Recent Sightings

Daggett County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Mar 2017

Scott Erickson (24 Mar 2017) - [Little Hole] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, American Crow, Common Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, American Dipper, American Robin

Feb 2017

Kathy Paulin (28 Feb 2017) - [Brown's Park WMA] - Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Dark-eyed Junco

Kathy Paulin
(17 Feb 2017) - [Red Canyon Visotr Center] - Pygmy Nuthatch. Foraging and calling in mixed species group with WBNU, RECR, CAFI, MOCH. Blue-gray back, brown cap extending to eye, stubby tail, pale underside but not bright white. No picture this time but this species can often be seen in this general area and I posted a picture from very nearby during the 2016 GBBC.
     -- Also seen: Hairy Woodpecker, Clark's Nutcracker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin.

Jan 2017

Miles Hanberg (17 Jan 20127) - [Skull Creek] - Pine Grosbeak

Nov 2016

Marie Adams  (20 November 2016) - [Manila, UT] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove,
Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow

Oct 2016

Greg Cornell (1 October 2016) - [Hwy 191] - Bald Eagle, American Crow, Common Raven

Sep 2016

Florinus Kooyman (13 September 2016) - [Flaming Gorge NRA] - Osprey

Florinus Kooyman (12 September 2016) - [Carmel CG] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow

Aug 2016

Daniel Welsh (30 Aug 2016) - [Manila-Ashley National Forest] -  Mallard, Clark's Nutcracker

Jul 2016

Neldon Kunz (28 July 2016) - [Brown's Park] - American Coot (Red-shielded), Mourning Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Common Yellowthroat, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Jerry Ledbetter (12 Jul 2016) - [Manila Ashley National Park] - Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Sora, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Siskin

Miles Hanberg (6 July 2016) - [Browns Park] - Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, Osprey, Northern Harrier, American Coot (Red-shielded), American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Lark Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird

Jun 2016

Miles Hanberg (30 June 2016) - Trail Creek WMA] - Williamson's Sapsucker, Clark's Nutcracker, Townsend's Solitaire

Nelson Ford (19 June 2016) - [Red Canyon Lodge] - Common Nighthawk

Nelson Ford (12 June 2016) - [Red Canyon Lodge] - American Three-toed Woodpecker, Evening Grosbeak

Jason Beason (10 June 2016) - [Sheep Creek] - 26 species total: -- Common Merganser, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, American Goldfinch

Miles Hanberg (7 June 2016) - [Swett Ranch] - Turkey Vulture, American Kestrel, House Wren, American Robin, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Meadowlark

Miles Hanberg (5 June 2016) - [Cart Creek] - Ruffed Grouse, Hermit Thrush

Sean Fitzgerald (2 June 2016) - [Dutch John UT] - Red-tailed Hawk, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, Rock Wren, Brewer's Sparrow

Judy Meredith (1 June 2016) - [[Willow Creek Crossing, Browns Park] - Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Blue Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

May 2016

Brian Maxfield (25 May 2016) - [Crouse Canyon] - 29 species total:
     -- Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie,  Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Dave Spangenburg (20 May 2016) - [north of Mountain Home, UT] - Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Gray Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Lark sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager

Dave Spangenburg (18 May 2016) - [John Jarvie Historic Ranch area] - Dusky Flycatcher, Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, American Pipit,  Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat

Dave Spangenburg (16 May 2016) - [Flaming Gorge NRA] - 49 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Merganser, Wild Turkey, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Hammond's Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Western Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse's), Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, American Crow, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Sagebrush Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Evening Grosbeak

Brian Maxfield (4 May 2016) - [Bare Top] - 26 species total:
     -- Greater Sage-Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Plumbeous Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Vesper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Cassin's Finch, American Goldfinch

Apr 2016

Miles Hanberg (22 April 2016)  - [Little Hole] - Dusky Grouse. Male in breeding plumage and displaying.
     -- Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Vesper Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Brian Maxfield (21 April 2016)  - [Dowd Mountain] - 14 species total:
     --  Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill

Oct 2015

Brian Maxfield (17 October 2015) - [Scraper Spring] - Evening Grosbeak: Yellow and black birds. Large white patch in wing when flying. Adult and juvenile birds feeding in ponderosa pine and juniper trees. With robins and solitaires. 14 species total:
     -- Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Brian Maxfield (16 October 2015) - [Scraper Spring] - Great Horned Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl

Tory Mathis (16 October 2015) - [Flaming Gorge] - 11 species total:
     -- Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Evening Grosbeak

Sep 2015

Leah Lewis (6 September 2015) - [Browns Park] - Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling

Tom Lee (2 September 2015) - [Red Lodge Canyon] - Cassin's Finch.  20 is probably a low estimate. There were 10's of these finches on the feeders, below the feeders and in the nearby trees. Both males and females clearly visible. Feeders located in high mountain region with surrounding forests. Males clearly displayed red caps and paler pink chests. Females had pale faces and darkly streaked chests and on under tail coverts. Males and females were feeding together and dominated the feeders.
     -- Other species: Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Pine Siskin

