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Friday, September 06, 2013

See Kokanee Salmon And Raptors At Wildlife Events

Kokanee Salmon - DWR Photo
Kokanee Salmon Day
The annual Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, this year. It provides a wonderful opportunity to see these interesting fish, and possibly other wildlife, and to learn about fishing in Strawberry Reservoir.


Good numbers of kokanee live in the reservoir, located in the mountains SE of Heber City. In the fall, these landlocked salmon turn bright red and spawn in tributaries. Many fish swim up the Strawberry River, where they are easily seen.


Utah's Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) sponsors an annual wildlife viewing event to help people see and learn about the fish. The event will be held at the Forest Service Visitor Center, along the banks of the river just off Hwy 40 west of Strawberry Reservoir. Other groups will also participate. The Strawberry Anglers Association will provide information about fishing the reservoir.


More information.


Raptor Watch Day
Thousands of hawks, eagles and other birds of prey fly through Utah's crisp, clear skies every fall.


This fall, rehabilitated Swainson's hawks and a great horned owl will join them!


You can see and learn more about raptors at this year's Raptor Watch Day. You can also watch as rehabilitators with Great Basin Wildlife Rescue release at least two rehabilitated Swainson's hawks and a great horned owl.


The hawks and owl will be released at 3 p.m.


Raptor Watch Day will happen at the Orem overlook on Sept. 21, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The overlook is along Squaw Peak Trail Road, just east of Orem (in Utah Valley).


More information.

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