View Full Version : Info needed for Moab, Utah--Arches NP

buckskin hawk
Sunday 10th July 2005, 19:29
Later I am heading out for another camping trip with my family and want to know if a good birding spot can be found near Moab, Utah?

Monday 11th July 2005, 04:03
Where you're going is a very beautiful area and lots of great hiking and sights! When I was there I wasn't looking for birds but I can tell you some birds you can expect to see. The Canyon Wren is there, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Towhee, and the Common Nighthawk. I'm sorry I don't know any particular spots but just keep your eyes and ears open and you should have yourself a good birding trip! Happy birding! :flyaway:

Steve Gross
Monday 11th July 2005, 04:54
The Matheson Preserve in Moab is one of the birdier spots in the area. Well worth an early morning visit. The few riparian areas in Arches itself can be productive, as would be the banks of the Colorado along River Road.

Best of luck.

Steve in Houston

buckskin hawk
Monday 11th July 2005, 13:00
Thanks I will look up the Matheson preserve. I am really looking forward to this trip. I haven't get many western birds on my list yet. I will be visiting the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Arches NP and Leadville Colorado and should have time for birding at all these spots.

I am using the park's birding lists and doing a little studying before I leave. Looking forward to the spotted towhees, wrens, finches and warblers.

Steve Gross
Monday 11th July 2005, 22:04
Buckskin Hawk:

www.birdingonthe.net has access to the Utah birding LISTSERVE. Recent sightings will be listed there, and you can subscribe in order to post an RFI (request for information).

You can likely access Utah trip reports on Blake Maybank's website

Each of those sites has been very helpful in my trip planning over the years.


Thursday 17th April 2008, 19:58
Check www.utahbirds.org (http://www.utahbirds.org). It has extensive information on Utah birding. For Moab try the Grand County section. (http://www.utahbirds.org/counties/grand/index.html)