Mar 2014

Eric Huish (20 Mar 2014) - Pat Jividen just called me to report a CALIFORNIA CONDOR in Dagget County. (He couldn't send an email from where he is.) Pat was with his wife and some friends driving along the highway about 3 miles north of Dutch John in Dagget County when an adult California Condor crossed in front of them. It flew behind a hill. Pat turned the car around and was able to get a second look. They saw the red head and big white marks in the wings. It was a tagged bird. Pat says they tried to read the wing tag but never could quite get a clear look. The tag was a 3 digit number and he thought one of the numbers may have been a '4' but isn't sure.

Mar 2012

Casey Day (11 Mar 2011) - Matt Westover, Suzanne Dunken and I spent a few days on the Green River up near Flaming Gorge the first week of March and I thought I would give an account of some of the bird highlights seen.
   --On the river, CLARK'S NUTCRACKERS and AMERICAN DIPPERS were plentiful. Ducks were also plentiful, as we saw several flocks of COMMON GOLDENEYE, several pairs of COMMON MERGANSERS, and one pair of flyover RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS. Several BALD EAGLES were still around, as well as a pair of GOLDEN EAGLES seen soaring above C Section of the Green...Near the end of C Section we spotted one GREAT HORNED OWL tucked away in the canyon wall.
   --Away from the river around Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area we saw two different flocks of PINYON JAYS, of ~30 birds each, a few MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS, and a small flock of what appeared to be ~15 ROSY-FINCHES foraging near Red Fleet Reservoir...The birds were too far away to be sure, but the closest one appeared to be a black rosy-finch.
   --Also, at Red Canyon Lodge they have a feeder that was servicing a large mixed flock of PINE SISKINS and AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES, with one STELLER'S JAY. There was also a downy or hairy woodpecker off in the distance. Best bird at this location was a small flock of RED CROSSBILLS that were passing through just as we arrived, and got great looks at one that perched at the top of a tree.
   --I thought we might spot some early swallows or osprey during the trip but they were all absent.

Aug 2011

Oliver Hansen [1 Aug 2011] - Went up to Daggett Co. this week to continue some botanical research that I started last summer...During my 9-10 hour hike the closest thing to a human I saw was a very curious fox at Daggett Lake He stared me down for about 2 minutes. I was greeted at the summit by a flock of American pipits. Pretty cool to see them hanging out above 12,000 feet. Plenty of the normal Uinta Mountain birds back at camp at Spirit Lake: Clark's nutcrackers, chickadees, woodpeckers, etc. Great day...

Aug 2009

Jeff Bilsky (8 Aug 2009) - Earlier in the morning near MM4 on the Flaming Gorge highway, I had a couple of PYGMY NUTHATCHES mixed in with a big group of other travelling montane species moving through the Ponderosas'. Later on, I drove on the Sheep Creek Loop and stopped at Palisades Memorial Park and located a single TOWNSEND'S WARBLER that was cooperative enough to give me great looks - seems a bit early maybe?

Mar 2007

Merrill Webb (19 Mar 2007) - I spent last Friday in Daggett County and found a few interesting birds. Probably the most interesting was the five Gray-crowned Rosy Finches at the Lucerne Valley Marina on the shore of Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
They were coming in to a feeder located next to a residence that was located just to the north of the boat launch at the end of the road.  Also had a Hooded Merganser in an area just south of the Utah border in an ice free area of Flaming Gorge.  Saw five Eurasian Collared Doves in Manila and one in Dutch John.

Dec 2004

Scott & Cynthia Porter (5 Dec 2004) - Just got back with my family from Historic Jarvie Ranch in Daggett County along the Green River celebrating an old time x-mas. While we were there, I saw a flock of about 70 Bohemian Waxwings. Their chatter was very distinctive.

Aug 2004

(7 Aug 2004) - A bunch of White-tailed Ptarmigans (around 10) were found on the north slope of Leidy Peak on the border of Daggett and Uintah Counties by birders on the UOS field trip.

Jan 2004

Tim Gorman (31 Jan 2004) - 4 flocks of "snowbirds" were seen in and around Manila. Around Sheep Creek one flock of about 20 dark birds was surely Black Rosy Finches. Horned Larks with Snow Buntings mixed in made up the other flocks.

May 2002

Russ Norvell - After-second-year male KENTUCKY WARBLER, banded and photographed, 5/25/02, Sheep Creek Geological Loop (about 8 mi south of Manila, UT on route 44).  Bird was captured ~100 yds upstream from Cascade Campground.   A Townsend's Warbler was also seen in the Pondersa stand near Colton Creek Guard Station, toward the top of the geologic loop road, in the company of several Pygmy Nuthatches  


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