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World Migratory Bird Day at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve

"Wetlands are rare along Utah's portion of the Colorado River, and that makes Moab's wetlands vital habitat for wildlife," said Linda Whitham, central canyonlands program manager at The Nature Conservancy's Moab Project Office. "Migratory Bird Day is an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the diverse wildlife and habitat that southeastern Utah has to offer."

In addition to a guided birding tour, Migratory Bird Day at the preserve will include stations where you can learn about mammals, native fish and aquatic insects. Other fun activities for families will also be offered. All events are free and open to participants of all ages.

The event will begin at the Kane Creek Entrance to the preserve, 934 W. Kane Creek Boulevard, in Moab. The birding tour will begin at 8 a.m., and all other activities will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Dogs and other pets are not permitted on the preserve.

Almost 900 acres in size, the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve is co-owned by The Nature Conservancy and the Division of Wildlife Resources. The organizations manage the preserve to benefit both resident and migratory wildlife that rely on wetland habitat. The preserve is open to the public and provides a diversity of recreation opportunities that involve wildlife.

You don't have to register for the free event, but you're encouraged to complete an online form. Completing the form will help the DWR make future events even better. You can complete the form online.

For more information on Migratory Bird Day at the Matheson Preserve, call Whitham at 435-259-4214, or Morgan Jacobsen, regional conservation outreach manager for the DWR, at 435-613-3707.

Kane Creek Blvd 820
Moab 38° 33' 52.7472" N, 109° 33' 6.7932" W
Start date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 07:00
End date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 15:00