The leaves are yellow, orange and red, the morning air is crisp, and warming afternoons reflect Autumn at Promontory, Park City Utah.
Near the Outfitter’s Cabin, a group of adults and children gather with their binoculars and cameras to head out into the color brush, listening and looking for one of the many species of birds found on Promontory’svast acreage. In coordination with Swaner Eco Center experts, the group is ready and prepared to see the indigenous birds of Fall.
Gone are the busy chirps of nest building and new hatchlings. Now, the sounds are rustles, coos and calls. Great Horned Owls, though silent, can be seen with the trained eye, as they camouflage themselves against the aspen bark. Magpies and Ravens, still busy with their sounds, alert those walking the trails that birds are still among us. A feathered group known as a banditry of chickadee, can be seen in the brush and in abandoned hollowed spaces. Bird watchers might see red tail hawk and turkey vultures. While hawk’s flight is smooth and silent, the turkey vulture flight is a little erratic above, but nonetheless, a skilled flyer.
Whether you walk or bike the trails, discover our terrain. Spanning more than 30 + miles, there is so much to discover this fall. Hear it, see it and discover it at Promontory in Park City, Utah.