Recent Sightings

  
Grand County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

May 2017

Sam Roberts (31 May 2017) - [north east Arches NP] - Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Ron Lambeth (25 May 2017) - [BLM 194 - Juniper Savanna] - Scott's Oriole. Responded to playback, black head, back, and breast; yellow-bellied, bill moderately slender and long, An equal-sized yellowish-green (less yellow head and back) similarly shaped bird also in nearby juniper; both have white or whitish wing bars.

Sam Roberts (22 May 2017) - [west of North Beaver Mesa] - Mallard, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Gray Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, House Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Indigo Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Alan Kneidel (20 May 2017) - [Arches NP] - Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove (Mainland), White-throated Swift, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Gray/Dusky Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo (Western), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Rock Wren (Northern), Canyon Wren, House Wren (Northern), Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Waterthrush, Lucy's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Pine Siskin (Northern), Lesser Goldfinch

Stephen Heinrich (17 May 2017) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Purple Martin. Males all dark, females - light underparts. Larger than any of the swallows typically seen here. Heavy overcast and steady rain seems to have brought them out of the sky. - May be a First for Grand County, no eBird reports found.

Beth Wolff (13 May 2017) - [Moab, UT] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, American Redstart

Tempe Regan (11 May 2017) - [east of Dewey, UT] - Indigo Bunting. Potential lazuli indigo hybrid. Had a bright blue belly and head grading into white on lower belly. No reddish rusty markings anywhere. Song sounded indigo.
     -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Mallard, Chukar, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Spotted Sandpiper, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Black-throated Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Indigo Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Robby Lambert (11 May 2017) - [Top of the World] - Peregrine Falcon, Hermit Thrush, Lucy's Warbler, Virginia Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow

Anonymous eBirder (10 May 2017) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Wood Duck, Osprey, Willow Flycather, Ash-throated Flycatcher, MacGillivray's Warbler

Marcy Hafner (7 May 2017) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Cinnamon Teal, Cooper's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat, Lincoln Sparrow

Glenn Kincaid (5 May 2017) - [Moab, UT] - Long-billed Dowitcher, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting
     -- [Potash Road] - Great Egret, Turkey vulture, Rock Wren

Gail Lea (1 May 2017) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Yellow-breasted Chat, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Apr 2017

Carey Cooper (30 Apr 2017) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, American Coot, Long-billed Dowitcher, Solitary Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Cassin's Finch, House Sparrow

Alan Kneidel (25 Apr 2017) - [Arches NP] - Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Prairie Falcon, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Gray Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit (Interior), Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, Lucy's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Stephen Heinrich (19 Apr 2017) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Western Screech-Owl

Carl Bendorf (18Apr 2017) - [Utah-Colorado Border, No of I-70) - Golden Eagle, Long-billed Curlew, Common Raven, Sagebrush Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow

Susan Plankis (17 Apr 2017) - [Green River] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Marbled Godwit, Ring-billed Gull, White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, American Goldfinch

Stephen Heinrich (8 Apr 2017) - [Stikpig-Private access only] - Williamson's Sapsucker. Male. Have not seen WISA nesting in this area. I think he was on his way " up the hill". A male RNSA (common nester here), chased the WISA several times off wells.
     -- Also seen: Wilson's Snipe, Red-naped Sapsucker

Aaron Yapert (3 Apr 2017) - [Moonflower Canyon] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, Lesser Scaup, Common Merganser, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Kevin Vande Vusse (3 Apr 2017) - [Moab Golf Club] - White-winged Dove. Five individuals seen in the condos to the North of the golf club. Perched, white along base of wing, black undertail with white base, blue eye ring.

Jennifer Brown (2 Apr 2017) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Sandhill Crane, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's), Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Mar 2017

Dale Heinert (29 Mar 2017) [Thompson, UT] - Bald Eagle

Jennifer Brown (25 Mar 20-17) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Kathleen & Hal Robbins (17 Mar 2017) - [Moab Sand Flats Rd] - Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Bewick's Wren, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark

Mark Lester (11 Mar 2017) - [Main St River Crossing, Green River, UT] - Tundra Swan

Brandy Bowmaster (9 Mar 2017) - [Moab, UT] - Red-breasted Merganser

Stephen Heinrich (7 Mar 2017) - [Castle Creek Lane] - Short-eared Owl. The bird landed on a post near the house, then shortly dove to the ground and caught a mouse. It then flew out of sight.

Feb 2017

Stephen Heinrich (27 Feb 2017) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Western Screech-Owl

Kathleen McGinley (25 Feb 2017) - [Utah State Line] - Northern Harrier, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Sagebrush Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (24 Feb 2017) - [Westwater] - Snow Goose, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Marcy Hafner (23 Feb 2017) - [Spanish Valley Drive] - Red-taied Hawk, Canyon Wren, Juniper Titmouse, Western Bluebird

Glenn Kincaid (22 Feb 2017) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Say's Phoebe, Mountain Bluebird

Connie Misket (18 Feb 2017) - [Moab, UT] - Canada Goose, Golden Eagle, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bushtit, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Stephen Heinrich (10 Feb 2017) - [Stikpig] - Wilson's Snipe, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay

Luke Gommerman (4 Feb 2017) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Celeste Morien (1 Feb 2017) - [Arches NP] - Red-tailed Hawk, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Jan 2017

Celeste Morien (31 Jan 2-17) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Northern Shrike. First winter individual. Brownish plumage, heavily barred below, whitish rump, perched high. Bill less than one third Black and more hooked than Loggerhead.

Dennis Shirley (29 Jan 2017) [Castle Valley- La Sal Loop Rd] - Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch
     -- [Moab, UT] - Sandhill Crane

Marcy Hafner (28 Jan 2017) - [Spanish Valley, UT] - Bewick's Wren

Stephen Heinrich (26 Jan 2017) - [Hwy 128] - Hooded Merganser

Marcy Hafner (22 Jan 2017) - [Spanish Valley, UT] - Canada Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch, House Sparrow

Stephen Heinrich (20 Jan 2017) - [Castle Valley, UT] - American Tree Sparrow

Stephen Heinrich (10 Jan 2017) - [SE of Cisco, UT] - Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, Horned Lark

Stephen Heinrich (8 Jan 2017) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker

Katie Cleveland (5 Jan 2017) - [Moab, UT] - White-winged Dove. Continuing.

Stephen Heinrich (4 Jan 2017) - [Hwy 128] - Canada Goose, Belted Kingfisher, American Crow

Dec 2016

Oliver Bracko (28 December 2016) - [Arches NP] - Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Marcy Hafner (14 Decembe4r 2016) - [Spanish Valley, UT] - Mallard, Wild Turkey, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, House Sparrow

John Munro (8 December 2016) - [Thompson, UT] - Snow Goose

Nov 2016

Steve Heinrich (27 November 2016) - [The Tower] - Golden Eagle

Steve Heinrich (25 November 2016) - [Hwy 125, Castle Valley] - Northern Pygmy-Owl

Steve Heinrich (22 November 2016) - [Hwy [email protected] 10] - Hooded Merganser

Monte Neate-Clegg (20 November 2016) - [Rio Mesa Center] - Wild Turkey, Red-naped Sapsucker, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch  

Glenn Kincaid (20 November 2016) - [Lost And Found Canyon] - Long-eared Owl

Stephen Hafner (19 November 2016) - [The Tower] - Harris's Sparrow. Flushed from weedy brush into young cottonwood tree with 4 White-crowned Sparrows. Appeared slightly larger than WCSP. Could see pink bill, white throat, black line across top of breast with broken black patch beneath, white underparts.
     -- Also seen: Canada Goose, American Coot, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Marcy Hafner (8 November 2016) - [Warner Lake] - Dusky Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco

Tom Newman (6 November 20160 - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Ronald Ellard (1 November 2016) - [Moab, UT] - White-winged Dove. Observed some 50 feet away, very obvious white along the edge of the closed wing. The dove was perched among other birds, such as magpies, morning doves, and sparrows looking to feed around a farmers trough.

Oct 2016

Stephen Heinrich (27 October 2016) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Great Horned Owl

Daniel Maynard (16 October 2016) - [Lost and Found Canyon] - Spotted Owl. Flushed from roost in a juniper near start of Lost and Found Canyon. Medium sized dark brown owl with small white spots on wings in flight. Smaller than GHOW and not as strikingly patterned as LEOW and perhaps slightly smaller. Drifted down canyon several times after being flushed and continued to perch in junipers before angling up a side canyon

Peter Blancher (11 October 2016) - [La Sal Mountain Loop] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker,
American Crow, Common Raven, Pygmy Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling

Stephen Heinrich (10 October 2016) - [Rimshadow Riparian] - California Condor. 6 extremely large birds gliding on set, flat wings. Moving down the valley in a direct line toward the Colorado River and Arches NP. Observed first ~1/2 mile away coming directly toward my location, they flew roughly 500 yards overhead and continued in sight (8x bins) for approx. 1 mile.

Taka Kawakami (8 October 2016) - [Arches NP] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Prairie Falcon

Peter Blancher (8 October 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands] - Sagebrush Sparrow

Peter Blancher (7 October 2016) - [Moab, UT] - McGillivray's Warbler

Peter Blancher (5 October 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, American Crow, American Robin, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird

Amber Stephens (5 October 2016) - [Arches NP] - Wild Turkey, White-throated Swift, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, White-crowned Sparrow

Peter Blancher (3 October 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands] - Cinnamon Teal, White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch

Sep 2016

Stephen Heinrich (30 September 2016) - [The Tower] - Indigo Bunting

Steve Oakley (26 September 2016) - [Moab, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Gray Catbird, Nashville Warbler

Stephen Heinrich (22 September 2016) - [The Tower] -  Blue-winged Teal, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Solitary Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Marcy Hafner (18 Sep 2016) - [Scott M Matheson Wetlands Preserve] -  Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Canyon Wren, House Wren, American Robin, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Justin Hiltner (11 Sep 2016) - [Ruby Ranch] -  Canada Goose, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Merlin, Cassin's Kingbird, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Bewick's Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager

Dennis Streicher (10 September 2016) - [Arches NP] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Wild Turkey, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, American Crow, Common Raven,  Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, Cedar Waxwing, Sagebrush Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Cassin's Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Gail Lea
(1 September 2016) - [Moab, UT] -  White-winged Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, MacGillivray's Warbler, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Aug 2016

Steve Heinrich (27 August 2016) -  [The Tower] -  Mallard, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Sora, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Blue Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird,

Tim Holland (26 August 2016) - [Arches NP] - Plumbeous Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Steve Heinrich (15 August 2016) -  [Castle Valley, UT] - Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Katie Cleveland (15 August 2016) - [La Sal Mountain Loop] - Dusky Grouse, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse

Noah Rothman (14 August 2016) - [Arches NP] - Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, American Kestrel, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow

Sean McCandless (11 August 2016) - [Cisco, UT] - Least Sandpiper

Frank Fogarty (11 August 2016) - [Potash Rd - Gold Bar Rec Area] -  Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Canyon Wren, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue Grosbeak

Glenn Kincaid (8 August 2016) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Peregrine Falcon

Margaret Higbee (6 August 2016) - [Castle Valley Road] - White-throated Swift, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Jacob Drucker (5 August 2016) [ Mill Creek] - Turkey Vulture, Solitary Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Western Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Marcy Hafner (2 August 2016) - [Scott M. Matheson Wetlands] - 28 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Jul 2016

Nic Korte (28 July 2016) - [SR-128, Colorado River Scenic Byway] - 27 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak

Tracy Pheneger (26 July 2016) - [Arches NP] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Sparrow, House Finch

Clay Corbin (21 July 20160 - [Hastings Rd, North of Green River SP] - Great Blue Heron, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Prairie Falcon, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Canyon Wren, Spotted Towhee, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, House Sparrow

Gail Lea (9 July 2016) - [Moab, UT] - Cooper's Hawk. Adult & 2 fledglings flying around and very vocal. Adult looked small, gave frequent kekekekekek calls, both young gave pee-eer calls & 1 gave frequent calls similar to the kekekek.

