GREAT SALT LAKE BIRD FESTIVAL 2018 - FIELD GUIDE 20TH ANNIVERSARY - Davis County

 
GREAT SALT LAKE BIRD FESTIVAL 2018 - FIELD GUIDE 20TH ANNIVERSARY - Davis County
GREAT SALT LAKE
 BIRD FESTIVAL
      2018

   20TH ANNIVERSARY
      FIELD GUIDE
GREAT SALT LAKE BIRD FESTIVAL 2018 - FIELD GUIDE 20TH ANNIVERSARY - Davis County
Table of Contents                                2018 Keynote Speaker
2017 Keynote Speaker                       3                         George Archibald, Ph.D.
Art Contest & Spotlight Bird               4                     Co-Founder of the International Crane Foundattion

Welcome                                    5      The future of many crane species was once as
                                               fragile as the delicate and graceful birds themselves.
                                               George Archibald’s visionary leadership in
Directions                                 6   international conservation efforts over the past
                                               40 years has given flight to crane conservation
Sponsors                                   7   worldwide. In 1973, when cranes were in a perilous
                                               situation and many were on the brink of extinction,
                                               Archibald, along with Cornell University colleague,
Birds Spotted in 2017                      8   Ronald Sauey, Ph.D., established the International
                                               Crane Foundation (ICF) in Baraboo, Wisconsin
Lodging                                    9   as the world center for the study and preservation
                                               of cranes. Today, ICF has over 50 employees and
                                               supports conservation projects in 45 countries.
Registration & Community Sponsors         10
                                                   Archibald is a true conservation ambassador
                                               who uses his unique brand of crane diplomacy to
                                               work in sensitive places. He leverages the charisma
                                               of cranes to unite people from diverse cultures
                                               and countries to work together to preserve the
                                               landscapes necessary for the survival of both cranes
          Great Salt Lake Bird Festival        and people. He focuses on programs in Bhutan,
                                               China, India, Mongolia, North Korea, South
                                               Africa, South Korea, Russia, and the United States.
              Program Activities                 Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada,                 Zoological Society of San Diego, the Lilly Medal
                                               Archibald received his undergraduate degree from            presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Douglas
                                               Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,               H. Pimlott Award from Nature Canada. In 2013,
Thursday, May 17th                        11   in 1968, and completed his Ph.D. at Cornell                 Archibald was awarded the Order of Canada on
                                               University in 1977. In recognition of his many              behalf of Queen Elizabeth II, and received the
                                               accomplishments, Archibald has received four                inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental
Friday, May 18th                          13   honorary doctorates and many awards including               Leadership from the National Audubon Society.
                                               the Gold Medal from the World Wildlife Fund, a              He and his wife, Kyoko, live in the countryside near
Saturday, May 19th                        14   Fellows Award from the MacArthur Foundation,                the International Crane Foundation headquarters
                                               the Wildlife Conservation Medal from the                    where they enjoy gardening and aviculture.

Sunday, May 20th                          17

Monday, May 21st                          18                               Join George on these activities:
                                                     Friday May 18            7:00 am – 11:00 am        Fieldtrip #13 Swaner EcoCenter
Field Trip Chart                          20                                  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm         Workshop: Crane Behavior and Vocalizations
                                                                              5:00 pm                   Book Signing
Workshops                                 21
                                                     Saturday May 19 7 am – 1 pm                        Fieldtrip #25 Antelope Island
                                                     		              6pm                                Keynote Address and Dinner: My Life
                                                     				                                               with Cranes

                                                                              Workshop is FREE. Fieldtrips and Dinner require a ticket.
                                                                             Dinner is sponsored by Utah Wetlands Foundation and Tracy Aviary

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Art Contest & Spotlight Bird                                                                                                                               Welcome
    Come see the Student Art Contest in Building #3: Viewing hours are Friday, May 18th 12 pm – 7 pm and Saturday,                       Welcome to the 20th Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival!
    May 19th 9 am – 5 pm. Come to the Student Art Contest award ceremony on Saturday, May 19th at 5:45 pm and stay
    for the Family Program - Parade of Raptors offered by HawkWatch International and featuring live birds.                                                 Farmington, Utah

                                                                                                                       What a great year to Celebrate the Year of the Bird!            nineteen workshops, youth programs, and two off-

             American                                                                                                  This is the centennial year of America’s Migratory              site events. Our field trips include the best guides in
                                                                                                                       Bird Treaty Act’s ratification and the 20th year for            Utah (and one from Ohio), boats, kayaks, horses,
                                                                                                                       the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. The partners for             buses, vans, drive yourself, and BIRDS. We bring in

              Avocet                                                                                                   the Year of the Bird are National Audubon, BirdLife
                                                                                                                       International, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology,
                                                                                                                       and National Geographic. Look for things you can
                                                                                                                                                                                       keynote speakers who are prominent in the birding
                                                                                                                                                                                       world and for many this is their first time to Utah.
                                                                                                                                                                                       This year’s Keynote Speaker, George Archibald,
          Text by Ella Sorensen | Art by Sabrina Allen                                                                 do to celebrate at #BirdYourWorld. This celebration             author and co-founder of the International Crane
                                                                                                                       fits right in with the field trips and workshops we             Foundation is well known in many international
                                                                                                                       are offering this year.                                         birding circles.
        The American Avocet, a strikingly elegant
    shorebird, is a noisy bird whose sharp wheet call                                                                  At our first Festival, Governor Michael O. Leavitt,             One of the Saturday workshops will include a
    regularly pierces the air of a wetland already alive                                                               said this Festival would continue and grow- and it              ‘history’ of Great Salt Lake Bird Festival including
    with sound. This bird seldom goes unnoticed.                                                                       has. We started with six field trips, sixteen workshops,        pictures and stories of our journey. We hope you
                                                                                                                       youth programs, a musical concert, and two off-site             will join us to celebrate the 20th Great Salt Lake
      The allure of avocets spans the world. The charm       some vegetable matter.                                    events. This year we are offering fifty field trips,            Bird Festival!
    of the four species scattered about the planet often      Avocets nest semi-colonially on mudflats. The nest
    invites iconic status. In Australia, the red-necked      may be a simple depression in the ground or lined                       We hope you will join us to celebrate the 20th Great Salt Lake Bird Festival!
    avocet appeared on a postage stamp in 1966. In           with mud flakes or vegetation. Four splotched eggs
    the British Isles, the pied avocet became the logo       per nest is usual. Within hours of hatching, avocet       Thanks to our Festival Committee: Neka Roundy- Chair, John Bellmon, Yae Bryner, Jaimi Butler, Valerie
    for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in     chicks are off and running, capable of feeding            Frokjer, Amy Haran, Dallin Henderson, Heidi Hoven, Ann Neville, Jolene Rose, Jerry Thompson, Nikki
    1947. In Utah the avocet seems to be the “shorebird      themselves. These ungainly balls of downy fluff have      Wayment, Deserie Werritt.
    of choice” for it far outnumbers all shorebirds          short bills and legs that look too long for their tiny
    combined when a single species image is chosen to        bodies. Parental care continues for about a month              SAVE THE DATE: 21st Great Salt Lake Bird Festival May 16-20, 2019
    appear on report covers, presentations and license       until the chicks can fly.
    plate choices. The non-migratory Andean avocet                                                                                                      www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com
    nesting high in the Andes Mountains of South               Later in the summer, avocets start moving from
    America is lesser known.                                 individual pairs or families into large feeding flocks.
                                                             The orange head feathers of the adult drop off and          Bring your family and stay an extra day to enjoy Davis County’s
       Most of Utah’s 43 species of shorebirds pass          float away in the water or air replaced by whitish-gray                      other family friendly venues!
    through the state, pausing only to feed and rest         feathers that give the bird a much duller appearance.
    during their seasonal migration to and from
    wintering and breeding territories. The avocet is one     Because of the huge biomass of insects on Great Salt
    of ten shorebirds that return each spring to the state   Lake, avocets nesting to the north begin funneling
    to nest and raise young. Hardy enough to endure the      to the Lake like grains in a giant hour glass to feed,
    chills of March, avocets appear early in the year on     swelling the numbers to hundreds of thousands.
    the marshes, ponds, and mudflats of northern Utah.       On a single day in August, 252,000 avocets were
        A long, thin upturned, scythe-like bill enables      counted, a large percent off the world’s population.
    avocets to feed quite differently than other             Sometimes flocks preparing for migration can cover
    shorebirds. The head swings back and forth with the      miles of Lake bed, packed so tightly together they        Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge: fws.gov/refuge/bear_river_migratory_bird_refuge
    bill stirring up anything edible from the water and      appear as large drifts of snow.                           Boondocks Fun Center: boondocks.com/public/kaysville
    mud. Avocets will pick and probe as well as swim in                                                                Cherry Hill Resort and Water Park: cherry-hill.com
    deeper water to roil up food.                             Once sufficient fat accumulates to sustain long          Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area: wildlife.utah.gov/habitat/farmington_bay.php
                                                             migratory flights, avocets disperse once again to         Great Salt Lake beaches: stateparks.utah.gov/park/antelope-island-state-park
     The dark swirling columns of mosquito-like midges       winter in the coastal lowlands from northern
                                                                                                                       GSL Shorelands Preserve: nature.org/greatsaltlake
    so often present in healthy wetlands of Great Salt       California and southern Texas to southern Mexico.
    bodes well for avocets whose diet during the nesting                                                               Lagoon Amusement Park: LagoonPark.com
    season consist mainly of larvae of the midges (blood      The survivors of the winter months will return and       Mountain trails: daviscountyutah.gov/trails
    worms) found in the water, other invertebrates, and      the cycle begin once again.                               SeaQuest Interactive Aquariums and Birds: seaquestaquariums.com/utah
                                                                                                                       The Rush FunPlex: therushfunplex.com                                                      www.playindavis.com

