Recent Sightings

  
Juab County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Sep 2017

George Webb (30 Sep 2017) - [Mona Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark

Steve Clark (20 Sep 017) - [Burraston Ponds] - Pied-billed Grebe, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow

Richard Breisch (6 Sep 2017) - [Yuba Lake State Park] - Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse

George Webb (5 Sep 2017) - [Nebo Loop Trail] - Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Aug 2017

Kenny Fricsh (27 Aug 2017) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier

Suzi Holt (25 Aug 2017) - [Nepo Loop] - Peregrine Falcon

John Garrett (23 Aug 2017) - [Nepo Loop Rd] - Common Nighthawk, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Violet-green Swallow, Canyon Wren, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Corey Wright (19 Aug 2017) - [Nepo Loop - Juab Co] - Dusky Goose

Richard Erickson (19 Aug 2017) - [Nephi, UT] - Swainson's Hawk

Bryant Olsen (16 Aug 2017) - [Mona Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Green-winged Teal (American), Ruddy Duck (Ruddy), Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe,
Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), White-faced Ibis Swainson's Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Killdeer, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, Western Meadowlark

Monte Neate-Clegg  (13 Aug 2017) - [Nepo Loop - Juab Co] - Caliope Hummingbird, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire

Chuck Homler (2 Aug 2017) - [Nepo Loop - Juab Co] - Spruce Grouse (Franklin's), Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel

Jul 2017

George Webb (28 Jul 2017) - [Chickken Creek Canyon] - Cooper's Hawk, Plumbeous Vireo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, American Goldfinch

Brad Imhoff (21 Jul 2017) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Mallard, Chukar, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Common Yellowthroat, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

Evan Buechley (3 Jul 2017) - [Mona, UT] - Swainson's Hawk, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Western Kingbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (3 Jul 2017) - [North Peak Trail to World Pass] - American Three-toed Woodpecker. This trail offers some of the best ATTW habitat I've seen to date in Utah. 2 birds seen, 2 other heard drumming/calling. Believe this is a first county record for Juab, likely fairly common around Mount Nebo, also possible in Deep Creek Mountains.
     -- Also seen: Golden Eagle, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Neldon Kunz (1 Jul 2017) - [Ponderosa CG] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Neldon Kunz (1 Jul 2017) - [Nebo Loop] - White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Cliff Swallow
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- [Ponderosa CG] - Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak

Jun 2017

Neldon Kunz (30 Jun 2017) - [Ponderosa CG] - Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird

George Webb (17 Jun 2017) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet

Connie Misket (10 Jun 2017) - [Tintic Mining Area] - Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler,
Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, American Goldfinch

Danielle Finlayson (7 Jun 2017) - [Fish Springs NWR] - American Bittern

George Webb (7 Jun 2017) - [Nebo Loop Rd] - Spotted Sandpiper, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

David Wheeler (5 Jun 2-17) - [Yuba SP] - Common Nighthawk. Visible flying in the sky off to the west. Their "peer" calls carry clearly through the evening air to my ears despite distance. FOY.

David Wheeler (3 Jun 2-17) - [Burraston Ponds] - Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe,  Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Willet, Mourning Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow (American), Marsh Wren,  American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Nathan Fisher (2 Jun 2017) - [I-15 - Sevier River Crossing] - American White Pelican, Swainson's Hawk, Western Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

May 2017

Jacob Fullmer (30 May 2017) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Whimbrel. Hanging out with a couple long-billed curlews. Unfortunately it was seen in an area not accessible by visitors.

Carl Lundblad (29 May 2017) - [Crater Bench Lakebed] - Burrowing Owl, Common Nighthawk, Horned Lark, Black-throated Sparrow

Brett Wiese (26 May 2017) - [Devil's Kitchen] - Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Green-tailed Towhee

Carl Lundblad (25 May 2017) - [Cherry Creek] - Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting

Neldon Kunz (11 May 2017) - [Eureka, UT] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Dusky Flycatcher, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting

Brett Wiese (11 May 2017) - [Sevier River Crossing] - Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Belted Kingfisher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Tim Avery (11 May 2017) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - Snowy Plover, Stilt Sandpiper, Say's Phoebe

Colby Newman (11 May 2017) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - Blue-wing Teal, Horned Grebe, Glossy/White-faced Ibis, Golden Eagle, Snowy Egret, Long-billed Dowitcher, Black Tern, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Brown-headed Cowbird

Bryan Shirley
(10 May 2017) - [Burraston Ponds] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

George Webb (8 May 2017) - [Dog Valley Area] - Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Gray Vireo, Juniper Titmouse, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Terrol Williams (6 May 2017) - [The Old Pinery] - Northern Flicker, Dusky Flycatcher, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler

Mike Hearell (5 May 2017) - [Deseret Mtn] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Burrowing Owl, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Peregrine Falcon, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow

Rachel LeBlanc (4 May 2017) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, Long-billed Dowitcher

Alexander Harper (3 May 2017) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Willet, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Jean Hengesbaugh (1 May 2017) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet (Western), Lesser Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch

Apr 2017

Bryant Olsen (30 Apr 2017) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Eared Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, Willet (Western), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Janice Gardner (23 Apr 2017) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Chukar, Common Poorwill, Black-throated Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (17 Apr 2017) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Snow Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Nigh Heron, Sora, American Golden Plover, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Loggerhead Shrike, Rock Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Vivan Schneggenburger (17 Apr 2017) - [Nephi, UT] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Golden Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Long-billed Curlew, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Merlin (Prairie), Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Lauri Taylor (3 Apr 2017) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican,
Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier (American), Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Virginia Rail (Virginia), American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Vivan Schneggenburger (1 Apr 2017) - [Nephi Loop Rd] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Steller's Jay (Interior), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Pine Siskin

Mar 2017

Dennis Shirley (26 Mar 2017) - [Mona Reservoir] - Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, California Gull, Great Horned Owl, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

George Webb (25 Mar 2017) - [Dog Valley Area] - Bewick's Wren

Kenny Frisch (25 Mar 2017) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

George Webb (24 Mar 2017) - [Willow Creek Canyon] - Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Pine Siskin

George Webb (20 Mar 2017) - [Mills Meadow WMA] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Donnel Jensen (18 Mar 2017) - [Joe's Canyon Rd] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Mountain Bluebird, Spotted Towhee

Dennis Shirley (14 Mar 2017) - [Burraston Ponds] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Common Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Sandhill Crane, California Gull, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Terrol Williams (11 Mar 2017) - [Goshen Canyon Rd] - Short-eared Owl, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Feb 2017

