All Photos posted on this blog unless otherwise noted were taken by me with my Canon Rebel XTI using a 300 mm zoom lens

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Great Salt Lake Birde Festival
















I had every intention of documenting this years Bird Festival events with pictures but found it difficult to lead tours and presentations and take pictures at the same time. These are some of the few I was able to take of birds.
Below is a list of birds seen at Farmington Bay during the four field trips I either lead or assisted with these include a tour of Glover Ponds where we spotted the Snowy Plovers in the playa west of the ponds, Those Wild Wetlands workshop for kids we identified 26 Species in 15 minutes and several boys were able to earn their Bird Study Merit Badge, Bus Tour of the Turpin Unit lead by Rich Hansen Manger of Farmington Bay, and Birding for Families and Dutch-oven Dinner.
This was my 7th year involved with the Bird Festival and it was our 3rd Birding for Families and Dutch-oven Dinner.

Bird List:
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
White-faced Ibis
(Mute Swan)
Canada Goose
Mallard
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Redhead
Lessor Scaup
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Northern Harrier
Ring-necked Pheasant
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Snowy Plover
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Willet
Spotted Sandpiper
Long-billed Curlew
Wilson's Phalarope
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Forsters Tern
Black Tern
Western Kingbird
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Marsh Wren
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadow Lark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewers Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle





1 comment:

dave and catie said...

Its so admirable that you give that much service. Your passion for birding is contagious. I love how much variety there is to be seen.