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9th Annual Utah Birders "Gullstravaganza"

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 12 noon till 5:00 pm!
Leaders: Tim Avery, Kenny Frisch, & Others
Cost: $5 donation to GSL Audubon

Every winter as California Gulls congregate on the edges of the Great Salt Lake to search for food at nearby landfills, parks, wildlife management areas, and anywhere that may have open fresh water--other gulls that stray from their normal winter ranges end up mixed in.

This creates one of most unique inland gulling hot spots in the nation. Along with the thousands of California Gulls are smaller numbers of Ring-billed Gulls, and decent numbers of Herring Gulls. Mixed in with those you are likely to find a few Iceland Gulls (formerly Thayer's Gull). Aside from those 4 species a handful of others show up every year including: Glaucous, Glaucous-winged, Mew, Lesser Black-backed, and Western.

This February, join Great Salt Lake Audubon and the Utah Birders as we search for wintering gulls on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake during the annual GULLSTRAVAGANZA!

Meeting location is yet to be determined, but it will be either Lee Kay Ponds or Farmington Bay. We will send out reminders and updates as we approach the event and finalize the meeting location based on where the gulls are, and what will work best.

With past years success we will continue to offer this as an afternoon trip, where we will begin at 12 noon instead of early in the day.

Please bring $5 per person as a donation as part of the Utah Birders continued fundraising activities. The money will be donated to Great Salt Lake Audubon as part of our continued effort to support this great organization. It will likely be cold so bundle up and if you have scopes bring them as it will be an asset for scanning the large flocks of gulls.

Good Birding
The Utah Birders


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