"The Virgin River Parkway is one of the St. George area’s highly accessible and bird-friendly municipal parks. The parkway, which is shared by cyclists, joggers, and pedestrians, is paved and runs along a 2-mile stretch of the river below its confluence with the Santa Clara River. The path follows a bench along the west shore of the Virgin River, the floodplain of which is wide here.
key birds: Green Heron; Gambel’s Quail; Lesser Nighthawk; Belted Kingfisher; Greater Roadrunner; Ladder-backed Woodpecker; Black-chinned Hummingbird; Black Phoebe; Vermilion and Ash-throated Flycatchers; Western Kingbird; Bell’s Vireo; Northern Rough-winged and Cliff Swallows; Verdin; Bewick’s Wren; Orange-crowned, Lucy’s, Yellow, Black-throated Gray (spring and fall), Townsend’s (fall), Yellow-rumped, and Yellow-throated Warblers; Abert’s Towhee; Song and White-crowned Sparrows; Black-headed and Blue Grosbeaks; Hooded and Bullock’s Orioles; Lesser 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."