Review Species Reported This Month:
Red-throated Loon Salt Lake Co.
Neotropic Cormorant Salt Lake Co.,
Glossy Ibis Utah Co.
Mountain Plover Davis
Painted Redstart Washington Co.
Painted Bunting Davis
BOX ELDER COUNTY
David Wheeler (27 Apr 2013) - There were 2 Horned Grebes
at Mantua yesterday, in breeding plumage, right near the boat launch.
Mike Hearell (8 Apr 2013) - I temporarily gave up on finding
Snowy Plovers in Weber and went out to the SW corner of Willard Bay to see
them. I wasn't disappointed in finding 14 of the little guys/gals.
Jason St Sauver (7 Apr 2013) - Had a lovely morning around the Bear River
Refuge loop this morning - with nearly 70 species seen including first of the
year Great & Snowy Egrets. Also first Barn & Bank
Swallows mixed in with the hundreds of Tree & Cliff Swallows,
2 Peregrine Falcons - and several pairs of grebes running!
Nancy Williams (8 Apr 2013) - [Providence] - We had a
half dozen Evening Grosbeaks at our feeders from March 27-30. Since then
we've had dozens of American
Goldfinches every morning, and 4 Cassin's Finches. I live on
the bench in Providence.
Norm Jenson (30 Apr 2013) - [Antelope Island Causeway]
- RUDDY TURNSTONE on AIC causeway between mile markers 4 and 5 north
Bryant Olsen (30 Apr 2013) - [Garr Ranch] - PAINTED
BUNTING at Garr Ranch in the Russian Olives near burnt our brush pile.
Dennis Shirley (27 Apr 2013) - The RED KNOTS reported
by Dave Wheeler were still in the same spot on the south side of the AIC today
at noon. There were seven and were mixed in with a flock of Black-bellied Plover
and one AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. They were south out from the 50mph sign
at about mile 5.5.
David Wheeler (27 Apr 2013) - Yesterday evening I
found myself near the causeway after a day of birding. I saw two SEMIPALMATED
PLOVERS north of the first bridge. There were six RED KNOTS south of
the road in the first mudflats past the gate, along with many BB PLOVERS.
Mike Hearell (26 Apr 2013) - Blue-winged Teal,
Solitary Sandpiper. 1325 W Farmington Bay.
Tana Hunter (26 Apr 2013) - [Farmington] - Two male
Horned Grebes at the Buffalo Ranch trail head yesterday.
David Wheeler (25 Apr 2013) - A little after lunch,
there were two Semipalmated Plovers on the south side of the Antelope
Island Causeway at about mile 3.5.
Dave Hanscom (25 Apr 2013) - Yesterday was causeway day. Bobs MacDougall
and Huntington joined me to look for the WW Scoter... Hanging out with a
half dozen Black-bellied Plovers on the north side at about mile 5 was a
black bellied Dunlin.
Mike Hearell (13 Apr 2013) - Started my day on AIC
where the numbers of Black-bellied Plovers and Willets are increasing but
the highlight was the WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, furthest west bridge, south
Kendall Watkins (10 Apr 2013)- The two Mountain
Plovers were still there at 5:40 when we left. Also on the causeway we saw 3
very close Black-bellied Plovers. One male, an immature molting bird, and
Ned Bixler (10 Apr 12013) - [Antelope Island] - Doug Mead and I saw the
MOUNTAIN PLOVERS at White Rock Bay Campground, Antelope Island. There were
several other birders there also.
Norm Jenson (8 Apr 2013) - Watching Long-eared Owls
on Antelope Island a Bobcat introduces himself to David Wheeler, later two
Peregrine Falcons make the skies over Farmington Bay come alive, the Wood
Ducks stayed put.
David Wheeler (3 Apr 2013) - There were two
Burrowing Owls directly west of the visitor center on Antelope Island this
weekend, due north of where the road straightens out after that sharp turn from
Norm Jenson (1 Apr 2013) - [Antelope Island] -
Lincoln Sparrow at Garr Ranch.
Pat Jividen (25 Apr 2013) - First Broad-tailed Hummingbird of the
year, at our cabin in Tabiona.
David Allen (25 Apr 2013) - [Oak City] - Had our FOS
Black-chinned Hummingbird at a feeder in my backyard in Oak City
on Monday 4/22. There were two there early this morning. My wife tells me she
saw 52+ Evening Grosbeaks in our Oak City backyard. I saw FOS Barn
Swallows and Savannah Sparrows in the Fool Creek Sinks along
Sink Rd on my way home from work yesterday evening. Saw my first Great
Horn Owlet of the season in Lynndyl. I also caught a couple of
Swainson's Hawks mating in Lynndyl.