Glenn Kincaid (9 July 2016) - [Cisco, UT] - Burrowing Owl

Glenn Kincaid (8 July 2016) - [Castle Valley] - Common Poorwill

Gail Lea (8 July 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - 25 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Turkey Vulture, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Glenn Kincaid (5 July 2016) - [Fisher Mesa Trailhead] - Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird,
Northern Flicker, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven,  Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, House Wren, Western Bluebird, Grace's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Glenn Kincaid (4 July 2016) - [Tinroof Rd] - Dusky Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Crow, MacGillivray's Warbler

Evan Buck (2 July2016) - [Tinroof Rd] - 23 species total:
     --  Golden Eagle, Band-tailed Pigeon, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Evening Grosbeak

Jun 2016

Katsu Sakuma (25 June 2016) - [Arches National Park] - Black-throated Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird

Evan Buck (22 June 2016) - [County] - Common Nighthawk, Northern Flicker, Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Pinyon Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Spotted Towhee

Evan Buck (22 June 2016) - [Manti-Moab La Sal National Forest] - 24 species total:
      -- Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Virginia's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak

William Lawton (18 June 2016) - [Lake Oowah] - White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Scrub-Jay, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Siskin

Evan Buechley (14 June 20126) - [Castleton Rd, La Sal Mtns] - 23 species total:  -- Northern Saw-whet Owl , Common Poorwill, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch

Stephen Heinrich (8 June 2016) - [Professor Valley Ranch] - Western Screech Owl

Nic Korte (6 June 2016) - [County] - Ferruginous Hawk, Horned Lark, Sage Thrasher

Robert Wheat (4 June 2016) - [Lions Park, Moab, UT] - Common Merganser, Turkey Vulture, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Common Raven, American Robin, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

Marcy Hafner (3 June 2016) - [Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - 33 species total:
     -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

May 2016

Will McPhail (31 May 2016) - [Sorrel River Ranch] - Olive-sided Flycatcher, American Dipper

Will McPhail (30 May 2016) - [Arches NP] - Ash-throated Flycatcher

Gail Lea (25 May 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - White-throated Swift, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Flycatcher, Northern Mockingbird

Gail Lea (22 May 2016) - [Moab, UT] - Cordilleran Flycatcher. Seen close, fly-catching from low branch in front yard, later from clothesline in back. Most years see one in yard during migration times.

Angus Wilson (21 May 2016) - [Sagers Wash] - 19 species total:
      -- Turkey Vulture, Ferruginous Hawk, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, INDIGO BUNTING, Brown-headed Cowbird

Scott Evans (19 May 2016)  - [Thompson, UT] - Band-tailed Pigeon

Stephen Heinrich (18 May 2016) - [Cain Hollow] - 13 species total:
      -- Warbling Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Virginia's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting

Eric Matthews (13 May 2016) - [Dolores River] - American Bittern

Rick McDonald (12 May 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - 17 species total:
     --  Ring-necked Pheasant, Golden Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Gray Catbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

Dave Spangenburg (12 May 2016) - [Dolores River] - 47 species total:
      -- Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Gray Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, American Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Lucy's Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Gail Lea (11 May 2016) - [Moab Sewer Plant] - 19 species total:
      -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Sandhill Crane, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak,  Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird

Ian Batterman (10 May 2016) - [Arches NP] - 18 species total:
      -- Northern Harrier, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-throated Swift, Cassin's Kingbird, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Pygmy Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, House Finch

Lee Bennett (7 May 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Yellow-breasted Chat

Gail Lea (7 May 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Cooper's Hawk. Possibly 2; 1 seen circling overhead near pond, later 1 seen on Stewart Ln being chased by magpie. historically several nests in vicinity.

Neil Paprocki (4 May 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Lucy's Warbler. Typical breeding range and habitat (cottonwoods); should not be rare in Grand County. Pair seen at close range copulating, chestnut rump clearly seen. In Cottonwood grove near east parking area at end of 400 N. Photos. 33 species total:
      -- Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Eared Grebe, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin

Stephen Heinrich (1 May 2016) - [Glyph Rock] - Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Spotted Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Spotted Towhee
      -- [Hwy [email protected]] - Osprey

Rio Mesa Sekercioglu (1 May 2016) - [Rio Mesa Center] - 22 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Mourning Dove, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird,  Plumbeous Vireo, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Apr 2016

Rachel Staker (24 April 2016) - [Goose Island Trail & CG] - 18 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Turkey Vulture, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, White-crowned Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch
    -- [Devil's Garden Trail - Arches NP] - Golden-crowned Kinglet

Alyssa Olenberg-Meltzer (20 April 2016) - [Rio Mesa Center] - Wild Turkey, Plumbeous Vireo, Townsend's Solitaire, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln Sparrow

Andrew Spencer (19 April 2016) - [BLM Road 219] - Sage Trasher, Sagebrush Sparrow

Stephen Heinrich (18 April 2016) - [JZs - Castle Valley] - Golden Eagle, Northern Pygmy-Owl

Alyssa Olenberg-Meltzer (17 April 2016) - [Rio Mesa Center] - Gray Flycatcher, Hermit Thrush, Lincoln's Sparrow

Stephen Heinrich (11 April 2016) - [Stikpig] - Williamson's Sapsucker

George Mayfield (10 April 2016) - [Moab, UT] - White-throated Swift

Stephen Heinrich (9 April 2016) - [Pinhook] - Dusky Grouse. Cock displaying on the road for 20 minutes. Hen lit in Aspen tree.

Marcy Hafner (6 April 2016) - [Scott M. Matheson Wetlands] - 25 species:
     -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Stephen Heinrich (5 April 2016) - [Moab, UT] - Brown Creeper

Brandy Bowmaster (4 April 2016) - [Moab, UT] - Barn Owl

Alyssa Olenberg-Meltzer (4 April 2016) - [Rio Mesa Center] - Lucy's Warbler. Sang continuously through morning, likely same bird that we banded 4/3 and recaptured 4/4

Stephen Heinrich (1 April 2016) - [Central Pond, Moab, UT] - 18 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Peregrine Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Spotted Towhee

Mar 2016

Katie Cleveland (31 March 2016) - [Moab, UT] -  Lincoln's Sparrow. Streaky beige cowl, head stripes, smaller than other Sparrows currently in the yard. This little Sparrow has been here for 2 weeks, every day, foraging in my front yard. It's the only one of this species, but hangs out with White-Crowned Sparrows and Juncos.

Marcy Hafner (30 March 2016) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] -  Common Grackle (Purple).
They are rare but occasionally show up here in the spring.

