South Shore -- Great Salt Lake / GSL Marina / Saltair

Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve    by Ann Neville    ©Ann Neville

Directions:  Take I-80 going west from Salt Lake City to Exit 104 (Saltair).  Take the frontage road heading northeast.  From this point to Saltair (an old resort six mile down the road), there are points of access, mostly by foot to the mudflats of the Great Salt Lake.

Specialty Birds:

  • (spring) Black-bellied Plover, Red Knot, Sanderling, Snowy Plover, Long-billed Curlews
  • (summer) Snowy Plover, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Wilson's Phalarope, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper
  • (fall and winter) Least Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Whimbrel, Franklin's Gull, Boneparte's Gull, Snow Bunting, Red-necked and Eared Grebe, Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw), Harlequin Duck, White-winged, Surf and Black Scoter
  • (in freshwater ponds) Ruddy Ducks, other diving ducks and Pied-billed, Western, Clark’s Grebes  

     (This is the most common place that "Pink Floyd" -- the Chilean Flamingo -- is usually seen in the winter).

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Saltair    by Milt Moody    ©Milton G. Moody

Marshy Pond near the Salt Lake Marina    by Milt Moody    ©Milton G. Moody

"Pink Floyd" Flying Near Saltair    by Jack Binch     ©Jack Binch