There is a little wetland area near the Jordan River on the southwest side of Lehi, Utah that is a great place to watch birds. Many varieties migrate through and stop here or live here year round. The peak season for most of the larger birds isn’t for a few months, but there are still some cool bird watching opportunities. Click here to see the birds from other seasons.
Eurasian Collared Dove
Song Sparrow and European Starling
Black Capped Chickadee, Spotted Towhee, and American Tree Sparrow
Sometimes there are very large flocks of California Gulls there. I am still practicing my wildlife photography, but there are plenty of subjects for me to practice on.
American Coot and Mallard Ducks are common, but fun to see.
To see photos of pelicans, egrets, avocets, and the other birds near Powell Lake at other times of year, click here:
I am still learning to recognize the different birds when I see them. This photo gallery of Utah Birds has been enormously helpful. I also use descriptions in Google searches. I am looking forward to watching and photographing more birds throughout the year. Another amazing place for bird watching, including eagles, is Farmington Bay.
Stats: Distance – 0-0.5 mile round trip
Approximate hiking time – 5-60 minutes
Elevation gain – 2 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – dirt and rocks, paved Jordan River Trail Connector
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes
Map to Powell Lake