Adam Blundell (14 Feb 2017) - [Burraston Ponds] - Red-breasted Merganser

Lauri Taylor (12 Feb 2017) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Black-crowned Night-Heron, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier (American), Bald Eagle, American Coot (Red-shielded), Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
       -- [SR 6 @ MP 134] - Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark

Jan 2017

Taylor Hannah (27 Jan 2017) - [I-15] - Rough-legged Hawk, American Crow, Horned Lark

George Webb (8 Jan 2017) - [I-15 south of Yuba Lake] - Northern Harrier

Steven Kahl (7 Jan 2017) - [Rocky Ridge] - Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Common Raven

Dec 2016

Michael Woodruff (27 December 2016) - [I-15 Corridor] - Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier

Nathan Fisher (15 December 2016) - [Yuba SP] - Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Common Raven, Horned Lark

George Webb (2 December 2016) - [Mills Area] - Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, House Sparrow

Nov 2016

Matthew Pendleton (22 November 2016) - [Levan, UT] - Golden Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk

Neil Paprocki (15 November 2016) - [Goshen Canyon] - Canada Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark
    -- [Burraston Ponds] - Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Golden-crowned Kinglet

Bryant Olsen (9 November 2016) - [Fish Springs  NWR] - Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan (Whistling), Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck (Ruddy), Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Great Egret, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier (American), Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot (Red-shielded, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, American Pipit, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch

Sherree Sheide (5 November 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Oct 2016

Jeff Bilsky (14 October 2016) - [Yuba SP] -  American Wigeon, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Red-naped Sapsucker, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Bryan Shirley (12 October 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - Belted Kingfisher, Orange-crowned Warbler

Neldon Kunz (5 October 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Sep 2016

Kendall Watkins (23 September 2016) [Yuba SP] - Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Merlin, Say's Phoebe, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, House Finch

Donel Jensen (17 September 2016) [West of Silver City] - Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Joanne Kane (5 September 2016) - [Ponderosa Uinta Campground] - Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Spotted Towhee

Dennis Shirley
(3 September 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret,
Black-crowned Night-Heron, American Coot, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Gray Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow,
Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak

Aug 2016

Bryant Olsen (23 August 20160 - [Mona Reservoir] - Swainson's Hawk, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow

Jul 2016

David Wheeler 30 July 2016) - [Levan, UT] - Common Nighthawk

Don Coons (24 July 2016) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Caspian Tern, Sage Thrasher

Grace Oliver (20 July 2016) -  [Burraston Ponds] - Grasshopper Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak

Grace Oliver (19 July 2016) - [Fish Springs NWR] - 47 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Phalarope, Lesser Yellowlegs, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Northern Mockingbird, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Paul Bedell (18 July 2016) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Ruddy Duck, Chukar, Cattle Egret, American Coot (Red-shielded), Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Lark Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Joshua Rose (18 July 2016) - [Nephi, UT] -  Red-tailed Hawk, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Blue Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Suzi Holt (1 July 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Bank Swallow, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch

Jun 2016

Neil Paprocki (27 June 2016) - [Mahogany Hill Trail] - Wild Turkey, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Lesser Goldfinch

Dick Mansfield (21 June 2016) - [Yuba SP] - American White Pelican, Killdeer, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

Samantha Phillips (16 June 2016) - [Callao BBS Stop 30] - 26 species total: --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Black-crowned Night-Heron, American Coot, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Willet, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

May 2016

Holly Mills (29 May 2016) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Forster's Tern, Western Kingbird, Horned Lark, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Jean Hengesbaugh (27 May 2016) - [Yuba State Park] - Common Merganser, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Killdeer, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Northern Mockingbird, American Pipit, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Alton Thygerson (26 May 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - Olive-sided Flycatcher, Hermit Thrush

Neil Paprocki (25 May 2016) - [south of Callao, UT] - American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole

Bill Slater (25 May 2015) - [Topaz Mountain area] - 19 species total:
    --  Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Eared Grebe, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Prairie Falcon, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Black-throated Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole

Dennis Shirley (21 May 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Black-crowned Night Heron, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler

Neil Paprocki (19 May 2016) - [West Keg Mountains] - Red-tailed Hawk, Pinyon Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee

Neil Paprocki (18 May 2016) - [Mt. Laird Camping Area] - Commom Poorwill

Dennis Shirley (8 May 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - 37 species total:
     -- Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Red-breasted Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

David Wheeler (3 May 2016) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - 32 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, GREATER SCAUP, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Black-billed Magpie, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Apr 2016

Nina Jones (30 April 2016) - [Nebo Loop] - Golden Eagle

Neldon Kunz (12 April 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - 21 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Mourning Dove, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Ben Carlson (10 April 2016)  - [Fish Springs NWR] - 22 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Bufflehead, Wild Turkey, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Tree Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

Dennis Shirley (9 April 2016) - [Mona Reservoir] - 30 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Jon Watkins (9 April 2016) - [Topaz Dome Quarry] - White-throated Swift

Tim Avery (3 April 2016) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - 23 species total:  
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Long-billed Dowitcher, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Bryan Shirley (3 April 2016) - [Lower Nebo Loop - Salt Creek] Mallard, Golden Eagle, Killdeer, Western Scrub-Jay, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow

Mar 2016

Steve Clark (29 March 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - 15 species total:  -- Cinnamon Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Say's Phoebe, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Bryant Olsen
(29 March 2016) - [Mona Reservoir] - 21 species total:  --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck (Ruddy), Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Coot, Killdeer, California Gull, Western Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse's), Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Meadowlark

Kendall Watkins
(26 March 2016) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - Snow Goose, Ross's Goose

Suzi Holt (19 March 2016) - [Jericho Callao Rd - SEOW Survey 003] - Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Michael Lester (8 March 2016) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - 19 species total:   -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Samantha Walker (7 March 2016) - [Fish Springs NWR] - Tundra Swan. These were hanging out in Shoveler Pool on a grass strip. It looked like 2 adults and two juveniles. We were geode hunting with friends and we decided to take a little side trip to Fish Springs while they dug for more rocks. We would have loved to have stayed longer, but the visit was still worth while as we were able to see many species--including a very camera friendly bald eagle. 18 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Eared Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Killdeer, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Red-winged Blackbird

Feb 2016

Anson Call (28 February 2016) - [south of Silver City, UT] - Golden Eagle

George Webb (12 February 2016) - [Levan, UT] - Rough-legged Hawk

George Webb (11 February 2016) - [Burraston Ponds] - 17 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer,
Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco

Austin Fourney (11 February 2016) - [Nephi, UT] - Wood Duck, Mallard, Cooper's Hawk, Mourning Dove

Rachel Leblanc (9 February 2016) - [I-15 corridor] - Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), American Kestrel, Common Raven, European Starling, House Sparrow

Jan 2016

George Webb (21 January 2016) - [Nebo Loop] - Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Western Scrub-Jay,
Black-billed Magpie
     -- [Nephi West fields] - Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle.
     -- [Eureka, UT] - Juniper Titmouse.