Dave Hanscom (25 Apr 2013) - Stopped at Rockport on
the way home. The white geese were gone, but a small flock of Marbled Godwits
were hanging out on the shore by the highway. Didn't see any Bonaparte's this
time, but several Franklin's Gulls. Still lots of Common Loons.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
Jack Binch (28 Apr 2013) - I just got back from a
hike up Butterfield Canyon. Not too many birds yet. I saw a robin,
Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Wild Turkey, Bushtit, Turkey Vulture,
and some Tree Swallows.
Bryant Olsen (27 Apr 20130 - This morning around
9am I re-located the RED-THROATED LOON at Lee Kay. It was south of the
gazebo on the "gull" pond, diving frequently. It then took flight and flew
south,and appeared to land in the ponds near the dog training area ,behind the
gates (which were open). Also present were 2 NEOTROPIC CORMORANTS on the
west pond, and I saw an apparent SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER mixed in with
some LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS. Lots of SNOWY EGRETS and FORSTER'S
Brad (27 Apr 2013) - Virginia Warbler (life
bird for me) up City Creek this morning. The Lazuli Buntings are back
Mattew Wallace (26 Apr 2013) - [East Millcreek] -
Just spotted the first Swallows of the year in our area. I presume they are
Barn Swallows. There are a few flying above the trees along Millcreek
between 2300 and 2700 East.
Joe Rossi (26 Apr 2013) - Had a first time visitor
Lazuli Bunting to my feeder in Murray twice in the last 10 minutes.
Bryant Olsen (25 Apr 2013) - Bryant Olsen is
reporting a Red-throated Loon in the west pond at Lee Kay Ponds.
David Wheeler (8 Apr 2013) - The Blue-winged
Teal reported a few days back south of
Saltair, Salt Lake Co.,
are/is still there. The pond is at the Saltair exit of I-80 (I believe that's
Exit 104), near Tooele Co, south of the Interstate, north of the eastbound
Richard Young (6 Apr 2013) - For those of you who
frequent Big Cottonwood Park, keep an eye out for a male Wood Duck on the
pond (first one Iíve ever seen there!) I happened on it after sunset, lousy
David Wheeler (3 Apr 2013) - I managed to get out
to the SW-most of the Lee Kay ponds after work today. ...The Long-tailed Duck, at a little after 6 pm, was way north of this spot,
almost to the north bank, clearly visible in a scope. Beauty. There was also a
Great Egret in a little pond on the south side of the road near there
earlier in the day.
Dave Hanscom (25 Apr 2013) - Went over to Henefer after seeing Weston
Smith's report of a Wood Duck in the sewage ponds. Thanks for a new
county bird, Weston! Also quite a few Bonaparte's Gulls in varying
Weston Smith (22 Apr 2013) - There was a pair of
Cackling Geese as well as a pair of Wood Ducks in the South pond of
the Henefer Sewer Lagoons in Summit County at about 10:30am today.
Deedee O'Brien (24 Apr 2013) -
While working on a
raptor nest survey in the West Desert today Jack Clark and I saw many good
birds - Western Kingbird in Faust, 1 LB Curlew; A. Pipits,
Bluebird, a very bright Audubon's Warbler, and a few swallows - N.
Rough-winged and Tree, a Juniper Titmouse, Sage Thrasher,
lots of Horned Larks and Western Meadowlarks, my 1st
Brown-headed Cowbirds of the year on ground next to a cow...
Oliver Hansen (12 Apr 2013) - Went back out to Timpie
springs tonight at sunset. A colony of Cliff Swallows has set up camp on
the overpass at the Timpie springs exit. Glad they found their way back from
Argentina. I walked out on the dike quite a ways and was able to a lot of the
same birds as earlier in the week: AVOCETS, WILLETS, SAVANNAH SPARROWS,
PELICANS, and an assortment of TEALS and other duck species. There was a
PERIGRINE FALCON hanging out on a big structure with some sort of water
tower thing on the top...
Eric Huish (13 Apr 2013) - This morning there was a
White-winged Dove cooing away at the mouth of Ophir Canyon in Tooele Co. I
turned around and found the dove in the top of a tree.
Oliver Hansen (12 Apr 2013) - There are 15+ Turkey
Vultures continuing to use the large Cottonwood trees on the corner of West
and Main in Grantsville. I have seen them 3 or 4 times this week.