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Directions- How to Get Here!                                                                                              Sponsors
    Davis County Legacy Events Center
    151 South 1100 West
    Farmington, UT 84025

    Southbound on I-15
    Take Exit 325 off Interstate 15.
    Turn right onto Park Lane.
    Stay on Park Lane, turn left at 1100 West. Take the round-about towards the big blue building.
    Activities are in the buildings at the south end of the parking lot.

    Northbound on I-15
    Take Exit 324, stay in right lane.
    Take Exit 395.
    Turn left at Park Lane.
    Stay on Park Lane, proceed through several lights and turn left on 1100 West. Take the round-about
    towards the big blue building.
    Activities are in the buildings at the south end of the parking lot.

                                                                                                               The Nature Conservancy in Utah                      Farmington Bay WMA
                                                                                                                       JEPS Foundation                           Friends of Antelope Island
                                                                                                                   Antelope Island State Park                    Friends of Great Salt Lake
                                                                                                                   National Audubon Society                   HawkWatch International, Utah
                                                                                                         Bear River MBR – U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service             Linking Communities,
                                                                                                                     Bridgerland Audubon                       Wetlands and Migratory Birds
                                                                                                               Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,                      Rockport State Park
                                                                                                                    Bountiful- Host Property                         Swaner EcoCenter
                                                                                                                 Davis Chamber of Commerce                          Utah County Birders
                                                                                                              Davis County Commissioners’ Cup                        Wasatch Audubon
                                                                                                                       Golf Tournament                   Westminster College Great Salt Lake Institute
                                                                                                              Davis County Legacy Events Center           Wild About Birds Nature Center, Layton
                                                                                                                     Davis School District                         Willard Bay State Park

                                                                                                         We offer sincere thanks and appreciation to all of our sponsors for their continued
                                                                                                                     support of Great Salt Lake Bird Festival and our mission :
                                                                                                         “To increase awareness and conservation of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem through
                                                                                                                                  education and nature tourism”.

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Spotting Birds                                                                                                                  Lodging
                     Birds Seen at 2017 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

    Swans, Geese & Ducks        Prairie Falcon              Willow Flycatcher          Thrashers                     Country Inn & Suites                                     W. Bountiful      801-292-8100
    Graylag Goose                                           Hammond’s Flycatcher       Gray Catbird                                                                                             800-596-2375
    Canada Goose                Rails & Cranes              Gray Flycatcher            Northern Mockingbird          www.countryinns.com/bountifulut                                            800-830-5222
                                Virginia Rail               Dusky Flycatcher
    Mute Swan
                                Sora
                                                                                       Sage Thrashe                  FESTIVAL HOST PROPERTY
    Gadwall                                                 Cordilleran Flycatcher
    American Wigeon             American Coot               Say’s Phoebe               Starlings                     Best Western PLUS CottonTree Inn                         North Salt Lake   801-292-7666
    Mallard                     Sandhill Crane              Western Kingbird           European Starling             www.bestwesterncottontreeinn.com
                                                            Eastern Kingbird                                         Comfort Inn & Suites North                               Woods Cross
    Blue-winged Teal            Plovers & Sandpipers                                   Pipits                                                                                                   801-298-3900
    Cinnamon Teal                                                                                                    http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-woods_cross-utah-UT080
                                Black-bellied Plover        Shrikes                    Waxwings &
    Northern Shoveler           Black-necked Stilt          Loggerhead Shrike                                        Hampton Inn North                                        Woods Cross       801-296-1211
    Northern Pintail            American Avocet                                        Phainopepla                   www.hamptoninn.com/hi/saltlake-north
    Green-winged Teal           Black-bellied Plover        Vireos                     Cedar Waxwing
    Redhead                     Snowy Plover
                                                                                                                     Motel 6                                                  Woods Cross       801-298-0289
                                                            Gray Vireo                 Warblers                      www.motel6.com
    Ring-necked Duck            Killdeer                    Plumbeous Vireo            Orange-crowned Warbler        InTown Suites
    Greater Scaup               Long-billed Curlew          Warbling Vireo                                                                                                    Woods Cross       801-296-6400
    Lesser Scaup                                                                       Virginia’s Warbler            www.intownsuites.com
                                Stilt Sandpiper
    Bufflehead                                              Jays & Crows               Yellow Warbler
                                Sanderling
                                                                                       Yellow-rumped Warbler         Hampton Inn & Suites                                     Farmington        801-451-7999
    Common Goldeneye            Long-billed Dowitcher       Stellar’s Jay
                                                                                       Black-throated Gray Warbler   www.hamptoninn.com
    Common Merganser            Wilson’s Snipe              Pinyon Jay
    Red-breasted Merganser      Wilson’s Phalarope          Woodhourse’s Scrub-Jay     MacGillivray’s Warbler        Hyatt Place at Station Park                              Farmington        801-683-4444
    Ruddy Duck                                              Black-billed Magpie        Common Yellowthroat           www.hyattplace.com
                                Red-necked Phalarope
                                                            Clark’s Nutcracker         Wilson’s Warbler
    Pheasants, Grouse &         Spotted Sandpiper
                                                                                       Yellow-breasted Chat          Hilton Garden Inn                                        Layton            801-416-8899
                                Willet                      American Crow
    Quail                                                   Common Raven                                             www.layton.gardeninn.com
                                                                                       Tanagers
    California Quail            Gulls, Terns & Alcids                                  Western Tanager               La Quinta                                                Layton            800-776-6700
    Chukar                      Franklin’s Gull             Larks                                                    www.laquinta.com
    Ring-necked Pheasant        Ring-billed Gull            Horned Lark                Sparrows
                                California Gull
                                                                                                                     Holiday Inn Express                                      Layton            801-773-3773
    Loons                                                                              Green-tailed Towhee
                                Caspian Tern                Swallows                   Spotted Towhee
                                                                                                                     www.hiexpress.com/laytonut
    Common Loon
                                Forster’s Tern              Purple Martin              Chipping Sparrow              Home 2 Suites                                            Layton            801-820-9220
                                                            Tree Swallow
    Grebes                      Black Tern
                                                            Violet-green Swallow
                                                                                       Brewer’s Sparrow              www.home2suites.hilton.com
    Pied-billed Grebe           Common Tern                                            Vesper Sparrow                                                                         Layton
                                                            No. Rough-winged Swallow                                 Hampton Inn                                                                801-775-8800
    Eared Grebe                                                                        Lark Sparrow
    Western Grebe
                                Doves & Pigeons             Bank Swallow               Savannah Sparrow
                                                                                                                     www.LaytonHampton.com

