I'm not sure if it's due to changing precipitation levels or food sources, but, Heppler's Ponds is sometimes a hit or miss birding site for me. Seeing the female Bullock's Orioles there was truly an unexpected great find. As it was late August, there were wildflowers in bloom along the farm fencing beside the immense pasture and a beautiful blue sky day for … [Read more...] about Bullock’s Orioles at Heppler’s!
Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
Back in June I got the opportunity to wile away some very hot temperature time at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve on the eastern side of the Great Salt Lake. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information there, along with its great birding opportunities. Not bad for just a short drive north from Salt Lake City. Thanks to the Nature Conservancy for this … [Read more...] about Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
Forster’s Terns at Scipio Lake
May...a beautiful sunny day drive...but where to? How about over to Millard County in Utah to see Forster's Terns at Scipio Lake! I like to visit Scipio Lake. I've seen so many different birds here throughout the spring, summer and fall, but this particular day I was in for a show with Forster's Terns. Although it is a beautiful 5965 foot elevation reservoir I like to … [Read more...] about Forster’s Terns at Scipio Lake
Farmington Bay Waterfowl Area
A great place for you to visit in early spring up in northern Utah is the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Area. It will not be a waste of your time! Such was my experience since I had a few hours to spend there. My drive inside started off rather well. Even though the wind was howling, it was not too cold, and I was glad there was waterfowl galore to be seen! What IS … [Read more...] about Farmington Bay Waterfowl Area
Exploring the Beautiful Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge!
Little did I know how cool this western Refuge in northern Utah of wetlands bordered with snowy mountaintops would be. Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge was full of migratory birds and even some other interesting mammal wildlife. The sounds of the large Tundra Swans overhead and in the water was a true ensemble of an avian choir! Although I'm used to the refuges back east in the … [Read more...] about Exploring the Beautiful Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge!