15th Annual St. George Winter Bird Festival
January 25 – 27, 2018
The St. George Winter Bird Festival is an event hosted by the Red Cliffs Audubon Society and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Our mission is to intrigue and educate the public about these creatures by catering to both novice and expert birders with a variety of field trips, workshops, and presentations. We provide information regarding our unique and diverse Washington County bird populations via interactive opportunities with photography, physical activity, and youth education.
The Winter Bird Festival is a non-profit organization, and proceeds continue to fund the annual event. Some of our sponsors include St. George City, Hawkwatch, BLM, National Park Service, Home Depot, Click, and Red Cliffs Mall.
Why St. George?
Washington County, Utah is an area of unique biodiversity. An impressive variety of plants and animals call Utah’s Dixie home. The county boasts over 100 more species of wildlife than can be found in any other county statewide. This extraordinary biodiversity is the result of several factors working together in the St. George area. Here, three major geophysical features converge. The Great Basin Desert, the Mojave Desert, and the Colorado Plateau each contribute their own complement of endemic flora and fauna to Washington County. In addition to the uniting of these geophysical features, the county also has incredibly diverse topography. Elevations in the county range from 1,800 feet to nearly 10,000 feet , creating an impressive variety of wildlife habitats. It is the unique environment of Washington County that makes the St. George Winter Bird Festival an experience that bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds will not want to miss.