    Clark’s Grebe
                                Rock Pigeon                 Cliff Swallow              Grasshopper Sparrow           Fairfield Inn by Marriott                                Layton            801-444-1600
                                Eurasian Collared-Dove      Barn Swallow                                             www.marriott.com/slcly
                                                                                       Fox Sparrow
    Pelicans &                  Mourning Dove
                                                            Titmice, Verdin &          Song Sparrow                  Towneplace Suites by Marriott                            Layton            801-779-2422
    Cormorants                  Owls                        Bushtit                    Lincoln’s Sparrow             www.towneplacesuites.com/slctl
    American White Pelican                                                             White-crowned Sparrow
    Double-crested Cormorant
                                Barn Owl                    Black-capped Chickadee                                   Courtyard by Marriott                                    Layton            801-217-2300
                                Flammulated Owl             Mountain Chickadee         Black-throated Sparrow        www.marriott.com/slccl
    Neotropic Cormorant         Great Horned Owl                                       Sagebrush Sparrow
                                                            Juniper Titmouse
                                                                                       Dark-eyed Junco               Comfort Inn                                              Layton            801-544-5577
    Bitterns, Egrets &          Northern Pygmy-Own          Bushtite                                                 www.choicehotels.com
    Herons                      Burrowing Owl
                                                            Nuthatches &               Grosbeaks & Buntings          Best Western PLUS Layton Park                            Layton            801-896-0271
    Great Blue Heron            Northern Saw-Whet Owl
                                                                                       Black-headed Grosbeak
    Great Egret
                                                            Creepers                                                 www.bestwestern.com
                                Goatsuckers                                            Lazuli Bunting
                                                                                                                     Charin Motel                                             Clearfield        801-825-2221
    Snowy Egret                 Common Poorwill             Wrens                      Blackbirds & Orioles
    Cattle Egret                                            Rock Wren                                                Days Inn                                                 Clearfield        801-825-8000
    Black-crowned Night-Heron   Swifts                      Canyon Wren
                                                                                       Bobolink
                                                                                                                     www.daysinn.com
                                White-throated Swift                                   Red-winged Blackbird
                                                            House Wren
    Ibises & Spoonbills                                     Marsh Wren
                                                                                       Western Meadowlark            Econo Lodge                                              Sunset            801-825-9500
    Glossy Ibis                 Hummingbirds                                           Yellow-headed Blackbird       Www.econolodge.com/hotel-clearfield-utah-UT154
                                Black-chinned Hummingbird   ABewick’s Wren
    White-faced Ibis                                                                   Brewer’s Blackbird
                                Broad-tailed Hummingbird    Dippers                    Common Crackle
    Vultures                    Calliope Hummingbird        American Dipper            Great-tailed Grackle          Camping
    Turkey Vulture                                                                     Brown-headed Cowbird
                                Kingfishers                 Kinglets                   Bullock’s Oriole
    Hawks & Falcons             Belted Kingfisher           Ruby-crowned Kinglet
                                                                                                                     Antelope Island State Park                               Syracuse          800-322-3770
    Osprey                                                                             Finches                       www.stateparks.utah.gov
    Golden Eagle                Woodpeckers                 Gnatcatchers                                             Cherry Hill                                              Fruit Heights
    Northern Harrier            Red-naped Sapsucker
                                                                                       Black Rosy-Finch                                                                                         801-451-5379
                                                            Blue-gray Gnatcatcher      Cassin’s Finch                www.cherry-hill.com
    Cooper’s Hawk               Downy Woodpecker
                                                                                       House Finch                   Lagoon RV Park & Campground
    Bald Eagle                  Lewis’ Woodpecker           Thrushes                   Pine Siskin
                                                                                                                                                                              Farmington        801-451-8100
    Swainson’s Hawk             Northern Flicke             Mountain Bluebird                                        www.lagoonpark.com
                                                                                       Lesser Goldfinch
    Red-tailed Hawk
                                Flycatchers
                                                            Hermit Thrush
                                                                                       American Goldfinch            Pony Express RV Park                                     North Salt Lake   801-355-1550
    Ferruginous Hawk                                        American Robin                                           www.ponyexpressrvresort.com
                                Olive-sided Flycatcher
    American Kestrel                                                                   Weaver Finches
    Peregrine Falcon            Western Wood-Pewee
                                                                                       House Sparrow

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Registration                                                                     Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
                                 On-Line Registration is Easy!                                                                2018 Program
        All registration begins on February 26, 2018 at 9 am MST. On-line registration is the preferred method       Field Trips                                                           **Unless otherwise noted, participants should bring
     of registering, however, our team will do the best we can to accommodate all forms of registration.                                                                                     binoculars, water, snacks, and lunch depending
                                                                                                                     Workshops and Presentations                                              on length of trip, camera, sunscreen, hat, and
     Options:                                                                                                        Likely to see American Avocet                                                       appropriate clothing.**
     1. On-line registration is preferred: link from www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com
     2. By phone with your credit card. Call 801-451-3286.
     3. By mail with payment. Make checks payable to Great Salt Lake Bird Festival.
        Mail to: Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, P.O. Box 618, Farmington, UT 84025

            Registration packets: Tickets ordered on-line will be e-mailed to the email address you list. Tickets                                             Thursday May 17th
     ordered by mail or phone will be e-mailed to the address you give or arrangements can be made to pick
     up tickets at the Information booth at the Davis County Legacy Events Center on Friday, May 18, 2018                #1 4 Mile Ranch 5:15am-10am
     at 12 noon to 6 pm or Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:30 am to 5 pm. Tickets or photo ID will be checked               Val Grant, Bret Selman, Jolene Rose, Bryant Olsen
     by field trip leaders.                                                                                             Tour the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award-winning 4-Mile Ranch. This is a working ranch that practices beneficial wildlife stewardship
                                                                                                                        and is owned and operated by the Selman Family. Here you will have an opportunity to see the Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse and,
                                                                                                                        with a little luck, their breeding dance. Other species that are often seen at the Ranch include: Sandhill Crane, Red-tailed Hawk, Golden
        Cancellation & Refunds: If you cancel your registration, either by phone or in writing, a ticket refund         Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Northern Harrier, Grasshopper, Sage, Vesper, and Brewer’s Sparrows, Wild Turkey, Dusky and Ruffed
     minus the on-line charges will be given if notice is given on or before April 27, 2018 at 4:30 pm MST. After       Grouse, Mountain Bluebird, and Hairy Woodpecker. Meet at the McDonald’s in Hyrum at 5:15 am. It is a moderate hike to the site.
     this time, no refunds will be issued. Tickets must be included in refund request.                                  Accommodations will be arranged for those unable to hike. Bring water and snacks. Limit 20. Own vehicles. Cost $15

         Great Salt Lake Bird Festival reserves the right to cancel an activity or substitute qualified presenters       #2 Deseret Ranch 6am-6pm
     when necessary. If the Festival cancels an event for any reason, a ticket refund will be issued minus the          Billy Fenimore
     on-line charges. In case of inclement weather, workshops, booths, food, and art will be indoors. Field trips       Enjoy a birding adventure on Deseret Land & Livestock, the largest ranch in Utah. This working ranch encompasses over 250,000 acres
                                                                                                                        of diverse habitats including sub-alpine meadow, mountain forest, sage-steppe, wet meadow, wetland marsh, ponds, lakes and streams,
     will still be outside, please bring appropriate clothing.                                                          and has a bird list of 260 species. Expect a day list of 100 species or more including: Ferruginous Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Sage grouse,
                                                                                                                        Sage Thrasher, Brewer’s and Sage sparrow, Hammond’s, Gray, Dusky, Olive-sided and Cordilleran Flycatchers, American Dipper, Lazuli
                                                                                                                        Bunting, Caspian Tern, and migrant warblers. Meet at the Park-N-Ride lot on the NW corner of South Weber Drive & Hwy 89.
                                                                                                                        Take Exit #405 off Utah Hwy 89, go west. The lot is just south of the Hwy 89 and I-84 junction on the west side of UT Hwy 89.
                                         For more information:                                                          Limit 25. Mini-bus. Cost $80