Gabriel Wiltse (30 March 2016) - [Arches NP] - Black-tailed Gnatcatcher. Grayish gnatcatcher seen in a bush. With a black cap. Seen at the beginning of the broken arch trailhead. Was not a blue gray gnatcatcher because it had a black cap. Also, it was not a dark eyed juncos do not have a black cap. It was a small gray bird in a snake bush that flew out, for long enough for me to see the black cap, with a gray body. It was to small to be a mountain bluebird.
     -- Say's Phoebe, PinyonJay

Jeffrey Bryant (30 March 2016) - [Goose Island Trail and CG] - 15 species total: --  Mallard, Northern Harrier, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Gabriel Wiltse
(28 March 2016) - [Matheson Wetland Preserve] - 36 species total: -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Greater Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Chukar, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Pinyon Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, American Goldfinch

Gail Lea
(23 March 2016) - [Moab, UT] - White-winged Dove

Gabriel Wiltse (28 March 2016) - [Arches NP] - 16 species total:   -- Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, White-throated Swift, Say's Phoebe, Pinyon Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Townsend's Solitaire, Black-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Sagebrush Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird

Stephen Heinrich
(27 March 2016) - [Glyph Rock] - Black Phoebe. Same location that one bird was observed/photographed/reported on 22MAR. Today I heard then saw a bird, black breast, head, back and tail, with white belly and underparts. Within seconds of locating the calling bird, a second Black Phoebe appeared and perched within 5 yards of the first bird. I watched them both actively flycatching from perches close to the water. 8 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, White-crowned Sparrow

Bill Schmoker
(24 March 2016) - [Mineral Bottom] - Western Screech-Owl, Long-eared Owl

Glenn Kincaid
(23 March 2016) - [Upper Castle Valley] - Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Dark-eyed Junco

Jon Curd
(23 March 2016) - [Moab, UT] - 14 species total: -- Mallard, Wild Turkey, Northern Harrier, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, House Sparrow

Earl Johnson (13 March 2016) - [Arches NP] - Great Horned Owl, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, House Finch
 
Walt Anderson
(9 March 2016) - [Arches National Park] - Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Western Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Stephen Heinrich (2 March 2016) - [Castleton Cemetery Road] - American Dipper

Feb 2016

Mike Henwood (24 February 2016) - [State Line with Mesa Co, Colorado) - Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, Sagebrush Sparrow

Rachel LeBlanc (23 February 2016) - [Colorado River Scenic Byway] - Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, Western Bluebird, White-crowned Sparrow

Marcy Hafner (22 February 2016) - [Moab, UT] - Clark's Nutcracker

Gail Lea (17 February 2016) - [Moab, UT] - White-winged Dove

Sonja Sensenbrenner (15 February 2016) - [Moab, UT] - Rock Wren

Ed McKerrow (9 February 2016) - [Thompson, UT] - Prairie Falcon

Marcy Hafner (9 February 2016) - [Moab, UT] - Cooper's Hawk, Bewick's Wren

Stephen Heinrich (5 February 2016) - [Hwy 128 at Salt Marsh] - Green-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser

Marcy Hafner (5 February 2016) - [Moab, UT] - 19 species total:
     -- Cooper's Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Ben Smith (5 February 2016) - [Negro Bill Canyon Trail] - Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Lee Bennett (2 February 2016) - [Cisco, UT] - 16 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Long-eared Owl, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Horned Lark, Dark-eyed Junco

Jan 2016

Marcy Hafner (28 January 2016) - [Scott Matheson Wetlands, Moab, UT] - Sandhill Crane. While watching a flock of Canada geese in a field adjacent to the preserve, two Sandhill cranes flew in and landed. Yes, Sandhill cranes this time of year are extremely rare, but two did show up in my group for the Christmas Bird Count in the preserve on December 20. Not sure if these two are different birds that are passing through or the same ones and are hanging around for the winter.

Marcy Hafner (14 January2016) - [Moab, UT]  -- Western Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Harris's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, American Goldfinch

Marcy Hafner (1 January2016) - [Moab, UT] - 19 species total: --  Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow

Dec 2015

Marcy Hafner (30 December 2015) - [Moab, UT] - 19 species total:
     --  Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Bushtit, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow

Gail Lee (29 December 2015) - [Moab, UT] - Cooper's Hawk

Stephen Heinrich (28 December 2015) - [Stikpig, UT] - American Dipper

Suzi Holt (27 December 2015) - [Green River, UT] - Sandhill Cranes

Marcy Hafner (27 December 2015) - [Moab, UT] - Hermit Thrush

Stephen Heinrich (25 December 2015) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Western Screech Owl

Marcy Hafner (19 December 2015) - [Scott M Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - Wood Duck.

Steve Heinrich (17 December 2015) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Wild Turkey, Red-naped Sapsucker, Townsend's Solitaire.

Gail Lea (7 December 23015) - [Moab, UT] - Anna's Hummingbird. Continuing, at 189 W. Center. Sunny- back bright metallic green when perched in willow, head, face, throat brilliant metallic magenta. Flew strongly.

Marcy Hafner (5 December 2015) - [Scott M Matheson Wetlands Preserve] -  27 species total:
     --  Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Gail Lea (4 December 2015) - [Moab, UT] - White-winged Dove. Continuing.

Nov 2015

Steve Heinrich (30 November 2015) - [[email protected] 11.5] - Hooded Merganser.

Steve Heinrich (29 November 2015) - [Professor Valley Road] - 11 species total:
     -- Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, American Crow, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Bastiaan Notebaert (29 November 2015) - [Devil's Garden Trail, Arches NP] -  10 species total:
      -- Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Canyon Wren, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Steve Heinrich (25  November 2015) - [Rimshadow Riparian] - Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush

Glenn Kincaid (25 November 2015) - [Scenic Byway SR 128] - Mallard, Common Merganser, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Common Raven
     -- [Cisco] - Golden Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk

Steve Heinrich (22 November 2015) - [Castle Valley, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker.

Gail Lea (20 November 2015) - [Moab, UT] - White-winged Dove.

Gail Lea (18 November 2015) - [Moab, UT] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

March Hafner (15 November 2015) - [Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - 27 species total:
       -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Northern Harrier,
Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Aaron Keller (8 November 2015) - [Devil's Garden Trail, Arches NP] - Cooper's Hawk. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Perhaps late for area? Both heard and seen. Distinctive fussy gnatcatcher call. Small passerine, bluish-gray back, pale belly, eye-ring present, dark tail with distinctive whitish markings on underside.

John Leonard (7 November 2015) - [Big Horn Sheep BLM Campsite]: Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle.

John Leonard (5 November 2015) - [Windows Trail, Arches NP] - Rough-legged Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike.