George Webb (14 January 2016) - [Burraston Pond] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, White-crowned Sparrow

Cedar Pete (2 January 2016) - [Fish Springs NWR] - 33 species total: -- Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Northern Flicker, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark 

Nov 2015

Neil Paprocki (30 November 2015) - [Old Highway 91] - Sandhill Cranes. 140. Large migrating flock seen and heard to the west flying south. Possibly originating from near Mona Reservoir.

Jason Talbot (29 November 2015) - [I-15 at Nephi] - Red-tailed Hawk, Golden Eagle, Say's Phoebe

Ashley Shaffer (27 November 2015) - [Nephi, UT] - Bald Eagle

Suzi Holt (5 November 2015) - [I-15 Corridor] - Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), American Kestrel, European Starling, Western Meadowlark

Oct 2015

Sheryl Serrano (10 October 2015) - [Yuba State Park] - 11 species total:
     --  Ferruginous Hawk, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Sep 2015

Suzi Holt (22 September 2015) - [Eureka] - Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Kevin Wheeler (22 September 2015) - [Leamington Canyon] - Osprey.

Matt Shurtliff (9 September 2015) - [Nephi] - Dusky Grouse, Broad-winged Hawk.

George Webb (8 September 2015) - [Yuba State Park] - 19 species total:  --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Jul 2015

Andy Belt (2 July 2015) - [Fish Springs] -  23 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Willet (Western), Western Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Caspian Tern, Prairie Falcon, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Mar 2015

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

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

Feb 2015

George Webb (20 Feb 2015) - [Burraston Pond] - 22 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Sandhill Crane [heard], Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Bohemian Waxwing, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco,  Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Evening Grosbeak

Mar 2014

Janice Vander Molen (10 Mar 2014) - [Eureka] - Bush Tits, this afternoon in the hills north of highway 6, north of Eureka. There were two of them flitting in a small tree.

Sep 2012

Ryan P. O'Donnell (10 Sep 2012) - We spent time at Dugway Proving Grounds (Tooele Co.) where we located a Vermillion Flycatcher. We continued on to Fish Springs NWR from there, where other highlights included a singing LONG-EARED OWL and a WARBLING VIREO (each listed as "accidental, seen less than every five years" on the refuge checklist); a NASHVILLE WARBLER (listed as "rare, seen at intervals of two to five years"); and a female GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (not listed as occurring on the refuge in the fall on the refuge checklist, but listed as "rare" in the summer.) I suspect each of these species are probably more common on the refuge than the checklist indicates, but I can't say so from personal experience as this was my first trip there.

May 2012

Candy Zaffis (14 May 2012) - Had a good birding day from Dugway to Fish Springs on Sunday, May 13th. Got a great photo of the Eastern Kingbird in the picnic area. Even tho the ponds are REALLY low at Fish Springs, the birds that were there seemed to be more concentrated, so it was easier to see multiple species - I'm sure I missed some shorebirds because the bugs were biting really badly, and we couldn't stay out with the Scope for too long without getting swarmed or bit!!
   --Black-throated Sparrows (3 at the Geode beds), Barn Swallows, Ravens, Horned Larks, Meadowlarks, Western Kingbirds, Eastern Kingbird, Mourning doves, Eurasian collared doves, Yellow-rumped warblers, Says Phoebe, Many misc flycatchers,  , Yellow-headed blackbirds, Brown-headed cowbirds, Red-winged blackbirds, Brewer's blackbirds, Magpie, Starlings, Yellow warblers, White-crowned sparrows, House sparrows, Sage sparrows, Sage thrashers, Killdeer, Goldfinch, Western Tanagers, Bullock's Orioles, Black-chinned hummingbirds, Northern Flicker, Robins, Shrike, Mockingbirds, Coots, Northern Harriers, Red-tailed Hawk (flying withe a snake), Golden Eagle, Kestrels , Snowy egrets, American Bittern, Pelicans, Mallards, Redheads, Canada Geese, Long-billed Curlew, White-faced Ibis, Black necked stilts, Am Avocets, Terns, Gulls, Grebes, Shovelers, Teals, Scaups, Mergansers
, Sandpiper (spotted maybe?)

Mar 2012

Mike Adams (31 Mar 2012) - [Yuba Lake] - I went down early this morning with my wife and father-in-law to see the Great Blue Herons again. This time we counted 60 birds in and around the nests. See my previous post for location of Rookery.

May 2011

Joel and Cathy Beyer (23 May 2011) - On the way home Sunday, we stopped at Chicken Creek Reservoir (Juab Co.) and spotted 2 breeding-plumaged Horned Grebes.

Feb 2011

Bob Walters (17 Feb 2011) - [Delta, UT] - It was reported to me (February 16, 2011) that about 15k Snow and Ross's Geese are present at Gunnison Bend Reservoir, just outside Delta, Utah. We're hoping to double that number by the time of the 2011 Utah Snow Goose Festival (February 25-27).

May 2010

Lu Giddings (26 May 2010) -  spent the day birding from the Little Sahara Sand Dunes cut-off on the Nephi-to-Leamington road, north of the sand dunes and out into the Sevier desert, along the west side of the Sheeprock mountains, and then through Lookout Pass to Vernon and home. Saw my first Burrowing Owl of the year, and my first Warbling Vireos at a spring ten miles west of Cherry Creek.

Lu Giddings (8 May 2010) - Utah County Birders had a very good day traveling to Fish Springs, Callao, and Delta... The best bird of the day was a Green Heron spotted hunting in the reeds along the south edge of Avocet Pond. We were also surprised to find a Calliope Hummingbird in the trees near the Visitor's Center...