             Great Salt Lake Bird Festival - P.O. Box 618 - Farmington, Utah 84025
                                                                                                                        #3 Raptor Roadtrip 6am-6pm
                801-451-3286, Fax: 801-451-3281, E-mail: tour@co.davis.ut.us                                            Don Paul & Randy Chatelain
                                                                                                                        Spend a day exploring the ecology of some of Utah’s most charismatic birds including a nesting pair of osprey. We will investigate Summit
                                                                                                                        and Rich county landscapes including Deseret Ranch, that are the breeding and foraging habitats of large diurnal raptors. Golden Eagles,
                                                                                                                        Red-tailed, Swainson’s and Ferruginous Hawks, Northern Harriers, Prairie and Peregrine falcons, Cooper’s and Sharp-shinned hawks
                                                                                                                        and Northern Goshawk make their home in these same mountain forests. We will be watchful for Great Horned Owl, Turkey Vulture,
                                                                                                                        Osprey and the ubiquitous American Kestrel. Don will help with identification of these magnificent birds of prey, as well as describe the
                                                                                                                        various color morphs we encounter. He will discuss and show nesting strategies and behavior, as well as predator/prey relationships. Meet

                  Linking Communities Update:                                                                           at the Davis County Legacy Events Center. Bring water and food for the day.
                                                                                                                        Limit 8. Vans. Cost $75

     Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is “linked” to communities in Saskatchewan, Canada and San Blas, Mexico              #4 Photography at Farmington Bay 8am-12pm
     in an effort to protect an important shorebird migration route that passes through these areas. This               Tom Matthewson
     tri-national effort, Linking Communities, has become a model for trying to conserve birds and habitat              This is a guided “drive-your-own-car” tour of specific spots at Farmington Bay, with an emphasis on serious bird photography. We’ll have
     throughout the entire range of migratory birds.                                                                    hands-on sessions at each stop for photographing birds with a tripod as well as hand-held shooting and shooting from a car. We will
                                                                                                                        cover equipment tips, camera settings and shooting techniques for getting the best pictures possible in nearly any conditions. Bring your
                                                                                                                        camera, lens, tripod etc. Meet at Davis County Legacy Events Center 151 S. 1100 W. Farmington UT 84025.
                                                                                                                        Limit 15. Own Vehicles. Cost $20

                                                                                                                        #5 Willard Bay State Park 8am-1pm
                                                                                                                        Valerie Frokjer, Dickson Smith
                                                                                                                        Possible species include Gray Catbird, Bullock’s Oriole, Western Tanager, Downy Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Black-headed
                                                                                                                        Grosbeak, swallows, and various warblers. Bring water and snacks. Meet outside the north entrance gate at 900 W. 650 N. Willard
                                                                                                                        UT 84340. Ticket includes park entry.
                                                                                                                        Limit 15. Own Vehicles. Cost $25

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Great Salt Lake Bird Festival                                                                                                                                                Friday May 18th
                   2018 Program (cont.)                                                                                                           #13 Swaner EcoCenter 7am-11am
                                                                                                                                                  George Archibald, Ella Sorensen, Heidi Hoven, Vivian Schneggenburger
     #6        Birding Rockport Reservoir Canoe/Kayak* 8:30am-3pm                                                                                 Come visit high altitude wet meadows, marshes, riparian areas and uplands here in search of Sandhill Cranes with Keynote, George
                                                                                                                                                  Archibald. Program also includes Question/Answer time with George at the EcoCenter after the field trip. Sandhill Cranes have
     Kathy Donnell, Tony Santora, Vivian Schneggenburger                                                                                          successfully nested and reared their young in the Preserve in years past and are typically very visible during the spring. Surrounded by a
     *(Please arrive at 8am for instructions. Allow for travel time)                                                                              scenic backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, walk along trails normally closed to the public. These high altitude wetlands and adjacent
     Rockport Reservoir’s nearby springs host many ducks, grebes, herons, and raptors (including nesting Osprey) with the smaller birds           uplands are home to more than 70 species of birds, including Mountain Bluebirds, Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds, swallows,
     occupying the adjacent trees and shrubs. You will have a grand birding experience at the reservoir using their canoes and kayaks. Meet       various raptors and Yellow Warblers. Meet in front of the Swaner EcoCenter 1258 Center Dr. Park City, UT 84098. Plan to
     at Rockport State Park at 9040 N. Hwy 302 Peoa, UT 84061. Trip is 1 hour from Sugar House Park in SLC. Take I-80 east                        explore the exhibits at the conclusion of the tour. Visit www.swanerecocenter.org for more information.
     to the Wanship exit #155. Turn right and take Highway 32 to mile marker 24 (approx. 4 miles). Turn left into the state park.                 Limit 15. Own Vehicles. Cost $30
     Follow that road 3 miles to the main marina. (435-336-2241) Bring water and snacks. Weather permitting.
     Limit 12. Own Vehicles. Cost $40                                                                                                             #14 Birding Diamond Fork Canyon Area, Utah County 7am-2pm
                                                                                                                                                  Keeli Marvel, Terri Pope
     #7 Lunch Cruise on Great Salt Lake 11am-2pm                                                                                                  Diamond Fork Canyon encompasses a wide diversity of habitats including montane forest, sagebrush, scrub oak, juniper forest, wetland
                                                                                                                                                  marsh, stream, and pond riparian areas and cliff habitat in which a wide diversity of bird species may be found. Possible bird sightings
     Dave Ghizzone, Gonzo Tours                                                                                                                   include: Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Western Bluebird, Belted Kingfisher, Western Scrub-jay, Golden Eagle (possibly on a nest),
     Tour the South end of the Great Salt Lake on the 54 foot motor yacht “Sunset”. Departs from the Great Salt Lake State Park Marina
                                                                                                                                                  Canyon, Marsh, Pacific wrens, Sage Thrasher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Fox Sparrow. Meet at Springville Wal-Mart 660 S. 1750 W.,
     at 11 AM, BOARDING AT 10:30 AM. Box style lunch served. For vegetarian or vegan options and/or questions call Dave at 801-698-
                                                                                                                                                  Springville UT 84663. Limit 15. Own Vehicles. Cost $25
     6288. Meet at the Great Salt Lake State Park Marina at 13312 West 1075 South, Magna UT 84044. Trip is weather and water
     level dependent. Water level will be determined on April 28, 2017.
     Limit 20. Own vehicles. Cost $75                                                                                                             #15 Bear River MBR: “Behind-the-Gates” Field Trip 7am-3pm
                                                                                                                                                  Janice Gardner and Bear River Staff
     #8        Research Boat Tour on Great Salt Lake 1pm-3pm                                                                                      Bear River Refuge with its 78,000 acres of developed wetlands, and is world famous as one of the premier birding marshes. About 50
     John Luft, Jim Van Leeuwen, Kyle Stone                                                                                                       species of birds are normally seen including: Black Terns, Franklin Gulls, Virginia Rails, Caspian Terns, several species of sparrows. Meet
     Why is there such an abundant suite of wildlife, particularly birds on Great Salt Lake? Take a ride with the wildlife biologist who is       At Davis County Legacy Events Center. Limit 23. Mini-Bus. Cost $60
     responsible for monitoring the lake’s health. Board the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources research boat and experience Great Salt
     Lake’s ecosystem first hand. You will likely see Eared Grebes and various gulls, although this is not a birding trip. This excursion is
     a hands-on learning experience about GSL ecology and current research projects. The geology and history of the islands and other
                                                                                                                                                  #16 Morgan County: Backyard Birding in Two Habitats 7:30am-2:30pm
     landscapes will be discussed. Meet at the Great Salt Lake State Park Marina at 13312 West 1075 South, Magna UT 84044.                        Arnold Smith, Weston Smith
     Trip is weather and water level dependent. Water level will be determined on April 27, 2018.                                                 Some of the best birding in Morgan County is found in the backyards of the houses in the quaint small towns of Morgan and Croydon
     Limit 8. Own Vehicles. Cost $40                                                                                                              in Weber Canyon. Cavity-nesting Tree Swallows, House Wrens, and American Kestrel will be target birds. Bird feeders will be attracting
                                                                                                                                                  Black-headed Grosbeaks, Bullock’s Orioles, Cassin’s Finches, Lazuli Buntings and hummingbirds. This trip has averaged approx. 65
     #9 Birds & Spurs 5pm-7pm                                                                                                                     species per year and surprises are always possible. We will also bird along the Weber River in Henefer looking for large nesting birds such
                                                                                                                                                  as raptors and herons. Meet at the north side of 7-Eleven at 404 E. 300 N. Morgan 84050 at 7 am. Take I-84 east to exit 103. The
     Wrangler Ginger Brown, R & G Horse and Wagon                                                                                                 7-Eleven is on the south side of the railroad tracks. Limit 20. Own Vehicles. Cost $25
     Cowboy up! You are in the West, so let’s go birding by horseback along the east side of Antelope Island. This two-hour guided tour
     features birds in the wetland, sage and grassland habitats near the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and the south-side of the Island. There
     are an amazing number of migratory shorebirds that use Antelope Island as a resting, nesting and feeding area. Experienced wranglers
                                                                                                                                                  #17 Birds & Spurs 8am-10am
     who are intimately familiar with the Island’s history, flora and fauna will be our guides. Enjoy a leisurely ride, spectacular scenery and   Wrangler Ginger Brown, R & G Horse and Wagon
     birds. Possible species include Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Grasshopper Sparrow, and aquatic birds. Bring           Cowboy up! You are in the West, so let’s go birding by horseback along the east side of Antelope Island. This two-hour guided tour
     binoculars, water, and snacks. Meet at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park (I-15 exit #332, go west to            features birds in the wetland, sage and grassland habitats, near the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and the south side of the Island. There
     Antelope Island).                                                                                                                            are an amazing number of migratory shorebirds that use Antelope Island as a resting, nesting and feeding area. Experienced wranglers
     Limit 6. Own vehicles. Cost $120                                                                                                             who are intimately familiar with the Island’s history, flora and fauna will be our guides. Enjoy a leisurely ride, spectacular scenery and
                                                                                                                                                  birds. Possible species include Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Grasshopper Sparrow, and aquatic birds. Meet at
     #10 Owl Prowl, Antelope Island State Park 5pm-9:30pm                                                                                         the historic Fielding Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park, I-15 exit #332, go west to Antelope Island).
                                                                                                                                                  Limit 6. Own Vehicles. Cost $120
     Jesse Watson, Bryce King, Ellen Labotka, Brian Ferguson
     Who, Who should go? Owl lovers that’s WHO! Antelope Island is prime habitat for several species of owl: Great Horned, Barn,
     Burrowing, Long-eared and Short-eared owls. Great opportunity to see other wildlife on the park. Picturesque views of the Lake and
                                                                                                                                                  #18 American Kestrel 9am-1pm
     timing of this evening trip will be great for photographing the island’s famous sunsets. Meet at the Davis County Legacy Events              Jesse Watson, Nikki Wayment, Janet Nelson
     Center 151 S. 1100 W. Farmington, UT 84025.                                                                                                  Learn about American Kestrel behavior. You will visit active American Kestrel nests to observe and monitor. Limit 15. Vans. Cost $40
     Limit 20. Vans. Cost $35

