Emery County is a large, sparsely populated county (10,000~ residents) located in east central Utah. 3 notable natural wonders occur here: The San Rafael Swell in the southwest, the book cliffs in the northeast, and the green river cutting form north to south on the east side. These three areas contain most of the birding hot spots here, but ironically they are rarely visited, and remain some of the most underbirded locations in the state. The Book Cliffs and the swell are potentially untapped birding resources with the status and distribution of even common species being relatively unknown to the general birding public. These areas are exciting for birders, and could provide new opportunities to make some great discoveries for birding in Utah. For the most part the county isn't a birding destination but mostly accessed by birders traveling to southeastern Utah from the Wasatch Front. US-191/6 and I-70 cut across the landscape providing quick and easy passage--just don't miss out on the great birding the county has to offer by skipping it altogether. Almost all the main hot spots can be reached form the main roads in just minutes--with several right along the corridor. Green River, Woodside, and Horse Canyon Road are all great locations with multiple birding spots accessible!
Locations in Emery County: