St. George Annual Winter Bird Festival


Every January, hundreds of wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts flock to St. George, Utah, to escape the cold and shake post-holiday blues. In Southern Utah, mild winter weather rarely thwarts birding efforts and with trees and shrubs devoid of leaves, it’s an ideal time to discover the 375 colorful bird species found in the area.

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.

From Tonaquint Park

Lytle Ranch  Turn right on Dixie Dr.  Turn left on Sunset Blvd and continue onto Old Hwy 91 for about 18 miles. Turn right onto Lytle Ranch Rd. Follow for about 10 miles to Lytle Ranch Preserve.

Beryl  Turn left on Dixie Dr, left on Black Ridge Dr.  Turn left onto Bluff St, keep right and merge onto UT-18 N. Continue on UT-18 N for about 60 miles to Beryl.

Quail Creek Reservoir  Get on I-15 N to State Hwy 9 E/State St in Washington. Take exit 16 from I-15 N. Follow State Hwy 9 E/State St. Turn left on 5300 W. Turn right into Quail Creek.

Springs Pond  Turn left on Dixie Dr, right on Riverside Dr, right on River Rd.  Turn left on 1450 S, left on Springs Dr.

Halfway Wash Trail  Turn right on Dixie Dr, right on Sunset Blvd. Park in the shopping center.

Gunlock Reservoir  Turn right on Dixie Dr.  Turn left on Sunset Blvd and continue onto Old Hwy 91. Take a slight right onto Gunlock Rd. The reservoir will be on the left.

Horse Park  Head straight onto 600 W.  At roundabout take 1st exit onto Tonaquint Dr.  Left on Bloomington Dr, left on 1470 W.  Park will be on the right.

Paradise Canyon  Turn left on Dixie Dr, left on Black Ridge Dr.  Turn left onto Bluff St.  Turnoff on left about 1/4 mile past Red Hills Pkwy at Chuckwalla Trailhead.

To register go to: or For more information call 435-673-0096.

Admission: $10 -3 Day General Admission Pass, $15 family pass, youth 17 and under are free

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Event Location:
Tonaquint Park & Nature Center, 1851 South Dixie Drive – St. George

Contact Rachel T. Carnahan, BLM Arizona Strip District Public Affairs Officer

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