     #11 FAMILY PROGRAM                                              Amazing Raptors 7pm-9pm                                                       Artists, Vendors, Food 12pm-7pm
     Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah                                                                                               Student Art Display & Vendor Booths OPEN
     WRCNU invites you and your family to discover the amazing raptors and their superpowers of sight, hearing, strength, and flight. Come
     meet our wonderful education ambassadors and learn about their incredible adaptations. Meet owls, hawks, and falcons. Meet at
     WRCNU 1490 Park Blvd, Ogden UT 84401.                                                                                                        #19 Burrowing Owl Field Trip                                            2pm-5pm
     Limit 40 Own Vehicles. Cost $5                                                                                                               Neil Paprocki, Jesse Watson, Nikki Wayment, Jolen Rose
                                                                                                                                                  Think you know everything about owls? Well not these little hoots. Come see the underground-dwelling, awake in the day, sentinels of
     #12 Mountain Owls 7:30pm-12 midnight                                                                                                         the grasslands – burrowing owls. This is a field trip to Antelope island State Park to look for Burrowing owl sites. Meet at the Davis
                                                                                                                                                  County Legacy Events Center. Limit 20. Vans. Cost $35
     Mike Hearell, Taylor Abbot
     Join us as we search local mountain areas for some of Utah’s many owl species. The main target bird will be the Flammulated Owl, but
     other owls including Northern Saw-whet Owl, Western Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Northern Pygmy Owl may be seen also.
                                                                                                                                                  #20 Creativity of Photography | Workshop:1pm-3pm *FT: 4pm-9pm
     Other possible species include Common Poorwill, Common Nighthawk, Swainson’s Thrush, and Hermit Thrush. Be sure to bring                     Lisa Langell
     a drink, flashlight, and appropriate clothing. Meet at Davis County Legacy Events Center 151 S. 1100 W. Farmington, UT                       Enjoy this FREE two hour workshop. Be Creative and shoot differently. Think about where your images will go and what you will do
     84025. Limit 10. Vans. Cost $40                                                                                                              with them. Field trip: Meet at Antelope Island Gate House, 4528 West 1700 South, Syracuse UT 84075. Weather permitting.
                                                                                                                                                  Limit 15. Own Vehicles. *Cost $60 for field trip

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Great Salt Lake Bird Festival                                                                                             #25 Antelope Island: Causeway & Garr Ranch
                                                                                                                                                George Archibald, Mike Hearell, Taylor Abbott, Jolene Rose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7am-1pm

                         2018 Program (cont.)                                                                                                   Bird a popular migrant stopover at Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island. Birds crossing the west desert drop into the Ranch’s grove
                                                                                                                                                of giant cottonwood trees as the first green spot they see. The area offers several springs and trees with plenty of insects. This trip
                                                                                                                                                provides a rare early morning opportunity to visit this area before it opens to the public. Possible species: migrating warblers, vireos,
                                                                                                                                                flycatchers; also owls, falcons, hawks, woodpeckers, and Virginia Rail. Meet at the Davis County Legacy Events Center.
     Workshop - Crane Behavior and Vocalizations 3:30pm-5pm                                                                                     Limit 52. Bus. Cost $50

     George Archibald, Keynote Speaker                                                                                                          #26 Bountiful Pond 7:30am-10am
     George will review his research studies and his extensive travels as they relate to crane behavior.
                                                                                                                                                Ian Batterman
                                                                                                                                                Located on the outskirts of Farmington Bay WMA, Bountiful Pond is a lovely oasis for all kinds of birds. The large pond provides a
     Book Signing                      5pm-6pm                                                                                                  stopover area for many gulls and waterfowl, and the surrounding trees and fields hide many songbirds, owls, and other birds with close
                                                                                                                                                viewing opportunities. During migration, Bountiful Pond can often house rare vagrants like Eastern Wood Warblers.
     George Archibald, Keynote Speaker                                                                                                          Species to expect: Wood Duck, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Red-breasted Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, American
     Books will be available for purchase. Or bring your own.                                                                                   White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Osprey, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Wilson’s Snipe,
                                                                                                                                                California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster’s Tern, Barn Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-pewee,
                                                                                                                                                Dusky Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Song
       Welcome for Festival Attendees, Art Contest Entries & Vendors                                                                            Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle. Meet at the Legacy Events Center
                                                                                                                                                151 S. 1100 W. Farmington UT 84025 to follow guide. Limit 20 Own Vehicles Cost $15
       Awards Presentation     5:45pm-6pm
       Presentation of Awards Davis County Legacy Events Center Building #3                                                                     #27 Morgan County: Backyard Birding in Two Habitats 7:30am-2:30pm
       Student Art Contest Awards                                                                                                               Arnold Smith, Weston Smith
       Sponsored by the Commissioners’ Cup Golf Tournament                                                                                      Some of the best birding in Morgan County is found in the backyards of the houses in the quaint small towns of Morgan and Croydon
                                                                                                                                                in Weber Canyon. Cavity-nesting Tree Swallows, House Wrens, and American Kestrel will be target birds. Bird feeders will be attracting
                                                                                                                                                Black-headed Grosbeaks, Bullock’s Orioles, Cassin’s Finches, Lazuli Buntings and hummingbirds. This trip has averaged approx. 65
     FAMILY PROGRAM: Parade of Raptors                                                               6pm-7pm                                    species per year and surprises are always possible. We will also bird along the Weber River in Henefer looking for large nesting birds such
                                                                                                                                                as raptors and herons. Meet at the north side of 7-Eleven at 404 E. 300 N. Morgan 84050 at 7 am. Take I-84 east to exit 103. The
     Hawkwatch International                                                                                                                    7-Eleven is on the south side of the railroad tracks. Limit 20. Own Vehicles. Cost $25
     Meet a hawk, an owl, and a falcon in this engaging raptor program. The program covers some basic information on each species,
     and shares their individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help them in the wild through our own
     thoughtful conservation actions. Learn about raptor threats and the conservation challenges of declining habitat, hazards of toxic
     chemicals, and the role humans have played in both endangering and protecting these magnificent birds.
                                                                                                                                                Workshop Bird Photography: Camera, Settings, Techniques 8am-9am
                                                                                                                                                Tom Mathewson
     #21 Sunset Dinner Cruise on Great Salt Lake                                                             6pm-9pm                            A quick introduction to taking good bird pictures. We’ll cover basic theory as well as the best settings, storing and processing your
                                                                                                                                                pictures. We’ll also look at shooting tips and techniques especially for bird photography, and how to exercise your own artistic vision
     Dave Ghizzone, Gonzo Tours                                                                                                                 to capture those great bird scenes.
     Dinner cruise and tour of the South end of the Great Salt Lake aboard the 54 foot motor yacht “Sunset”. Departs from the Great
     Salt Lake State Park Marina at 6 PM, BOARDING AT 5:30 PM. A four course dinner served. For vegetarian or vegan options and/
     or questions call Dave at 801-698-6288. Meet at the Great Salt Lake State Park Marina at 13312 West 1075 South, Magna UT                   #28 Boy Scout Merit Badge & Youth Program 8am-12pm
     84044. Trip is weather and water level dependent. Water level will be determined on April 27, 2018.                                        Dallin Henderson, Carol Henderson
     Limit 20. Own Vehicles. Cost $95                                                                                                           This is an exciting opportunity for scouts ages 11-17 to earn the Bird Study Merit Badge. Learn about the Great Salt Lake and
                                                                                                                                                surrounding wetlands, habitats, birds, the food chain and the important roles they each play in our environment. Program includes

