The 19th annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival opens May 18 with free workshops, art contests, field trips and displays.
Most of the events over five days, with the exception of the vendor show at the Davis County Fairgrounds in Farmington, require advance registration. There are events for birders of all skill levels, including tours by car, van, bus, horseback, even canoe, all over northern Utah.
Noah Strycker, who set a world record for the worldwide Big Year of Birding by seeing 6,042 of the world's estimated 10,400 bird species in a single year, is the keynote speaker. He will talk on May 20 at a dinner.