2014 Birding Challenge

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April Newsletter

April Meeting

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Eric Peterson will give a presentation on his 2013 quest for 500 Species.

Meet at 7:00 pm  at the Orem Public Library Media Room (Downstairs in the main wing).  Orem Library - 58 North State Street, Orem.
 

Upcoming Field Trips

5 April, 2014 (Sat):  Tooele County - Leader Bryan Shirley - Meet at 7 AM at Orem Center St. Park and Ride (7:15ish we will swing by the Pioneer Xing park and ride). We will bird At Fitzgerald WMA, then continue on to Clover & Rush Lakes, through Tooele and then home via SLC. We should be back in the early afternoon.

12 April, 2014 (Sat):  Box Elder, Cache and/or Rich Counties - 7am-mid afternoon.  Leader Keeli Marvel - Meet at the Pioneer Crossing Park and Ride (AF Main Street Exit) We will bird Box Elder, Cache, and Rich Counties (If time permits all three). We will start the trip off by heading to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. From there we'll head east and then south to pick up Cache, and if time permits, Rich county birds for our 2014 birding challenge.

21 April
, 2014 (Mon):  Morgan & Summit Counties - Leader Bryan Shirley - We will start the morning at the Henefer Sage Grouse Lek, then bird around East Canyon Reservoir. Afterwards we will bird Echo and Rockport Reservoirs as we work our way back toward Provo. Leave the parking area behind Will's Pit Stop at the mouth of Provo Canyon at 5 AM sharp.

May - Lytle Ranch
Information for our May field trip to Southern Utah:
Trip is tentatively planned for May 2nd-4th. The bunkhouse at Lytle will sleep 12 women and 12 men and has cooking facilities, so there is plenty of room In order to reserve space at Lytle Ranch for the night of May 2nd I need to get a count of people ASAP who would be interested in attending. We may choose to spend the second night in Cedar City in order to bird Iron and Beaver counties on the way home. Please email, call or text keeli at keeli.marvel@gmail.com or 801-602-9566 with questions or if you think you might be interested in attending. We will plan on hitting at least 3 counties on this trip for our 2014 birder challenge.

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 - bt_shirley@hotmail.com  

 

Field Trip Reports

Weber & Davis Counties
   
29 March 2014
Wasatch County
   
8 February 2014
Salt Lake County
   
18 January 2014
South Utah County
   
11 January 2014
Payson CBC
   
4 January 2014
Provo CBC
   
21 December 2013
Loon UCB Field Trip
   
23 November 2013
The Big Sit, Provo Airport Dike
   
12 October 2013
Monterey, California
    25-29 September 2013
Squaw Peak Road
   
21 September 2013
Buuraston Ponds
    14 September 2013
Rive &Swede Lanes
    30 August 2013