Category Archives: Field Trips

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.

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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 …

Dec 3, Naked Birding

“Naked” birding is birding without the use of binoculars. This is a unique trip because it is great for both the beginner and the expert: beginners will not have to struggle with optics, and experts can practice identifying species with a minimum of field marks, especially using sound and behavior. We’ve held this trip for the last two years and it has been very popular. Finds include species such as Red Crossbills, Hooded Merganser, Cackling Goose, and even a Bewick’s Wren! Meet at the parking lot in front of Cafe Ibis (50E, 150N, Logan) at 9:00 AM. Leave the binoculars and spotting scopes at home, or at least in the car! Our exact destinations will be adjusted based on where bird activity is the greatest, but we’ll be somewhere close to Logan. We’ll end around noon.