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December 16, Cache Valley (Logan) Christmas Bird Count

Cache Valley (Logan) Christmas Bird Count

Join us for the CBC on December 16th!

Cache Valley Birders,

Christmas Bird Count Join the Christmas Bird Count You can add to a century of citizen science data by signing up for a count near you Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon audubon-camilla_cerea_cbc_5
Christmas Bird Count
Join the Christmas Bird Count
You can add to a century of citizen science data by signing up for a count near you
Photo: Camilla Cerea/Audubon
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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, 435-752-7572, or Hilary Shughart hilary.shughart@gmail.com, for more information or to join the Count! With your assistance and a wink from Mother Nature, we could break 100 species – again!

Count Reports
2015
2015 Preliminary Report
2014
2014 Preliminary Report
2013
2013 Report
2012
2012 Christmas Bird Count Report
2012 Christmas Bird Count Summary Spreadsheet 1991-2012
2011
2011 Cache Valley Count Report
Summary: Cache Valley Counts 1991-2011 (pdf)
Summary: Cache Valley Counts 1991-2011 (HTML)

November 4, Annual Bird Seed Sale-Second Chance

4 November 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A second chance for the Bridgerland Audubon Society Annual Seed Sale!

Black Oil Sunflower Seed
Black Oil Sunflower Seed

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 4th 11:30 am-1:00 pm for the annual
bird seed sale, a fund raiser run by Bridgerland Audubon Society.

We will again be at the short metal granary silo at the entrance to
the Logan Landfill.  Payment is by cash or check.

Prices:
black oil sunflower seed – 50 lb bag – $27
white millet- 25 lb bag – $20

Any remaining seed will be sold periodically thereafter, $30 for
sunflower, $25 for millet
We will joyfully load you car up with seed!

Please submit your order requests to hilary.shughart@gmail.com

November 18, Trapper Park Trail Birding

18 November

Trapper Park

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 sabel.ryan@gmail.com with questions.

 

October 28, Annual Bird Seed Sale

28 October 2017

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

BAS Annual Bird Seed Sale

Black Oil Sunflower Seed
Black Oil Sunflower Seed

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 28th 9-11AM for the annual
bird seed sale, a fund raiser run by Bridgerland Audubon Society.

We will again be at the short metal granary silo at the entrance to
the Logan Landfill.  Payment is by cash or check.

Prices are as follows:
black oil sunflower seed – 50 lb bag – $27
white millet- 25 lb bag – $20

Any remaining seed will be sold periodically thereafter, $30 for
sunflower, $25 for millet
We will joyfully load you car up with seed!

October 14, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Tour

14 October

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Tour

2155 W Forest St, Brigham City, UT 84302

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=2147512
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Please contact Ryan Sabel at sabel.ryan@gmail.com for any questions!

September 16, Conservation of the Orange-breasted Falcon presentation

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.
FREE
(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.

July 22, Butterflies & Wildflower Hike at Tony Grove

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 .

For more information contact Jack at 435-764-4815 or email
jackisgreene@yahoo.com