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December Newsletter

December Meeting

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Our meeting this month will be in preparation for the Christmas Bird Count(s) and will be on December 8th at 7 pm at the Bean Museum. Bryan Shirley will conduct a quiz and review of possible bird species we might see on the counts.  We will also go over the assignments and groups. Please let Bryan know if you can't be at the meeting and want to participate in the bird count. Plan on attending the result compiling and pot luck dinner too after the bird count! For more info about the bird count contact Bryan Shirley: [email protected]com, 801-722-9346

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

Upcoming Field Trips

Utah County Christmas Bird Counts -

Saturday, December 17th, 2016: Provo Christmas Bird Count - We will be giving out assignments at the meeting (Dec 8th at the Bean Museum). Contact Bryan if you want to participate but won't be at the meeting. Plan on attending the result compiling and pot luck dinner too after the bird count!.  Bryan Shirley: [email protected], 801-722-9346

Sunday, January 1st, 2017:  Jordan River Christmas Bird Count -  7am---EASY-MODERATE - Leaders: Jeanne Le Ber and Ray Smith - Meet at 7am at Kneaders Bakery and Cafe, 177 East 13800 South in Draper, UT 84020. Assignments will be distributed and groups will start birding at 8am. Team reports and count tally will begin at 6pm at the Sizzler on 9000 S. & State St. To sign up, or for more information, call Jeanne or Ray at (801-532-7384).

Monday, January 2nd, 2017: Payson Christmas Bird Count - Contact Bryan Shirley for info about the bird count. Bryan Shirley: [email protected], 801-722-9346

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 - [email protected]

Field Trip Reports

IC and Lee Kay
 15 October 2016
Big Sit Provo Airport
 8 October 2016
Squaw Peak Overlook Hawkwatch
17 September 2016
Nebo Bench Trail
15 August 2016
Pat Jividen's place in Tabiona
6 August 2016
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