Category Archives: Field Trips

Guess Who’s Coming To Sue’s Pond? (Sep 18)

Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds Courtesy & © Linda L'Ai, Photographer

Logan Mitigation Ponds a.k.a. Sue’s Ponds
Courtesy & © Linda L’Ai, Photographer

Bird Walk at Logan City’s Wetlands Park for Migratory Birds
Saturday, September 18, 2021
9 a.m.
Meet at the south end of Smith’s Marketplace parking lot at 750 N Main St., Logan 84321 map

The western gateway to Logan has a special wetlands mitigation park which includes the Audubon Mudflats affectionately called Sue’s Pond in honor of Sue Drown’s work to establish this shallow playa for migratory birds. This stopover pond serves Black-necked Stilts, Sandpipers, Dowitchers, California and Franklin’s Gulls, Avocets, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead and Bufflehead ducks, Yellow-headed and Redwing Blackbirds, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egret, Redtail Hawks, and Bobolinks, which are imperiled in Utah due to habitat loss.

Save the Date

Save the Date Postcard Candidate Forum, Sept 8 Annual Awards Dinner, Sept 16 Annual Bird Seed Sale, Sept 25 Bird Photo Contest, Caffe Ibis Dec 1-Jan 31 Bird Count Fair, Dec 4 Christmas Bird Count, Dec 18 See Hilary Shughart for questions

Save the Date Postcard Candidate Forum, Sept 8 Annual Awards Dinner, Sept 16 Annual Bird Seed Sale, Sept 25 Bird Photo Contest, Caffe Ibis Dec 1-Jan 31 Bird Count Fair, Dec 4 Christmas Bird Count, Dec 18 See Hilary Shughart for questions
Save the Date Postcard
Candidate Forum, Sept 8
Annual Awards Dinner, Sept 16
Annual Bird Seed Sale, Sept 25
Bird Photo Contest, Caffe Ibis Dec 1-Jan 31
Bird Count Fair, Dec 4
Christmas Bird Count, Dec 18
See Hilary Shughart for questions

Tonight: Logan Planning Commission – Kunzler Housing Development

Urgent: Comments On Proposed Willow Lakes Subdivision ASAP

Hi all,
If you are so inclined, please virtually attend the Logan Planning Commission meeting tonight and provide comments on the proposed “Willow Lakes Subdivision”.

See PC Agenda (attached) for how to join the meeting and PC 21-009 for the development proposal (also attached).

As you can see from the proposal, this development would replace nearly 150 ac of the Logan River floodplain and wetlands with a 300-unit development, as well as a slalom ski lake and a wakeboard lake. Also, 200 of the units would be multiple-family and up to 3 stories tall.

The development is in direct opposition to the Logan River Conservation Action Plan and will most likely create a major flooding hazard.

While the developer is willing to provide a 47 ac conservation easement and help pay for a recreational trail, the overall development would be ecologically disastrous and socially irresponsible.

Sorry for the short notice, this just came to my attention. I hope you can make it tonight.

Thanks,
fh

Frank P. Howe, Ph.D.
Chair, Logan River Task Force
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The Planning Commission Project Report Summary recommends conditional approval for the Willow Lakes Subdivision. The Logan City Council tends to vote in agreement with the Planning Commission, so making comments at this point in the process would be most impactful.

Email comments to:

debbie.zilles@loganutah.org

Six down and one to go!

ECONET: Environmental News for Cache, Rich, Box Elder, and Franklin Counties. Sponsored by the Bridgerland Audubon Society.
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Environmental News for Cache, Rich, Box Elder, and Franklin Counties. Sponsored by the Bridgerland Audubon Society.

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February 12-15, Great Backyard Bird Count, (Friday-Monday)

Great Backyard Bird Count 2/12-15, 2021: 15 Minutes is all it takes!

Each year people from around the world come together to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds: the Great Backyard Bird Count. Help this citizen science project while you do what you enjoy doing, observing the birds in your environment. One of the highlights of this project is to watch your fellow participants as they add content to eBird. You can watch online as bird counts are added. Each submitted checklist becomes a glowing light on the eBird bird sightings map.
Feb 12-15, participate in this global event: GBBC.
The April-November, participate in Project Feederwatch.
These projects are coordinated by National Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada.

We encourage you to record your observations year round using eBird. It takes lists, which in the past remained with the observer, and shares them in a database with professionals for science and conservation. More than 100,000,000 bird sightings are recorded in the eBird database annually.

For more information:

Join us February 12–15, 2021


http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/whycount.html
Bird Feeding Basics from National Audubon(‘vintage page’)
Common Cache Valley Feeder Birds
Report your sightings on ebird and the hotlines.
GBBC Presentation from National Audubon (pdf)
GBBC Presentation from National Audubon (pptx)

https://bridgerlandaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/GBBC-Feb-12-15-2021.htm

ECONET: Environmental News for Cache, Rich, Box Elder, and Franklin Counties. Sponsored by the Bridgerland Audubon Society.
To subscribe or unsubscribe send an email with subject heading “ECONET” to hilary.shughart@gmail.comProtecting the nature of Utah for people and wildlife.

Bridgerland Audubon Society
PO BOX 3501
Logan, UT 84323-3501
435-213-3668
https://bridgerlandaudubon.org

Environmental News for Cache, Rich, Box Elder, and Franklin Counties. Sponsored by the Bridgerland Audubon Society.

To subscribe or unsubscribe send an email with subject heading “Econet” to hilary.shughart@gmail.com

Feb 21, Evening Owling Walk

Evening Owling Walk

Friday, February 21, 2020

Green Canyon

6:30 – 9 p.m.

Join Bridgerland Audubon Society’s Joe Andreasen for an evening walk up Green Canyon. This is one of the most reliable places in the valley to hear many different owl species. Possible species include: Great-horned Owl, Northern Pygmy Owl, Western Screech Owl, and Northern Saw-whet Owl. We will meet at the gate by the parking area (not King Nature Park). Be sure to dress warm! For more information, call Joe at 208-970-5995.