Mill Race Park is a great place to find migrating waterfowl that follow the Jordan River due to its eastern border running along the river and a freshwater pond stocked with fish. Riparian habitats only add to the habitat and bird totals.
Mill Race Pond is famous for being one of the first locations in Northern Utah to host NEOTROPIC CORMORANT. While not always seen, reports come out every year of this recent addition to the Utah bird scene. Many species of ducks have been reported here including CINNAMON and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER and COMMON AND HOODED MERGANSER. Other waterbirds such as SNOWY AND GREAT EGRETS, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and SPOTTED SANDPIPER have been recorded as well. CASPIAN and FORSTER'S TERNS have been noted along with every species of swallow except for Purple Martin. Mill Race Park also receives its share of migrants like flycatchers with some of them like BULLOCK'S ORIOLE even sticking around to nest.
Take 1-15 to exit 300 (5400S) and head west on 5400S. After crossing the Jordan River take your next right into the park. The pond is located on the east side of the park near the river.