Everyone and anyone is welcome to come to our meetings (no need to be a member). We have a wide variety of people attending from beginning birders to birding gurus who enjoy a wide variety of presentations and activities.
Here are some examples of our past meetings:
"How to attract Birds to Your Yard," "How to Find and Photograph Birds," "Kennecott Wetlands," Shorebird Identification," "How to Paint Birds" "Birding Mexico," "Birds of Australia," "Name that Bird" (video clips of 130 species of local birds), "Preparation for the Christmas Bird Count", We have had slides from Hawaii, Rio Grand Valley, Belize, Yucatan Peninsula, as well as from local areas. Plus, we have regular presentations of the "Bird of the Month".
Come and join us -- we're really having a lot of fun!
We meet at 7:00 p.m. on the Second Thursday of every month. Usually at the Bean Museum on the BYU campus, in Provo, Utah
See our activities page for details and location.
We usually have two or three scheduled field trips each month. Some of the trips are half-day, local trips and others are full-day or several-day trips to various parts of Utah or points beyond. Besides numerous local field trips to marshes, lakes, rivers or mountainous areas for example, we usually have a field trip to the St. George area, one to the Uinta Mountains (Mirror Lake area), and sometimes, we've gone to such places as Southeast Arizona and Monterey Bay, in California. PLUS if there's a "hot bird" reported, we'll call a quick field trip and go chase a rare bird. Join the birders and see the World!
The Utah County Birders Newsletter comes out monthly and contains articles of interest to all types of birders, plus announcements about up-coming meetings, events and field trips. You can find the newsletter free on the website. If you would like a monthly e-mail with a link to the newsletter as it becomes available, join UCBnet or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those wishing to receive the paper version of the newsletter should be a paying member of UCB. Here's how to join.
We have several free birding e-mail "list serves" in the state of Utah, sponsored by the Utah County Birders. Our local Utah County mailing list is UCBnet. The ucbnet mailing list is for sharing sightings and news with other members of the Utah County Birders or birding in Utah County. Birdnet allows birders from all over the state (and anywhere else) to get and report the latest information on sightings of rare birds in the state of Utah and the BirdTalk mailing list is for discussing topics that might be considered "off-topic" for the Birdnet (leaving the Birdnet mailing list to focus on rare bird sightings). Anyone can participate in these and other lists. Just click on this link, for more information on our e-mail lists, how to sign up or to read list archives.
Every other year (even years) we have a 'Birding Challenge' to encourage people to get out birding and to participate in the club.
Here are the categories for the 2012 Birding Challenge.
Membership in the Utah County Birders is FREE and open to any interested person.
We suggest a $15 contribution for those who want to receive the newsletter, and help support the Utahbirds.org website.
Contact Carol Jean Nelson to join.
Address: 2831 Marrcrest West Provo, UT 84604
Contact any of the other officers of the Utah County Birders.
Web Site: www.utahbirds.org
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