The 17th annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is May 14 – 18 if you are visiting us in Utah or living here you do not want to miss it. There are all types of events for the whole family including boat and kayak trips. Website

Believe it or not the Audubon Society now has an app for iPhones that shows 150 excellent birdwatching areas in Utah with habitat descriptions, directions, GPS coordination, and featured birds.

The Great Salt Lake Audubon society has field trips a state checklist of birds and 10 Salt Lake City area birding locations.Great white Pelican

Utah has so many types of birds you would be surprised. Our state bird is the seagulls. Our featured bird for the day will be Utah’s


The American White Pelican is one of the largest birds in North America. It winters along the coasts, but breeds only inland.

The White Pelican does not dive for fish as the Brown Pelican does. Instead, it dips its head underwater to scoop up fish. Several pelicans may fish cooperatively, moving into a circle to concentrate fish, and then dipping their heads under simultaneously to catch fish.

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