Birds

A Virtual Birding Vacation in Greater Zion, Utah

Discover the birds and beauty of the Greater Zion area in this webinar recording.

Southwest Utah is known for its red rock desert and steep canyons carved by dynamic rivers. More than four million visitors come annually to see the spectacular beauty of Zion National Park and the surrounding area. But what is not so commonly known is the variety of birds that can be found in Greater Zion. This unique area is a convergence of geological features that bring the desert to life with amazing avian diversity (400+ identified species).

In this webinar, Paul Jaussi, president of Red Cliffs Audubon (an Audubon chapter in Utah), will take you on a virtual birding vacation through Greater Zion. From the lowlands of the Mojave Desert to the high elevations of the Colorado Plateau, you will learn of an amazing birding area where the beauty of the birds is matched only by the beauty of the landscape.

Photos clockwise from top left: Summer Tanager, Peter Hogan/Audubon Photography Awards; American Dipper, Joanne Siderius/Great Backyard Bird Count; Phainopepla, Christine McDonough/Audubon Photography Awards; Vermillion Flycatcher, Scott Pettett/Audubon Photography Awards; California Condors, Marc Slattery/Audubon Photography Awards; Peregrine Falcon, Mathew Malwitz/Audubon Photography Awards ​

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