St. George Bird Festival to take place Jan. 24-26

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9 2013 2:18 p.m. MST

ST. GEORGE — Birdwatchers are invited to take part in this year's St. George Winter Bird Festival, which will take place Jan. 24-26.

In its 10th year, the festival will feature educational events including a Birder’s Social; a Junior Birder Program for youths including a youth art contest and a special workshop just for kids; educational presentations by birding experts; and field trips to regional birding hot spots such as Zion National Park, Quail Creek, Sand Hollow and Hurricane fields, and the Lytle Ranch.

Daily festival lecture topics include species identification, banding, predators and photography. Most events will begin at the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Drive.

Nature photographer Christopher Balmer will deliver a presentation on photography techniques for the festival's finale at the Best Western Abbey Inn in St. George from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 26.

For more information, call 435-627-4560. The cost for the event is $5 general admission for adults; those 17 years and younger are admitted free. Registration for the event can be mailed, faxed or completed online at www.activityreg.com.

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