Category Archives: Field Trips

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)

Dec 2, What’s That Bird? Tips for Birdwatchers

What's That Bird?  Introduction to Backyard Birds of Cache Valley and How to Help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by Looking Out Your Window.  Presentations by Lisa Stoner and Scott Erickson  Saturday, December 2, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Jim Bridger Room Logan Library
What’s That Bird?
Introduction to Backyard Birds of Cache Valley and How to Help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by Looking Out Your Window.
Presentations by Lisa Stoner and Scott Erickson
Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jim Bridger Room
Logan Library
Introduction to Backyard Birds of Cache Valley & How to Help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by Looking Out Your Window! Click HERE for more information and to register!

What’s That Bird?

Introduction to Backyard Birds of Cache Valley and How to Help with the Annual Christmas Bird Count by Looking Out Your Window.

Presentations by Lisa Stoner and Scott Erickson

Saturday, December 2, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Jim Bridger Room
Logan Library
FREE
Registration Requested**

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. This will be the 118th year of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, and 57th for the Cache Valley Christmas Bird Count which will be on Saturday, December 16, 2017. 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.

Cache Valley (Logan) Christmas Bird Count

**Registration Requested:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whats-that-bird-introduction-to-backyard-birds-of-cache-valley-and-how-to-help-with-the-annual-tickets-39773980045

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 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 22-24, Tetons Elk Bugling Trip

Bridgerland Audubon Tetons Elk Bugling Trip

Grand Tetons

Carpool at 3:00 PM Friday 22 September

Grand Teton National Park

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.

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

 

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

May 6, Golf Course Bird Count

Logan River Golf Course Help build an Audubon Cooperative Golf Course Sanctuary
Logan River Golf Course
Help build an
Audubon Cooperative Golf Course Sanctuary
Jack Greene will lead an informative two hour tour through the Logan River Golf Course, identifitying birds by ear and sight.

This is part of the education and documentation process for designating an Audubon Cooperative Golf Course Sanctuary.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Meet at Rendezvous Park
7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Apr 29, “Birdie Day”—Sharp-tailed Grouse Lek & Breakfast

We have been graciously invited by our great rancher friends, the Selmans, to visit their property in southern Cache Valley and observe Sharp-tailed Grouse dancing on their mating grounds. Following the grouse viewing, the Selmans will feed us a wonderful ranchers’ breakfast. In addition to viewing the birds, it is an opportunity to see how truly responsible stewards of the land like the Selmans carry out their ranching operations in a way that makes the land more productive and beautiful for both man and wildlife. This trip is suitable for both novice and experienced birders. Meet at 5:00 AM at the McDonald’s parking lot in Hyrum. Carpooling will be available and mandatory from there. We plan to be back about 1:00 PM.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/705528549625796/

Apr 22, Earth Day BioBlitz Logan River Golf Course

Logan River Golf Course Earth Day BioBlitz
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Rendezvous Park
Jack Greene

7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Join the second annual Logan River Golf Course Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
BioBlitz with Jack Greene. All levels welcome – help us spot birds,
wildflowers, mushrooms, insects, etc. to help document the rich wildlife
habitat provided by the Logan River Golf Course. Bring your camera: there’s a
photo contest, too!

http://www.inaturalist.org

Meet at Rendezvous Park, 7 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017

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