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Utah

Rick Viramontes wrote the following: I spotted a bald eagle perched on a mound. About 50 yards off the side of hwy 123, a mile west of East Carbo, Utah.

I have seen a solitary bald eagle twice in Enoch,Utah.In the Spanish Trail sub-division.He has been perched most of the day in a large tree about 100 yards from my home.
Aidan Kelley

There are a few bald eagles seen every day on the east and west side of Highway 89 near Axtell, Utah. With no foliage in the trees they are very easy to spot.
John Forbes
Gunnison, Utah

I saw a bald eagle last week, and again this morning in the same area: Springville, Utah, SR-51, just north of mile marker 1, directly across the street from Hansen Furniture, high up in one of the trees.
Mark Devenport

I have footage of a bald eagle I spotted in a tall tree in Wallsburg, Utah today. 2/17/13, Corner of Center & Main St. He noted me approaching & flew off just as I was immediately under him.
Rachel Andersen

January 22, 2013: Saw a lone bald eagle high in a tree in Fitts Park in South Salt Lake City at approximately 1pm. It was large and beautiful. I was alone in the park. When I reached in my pocket for my cell phone to take a picture, he flew away. I should have settled for a mental picture and maybe I could have had his company a little longer. Lesson learned!
Julie Guarino

Spotted a solitary bald eagle on Jan. 19 near Winchester Park Murray, Utah 84123 while running on a trail near the water.
Amber Wembley

Escalante Canyon, Utah. Down river about 3/4 of a mile downriver. Private property. One eagle diving down for prey in the Escalante River, with ravens chasing after him/her, way cool!
January 2, 2013 10:30 am
Beverly Howland

There are a lot of bald eagles living along the river along hwy 84 & 80 in Utah near Coaltown. Saw a bunch near the town of Echo UT along the river, also Coaltown and near the junction of 84 & 80, Utah
Barbara Spencer

We have seen a lot of bald eagles in our neighborhood in West Point lately. I think we saw them in the past, but didn't realize they were eagles until recently. We have seen at least 5 different eagles sitting in one tree and there are always several eagles in that same tree and/or flying around our neighborhood in that area. I heard there are a lot of eagles just south of us in Farmington Bay so I assume that is where they're coming from. They are pretty amazing.
Haley Hill
West Point, UT

12/12/2009
deer mountain , utah
rt 248 on the northern end of the jordanelle reservoir
david stamegna

My husband spotted the eagle last weekend (Feb 14-15,2009) in a neighbors tree. I saw it flying above me yesterday while getting our mail (Feb. 23, 2009). It was very low flying and following a flock of geese. We live in West Haven, Utah. About 40 miles north of Salt Lake City.
Trudi Rizley

   I noticed in the directory, where you list where to find eagles in many states, that you don't mention Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area (WMA) in Davis County, UT. This is located just a few miles north of Salt Lake City, UT and directly west of Bountiful, UT. This is on the shores of the Great Salt Lake. According to Bill Fennimore, owner of the Wild Bird Center, Layton, UT and a local birding expert, Utah has one of the largest wintering populations of bald eagles in the lower 48, if not the largest. And Farmington Bay WMA has the largest concentration of eagles within Utah. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has an annual Bald Eagle Day in February at several different locations in Utah, where they set up spotting scopes, give field trips and educate the public about eagles.
   Bill Fennimore led a birding field trip to Farmington Bay in February, 2005, in which they counted 408 eagles in one day. It is not unusual to see over 100 eagles within a 2 mile stretch, inside the refuge in late January and early February. The eagles are attracted by carp. The water levels in the waterfowl management ponds are drawn way down and they are poisoned with rotenone. The carp are killed because they stir up the water and muck.┬áThe turbid water from carp rooting around does not allow light to penetrate to the bottom so that the "desirable" plants for waterfowl can thrive and feed the numerous ducks, geese and tundra swans that migrate through the area. Rotenone causes the fish to die of asphyxiation because they can't absorb oxygen. It isn't harmful for humans or animals to eat the fish immediately afterwards. (This is the substance fish and wildlife agencies in many states use to poison trash fish in many lakes throughout the U.S.) Courtesy of Ted Steinke

I live in Heber City, Utah. My 8 year old first spotted the bald eagle while on a drive down Provo Canyon. Since then, we have seen it multiple times. Usually, it is in the same old tree, but occasionally we have seen it flying along the river. Courtesy of Rebecca Chipman

If you are traveling along state route 36 south of Tooele you can see quite a few eagles near Rush Lake and in Faust. Happy Viewing!!Courtesy of Betsy Tueller

Another site for bald eagles is in the Willard Bay area of the Great Salt Lake, Utah. This part of the lake is dyked off from the rest of the lake and is fresh water. The eagles come here from about December to late March to feed on the fish in the bay. When the bay occasionally freezes over, the eagles move up to the Weber River where they have a reliable food source. Courtesy of Adam Hook

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