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Use our map to find great bird watching sites! Birding is a popular hobby in Northern Utah and Southeast Idaho with many bird species in the area.

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    Willard Bay State Park

    Willow Creek Campground Rd Willard, UT 84340

    Nesting Species include Black-headed Grosbeak, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler, and Song Sparrow: Boneparte’s Gull, Bald Eagle, Common Tern, Hooded Meganser, and Common Loon in the fall and early winter. Visit this site any season. Get more information about Willard Bay on their website listed below.Boat, swim, water ski, and fish on the warm […]

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    Weston Reservoir

    Deep Creek Rd, Weston, ID 83286

    Birds of prey and water fowl. Visit this site spring and summer.

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    Upper Portneuf River

    Chesterfield Dam Rd, Bancroft, ID 83217

    Birding area. Song birds, birds of prey, upland birds, water fowl, as well as Sandhill Cranes, Sharp-tail Grouse and Sage Grouse. Local habitat includes farmland, and mixed forest. Visit this site any season but winter.

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    Twin Lakes

    Twin Lakes Road, Clifton, ID 83228

    This wetlands area offers song birds, marsh birds, water fowl, and many loons in the spring. Visit this site in spring and summer.

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    Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area

    Little Mountain Rd, Tremonton, UT 84337

    This site offers Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle (winter), Cinnamon Teal and Sandhill Crane. Directions on how to get there are available on the website. Take the Corrine exit off I-15.  When you get into the town of Corrine follow the signs that point you in the direction of the Golden Spike Historical Site.  Travel to […]

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    Riverside Nature Trail

    FR038, Logan, UT 84321

    Riverside Nature Trail is one of the best birding spots in Logan Canyon. Look for Fox Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler, Hermit and Swainson’s Thrush, Gray Catbird, Lazuli Bunting, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Warbling Vireo, and Cordileran Flycatcher. Near Spring Hollow Campground is a small reservoir good for viewing Barrow’s and Common Goldeneye during winter. Campground hosts at Spring Hollow […]

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    Oxford Slough

    Oxford Rd, Swanlake, ID 83281

    This wetlands area offers song birds, shore birds, marine birds, marsh birds, water fowl, and Sandhill Cranes. Visit this site any season but winter.  1 mile north of Oxford, Idaho. Take Westside Highway north, from Dayton or south from Swan Lake.

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    Oneida Narrows Reservoir

    Oneida Narrows Rd, Thatcher, ID 83283

    This area contains wetland and juniper habitats, expect to see song birds, birds of prey, upland birds water fowl. Some visitors have seen Trumpeter Swans in the winter, as well as Wild Turkey, Eagle and Osprey. Visit this site any season but winter.

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    Maple Grove Hot Springs

    11386 N. Oneida Narrows Rd, Thatcher, ID 83283

    In the early 1900s the Hopkins family homesteaded the site where this hotsprings was developed, and for many years it was known to locals as Hopkins Hot Springs. You can read about the interesting history of this family and the original uses of the site at the front desk of Maple Grove Hot Springs. Hopkins […]

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    Lucin

    Grouse Creek Rd, Wendover, UT 84083

    Lucin, a small settlement that served a stretch of the Southern Pacific Railroad that is now abandoned is a west desert oasis sometimes referred to as a “warbler trap.” At first glance Lucin looks like a small pond with some surrounding trees, but it is much more, especially during spring and fall migrations with more […]

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    Logan Ranger District and Visitor Center

    1500 US-89, Logan, UT 84321

    Ranger districts typically manage recreation facilities and activities, handle special permits, and sponsor interpretive education programs. Stop by the Logan Ranger District and Visitor Center to load up on maps, get acquainted with recreation opportunities, check on current conditions, and learn more about how to keep the Forest healthy. The Logan Ranger District has two Wilderness […]

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    Little Creek Reservoir

    3 miles east of Randolph, UT 84064

    Birdwatchers can expect to see Double-crested Cormorant, Dusky Flycatcher. For more birding drive up either Old or New Canyon west of the reservoir.

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    Idaho Birding Trail - Southeast Region

    Montpelier Idaho

    All 45 birding sites are listed and each species is indexed on the chart in the publications Birding Trails in Southeast Idaho Map & Guide.

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    Hilda Thompson Wetlands Project

    Government Dam Rd, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Song birds, birds of prey, shore birds, marine birds, upland birds, marsh birds, water fowl, Sandhill Cranes and Trumpeter Swans. Visit this site any season.

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    High Creek Canyon

    High Creek Canyon Rd, Richmond, UT 84333

    Birding is good all the way up High Creek to the trailhead at the roads end. Look for Winter Wren (June), American Dipper, Plumbeous Vireo, and Western Tanger. The scenery is also outstanding. Several trails depart from the trailhead and provide access the high mountain habitats within Mount Naomi Wilderness. Habitat consists of stream, riparian, […]

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    Hawkwatch International

    7386 W 1000 S, Mendon, UT 84325

    You can view many western hawk species as they fly over the Wellsville Mountains September through October. This site is located 3000 feet above the canyon bottom. Volunteer to assist the Hawkwatch International team when they are camped at the site in early fall. Be prepared for a 3 mile hike. Visit Bridgerland Audubon Society on the web for […]

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    Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge

    18 Grays Lake Rd, Wayan, ID 83285

    Birding area. Song birds, birds of prey, marine birds, marsh birds, water fowl, nesting sandhill Cranes and Trumpeter Swans. Visit this site any season but winter.

