Pineview Reservoir is a 2870 acre body of water located approximately 10 miles east of Ogden in Weber County. At 4900' above sea level it was constructed in 1937 when the Ogden River was dammed. It is surrounded by agricultural, shrub steppe, and riparian habitats. Although the camping areas and the Cemetery Point Picnic Area require fees, the vast majority of this reservoir can be birded at no charge.
Birding is at its best in early Spring and late Fall when the water isn't frozen but, the water temps are too cold for recreational boating. The best way to look for birds is scanning the waters surface from one of the many pull-offs with a spotting scope or viewing birds in the areas surrounding the reservoir. Nesting OSPREY on the north arm and BOBOLINK in the surrounding agricultural fields are birds to be expected during late spring,while such rarities as PACIFIC LOON, TRUMPETER SWAN, RED-NECKED and HORNED GREBE, WHITE-WINGED and SURF SCOTER have all been reported. BLACK ROSY-FINCH might be found during colder months.
From the 12th Street exit off I-15 take SR-39 (12th Street) east for approximately 10 miles.
Thanks to Mike Hearell for this location submission.