Birdnet Hotline Highlights

  
March 20
15
 
Review Species Reported this month:
   
Iceland Gull  Davis Co.

    Brown Thrasher  Grand Co.
    Common Redpoll  Cache Co.

BOX ELDER COUNTY

Scott Erickson (30 Mar 2015) - [Salt Creek Marsh] - Eurasian Wigeon. 39 species total.

Mike Hearell (14 Mar 2015) - [Bear River MBR] - 44 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird
    --[Bird Refuge Road] - 23 species total: Greater White-fronted Goose, Bald Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark

Mike Hearell (8 Mar 2015) - [Willard Bay WMA] - 25 species total:
   --  Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
 

CACHE COUNTY

Sam Robertson (30 Mar 2015) - [Benson Marina, Logan] - Trumpeter Swan. 17 species total:
   
-- Canada Goose, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Danielle Phillips (30 Mar 2015) - [First Dam, Logan] - Barrrow's Goldeneye

Mike Taylor (27 Mar 2015) [Bushtits continuing at Steel Canyon] "...Heard, seen and photographed. Small grey excitable bird with brown cap.."

Ryan O'Donnell, and Andrew Durso (26 Mar 2015) [A Least Sandpiper, a Thayer's Gull and a Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Logan Sewage Lagoons]  Least Sandpiper: "Early, but the most likely peep this time of year. Seen in flight only: small and brown (initially mistaken for Northern Rough-winged Swallow), but with medium-long palish-based bill (too short for Western Sandpiper, too pale for WESA and Semipalmated Sandpiper)..." Thayer's Gull: "Adults, confirmed by rounded heads, slender and relatively short bills, but body size somewhat larger than adjacent California Gulls and mantle color paler than CAGU. Dusky eye color. Large white apical spots in dark gray/blackish primaries..."  Lesser Black-backed Gull: "Adult, slightly larger than adjacent California Gulls with mantle about the same shade or slightly darker. Bright pale eye. Some dusky smudging near the red spot on the bill, perhaps indicating fourth cycle. Seemed a bit shaggy around the throat and head, perhaps molting body feathers or maybe unhealthy. Some streaking remaining on the head, but not much. Poor distant digiscoped photo taken, shows pale eye and long straight-sided bill..."

Ryan O'Donnell, Leah Lewis and Andrew Durso (21 Mar 2015) [Two Juniper Titmice at Steel Canyon]  "Two singing males, plus a third bird. Rare in Cache County but several records from this location in recent years..." [and a pair of Bushtits] "Rare in Cache County but several records from this location in recent years. Pair together. Subspecies of one confirmed by brown cheek contrasting with grayish crown; subspecies of second one assumed by location..."

Ryan O'Donnell, Leah Lewis and Andrew Durso (21 Mar 2015) [Harris's Sparrow at PacificCorp 2600N Walk-In Access to Cutler Marsh] "Seen in several locations in the immediate vicinity of the parking area, mostly associating with a mixed flock of sparrows. Probably a first-spring (second calendar year) male given singing behavior plus white mottling in the throat. In active body molt. Ninth county record in eBird, and first March county record. My 100th species in the county this year...(RPO)"

Valerie Frokjer (15 Mar 2015) [highlights from her list from Eden]  Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay,...Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-finch.

Ryan O'Donnell (15 Mar 2015) [a Common Redpoll in Logan]  "Photographed through my house windows. Seen only for about a minute, perched near the feeders but did not land on them. Not obviously associating with any flock. State review list species - a record will be submitted soon.

Mike Fish (14 Mar 2015)- [Logan City] - 17 species total:
    -- Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Edna Berry (9 Mar 2015) - [Logan, Utah] - Northern Pygmy Owl

Cullen Clark (2 Mar 2015) - [Airport Road, Logan] -  Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Cackling Goose, Ring-billed Gull


DAVIS COUNTY

John Jackson (15 Mar 2015) - [Antelope Island] - 11 species total:
   --  Chukar, Double-crested Cormorant, Killdeer, Barn Owl, Burrowing Owl, Horned Lark, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Rachel LeBlanc (11 Mar 2015) - [Farmington Bay WMA] - 41 species total:
   --  Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Canvasback, Redhead, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, , House Sparrow

Michael Lester (1 Mar 2015) - [Farmington Bay WMA] - 37 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull (Kumlien's), Glaucous Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
 

GRAND  COUNTY

Gail Lea (19 Mar 2015) - [Moab] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-winged Dove, Blue Jay (continuing since 11/13/14), Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Thrasher, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Rick MacDonald (17 Mar 2015) [a Black Phoebe at Arches NP - Courthouse Wash ]  "I saw it from the back first. All black - no contrast between tail and back. Smallish flycatcher only slightly larger than the juncos in the same tree. It flew to a limb above the flowing creek and I got a look at its white belly. Interestingly, I saw a Black phoebe in here last April."