David Wheeler (1-2 May 2010) - Since Mojo wasn't along, I will just give a brief summary: [See Washington Co. for the rest of the list].
    HORNED GREBE -- in breeding plumage at Chicken Creek Res by Nephi; RED-NECKED   PHALAROPE -- Chicken Creek Res by Nephi

Apr 2010

Ned Bixler (15 April 2010) - [Chicken Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose. American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, California Gull, Common Raven, Western Meadowlark

[Yuba Lake]- Common Loon, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Common Raven, Sage Thrasher, Vesper Sparrow, Sage Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow

Mar 2010

Mark Mossing (7 March 2010) - [Burraston Ponds]  Observation date: 3/6/10 Canada Goose,     Gadwall, Northern Pintail, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, California Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, ... Eurasian Collared-Dove, ... Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, ... Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, ... Western Meadowlark

Sep 2009

Tim Avery (18 Sep 2009) - Just talked to Colby Neuman. He, Carl Ingwell, and Jeff Bilsky found a first year male Baltimore Oriole in the housing area at Fish Spring NWR today...They said the bird was very difficult to see and they spent several hours trying to get a good view of the bird.

May 2009

Dennis Shirley  (18 May 2009) -  Just got in from the 11th Annual Utah County Hotspots Field Trip, for the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival... Best birds included the target species: Bobolink, P/J species - Juniper Titmouse, Black-throated Gray and Virginia's Warbler, Dusky and Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Yellow-breasted Chat, and six warblers, including the find of the day -- Northern Parula. The Parula was seen at Burraston Ponds Wildlife Management Area near Mona.

Jay Banta (23 May 2009) -  have found a male Summer Tanager in the Refuge housing area. He is reasonably tame and I was able to watch him by being just a little stealthy from a distance of less than 10 yards for over a minute.

Colby Neuman (31 May 2009) - A male MAGNOLIA WARBLER (photos obtained) was at the housing area at Fish Springs NWR (Juab County) this morning...and it even sang softly a few
times. Awesome! A male INDIGO BUNTING (singing also), a WHITE-WINGED DOVE (present yesterday, too), three MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS (very odd given the time of year) and two GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES were additional highlights this morning.
     My dad and I were in a rush to get home this morning, but we stopped in Callao (well just in front of the couple properties on the far west end of town - with the largest trees) and listened briefly... I'll be honest in that the bird singing had a song that sounded very similar to a CANADA WARBLER. Wow, I wish we had spent more time finding this bird or that I had just put my camera on video mode to see if I could have recorded the song...I guess I just thought we'd be able to pish it out or it would sing more or pop out into view...OOPS!

Apr 2009

Eric Huish (9 Apr 2009) - Matt Mills just called me (10:40 Apr 9). He just saw a group of three cormorants flying from Chicken Creek Reservoir last seen circling across freeway towards the town of Mills.  One of the cormorants was "half the size of the others with a longer tail". 
     Matt Mills just called again (11:30). The Neotropic Cormorant came back to Chicken Creek Reservoir. It came back by itself, circled a few times and landed at the far south end, close to the road. It was at the South end of the Reservoir (but not out where he could see it) when Matt left.

Lu Giddings (10 Apr 2009) - Four Horned Grebe were seen at Mona Reservoir (Juab county) early this afternoon between the boat ramp and the dam on the west side of the lake. While all four were in the same general area, each was doing its own thing. Three were in breeding plumage and the fourth was in mid-molt between winter and breeding plumage. Three were feeding just a few feet from shore while the fourth was about 100 feet out. (photos)

Jan 2009

Dave Hanscom (17 Jan 2009) - Rusty Blackbird still at Fish Springs... ‏The blackbird was in his usual location again today. Thanks to Pat Jividen for directions. Although a noisy group of birders had scared him off just before we arrived, he returned soon after they left. We parked a ways down the road to give him some space, and he was soon back feeding along the edge of the canal. ...

Pat Jividen (14 Jan 2009) - Rusty Blackbird‏... I went out to fish springs again today with Steve Carr. We saw the bird again within 15 feet of where we saw it Monday. If you go out to see it check in with either Jay or Robert and they'll show you on a map the place to bird.

Colby Neuman (14 Jan 2009) - My dad and I made a quick trip to Fish Springs NWR today...highlights are below... American Bittern 1 - flushed by north spring ...Great Egret 2 - 1 feeding in avocet and 1 in egret ...Rusty Blackbird 1 - seen in housing area and later along the collection ditch...

Terry and Pam Sadler (8 Jan 2009) - On The Fish Springs CBC we sighted a bird in the springs area of the refuge that stumped us. The bird was in the foggy mist and most difficult to identify. We thought the bird might possibly be a female Rusty Blackbird but our view was so poor we couldn't rule out female Cowbird, or a variant male Brewer's Blackbird. We couldn't tell for sure if it had a yellow eye. The bird flew before we were able to get better looks at it or photograph it. Refuge Manager, Jay Banta, relocated the bird yesterday afternoon and this morning was able to get a better look at the bird. He believes it may be a female Rusty Blackbird with a yellow eye and some rusty wash in the body with a light eyebrow and throat. The bird his staying fairly close to the area where it was first sighted.

Oct 2008

Matt Mills (18 Oct 2008) - Went out to Fish Springs today with Matt Westover. We were there for work but had a bit of time to poke around Thomas Ranch and area. Didn't drive around to see the ponds. Highlights were an adult Northern Shrike, a Golden-crowned Kinglet, and a single male Evening Grosbeak.

Jul 2008

Jay Banta reported a Pacific Golden-Plover at Fish Springs, seen on 19 Jul 2008. photos -http://www.utahbirds.org/hotlinephotos/2008/PacificGoldenPlover.htm

Jun 2008

Dennis Shirley (29 Jun 2008) - Thought I'd provide a recap of the ABA field trips I conducted this past week.... Highlights included: Burraston Ponds WMA - Blue Grosbeak, Common Grackle...

May 2008

Matt Mills (1 June 2008) - I spent most of the past week out at Fish Springs and, while much of the time was spent working, I did manage to get some birding in everyday. ... On Tuesday, 5/27, I had a first summer male American Redstart in the housing area. This is presumably the same bird photographed on Monday by Kris Van Fleet On Wednesday , 5/28, there were 2 Common Grackles... On Friday 5/30, we stopped in at the Callao Civilian Corps Campground again. The adult male Indigo Bunting was still present and singing. It was singing a very yellow warblerish song. Also present here was...  a female Scott's Oriole...

Colby Neuman (26 May 2008) - Jeff Bilsky and I headed out to some of the migrant traps of the west desert from Saturday through Monday. ...Highlights from the weekend included  - 5/24/08 - Fish Springs NWR - remember permission is required to bird the housing area... 1 White-winged Dove - housing area - at least the 5th record for the refuge...  Callao - lack of migrants - 1 Whimbrel - in field that was being actively irrigated...  5/25/08 -  Callao - 1 Whimbrel - continuing...  5/26/08 - ...Callao... 1 Black-and-white Warbler - singing male - it did it's normal song that went into a Yellow Warbler sounding song and then back into it's normal song...but it eventually reverted to their typical song....

