The Spruces Campground Professional Review and Guide
"The Spruces Campground offers great birding in an easily accessed montane forest. After leaving UT 190 and passing the entrance station, you have a choice of two major loops in the campground. Each offers a different experience, and both loops are easily walked.
Specialty birds: Hammond’s and Dusky Flycatchers; Western Wood-Pewee; Olive-sided Flycatcher; American Dipper; Townsend’s Solitaire; Swainson’s Thrush; Green-tailed Towhee; Pine Grosbeak; Lazuli Bunting. Other key birds: Turkey Vulture; Cooper’s Hawk; Golden Eagle; Blackchinned, Broad-tailed, and Rufous (mid-July to August) Hummingbirds; Red-naped Sapsucker; Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers; Cordilleran Flycatcher; Warbling Vireo; Steller’s Jay; Tree, Violet-green, and Cliff Swallows; Mountain Chickadee; Red-breasted and White-breasted Nuthatches; Ruby-crowned Kinglet; Mountain Bluebird; Hermit Thrush; Orange-crowned, Virginia’s, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, and MacGillivray’s Warblers; Western Tanager; Chipping, Fox, Song, and Lincoln’s Sparrows; Black-headed Grosbeak; Cassin’s Finch; Pine Siskin; American Goldfinch. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, and helpful general information."