Utahns can Have Fun in the Sun at Winter Bird Festival

   01.12.12

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St. George, UT — A chance is coming up to see more than 100 species of birds in southernUtah’s red rock country. The St. George Winter Bird Festival will be held Jan. 26 – 28.

The festival will be held in St. George and at bird watching hot spots inWashingtonCounty. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.sgcity.org/birdfestival.

Marilyn Davis, the festival’s coordinator, says the St. George andWashingtonCountyarea attract birders from across the West. “The area is a hot spot for wintering birds,” she says.

Davissays at last year’s event, viewers saw more than 100 species of birds. “We saw everything from Vermillion flycatchers to roadrunners,” she says.

Lynn Chamberlain, regional conservation outreach manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says if you’re interested in birds, you should have a great time at the event.

The Division of Wildlife Resources, Red Cliffs Audubon, the city ofSt. Georgeand Dixie State College have teamed up to put this year’s festival together. This is the ninth straight year the festival has been held.

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