9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Introduction to Birding With Kevin Wheeler,
UDWR Wildlife Biologist and RCAS member. Designed for the
novice bird watcher. Learn basic bird identification – size, color,
shape and their habitat. Field guides and binoculars will also be
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Attracting Birds to your Backyard Bob
Douglas has worked many years designing backyards to encourage
birds of all species to stop for a visit. He will share his ideas
using plants, water projects, feeders, etc. Bob is a Utah Wildlife
Biologist at BLM. He is a bird specialist and works with threatened
and endangered species.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
National Conservation Areas of Southern Utah Tim Crossiant will discuss the new National Conservation
Areas of southern Utah. He will take you places you have
always wanted to see and learn about.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
What’s Happening at the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Cornell Christensen, Outreach Coordinator, will provide
updates of all hiking trails, birding areas, and rehabilitating
efforts of the RCDR.
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Bird Conservation of Southern Utah Keith
Day, Native Terrestrial Wildlife Biologist, will bring you up-to-date
with first hand knowledge of surveys, statistics, conservation,
problem solving, and what is happening in the bird world in the
Southern Utah region.
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Seven Easy Raptors Nikki Wayment, Hawkwatch
International Education and Outreach Coordinator, will
help you come to love raptors and know why each one is special.
She will take you on a journey from birth to maturity and beyond.
Conserving Utah’s Biodiversity 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Marshal
Topham has been an educator for 40 years, with expertise in Tropical
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science & Education Administration.
Besides teaching he was Principal of Pine View High School
and is now Associate Superintendent in the Washington County
Washington County is an area of unusual biodiversity. An impressive
variety of plants and animals call Utah’s Dixie home. There are
over 100 species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the
state! This extraordinary biodiversity has created an environment
uniquely its own.