Woodside is a ghost town located on the west bank of the shallow Price River in the nearly uninhabited eastern part of Emery County. Its fenced-in filling station is one of the only signs of human activity along the lonely stretch of U.S. Route 6/191 between Wellington and Green River. At one point in the early 1900's the town had a population of over 300 and actually was a thriving small community. Today the property is private and surrounded by fence. The Price River sits to the south lined with cottonwood trees, while sparse desert is found on all sides. Greasewood dominated the landscape, while some shrubsteppe habitat is also present. A cold-water geyser is on the property but is rarely seen from the road anymore. Along the river these is some marsh and wetland habitat as well. Given the remote location in the desert the trees do act as a migrant trap.
This location hasn't received a lot of coverage--most birders passing do just that--and pass without stopping to see what might be around. The trees can be hard to access, but can be birded form the road--albeit dangerously. A small road wraps around the north side of the ghost town through the desert and greasewood. BREWER'S SPARROWS can be found here in the summer months, while WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS fill in during the winter. SAY'S PHOEBE can be found in the area, and WESTERN KINGBIRD are present in the summer months. RED-TAILED HAWK are often seen perching in the trees along the river. Since there aren't a ton of checklists and visits the actual species list is probably much higher and numerous migrant species can probably be found here in May and September. Given how isolated the are is the potential for a mega find here is very high.
From the on ramp at Exit 243 on US-191/6 in Price head south on US-191 for 35.4 miles till you reach Woodside on your right.