Mantua Reservoir is a small lake at the town of Mantua. The reservoir has a walking path around the entire lake and provides excellent viewing for waterfowl, divers, and other waterbirds. There are also riparian patches around the lake that provide great cover for migrants and other songbirds. The surrounding land is mostly agricultural.
The easiest birding at Mantua is to park at the parking area below the dam and walk up on to it to scan the water. During spring and fall migration COMMON LOON and HORNED GREBE can be found here. WESTERN, CLARK'S, and EARED GREBE can also be found here during migration and the summer. Various waterfowl and other waterbirds are common here. The riparian habitat gets some interesting birds including EASTERN KINGBIRD, WESTENR TANAGER, and LAZULI BUNTING. The two most notable sightings include a summer record for LEAST FLYCATCHER that was singing away here for multiple days. In January of 2002 a flock of up to 70 COMMON REDPOLL were seen nearby in town, and included a reported HOARY REDPOLL. Mantua is an easy stop when going between Logan and Brigham City and always worth checking out.
From Hwy 89/91 between Brigham City and Logan, take the exit onto 600 North in Mantua. Turn right at the fork and then left into the parking area below the dam. There are other access points around the reservoir as well.