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Dec 20, Christmas Bird Count

Black-Capped Chickadee, Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer
Black-Capped Chickadee
Copyright Stephen Peterson, Photographer

Bridgerland Audubon Society will hold its 59th Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 20, 2014.


Join 60 plus other folks–some great birders, some just enjoying a winter’s day watching wildlife–as we add to the most extensive database of citizen science in the world. Data from the CBC is used for a wide variety of research, including substantiating the effects of global weirding. But most of us do it because it’s fun to be out with friends, old and new, observing nature and marveling at how such tiny creatures survive quite handily in sub-freezing weather.

To participate, please contact the compiler, Bryan Dixon, at or 435- 760- 0691, so he can put you with the team that needs you the most. The traditional $5 fee for the CBC has been waived by National Audubon Society, but you’re free to make a donation to offset some of the costs we incur locally by sending a check (or gold) to: Bridgerland Audubon Society POB 3501 Logan, UT 84323-3501 or by credit card at:

Everyone is also invited to the potluck dinner afterward at the Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists building (596 East 900 North, Logan) to tally the results, beginning at 6:00 p.m. that evening. (BYOB and a dish to share. We’ll supply a cold cut sandwich.)

For a report on this and last year’s count, visit:

See you on the Count!


May 11th and 12th, Allen Stokes Memorial Canoe Trips with Stokes Nature Center

Join local expert naturalists Bryan Dixon, Andrea Liberatore, and Dick Mueller on either one of these two dates for a canoe trip down the Bear River. We will start in Trenton and end in Amalga, watching birds and other wildlife along the way, including passing a Great Blue Heron rookery. Registration is required in advance. Contact Andrea Liberatore (755-3239 or for details and to register. This will be a joint trip with the Stokes Nature Center, and the number of spots is limited. This trip will cost $10 per participant if you bring your own boat, and $15 per participant including boat rental.