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    Golden Spike National Historic Site

    22000 West Rd, Corinne, UT 84307

    On May 10, 1869, the final spike was driven, completing the transcontinental railroad and revolutionizing travel across North America. Visit Golden Spike National Historic Site, and witness historic reenactments and locomotive demonstrations, and participate in ranger programs and films. You can take a self-guided auto tour over historic railroad grades. Within an eight-mile radius, you can […]

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    Glendale Reservoir

    2840 E Glendale Rd, Preston, ID 83263

    This site offers song birds, birds of prey, marine birds, marsh birds, water fowl. There is also camping and restrooms available here. Visit this site any season.

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    Formation Springs and Cave

    2942 Trail Canyon Rd, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    This preserve established by the Nature Conservancy protects crystal-clear pools and a unique wetland complex at the base of the scenic Aspen Mountains. The cold springs that feed the terraced pools and creek system deposit high concentrations of travertine (calcium carbonate), which gives the site its unique geology. Perhaps the most impressive physical feature is […]

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    Downata Hot Springs

    25900 S. Downata Road, Downey, Idaho 83234

    Natural hot water flows year round through the large swimming pool and hot tub at Downata Hot Springs. The clubhouse provides changing room and lockers plus a café and game room. A zero depth water playground with water toys is popular with children. Two large hydrotube rides thrill all ages. The resort accommodates overnighters in […]

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    Daniels Reservoir

    W Daniels Rd, Malad City, ID 83252

    Song birds, upland birds, marsh birds, water fowl. Visit this site spring and summer.

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    Cutler Marsh

    4931 Utah 30 Logan, UT 84321

    Cutler Marsh was created by the shallow water of the Bear River at the head of the Cutler Reservoir. It is best viewed from the bridges where roads cross the marsh, and the boat docks (restroom here), or by canoe. Expect many waterfowl and shorebirds. A 2.5 mile loop trail starts and ends near Benson […]

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    Curlew National Grassland

    Forest Rd 020 Curlew National Grassland Holbrook, ID 83243

    The only national grassland in the intermountain West, the Curlew National Grassland was established in 1960 to improve soil and vegetation and promote sound agricultural practices. The land was cultivated and farmed in the early 1900s, and you can still see evidence of many old homesteads in the area. The homesteaders abandoned the area during […]

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    Blackfoot Reservoir

    2806 Dike Rd, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Birding area. Shore birds, marine birds, upland birds, marsh birds, water fowl, Sage Grouse and many Sandhill Cranes in fall. Habitat includes wetlands, shrubsteppe, and farmland. Visit this site any season but winter.

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    Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

    2108 W 000 North Rd, Brigham City, UT 84302

    Awesome numbers of birds can be viewed in Spring, Summer and Fall, at this world-famous national wildlife refuge.Nearly 74,000 acres of marsh, mudflat, seasonal wetlands and uplands attract shorebirds, waterfowl, herons, grebes, gulls, eagles, hawks and many other birds. “Throughout the refuge’s long rich past, it has not only been an oasis for shorebirds and […]

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    Bear River Meadows

    3602 Crawford Mountain Rd, Randolph, UT 84064

    For the birdwatcher, this site offers Sandhill Crane, Long-billed Curlew, and American Bittern.

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    Bear Lake State Park (Utah)

    1030 N Bear Lake Blvd, Garden City, UT 84028

    The stunning aqua-blue waters of Bear Lake are the main feature of Bear Lake State Park. Enjoy a variety of activities in their seasons–waterskiing, sailing, swimming, scuba diving in summer. Year-round fishing for cutthroat, mackinaw, cisco, and whitefish. Join the fun of ice fishing in January during the annual Cisco run. There are three main recreation areas: Rendezvous […]

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    Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge

    322 N 4th St, Montpelier, ID 83254

    The Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge is located on the north shore of Bear Lake.  Over 18,050 acres of the Dingle Swamp, open water and grasslands have been dedicated to preserving bird and wildlife habitat. The reserve is home to sandhill cranes, herons, snowy egret, white pelicans, Canada geese and a variety of waterfowl. The refuge’s White-Faced […]

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    Amalga Barrens

    2933 West 7000 North, Smithfield, UT 84335

    The Amalga Barrens is a salt playa wetlands habitat several square miles in area with little human activity. Expect to see marsh birds, birds of prey, and many shorebirds. This site is on private lands, please stay on the road to view wildlife.

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    Alexander Reservoir

    2423 U.S. 30 Scenic, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Marine birds, marsh birds, water fowl, Sandhill Cranes, and Trumpeter Swans in winter. Visit this site any season.