St. George — The Red Cliffs chapter of the National Audubon Society will hold its annual St. George Winter Bird Festival Jan. 26-28.

Marilyn Davis, the festival's coordinator, says the St. George and Washington County area is a hot spot for wintering birds.

She says at last year's event, viewers saw more than 100 species of birds. "We saw everything from Vermilion flycatchers to roadrunners," she said.

The event, which is in its ninth year, includes field trips, presentations, kid's activities and a bird photo contest.

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