Bears Ears National Monument
Thursday, March 9. Our guest speaker will be Sylvia Taylor, manager of the Bears Ears Education Center. In 2016, Bears Ears National Monument was established to protect over 1.3 million acres of stunning landscapes in southeastern Utah. In a historic agreement, the monument is managed by the BLM and USFS with input from the five tribes and pueblos who requested that the monument be created. Taylor will be telling us all about this new monument and its recreational opportunities including – of course – the birding scene.
Movie Night: The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention
Thursday, April 13. Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary “The Egg: Life’s Perfect Invention.” Step by step as the egg hatches, David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature. We guarantee you will learn and be amazed! Running time: 53 minutes. FREE Popcorn, soda, and candy.
Nesting Biology and Migration of a Small Forest Owl
Tuesday, May 16 **NOTE Tuesday DATE** Dr. Markus Mika of the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse will present: Nesting Biology and Migration of a Small Forest Owl: Lessons from 20 Years of Field Work and Community Science.” Dr. Mika studied Flammulated Owl populations in northern Utah for his doctoral dissertation. He has since returned to the area every summer in search of patterns in evolution, breeding and foraging ecology, and conservation. He has graciously agreed to stop and talk to us while traveling to his study areas in Utah and Arizona this year.
Special Program: Scott Weidensaul at The Pavilion in Montrose
Wednesday, July 5, Montrose Pavillion, time to be announced. We will have a special presentation by Scott Weidensaul in the evening at The Pavilion in Montrose. Scott is a famous bird author, has written many books about birds, and done research on bird migration. His most recent book is the very popular and informative A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds (2022). More details on the program are to come.