| Utah Birds
I would like to get involved with birding groups.
"Birding Bald Mountain" by Bart Carter
There are quite a few birding
groups throughout the state. Some have
some involvement in conservations project, some are strictly for bird watching
while some of the "hotline groups" (e-mail list serves) are kind out
informal birding groups in and of themselves.
|Hooking up with the right birding group:
"Location" and "type," are two main things to consider when looking for a
birding group. The
has several Audubon Society groups, some special interest groups and some groups
that are strictly for birding. There are local and statewide types of groups,
though most are open to anyone who's interested. The e-mail groups (list serve
groups) were set up to assist the birding organizations of the state.
However, they function like informal birding groups, so you can
sign up on one of the "birdnets" and
participate in birding whether you choose to be active in a formal group or not.
Most birding groups are pretty open as far as participation is concerned, so if
you want to attend some of the
birding activities around the state,
you can find an organization that is right for you.
I want to be involved in serious data
collection for the birds of Utah:
When birding around the state, sometimes you may find a "rare bird." The
Utah Bird Records Committee is in charge
of keeping records of rare bird sightings and updating the official bird
checklist for Utah. On the records committee page you can fill out a
sighting form and send it electronically
to the committee. The committee will evaluate the record to see whether it
is an acceptable sighting for the official
records of Utah. The records now
under review are posted on the "Utah Birds" website as well as an archives
of past records submitted on-line. A fairly complete listing of
accepted rare bird sightings is also kept on the website.
Whether you would like to be
involved with a live group of people or involved through the internet and e-mail, please
let us know
how the "Utah Birds" website can better be of assistance.