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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Have Fun in the Sun at St George Winter Bird Festival

The annual St George Winter Bird Festival runs Jan 26-28. It offers a great opportunity to view a large number of bird species while enjoying the marvelous weather in the St George area, which is known as "Utah's Dixie." The festival provided the news release below.

See more than 100 species of birds

St. George -- A chance is coming up to see more than 100 species of birds in southern Utah’s red rock country. The St. George Winter Bird Festival will be held Jan. 26 - 28.
The festival will be held in St. George and at bird watching hot spots in Washington County. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.sgcity.org/birdfestival.

Marilyn Davis, the festival’s coordinator, says the St. George and Washington County area attract birders from across the West. “The area is a hot spot for wintering birds,” she says.

Davis says at last year’s event, viewers saw more than 100 species of birds. “We saw everything from Vermillion flycatchers to roadrunners,” she says.
Lynn Chamberlain, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says if you’re interested in birds, you should have a great time at the event.

The Division of Wildlife Resources, Red Cliffs Audubon, the city of St. George and Dixie State College have teamed up to put this year’s festival together. This is the ninth straight year the festival has been held.

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