Friday, October 8, 2010

USA - Utah - Antelope Island State Park

Bird watching is a favorite entertainment on Antelope Island where many species of shorebirds and waterfowl can be seen. Shown here are : Pelicans, Seagulls, an American Avocet and a Chukar.

Sent by Karen from Salt Lake City in Utah, USA.

This is from Wikipedia : Antelope Island State Park is a state park located on the island, established in 1981 as part of the Utah State Parks System. The island is accessible via a 7-mile (11 km) causeway from Syracuse in Davis County. Access from I-15 is via exit 332, Antelope Drive (SR-108). The island's shore is mostly (all but west side of the island) relatively flat with beaches and plains to the base of the mountains on the island. These steep mountains are visible from most of the northern Wasatch Front, reaching a maximum elevation of 6,596 feet (2,010 m), which is about 2,500 feet (762 m) above the level of the lake.

Antelope Island State Park operates a 10-watt travelers information station on 530 kHz AM. The transmitter is located on the south side of the causeway close to the island itself. This station can be heard in nearby Ogden and as far south as Salt Lake City. It carries information about the park's hours of operation, as well as promotes upcoming events that the state park coordinates.

On the east side of the island, 11 miles (18 km) south of the causeway, is the Fielding Garr Ranch. Here one can see the oldest (Anglo) building in Utah that is on its original foundation.

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