Directions: Take the 7200 South exit (Exit 297) on I-15 in Salt
Lake City and go east about 5 miles on UT 48 to the mouth of Big Cottonwood
Canyon. As the road crosses Wasatch Blvd. it joins SR190 and continues up Big
Birds at "The Spruces"
~ Steve Carr
Main birding areas are around Silver Lake. Puddle ducks, Spotted
Sandpipers, Violet-green Swallows, Lincoln’s and Song Sparrows, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Hairy Woodpecker, high-country
warblers, including a Tennessee Warbler once, kinglets, Red Crossbills, a
White-winged Crossbill was seen close to the information center at Silver Lake.
Solitaires, Hermit Thrushes, Snowshoe Rabbits and Moose.
The trail toward Lake
Solitude – Wood Pewee, occasionally other Empidonax, Williamson’s Sapsucker,
Clark’s Nutcracker, Downy Woodpecker. At Lake Solitude there is usually a
nesting Williamson’s Sapsucker.
At Redman campground, just down canyon
from Brighton, a 3-toed Woodpecker nested in 2006.
Guardsman’s Pass, above Brighton – Northern Goshawks, kinglets, juncos,
Chipping Sparrows, Spotted Towhee, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Hermit Thrushes.
Broad-winged Hawks have been seen in Sept-Oct.
eBird Data: |
Silver Lake |
Silver Lake to Lake Solitude
Hike | Brighton to Twin
Lakes Hike | Brighton Loop