Timpanogos Wastewater Treatment Plant

Timpanogos WTP with Mt. Timpanogos in the Background    by Eric Huish    ©Eric Huish

Submitted by Eric Huish

Description: The birding habitat at the Timpanogos Wastewater Treatment Plant is a series of sewer treatment settling ponds and wetland habitat along the Utah Lake shoreline.

Directions: Take The 2nd Pleasant Grove Exit off I-15 (Exit #275) then turn West. Go straight through the next intersection then turn left after the railroad tracks. You are now at the treatment plant. Drive straight through the treatment plant until you reach the T in the road at the ponds. Go right or left, this is a loop road around the ponds and will bring you back to the same spot.

Birding: This area is good for sparrows, waterfowl, and hawks in the winter and the regular marsh birds in the summer. Drive the dirt road that loops around the ponds. Check the ponds for waterfowl and the fields for sparrows and hawks. Make sure you check the trees along the back edge for a Barn Owl. Stop at the little turn out at the Southeast corner of the loop and check the marsh and Utah Lake. When the plant is closed they lock the gates and there is no way out. Make sure you are out well before closing time and keep out of the way of the machinery. We donít want to be an inconvenience.

Spring - Summer: April 1 - October 31 Mon - Fri 6:30 - 5:30 Sat 6:30 - 4:30 Closed Sun.
Fall - Winter: November 1 - March 31 Mon - Fri 7:30 - 4:30 Sat 7:30 - 4:00 Closed Sun.

Birds: Canada Goose, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser (winter), Red-breasted Merganser, Pied-billed
Grebe, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Merlin (winter), Virginia Rail, Barn Owl,
Belted Kingfisher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Tree Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Tree Sparrow (winter), Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow (Rare Winter), White-crowned Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird.

     Nearby:  | Inlet Park | Jordan River Parkway - Lehi | Highland Glen Park | American Fork Marina |
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