Great Basin

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Long-billed Curlews – Shorebirds of the Great Basin

2018-03-22T06:37:08+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Davis County, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Long-billed Curlews, Pinellas County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was one year ago today that I saw and heard my first Long-billed Curlews of the year and this morning as I sit here knowing there are cloudy skies outside I am wondering if the curlews have returned to northern Utah today as well.

Birds and Beasts in a November 2012 Snow Storm on Antelope Island

2017-11-10T07:37:18+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Categories: American Bison, Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Coyotes, Davis County, Red-tailed Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The birds and beasts on Antelope can survive the harsh winters here but as each years passes I wonder how they will be able to adapt to our changing climate. I can't help but be concerned.

American White Pelicans of the Great Basin

2016-12-07T12:13:47+00:00 April 21st, 2012|Categories: American White Pelicans, Antelope Island State Park, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Bear River National Wildlife Refuge, Birds, Locomotive Springs, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

During the winter months I miss seeing large flocks of American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) soaring in the thermals, in the past few weeks I have been delighted to see them again.