Stephen Heinrich (2 November 2015) - [Castle Creek Lane, Castle Valley, UT] - Common Poorwill. I went to this location expressly to look for poorwills - same place as previous observations of this bird on 6 and 22OCT, and 1NOV. One bird this evening, did not sit for photos. Seen on road at 5:55, flew off. I circled around on the road and at 6:08 the bird was again on the road within inches of where I saw it minutes earlier. Head above eyeline pale, (immature ?), neck, shoulders, back, grayish with brown mottling. Primaries appeared "checkered", buff and dark brown. Common Nighthawk larger, does not usually sit so tamely on the road. Perhaps this bird isn't rare here at this time of year, just a lack of observations submitted.

Mira Furgoch (1 November 2015) - [Devil's Garden Trail, Arches NP] - 8 species total:
     -- American Crow, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Oct 2015

Christine Howe (30 October 2015) - [Moab, UT] - Pinyon Jay.

Zak Pohlen (25 Octo0ber 2015) - [North of Thompson, UT] - Canyon Wren, Bewicks's Wren.

Marcy Hafner (23 October 2015) - [Spanish Valley Dr., Spanish Valley, UT] - Golden Eagle. 22 species.

David Carr (17 October 2015) - [Arches NP] - Peregrine Falcon.

Delores Freestone (15 October 2015) - [Potash Road near Moab, UT] - Greater Roadrunner: I got a pretty good look at him on the road and in the bushes. I am a novice birder but see these all the time in Arizona. His tail and head were very noticible.

Michael Andersen (13 October 2015) - [Arches NP] - 15 species total:
    --  Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse's), Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Red Crossbill

Marcy Hafner (11 October 2015) - [Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, Moab] - Bewick's Wren. 16 species total.

Kenny Frisch (10 October 2015) - [Klondike Bluffs] - 12 species total:
     --  Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Western Bluebird, European Starling, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

JayZ Boynce (9 October 2015) - [Swaysey's Beach] - 11 species total:
       -- Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, American Crow, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow

Joshua Horns (9 October 2015) - [Rio Mesa Center] -  Canada Goose, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Bushtit, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow

Joel Beyer (8 October 2015) - [SR 128 - Colorado River Scenic Byway] - White-throated Sparrow
first winter bird, with solid white throat outlined in black, gray-brown breast lightly streaked with faint central spot

Steve Heinrich (7 October 2015) - [Professor Valley Ranch] - 7 species total: Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, Say's Phoebe, European Starling, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow

Gail Lea (7 October 2015) - [Moab, UT] - White-winged Dove.

Steve Heinrich (6 October 2015) - [Castle Creek Lane] - Common Poorwill (2).

Kathleen Kent (6 October 2015) - [Goose Island Trail & Campground] - Western Screech Owl.

Audrey Etienne (4 October 2015) - [Book Cliffs] - 15 species total:
    -- Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Dipper, Western Bluebird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Sep 2015

Steve Heinrich (30 September 2015) - [Bottom of Miller Lane, Castle Valley] - Red-naped Sapsucker.

Rich Stronks (29 September 2015) - Colorado River Scenic Byway]: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Janet Kelly (29 September 2015) - [Cisco] - Broad-winged Hawk.

Rich Stronks (28 September 2015) - [Arches NP] - Juniper Titmouse.

Don Witter (28 September 23015) - [Moab] - 12 species total:  --  Turkey Vulture, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Lee Bennett (26 September 2015) - [Bull Canyon] - 18 species total:  -- Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk,
Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Lewis's Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Pinyon Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-Green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Matt Hogan (24 September 2015) - [Colorado River Scenic Byway]: Canada Goose, Mallard, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Common Raven, Common Grackle

Stephen Heinrich (17 September 2015) - [Stikpig] - Cassin's Vireo. Small vireo sluggishly gleaning a juniper tree on the edge of Placer Creek riparian zone. Grey/green head, back. Darker tail, wings. Latter with 2 whitish bars. Small hooked bill. distinct white spectacles. Throat and underparts light, sides and flanks pale yellow. Locally common PLVI slightly larger, stronger bill, lacks yellow sides. WAVI larger, lacks wingbars.

Marcy Hafner (17September 2015) - [Scott Matheson Wetlands] - 27 species total:   -- Mallard, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-throated Swift, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Gail Lea (16 September 2015) - [Lea Yard, Moab] - Rufous Hummingbird.

Kenneth Blackshaw (15 September 2015) - [Potash Rd, Williams Bottom CG] - 9 species:
     -- Great Blue Heron, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Crow, Common Raven, Bushtit, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Spotted Towhee

Stephen Heinrich (12 September 2015) - [Professor Valley Ranch] - Brewer's Sparrow.

Jason Beason (10 September 2015)- [Kokopelli Trail - Hwy 128] - 27 species total: --  Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Gail Lea
(3 September 2015) - [Moab, UT] - 19 species total:  --  Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Blue Grosbeak, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Aug 2015

Stephen Heinrich (6 August 2015) - [Hwy 12B @ mil. 13.8] - 6 species total:
    -- Great Blue Heron, Spotted Sandpiper, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Say's Phoebe, Yellow-breasted Chat, Black-headed Grosbeak

Glen Kincaid (6 August 2015) - [Thompson] -  Gray Vireo, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow

Jul 2015

Bill Scott (27 July 2015) - [Grand View Point Road] - Cassin's Kingbird.

Stephen Heinrich (4 July 2015) - [Rimshadow Riparian] - Yellow-breasted  Chat.

Jun 2015

Gus Daly (28 June 2015) - [Matheson Wetlands Preserve] - 23 species:
    --  Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Turkey Vulture, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, INDIGO BUNTING, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

Glenn Kincaid (25 June 2015) - [Thompson] - Golden Eagle, Burrowing Owl, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe. 10  species total.

Stephen Heinrich (23 June 2015) - [Professor Ranch] - Western Screech Owl, Long-eared Owl.

Glenn Kincaid (22 June 2015) - [Moab] - 14 species:
   --  Mourning Dove, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Canyon Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, BLUE GROSBEAK, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

Lindsey Simmons (11 June 2015) - [Moab KOA] - Cassin's Kingbirds.

Kimball Garrett (8 June 2015) - [Westwater] - Mourning Dove, Gray Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Sparrow

Alex Lamoreaux (8 June 2015) - [Rio Mesa Center] - 36 species total:
    --  Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo (Western), Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Western), American Robin, Lucy's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee (Rocky Mts.), Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Western Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Indigo Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

May 2015

Alex Lamoreaux (22 May 2015) - [Rio Mesa Center] - 46 species total: [highlights]:...Ash-throated Flycatcher... Warbling Vireo (Western), Pinyon Jay...Hermit Thrush,... Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Waterthrush, Lucy's Warbler,... Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Green-tailed Towhee...Black-throated Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow...Blue Grosbeak...

