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FAQs

FAQs - The Festival

The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is the biggest Bird Festival in the state of Utah. Field trips take place all over the state, with the opportunity to spot over 150 different species of birds.
There are over 45 different field trips attendees can choose from ranging from a few hours of birding to full-day trips!

We have field trips for all birding skill levels and activity levels! Each field trip description will include if the offering is suitable for Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Birders, or even Families with Children.

The Activity Level Key is:

Accessible (Entire trip is fully accessible for festival-goers in wheelchairs or with limited mobility)

Easy (0.5 miles or less walking on flat or paved surfaces)

Moderate (Up to 2 miles walking with less than 250 feet elevation change on well-maintained trails or surfaces)

Active (2-3 miles walking or hiking with 250-500 feet of elevation gain on trails OR involving cycling or kayaking)

Field trip meeting locations will be updated regularly leading up to the Festival and available for viewing on the Maps page of the website. Please view here and scroll until you find your field trip number and name.

Trips do not include food and beverage so please be prepared to bring your own water, snacks, and/or meal. 

Rain or shine, field trips will take place outside. Please be prepared with appropriate clothing and gear - we always recommend layers! 
The festival not only hosts a variety of field trips but offers a family day with activities and live birds, a keynote speaker dinner, and a student art contest.
Please email kblessett@daviscountyutah.gov or jstout@daviscountyutah.gov to receive more information and a sponsor packet.

FAQs - Field Trip Registration

Registration will open in March 2023. Join our email list or follow us on Facebook @GSLBirdFest for the most up-to-date information.
Yes! We recommend signing up for your favorite field trip first and then going back to register for additional trips. Our field trips fill up quickly and taking the time to load your cart with your full wishlist may result in trips selling out before you are ready to checkout. 
Yes! You may purchase multiple tickets for the same field trip. During the checkout process, you can designate by name who will be attending the field trip.
No, you will not be able to add field trips to your cart prior to registration opening at 10:00 am MT.

No, please complete your registration fully before exiting. 

Yes, please use the blue waitlist button under the desired field trip to add your name and contact information to the waitlist. Name submissions are time-stamped and participants will be contacted in order to fill open spots if they become available.
Field trip costs typically vary between $25-$95  per person depending on the trip location, length of trip, and transportation.
To cancel your field trip ticket please email gslbirdfest@daviscountyutah.gov by Friday, April 14, 2023. The full price of the ticket minus online fees will be refunded. Refund requests will not be considered after April 14, 2023.

FAQs - Things To Do In Davis County

Davis county offers an array of accommodations. We recommend staying at the Hilton Garden Inn as it is our designated hotel for this year's bird festival. Be sure to book using this link as you are able to earn gift card credit for your stay! 

In a hurry to get to your field trip? Feel free to stop by Farmington Station, where you can grab something quick like Starbucks, McDonalds, Wendys, Chick-fil-a, or maybe something light from the local grocery store, Harmons. 

Have more time? Stop by some of our local favorites: Caffe Torino, Kneaders Cafe, Keva Juice, and Janet's Sunshine Cafe

Don't forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so eat up!

Davis County offers an array of different food varieties. As recommended for breakfast, Station Park also has lots of lunch and dinner dining options, from Authentic Mexican to High-End Brazilian Dining. If you are wanting to venture out more on the local side, we recommend some of our favorites in Davis County including: Roosters Brewery Co., Caffé Torino, Santorini's Greek Grill, Hug-Hes Cafe, and Mandarin Restaurant. If you want a full list of restaurants located in Davis County please click here. 
Davis County is Utah's amusement capital! From Utah's biggest Amusement Park to different fun centers, Davis County was made for you to have fun! Davis County is also surrounded by some of the most noted hikes in Utah. If you love the outdoors, Davis County is the place for you! Check out all that you and your family can do here

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