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 avian diversity (400+ identified species).
In this one-hour online presentation, Paul Jaussi, president of Red Cliffs Audubon, will take us 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.
Canyon Wren. Photo: Mick Thompson/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)