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Schedule & Field Trips

Field Trips   

*Ticket sales are limited for each field trip and may sell out quickly.  Tickets go on sale March 16, 2020. Ticket prices listed below do not include service fees. 

 

                         Field Trip Chart 2021


THURSDAY

May 13

FRIDAY

May 14

SATURDAY

May 15

SUNDAY

May 16


1. Past, Present, and Ornitherapy

6pm – 8pm


3. Swaner EcoCenter

7am – 11am


13. Antelope Island: Causeway

7am – 9am


23. East Canyon State Park

5am – 12pm

2. Mountain Owls

7:30pm – Midnight



4. Birding Diamond Fork Canyon

7am – 2pm


14. Birding by Ear

7am – 12pm

24. Marathon Birding

6am – Midnight


5. Utah County Daytime Hotspots

7am – 2pm


15. Cache Valley Hotspots

7am – 1pm


25. Jordanelle Wetlands &

Heber Fields

7am – 12pm


6. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

7am – 11am

8am – 12pm

9am – 1pm

10am – 2 pm


16. Learning to Look: Wetlands

7am – 8:30am

9am – 10:30am

11am – 12:30 pm

2pm – 3:30pm

4pm – 5:30pm


26. Bird West Desert & Pony Express Trail

7am – 3pm



7. Learning to Look: High Elevation

7am – 8:30am

9am – 10:30am

11am – 12:30 pm

2pm – 3:30pm

4pm – 5:30pm


17. Bountiful Pond

7:30am – 10am

27. Owl Prowl on Antelope Island

5pm – 9:30pm


8. Willard Bay State Park

7:30am – 12pm

18. Photography at Farmington Bay

8am – 12pm




9. Birding Rockport Reservoir: Canoe/Kayak

8am – 3pm

19. Burrowing Owl

9am – 12pm

1pm – 4pm




10. American Kestrel

9am – 1pm

20. Antelope Island: Garr Ranch

10am – 12pm




11. Research Boat Tour on GSL

10am – 12pm

1pm – 3pm

21. Beginning Birding: Farmington Hotspot

2pm-5pm



12. Burrowing Owl

2pm – 5pm

22. Utah County Evening Hotspots

5pm – 10pm



 


Thursday, May 13th

#1

6:00pm – 8:00pm


Speaking Engagement & Book Signing

Past, Present, and Ornitherapy

Richard Crossley & Holly Merker


Internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and award winning author Richard Crossley will be sharing tales of lessons learned while growing up in the wild British birding scene, from travels around the world, to living in Japan and America. This fast-paced story will help you understand Richard’s thoughts on reality birding and Ornitherapy. We must learn to understand our connections with birds and other wildlife to get the full rewards for mind, body, and soul. Richard’s newly published books,The Crossley ID Guide: Western BirdsandOrnitherapywill show you a new and more rewarding world of birds and nature.

Learning the bird and its personality, not its name, are key to making birding more enjoyable-- it’s imperative that we change the way we look at birds, books, conservation, and ourselves. As the world changes, so must we. Come learn who Richard really is, through his different world of birding. You might be relieved, surprised, and excited by what lies ahead for you. It could change your life, and maybe even save it.

Richard will be joined by fellow author Holly Merker and they will be signing books and answering questions after the presentation. Books will be available for purchase on-site.

Meet at the Megaplex Theatres at Legacy Crossing for a socially-distanced in-person event at 1075 W Legacy Crossing Blvd., Centerville, UT 84014.


Limit 50. Cost $35

#2

7:30pm – 12:00am

*Late Night Trip


Mountain Owls

Mike Hearell & Taylor Abbott


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 others including the Northern Saw-whet Owl, Western Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Northern Pygmy-Owl may be seen. Other possible species include Common Poorwill, Common Nighthawk, Swainson’s Thrush, and Hermit Thrush. Be sure to bring a drink, flashlight, and appropriate clothing.


Meet at the Wildlife Education Center 1157 S. Waterfowl Way (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025.

*Weather dependent, and may move to Friday evening.


