Category Archives: Field Trips

November 4, Trapper Park Trail Birding

4 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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Remembering Chandler Robbins

Robbins uses his binoculars. Photo by Barbara Dowell, courtesy USGS
Robbins uses his binoculars. Photo by Barbara Dowell, courtesy USGS
Renowned Service ornithologist Chandler Robbins died March 20. He was 98. Born July 17, 1918, in Boston, Robbins devoted his life to birds, their study and protection.

He graduated from Harvard with a degree in physics and began teaching math and science in Vermont. Robbins then joined the Service in 1945 as a junior biologist at Patuxent Research Refuge, where he engaged in early research on the effects of DDT and had his papers edited by his colleague Rachel Carson. — more from US FWS …