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December Newsletter

December Meeting

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Prep for Provo CBC

Tour of the BYU bird collection, bird quiz, and preparation for the Provo Christmas Bird Count.

Meet at 7pm at the Bean Museum.

Upcoming Field Trips

17 December, 2014 (Wed).  9:00 am. - Location: Geniel Simpson's Home - 563 S. Canyon View Drive - Elk Ridge, Utah.   - Led by Suzi Holt - We will be watching birds at her feeders from her beautiful "bird room". She has a great variety of winter birds and we would love to have any who want to get a little birding done in the indoors to join us. See you then!

19 December, 2014 (Fri).  Salem Pond and vicinity - Led by Kay Stone - I am going to lead a field trip to Salem Pond this Friday the 19th of December. We will meet at Sam's Club parking lot at 8:15 A.M. and go to Salem Pond and check areas in the vicinity. It will be about a half day trip.

20 December, 2014 (Sat). Provo Christmas Bird Count:  Contact Bryan Shirley or Dennis Shirley if you wish to participate.  Evening Compilation Party - Potluck and collaboration (adding up the numbers of birds seen during the day) will be held at Milt Moody's house at 6:00 PM.  2795 Indian Hills Drive, Provo Utah (2780 North and 930 East)  -- 801 373-2795   -   Directions: From the main gates of the Provo Temple, go north about 6 blocks to the stop sign. The house is across the street on the right -- among the trees.  Map

1 January, 2015 (Thur). Utah County Birders Field Trip -  9:30- early afternoon. New Year's Day birding, South Utah County. Meet at the East Bay Sam's Club in Provo at 9:30 am.

1 January (Thur). Jordan River Christmas Bird Count - Leaders: Jeanne Le Ber and Ray Smith - Meet at 7am at Johanna’s Kitchen, 9725 South State Street, Sandy (801-566-1762). 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).

3 January, 2015 (Sat).
Payson Christmas Bird Count.

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

Beaver and Iron Counties
8 November 2014
Payson Canyon
30 October 2014
PAD, Big Sit
11 October 2014
Grand & San Juan Counties
13-14 June 2014
Morgan & Summit Counties
21 April 2014
Box Elder & Cache Counties
12 April 2014
Tooele County
5 April 2014
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