Matt Mills (22 May 2008) - Yesterday Matt Westover and I had a pair of Indigo Buntings at the Civilian Corps Campground just south of the town of Callao, Utah...

Apr 2008

Tim Avery (25 Apr 2008) - Just stopped at chicken creek reservoir in Juab County and found a number of good birds: 1 Short-billed Dowitcher...3 Greater Scaup...

Tim Avery (7 Apr 2008) - ...Friday 04/04 - Chicken Creek Reservoir - 1 - Horned Grebe...

Feb 2008

Lu Giddings (9 Feb 2008) - Dennis Shirley and went in search of longspurs and other winter birds this morning. We passed through Santaquin to Mona, drove the west side of Mona reservoir and through Goshen canyon into Goshen and Genola and then back into Payson and Salem pond. We did not see any longspurs but did have a few noteworthy observations: - a pair of Trumpeter Swans were seen on Burraston ponds - three drake cinnamon teal were seen at the inlet end of Mona reservoir...

Nov 2007

Tim Avery (27 Nov 2007) - I ventured on to Yuba Lake State Park, also in Juab county, which had a number of birds around the shore and on the lake. The first bird I noticed was a single swan out on the water. I set my scope up, and the bird appeared to bean un-collared adult Trumpeter Swan.

Sep 2007

Larry Tripp (23 Sep 2007) - ...The only other birds of note this weekend were... a Broad-winged Hawk just south of Nephi on Friday.

Jay Banta (11 Sep 2007) - Immature Sabine's Gull has been seen on Sunday, Monday, and Tues just off the north dike of Pintail Unit on Fish Springs NWR. Photo will be posted soon. It is one of on two individual gulls that are currently using that area.

Aug 2007

The Reddish Egret was still present at Fish Springs just to the south of the rookery in Avocet Unit. The bird was not seen until nearly 6:00pm tonight and was about 300~ yards out from the dike.... The Painted Bunting was seen at 4:15pm and again at 5:20pm feeding low in the trees along the ditch on the west side of the picnic area.... 2 Solitary Sandpiper were seen around the refuge, amongst around 23 Spotted Sandpiper.

Buck Russell (4 Aug 2007) - Bob Bradley and I made a trip to Fish Springs NWR this morning and were fortunate to see the Painted Bunting (in the picnic area-showed up around noon), a female Scarlet Tanager (in the top of the canopy in the trees between the Headquarters building and residential area-got permission to walk through the residential area), the Reddish Egret  (in the Avocet pond/unit, visible from the road between the Mallard Pond/unit and Avocet Pond/unit)...

David Allan (4 Aug 2007) - On Friday, 8/3, my wife Darcie and I finally got to enjoy the Painted Bunting (lifer for us both) seen by many at Fish Springs NWR. We arrived at the picnic area at 1230h and saw the bird almost immediately.  We also got great looks at the Reddish Egret (lifer for Darcie). We observed it near the north end of Curlew, at ~1415h. Very soon after finding the bird, we were treated to a display of its foraging dance routine.

Pat Jividen (2 Aug 2007) - Reddish Egret, Painted Bunting... We saw both at fish springs today. The egret was at the rookery island at mallard and the bunting there at the picnic tables.

Matt Mills (1 Aug 2007) - Saw the Painted Bunting again last night (Aug 1st) in the picnic area at Fish Springs. The bird looked rather ruffled, not sure if it was the weather recently, being out of place, or just the attention it has been receiving but it sure looked a lot rougher than when we first spotted it.

Jul 2007

Steve Carr (31 Jul 2007) - The UOS Quick Chase to Fish Springs, attended by 8 birders, also saw the Painted Bunting at the picnic site within minutes upon arrival at about 10:15 a.m. today. A lifer for most and a state bird for all but Larene, who had seen it last week. ...A couple of fleeting glimpses of the possible/probable female Scarlet Tanager were seen, not at the picnic site but at the Hqs area. Unlike the Bunting, which made itself very obvious time and again, the "Tanager" kept to herself in the higher canopy of the cottonwoods, often flying from one set of trees to another.

Edson Leite (29 Jul 2007) - My girlfriend Beth and I went after the Painted Bunting this morning. What a great looking bird. We got to the refuge at 5pm. Spotted the bird by the cottonwoods near the picnic tables.  Also a lot of Common Nighthawks, the Red-shouldered Hawk made an appearance near the picnic area and the Nighthawks were not too pleased. ...On our way out Beth spotted a American Bittern on the first pond from the entrance. Finally got that nemesis bird. But my camera battery had died.

Milt Moody (25 Jul 2007) - Matt Mills reported that the Painted Bunting is at the same location today and that he's gotten some pictures of the bird... He also saw a female Scarlet Tanager, and the same Red-shouldered Hawk as he saw yesterday (that's quite the trio all in the same place).

Milt Moody (24 Jul 2007) - Matt Mills phoned in to reported a male Painted Bunting at the Thomas Ranch Interpretive Site just up the road north of the main buildings at Fish Springs. It was on the ground around the picnic tables. He also reported seeing a Red-shouldered Hawk in the area.

May 2007

Lu Giddings (25 May 2007) - A very handsome male Rose-breasted Grosbeak was seen along Cherry Creek at about 10 a.m. this morning. It was flushed up out of the tops of the willows when a yellow warbler lit very near to it, long enough for me to get a very good look at it but not long enough for me to grab my camera. I spent over an hour waiting for the bird to reappear but to no avail. Cherry Creek is about 10 miles west of the north entrance to the Little Sahara Sand Dunes and provides some lovely dense, willow riparian vegetation in the middle of the pinion-juniper desert.

Apr 2007

Tim Avery - Friday 04/27 - Chicken Creek Reservoir ...4 - Semipalmated Sandpiper...

Jay Banta (17 Apr 2007) - [Fish Springs NWR] White-winged Dove has been seen at the feeder next to the Refuge HQ and the trees in the general vicinity for two day. Birders are reminded that they must get advance permission to bird in the Refuge housing area.

Lu Giddings (15 Apr 2007) - We had a great day of birding in the Great Basin yesterday. Five vehicles and 16 birders left the Payson Walmart at 6:00 a.m. and made the trek to Fish Springs...- two Greater White-fronted Geese and at least two Greater Scaup, the former at the northeast end of Harrison pool, the latter in the pool to the south of Harrison (thanks to Jack Skolicky for alerting the Sommerfelds to the geese!)