Angus Wilson (16 May 2015) [Lark Bunting along route 128 near Cisco] "Adult male on fence w Lark Sparrows. Similar size or a little larger but all black with prominent white bar on folded wing due to white upper wing coverts and crisp white edging to tertials. Stout, horn-colored bill, palest on lower mandible. Photos."

Cassey Weissburg (15 May 2015) [Vaux's Swift at the Rio Mesa Center]  "FOS - Gliding and foraging around above the new orchard. Close views in good light. Smaller than WTSW, and all dark with a light grayish head. Stubby tail and short wings."

Alex Lamoreaux & Cassey Weissburg (12 May 2015) [Summer Tanager at the Rio Mesa Center] "FOS - SY male in trees near banding tent. Photos."

Marcy Hafner (11 May 2015) ...While counting birds this Saturday for the International Migratory Bird Day, my group of six people observed a black-billed cuckoo in Moab on the border of the Scott M. Matheson wetland preserve. This bird is not on the preserve's checklist, but I did find it on a checklist for the birds of Utah with the request for more documentation so I'm sending this on to you. Three people in my group are knowledgeable birders and we all confirmed this sighting. Unfortunately we were unable to get any good photos. We were able, however, to observe it for at least 15 minutes. The bill was pure black unlike the yellow-billed, which has a mostly yellow bill. It had no rufous in the primaries and the white spots in the tail were small and indistinct, unlike the large distinctive white large spots of the yellow-billed...

Alex Lamoreaux (11 May 2015) [White-throated Sparrow at the Rio Mesa Center]  "White-striped type with Mountain WC Sparrows along the road to the pump station." [and also a Blue Grosbeak] "Tink call heard near water gauge. The student group reported two at the east end as well."

Alex Lamoreaux (09 May 2015) [Bell's Vireo at the Rio Mesa Center]  "FOS and first for Rio Mesa Center? - Recapture adult (ASY). Smaller and thicker-billed compared to WAVI, and with wingbars. Grayish overall with yellow wash on undersides and greenish rump. Photos."

Alex Lamoreaux & Cassey Weissburg (4 May 2015) [Wilson's Warbler & White-throated Sparrow at the Rio Mesa Center] Wilosn's Warbler:  "FOS - Two adult ASY) males captured and banded, and another seen only."  White-throated Sparrow: "Tan-striped type perched on fence of the new orchard. Couldn't see legs well enough to tell if it was the one we banded."

Casey Weissburg (2 May 2015) [Swainson's Thrush at the Rio Mesa Center]  "FOS - Adult (ASY) male (by wing length); captured and banded. Larger than HETH, with olive-brown back and tail. Obvious buffy-caramel eyering and lores. Photos."

Neil Paprocki (2 May 2015) [Black Phoebe at Mill Creek] "Black flycatcher seen along creek in willows"

Stephen Heinrich (2 May 2015) [Western Tanager at The Tower]  "Bright yellow bird with black wings and red/orange face."

Casey Weissburg (2 May 2015) - [Rio Mesa] - 43 species total: [highlight]:...Common Poorwill,...Plumbeous Vireo,...Canyon Wren, House Wren... Hermit Thrush... Lucy's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat,...Yellow-breasted Chat, Green-tailed Towhee...Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Bunting,...Lincoln's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow... Lazuli Bunting...

Casey Weissburg (1 May 2015) [Bewick's Wren at Rio Mesa Center] "FOS - Adult (ASY) captured and banded. Expected subspecies."

Apr 2015

Thane Pratt (27 Apr 2015) [Bushtit (Interior) at Devil's Garden Campground, Arches NP]  "Seen well at close range."

Stephen Heinrich (22 Apr 2015) [Bullock's Oriole at the bottom of Miller Lane ]  "Bright orange underparts, black chin, crown, eyestripe. White wingbars. Calling, consistent with Merlin App Sounds. FOS"

Alex Lamoreaux (20 April 2015) - [Rio Mesa Center, Moab] -
   -- Canada Goose, Chukar, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Plumbeous Vireo, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Western), American Robin, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Spotted Towhee (Rocky Mts.), Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's), Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Tim Avery (19 April 2015) - [Matheson Wetlands, Moab] - 20 species total:
   -- Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-throated Swift, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Lucy's Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow

Gail Lea (10 Apr 2015) [yard birds ]   Blue Jay: "continuing since 11/13/14. Blue crest, white face with black chinstrap encircling head, grayish below, white vent, back blue-gray, wings & tail bright blue with black bars, white wing bar and spots, white tail corners. vocal, jayymp calls"   Brown Thrasher: "singing. continuing since 10/26/14. Approx. 11", long tail, long bill, bright rust-brown above, /buff below with dark streaking, pale yellow eye, bill lighter at basal 2/3 and slightly curved down. Song a variety of calls and chuckles, mostly in 2s, sounds very random. also was singing earlier at 7:25 am"

Gail Lea (10 Apr 2015) [White-winged Doves in yard ] "continuing small pop. in area approx. 10 years. med.-large dove with white outline to folded wing forming bright white crescent on opened wing, tail squared at end with bright white corners, eye opaque orange, horizontal face line under eye, no nape or wing marks, browner than Eurasian Collared-Dove."

Alex Lamoreaux (3 Apr 2015) [a Lucy's Warbler at 38.7980x-109.2075 ] "Small gray and white warbler. Seen well."  [Common Poorwill and Black Phoebe at Rio Mesa Center] The poorwill was "Calling"  The phoebe was " "Smaller than Say's (which was attacking it) and mostly black with white belly. Heard calling as well."

Mar 2015

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.

Feb 2015

Gail Lea (23 Feb 2015) [a Blue Jay still in a yard in Moab ]  "continuing since 11/13/14. Photos available. heard, seen getting peanuts from cherry tree. Similar in size to W. Scrub Jay but more upright posture. face white with black chin strap and black markings around eye, medium-blue crest, grayish front with off center whiter stripe, back blue-gray, wings and tail contrastingly bright blue with black barring, white wing spots and wing bars, white tail corners that create a Mourning Dove tail effect when spread in flight."

