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.
George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Wildlife Education Center
1157 South Waterfowl Way