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May 12-16, 2016 Great Salt Lake Bird Festival 

Welcome to the 18th Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival


Farmington, Utah

Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is excited to announce the 2016 Keynote Speaker for May 14, 2016 is renowned nature artist and writer Julie Zickefoose.  To add to the fun, James Currie from BirdingAdventures TV will be our Special Guest.

 Julie Zickefoose began illustrating natural history subjects as a college freshman in 1976.  She began to write essays of her observations of birds and animals and writing crept into the forefront of her interests. Bird Watcher’s Digest has been the major print venue for her writing since 1986, and she’s painted 27 covers for the magazine. She is the author of, Letters from Eden (2006) and The Bluebird Effect: Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds (2012).  Julie and her family live in an Ohio ranch house topped by a 42 foot tall birdwatching tower. Enjoy her blog at http://juliezickefoose.blogspot.com/

 Special Guest James Currie is a birding expert, conservation advocate, and host of Nikon’s Birding Adventures TV and Nat Geo Wild’s Aerial Assassins. He was born, raised, and worked in Cape Town, South Africa. James and his family have lived in Florida since 2007.

 In addition to giving the Keynote address, Julie will also guide a fieldtrip, offer a workshop and book signings and is providing cover art for the program.  James will participate in fieldtrips and offer a workshop and a family presentation.

Dinner with Julie Zickefoose tickets (May 14, 2016 at 6 pm) are available on-line now at www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com 

Online registration for field trips begins February 22, 2016.  Vendor applications are accepted until April 29, 2016.

Festival Committee: Neka Roundy – Chair, John Bellmon, Jaimi Butler, Valerie Frokjer, Amy Haran, Dallin Henderson, Wayne Martinson, Melissa Mayntz, Katie McVey, Ann Neville, Don Paul, Jolene Rose, Lee Shirley, Kathy Stopher, Jerry Thompson, Nikki Wayment, Wendy Wilson  

SAVE THE DATE 19th Great Salt Lake Bird Festival May 18-22, 2017      www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com

Enjoy more birds and animals at:

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

Antelope Island State Park

 Bring your family and stay an extra day to enjoy Davis County’s other family friendly venues:

Lagoon Amusement Park www.LagoonPark.com

Boondocks Fun Center http://www.boondocks.com/public/kaysville

Cherry Hill Resort and Water Park http://www.cherry-hill.com

Great Salt Lake beaches http://stateparks.utah.gov/park/antelope-island-state-park

Mountain trails http://www.daviscountyutah.gov/trails

GSL Shorelands Preserve http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/utah/placesweprotect/the-great-salt-lake-shorelands-preserve.xml

Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area http://wildlife.utah.gov/habitat/farmington_bay.php

Robert N. Hasenyager Great Salt Lake Nature Center http://www.greatsaltlakenaturecenter.org

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge http://www.fws.gov/refuge/bear_river_migratory_bird_refuge


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