Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:10 AM
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:06 PM
The 2 "other" best places close to I-15 (other than Bear River MBR) IMHO, are Antelope Island Causeway & State Park, and Farmington Bay.
Antelope Island is at the end of Antelope Drive, which is an offramp in Layton in Davis County (south of Ogden). Exit & go west to the end of the road. There is a fee ($9 per car for seniors, not sure otherwise). The causeway leading to the island is 7 miles long and is shorebird heaven at many times of the year. Millions of Eared Grebes in summer. 1000s of various Ducks in winter. The island itself has varied habitat and many, many birds (as well as Antelope and Bison). If you want to check eBird, look for reports on "Antelope Island SP" and Antelope Island Causeway," since many people split their reporting between the two.
Farmington Bay WMA is a state-run waterfowl management area in Davis Co. The main gate on Glovers Lane accesses driveable dikes, most of which are closed after hunting season. Winter there has close to the best Bald Eagle viewing in No. Utah (Salt Creek WMA is another - in Box Elder Co., north of Corinne). Waterfowl all the time. Again, check eBird, under "Farmington Bay WMA."
Also, Kaysville Ponds, in (!) Kaysville in Davis County is literally right on I-15. You can take a quick walk around 1 or both ponds in not too much time.
~ Pat ~ I eBird. Do you?
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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:26 PM
If you are willing to go a bit farther south, there are some wetlands just south of the Golf course by East Bay in Provo. I spent a couple hours there yesterday and saw around 20 species of bird, and deer, too!
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