Gillmor Audubon Sanctuary is part of the Great Salt
Lake wetland ecosystem; an internationally recognized site
in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, and a
vital pathway for millions of nesting and migrating birds.
The five major bays of Great Salt Lake are individually recognized
as Globally Important
Bird Areas. The world's largest breeding populations of
Snowy Plover, White-faced Ibis, California Gull, and Franklin's
Gull gather each year on the lake. The rich abundance of brine
shrimp, brine flies and other insects produced at Great Salt
Lake provide forage for the world's largest staging numbers
of migrating Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Phalarope, Eared Grebe,
and American Avocet. Large percentages of other world populations
of bird species, such as Wilson's Phalarope, Tundra Swan,
American White Pelican, and Northern Pintail, use the lake
for some part of their life cycle.
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more about our rich environmental history.
Please note: There is curently no public access to
the Sanctuary. For more information, please contact us at
(801) 966-0464, or email Ella