                                         Saturday May 19th                                                                                      an easy nature walk to view and identify birds and other cool things in nature. (Bring your own merit badge cards with the application
                                                                                                                                                portion signed by your unit leader). Meet at Davis County Legacy Events Center Limit 30 youth. Cost $5 (leaders free)

     #22 Glover Ponds at Sunrise                                         7am-9am                                                                  Artists, Vendors, Food & Crafts                                            9am-6pm
     Les Talbot
     These ponds bring YOU into nature. The Great Salt Lake Nature Center deck and surrounding wetlands enhance your opportunity                  Make & Take Crafts, Youth Activities Vendor Booths OPEN
     for close-up observation. A nearby Great Blue Heron breeding colony will be active and American Avocets and other shorebirds
     and waterfowl will be building nests. Other possible species include: Cinnamon Teal, four species of grebe, Snowy Egret, Ruddy
     Duck, and American White Pelican, plus other shorebirds, and other wildlife. A spotting scope will be available. Meet at the Davis         #29 Farmington Bay WMA “Behind-the-Gates” (Units 1 & 2) 9am-12pm
     County Legacy Events Center to follow guide to site.
     Limit 15. Own Vehicles. Cost $15                                                                                                           John Bellmon, Yae Bryner
                                                                                                                                                Great Salt Lake is a western hemisphere shorebird preserve IBA and the Bay will be alive with residents and arriving ‘new’ migrants. You
                                                                                                                                                can be part of their adventure and see nest-building in action. Possible species include: Northern Shoveler, Grebes, Black-necked Stilt,
     #23 Legacy Nature Preserve “Behind-the-Gates”                                                               7am-12pm                       Cinnamon Teal, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, and maybe Virginia Rail and Sora. Meet at the Davis County Legacy
                                                                                                                                                Events Center. Limit 54. Bus. Cost $25
     Andrea Nelson, The Nature Conservancy in Utah
     This is a rare opportunity to tour the new Legacy Nature Preserve (mitigation property for wetlands impacted by Legacy Parkway).
     You will be guided along remnant oxbow features of the Jordan River to view migrant and resident waterfowl and shorebirds. You
     will also be treated to views of one of only four, known, active Bald Eagle nests in northern Utah. The Bald Eagle pair that nests there
                                                                                                                                                #30 Burrowing Owl Field Trip                                           9am-12pm
     has annually produced 2-3 (a total of 38) fledgling eagles over the last eighteen years (1996-2013). Rubber boots are advised. Meet at     Bonnie Messinger, Charity Owens
     the Davis County Legacy Events Center.                                                                                                     Think you know everything about owls? Well not these little hoots. Come see the underground-dwelling, awake in the day, sentinels of
     Limit 10. Vans. Cost $35                                                                                                                   the grasslands – burrowing owls. This is a field trip to Antelope island State Park to look for Burrowing owl sites. Meet at the Davis
                                                                                                                                                County Legacy Events Center. Limit 10. Vans. Cost $35
     #24 Birding by Ear 7am-12pm
     Merrill Webb                                                                                                                               Workshop Hornbills, Kingfishers and Kookaburras 9:15pm-10:15pm
     Every bird species has its own unique song. Imagine being able to identify birds that you cannot see in the canopy and dense scrub         Ben Woodruff, Sky Masters
     by their vocalizations. Spend the morning developing your listening skills. Likely species include a variety of warblers, vireos,          Hornbills are a unique family of birds, with species from the size of a robin to an eagle. Living in Africa and Asia, these birds nevertheless
     chickadees and orioles including: Yellow, MacGillivray’s Orange-crowned warblers, Warbling Vireo, Bullock’s Oriole, and Black              have a worldwide effect on all life! Come find out why! Kookaburras- the world’s largest and strangest kingfisher: Find out how the Ice
     capped Chickadee. Meet at Davis County Legacy Events Center 151 S. 1100 W. Farmington UT 84025.                                            Age turned this bird into the iconic singer we know today.
     Limit 10. Vans. Cost $35

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Great Salt Lake Bird Festival                                                                                                        Workshop
                                                                                                                                                       Ben Woodruff, Sky Masters
                                                                                                                                                                                   Owls Inside and Out                               2:30pm-3:30pm

                     2018 Program (cont.)                                                                                                              Owls capture the hearts and imagination of people around the world. Yet we often view them as beautiful predatory stuffed animals.
                                                                                                                                                       This program, featuring live owls and power point will go into what really makes an owl an owl. How can they turn their head all the
                                                                                                                                                       way around? Are all owls nocturnal? Did you know that there are many owls that are florescent pink, purple and orange? Come see.

     Workshop Butterflies and Rock n’ Roll 9:15am-10:15am                                                                                                 Artists, Vendors, Food & Crafts                                           9am-6pm
     Tony Jones, Todd Stout                                                                                                                              Make & Take Crafts, Youth Activities Vendor Booths OPEN
     The life history of a butterfly is a remarkable phenomenon. From egg to adult, the metamorphosis is astounding. Todd Stout and
     Tony Jones are experts in butterfly life histories here in Utah. They will present the life histories of several butterflies and talk about
     the rich diversity of butterflies in Utah. With many references of butterflies in Rock N Roll, they will add a little twist of song from
     bands that reference butterflies and how perception of these beautiful bugs may or may not be reality. Followed by a field trip locally
                                                                                                                                                       Movie Showing                          4pm-5:30pm
     (weather permitting--Butterflies do not fly in the rain or cold). No need to sign up for the field trip.                                          ‘Wings of Thunder’ and/or ‘Into a World of Wonder’            Davis County Legacy Events Center building 1

       Youth Activities: Fun and Educational Too! 10am-2pm                                                                                             “My Life with Cranes” George Archibald, Keynote Speaker
       Westminster College Great Salt Lake Institute                                                                                                   and Dutch oven Dinner Starts at 6pm
       A lot of fun youth activities with take-home items including a birdfeeder craft.                                                                Vegetarian meals available. Ticket required. Cost $40

