Silliman Lane is the road that leads from the town of Green River, to the Green River WTP (waste water treatment ponds) on the south side of town. The gravel and dirt road passes through farm land for its entirety, and is bordered on the east side by a canal. This creates a descent riparian habitat with large cottonwood trees, various shrubs including willow, and russian olive. A large tree line going east from the road near the south end is very thick habitat. At the end of the road you reach the WTP on your left.
Although birders submit lists from the WTP here on occasion, where birders generally look from is not clear. In the past you could dangerously look from the edge of the interstate, but wanting better and safer looks we found the way tot he ponds through town--via Silliman Lane. The lane is a great birding spot on the way into the ponds, and provides a very different habitat with the open farmland and riparian. Various raptors might be encountered along this stretch including RED-TAILED HAWK and either SHARP-SHINNED or COOPER'S HAWK. During the winter months DARK-EYED JUNCO along with flocks of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW can be found. These flock might include the rare zonotrichia found in Utah and are worth looking through. Int he summer months WESTERN KINGBIRD, SAY'S PHOEBE, and YELLOW WARBLER can be found along the road, while the habitat looks really good for YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and BLUE GROSBEAK. Various migrants can probably be found in the spring and fall given the habitat. If you are here anytime and want to check out the WTP, I highly recommend doing so via Silliman Lane and seeing what non-waterbird species you can find on your way in.
From the intersection of SR-19 and Broadway in Green River, head south on Broadway for .2 miles. Turn left on to Green River Avenue for .3 miles. Turn right onto Airport Road for .2 miles. Here there will be a left turn onto Silliman Lane. The lane continues for .7 miles to the Green River WTP.