Davis County, Utah is excited to once again host the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. Having the Great Salt Lake in our backyard is a gem, but it only touches the surface of all the wonderful birding available in the region. Utah offers some of the most unique and exciting opportunities for birdwatchers to experience many different birds in their natural habitat. The Great Salt Lake and surrounding mountains are part of the North and South migration routes for many birds, making Utah one of the top places for birders to see unique species in different areas throughout the state.
In 2020, we are pleased to bring over 40 field trips and 13 workshops to the Festival. Attendees will get the opportunity to choose trips that take them around the Wasatch Front and visit areas with open water, shores of fresh and saline lakes, sagebrush foothills and depending on weather aspen and evergreen forests. Each trip is designed to be uniquely different and cater to different interests and experiences. Attendees will be able to experience some of Utah's most beautiful State Parks, State Wildlife Areas, and National Refuge areas. Select trips will have the privilege of going on private properties and will receive behind the scenes access to exclusive glimpses of wildlife and management. Be sure to check out our full list of field trips being offered, including newly added this year, "Spiral Jetty", "Woodpeckers in Utah," and the return of the "Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve".
The Festival is looking forward to hosting our event at the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Wildlife Education Center at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. The facility is right on the edge of Great Salt Lake and provides an opportunity that has proven to be a perfect partnership, as attendees are right in the middle of some exciting wetlands and a lot of birds at one of the greatest natural locations in Utah.
We look forward to hosting you for another great festival. Happy Birding.
DAVIS COUNTY GREAT SALT LAKE BIRD FESTIVAL
RELEASE, WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
In consideration and as a condition of being permitted to participate in the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival or enter upon, use, and/or remain upon or within the premises, facilities, vehicles, or equipment of owned and operated by Davis County, the undersigned, acknowledges, confirms, and agrees as follows:
For the purpose of this instrument:
The undersigned applies to Davis County for permission to participate in the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival or enter upon, use, and/or remain upon or within the premises, facilities, vehicles, or equipment of owned and operated by Davis County for the purpose of engaging or participating in an Great Salt Lake Bird Festival activity or event, including any related activities or events.
The undersigned is aware of, and agrees to fully comply with, all of the rules and regulations of the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival during the participation, entry, use, and presence of the undersigned upon, on, or within the activities, premises and facilities and engagement and participation in the said event or activity.
Prior to signing this release, waiver of liability, and indemnity agreement, the undersigned has had the opportunity to personally make inquiries and obtain all relevant and sufficient information and advice, including legal advice, about the nature, risks, and details of above-described activity, event, or related activities or events.
The undersigned acknowledges and confirms that the decision to engage in or participate in the said activity or event and to sign this release, waiver of liability, and indemnity agreement is a voluntary decision and act on the part of the undersigned.
The undersigned herewith agrees to release and waive any and every claim for liability which the undersigned may have against Davis County, the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, and any of the officers, employees, agents, representatives, and volunteers of Davis County or the Davis County Fair Board arising from any injury to the undersigned or any other person or damage to the property of the undersigned or any other person resulting from the participation, entry, use, and presence of the undersigned on, upon, or within the property, premises or facilities of the Davis County or from the engagement or participation of the undersigned in said activity or event.
The undersigned herewith agrees and promises to Indemnify and hold Davis County, the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival and its respective officers, agents, officials and employees, and volunteers harmless and release them for and from any liability, costs or expenses arising from any action, causes of action, claims for relief, demands, damages, expenses, costs, fees, or compensation, whether or not said actions, causes of action, claims for relief, demands, damages, costs, fees, expenses and/or compensations are known or unknown, are in law or equity, and without limitation, all claims of relief which can be set forth through a complaint or otherwise that may arise out of the acts or omissions, negligent or otherwise of the undersigned and/or his/her/their officers, agents, officials, members, employees, and volunteers, or any person or persons
This release, waiver of liability, and indemnity agreement constitutes an exculpatory contract between the parties which will deny the undersigned the right to recover damages from Davis County, the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, and any of the officers, employees, agents, representatives, and volunteers of Davis County or the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival for damages or injury which might occur from the entry, use, and presence of the undersigned on, upon, or within the premises and facilities of any Davis County property or the engagement or participation of the undersigned in the said activity or event.
Permission granted by this agreement for undersigned to participate in, enter upon, use and remain upon the premises and facilities of the Davis County is conveyed solely to the undersigned and said permission may not be transferred, assigned or used by any other person or organization other than the undersigned. Failure to comply with this restriction may result in the revocation of the permission granted under this agreement.
The approval of this instrument and agreement by Davis County for itself and on behalf of the Davis County Bird Festival, and any of the officers, employees, agents, representatives, and volunteers of Davis County is subject, in part, upon the following information provided by the undersigned: