January 25, Logan’s Arctic Tundra

Lapland Longspur
Lapland Longspur
Courtesy US FWS
Tim Bowman, Photographer

This time of year, northern Utah can feel like the arctic tundra. While we pile on extra layers and crank up the heat, many birds that breed on the arctic tundra are spending the winter feeling quite cozy in the snow and ice that cover the Cache Valley floor. This trip will focus on finding these winter visitors from the arctic, possibly including Lapland Longspurs, Snow Buntings, Horned Larks, Northern Shrikes, Merlins, and Rough-legged Hawks. Meet at 9:00 AM in the parking lot between Caffe Ibis and the Logan Fire Station (50E, 150N, Logan). Come prepared to take short walks, and bring a spotting scope if you have one. All skill levels are welcome, and
the trip is free to all. We will be back in the early afternoon.