Stephen Heinrich (15 Mar 2015) [a Red-naped Sapsucker on Castle Creek Lane (Annie and Ed's) ]  "Early regular resident. 2nd I've seen this year."

Rick MacDonals (10 Mar 2015) [an early Sage Thrasher on Klondile Bluffs Road ]   "I realize it might be bit early for a Sage thrasher but It flushed from a shrub and landed on a wire fence. I got a good look with binoculars. There may have been two as another bird moved from one shrub to another but stayed hidden and I couldn't get a good look at that one. It wasn't a mockingbird, definitely a thrasher. Coincidently, I had seen a Sage thrasher at this same location last spring."

Stephen Heinrich (8 Mar 2015) [a Red-naped Sapsucker at Stikpig ]  "My 1st for the year. In a small grove of pines, many of which are utterly riddled with the classic, horizontal patterns of holes that sapsuckers do. Good views at 30' with 8x42 bins. Complete red chin and throat. Red on nape."
     Also a Long-eared Owl. Sat for 3/4 of an hour in the blind-zuki before the bird flew out of the trees. Good naked-eye views at 100 yards, silhouetted in the last color on the horizon. Buoyant flight and more delicate form than the blunt shape and direct flight of the Great-horned Owl.
 

JUAB  COUNTY

George Webb (14 Mar 2015) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - 26 species total:
    -- Horned Grebe, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Pipit

Lauren Harder (13 Mar 2015) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - 29 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Mallard (Mexican intergrade), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Tree Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
 

PIUTE COUNTY

Neil Paprocki (21 Mar 2015) - [Pole Canyon Road] - 8 species total:
   -- 
Golden Eagle, Hairy Woodpecker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Bushtit, White-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, Pacific Wren
 

RICH COUNTY

Billy Fennimore (14 Mar 2015) - [Deseret Ranch] - 34 species total:
   --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker, Prairie Falcon, Northern Shrike, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
 

SALT LAKE COUNTY 

Tim Avery (14 Mar 205) -  [Big Cottonwood Park] - 19 species total: Cedar Waxwings, Evening Grosbeaks.

Bryant Olsen (13 Mar 2015) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - 51 species total:
   -- Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Mallard (Domestic type), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Thayer's Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Steve Gooch (12 Mar 2015) - [Big Cottonwood Park] - Mandarin Duck

Bryant Olsen (15 Mar 2015) -  [SLC Airport] - This morning I saw 4 species of Geese in the fields north of the SLC Airport, first a flock of 8 SNOW GEESE with 1 little ROSS'S mixed in by the Bald Eagle nest, then later I found 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE mixed in with many Canadas in fields just west of the Jordan River by the South Davis sewer treatment plant. Now I just need to find a Cackler by the end of the day to have 5 geese in one day. Good Birding.

Eric Peterson (10 Mar 20145) - I toured a friend from Dallas today and took her up to the mountain to try and catch some of our great mountain birds. We started by going up Big Cottonwood Canyon. We stopped at a turnout with a walk over bridge and got some great looks at some American Dippers. We then headed up to Brighton and stopped by Silver Lake. I could hear Pine Grosbeaks but couldn't find them. We drove around the loop and the last house in the loop had a feeder out with lots of Pine Grosbeaks. I counted 6 at one time. There were also Mountain Chickadees and RB Nuthatches. We then headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon to Alta Town Feeders. The Rosy Finches stayed up in the trees while we were there but we found both Gray Crowned sub-species and a Black. There were also 5 Clark's Nutcrackers on the suet feeders. That is where all your food is going Bryant. We then stopped by Cottonwood Regional Park to see if we could find the Mandarin Duck. He was there front and center. I think Rich and crew need to let him know he is not a Mallard, because he was courting a female Mallard. He was very accommodating. We then walked straight back and ran into the Harlen's Hawk. He was most accommodating and we were able to get some great looks of him perched in the lone tree in the field. Other than it being scary warm it was a great day.


SUMMIT COUNTY

Neil Rossmiller (7 Mar 2015) - [Hoytsville] -  Ruffed Grouse, Long-eared Owl (American)


UINTAH COUNTY

Diane Penttila (30 Mar 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - The following birds were seen within the survey route:
   -- Canada geese, Mallard, Gadwall, Northern pintail, Northern shoveler, Cinnamon teal, Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Redhead, Canvasback, Common merganser, Bufflehead, Ringneck duck, Lesser scaup, Common goldeneye, Ruddy duck, American coot, Sandhill crane, Black-crowned night heron, Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, American white pelican, Greater yellowlegs, Killdeer, American avocet, Black-necked stilt, Pied-billed grebe, Eared grebe, Western grebe, Clark's grebe, Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, Bald eagle, American kestrel, Ring-billed gull

