~ Submitted by Kris Purdy
Description: Mayor's Pond is a 2-3 acre man-made pond on Box
Elder Creek at the mouth of Box Elder Canyon in Brigham City. It was built
with the intention of providing under-15 year olds with a community fishing
spot, and is regulated by the Utah Department of Wildlife Resources Fishing
Proclamation. It is reputed not to freeze in the winter, so it's a great
spot for waterfowl when other options are iced over.
Directions: From points along the Wasatch Front, take I-15 to exit
362 (Brigham City, Logan, and UT 91). Turn east. UT 91 intersects Main
Street in about 2 miles. Turn left (north) on Main Street and drive to the
Brigham City Tabernacle. Turn right (east) after the tabernacle on UT 90.
Drive .9 miles and look for the pond on your left. If you're driving from
Cache Valley, take US 89/UT 91 past Mantua and take the first Brigham City
exit (UT 90). You'll find the pond on your right in approximately .3 miles.
Birds: Common and Barrow's Goldeneye, American Wigeon, Mallard,
Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Greater and Lesser Scaup, Canada Goose,
Ring-necked Duck, Northern Pintail, Norhtern Shoveler, Bufflehead,
Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Wilson's Snipe, Northern Flicker. Gray
Partridge have been sighted in the area as well. Double-crested Cormorant
Other: There's a good wide pullout along the south side of the pond
on a road that doubles as an entrance to a gravel pit. You'll likely have
sand and gravel trucks rumbling by, but the location is safe and the trucks
are not disturbing to either the birds or the birders. The observation spot
offers a view of the entire surface of the pond. Be sure to look along the
wooded shore at the extreme southeast corner of the pond, also the mouth of
Box Elder Creek, for Wilson's Snipe.
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