Nov 2006

Lu Giddings (19 Nov 2006) - It was a beautiful afternoon and a lovely, irresistible opportunity to spend a few hours outside. I started in Santaquin, worked my way to Mona, and then along the west side of the reservoir to the dam. Highlights include: - a Merlin in some trees along the east side of Mona reservoir - a female Western Tanager, again in some trees along east side of the reservoir - a Horned Grebe and two common loons on Mona reservoir, along with about a dozen straggling western grebes scattered across the lake's surface.

Lu Giddings (2 Nov 2006) - Earlier this morning Dennis Shirley and I spent some time checking Mona reservoir. We saw 30+ species, most notable of which were near the dam and which include:  a Horned Grebe in standard plumage - a Hooded Merganser hen - a flock of about 40 red-breasted mergansers, all hens - two common loons - a drake canvasback, possibly in the company of 5 females (seen from a considerable distance in bad light)

Oct 2006

Dennis Shirley (16 Oct 2006) - The Shirley boys {Darren,Bryan,Devin,and Dennis} were at Fish Springs over the weekend and ran into Jack Skalicky, who was doing his monthly bird survey for Jay Banta, the refuge manager. He found some good birds for the area. The best included; Eastern Phoebe, Summer Tanager, Common Grackle, Great Egrets.  The EP ST and CG were around the headquarters. No unusual shorebirds or waterfowl were found. The phoebe was a striking dark and white adult. The tanager was a red/orange/yellow juvenile, and could have easily been an eastern variety.

Sep 2006

Rick Fridell - ...Other highlights included: Fish Springs NWR, Juab Co., 9/7  Semipalmated Sandpiper (Ibis Unit), Common Tern (Avocet Unit), Eastern Kingbird (picnic area), American Redstart (first year male, in greasewoods along Gadwall unit), Common Grackle (2 at headquarters). - Miller Spring, Juab Co., 9/7  Red-shouldered Hawk (adult), Indigo Bunting (female)

May 2006

Colby Neuman (23 May 2006) - ...we then drove back north to Fish Springs NWR where migrants were relatively scarce (quite windy). However, highlights were a male Bobolink and a Stilt Sandpiper foraging with a flock of Long-billed Dowitchers. ...This morning we conducted a breeding bird survey for Jay Banta at Fish Springs and the nearby desert. Highlights included a Sanderling mixed in with a flock of Snowy Plovers, and a male Indigo Bunting and a Northern Waterthrush at the picnic area. Also, there was a substantial overall increase in the number of migrants present at the housing and picnic areas today.

Joel Beyer (4 May 2006) - Kathy and I made a quick trip to the St. George area earlier this week, with the highlights as follows:  Juab Co. Mona Reservoir - Blue-winged Teal, Caspian Terns; Burraston Ponds - 4 Barn Owls, 2 Common Grackles (building nest), Bullock's Oriole; Chicken Creek Reservoir area - Wilson's Phalaropes, Blue-winged Teals, Long-billed Curlews, Ferruginous and Swainson's Hawks, 2 Short-eared Owls, Grasshopper Sparrows...

Merrill Webb (2 May 2006) - Yesterday afternoon I went to Juab County with my wife to see what I could find on the first day of May. Mona Reservoir continues to be very productive. We found all four grebes...and a Great Egret. ...Had a Eurasian Collared Dove and a Lesser Goldfinch in Levan...

Apr 2006

Carol Davis (26 Apr 2006) - At Yuba Recreation Area there were six Marbled Godwits, two Horned Grebes, three Common Mergansers, one Great Egret, two Common Loons, seventeen Caspian Terns, and many Snowy Egrets.

Carol Davis (24 Apr 2006) - I took the Levan cutoff over to I-15 on Sunday (the old highway) so I could drive by Yuba Reservoir... present along the road parallel to the railroad tracks I heard one Grasshopper Sparrow...

Merrill Webb (14 Apr 2006) - I had a chance to do some birding...in Juab County yesterday afternoon from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. ...five species of shorebirds and 12 species of waterfowl including a female Long-tailed Duck at Chicken Creek Reservoir...

Tim Avery (10 Apr 2006) - ... As we headed back through Mona we saw a Eurasian Collared- Dove along Main Street. Our next stop was Chicken Creek Reservoir which was covered with waterfowl and a number of grebes. By far the best bird was a Short-billed Dowitcher molting into breeding from basic plumage, along with what was a molting Long-billed Dowitcher.

Feb 2006

Lu Giddings (4 Feb 2006) - It was a cold and windy but dry day at Fish Springs today...The surprise birds of the day were four Great Egrets and five White-faced Ibis in the northwest corner of Mallard pool, all feeding together. Tim Avery reported seeing four great egrets and 6 or 7 white-faced ibis on his trip to Fish Springs on Jan 8th; perhaps these are the same birds...

Jan 2006

Tim Avery (8 Jan 2006) - ...I came across 2 adult Trumpeter Swan, on the north end of Mallard Unit at Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge. Despite weather reports it was sunny and clear most of the day. Other birds of note at the refuge were: 4 Great Egret, 6 or 7 White-faced Ibis...

Nov 2005

Bryan Shirley (21 Nov 2005) - Hi All. After birding in the sauna of Bangkok for the last month Fish Springs was a bit cool this weekend, but it did produce a few good birds. The best was 1 Bohemian Waxwing in the trees around the headquarters. We also saw our first Bald Eagles of the winter, 1 Rough-legged Hawk, 5 Tundra Swans, and 1 snow goose.

Oct 2005

Terry Sadler (20 Oct 2005) - A White-throated Sparrow was observed at Fish Springs NWR in Juab Co. The bird was seen yesterday, Oct 19th, along the north-south ditch which runs along the west side of the picnic area. Other notable birds observed on this GSL Audubon Hotspots excursion include 3 Great Egrets at the Refuge and 12 Short-eared Owls seen along the 5 Mile Pass- Faust cut-off road during the early morning drive to the Refuge.

Sep 2005

Colby Neuman - My dad received a phone call from Jay Banta this afternoon (Thursday 9/29/05) concerning an Inca Dove or Ground-Dove sp. being present at Fish Springs NWR...that is all the information I have at this time. (30 Sep 2005) - I just talked with Jay Banta, and he said they thought the bird was most likely a Ruddy Ground-Dove. He said the bird was seen yesterday coming to a puddle in the housing area. They have yet to see the bird today, but he said they have spent little time looking for it. Note: this area is closed to the public and one needs permission to bird this area.