Gail Lea (10 Feb 2015) [a Brown Thrasher still in a yard in Moab ]  "continuing since 10/26/14, photos available. The thrasher ran into sight on ground along fence and immediately began hacking at a peanut in the shell that had just been dropped by a Juniper Titmouse. Bird is rust above with pale yellow eye, cream below with heavy dark streaks, bill sturdy, long slightly curved down, lower mandible lighter colored at basal 2/3; bird is about 11" long"

Jan 2015

Gail Lea (Jan 2015) -  [Brown Thrasher in Moab] - Continues to be seen since 26 Oct 2014 in her backyard.

Dec 2014

Gail Lea (20 Dec 2014) - [Moab, UT] - 14 species:
   -- Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-winged Dove, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Spotted Towhee, Brown Thrasher, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Nov 2014

Stephen Heinrich (29 Nov 2014) - [Professor Valley] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Loggerhead Shrike

Billy Fennimore (26 Nov 2014) - [Moab] - 16 species total:
   --  Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-winged Dove, Downy Woodpecker, BLUE JAY, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Brown Thrasher, European Starling, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Gail Lea (20 Nov 2014) -  [In a backyard in Moab] [Blue Jay]  continuing. in Trumpet vine about 9 minutes, took a peanut & flew. white of face lighter than breast . gray-blue of back more like breast than wings. white spots on wings vivid white in contrast. gray-blue of back probably indicates indicates immature   [Brown Thrasher]  continuing. foraging on ground under shrubs at least 11 minutes. rarely is completely in open. light buff of flanks more visible in shady light than sun.  [White-winged Dove]   continuing. on feeder with the 3 E. Collared-Doves

Mike Lesnik (3 Nov 2014) - [Courthouse Wash] - Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Rock WrenRuby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Stephen Heinrich (3 Nov 2014) - [Stikpig] -  Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco

Mike Lesnik (1 Nov 2014) - [SSW of Oowah Lake, near Moab] - 5 species total:
   -- Hairy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee

Oct 2014

Mike Lesnik (31 Oct 2014) - [South of Oowah L Rd to San Juan Co line] - 7 species seen:
  -- 3 DUSKY GROUSE, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Grosbeak

Carol Cunningham (30 Oct 2014) - [Moab} - 10 species seen:
   -- Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Bewick's Wren, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, House Sparrow

Oct 2011

Ken Burton (22 Oct 2011) - This morning a juvenile female YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was banded at Rio Mesa Center.

May 2011

Bob Bradley (31 May 2011) - Lark Bunting - displaying male along with 2 others was seen on my Westwater BBS route in Grand County today.

Dave Hanscom (8 May 2011) ...
   --Since Monticello was so close, I couldn't resist a quick visit to Devil's Canyon Campground to look for Acorn Woodpecker and Pygmy Nuthatch.  Both were there, along with many Western Bluebirds, a Juniper Titmouse, a couple of White-breasted Nuthatch, and a very cooperative Black-throated Gray Warbler

Susan Snyder (2 May 2011) - Not that they're all that rare, but we did enjoy seeing Juniper titmice and Black-throated sparrows at Dead Horse Point State Park and in Arches National Park this past weekend. The sweet little feathered peepers were faring much better in the cold winds than I!

Feb 2011

Jeff Foote (15 Feb 2011) - Curve-billed Thrasher has been coming to feeder at Moab.

Jun 2010

Bob Bradley (9 Jun 2010) - [Lark Bunting] Two of us who were running the Westwater BBS Survey on June 6 saw 2 of these birds in flight. They were both males, black with white wing patches. This was in Grand County in sage habitat at latitude 39.2987300, longitude -109.07665.

May 2010

Carl Ingwell (19 May 2010) - [Horsethief Campground] - We had two Cassin's Kingbirds join us for dinner tonight.  Niiiiiice

Carl Ingwell (18 May 2010) - [Matheson Preserve, Moab] - Took the morning off work due to high winds on the Island in the Sky and birded Matheson Preserve in Moab.  I heard numerous Yellow-breasted Chats, a Wilson's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler & a Common Yellowthroat, Spotted Towhees and one Green-TailedTowhee, around 50 Cedar Waxwings, a bunch of Lazuli Buntings, Black-Headed Grosbeaks, a Cooper's Hawk, etc. ... Last night outside my camp I had 3 awesome friends: a Gray Vireo, a Gray Flycatcher, and a Black-throated Gray Warbler.  It was a gray party and they were all singing sweetly to me.
     Just had my first Common Poorwill of the season (I know, I'm slow), and it was right outside my tent.  Awesome.

Apr 2010

Utah Birds (23 April 2010) About a week ago (16 Apr 2010) a tour group with birders of some renown, saw a CHIHAUHAUN RAVEN  at the Mesa Arch parking lot in the "Island in the Sky district" of the Canyonlands NP.

Edson Leite (12 April  2010) - [Arches national Park] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, Empidonax sp., Say's Phoebe, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Vesper Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch 

Nov 2009

Jason Pietrzak (18 Nov 2009) - We came back to Moab late last night and woke up to find our landlord has been filling our feeders. I saw a huge flock of Juncos along with some of the other regulars at sunrise and I saw what I first struck me as a strange leucistic/partial-albino House Sparrow. While I rubbed my eyes furiously and dunked my still-frozen binoculars in hot water (to remove ice and fog), it landed 15 feet away from me and scratched in the litter near the bird-bath. It quickly became clear to me that this was a Harris's Sparrow...

Sep 2009

Jason Pietrzak (22 Sep 2009) - First and foremost, I was driving home from bird banding when on my street I saw two doves on a power- line...After getting out, the coverts seemed to have disappeared, however, I did see the white band on the dark tail and the bird's shape looked right so I went closer until the dove finally turned around and revealed his coverts again! So that's my first WHITE-WINGED DOVE in Utah and it was pretty much a yard bird (at least a neighborhood bird).  Next: bird banding in Moab at Matheson...  Last thing, in speaking with area bird watchers, I learned that somebody in the Monticello area has had Purple Finches at his feeders lately (although not in the last 5 days, so they may have moved on). The person who told me this is a highly-skilled birder, and knows the difference between House, Cassin's, and Purple Finches very well so I am inclined to believe his report...

Jun 2008

Ryan O'Donnell (7 Jun 2008) - A quick report from the road - I found a successful Black Phoebe nest in Grand County today. I flushed four or five youngsters from the nest over the south fork of Mill Creek, near Moab. According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Black Phoebes' "breeding distribution in Utah is limited to the Mojave Desert in the southwestern corner of the state," two or three hundred miles away.

Oct 2007

Lu Giddings (28 Oct 2007) - I made the drive to Moab Friday morning and spent the rest of the day and yesterday morning birding around town and the adjacent area.... The only noteworthy sightings were Eurasian Collared-Doves. Flocks of 5,6, and 16 were spotted around town early Saturday morning.

Jun 2007

Tim Avery (16 Jun 2007) - While conducting a survey along the Dolores River I had an Adult Yellow-billed Cuckoo fly across the river and into a patch of Willow. The area where the bird was seen is just up from the confluence with the Colorado. Also, where the road meets the river, I camped the night before, and at around 5:30 am on the 16th a Green Heron was heard and seen flying over the river. Also in this same area was a "southwest" WILLOW FLYCATCHER.

May 2005

Todd Elliott - ...While visiting the Moab area this past weekend (Friday, May 20) I saw the silhouette of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. I was eating at an outdoor restaurant and  watched the unmistakable shape, with the long, forked tail, slowly make its way across the sunset sky. By the time I could get out to chase it down  there was no sign of it. This was in the center of Moab, on Center Street, one block west of US-191...

Feb 2005

Matt Williams (15 Feb 2005) - My wife and [I] took a much needed trip to Southeastern Utah this past weekend...At Arches [NP]...my wife noticed a large flock of birds flying in as were nearing Delicate Arch on foot. I knew they were Rosy Finches but realized how difficult they are to see and ID in flight. Fortunately, I did get nice looks at at least a few and I can say that most were likely Black Rosy-Finches in this flock of at least 100 birds. This was a life bird for me and certainly an unexpected surprise. A later surprise came with a Merlin perched in a tree south of Moab.

Nov 2004

Marcy Hafner (24 Nov 2004) - The big surprise this morning out at the preserve [Scott M. Matheson Preserve] on the river trail was a White-throated Sparrow. It had the yellow lores to prove it was a white-throated and not a white-crowned...

Oct 2004

Nick & Marian Eason (18 Oct 2004) - We currently have an Eastern Blue Jay visiting our feeder. He first appeared about 8:35 a.m. this morning and has been back and forth a couple of times. I don't see an observation on the Preserve list so don't know if one has been observed in the Moab area before. If you have seen one in the past, let us know.

May 2004

N Meason (20 May 2004) - a Phainopepla was sited in Moab, near Old City Park over the weekend (5/16). The bird was identified by five members of the Moab Bird Club....

Jan 2004

Damian Fagan (12 Jan 2004) - A Harris' Sparrow was observed at a feeder in the Barlett Circle subdivision (Moab, Grand County) this morning. The bird was in a mixed flock but observed for quite some time.  A Merlin was observed stooping and pulling up from it's dive on 400 North (Moab, Grand County) near the Allen Memorial Hospital on January 12th. Since I almost hit the bird with my car, I had a really good look at the heavily streaked underside and the banded tail.

Aug 2003

Damian Fagan (20 Aug 2003) - A Gray Catbird was observed along the Colorado River trail, near the cottonwood self-guided trail marker, on August 19th, in the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve. Also a Green Heron was observed at Cottonwood Bend Ranch, upstream of Dewey Bridge on August 15th.

June 2003

Damian Fagan - (3-4 June 2003) A couple of recent bird sightings at or adjacent to the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, Moab. Worm-eating Warbler along Stewart Lane (adjacent) in a neighbor's yard. The bird was feeding long enough for the birder to get out a bird book and look it up. Unfortunately, the birder left for Alaska the next day and there has been no follow-up. Sighting was 6/3. On 6/4 a female Hooded Warbler was mist-netted in the preserve by the UDWR staff.

April 2003

Joel and Kathy Beyer - ...Sunday morning, 4/13, a Blue-winged Teal at Matheson Preserve (Moab), seen from the wildlife blind.

Feb 2003

Damian Fagan - A Merlin was observed on 2/3/03 in the town of Moab (vicinity of 100 North and 400 East) in the morning.

Jan 2003

Damian Fagan - The Moab CBC was held January 4th. Unusual sightings included Harris' Sparrow, Merlin and Mourning Dove.

September 2002

Damian Fagan - (Tue, 3 Sep 2002)  Recent bird sightings in the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve   Greater Yellowlegs; solitary and spotted sandpiper; western and least sandpiper; Calliope Hummingbird; olive-sided flycatcher; dusky flycatcher; warbling vireo; red-breasted and white nuthatch; house wren; Townsend's, Nashville, and orange-crowned warbler; American Redstart; Northern Waterthrush; green-tailed towhee; lesser and American goldfinch. 

August 2002

Damian Fagan - (Mon, 26 Aug 2002)  Among the numerous migrants at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve, Moab, Nashville Warbler, American Redstart, White-faced Ibis, and Brewer's Sparrows. Observations from 8/22-8/26, 2002.

June 2002

Damian Fagan - The UDWR mist netting crew caught a non-breeding Worm-eating Warbler in the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve (Grand Co.) on June 25th, in the morning. I spent a half-hour in the afternoon trying to locate the bird
without success - doesn't mean that it still isn't there. The bird was captured in the southern portion of the preserve, just off of the gravel trail (near the junction between this trail and the boardwalk) beneath the large overhead transmission line.

Damian Fagan - On June 19th, at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve in Moab (Grand Co.) one adult Osprey was fishing over the Central Pond and several pairs of Great-tailed Grackles were observed flying to and fro in the bulrushes.

May 2002

Damian Fagan -Two Sandhill Cranes were observed flying over Old City Park, in Moab, UT (Grand Co.) on May 4th, about 7 p.m. The birds were heading south. Also a Harris' Sparrow was observed at a feeder in Moab on May 3rd.

April 2002

Damian Fagan - Sighted a pair of Wood Ducks (4/17) roosting in the large cottonwood trees along the Mill Creek Parkway, between Grand County High and Mill Creek.

Damian Fagan - Three Red-breasted Mergansers on the Central Pond at the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve (Grand Co.) on 4/15/02.

January 2002

Damian Fagan - (Tue, 15 Jan 2002)  A Northern Pygmy-Owl was observed in the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve
(Grand Co., Utah) on Sunday, Jan 13th. The bird was observed perched in a tree along the boardwalk trail right before sundown.

Damian Fagan - (Tue, 5 Jan 2002) Thirty-two Great-tailed Grackles were observed during the Moab CBC on Jan.
5th. The birds have since been sighted in a large tree just north of the Denny's on Highway 191 (Grand Co.). Also, a Merlin was observed by a feeder watcher on the CBC

   

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