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Wildlife & Bird Watching in Utah Valley


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.

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Humming Bird at Thanksgiving Point Gardens

Utah Valley has many types of wildlife, such as:

Bird Watching

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.

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    Alpine Loop Scenic Backway

    Alpine Loop Scenic Backway
    At the summit of American Fork Canyon, vistas of Mt. Timpanogos are visible through impressive aspen groves.

    American Fork Canyon

    American Fork Canyon
    Alpine Scenic Byway, Cascade Springs, Mount Timpanogos Cave National Monument are all gems within American Fork Canyon.
    • American Fork Canyon Rd
    • American Fork , UT 84003
    • 801-785-3563

    Deer Creek Reservoir State Park

    Deer Creek  Reservoir State Park
    Deer Creek State Park lies in the southwest corner of beautiful Heber Valley and consistently provides some of Utah's finest year- round fishing.
    • Located up HWY 189
    • UT 84604
    • 435-654-0171

    Mount Nebo

    Mount Nebo
    Measured at 11,928 feet, Mount Nebo is the highest peak of the Wasatch Mountain Range.
    • Nebo Loop Road
    • Payson, UT 84651
    • 801-798-3571

    Mount Timpanogos

    Mount Timpanogos
    Measuring at 11,750 feet, Mount Timpanogos reigns the Wasatch Range and over Utah Valley.
    • American Fork Canyon Rd
    • American Fork, UT 84003
    • 801-342-5100

    Nebo Loop Scenic Byway

    Nebo Loop Scenic Byway
    The brilliant fall foliage of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is hard to match anywhere in the nation. Along the way, there are numerous campgrounds, trails, and horeseback riding areas.
    • Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (Between Payson and Nephi)
    • Payson, UT 84651
    • 801-798-3571

    Provo Canyon Scenic Byway

    Provo Canyon Scenic Byway
    The Byway winds through wonderful Provo Canyon, past Bridal Veil Falls and Deer Creek Reservoir, and on to Heber Valley.
    • US 189 from Provo to Heber City
    • Provo, UT 84604

    Rock Canyon

    Rock Canyon
    True to its name, Rock Canyon is a geological dream. Located west of Provo in the Wasatch Mountains, Rock Canyon is known for scenic hiking and rock climbing.
    • 1450 East 2320 North
    • Provo , UT 84604
    • 801-379-6600

    Spanish Fork Canyon

    Spanish Fork Canyon
    Tucked away in the Wasatch Range lies Spanish Fork Canyon.
    • 2701 E Canyon Crest Dr
    • Spanish Fork , UT 84660
    • 801-798-3571

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

    Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
    Take a drive, hike or a bike ride down and through the many scenic views of our Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest .
    • 857 West South Jordan Parkway
    • South Jordan, UT 84095
    • 801-999-2103

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