Virtual Birding Trip at Deseret RanchBilly Fenimore
Deseret Ranch Virtual Wildlife Adventure
Deseret Ranch is a Utah’s large ranch sprawling (over 220,000 acres). The ranch is managed under a holistic program where wildlife and their habitats are nurtured. Deseret Ranch is recognized as a Global Important Bird Area (GIBA). It is designated as a National Audubon Important Bird Area (IBA). A diversity of habitats will be explored from sub alpine, mixed montane coniferous and aspen forests to riparian stream corridors, sage-steppe, desert scrub, grassland, wet meadow, pond and lake. During a typical birding day on Deseret Ranch we will see over 100 bird species. We will take you virtually throughout these habitats and share with you my passion for our feathered friends and the beautiful landscape they call home. Over 275 bird species have been recorded here (62% of the Utah Bird List) and 170 species nest on the ranch (38% of the Utah Bird List). Ranch specialty birds are Greater Sage Grouse, Ferruginous Hawk, Calliope Hummingbird, Burrowing and Flammulated Owl, Prairie Falcon,
Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Gray and Dusky Flycatcher, to name a few. Additionally, we often see moose, elk, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, along with carpet waves of wild flowers in season, butterflies and dragonflies.
Deseret Ranch is a model demonstration project demonstrating that conservation efforts nurturing wildlife are feasible while affording a gainful enterprise, as a working cattle ranch. Your Guide: Billy Fenimore is the owner of Wild About Birds Nature Center. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, sportsmen, conservationist, and professional birding guide. He leads trips throughout Utah, the West, Florida and the Caribbean.