Utah Wildlife and Bird Watching

Because of Utah's diverse climate and terrain, a wide variety of wildlife species can be readily seen with little effort! Over 600 species of mammals, birds, fishes, reptiles, and amphibians that make their homes in Utah. In this section we feature wildlife viewing spots in:

Along the Wasatch Front, the Ogden Nature Center (801-621-7595) is the only city-centered nature habitat in the state providing a wildlife sanctuary and nature trails. Red Butte Gardens, on the Wasatch foothills east of Salt Lake City, are the home of many species of mammals and birds. But these are not the only spots popular by wildlife. View the links below for a list of some of the best wildlife observation locations in the state!

Desert bighorn sheep reside in Canyonlands, mountain goats pine their way to the Uintas, and American bison herds march along Antelope Island State Park and the Henry Mountains.

The best source of information on Utah wildlife is the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, 1594 W. North Temple, Suite 2110, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114, 801-538-4700.

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