Bird Sightings

Saturday, October 21st, 8am to bird OR 10am to bag
City Creek Canyon and East Bonneville Road
Leaders: Neal Anderson and June Ryburn

Come and help us with this community service project and enjoy some birding as well. Meet at the parking lot at the mouth of City Creek Canyon by the locked gate by 8am for some early morning birding. We will walk up the canyon and then come back to meet others to bag around 10am. We will walk East Bountiful Rd and West Bountiful Rd to pick up trash, then bird down to Memory Grove around noon. Plastic bags will be provided. Bring some work gloves and a lunch with you and we will sit around one of the picnic tables. We expect to be back to the cars around 1pm. We may do a surprise hotdog roast but more on that later.

Call Neal (322-0708) or June (576-0103) if you plan to go.

Bag and Bird a Success

The walk up City Creek Canyon was a bit chilly but we were warmed with the excitement of several ruby-crowned kinglets, a red-tailed hawk, mountain chickadees, western scrub jays and several northern flickers. In addition we heard a screech owl. We then spent a couple hours bagging trash along East Bonneville Drive. We plan to do this activity two to three times per year as it provides a good place to bird, allows us to give back to the community, and increases the community's awareness of GSLA. Thanks to: Sylvia Gray, June Ryburn, Steve Brown, David Jensen, Kathy Coleman, Earle and Linda Bevins, Allene Keller, Nancy Sakahara and Neal Anderson.

(12 species)

California Quail, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

California Quail
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Northern Flicker
Western Scrub-Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
House Finch

Photo by Neal Anderson


  Last modified: October 27, 2006

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