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The Red Cliffs Bird Fest 2023 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. Join us April 27-29 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 Vermilion Cliffs! In addition, on Friday night well known naturalist and author James W. Cornett, will be giving his popular presentation “The Roadrunner: Almost Human” based on his book, The Greater Roadrunner. 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, Vermilion 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!

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