Black-necked Stilt – Farmington Bird Sanctuary; Farmington, Utah: About forty miles south of the famous Bear River NWR is the Farmington Bird Sanctuary. Farmington is a little known bird photography paradise along the eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake. Like Bear River, Farmington host the same species of birds, but it is smaller, and the birds seem a bit less shy. Along with stilts, American avocets, cinnamon teal, coot, yellow-headed and red-winged blackbirds nest right up to the road. Another thing, fewer people visit this sanctuary as compared with Bear River, meaning less disturbance when shooting.