Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area -- North Parking Lot is the north access to Ogden Bay WMA. The WMA is a State owned and operated wetland area that is managed for waterfowl. From the parking area you can access open water, wetlands, playa, canals and upland grass/brush. The areas to the North of the parking area are privately owned agricultural lands.
The main area for birds at this location is a shallow pond just SE of the main gate/walk-in access. Although birding can be good at this location year round, the best times of the year are in the Spring and during late Summer. In the Spring the pond is kept with about 30% exposed mud flats that attract many wading birds such as AMERICAN AVOCETS, both species of YELLOWLEGS and the largest accumulation of LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER in the county. After the pond is flooded in late April it turns to mainly waterfowl and WHITE-FACED IBIS. Some rarities that have been found at this location are TRUMPETER SWAN, GREATER SCAUP, SWAMP SPARROW and TROPICAL KINGBIRD. The slowest time of the year for birding is during waterfowl season (Oct-Feb).
Ogden Bay North Parking Lot is 9.5 miles (20 minutes) from the Ogden-12th ST. exit in Weber County. After taking the 12th ST. Exit, head west on 12th (1200 S) for 7.6 miles where you will turn south onto 7500 W. Travel south on 7500 W until the road dead ends at the parking area to Ogden Bay WMA north access. Feb-Sept this is as far as you can travel in a vehicle but, walk-in access is available along the east road year round. Oct-Feb (waterfowl season) you can continue to two other parking areas, one is directly south and one is 1/4 mile to the west.
Thanks to Mike Hearell for this location submission.