     Workshop Dodos – Rediscovering a Lost Legend 10:30am-11:30am                                                                                                                                Sunday May 20th
     Ben Woodruff, Sky Masters
     The Dodo- Dodos are often portrayed in cartoons and popular fiction. They are depicted as fat, unintelligent lazy birds. But were
     they? This in depth presentation will shatter what you thought you knew about dodos. Their story is as fascinating as it is tragic. This
     presentation will tell their story in a unique way, and will also feature a cast of a dodo skull, as well as an accurate life sized recreation.
                                                                                                                                                       #34 East Canyon State Park                                          5am-12pm
                                                                                                                                                       Billy Fenimore, Weston Smith, Chris Haramoto
     Workshop                    Owl Tales                   10:30am-11:30am                                                                           We will begin at the Henefer lek to look for the greater sage grouse we will leave at approximately 6:30 to return to the state park office.
                                                                                                                                                       The continuing tour will view feeders placed in the state park and look for water birds on the reservoir. We will then travel to several
     Ogden Nature Center                                                                                                                               other locations within the park looking for mountain birds. We expect to see around 60 species. Possible sightings include greater sage
     Meet a few of the Ogden Nature Center live owls as you learn about this birds unique adaptations and some fun facts, it’s going to                grouse, common loon, grebes, swallows, different hawks, and eagles. Bring food and water. Meet: East Canyon State Park Office 5535
     be a hoot!                                                                                                                                        South Highway 66, Morgan, UT 84050. Limit 20. Own Vehicles. $25

     Workshop                    20 Years of Celebrating Birds                                         11:45am-12:45pm                                 #35 Bird the West Desert & Pony Express Trail                                                                 6am-3pm
     Don Paul and Neka Roundy                                                                                                                          Keeli Marvel, Samantha Phillips
     We have come so far in celebrating birds around Great Salt Lake and in northern Utah! Come hear the ‘actual’ story behind Great                   Bird the West Desert and the Pony Express Trail. Experience the birds of the West Desert and the ruggedness of the Pony Express
     Salt Lake Bird Festival from the folks who started it. The ups and downs, the great stories, our partners, and the uniqueness of our              Trail first hand. We’ll bird a loop starting at Clover Springs CG in Johnson Pass, traveling over to Lookout Pass, and back around past
     famous speakers.                                                                                                                                  Fitzgerald WMA. Highlights could include desert specialties such as Bushtits, Juniper Titmice, Pinyon Jays, Sagebrush Sparrows, Black-
                                                                                                                                                       throated Gray Warblers, and Horned Larks. Meet at Davis County Legacy Events Center at 6 AM or at 7 AM at the Macey’s
     #31 Farmington Bay “Behind-the-Gates” (Turpin Unit) 1pm-4pm                                                                                       Grocery parking lot next to the McDonalds in Tooele at 972 N. Main St. Tooele UT 84074. Limit 12. Vans. Cost $70

     Nelson Holmes, Ian Batterman                                                                                                                       #36 Marathon Birding                                   6am-Midnight
     Farmington Bay WMA is a great resource for migrating and nesting birds. Several hundred thousand birds utilize this area during
     spring migration and 57 nesting species have been documented. The majority of dikes, ponds, canals, and upland areas are off-limits                Tim Avery, Jeff Bilsky, Mike Hearell, Taylor Abbott
     to the public during the nesting season so this “Behind-the-Gates” tour is a privilege. Meet at the Davis County Legacy Events                     This is a long, exciting, fast-paced day with the goal of seeing as many bird species in varied habitats as possible! Trip participants may
     Center. Limit 54. Bus. Cost $25                                                                                                                    submit a ‘species wish list.’ Every effort will be made to include locales where these birds are possible although no guarantees, of course.
                                                                                                                                                        Lunch will be provided. Bring water and food for the rest of the day. Meet at the Davis County Legacy Events Center. Limit 8.
     #32          Burrowing Owl Field Trip                                        1pm-4pm                                                               Vans. Cost $95

     Bonnie Messinger, Charity Owens, Ellen Labotka, Brian Ferguson
     Think you know everything about owls? Well not these little hoots. Come see the underground-dwelling, awake in the day, sentinels
                                                                                                                                                       #37           Jordanelle Wetlands and Heber Fields                                                   7am-12pm
     of the grasslands – burrowing owls. This is a field trip to Antelope island State Park to look for Burrowing owl sites. Meet at the               Terri Pope
     Davis County Legacy Events Center. Limit 20. Vans. Cost $35                                                                                       The wetlands below Jordanelle Dam offer excellent birding in these foothills to the Uinta Mountains. This area is an Audubon
                                                                                                                                                       Important Bird Area (IBA). Possible species include: American Dipper, Osprey, Black-headed Grosbeak, Warbling Vireo, Swainson’s
     #33 Workshop Birding for Beginners Workshop Farmington                                                                                            Thrush, Common Yellowthroat and Bullock’s Oriole. We will also look for returning Bobolinks. Meet at Salt Lake City REI 3285 E.
                                                                                                                                                       3300 S. Salt Lake City UT 84109 and follow guide. The drive is about 40 minutes. Limit 20. Own Vehicles. Cost $25
     Birding Hot Spots Fieldtrip Workshop: 1-2pm and *Fieldtrip:2-5pm                                                                                  #38           “Behind-the-Gates” at Bear River MBR                                                      7am-3pm
     Dallin Henderson
     Enjoy this FREE one hour workshop for beginners and families. We will discuss bird identification and the common back yard birds                  Janice Gardner, Dr. Frank Howe, Bear River Staff
     in the Farmington area. AFTER the workshop we will visit six viewing areas including Farmington Pond, Farmington Canyon (after                    Spend a day with expert birders on a “behind-the-gates” birding adventure at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. You will soon learn
     the first bridge), Egg Island Viewing areas, Glover Pond, and Buffalo Ranch Pond. *Field trip tickets are on-line.                                and see why this area has been protected over the last 75 years. It is considered one of the top ten birding spots in the nation and one
     Own vehicles. Adults $5. Children free.                                                                                                           of Utah’s premier birding hotspots. Its 78,000 acres provide a vast wetland habitat for a phenomenal number of migrants including
                                                                                                                                                       waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, White-faced Ibis, several species of blackbirds, gulls, terns, swallows, marsh wrens, and more. NOTE: This

     Workshop Eggs and Environments                                                      1:30pm-2:30pm                                                 could be the last year for “Behind-the-Gates” at Bear River. Meet at the Davis County Legacy Events Center. Limit 24. Mini-bus.
                                                                                                                                                       Cost $60
     Tracy Aviary
     Join Tracy Aviary for an egg-citing demonstration! Help our educators discover how much weight a chicken egg can really hold and
     learn about the incredible adaptations of eggs. Then dive into the science of our watershed to explore the ways that birds and people
                                                                                                                                                        #39         Birds & Spurs 8am-10am
     depend on and share our wetlands!                                                                                                                  Wrangler Ginger Brown, R & G Horse and Wagon
                                                                                                                                                        Cowboy up! You are in the West, so let’s go birding by horseback along the east side of Antelope Island. This two-hour guided tour
     Workshop North American Model of Wildlife Conservation 2:15pm-3:15pm                                                                               features birds in the wetland, sage and grassland habitats, near the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and the south side of the Island.
                                                                                                                                                        There are an amazing number of migratory shorebirds that use Antelope Island as a resting, nesting and feeding area. Experienced
     Matt Bartley, Utah DWR                                                                                                                             wranglers who are intimately familiar with the Island’s history, flora and fauna will be our guides. Enjoy a leisurely ride, spectacular
     In Utah, wildlife improves our quality of life. It is a treasured part of the state’s heritage, values and traditions. But this wealth             scenery and birds. Possible species include Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Grasshopper Sparrow, and aquatic
     of wildlife didn’t just appear on the landscape. Learn about the world’s most successful system of policies and laws to restore and                birds. Meet at the historic Fielding Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park. (I-15 exit #332, go west to Antelope Island).
     safeguard fish and wildlife and their habitats through sound science and active management.                                                         Limit 6. Own Vehicles. Cost $120

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#47          City Center Bird Walk                                7am-12pm
                   Great Salt Lake Bird Festival                                                                                                 Bob Walters

                      2018 Program (cont.)
                                                                                                                                                 This field trip showcases Memory Grove, the Peregrine Falcon nest at the Joseph Smith building, the 6 acre roof of the LDS Church
                                                                                                                                                 Conference Center, and the gardens at Temple Square. All attract a variety of birds. Meet at the North Visitor’s Center at Temple
                                                                                                                                                 Square at 7 am (gate directly across from the Conference Center on North Temple St.). This field trip involves a 20 minute hike
                                                                                                                                                 through City Creek Park. Limit 20. Own Vehicles. Cost $15

