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Great Salt Lake is recognized regionally, nationally, and around the world for its extensive wetlands and its tremendous and often unparalleled values to migratory birds. These values are derived from the lake's unique physical features, including its immense size, dynamic water levels, diversity of aquatic environments, extensive wetlands, and geographic position in avian migration corridors. These features create a mosaic of habitat types that are attractive to literally millions of migratory birds that use the lake extensively for breeding, staging, and in some cases, a wintering destination.
Over 7.5 million birds, represented by 257 species, utilize the lake
Over 2.5 million eared grebes, at times over half the North American population
Up to 20,000 breeding adult pelicans on Gunnison Island
About 500,000 phalaropes, largest staging concentration in the world, representing 1/3 of world population
Among wildlife, birds have a unique relationship with humans. Partly due to their unique status in our society, and their unique life history traits, there is a sense of importance, and urgency to some degree, in striving to conserve birds for present and future generations. In fact, avian conservation is now implemented in such a way as to provide an “umbrella” for conservation of other forms of wildlife and their habitats within a much broader perspective than has been considered in the past.
Avian Sanctuary and Protection
We believe in protecting and conserving avian populations through research, education, and advocacy. Please contact us if you are interested in us coming and talking to an audience about a particular avian topic.
We can provide entertaining and educational content to pre-schools up to retirement communities.
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Albatross are rarely seen over land and spend most of thier lives in flight, even sleeping on the wing. 19 of the 22 species are threatened or endangered and your daily lifestyle could be effecting them. Visit the link below to learn more about the widest wingspan of any bird alive today and help save the Albatross.
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