UTAH COUNTY

Lauren Harder (13 Mar 2015) - [Summit Creek Reservoir] - 22 species total:
   -- Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Horned Grebe, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Flicker, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Suzi Holt (11 Mar 2015) - [Woodland Hill's] - Lewis's Woodpecker

Sherree Sheide (10 Mar 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - 26 species total:
    -- Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (9 Mar 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - 19 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Egret, Killdeer, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow
 

WASATCH COUNTY

Case Wade (30 Mar 2015) - [Corner Creek Canyon] - Gray Jay, Bushtit, Mountain Bluebird, Spotted Towhee

Jeff Cooper (13 Mar 2014) - [Sanke Creek Canyon] - Northern Saw-whet Owl
 

WASHINGTON COUNTY

Shawn Langston (18 Mar 2015) - [Virgin River Trail] - Swamp Sparrow. I assume this is the continuing bird from this winter but I can't say for sure. Seen under the bridge on river left. Rufous crown, white throat bordered by distinct malar stripes, rufous wings, grayish flanks, and dark streaks on back. Plumage seemed fresher than when I saw it last. I only got a brief look before it flew into dense vegetation where it stayed.

Kenny Frisch (15 Mar 2015) - [Zion-Kolob Canyon] - 18 species total:  [hightlights]... Acorn Woodpecker (near Whispering Pines), Red-naped Sapsucker,... Steller's Jay,... Juniper Titmouse,... Pygmy Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire...

Bill Hunter (14 Mar 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center & Park] - Tundra Swans were beautiful white jewels on blue water against the vivd green of the golf course. Birds were on the lower pond, visible from Dixie Drive. Birds seemed to have a more rounded appearance at feather line, base of bill... bill black. 29 species total: [highlights]  ...Tundra Swan, American Wigeon,... Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck,... Great Egret, Cooper's Hawk...Black Phoebe, Steller's Jay (Interior),... Abert's Towhee,...

Norman Parrish (13 Mar 2015)  - [Lytle Ranch] - 22 species total:
   -- Green-winged, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Belted Kingfisher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Verdin, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow
   -- [Beaver Dam Slope] - Cactus Wren

John Schijf (9 Mar 2015) - [Forest Park, St George] - Anna's Hummingbird;
   -- [Bloomington Hills North] - Hooded Oriole

Bill Hunter (9 Mar 2015) - [Snow Canyon-main campground] - Mourning Dove, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, Chipping Sparrow

John Schijf (8 Mar 2015) - [Bloomington Hills North] - Costa's Hummingbird

Heather Bateman (8 Mar 2015) - [St George] -  White-throated Swift, Rock Wren, Northern Mockingbird

Daniel Sachse (7 May 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 17 species total:
   --  Cinnamon Teal, Gambel's Quail, Northern Flicker, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Phainopepla, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Daniel Sachse (6 May 2015) -  [Confluence Park, St. George] - Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Verdin, Rock Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch
 

WEBER COUNTY

Daniel Sachse (15 Mar 2015) - [Ogden City Cemetery] - 9 species total: 
    -- California Quail, Downy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Red Crossbill

Mike Hearell (10 Mar 2015)- Had a few FOY Weber County birds at the North Access to Ogden Bay this evening. A couple of the highlights were the continuing LEAST SANDPIPER, 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, both species (Greater and Lesser) of YELLOWLEGS, and 2 breeding plumage AMERICAN AVOCETS. Nice to see the new arrivals and have the anticipation of what tomorrow may bring!

Mike Hearell
(7 Mar 2015) - Here are some of the notable birds found around Weber County over the last few days. NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL and BLACK ROSY-FINCH at Powder Mountain. Both of these species have been seen off and on all Winter long. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Pioneer Rd (1500 N) Marsh. This afternoon Taylor Abbott and I visited the North Access of Ogden Bay WMA where the highlights were a FOY GREATER YELLOWLEGS, approx 25 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, an early SAVANNAH SPARROW and LEAST SANDPIPER.

Kris Purdy (7 Mar 2015) - I was at Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County yesterday, and saw the same old PACIFIC WREN thatís wintered there. The bird was using the blackberry vines near the south feeder. I saw him twice within about 20 minutes while I was standing on the paved path and the bird was scampering through the vines only a couple feet off the path. Today, I hiked in North Fork Park with a friend and came across a flock of 6-10 EVENING GROSBEAKS. It was like paradise in that park today. Actually, itís like paradise in that park every day. My hiking buddy and I heard and then saw a flock of about 40 Sandhill Cranes circling over Ogden Valley.

Mike Hearell (6 Mar 2015) - [Weber County Playa] - 31 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), American Kestrel, Merlin, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Sparrow

   

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