2023 Field Trips

Logan City ICON Trail Courtesy & Copyright Matthew Kugel

Logan City ICON Trail Courtesy & Copyright Matthew Kugel

Logan City ICON Trail , Field Trip Guidelines, Courtesy & Copyright Matthew Kugel

Logan City ICON Trail
Field Trip Guidelines
Courtesy & Copyright Matthew Kugel

From the Bridgerland Audubon Facebook Group, Matthew Kugel:
Hello all! I hope everyone had a happy holiday filled with love and joy. My name is Matt Kugel and I am the new Activities Coordinator and Chair for Bridgerland Audubon Society! Part of my responsibilities within BAS is to guide birdwatching field trips in and around Cache Valley. I will be doing so once per month and sometimes more! I will post an activities calendar for the year, which will include trips to the Bear River Auto Tour, Logan Lagoons, kayaking the wetlands of Hyrum Reservoir, and more! But for now, see the attached flyer for our January event at the Logan Icon Trail.

Please see the two attached flyers for details!

A bit about me: I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and have lived in Logan for almost two years now (Go Pack). I started birdwatching in college for an ornithology course and the passion stuck and has carried me to birding adventures in Arizona, Colombia, and Guatemala, volunteer activities for the World Birding Center at South Padre Island, Texas, and guiding for the Great Salt Lake Birding Festival. I am an open book, so if you want to know more just ask on the field trips! I have some pretty fun stories!
We here at BAS strive to include people from any and all religious, political, cultural, age, language, and gender backgrounds and I want to communicate that these field trips will emulate this openness and acceptance. 🙂 That being said, some of our field trips will have us crossing rough terrain and doing “hard birding”–I am looking at you warblers. I will communicate the physical and birding difficulty of the trips up front and you decide your comfort level. I look forward to sharing my passions for birdwatching, ecology, and botany with all who care to join us on our field trips.

If you have any questions feel free to comment or direct message me. For now, if you are interested please go ahead and comment on this post. I will put together a sign up sheet at a later time this week.

Please note that this fieldtrip was cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled next week, the 26th of January. Contact Matthew for more information: fieldtrips@bridgerlandaudubon.org
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December 7 Bear River Watershed Council Information Meeting
Get Involved

December 7, Bear River Watershed Council Information Meeting: The Lower Bear River Courtesy and Copyright Hal Malde, Photographer The Nature Conservancy

The Lower Bear River
Courtesy and Copyright Hal Malde, Photographer
The Nature Conservancy

Bear River Watershed Council Information Meeting
Wednesday December 7 at 2:00 p.m at the Cache Events Center 450 S 500 W Logan, we will be holding an informational meeting about the Bear River Watershed council and begin the process of getting stakeholders involved in setting this council up. You can go to the link below for more information about HB 166 and the watershed councils act. We hope to see you there, feel free to invite others that may be interested.

In 2020, the Utah Legislature passed the Watershed Councils Act, (H.B. 166) which authorized and directed the Division of Water Resources to create the Utah Watersheds Council (a state council) and twelve local watershed councils. The intent of the Act is to “develop diverse and balanced stakeholder forums for discussion of water policy and resource issues at watershed and state levels that are not vested with regulatory, infrastructure financing, or enforcement powers or responsibilities.”

For information contact:
Watershed Councils – Utah Division of Water Resources
Nathan Daugs, Manager
Cache Water District
199 N Main Logan UT 84321
435-999-0051

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Visit our Lower Bear River Watershed Plan Page https://bridgerlandaudubon.org/our-projects/lower-bear-river-watershed-plan/

Watershed Councils Act & Implementation, Utah Division of Water Resources, Utah Department of Natural Resources, https://water.utah.gov/watershed-councils/

Last day before the FeederWatch season starts!

You don’t need a feeder–you just need a bird-friendly space to observe at your convenience.

CLO and BSC logos combined with PFW 600 wide low res-jpg

Last day before the FeederWatch season starts! What Birds are Visiting Your Yard? Photo credit: Emily Keeler, Cornell Lab of Ornithology   159 Sapsucker Woods Rd.    Ithaca  NY   14850

What Birds are Visiting Your Yard?
Photo credit: Emily Keeler, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca NY 14850

Get ready—FeederWatch begins tomorrow, November 1! Have you ever wondered how the birds in your yard compare to those in your neighborhood? Project FeederWatch has the answers. If you join FeederWatch and start collecting observations about the birds in your yard, we will show you how your birds compare to those around you. You don’t need a feeder–you just need a bird-friendly space to observe at your convenience. That’s right – no feeders necessary! If you maintain any sort of habitat for birds, FeederWatch is for you.

Join today so you can start counting tomorrow and enjoy the entire season!

“I am a new FeederWatch member and I love it! It’s so easy to enter my data, and all the charts and graphs are just amazing and so interesting. I feel like I am learning so much about my little winged visitors.” –Alida Bockino, Moscow, ID

The $18 annual membership fee in the U.S., or a donation of any amount in Canada, covers everything you need to get started, including a bird identification poster, a calendar for keeping track of your counting days, and a suite of online tools for tracking your birds (including access to our mobile app!).

Project Feederwatch Posters Order at feederwatch.org or click to visit bridgerlandaudubon.org.

Project Feederwatch Posters
Order at feederwatch.org or click to visit bridgerlandaudubon.org.


We hope to hear about your birds!

Emma Greig
Project FeederWatch

When you join FeederWatch you will receive:

Double-sided poster of eastern and western common feeder birds
Bird-Watching Days Calendar
Tools to track your birds over time on our website and mobile app
Our annual summary, Winter Bird Highlights
Digital access to Living Bird magazine
Join Today

Have questions about FeederWatch?
Find answers to your questions on the FeederWatch website.

Photo credit: Emily Keeler
Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca NY 14850

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Rosy-finch bird feeder count project – Volunteer Recruitment

Calling all bird enthusiasts – we need you!!
We are now recruiting volunteers from across the western U.S. for our winter Rosy-finch Bird Feeder survey project. Volunteers for this project spend 20-minutes each month from December through April doing a count of Rosy-finches and other birds at their home bird feeder, or a publicly accessible feeder near them. To participate, you just need to be located within the winter range of the three North American Rosy-finch species: the Gray-crowned, Black, and Brown-capped Rosy-finch (see map below). Even if you haven’t seen rosy-finches at your feeder before, if you’re in the range, we’d love your participation! We will be hosting a live zoom training on November 15th from 7pm-8pm MST, or participants can watch the recording afterward. Learn more about the project and sign up at https://sagelandcollaborative.org/rosy-finch
Bird Feeder Watchers Needed https://sagelandcollaborative.org/rosy-finch Courtesy and Copyright Sageland Collaborative

Cooper Farr, M.S. she/her Director of Conservation
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I acknowledge that I live, work, and recreate on the traditional
and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes.

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