Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

Festival will be May 12-16, 2011

Boy Scouts at the Great Salt Lake Bird FestivalThis popular annual event spotlights birds of the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas. The Festival features bus/van/car/boat tours to birding areas, workshops with expert speakers, artists, displays, booths and food.

Bus tours to Antelope IslandBus and van tours are scheduled to Antelope Island State Park, and special 'Behind the Gates' tours to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Gillmor Sanctuary, Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve, Farmington Bay, and Ambassador Duck Club are really popular also. Tours are also scheduled to sites in the Wasatch Mountains, Cache Valley, Utah Valley, and some urban trail and wetland sites. Field Trips are offered every day of the Festival. Past committee member and trip leader, Don Paul, with Intermountain West Joint Venture, says, "I applaud the Festival for its quality and comprehensive field trips. The birds and habitat in Utah rank equally to great birding areas around the world".

Workshop topics vary from Beginning Birding to Identifying Flycatchers. Tracy Aviary and Hawk Watch International often gives presentations with live birds. The booths, workshops, and food will be at the Davis County Events Center. The workshops, exhibits and presentations are free to the public.

Great Salt Lake at DuskFor a complete schedule or tickets, call Davis Area CVB at 888-777-9771, or e-mail

Registration early for these fantastic field trips and dinner. For more information see the website:

Related topics: travel, economic development, national festivals, and increase in bird-watchers-statistics USFWS recent report.

Festival Sponsors: Utah Division of Travel Development/Marketing Fund, Davis County Tourism, The Nature Conservancy of Utah, George Perkins Jr., Utah Wetlands Foundation, ChevronTexaco, JEPS Foundation, Kennecott Utah Copper Corp, Best Western CottonTree Inn, Friends of Great Salt Lake, Friends of Antelope Island, National Audubon, Great Salt Lake Audubon, Wasatch Audubon, Salt Lake Birders, The Breeze 97.9 & KLO, Standard Examiner, Home Depot-Centerville, FM 100, Antelope Island State Park, Davis School District, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Farmington Bay WMA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

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