When most people think of bees they think of the honey bee. But the honey bee is just ONE of an estimated 20,000 bees worldwide! Honey bees may get most of the attention but there are over 1100 species of bees in Utah alone! With so much variety there are endless opportunities to view bees in Utah and some are as close as your very own backyard. AND Every year over 7.5 million birds consisting of 257 different species rely on Great Salt Lake to nest, breed and feast during their seasonal migrations. And each year, during the spring migration, people flock to the area to see these birds up close.