Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

May 12-15, 2022

While we missed hosting you in 2020, we look forward to providing you a top tier Festival experience this year in a safe and socially distanced manner. With precautions in mind, we will say goodbye for 2021 to large group gatherings, bus tours, and in-person workshops. Field trips will have smaller attendee capacities and will be self-drive only to adhere to safety regulations. The safety of our attendees, volunteers, and partners is of the utmost importance, just as we look to protect the birds and the land they call home if only for a short while on their migratory path.

Our event headquarters will be the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. Located on the edge of Great Salt Lake, here you’ll discover a birder’s paradise at one of the greatest natural locations in Utah.
  • 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 and are abundant with bird life!
    Jerry Liguori, author and birder

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10-12 1

Best of Show
Grades 10-12 | 1st place

Jessalyn Heiden 

10-12 3

Grades 7-9 | 1st place

Morgan Becker

10-12 4

Grades 4-6 | 1st place

Mallory Harris

10-12 5

Grades K-3 |1st place

Zoe Oyler

10-12 6

Pre-K | 1st place

Leanne Wang