SALT LAKE CITY, Utah(News4Utah) May is the month of the bird in Utah. Many may not realize that Utah is a great place to see a wide array of birds. Ella Sorensen from the National Audubon Society, joined Emily Clark, to talk about the Great Salt Lake and the opportunity for you to see fabulous birds in your own backyard.
Sorensen says there are a number of events lined up in the state for Utahns to enjoy and celebrate birds:
May 5: 4th annual Global Big Day, the largest single-day birding event in the world.
May 9-11: 12th Biennial Great Salt Lake Issues Forum – FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake
May 11-12: 1st International Bird Day Tour in Western Box Elder County
May 12: World Migratory Bird Day at Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve in Moab – Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and The Nature Conservancy in Utah
May 12-13: 13th annual Urban Bird Festival at Tracy Aviary
May 12: 25th International Migratory Bird Day in North America
May 17-21: 20th Annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival – Davis County
Throughout May and June, residents and visitors around the West are encouraged help document bird observations for the first ever National Audubon Society Western Rivers Bird Count.
Join the world in celebrating 2018 Year of the Bird at www.BirdYourWorld.org.