Oliver Hansen (4 Apr 2013) - I was with some
people botanizing (yes it's a word) yesterday on Stansbury Island and also went
back today to hike up to the high point on the island. ROCK WRENS and
W. MEADOWLARKS galore. Also, flushed a few CHUKAR. There were also
30+ AVOCETS and a handful of B-N STILTS in some of the evaporation
ponds right off of the exit to the island on I-80...
Oliver Hansen (4 Apr 2013) - Was at Clover Springs
campground (west of Rush Valley) this morning. Mountain Bluebirds, Towhees,
Juniper Titmice, and a few other normal species I've been seeing up that
canyon. The best surprise was seeing 4 RED-NAPED SAPSUCKERS...
Eric Huish (1 Apr 2013) - I drove out to Tooele
yesterday for a family get-together. So of course I birded on my way out
and on my way back. Stopped at Ophir Canyon where I found Juniper Titmice,
Bushtits, Pinyon Jay, Mountain Bluebirds, Clark's Nutcrackers and heard
singing Canyon Wrens...
Eric Huish (30 Apr 2013) - There is a Solitary Sandpiper at
Lakeshore Drive Pond in Provo.
Eric Huish (28 Apr 2013) - I woke up this morning to the sound of
Evening Grosbeaks outside my bedroom window. A flock of about 20 have been
here all morning long...
Jeff Cooper (28 Apr 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - 1
summer Common Loon on Manila Creek Pond.
Douglas Mead (28 Apr 2013) - [Lehi] - 3 Glossy
Ibis now along with the other species previously reported on Powell Lake..
Eric Peterson (27 Apr 2013) - [Lehi] - I visited
Powell Lake this evening...was able to locate a Horned Grebe in the north
pond close to where the Baird's had been seen...
Dennis Shirley (27 Apr 2013) - A SOLITARY
SANDPIPER was seen this afternoon by Steve and Cindy Summerfeld and I at
Powell Lake , west Lehi in the north mud flat. Least, Western, Baird's,
and Spotted Sandpipers were also present.
Eric Huish ( 27 Apr 2013) - I birded the foothills at the south end of
Saratoga Springs early this morning to look for the Grasshopper Sparrows ....
Eric Huish (26 Apr 2013) - I birded the east end of the Provo Airport
Dike this morning...A Western
Kingbird and Green-tailed Towhee were new arrivals.
--Last night at my feeders in Pleasant Grove I had new arrivals, 3
Lazuli Buntings and 1 male Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Cassin's
Dave Hancom (25 Apr 2013) - I visited Dennis
Shirley's favorite little marsh yesterday in hopes of
finding a Blue-winged Teal. No luck on that, but there was a lone Red-necked
Eric Huish (25 Apr 2013) - I birded Powell's Lake
and Pioneer Crossing Ponds in Lehi this afternoon. At Pioneer Crossing Ponds
there were over a hundred Marbled Godwits and about 50 Red-necked
Phalaropes and 20 Wilson's Phalaropes.
Felicia Pimentel (22 Apr 2013) - Just barely had
the first LAZULI BUNTING (male) briefly at my feeders. Feels way early,
but exciting, too. I live in Highland by the mouth of AF canyon.
Douglas Mead (21 Apr 2013) - Observed 5 LAPLAND LONGSPURS in the
sage and grass near the SE corner of Camp Williams in Saratoga Springs at 3:20
Kay Stone (18 Apr 2013) - Have just been to Powell's Lake west of
Lehi and have seen the following birds: Great Egret, ... Black Crowned Night
Heron,... Lesser Yellowlegs, Lesser and Western Sandpipers, Baird's Sandpipers...and many, many AW
Jeff Cooper (13 Apr 2013) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Northern Mocking
Bird, fence line and phragmites 200 yards south of control tower.
White-throated Swifts, south of control tower mixed with swallows.
Brad Stevenson (11 Apr 2013) - [Pioneer Crossing,
American Fork] - Thanks to reports from others I was able to find the Eurasian Wigeon at the Far East side of the Pioneer Crossing ponds.
Eric Huish (10 Apr 2013) - I woke up early this
morning and drove up Spanish Fork Canyon to check out the Emma Park
Sage-Grouse lek... Yesterday evening I stopped at Lindon Beach and saw 3 Bonaparte's Gulls fly by. One landed on the beach
for a moment. I also got my FOY Violet-green and Cliff Swallows.