     #40          TNC’s Kay’s Creek 8am-10am                                                                                                     #48          Utah County Hotspots                                 7am-3pm
     Chris Brown, TNC                                                                                                                            Utah County Birders - Suzi and Amanda Holt, Dennis Shirley
     Join The Nature Conservancy for an exclusive opportunity to see how wetlands restoration has improved habitat for birds at the              Visit Rocky Mountain scrub oak and pinyon-juniper habitats. This is a highly productive trip with a variety of species including Blue
     Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve. An expert guide will show you how Kay’s Creek was restored to its natural meander. This                and Black-headed grosbeaks, Common Grackle, Lazuli Bunting, Virginia’s Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Common Bushtit,
     restoration has helped control flooding and sedimentation. You will also see how historic ponds and natural depression in the               Juniper Titmouse, Pinyon Jay, and Bullock’s Oriole. Approximately 90 species have been seen on this trip. Meet at the Payson Wal-
     surrounding meadows were augmented to create ponds that have become prime habitat for feeding and nesting shorebirds and                    Mart, 1052 Turf Farm Road. Southbound I-15 take the 2nd Payson exit. Limit 25. Own Vehicles. Cost $25
     waterfowl. There are many species of birds using this riparian preserve. This portion of the preserve is closed to the public, so don’t
     miss this opportunity to explore “behind-the-gates.” Meet at Davis County Legacy Events Center and follow guide to site.
     Limit 15. Own Vehicles. Cost $15                                                                                                            #49          Lunch Cruise on Great Salt Lake                                          11am-2pm
                                                                                                                                                 Dave Ghizzone, Gonzo Tours
     #41 Research Boat Tour on Great Salt Lake                                                             1pm-3pm                               Tour the South end of the Great Salt Lake on the 54 foot motor yacht “Sunset”. Departs from the Great Salt Lake State Park Marina
                                                                                                                                                 at 11 AM, BOARDING AT 10:30 AM. Box style lunch served. For vegetarian or vegan options and/or questions call Dave at 801-698-
     John Luft, Jim Van Leeuwen, Kyle Stone                                                                                                      6288. Meet at the Great Salt Lake State Park Marina at 13312 West 1075 South, Magna UT 84044. Trip is weather and water
     Why is there such an abundant suite of wildlife, particularly birds on Great Salt Lake? Take a ride with the wildlife biologist who is      level dependent. Water level will be determined on April 28, 2018. Limit 20. Own vehicles. Cost $75
     responsible for monitoring the lake’s health. Board the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources research boat and experience Great Salt
     Lake’s ecosystem first-hand. You will likely see Eared Grebes and various gulls, although this is not a birding trip. This excursion is
     a hands-on learning experience about GSL ecology and current research projects. The geology and history of the islands and other            #50          Grassland Birds & Short-eared Owl                                              2pm-10pm
     landscapes will be discussed. Meet at the Great Salt Lake State Park Marina at 13312 West 1075 South, Magna UT 84044.                       Neil Paprocki
     Trip is weather and water level dependent. Water level will be determined on April 27, 2018. Limit 8. Own Vehicles. Cost $40                We will spend an afternoon and evening exploring some of Northern Utah’s unique grassland and sagebrush habitats, with an emphasis
                                                                                                                                                 on Short-eared Owls. The trip will begin by searching for diurnal grassland and sagebrush specialist species such as Grasshopper
     #42          Owl Prowl on Antelope Island                                            5pm-9:30pm                                             Sparrow, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Long-billed Curlew, Western Willet, Ferruginous Hawk, and Northern Harrier. In the evening, we will
                                                                                                                                                 look for Owls, with the hope that we will see the Short-eared Owl’s unique courtship display flight. Short-eared Owls are notoriously
     Neil Paprocki, Nikki Wayment, Annette Hansen, Shawnee Sawyer                                                                                nomadic and unpredictable to locate, and because of this, our specific trip location will be decided in the weeks leading up to the
     Who, Who should go? Owl lovers that’s WHO! Antelope Island is prime habitat for several species of owl: Great Horned, Barn,                 festival. Meet at Davis County Legacy Events Center. Limit 8. Vans. Cost $75
     Burrowing, Long-eared and Short-eared owls. Great opportunity to see other wildlife on the park. Picturesque views of the Lake and
     timing of this evening trip will be great for photographing the island’s famous sunsets. Meet at the Davis County Legacy Events
     Center. Limit 20. Vans. Cost $35
                                                                                                                                                 #51         Birds & Spurs                       5pm-7pm
                                                                                                                                                 Wrangler Ginger Brown, R & G Horse and Wagon
     #43          Sunset Dinner Cruise on Great Salt Lake                                                       6pm-9pm                          Cowboy up! You are in the West, so let’s go birding by horseback along the east side of Antelope Island. This two-hour guided tour
                                                                                                                                                 features birds in the wetland, sage and grassland habitats near the historic Fielding Garr Ranch and the south side of the Island. There
     Dave Ghizzone, Gonzo Tours                                                                                                                  are an amazing number of migratory shorebirds that use Antelope Island as a resting nesting and feeding area. Experienced wranglers
     Dinner cruise and tour of the South end of the Great Salt Lake aboard the 54 foot motor yacht “Sunset”. Departs from the Great              who are intimately familiar with the Island’s history, flora and fauna will be our guides. Enjoy a leisurely ride, spectacular scenery and
     Salt Lake State Park Marina at 6 PM, BOARDING AT 5:30 PM. A four course dinner served. For vegetarian or vegan options and/                 birds. Possible species include Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Grasshopper Sparrow, and aquatic birds. Meet at
     or questions call Dave at 801-698-6288. Meet at the Great Salt Lake State Park Marina at 13312 West 1075 South, Magna UT                    the historic Fielding Garr Ranch at Antelope Island State Park. (I-15 exit #332, go west to Antelope Island).
     84044. Trip is weather and water level dependent. Water level will be determined on April 27, 2018. Limit 20. Own Vehicles. Cost $95        Limit 6. Own Vehicles. Cost $120

                                            Monday May 21st
     #44          Cache Valley Hotspots                                 6am-3pm
     Dr. Frank Howe, Les Talbot
     Cache Valley is one of the lesser known birding hot spots in the West. Our trip will reveal the area’s great diversity and wealth of
     birds and other wildlife secrets. The trip will visit a variety of habitats and microclimates, ranging from sub-alpine forest to fast-
     flowing trout streams and semi-desert savanna to wetlands. We will also see The Barrens, a Bridgerland Audubon Chapter sanctuary
     project. Possible species include: 3 species of hummingbirds, Wood Duck, Chukar, Gray Partridge, Northern Pygmy- and Short-eared
     owls. Swainson’s and Hermit thrushes, Green-tailed Towhee, Peregrine Falcon, Golden Eagle, and migrating waterfowl, shorebirds,
     flycatchers, vireos, and warblers. Meet at the Davis County Legacy Events Center at 6 am. Limit 53. Bus. Cost $45

     #45 Rare Bird Chase                                  6am-8pm
     Bryant Olsen
     Join us to “twitch” after any rarities. Late May if the peak of neo-tropical song bird and shorebird migration, and one of the best
     times of year to find “rare” and unusual migrants and vagrants in Utah. It also just so happens that this will be on the last day of
     the festival, so we can chase after any rarities found on the previous field trips. Itinerary to be determined the day of the field trip,
     depending on what is being reported at that time. Meet at Davis County Legacy Events Center. Limit 8. Vans. Cost $75

     #46          Deseret Ranch Field Trip                                    6am-6pm
     Billy Fenimore, John Bellmon
     Two of Utah’s birding experts will guide this adventure on Deseret Land & Livestock, the largest ranch in Utah with two of Utah’s
     Birding Experts. This working ranch encompasses over 250,000 acres of diverse habitats including sub-alpine meadow, mountain
     forest, sage-steppe, wet meadow, wetland marsh, ponds, lakes and streams, and has a bird list of 260 species. Expect a day list of
     100 species or more including: Ferruginous Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Sage Grouse, Sage Thrasher, Brewer’s and Sage Sparrows,
     Hammond’s, Gray, Dusky, Olive-sided and Cordilleran Flycatchers, American Dipper, Lazuli Bunting, Caspian Tern, and migrant
     warblers. Meet at the Park-N-Ride lot on the NW corner of South Weber Drive & Hwy 89. Take Exit #405 off Utah Hwy 89,
     go west. The lot is just south of the Hwy 89 and I-84 junction on the west side of UT Hwy 89. Limit 25. Mini-bus. Cost $80

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