Saturday, December 16th 2017 will be the 57th year of the annual Christmas Bird Count for the Logan, UT count. First begun in 1955, The Logan Christmas Bird Count is our Chapter’s contribution to the world’s largest, oldest citizen science project on Earth. Please join us.
We can use beginners as well as experienced birders to find owls, falcons, and odd ducks, even feathered ones. Contact Val Grant, 435-757-9519, or Hilary Shughart firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information or to join the Count! With your assistance and a wink from Mother Nature, we could break 100 species – again!
Carpool at 8:00 AM from Caffe Ibis (52 Federal Ave, Logan)
A visit to Trapper Park Trail is a great opportunity for birders of all ages and skill level to explore birds right in the heart of Logan. Trapper Park has a 0.8 mile trail with excellent paved paths that allow for easy viewing of migrating passerines and shorebirds as well as year-round residents. Depending on flooding conditions the day of we may walk a portion of the trail and drive to the east end where our trail connects to the Logan River Trail.
Please bring binoculars, cameras, and plenty of warm layers. We will meet in the parking lot across from Caffe Ibis (52 Federal Ave, Logan, UT 84321) at 8 AM and carpool to the Trapper Park parking lot (41.7065615,-111.8743372). Join BAS for a fun morning walk!
Contact Ryan Sabel at email@example.com with questions.
Carpool at 8:00 AM from parking lot by Caffe Ibis (Logan)
Join the Bridgerland Audubon Society as we explore fall migration at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge of Box Elder County. Up to a half million ducks and geese concentrate on the refuge units and over 30,000 tundra swans begin to arrive in mid-October and stay through December. We will begin with a driving tour of the 12 mile auto tour loop where a downloadable audio tour is available on the Bear River Refuge website (link below). Walkie talkies will also be provided to point out points of interest. Once this tour is over we will explore the Wildlife Education Center which opens at 10 AM. Afterwards we will conclude with a walking tour of the 1.5 miles of paved and gravel trails that surround the Wildlife Education Center and stretch through the wetland habitat.
We will meet at 8 AM in the parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Logan fire Station (50E 150N, Logan). Carpooling will be available to drive to the BRMBR located at 2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, UT 84302. We hope to be to the Refuge no later than 9 AM and back to Logan by 1 PM. Feel free to provide your own transportation and join or leave at any time. Make sure to bring binoculars and a snack.
A tour map can be found here: https://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147485230
Audio tour can be found here: https://www.fws.gov/nwrs/threecolumn.aspx?id=2147512727
Please contact Ryan Sabel at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions!
The Tetons for Elk Bugling and More. Jack Greene will organize and lead our field trip to witness the Elk Bugling in the scenic Teton Mountains.
The car pool will leave at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, September 22nd and return Sunday afternoon/evening, September 24th.
Witness the Tetons in their best fall dress where rampaging large ungulates (elk, bison, moose) release their fall passion with grunts, bugling, and a nasty disposition. Fall migrating birds along with winter residents will add to the fun. Some participants choose to camp while others choose to stay in a hotel. You will need to provide your own meals. Expect anything from 40 to 80 degree weather; rain, snow, or sunshine.
Conservation of the Orange-breasted Falcon- Adventures in Central America Species Restoration
with Jay Tuttle
Herm’s Inn, Downstairs
1435 Canyon Rd., Logan
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Noon – 1 p.m.
(lunch available for purchase)
The Orange-breasted Falcon is a medium sized raptor which once ranged from Mexico to Argentina. Thought by some to occupy the ecological role of the iconic Peregrine in the neotropics, its range has been significantly reduced. The Peregrine Fund has been working to conserve the species since 1991 through monitoring of local populations and captive breeding.
Jay Tuttle is a student at Utah State University working towards his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He earned his undergraduate at the University of Vermont in Wildlife Biology. Jay has been fortunate to have gained experience working on raptors with the Sutton Avian Research Center in Oklahoma, the Peregrine Fund in Belize, and the Wildlife Conservation Society in Mongolia. He will speak and share photographs of the work that the Peregrine Fund performs as part of its Orange-breasted Falcon conservation program in Belize.
The presentation will cover the species natural history, declines, captive propagation and release. As well as the tireless efforts local biologists, supported by the Peregrine Fund, are putting towards preserving the species.
Meet 9 a.m. at
First Dam to car pool
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Tony Grove Hike
Butterflies & Wildflower Hike, Tony Grove
“Beautiful flowers with wings” is a phrase frequently used to express
the exquisite beauty of butterflies. Join Bridgerland Audubon Society
naturalist Jack Greene for a fieldtrip to learn about the secret lives
of these amazing sparks of life along with birds and flowers we may
encounter along the way.
Bring binoculars, lunch and water.
We will carpool from the First Dam at entrance to Logan Canyon .
Noon – 3 p.m.
Welcome booth at Rudy’s Greenhouse
1365 Canyon Rd.
Logan, UT 84321
The Bridgerland Audubon Society and Cache Soil to Table present a free, self-
guided street view tour of six water-wise and pollinator-friendly gardens on
Two of the homes that will be seen also have solar panels that produce 50-100% of their
Come for the flowers and stay to learn about solar energy and the discounts available
through the Cache Solar program (www.cachesolar.org)!
The following plants will be for sale at this event:
coleus, marigolds, tomatoes, geraniums, impatiens, peppers, phlox, butterfly
weed, sweet william, arizona apricot gallardia, hostas, monarda, celery,
arizona sun gallardia, lupine, salvia, forget-me-nots.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Logan Library, Bonneville Room
255 N Main St.
7 – 8 p.m.
Family Birding Program with Scott Erickson
Join Scott Erickson for a family friendly introduction to birdwatching and learn more about the nature all around us. Come discover local habitats and
the vast variety of birds of Cache Valley. This event will be held in the Bonneville Room at Logan Library.