On Monday Morning there was a small flock of Red-breasted Mergansers in
Utah Lake near the Southwest Corner of the Provo Airport Dike.
Alona Huffaker (7 Apr 2013) -[Springville] -
I have had a few Evening Grosbeaks visiting my feeders off and on
yesterday and today. They are also in the trees just south of my house and I can
hear them in the trees about a block west of here. 1195 S 700 E.
Jeff Cooper (4 Apr 2013) -[Provo Airport Dike] - I
saw and photographed an adult Neotropic Cormorant around 2:40 this
afternoon. The bird was in the moat on the east side of the airport. I took 3110
West from Center Street to get onto the dike road. It was about 1/4 of a mile
south on the dike road. The bird had the white "V" bordering the bill and dark
Bryant Olsen (4 Apr 2013) - This past Sunday I headed down
to Washington county for some spring fun and birding. First stop was Skipper Bay
trail in Utah county, where I finally got the EURASIAN WIGEON about a 1/4
mile north of the gate,50 feet off the trail. ...Stopped by Lincoln beach and
saw 2 SNOWY PLOVERS. Spring has definitely sprungeth.
Jeff Cooper (3 Apr 2013) - I did a little drive
yesterday afternoon along SR 68 (aka Redwood Rd) near Saratoga Springs to do
some thinking and try for a glimpse of my first Burrowing Owls of the season. I
ended up seeing my first Sage Thrasher and Burrowing Owls for the
Eric Huish (1 Apr 2013) - There were 23 Turkey Vultures at the
Provo Center Street Roost this morning.
Dave Hanscom (25 Apr 2013) - One lone Long-billed Dowitcher was
hanging out with one lone Greater Yellowlegs at Richardson Flat (just
east of Park City). The water is finally starting to accumulate in that area,
but much less than usual for this time of year. Still not many birds.
Kayla (10 Apr 2013) - [Zion's National Park] - There
is a PAINTED REDSTART right now in the Temple of Sinawava area on Zion
NP... For myself
it is a first for the State of Utah. The Anna's Hummingbird is still
hanging out, after the storm, in the very lower area of the Watchman Trail.
Yesterday saw 5 species of wrens (House, Bewick's, Rock, Canyon, and
Marsh),...and other birds including a
Black throated Sparrow.
Rick Fridell (5 Apr 20130 - There is a currently a
Whimbrel with a flock of 27 Long-billed Curlews at Sand Hollow State
Park, Washington Co., UT. There is also one Marbled Godwit with the
flock. Other shorebirds around include a Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Least
Sandpipers, several American Avocets, and a few Black-necked
Bryant Olsen (4 Apr 2013) - Bryant Olsen (4 Apr
2013) - This past Sunday I headed down to Washington county for some spring fun
and birding. .... Next stop was Zion NP where I got several FOY (First Of Year)
birds... best of all, great
looks at 2 MEXICAN SPOTTED OWLS very close!! Then I went to Grafton and
spent the night nearby. Was awoken in the middle of the night by calling
COMMON POORWILLS and a GREAT HORNED OWL. In the morning I got several
more FOYS, including 2 male VERMILION FLYCATCHERS, ... LUCY WARBLERS,
BLACK-THROATED and BLACK-CHINNED SPARROWS... Then near the
Hurricane sewage lagoons I got a FOY FRANKLIN'S GULL, VERDINS, and
GREAT EGRET, plus my lifer COMMON MOORHEN (now officially called a
Common Gallinule I guess)... At Lytle I got FOY LADDER-BACKED
HARRIS'S SPARROWS,..., COSTA'S, ANNA'S...plus a male HOODED ORIOLE visiting
the hummingbird feeders...
Mike Hearell (30 Apr 2013) - Found my first Weber
Solitary Sandpiper late this evening!
Paul Higgins (27 Apr 2013) - Snowy Plovers--Willard
Brenda Kidman (27 Apr 2013) - [South Weber] -
Bullock's Orioles. They are a day "late" but the boys are back in town.
Mike Hearell (22 Apr 2013) - The last 3 days there
have been Long-billed Dowitchers by the many hundreds at the north
entrance (7500 W) to Ogden Bay WMA. There have also been good numbers of
Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, Marbled
Godwits and all 3 Species of Egret. The Blue-winged Teal pair
have been staying as well.
Mike Hearell (5 Apr 2013) - [West Haven] - Currently
looking at 167 Long-billed Curlew in one field! Never seen more than 5-6
at once before. 3133 S 4700 W.