Colby Neuman (18 Sep 2005) - Tim Avery and I went birding around the west desert this past weekend. ...We stopped in Callao (Juab Co.) and saw quite a few migrants from the road...some of which included ...one Cassin's Vireo. ...headed to Fish Springs NWR...where we did find one juvenile Stilt Sandpiper and two (possibly three) Short-billed Dowitchers mixed in a flock of 12 basic plumaged Long-billed Dowitchers. The two Short-billed Dowitchers appeared to be juvenile birds that had nearly molted into basic plumage.

Rick Fridell (5 Sep 2005) - Kristen and I took advantage of the Labor Day holiday...and made a run through the West Desert...The highlight was a Hudsonian Godwit at Fish Springs. The Godwit was foraging along the west side of the large shallow pool in the Pintail Unit of the refuge. There were 1000's of birds in this pool and conditions are currently perfect for shorebirds, waders, pelicans, ducks, etc. There were dozens of herons and egrets (50+ GB Herons, 80+ Snowy Egrets, 1 Great Egret) and we saw 18 species of shorebirds (including 50+ Snowy Plovers and a couple Sanderlings) and at least half of the shorebirds were on the far side of the pool and unidentifiable even with a scope. We also saw a female Blue Grosbeak near the refuge headquarters.

Sep 2004

Jack Binch (18 Spet 2004) - I took another trip to Fish Springs to look for warblers, and was not disappointed. There was a Chestnut-sided Warbler in the trees just before you enter the private homes. It was very co-operative and let me and a group of SLCounty Birders get some very good looks and some photos.

Aug 2004

KC Childs (28 Aug 2004) - This morning a group of about 16 birders left from Provo to start our day at Burrstin Ponds near the town of Mona in Juab County. ...we were greeted with  ...an American Redstart at the west end of the corner northeast pond. It was a beautiful bird and for the most part all got great looks.

Jun 2004

Bryan Shirley (20 June 2004) - Yesterday on our UT county birders field trip we located a Least Tern on Mona Res.  At first it was flying around the North end of and then it flew in and landed just to the north  of the Dam....

May 2004

Larry Tripp (31 May 2004) - ...The best bird I saw on Sunday was a singing male Tennessee Warbler in the town of Callao. It was at the west end of town, I heard it singing from my truck as I entered the town. When I located the bird it was singing from a small mostly dead tree behind a deserted house on the north side of the road. I last saw it fly into some tall Elms at the next house to the E.

Colby Neuman (24 May 2004) - My dad and I headed out to Fish Springs NWR (Juab Co.) today...Here were some of the more notable sightings from the day: Blue-winged Teal - 1 male in Avocet Unit  ...Pacific Loon - 1 - It was in the far east end of Avocet Unit. The loon appeared to be molting into first summer plumage. I obtained a few decent photographs of the unusual plumage the bird was displaying! ...Great Egret - 1 in Avocet Unit ...Least Tern - 1 adult mixed in with a flock of approximately 30 Forster's Terns in Mallard Unit. I was also able to obtain poor, but sufficient photographs of this bird for documentation. ...American Redstart - 1 second calendar year male in the picnic area - it sang occasionally

Jay Banta (18 May 2004) - A female Northern Parula warbler was caught in the mist nets and banded at Fish Springs NWR on 05-18-04 at approx. 11 am. This is a new species record for the Refuge. Birders interested in attempting to look for this bird should contact the Refuge office during working hours (7-4:30) or contact Jay at 435 (830)7039(after 4:30 pm only, use the office number before then!) All birders are reminded that most of the Refuge Headquarter compound is not open to the public without advance permission from Jay or one of his staff.

Jan 2004

Reed Stone (30 Jan 2004) ...Wednesday Bob Parsons, Oliver Nickleson and I went birding the Mona area. We took the cross road that goes past the north end of Mona Reservoir. Where the stream exits the reservoir we jumped a Sandhill Crane. Also in the same area there were a pair of Golden Eagles and one Bald.

KC Childs (27 Jan 2004) - I ran down to Juab County to do a little bit of birding this afternoon. I got off the South Santaquin exit number 245. I saw several Rough-Legged Hawks along this road. In the town of Mona just north of Center Street along Main Street were 3 Eurasian Collard-Doves. Along the road to Goshen Canyon on the west side of Mona Resivoir there was a Ferruginous Hawk. Near the wooden shack in Goshen Canyon on the Juab County side was an adult Noerhtern Shrike.

Colby Neuman (4 Jan 2004) - Here are some highlights from the Fish Springs CBC (Juab County) today: White-faced Ibis - 1 along the north side of Avocet unit, Snowy Egret - 1 immature along the north side of Avocet unit, Cinnamon Teal - a pair, Canvasback - a pair, Eurasian Wigeon - 2 males roosting on the ice with a flock of ~2100 Northern Pintails and American Wigeon on the east side of Shoveler unit. Sage Sparrows - 15 - unusually common this year

Nov 2003

(18 Nov 2003) - Two male Eurasian Widgeon were sighted by Jay Banta at the Fish Springs NWR on Tues. Nov 18. The two birds are in with a flock of over 5,000 ducks located on Egret Unit. this group contains about 2,500 American Widgeon. Egret Unit is currently closed to the public and individual permission is needed to access that area.

Sep 2003

(25 Sept 2003) - Merrill Webb reported two Merlins today (one dark and one light race).  One was just south of the Utah Lake State Park in Provo and the other was at Mona Reservoir (north of Nephi).  He also saw a female Wood Duck at Burraston ponds just south of Mona.

Aug 2003

Cindy Orten  (4 Aug 2003) - Tonight at 8:00 pm, we saw an adult Semipalmated Plover on the dock shore at Mona Reservoir. It was great when a killdeer came along and started chasing the plover to compare the two.

May 2003

Joel Beyer - A Ruddy Turnstone and a Red Knot were amongst a large group of shorebirds this weekend on the north end of Chicken Creek Reservoir in Juab County.  The Turnstone was seen Saturday evening, May 10, and the Knot this evening, May 12.

Eric Huish - (13 May 2003) Tuula, Milt, KC, and I birded in Juab County this morning (5-13). We were able to relocate the Red Knot the Beyers reported at the North end of Chicken Creek Reservoir among the many Dowitchers. We also saw a Black-bellied Plover. (FYI- the lighting would be better in the evening.)
On our way back we stopped at Burraston Ponds and found a Northern Waterthrush along a wooded trail between the two ponds on the north end of the area. It was at the waters edge under some fallen logs. Other birds of note at Burraston were Lewis's Woodpecker and GT Grackle.

Mar 2003

Lu Giddings - (Sunday, March 02, 2003)  A Black Scoter was observed in the inlet immediately behind the dam at Mona Reservoir today between 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. It was viewed from a distance of about 225 yards with a 20x60 power spotting scope under nearly ideal atmospheric conditions. It had the characteristic black slightly hooked bill with a large bright orange-yellow bump on the upper bill. ...

Jack.Torrey and Glenda Cotter - (Mon, 3 Mar 2003) For two years in a row we've found Pinyon Jays in the exact same location while driving down to the Snow Goose Festival in Delta. Going west from Nephi on Highway 132, after you drive across the valley and enter the first mountain pass, the north side of the road changes from dead trees to live pinyon. About halfway up on the right under the power poles there was a small (~12) flock of jays.

Feb 2003

KC Childs, Eric Huish - (~ 17 Feb) We went to Burrstin Ponds where Eric was able to see an American Tree Sparrow.

September 2002

Pomera Fronce -  (Fri, 20 Sep 2002) Sid Westerman birded Goshen Canyon today and just called me with a report. We
have been going back and forth about a vireo we saw down there. After he and his son studied the bird for quite some time, they feel 100% sure that it is a Philadelphia Vireo. ...

Eric Huish - (Sat, 14 Sep 2002)  ... There was a lot of activity at Burraston Ponds though. Most exciting being a female American Redstart. Take the road on your right as you enter and park where the trees start to get thick and walk the trail between the two ponds.

May 2002

Carol Davis - (Sun, 26 May 2002)  Went to Fish Springs for the first time.  Saw my first Black Tern and my first Northern Mockingbird north of Cedar City. It's a very nice place, but I think I'll visit earlier in the year next time to avoid the BUGS. 

Jay Banta - (Fish Springs, Juab County, Thursday, May 23, 2002) A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak was caught in mist netting operation at Fish Springs NWR on Wed afternoon, 5-22.  This is the second consecutive year that this species has been caught during spring mist netting efforts and is the third sighting of this species at the refuge in the last 12 months.

Report from web site - (Thu, 16 May 2002) A male Bobolink was sighted along the road in SE Harrison Unit of Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge.

Jay Banta - A second year male Summer Tanager was trapped in the mist nets, banded, and photographed at 10:30 am on Monday May 13. (Fish Springs)

Jay Banta - A White-crowned Sparrow was seen at the residence area on 4-29-02 by Sam Orr, a refuge volunteer and experienced birder. (Fish Springs) A White-winged Dove was see at the feeding station on the east side of the office at Fish Springs NWR on 5-2-02 by Jay Banta, Sam Orr, and Robert Sims

December 2001

A COMMON REDPOLL was seen on the CBC at Fish Springs NWR on Sunday, 12/30 (DG,CN,TS). The bird was in a tamarisk thicket along the Pony Express route 12 miles west of the refuge, about 1/2 mile west of the power lines that cross the road. It was last seen flying northeast across the desert.

An immature TRUMPETER SWAN with a neck collar was seen at the Burraston Ponds, south of Mona, on Thursday, 12/27 (JR,SW).

October 2001

A juvenile PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Sunday, 10/21 (MS). It was at the north end of Curlew Unit, just south of the road running along the north side, about mid-point along the road on a small mudflat island with a old log. It was seen again on a grassy island about 100 yds. to the east on Monday, 10/22 (LW) and it was seen in the original location on Tuesday, 10/23 (TS,DS). This may be the first record of Pacific Golden-Plover in Utah.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Wednesday, 10/31 (JG).

An immature GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen in the Fish Springs Mountains just west of Fish Springs NWR on Saturday, 10/20 (MS). It was about 1/4 mile uphill from the old BLM campground directly west of the NWR.

A RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was observed in the residential area of Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge on 9/27 (LW).

An adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Callao, west of Fish Springs, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 08/21 and 08/22 (RF). The bird was in the fields near the Callao schoolhouse.

March 2001

A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Sunday, 03/25 (CN). The bird was in the northeast corner of the Shoveler Unit. This is only the second record of this species at Fish Springs.

Also at Fish Springs NWR on Sunday, 03/25, a lone SNOW GOOSE and a BONAPARTE'S GULL were seen (CN).

October 2000

An adult male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Wednesday, 10/25 (TS). The bird was in the residential area at the refuge. Birders must ask permission at the office to bird this area.

Also at Fish Springs NWR, a female SUMMER TANAGER was seen in the picnic area on Wednesday, 10/25 (TS).

September 2000

A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Sunday, 09/17 (DW). The bird was in the residential area at the refuge. Birders must ask permission at the office to bird this area.

A possible PINE WARBLER was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Saturday, 09/16. The bird was seen in the trees in the housing area near the refuge office at about 7:30 pm (CN). Birders are reminded to request permission at the office before birding the residential area at the refuge. If confirmed, this would be the first record of Pine Warbler in Utah.

Other birds seen at Fish Springs NWR on Saturday, 09/16, included a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a female PHAINOPEPLA, both seen in the housing area near the refuge office (JB,CN,TN,m.obs.).

August 2000

The immature RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, which was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Tuesday, 07/25, was last reported in the picnic area on Saturday, 07/29 (JB).

July 2000

An immature RED-SHOULDERED HAWK has been seen at Fish Springs NWR (JB). It was first seen in the residence area near the refuge office on Tuesday, 07/25, and has been seen daily since then through at least Thursday, 07/27. Birders are reminded to request permission at the refuge office before entering the residence area.

May 2000

A MAGNOLIA WARBLER was banded at Fish Springs NWR on Tuesday, May 30 (JB),
and was observed again later that same day (TS). The bird was in the
residential area at the refuge. Birders are asked to get permission at the
office before birding this area.

Also at Fish Springs NWR, a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen visiting
the feeder at the office on Monday, 05/22 (JB).

Ten RED KNOT were seen at Fish Springs NWR on Wednesday, 05/17 (JB). The birds, which are the first record of Red Knot at Fish Springs, were seen in the Avocet Unit of the refuge.

Also at Fish Springs, a BOBOLINK was seen on Tuesday, 05/16 (C&TN).

April 2000

A mixed flock of about 30-40 SNOW and ROSS'S GEESE was seen at the north end of Mono Reservoir on Saturday, 04/01 (DS).

March 2000

At Fish Springs NWR, an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was seen at the feeders at the refuge headquarters on Saturday, 03/04, and a group of SAGE SPARROWS was seen along the road on the west side of the refuge (DG,DS).

On Sunday, 03/26, a GREAT EGRET was seen at Fish Springs NWR, and a WESTERN BLUEBIRD was seen near Keg Springs, southeast of Fish Springs (B&JM).

   

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