Limit 9. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $35


                                               
                                              Friday, May 14th

#3

7:00am – 11:00am

Swaner EcoCenter

Heidi Hoven

 

Come visit high altitude wet meadows, marshes, riparian areas and uplands here in search of Sandhill Cranes. Cranes have successfully nested and reared their young in the Preserve in years past and are typically very visible during the spring. Surrounded by a scenic backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, walk along trails normally closed to the public. These high altitude wetlands and adjacent uplands are home to more than 70 species of birds, including Mountain Bluebirds, Yellow-headed and Red-winged Blackbirds, swallows, various raptors and Yellow Warblers.


Meet in front of the Swaner EcoCenter: 1258 Center Dr., Park City, UT 84098. Plan to explore the exhibits at the conclusion of the tour. Visit www.swanerecocenter.org for more information.


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#4

7:00am – 2:00pm

Diamond Fork Canyon, Utah County

Keeli Marvel & Terri Pope


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 include: Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Western Bluebird, Belted Kingfisher, Western Scrub-jay, Golden Eagle (possibly on a nest), Canyon, Marsh, Pacific wrens, Sage Thrasher, Red-naped Sapsucker, and Fox Sparrow.


Meet in Springville, Utah at the Wal-Mart: 660 S. 1750 W., Springville, UT 84663.


Limit 15. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#5

7:00am – 2:00pm

Utah County Daytime Hotspots

Suzi Holt & Utah County Birders


Visit Rocky Mountain scrub oak and pinyon-juniper habitats. This has been a highly productive trip with a variety of species including Blue and Black-headed Grosbeaks, Common Grackle, Lazuli Bunting, Virginia’s Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Common Bushtit, Juniper Titmouse, Pinyon Jay, and Bullock’s Oriole. Approximately 90 species have been seen on this trip.


Meet in Payson, Utah at the Wal-Mart: 1052 Turf Farm Road. Southbound I-15 take the 2nd Payson exit.


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#6

7:00am – 11:00am


8:00am – 12:00pm


9:00am – 1:00pm


10:00am – 2:00pm


Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Local Guides & Bear River Staff


Spend a day with expert birders on a birding adventure at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. You will soon learn 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 of Utah’s premier birding hotspots. It’s 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. This trip will caravan around the auto tour loop with stops and do some walking behind the gates. This is a great field trip for all levels of birders.

Meeting location: Visitor Center Parking lot at Bear River Refuge Center. 2155 W Forest St., Brigham City, UT 84302.

Four trip opportunities are available. Please select your start time of 7am, 8am, 9am, or 10am during registration.


Limit 10 per start time. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $35

#7

7:00 am – 8:30 am


9:00 am – 10:30 am


11:00 am – 12:30 pm


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


4:00 pm – 5:30 pm




Learning to Look: High Elevation

Richard Crossley, Holly Merker, & Billy Fenimore


Enjoy an intimate setting connecting with nature, ourhigh elevationfeathered friends, and authors Richard Crossley and Holly Merker in the sagebrush steppe habitat of Northern Utah. Understanding is the key to learning. As you shift your focus to look at birds longer, closer, and from a broader perspective than is typical, anew world of discovery opens up. This program is for those who want to learn helpful hints on how to identify birds, observe interesting behaviors, and discover identification tricks of the birding trade with Richard and Holly. Come experience bird watching as an open door into the natural world, and connect with nature for your overall well-being.

The class will remain in one viewing location for the duration and is perfect for birders of all levels.

Meet at Smith Residence, 1375 North 6800 East, Croydon, UT 84018. Take US 89 Frontage Road toward Morgan, Evanston. Use the I-84 East exit. Continue on I-84 East and take exit 111 toward Croydon. Turn right onto N 5800 E. Turn right onto N 6800 E. Destination is on your right.

Five trip opportunities are available. Please select your start time of 7am, 9am, 11am, 2pm, or 4pm during registration.


Limit 10 per start time. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#8

7:30am – 12:00pm

Willard Bay State Park

Valerie Frokjer & Dickson Smith


This trip will walk around the campground looking through trees and bushes. We will also look out on Willard Bay for waterbirds, hoping for a Loon. Other 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 at Willard Bay State Park outside the north entrance gate: 900 W. 650 N., Willard, UT 84340.

