Category Archives: Field Trips

Register Now: Mountain Class Open Registration

This Utah Master Naturalist Mountains course will take place during the week of July 25-29, 8am-4pm, in Cache Valley in the Logan area. Participants will hike Logan Canyon, Green Canyon, White Pine Lake, and Beaver Mountain while covering topics from geology and ecology to flora and fauna, including elk management and predators as well as forestry, insects, and disease. The program will be taught by Jack Greene from the Bridgerland Audubon Society and other local experts, and includes a service learning project. This is an adult education program that is open to participants 18 years of age and older. Exceptions for younger teens may be made if a parent is also registering for the course.

Jun 10-11, Cache Valley Sandhill Crane Festival

Cache Valley
Sandhill Crane Festival

Crane Cache Valley Sandhill Crane Festival June 10-11, 2016

June 10-11

Friday, June 10, 7:00-8:00 pm
Willow Park Zoo Wildlife Learning Center

  • Poetry reading by Star Coulbrooke, Logan Poet Laureate
  • Free Raptor Program by Bryce King, Ogden Nature Center Raptor Specialist
  • Meet the Willow Park Sandhill Crane pair

Saturday, June 11, 8:00 am
Meet at Caffe Ibis Parking Lot

  • Field trip to view sandhill cranes with Frank Howe, Bridgerland Audubon Society

Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bear River Festival at Willow Park West

  • Sandhill Crane Storytime and craft activities with Bess Dennison

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May 1st, Golf Course Bioblitz


Audubon International is sponsoring a Golf Course BioBlitz in order to demonstrate the large diversity of species that call golf courses home. Let’s help the Logan River Golf Course have a strong showing on this field trip, where we’ll be likely to observe many Neotropical migrants just as they arrive in Logan—Yellow Warblers, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Western Tanagers, Lazuli Buntings, and Bullock’s Orioles are among the most colorful. Meet at Caffe Ibis at 8 AM, with the option to carpool to the golf course and back.

Additionally, any time you are birding at the LRGC between April 22nd and May 14th this year, enter your sightings into eBird and they’ll be counted!

Event photo by Stan Lupo

30 Sep-2 Oct, Grand Tetons (was 23-25 Sep)

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Teton Splendor
Witness the Tetons in their best fall dress where rampaging large ungulates (elk, bison, moose), release their fall passion with grunts, bugles, and a nasty disposition. Fall migrating birds along with winter residents will add to the fun. Car pool 3 pm from parking lot north of Café Ibis 3 pm Friday, Sept 30, return Sunday afternoon, Oct 2nd. Several hikes combined with auto tours will be included, and a visit to the Teton Science School Murie Museum. We will be camping at Gros Ventre campground, so bring your own food & gear. RSVP by contacting Jack Greene: 435-563-6816 or

Aug 6th, High Creek Canyon


An all day outing to High Creek Lake (or you may shorten if desired). Stunning scenery, wildflowers, and hopefully a moose or two! Easy first two miles, then elevation gain begins to lake at 9000 feet. Meet at 8:30 AM with an option to carpool from the parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Fire Dept. on Federal Avenue. Bring binocs, hat or sun screen, lunch, trail snacks, insect repellant, a light jacket. Host Jack Greene

July 23rd, Tony Grove— Birds, Butterflies, and Wildflowers


Birds, Butterflies, and Bloom at Tony Grove Lake

“Beautiful flowers with wings”, a phrase frequently used to express the exquisite beauty of butterflies. Join the Bridgerland Audubon Society for a fieldtrip to learn the secret lives of these amazing sparks of life, the flowers they visit, and birds that eat them! Place: Tony Grove meadows. Meet for car pooling at parking lot between Café Ibis and Fire Dept. on Federal Ave. 9am on July 23rd for carpooling. Return early afternoon. Bring lunch, water, light jacket, hat or sun screen, binoculars, camera, butterfly net (we will have some). Trip leader: local naturalist Jack Greene or 563-6816. Bring binoculars and a lunch. Return by mid afternoon.

May 7th, Canoeing


Amazing Birds in the Maze! Canoe Trip in the Cutler Marsh Wetlands Maze on Valley View (2nd north) marina. 5:30 – 9pm. Option to carpool from parking lot between Caffe Ibis and Fire Dept. on Federal Avenue. Bring binocs, insect repellant, and a light jacket. There is a $22 fee if you need a canoe which includes paddles and life preservers.
Please RSVP by May 3rd using the Stokes Nature Center form.
Trip leader: local naturalist Jack Greene or 563-6816.

Event photo by Ryan O’Donnell

30 Apr, Amalga Barrens (evening)—Shorebird Spectacular


Visit the Amalga Barrens to see spectacular shorebirds in our wetland playa. Unique coastal shorebirds spend part of their year with us- stilts, avocets, phalaropes, sandpipers. A birding bonanza! 5:30 – 9pm. We’ll meet at  parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Fire Dept. on Federal Avenue, with an option to carpool from there. Bring binoculars, insect repellant, a light jacket. Trip leader: local naturalist Jack Greene ( or 435-563-6816) and Andrew Durso (, 919-349-7967)

Event photo by Ryan O’Donnell

30 Apr, Birdie Day—Sharp-tailed Grouse Lek and Ranch 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.

Event photo by Rick Bohn (USFWS).

Apr 16, Earth Fest 2016-Invitation

Join us Saturday, April 16th for the Cache Valley Earth Day celebration, Earth Fest 2016! The national theme this year is “Trees for the Earth – Let’s Get Planting”. We’ll have Star Coulbrooke, Logan poet laureate, speakers, a variety of music, dance, food, hands on junk band again, clay,….

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Location: Logan City Hall Plaza, West of the Logan Library

If you would like a booth space, please provide the following information:
Title or type of activity. We encourage hands-on family-friendly activities.

Person in charge & best contact email and phone.

Booth Space desired (generally a 10’ x 10’ space is provided).
Set up will begin at 9 am, no charge required
Please unload, then move vehicle to designated area, then set up.
No power will be provided.

Bring your own canopy, chairs, table, etc.
Please bring a trash or recycle receptacle if your activity makes trash.

Hilary Shughart
Chair of Programs
Bridgerland Audubon Society