The Festival

Birders across North America honored this year's canceled festival by stepping out into their backyards and visiting their favorite birding spots for a weekend of self-guided birding May 14-17, 2020.

Below is a summary count of species seen and where they were found. Click here to see a full list of every species seen by our birders from May 14-17, 2020.

State/Province# of Species Seen
Nayarit, Mexico74
Saskatchewan, Canada66
Total Species for 2020337
Total Checklists Submitted179


Welcome to the 22nd Annual
Great Salt Lake Bird Festival May 14-17, 2020


Thanks to our Festival Committee: Jessica Merrill- Chair, Kristal Blessett- Co-Chair, Cheyenne Twitchell- Vice Chair, John Bellmon, Jaimi Butler, Yae Bryner, Valerie Frokjer, Amy Haran, Dallin Henderson, Heidi Hoven, Don Paul, Ann Neville, Jerry Thompson, Billy Fenimore, Nikki Wayment, and Adam Blundell, Desiree Werritt, Max Malquist and Wendy Wilson. 

SAVE THE DATE 23rd Great Salt Lake Bird Festival May 13-16, 2021 

Enjoy more birds and animals at:

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

Antelope Island State Park