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October Newsletter                                                         Facebook page

October Meeting:   

Due to the uncertainty of the current situation and out of a desire to protect each other we have decided to postpone it for at least another month this year. As soon as we feel it is safe to resume meetings and our potluck we will do so, but until then, we want you to know we miss seeing all of you and we hope that you are staying safe and healthy and out there enjoying our avian world as much as possible despite our current limitations!



Upcoming Field Trips:

Saturday, Oct 10, 2020


Please Sign Up ASAP!

(We need an idea of how many are coming throughout the day to get approval to use the Provo Airport Dike.)

The Big Sit is an annual, international, noncompetitive birding event hosted by Bird Watcher’s Digest and founded by the New Haven (Connecticut) Bird Club.

The Big Sit! is like a Big Day or a bird-a-thon in that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours, but the difference is that all birds must be observed by birders who are sititng or standing inside a pre-determined 17 ft diameter circle.

The Utah County Birders have participated in 17 annual Big Sits as the team the Utah Lakers. This year will be our 18th Big Sit. Our high count for species was achieved last year with 64 species.

The 2020 Big Sit will be held Saturday Oct 10 on the Provo Airport Dike. We ask all attendees to wear a mask while inside the count circle, to plan to bring and use sanitizer/alcohol wipes on shared spotting scopes, and to stay home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or join us in spirit as we posts updated on our Facebook page if you are in a high risk group.

If you’re interested, a sign up sheet with timeslots is available. We usually cover the count circle from dawn to dusk although earlier and later counting for owls is also an option.


For the month of August  [and September] our field trips can be to see how many counties or WMA or National Forests you can get to. Then send in a field trip report.

Challenge #4 in 2020 see 20 species in 20 Utah counties

Challenge #9 in 2020 see 20 species in 20 National Forest areas or Wildlife Refuges.

Field Trip Reports

Delta Snow Goose Festival.
21 Feb 2020, by Suzi Holt
Gull ID Clinic and Gullstravaganza.
1 Feb 2020, by Suzi Holt
Twenty on 20th - Lee Kay Ponds
20 Jan 2020, by Leena Rogers
First Twenty for 2020.
1 Jan 2020, by Suzi Holt
Annual Wild Turkey Trot
23 Nov 2019, by Suzi Holt
Northeast Reservoirs Field Trip
26 Oct 2019, by Suzi Holt
Big Sit - Provo Airport Dike
12 Oct 2019, by Suzi Holt
Nebo Bench Field Trip
14 Sep 2019, by Suzi Holt
River Lane / Sandy Beach Field Trip
12 Sep 2019, by Suzi Holt
Mirror Lake Highway Field Trip

20 Jul 2019, by Suzi Holt
Diamond Fork Canyon
20 Jul 2019, by Suzi Holt
Owling the Nebo Loop
11 Jul 2019, by Suzi Holt
 Nebo Loop
11 Jul 2019, by Suzi Holt
Warm Springs WMA
13 Jun 2019,
Washington County Field Trip
31 May - 1 Jun 2019
    (and many more)