• Sandhill Crane

    is the spotlight bird for 2019.
    Learn more about this amazing bird.
  • Rosemary Mosco

    2019 Keynote Speaker

21st Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

May 16-19, 2019

Save the date: 22nd Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is May 14-17, 2020

Thank you for participating in the 21st Great Salt Lake Bird Festival.

We had a great time!  We saw lots of birds (Marathon trip saw 150 species). The rain stayed with us every single day but we birded anyway. The new location was great- lots to see right from the parking lot. Our guides are the very best! See you next year.

We are excited for some major changes this year.  The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently opened the new George S. and Dolores Dore’ Eccles Wildlife Education Center at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area.  They have offered to host Great Salt Lake Bird Festival at this new facility right on the edge of the Great Salt Lake.  This is a perfect partnership. When you come to the Festival you will be in the middle of some exciting wetlands and a lot of birds.

  • The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is one of the most unique bird festivals in the U.S. The field trips are held at some of the most amazing wildlife areas in the world & are abundant with bird life!
    Jerry Liguori, author and birder


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