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September Newsletter

September Meeting

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 (Note Date: This month's meeting is on the 3rd Thursday, not our usual 2nd Thursday)

Celebrating the 100th birthday of the MBTA - 7:00 pm.

Thursday, Sept 15, 2016 Celebrating the 100th birthday of the MBTA. What is MBTA and why should birders care? Keeli Marvel will give a fun and informative presentation in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the history and importance of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Meet at 7:00 pm at the Monte L. Bean Museum. 645 East 1430 North, Provo, UT http://mlbean.byu.edu/  

Upcoming Field Trips

Saturday, September 10th, 2016: 8am- noon. Utah Lake State Park. We'll look for continuing migrants around the State Park and the surrounding area. Meet at the pull off just past the bridge but before the State Park entrance on the north side of Center St. Bring a Utah State Park pass and a spotting scope if you have one.

Saturday, September 17th, 2016: 10am-3pm. The Utah County Birders are partnering with Hawkwatch for a day of hawk watching at Squaw Peak. Bring a chair to sit on and a scope if you have one. All birder experience levels are welcomed!  https://hawkwatch.org/participate/calendar/migration-sites/350-hawkwatching-at-squaw-peak

We are actively recruiting people to lead local half-day field trips, any time, any place.  If you would like to lead a field trip or if you have any ideas for this year’s field trips, please contact Bryan Shirley at - [email protected]  or Keeli Marvel at

Field Trip Reports

Liedy Peak
 30 July 2016
Mirror Lake Hwy
 9 July 2016
Soldier's Pass
 18 June 2016
Chimney Rock Pass
 10 June 2016
Utah County Hotspots
 23 May 2016
Hollow Park, Payson
 21 May 2016
Washington County
 29 April - 1 May 2016
South Utah County
 21 April 2016
Antelope Island
 13 February 2016
South Utah County
 9 January 2016
Annual Loon Loop
 21 November 2015
The Big Sit, Provo Airport Dike
 10 October 2015