*Ticket includes park entry


Limit 15. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $25

#9

8:30am 3:00pm

Please arrive at 8 am for instructions. **Allow for travel time.


Rockport Reservoir by Canoe/Kayak

Kathy Donnell & Vivian Schneggenburger

 

Rockport Reservoir’s nearby springs host many ducks, grebes, herons, and raptors (including nesting Osprey)with the smaller birds occupying the adjacent trees and shrubs. You will have a grand birding experience at the reservoir using their canoes and kayaks.Participants will also be required to row.

 

Meet at Rockport State Park at 9040 N. Hwy 302, Peoa, UT 84061. Take I-80 east to Wanship exit #155. Turn right and take Highway 32 to mile marker 24 (approx. 4 miles). Turn left into the state park. Follow that road 3 miles to the main marina. (435-336-2241)Bring water and snacks.Weather permitting.

*Ticket includes park entry

 

Limit 12. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $40

#10

9:00am – 1:00pm

American Kestrel

Jesse Watson & Nikki Wayment


Learn about American Kestrel behavior. You will visit active American Kestrel nests to observe and monitor.


Meet at the Wildlife Education Center: 1157 S. Waterfowl Way, (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025.


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $25

#11

10:00am – 12:00pm


1:00pm – 3:00pm



Research Boat Tour on Great Salt Lake

John Luft, Jim Van Leeuwen, & Kyle Stone


Why is there such an abundant suite of wildlife, particularly birds on Great Salt Lake? Take a ride with the wildlife biologist who is 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 landscapes will be discussed.


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, 30, 2021.


Weather date, Sunday, May 16, 2021.


Two trip opportunities are available. Please select your start time of 10:00 am or 1:00 pm during registration.


Limit 8 per start time. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $40

#12

2:00pm – 5:00pm


Burrowing Owl

Jesse Watson & Nikki Wayment


Think you know everything about owls? Well not these little hoots. Come see the underground-dwelling, awake in the day, sentinels of the grasslands – burrowing owls. This is a field trip to Antelope Island State Park to look for Burrowing Owl sites.


Meet outside the Antelope Island Entry Gates. 4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075. Continue to drive West on W 1700 S to large parking lot on South side of street to meet field trip leaders.

*Ticket includes park entry


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $35



 

                                     
                                                    Saturday, May 15th

#13

7:00am – 9:00am

Antelope Island: Causeway

Mike Hearell & Taylor Abbott


We will spend the morning looking along the causeway at all the shorebird species that pass through the Great Salt Lake area on their way to their nesting grounds. If you have a scope please bring it, as many of the birds are off the causeway. Possible species: Black-Bellied Plovers, Snowy Plovers, Willet, Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Hawks, waterfowl, Grebes, Gulls and many more. Also, there is always a chance of rare species this time of year!


Meet at the Wildlife Education Center: 1157 S. Waterfowl Way, (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025.

*Ticket includes park entry


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#14

7:00am – 12:00pm

Birding by Ear

Bryant Olsen, Merrill Webb, & Max Malmquist


Every bird species has its own unique song. Imagine being able to identify birds that you cannot see in the canopy and dense scrub by their vocalizations. Spend the morning developing your listening skills. Likely species include a variety of warblers, vireos, chickadees and orioles including: Yellow, MacGillivray’s Orange-crowned Warblers, Warbling Vireo, Bullock’s Oriole, and Black capped Chickadee.


Meet at the Wildlife Education Center: 1157 S. Waterfowl Way, (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025.


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $25

#15

7:00am – 1:00pm


Canyon Start


Water Start


Valley Start


Cache Valley Hotspots

Adam Brewerton, Mike Taylor, & Jim Parrish


Cache Valley offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and quiet solitude off the busy I-15 corridor birding scene. Three small groups will join three local guides to travel through three habitat types - the local mountain canyons, the area’s water and wetlands, and the valley’s grasslands and riparian pathways. The potential walking conditions range from a paved, flat sidewalk to an uphill dirt canyon trail, potentially for up to a mile at each location. Attendees can always go at their own pace or ability if the group speed or conditions are not amenable.

Past year species: 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.

