The Great Salt Lake has been called America’s Serengeti for birds. This saltwater marvel is the largest wetland area in the American West. Its 400,000 acres of wetlands provide habitat for over 230 bird species traveling from the tip of South America, north to the Northwest Territories and as far west as Siberia. These wetlands and surrounding mudflats are vital habitat for 8-10 million individual migratory birds with many species gathering at the Lake in larger populations than anywhere else on the planet.

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The Great Salt Lake is critical habitat for birds throughout the Western Hemisphere.  Its hard to overstate the importance of the Bear River and the Great Salt Lake to migratory bird species with many species gathering in larger population numbers than anywhere else on the entire planet.