Among the natural beauty of the surrounding Wasatch Mountains, several animals can be found along hikes, mountain biking adventures, camping and scenic drives. While hiking, biking or driving through, you might spot a Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni), Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis), Rocky Mountain Goat (Oreamnos americanus) or Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus), among other beautiful creatures in Utah Valley.
Utah Valley has many types of wildlife, such as:
- Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
- Desert Bighorn Sheep
- Rocky Mountain Goat
- Rainbow Trout
- Mule Deer
- Snowshoe Hare
- Great Blue Heron
- and much, much more!
Take part in spotting all species of birds in Utah Valley! Some of the best locations include:
- Bicentennial Park, the Botany Pond on BYU Campus and Rock Canyon in Provo
- Camelot Woods, Lincoln Beach and the Airport Dike at Utah Lake
- Allred’s Pond in Lehi
- Anderson Park in Pleasant Grove
- Salem Pond and Springville Industrial Park
- All canyons in Utah Valley
Some of the Utah Valley birds consist of Black-necked Stilt, Northern Pygmy Owl, Cassin's Finch, Lewis' Woodpecker, Flammulated Owl and many more! A few of the rare bird sightings included the White Ibis, American Black Duck and Anna’s Hummingbird. Don't miss the incredible snow goose migration, which usually takes place in late February through early March in the Utah Valley.
For more information about Utah Valley birds, contact the Utah County Birders at (801) 373-2487 or visit them on the web at www.utahbirds.org.