This eBird Hotspot is located in NW Weber County approximately 20 minutes west of I-15. From the parking area you have year round access (walk-in, horseback and bicycle only) to the west end of the Rail Trail and access to Harold S. Crane from September 1 - March 1. The area is mostly playa and mudflats with some brackish sloughs mixed in. The Harold S. Crane portion (Sep-Mar) allows motorized traffic to the west and walk-in only traffic to the north.
The best time of year to bird this eBird hotspot is during the Winter months. Locally this location is known best for the three MOUNTAIN PLOVERS found on Christmas Day 2012. Birds more likely to be found during the Winter are SNOW BUNTINGS, LAPLAND LONGSPURS and SHORT-EARED OWLS. This is also a very reliable spot for Horned Larks, American Tree Sparrow, Barn Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, Merlin, Prairie Falcon and Peregrine Falcon.
Take the 12th Street exit off of I-15 and head West on 12th. Head west on 12th Street for 6.7 miles where you will turn North on 6700 W. Take 6700 W 4.1 miles to the North where it dead ends in the parking area.
Thanks to Mike Hearell for this location submission.