Each group of 10 people will start at a different area and rotate between ALL areas throughout the morning. At registration please choose Canyon, Water or Valley as your starting point. Closer to the event you will be emailed from the guides with the meeting location for your starting spot.

Limit 10 per starting location. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#16

7:00 am – 8:30 am


9:00 am – 10:30 am


11:00 am – 12:30 pm


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


4:00 pm – 5:30 pm




Learning to Look: Wetlands

Richard Crossley, Holly Merker, & Billy Fenimore


Enjoy an intimate setting connecting with nature, our Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Areawetlandfeathered friends, and authors Richard Crossley and Holly Merker in the wetlands that surround the Great Salt Lake habitat of Northern Utah.Understanding is the key to learning. As you shift your focus to look at birds longer, closer, and from a broader perspective than is typical, anew world of discovery opens up. This program is for those who want to learn helpful hints on how to identify birds, observe interesting behaviors, and discover identification tricks of the birding trade with Richard and Holly. Come experience bird watching as an open door into the natural world, and connect with nature for your overall well-being.

The class will remain in one viewing location for the duration and is perfect for birders of all levels.

Meet at the Wildlife Education Center 1157 S. Waterfowl Way (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025.


Five trip opportunities are available. Please select your start time of 7am, 9am, 11am, 2pm, or 4pm during registration.


Limit 10 per start time. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#17

7:30am – 10:00am

Bountiful Pond

Ian Batterman


Located on the outskirts of Farmington Bay WMA, Bountiful Pond is a lovely oasis for all kinds of birds. This trip involves walking around the pond. The large pond provides a 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.


Species to see: Wood Duck, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Red-breasted Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, American 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 Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Yellow-headed Blackbird, and Great-tailed Grackle.


Meet at the Bountiful Pond parking lot. 1275 W 1600 N, Woods Cross, UT 84087.


Limit 20. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $15

#18

8:00am – 12:00pm


Photography at Farmington Bay

Tom Mathewson


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 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 the Wildlife Education Center 1157 S. Waterfowl Way (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025.


Limit 15. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $25

#19

9:00am – 12:00pm


1:00pm – 4:00pm

Burrowing Owl

Jessica Taylor & Trish Ackley


Think you know everything about owls? Well not these little hoots. Come see the underground-dwelling, awake in the day, sentinels of the grasslands – burrowing owls. This is a field trip to Antelope Island State Park to look for Burrowing Owl sites.


Meet outside the Antelope Island Entry Gates. 4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075. Continue to drive West on W 1700 S to large parking lot on South side of street to meet field trip leaders.

*Ticket includes park entry


Two trip opportunities are available. Please select your start time of 9:00 am or 1:00 pm during registration.


Limit 10 per start time. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $35

#20

10:00am – 12:00pm

Antelope Island: Garr Ranch

Mike Hearell & Taylor Abbott


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. Possible species: migrating warblers, vireos, flycatchers; also owls, falcons, hawks, woodpeckers, and Virginia Rail.


Meet at Fielding Garr Ranch by way of 4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075. Enter Antelope Island State Park and continue on to Fielding Garr Ranch per park signage, which is approximately 30 minutes from Park entry gate.

*Ticket includes park entry


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#21

2:00pm – 5:00pm


Beginning Birding: Farmington Birding Hotspot

Dallin Henderson & Max Malmquist


We will walk to explore the area and wetlands around the Wildlife Education Center and practice new birding skills.


Meet at the Wildlife Education Center: 1157 S. Waterfowl Way (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025.


Limit 20. Adults $10. Children Free.

#22

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Utah County Evening Hotspots

Joseph Andreasen & Danielle Finlayson


This trip will start during the day in the valley near Utah Lake and finish high in the mountains of American Fork Canyon in the evening. Be prepared for waterfowl and warblers in the day and poor wills and owls at night.


Probable Birds: Woodhouse’s Scrub-jay, Steller’s Jay, Yellow Warbler, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson’s Phalarope, Caspian Tern, Forster’s Tern, Northern Harrier, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Mountain Chickadee, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, Bullock’s Oriole, Western Tanager, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Common Poorwill, and many others.


Meeting location: The Skipper Bay Trail begins just north of Utah Lake State Park at 40.23929,-111.73418.


