Directions: From Elberta go west 3.5 miles on US 6 and bear left
onto a small asphalt road. This is the beginning of the loop. If
you are birding in the evening, the light might be better if you start at the
other end. (In that case, proceed toward Eureka another 5.3 mile and turn
left -- if you make it to Eureka you've gone 0.2 miles too far -- then make
the stops in reverse order of the list below).
Suggested Stops: Six specific stopping places are suggested below
(with species you might see in the spring): Listen and watch for birds
between these points. Good birds could show up anywhere along the
- After leaving the main highway, go about 1 1/2 miles to some elm trees
on the right side of the road. This is a good place for Juniper
Titmice (they have been know to nest in the elm trees), Bewick's
Wren as well as
other Pinyon-Juniper specialties.
- Go another 0.8 miles and turn left on the worn asphalt road (the road
going right reconnects to the highway about a half a mile away). Continue 0.9 miles to
Dividend (the old mining town -- see photo #1 & #1a ) where there is a spacious parking area. Look for Bushtits,
Mountain Bluebirds, Brewer's Sparrows, swallows and raptors.
- Continue another 1/2 mile where the road goes up a ravine (see
photo #2). It's good to walk along this stretch of the road
where the Maple, Pinyon and Juniper trees, Squaw Bushes, Sage Brush and
Rabbit Brush provide a good habitat for warblers and vireos
and the rocky north side provides good habitat for Rock Wren and
- Proceed a little more than a mile to a "horseshoe turn" (see
photo #3) going around a steep draw with a good accumulation of trees.
This is a good place for Black-throated Gray Warblers, and Gray
Flycatcher in appropriate habitat.
- Continue up and over the hill about a half mile to where two dirt
roads take off to the left, (see photo #4) (one is a
short, very steep one going straight up the hill). Check the
maple and chokecherry trees along the main road as well as the
southern-most dirt road (you'll need to walk up this one) for warblers,
vireos, Green-tailed and Spotted Towhees, and
Dusky Flycatchers. (This is where a Golden-winged Warbler was
seen on 16 Jun 2001)
- Go down the road another half mile to an open more flat area, near the
highway, with some rocks poking up (stop maybe 0.2 mile before you get to
the highway). If you haven't seen a Green-tailed Towhee, Sage
Phoebe, or Mountain Bluebird at this point, this is a good
place for a last try.
Specialty Birds: (Spring) Bushtit, Juniper Titmouse, Brewer's
Sparrow, Rock Wren, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Dusky Flycatcher, Gray
Bluebird, and Say's Phoebe (Chukar, Black-throated Sparrow and the second
Golden-winged Warbler for Utah have also been seen).
eBird Data: |
Dividend Road |
East Tintic Mountains |
Field Trip Reports: |
26 May 2009 |
9 Jul 2005 |