Review Species Reported This Month:
Neotropic Cormorant Juab Co.
Salt Lake Co.
Glossy Ibis Washington Co.
Painted Bunting Salt Lake Co.
Alice Lindahl (4 Apr 2009) - Our birding class saw our first Forster's
Tern north of the Oxbow Overlook and we encountered a surprising number of
Bald Eagles today, 13 on the morning trip 11 in the afternoon. Many are immature
Carol Gwynn (18 Apr 2009) - Willets and Franklin's Gulls were
the new birds of the year for me along the Antelope Island Causeway today.
Eric Huish (9 Apr 2009) - Matt Mills just called me (10:40 Apr 9). He just saw a
group of three cormorants flying from Chicken Creek Reservoir last seen circling
across freeway towards the town of Mills. One of the cormorants was "half
the size of the others with a longer tail".
Matt Mills just called again (11:30). The Neotropic
Cormorant came back to Chicken Creek Reservoir. It came back by itself,
circled a few times and landed at the far south end, close to the road. It was
at the South end of the Reservoir (but not out where he could see it) when Matt
Lu Giddings (10 Apr 2009) - Four Horned Grebe were seen at Mona Reservoir
(Juab county) early this afternoon between the boat ramp and the dam on the west
side of the lake. While all four were in the same general area, each was doing
its own thing. Three were in breeding plumage and the fourth was in mid-molt
between winter and breeding plumage. Three were feeding just a few feet from
shore while the fourth was about 100 feet out. (photos)
David Allan ( 25 Apr 2009) - I saw a single WHITE-WINGED DOVE Friday 4/24 at
~6:05 p.m. on Sink Road in Millard Co. The dove was perched on the guardrail at
the southeast corner the bridge crossing the Sevier River about 1 mile south of
Lu Giddings (25 Apr 2009) - A Stilt Sandpiper in non-breeding plumage
was seen in an irrigated field about five miles north of Delta at about 2 p.m.
this afternoon. It was feeding with long-billed dowitchers, greater and lesser
yellowlegs, and western and least sandpipers, which provided a nice opportunity
for comparison and contrast.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
Keeli Marvel (2 Apr 2009) - Today I saw a Red-breasted Merganser on
the pond at Sugarhouse Park, hanging out with Canada Geese, domestic/Mallard
ducks, pigeons, and various gulls. I also flushed a drake Wood Duck from
the pond at Nibley Golf Course.
Shelly Spencer (8 Apr 2009) - Out during lunch this afternoon and spotted the
Peregrine Falcon's and from the looks of it we should see eggs pretty
Tim Avery (15 Apr 2009) - [In Cottonwooe Heights]... As I was getting ready
to leave I caught a glimpse of two large dark birds chasing each other around in
the air on the west side of the pond. After grabbing my binos. I watched as they
swooped and flew around in circles for a couple minutes. To my surprise the
birds were Common Grackles!
Ann Neville (16 Apr 2009) - Today out at the ISSR I saw a White-faced ibis
(1), Marbled Godwits (10), Wilson Phalarope (1), Peeps (7) Savannah
Sparrow singing away (2) ...
Tim Avery (19 Apr 2009) The Harris's Sparrow previously reported along
the Jordan River between 3100-3200 South was still present this morning. To make
things even more interesting the bird was actually singing when I arrived!
Ann Neville (22 Apr 2009) - I saw a Lewis's woodpecker on Kennecott
property on a power pole. If it is still there you may be able to see if from
9400 West and ~3500 South. It caught my eye when it did a swoop turn then perch.
Richard Young (22 Jul 2009) - In April, 2009, I regularly visited a
location in Salt Lake County known as Winchester Park to photograph birds. On a
couple of occasions, I photographed cormorants there, not knowing until now that
they are Neotropic Cormorants; and I assume, a notable find. (Photos)
Kimberly Roush (25 Apr 2009) - Male & female RED CROSSBILLS at feeder in
Pinebrook this am. The majority of the pine siskin flock finally moved on so the
crossbills stayed to eat a bit.
Joyce Morgan (305 Apr 2009) - I have what I am pretty sure is a Painted
Bunting visiting my feeders right now. My field guide says their habitat is
in the south and they migrate east. Is it pretty unusual to see them in Utah?
(at feeders Rose Park, Salt Lake City)
Candy Zaffisc (26 Apr 2009) - I last time I saw a White-winged Dove in my
yard on Dugway on 20 May 2007. And I just saw one a few minutes ago. Very cool!!
I got a good 3-4 minute view in binocs of the beautiful blue eye-ring and white
on the leading edge of its wings.
Keeli Marvel (19 Apr 2009) - Birded around the Provo Airport Dike around noon
today. Saw all the usual species, plus a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in the trees on
the east side of the road midway between corners where the road juts around the
south end of the airport ...
Josh Kreitzer (23 Apr 2009) - I saw a Grasshopper Sparrow on the Provo
Airport dike road on Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in the mid-morning. It hopped onto
the road, crossed the road (going north) and then hopped through the fence and
Rick Fridell (14 Apr 2009) - There is a cooperative male Anna's Hummingbird
hanging around at Red Cliffs Campground, Washington Co, UT. Actually there
is a female as well, nesting in the cottonwoods along the creek, but she is very
difficult to find. (Photos)
Rick Fridell (20 Apr 2009) - This afternoon (4/20 ~ 5:15p) there was an adult
Glossy Ibis with a flock of around 200 White-faced Ibis in the Washington
Fields (Washington Co., UT). The Ibis were in the northwestern most field in the
Washington Fields; on the north side of the y-drain where it drops into the
Virgin River floodplain. (Photos)
Bill Fenimore (19 Apr 2009) - Happy to report that the Red Crossbills
have found Farmington and my backyard. Yesterday, there were four female and one
male red crossbill on
the blackoil sunflower feeder. We also had a fairly large group of cassins finch
yesterday and today.