Birds are some of the world’s most impressive migrators! Each year millions travel hundreds or even thousands of miles to the Great Salt Lake of Utah, where they can rest, find friends, and have safe places to hatch and raise their young. Like birds and other animals, humans also find their way to the Great Salt Lake area, often for the same reasons. Through our Great Salt Lake gallery, learn more about the Great Salt Lake of Utah and the millions of birds that visit Utah’s wetlands and watersheds each year during their great migrations and explore how our human migration stories connect us to lives of these incredible birds.
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Q&A with Biologist Katie Newburn on March 23
Katie Newburn is the Education & Outreach Director for FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 with the mission to preserve and protect the Great Salt Lake ecosystem through education, research, advocacy, and the arts. Katie facilitates the organization's environmental education programs, which seek to develop the next generation of Great Salt Lake stewards. These programs help students experience and understand the lake's weird and wonderful ecosystem, the threats it's facing, and how we can all help to protect it. Hint: saving water!
Where do pelicans call home? Why is the Great Salt Lake so salty? Where is the best place to see migrating birds? Hear Katie share the story of the Great Salt Lake birds!
How do birds know when and where to migrate? What cool adaptations do birds have? Can you swim in the Great Salt Lake? Katie shares all her amazing knowledge about our migrating friends.