Category Archives: Field Trips

Dec 18, Webinar: Audubon’s Role in Protecting Saline Lakes of the Intermountain West

Wilson's Phalarope on Rockin’ 7 Ranch, an Audubon-certified conservation ranch in Converse County, Wyoming, on June 4, 2019. Photo Courtesy & Copyright Audubon Rockies, Evan Barrientos, Photographer
Wilson’s Phalarope on Rockin’ 7 Ranch, an Audubon-certified conservation ranch in Converse County, Wyoming, on June 4, 2019.
Photo Courtesy & Copyright Audubon Rockies, Evan Barrientos, Photographer

Webinar: Audubon’s Role in Protecting Saline Lakes of the Intermountain West
Join staff from National Audubon Society’s Saline Lakes Program and Audubon California on Monday, December 18 at 3 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. MT / 6 p.m. ET for an update on our conservation efforts across the West.

Despite record breaking snowpack this past winter across the west, saline lake ecosystems are facing continued long-term water declines—threatening habitat, birds, and surrounding communities. Learn more about Audubon’s incredible network of chapters and advocates that made significant progress in protecting this irreplaceable network of habitats through science and policy efforts.
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This webinar will be led by the following Audubon experts:
Max Malmquist, Engagement Manager, National Audubon Society’s Saline Lakes Program
Andrea Jones, Director of Conservation, Audubon California
Marcelle Shoop, Director, National Audubon Society’s Saline Lakes Program

Here are optional articles you can read for more context:
Partners Across Great Basin Essential to Passage of Saline Lake Ecosystems Legislation
Regional Shorebird Surveys Provide a Look at Changing Habitat Around the West
Birds of Great Salt Lake’s South Arm Ecosystem Threatened
Wetlands are appearing around the Salton Sea. Could this be a natural solution?
PRESS RELEASE: Trust Awards Funding to Protect and Restore More Than 13,000 Acres of Essential Great Salt Lake Wetlands

We hope to see you here!
Wilson’s Phalarope. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

https://audubon.stagecoachdigital.com/web-view/1663673

Count-Week After-School Bird Species Scouting the Logan City Sewage Lagoons

Sewage Ponds
Logan City, Utah 
Courtesy Google Maps
Retrieved Nov 27, 2023

Sewage Ponds
Logan City, Utah
Courtesy Google Maps
Retrieved Nov 27, 2023

Join birders with spotting scopes to search for any species missed on Count Day.
Monday, December 18, 2023, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Meet at:
2445 W 200 N
Logan, UT 84321
Weather permitting: the event will be cancelled for inclement weather including wind and precipitation.

Examples of why we bird at the Logan Sewage Ponds:
Ron Ryel’s Mew Gull Record at the Logan City Sewage Ponds, Oct 8, 1991
Utah Records Committee Mentions for the above and other Logan City Sewage Pond Observations (not the only entries)

Sept 29 – Oct 1, Teton Splendor

Sept 29 – Oct 1, Teton Splendor: Teton Splendor Field Trip Sept 29-Oct 1, 2023 with Jack Greene, Photo Courtesy US NPS, Two bull elk sparring

Teton Splendor Field Trip Sept 29-Oct 1, 2023 with Jack Greene
Photo Courtesy US NPS
Two bull elk sparring

Witness the Tetons in their best fall dress where rampaging large ungulates (elk, bison, moose, etc.), release their fall passion with grunts, bugles, and a nasty disposition. Fall migrating birds along with winter residents will add to the fun. Several hikes combined with auto tours will be included, and a visit to the Teton Science School Murie Museum. RSVP by contacting Jack Greene: 435-764-4815 or jackisblue4960@yahoo.com

Signed waivers required for all participants. Complete form, print results and bring printed waiver to meeting point.

We will be camping at Gros Ventre campground, so bring your own food & gear, or partner with someone who has gear to share. Donate whatever is fair to the driver (unless you’re driving!).

Grand Teton National Park, https://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm
National Elk Refuge, https://www.fws.gov/refuge/national-elk
Gros Ventre Campground, https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/gros-ventre-campground.htm
Jackson, WY, https://www.jacksonwy.gov/

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