Great Salt Lake Bird Festival

One of the world’s great migrations happens in our own back yard.

The Great Pacific Flyway is a super highway in the sky stretching from Alaska to Patagonia. Every year, millions of birds—robins, hummingbirds, cedar waxwings, grebes, ducks and swans— travel along this route, stopping along the way at the same rest stops. Ten million birds stop at the Great Salt Lake every year to feed, fatten up and relax. Remarkably, their arrival here is pretty predictable—birds almost always start to arrive in early April. That’s why the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is scheduled for May 16–May 20 and offers a multitude of birding opportunities for experienced birders and novices. For complete details:

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