I was stoked about going to the 2019 Audubon Christmas Bird Count at beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park. Since I had never participated in group bird count before, I signed up to do so with the Red Cliff's Audubon group out of St. George, Utah. Being a member of this group, I was happy to go with them. However, the weather forecast to be VERY cold so I wore the warmest … [Read more...] about 2019 Audubon Christmas Bird Count
After the previous great ride up to see Delano Peak in the Tushar Mountain range in beautiful southern Utah, I knew I had to return back to see the fabulous Mountain Goats! But First Things First...Birds! Knowing that the hike on the narrow trail upwards to 12,175 feet would be quite a challenge from a start of around 5,000 feet, I had hopes of seeing some birds, as … [Read more...] about Mountain Goats Hike at Delano Peak
Better late than never...When I saw the post on Facebook by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources about a Mountain Goat watch on the Beaver Mountain in the Tushars, my heart sank...it was mid-way the time scheduled for it. Nevertheless, we loaded up and went anyway. Wow was I ever glad we did! Little did I know I would meet my very first American Pika! The … [Read more...] about American Pika up on the Beaver Mountain!
I'm not sure if it's due to changing precipitation levels or food sources, but, Heppler's Ponds is sometimes a hit or miss birding site for me. Seeing the female Bullock's Orioles there was truly an unexpected great find. As it was late August, there were wildflowers in bloom along the farm fencing beside the immense pasture and a beautiful blue sky day for … [Read more...] about Bullock’s Orioles at Heppler’s!
Back in June I got the opportunity to wile away some very hot temperature time at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve on the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information there, along with its great birding opportunities. Not bad for just a short drive north from Salt Lake City. Thanks to the Nature Conservancy for this … [Read more...] about Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve