A large green space in the middle of the Avenues of Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City Cemetery offers some peace and quiet from the business of the city and prime opportunities to find birds, especially in winter and migration with its many trees and food sources.
Birding is best done in the cemetery by driving around and looking and listening for birds. The cemetery can act as a migrant trap in spring and fall drawing in birds with its urban "forest" habitat bringing in flycatchers, warblers and other neotropics. Winter can bring some of the best birding however with variety of mountain species like RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE and TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE finding their way down with the possibility of many different types of finches like CASSIN'S FINCH, RED and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, PINE SISKIN and EVENING GROSBEAKS possible as well. All this bird activity can act as a magnet for raptors particularly accipiters like NORTHERN GOSHAWK and SHARP-SHINNED and COOPER'S HAWKS and falcons such as MERLIN and AMERICAN KESTREL all being recorded here.
There are multiple entrances to the cemetery with the easiest ones on the south side from 4th Ave and on the north from 11th Ave