Wednesday, June 13, 7:00pm Tonaquint Nature Center - Mike Small will be the guest speaker. Mike is a retired BLM wildlife biologist, a natural resource specialist and has been active in Southern Utah politics. Mike was one of the people actively supporting the Red Cliffs Audubon. Mike has given many lectures on the condors and their reintroduction to our area. He's very knowledgeable on condors, global warming, water issues and air quality here in Southern Utah. We have had Mike as a speaker many times the past on different subjects and I'm sure you will love having him at this meeting. He will give a short talk and then we will have the meeting open for your questions. Mike lives in Cedar City, so he will be leaving early as he needs to be able to drive back. Come early, enjoy our opening snacks, then talk about our favorite birds and the upcoming field trip on Saturday to Del and Judy Pettit's home in Central Utah.
For further information contact Red Cliffs Audubon
at P. O. Box 1225, St. George, Utah, 84771 or
For membership information contact Marilyn Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Y E A R L Y A G E N D A
TO EDUCATE PUBLIC ABOUT BIRDS OF SOUTHERN UTAH
**Monthly General Meetings (2nd Wednesday of each month)
Presentations about birds, habitat, and environment
**Monthly Field Trips with Bird Specialists (Saturday following 2nd Wednesday's General Meeting)
**Weekly column in Senior Sampler "Artists and Birds"
**Annual Christmas Bird Counts
**St. George Winter Bird Festival
**Bird Identification Classes for all ages
**Birds in Flight - Annual Water Fair for Elementary Schools
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