• Strike Valley and the Waterpocket Fold

    Capitol Reef

    National Park Utah

International Migratory Bird Day 2014

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News Release Date: May 7, 2014

Capitol Reef National Park will be celebrating International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Many species of migratory birds including several varieties of warblers, sparrows, and raptors from a hospitable stop-over in the Capitol Reef area. 

Park biologists will be leading a bird walk from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. The walk meets at the Capitol Reef National Park picnic area parking lot. Participants should bring binoculars, water, sharp eyes, and an interest in birds. 

International Migratory Bird Day was created in the 1990's to foster a greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the phenomena of bird migration. To learn more about it, visit www.birdday.org

Did You Know?

Don’t let this happen to you!  Check area forecasts! Vehicle being inspected by park rangers following a flash flood

Less than 0.25 inches (0.6 cm) of rain can produce flash floods. Flash floods are caused by run-off from intense, localized thunderstorms that drop a large amount of rain over a short period of time. They are most common in Capitol Reef in July, August and September, but can occur at any time of the year.