The 2022 Red Cliffs Bird Fest will showcase the birding habitat of Greater Zion during spring migration where the beauty of the birds is truly matched by the beauty of the scenery. Field trips will combine birding with other outdoor activities for maximum enjoyment. Join us as we spend 3 days exploring the varied birding habitats throughout incredible Southwest Utah! Within one day, you can experience the birds of micro-wetlands, low deserts, riparian habitats, and the aspen-fir belt. This year’s field trips will offer access to all these ranges including guided trips in Zion National Park and the famous Lytle Ranch Preserve, along with Peregrine Fund biologist guided tours of the condors of the Vermillion Cliffs! In addition, our Friday evening keynote speaker, sponsored by the Nature Conservancy, is award-winning author and wildlife photographer Paul Bannick.
Registration opens February 1st.
Highlighted Birds: California Condor, Greater Roadrunner, Phainopepla, Common Black-Hawk, Grace’s Warbler, Cactus Wren, Crissal Thrasher, Hooded Oriole, Lucy’s Warbler, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Gray Vireo, Vermillion Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Neotropic Cormorant, Black-chinned Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Gambel’s Quail, White-winged Dove, Lesser Nighthawk, Costa’s Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Verdin, Abert’s Towhee, and many more!