Farmington Bay isn't just for Migrating Birds

Every year hundreds of thousands of waterbirds, songbirds and raptors visit the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area during the migration and nesting seasons. Many birds stay there during the summer and some stay year-round. More than 200 different species have been documented on the management area.

The area is managed by the State of Utah. It is located on the eastern edge of the Great Salt Lake, near the town of Farmington.
 
What you can expect to see:

Feeding. July and August is food storage time for Wilson's phalaropes. These tiny shorebirds are commonly observed feeding in the shallows to store up energy for their migration to Argentina. Shorebird migration continues into early fall. 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you are willing to stay long enough we will also take sunset pictures,

 

pictures at Blue Hour and

 

 

nightfall pictures of the Wasatch Front.

 

What to bring: Binoculars and spotting scopes can help you get a closer look at birds and animals. Please bring telephoto lenses. 


Meeting Time/Place:              We will meet at the north entrance to Goose Egg Island at 5pm on July 19th (this Sunday). The parking lot gate will be closed so please park out front.