FARMINGTON — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will host Wild Swan Day on March 10 at Farmington Bay and at Salt Creek west of Corinne in Box Elder County.
During the free event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will get to see tundra swans and the more rarely seen trumpeter swans as they stop in Utah’s wetlands during their annual spring migration.
Phil Douglass, regional conservation outreach manager for the DWR, said in a statement spotting scopes and listening devices will be available at the sites, so participants can get a close look at the swans and hear the differences in vocalizations between trumpeter and tundra swans.
“If you have your own binoculars or a spotting scope, though, please bring them,” he said.
To reach the Compton’s Knoll viewing area at the Salt Creek waterfowl management area, travel west from Corinne on state Route 83 to 6800 West. Then, go north to 6800 North. The site will be on the left..Comment on this story
The Farmington Bay waterfowl management area is located at 1325 W. Glovers Lane in Farmington. To get there, take the Clark Lane exit from I-15 and travel west to 1525 West. Turn south on 1525 West and travel 2 miles to Glovers Lane, then turn left, and travel a half-mile to 1325 West, which is the entrance to the area.
In addition to the two DWR viewing sites, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is holding a swan viewing event on March 10 at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge west of Brigham City.