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Monday, April 26, 2010

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival Will Run May 13-17

The Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is one of the most popular birding events in the region, attracting a large number of bird enthusiasts and outdoor recreation lovers. It is held annually, with activities at various locations in Davis County, on Antelope Island and around the Great Salt Lake.

The festival provided the information below.

The 12th Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival has announces that acclaimed author Terry Tempest Williams will be the Keynote Speaker on Saturday, May 15th. Registration for Great Salt Lake Bird Festival programs is now open - on-line or by calling 801-451-3286.

Bill Fenimore, the 2008 American Birding Association Ludlow Griscom Award-winner for Outstanding Contributions in Regional Ornithology will present on Friday, May 14th.
On Saturday, May 15th we are pleased to again welcome Joy Bossi host of Joy in the Garden on 570 KNRS as a workshop presenter at 1 PM.

The Festival is also offering several ‘Behind-the-Gates’ and other new field trips to exciting birding areas in northern Utah. The Bike and Bird trip on the Legacy Parkway Trail and a Backyard Pond Tour in partnership with The Utah Water Garden Club were very successful last year and will be repeated this year. A highlight of the Festival is the opportunity to go ‘Behind-the-Gates’ at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Farmington Bay, and Ambassador Duck Club. Each field trip has an experienced guide.

New this year is Birds and Beers-Utah Edition Friday, May 14th at 7:30 pm at Roosters Brewing Company at 748 Heritage Park Blvd in Layton, UT. Join Sharon Stiteler of and other festival attendees to talk about birds.

There are many opportunities for youth to be involved with birds, crafts, and art at the Festival. The Festival and partners are sponsoring a student art contest. Art entries can be submitted on or before April 1, 2010 to Davis County Memorial Courthouse, 28 East State Room 221 in Farmington or Bear River Bird Refuge in Brigham City . Ogden Nature Center , Wildlife Rehabilitation Center , HawkWatch International, and SkyMasters will be talking about their live birds. Home Depot, Centerville, is sponsoring a bird house craft activity. Saturday, May 15th, will have many activities for youth along with artists and vendors, field trips and workshops.


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