The University of Utah campus is located in the northeast area of Salt Lake City and represents an urban oasis with between the rest of the city and the foothills to the east. Ornamental plantings like flowering pear around President's Circle offer birds food and shelter while many large trees draw birds in. Trails from east side of campus lead to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and adjacent foothills and offer additional birding opportunities.
Many birds nest on campus including CALIFORNIA QUAIL, COOPER'S HAWK, KILLDEER, AMERICAN KESTREL, WESTERN KINGBIRD, COMMON RAVEN, BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE and CLIFF SWALLOW. The area near the foothills contain additional birds like WESTERN MEADOWLARK and migrating raptors like GOLDEN EAGLE, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, RED-TAILED HAWK and PRAIRIE FALCON. Fruiting trees in winter draw in CEDAR WAXWINGS and the occasional BOHEMIAN WAXWING. Both spring and fall migration bring new birds to the campus, drawn in its sea of green with COMMON NIGHTHAWK, hummingbirds, flycatchers, warblers, WESTERN TANAGER and BULLOCK'S ORIOLE. Red Butte Creek flows through the southern part of campus and attracts LAZULI BUNTING, YELLOW WARBLER and WARBLING VIREO.
The University of Utah campus can be reached by taking the 400S east from 1-15 or by going north on Foothill Drive from I-80. Mario Capecchi Dr, North Campus Dr and East Medical Dr all bracket the campus and offer ways to visit different areas.