Except for one fleeting glance of a Chukar at the end of November I have not seen Chukars on Antelope Island for several months. Typically I see them all year long and they really stand out after a snow like the Chukar in the image above photographed in January of 2013.
The Chukars might be on the west side of the island which isn’t accessible by vehicle. Chukars aren’t migratory birds but they do wander around the island.
I also hope that the Chukars haven’t gotten the West Nile Virus that killed so many Bald Eagles last winter here in Utah.
Their absence is puzzling and I find myself missing the Antelope Island’s Chukars.
Addendum: There have been Chukars by the visitor center and higher up on hillsides.