Trees and Kestrels Field Trip

Trees and Kestrels field trip Feb2018

Join HawkWatch International, TreeUtah, and Seven Canyons Trust for an outdoor excursion at the Redwood Nature Area. Come meet new friends and learn about the conservation work each of these wonderful organizations are doing in the area. You’ll learn about American Kestrels, native trees and invasive weeds, the Mill Creek Confluence and Jordan River restoration projects, and how you can get involved with all of this important work.

Last April, community volunteers planted 1,500 native trees and shrubs at the site, in partnership with Hawkwatch International, Mark Miller Subaru, TreeUtah, and the Seven Canyons Trust. Recent bird surveys by the Tracy Aviary recorded over 74 different species at the eight-acre open space.

We will meet at the Jordan River Trail Lester Street Trailhead at 1pm, located across the street from the Redwood Recreation Center and Refugee Gardens. Park next to the baseball diamonds at approximately 3060 South Lester Street (map).

Please use the registration link below so we can email field trip and weather updates.


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HawkWatch International is conducting a study on American Kestrels to determine the cause of their population decline. During the field trip, we will show you some of the nestboxes we have installed in the Redwood Nature Area, tell you about the study and conservation needs of Kestrels, and be on the lookout for foraging Kestrels (and other birds). We will also introduce you to eBird and log our bird count during the trip.

Click here to viw our American Kestrel fact sheet and learn more about this small falcon species.

Click here to read more about our American Kestrel Study and what we are doing to protect Kestrels.

Click here for more information on our Feb 22 & 23 volunteer orientation dates if you are interested in participating in study as a citizen science volunteer.



Learn about the Salt Lake Valley’s hydrology! Just across the Jordan River from the Redwood Nature Area, the Seven Canyons Trust is restoring native habitat at the Mill Creek Confluence, the ecotone at which Mill Creek enters the Jordan River. During the field trip, participants will learn about the work completed thus far at the Mill Creek Confluence and its regional importance to water quality, habitat value, and the Valley’s hydrology.

Click here to learn more about the Mill Creek Confluence project.



TreeUtah organizes ecological restoration projects all over Utah, from riparian willow plantings in the spring and fall to subalpine conifer plantings in the summer. Come see our project at the Redwood Nature Area from last year, and learn about ways to get involved in the 2018 planting season.

Event Details

Event date February 24, 2018 1:00 pm
Event End Date February 24, 2018 4:00 pm
Location Redwood Nature Area