To reach the trailhead from I-15, take exit 265 for Provo Center Street and continue west on Center Street towards Utah Lake State Park. After approximately 2.5 miles you will reach the Utah Lake State Park entrance. Do not enter the park; turn right onto North Boat Harbor Drive. Continue to a “T” in the road and turn left onto 4200 West. There is no formal parking lot, but you may park alongside the dead-end road. The trail begins on the north side at the end of the road.


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30




                                          Sunday, May 16th

#23

5:00am – 12:00pm

East Canyon State Park

Billy Fenimore, Weston Smith, & Chris Haramoto


We will begin at the Henefer lek to look for the greater sage grouse. We will leave at approximately 6:30am 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 other locations within the park looking for mountain birds. We expect to see around 60 species. Possible sightings include greater sage grouse, common loon, grebes, swallows, different hawks, and eagles. Bring food and water.


Meet at the East Canyon State Park Office located at the Park Entrance. 5535 South Highway 66, Morgan, UT 84050. Continue on approximately 2 miles to entrance gates. Park office is located at the North end of the lake.


Limit 20. Drive Own Vehicle. $25

#24

6:00am – 12:00am

*All Day and Late Night Trip

Marathon Birding

Tim Avery, Kenny Frisch, Mike Hearell, & Taylor Abbott


What happens when you take 4 crazy birding guides, a couple of vans, and have 18 hours during the height of migration in northern Utah? Marathon Birding with Mountain West Birding Tours of course! Join, Mike, Taylor, Jeff, and Tim as they guide you along the shores and wetlands of the Great Salt Lake, through the canyons and mountains of the Wasatch front, and try to seek out 150 species in a fast-paced, bird-filled, sort-of big day. Over the past 12 years, we've averaged just over 150 species each day and topped out at 170 in 2015. We never know what we'll find, but we will have a great time, and cap things off with a spectacular Flammulated Owling outing!


Meals,snacks, water bottles, and a swag bag are included!

 

Visit: www.mwbirdco.com/trips-marathon to see options, pricing, and Register for this trip!

#25

7:00am – 12:00pm

Jordanelle Wetlands and Heber Fields

Terri Pope


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 Thrush, Common Yellowthroat and Bullock’s Oriole. We will also look for returning Bobolinks.


Meet at the Salt Lake City REI located at 3285 E. 3300 S., Salt Lake City, UT. 84109. The drive is about 40 minutes and will be following the guide.


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $25

#26

7:00am – 3:00pm



West Desert & Pony Express Trail

Keeli Marvel & Co-Lead


Bird the West Desert and the Pony Express Trail. Experience the birds of the West Desert and the ruggedness of the Pony Express 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 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 the Macey's Grocery parking lot next to the McDonalds in Tooele at 972 N. Main St., Tooele, UT 84074. A vehicle with higher clearance will be required to travel road conditions.


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $30

#27

5:00pm – 9:30pm

Owl Prowl on Antelope Island

Melissa Halvorsen & Annette Hansen


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 in the park. Picturesque views of the Lake and timing of this evening trip will be great for photographing the island’s famous sunsets.


Meet outside the Antelope Island Entry Gates. 4528 W 1700 S, Syracuse, UT 84075. Continue to drive West on W 1700 S to large parking lot on South side of street to meet field trip leaders.

*Ticket includes park entry


Limit 10. Drive Own Vehicle. Cost $35


Keynote Address 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 6:00pm MT

Rob Clay, our 2021 Keynote Speaker, will be joining us virtually from Paraguay. His presentation will illustrate the network of linkages that connect Great Salt Lake to the rest of the hemisphere through shared migratory birds, underline the interdependence that exists between these networks of sites, and report on the conservation successes throughout the hemisphere that have occurred thanks to the pioneering efforts at Great Salt Lake.

We are also excited to hear from Marcella Castellino and Don Paul during this presentation. Read more about this year's presentations and speakers here.

Keynote Address Outline:
6:00 pm - Welcome by Discover Davis
6:05 pm - Award 2021 Birder of the Year
6:10 pm - Don Paul
6:20 pm - Marcela Castellino
6:45 pm - Rob Clay
7:30 pm - Q&A
8:00 pm - End

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