Desert Lake Waterfowl Management Area

Desert Lake    by Eric Huish    ŠEric Huish

Description:  This Wildlife Management Area is written up in "Birding Utah" as being a good place to bird. Desert Lake is about 3 miles out on the dirt road from the (very) small town of Elmo toward the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. There are several bluffs overlooking Desert Lake providing good viewing of the birds below. Desert Lake is an important stop for migrating waterfowl due to the general lack of water in the area (the lake is well named -Desert Lake). 

Location:  Drive to the small town of Elmo, then turn south on the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur road, following it until it passes through the Desert Lake Wildlife Management Area. 

Sightings:  Site visited March 18, 2000 at 2:00 pm. We saw Canvasback, Ruddy Duck, American Green-winged Teal, American Coot, American Widgeon, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, American White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Greater Yellowlegs, and Sandhill Crane.

(submitted by Robin Tuck)

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