Provo Airport Dike
  

                 Provo Airport Dike Looking East    by Merrill Webb    İMerrill Webb
  

   
Directions:
 To get to the Airport Dike (see Provo Airport Area Map), take the Provo Center Street exit off I-15 (#265). Continue west on Center Street towards the Provo Boat Harbor. The Airport road, 3110 West, runs south off Center street about one mile past the Geneva road intersection and is marked by a sign saying "Airport". Turn left here and go 0.9 miles to the beginning of the Provo Airport Dike, N 40 13.548' W 111 42.794'.

Birding:  This is a good place to get out of the car and start birding. When you continue in the car, drive slowly, being on the lookout for birds on both sides of the road. Continue south to the next stop, 0.7 miles further on, where you will be able to see Utah Lake. Here there is a road to the left blocked by a gate where a walk can sometimes be very rewarding.

The road turns west (right) then goes around the south runway approach section, then continues west to the south west corner where it turns north (again to the right). Along this stretch of road, the lake is visible on the left and the moat is on the right. There are several points along the road where you can pull off for a closer look.

The road continues north for 1.5 miles to the northern runway approach where it bends west out into the lake providing good views into the marshes. The road continues around the runway extension, then angles north paralleling the Provo River until it returns to Center Street. Here, Center Street crosses over the Provo River on a bridge that has a nesting colony of Cliff Swallows in May and June.

Birds:  The birds commonly seen on this auto tour include several species of swallows, both Western and Eastern Kingbirds, Great Blue Herons, Black-crowned Night Herons, Snowy Egrets, Forster’s and Caspian Terns, Marsh Wrens, Lazuli Buntings, Blue Grosbeaks, and several species of water fowl. (Sometimes, during spring and fall migrations, this area is one of the best places to find uncommon birds.)  ~ Robin Tuck

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          | 15 Apr 2006 | 10 Sep 2005 |
  
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         Provo Airport and Boat Harbor   by Lyle Bingham    İFrom a Hot-air Balloon   (Apr 2013)
  
         Looking South on the East Side   by Leena Rogers    İLeena Rogers   (Apr 2008)
  

Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron, by Ryan Houston   İRyan Houston    (Aug.2007)
     


  

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