Introduction to Birding » 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM »|
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
Landscaping for Birds » 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM »
Casey Jones will
educate birders and gardeners on which water wise, ornamental
and/or native plants to use in your next landscaping project. Take
a stroll outside with Casey while he gives you tips on how to make
your landscape a better resource for birds. This presentation will
be based inside for the first half and finish outside.
Virtual Birding » 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM »
With dan Trujillo,
UDWR, Nativr Aquatic Biologest. An exploration of electronic
resources available to the modern birder. Including resources
for identifying, reporting, and conserving birds”.
Water in the Desert » 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM »
Washington County Water Conservancy District’s Biologist will
discuss how the vital riparian artery of the Virgin River corridor
supplies life-giving water for both people and bird life in a desert
Bird Conservation of Southern Utah » 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM »
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.
Raptors, Raptors and more Raptors » 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM »
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
Bird Social and Fertile Dirt Band » 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM »
The Fertile Dirt Band is an audience interactive
bluegrass band utilizing antique musical instruments.
Join us for a magical evening filled with
musical sounds from intruments of the past.
Parunuweap Canyon Exploration » 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM »
last several years, Ken and Don Hinton, have been allowed to enter
the privately own Parunuweap Canyon (located adjacent to Zion
National Park) for the annual Christmas bird count. During the
excursions, they have documented many common and rare species
of birds, including the Rufus Backed Robin. Come enjoy their
beautiful photography and exciting dialogue while they have you
through this rarely explored canyon.