Where Can I Get Answers About Registration?

If you have a question or problem during registration, call the Red Cliffs Bird Fest Registration HOTLINE at 435-767-7617.  TIP: If you are having a problem getting registration to load, you may need to adjust your browser pop-up blocker settings to allow pop-ups

Where Can I Stay During the Festival?

Saint George is a very popular place during the spring and hotels can fill up on some weekends. We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn and we suggest you stay here as this is where all van tours start and where our evening events will be held. You can also visit Lodging in Greater Zion to search for additional accommodations available in the area. 

What is the Weather Like During the Festival?

You can expect temperatures in the 60s in St George and the surrounding area. Field trips will take you to higher and cooler elevations and lower and warmer elevations. Dressing in layers is key. There is typically very little precipitation in April.

What Should I Bring on Field Trips?

Bring binoculars, water, something to eat, sun screen, hat and light jacket.  Dress in layers. Conditions will likely be cool in the mornings and warm during the day.  Also consider it will be cooler at higher elevations. Look at the NOTES section of each field trip for specifics for that trip.  

How Is Transportation Handled for Field Trips?

We will provide van transportation for some field trips.  This will be indicated in the trip description. Vans will depart from the Hilton Garden Inn. If van transportation is not provided, you will need to provide your own transportation. See individual Field Trip description details for the specifics about meetup locations.  Driving directions and maps will also be provided. 

What If the Trip I Want is Full?

You can place your name on a waitlist if a field trip is already full. If a spot becomes open on that trip,  an email is sent to the next person on the list. They will have 24 hours to respond and register for the trip. If they do not, the next person will be notified. The waitlist is also used by us to gauge if adding an additional trip is warranted.

NOTE: Registration is currently limited to 200 people to ensure the best possible experience for all participants.

Why is There a Registration Fee?

There is a registration fee of $40 before registering for field trips. This fee covers the costs of our registration software, hotel ballroom registration, insurance, speaker fees, and registration packet. And new this year, this fee also provides access to our evening socials and speakers. Most field trips are between $30-$50. Note that all committee members and guides are volunteers and donate their time to make this festival a success!

Can I Register for a Group of People?

Yes, we offer a group registration feature. Each participant, however, must have a unique email address. Check out the Registration Overview for everything you need to know about registering for this event.

Is Festival Registration Refundable?

The Registration Fee is non-refundable.  Field trip and t-shirts fees are fully refundable until March 31, 2023. These fees become non-refundable after this date except in the cases of cancellation related to COVID sickness. The Festival reserves the right to cancel any Festival activity. If we must cancel a Festival event, registered attendees for that event will be notified via email. Attendees will be offered the following options:

  • Register for substitute activities of the same value
  • Donate registration and session fees to Red Cliffs Audubon.
  • Full refund.

What Birds Can Be Seen in Greater Zion?

Over 400 species of birds have been identified in Greater Zion (Washington County, Utah). Click here to download a checklist compiled by Rick Fridell.

Is There a Lost and Found?

Our festival check-in table at the Hilton Garden Inn will also serve as our Lost and Found. Bring anything you might find to that table and, if you lose something, come look for it there. Of course, you can call our hotline (435-767-7617) if you can’t make it back to the check-in table.