Tundra Swan Day Saturday in northern Utah
Published: March 8, 2012 10:29AM
Updated: March 6, 2012 05:41PM
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Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune Isaac Metcalf, a Utah Department of Wildlife Rescources wildlife technician, looks through a high-power spotting scope counting some of the thousands of tundra swans at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge West of Brigham City. The swans are in the middle of their migration with an estimated 40,000 birds stopping over in northern Utah.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are hosting the annual Tundra Swan Day on Saturday, March 10, at three locations: Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area and the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

The free event is held in conjunction with the annual spring migration of tundra swans as they return to the Arctic to nest and rear young.

Wildlife officials will be on hand with spotting scopes and to answer questions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Farmington Bay and Salt Creek. Viewing at Bear River Refuge will go from sunrise to sunset.