Recent Sightings

Piute County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Feb 2017

John Williams (21 Feb 2017) - [Marysvale to Piute Reservoir] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Common Raven, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Neil Paprocki (20 Feb 2017) - [Otter Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Trumpeter/Tundra Swan (Distant and sleeping), Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird
      -- [Angle, UT] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Common Raven, Horned Lark

John Williams (10 Feb 2017) - [Marysvale to Piute Reservoir] - Merlin (Taiga). This falcon was going after the Eurasian Collared-Doves in a tree. Didn't get one though. The wind was blowing extremely hard and I think this thwarted the attack.

Annette Gibert Hansen (6 Feb 2017) - [Hwy 64] - Pinyon Jay

Jan 2017

John Williams (29 Jan 2017) - [Piute Reservoir South End] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan (Whistling), Mallard, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Northern Harrier, Black-billed Magpie, Common, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (18 Jan 2017) - [Greenwich, UT] - Great Horned Owl, Merlin
     -- [Otter Creek Narrows] - Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Belted Kingfisher

John Williams (8 Jan 2017) - [Marysvale, UT] - Ferruginous Hawk

John Williams (7 Jan 2017) - [Marysvale, UT] - Townsend's Solitaire

Neil Paprocki (3 Jan 2017) - [Hwy 62 - west of Pholite Hill] - Golden Eagle, Canyon Wren, American Dipper, American Robin, Song Sparrow

Dec 2016

John Williams (11 December 2016) - [Sevier River,  Marysvale to Big Rock Candy Mountain] - 
Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Matt Lau (14 December 2016) - [Greenwich, UT] - Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie

Neil Paprocki (12 December 2016) - [Hwy 89, South of Junction,UT] - Bald Eagle

Neil Paprocki (11 December 2016) - [Koosharem, UT] - Merlin (Prairie)

Neil Paprocki (10 December 2016) - [Kingston, UT] - Northern Goshawk.

Nov 2016

Brent Farnsworth (15 November 20160 - [Otter Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven

Neil Paprocki (11 November 2016) - [Hogback Rd] - Golden Eagle, Clark's Nutcracker

Annette Gibert Hansen (11 November 2016) - [Tushar Rd] - Prairie Falcon

Oct 2016

AubreyChoquette (28 October 2016) - [Piute Reservoir & SP] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Duck, American White Pelican, Bald Eagle, Ring-billed Gull, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (27 October 2016) - [Parker Mountain] - Greater Sage-Grouse

Jeff Bilksy (16 October 2016) - [Otter Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Horned Lark, American Pipit

Neil Paprocki (11 October 2016) - [Hwy 62] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Common Raven, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow

Sep 2016

Pat Dwyer (15 September 2016) - [Piute Reservoir area] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, American Crow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
      -- [Marysvale, UT area] - Chukar, Williamson's Sapsucker, Black-billed Magpie

Aug 2016

Richard Laubach (20 August 2016) - [Piute Reservoir & SP] - American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Lark Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Kevin Wheeler (17 August 2016) - [Kingston Canyon] - Golden Eagle

Jul 2016

Kevin Lapp (30 July 2016) - [Koosharem, UT] - Common Nighthawk

Jason Forbes (14 July 2016) - [Piute Reservoir Dam] - Double-crested Cormorant, Black-billed Magpie Pica, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Matt Beisel (1 July 2016) - [Hwy 89 - Hwy 153] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, Barn Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird

Jun 2016

John Williams (20 June 2016) - [Sevier River below Piute Reservoir] - Mallard, Chukar, Turkey Vulture, White-throated Swift, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Canyon Wren, Sage Thrasher, Red-winged Blackbird

Brent Farnsworth (16 June 2016) - [Betenson Flat] -  Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Pine Siskin

Vivian Schneggenburger (11 June 2016) - [Marysvale to Fishlake National Forest] - Flammulated Owl, Common Poorwill

Brent Farnsworth (9 June 2016) - [Oak Basin] - 29 species total: -- Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Vesper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

John Williams (4 June 2016) - [Sevier River, Marysvale to Big Rock Candy Mountain] - Mallard, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie,
Rock Wren, Chipping Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

May 2016

John Williams (18 May 20160 - [Piute Reservoir & SP] - Canada Goose, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, Lark Sparrow

Brent Farnsworth (16 May 2016) - [Oak Basin] - Western Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak

Apr 2016

Pat Fojut (24 April 2016) - [Hwy 25, west of Fish Lake] -  Golden Eagle

John Williams (5 April 2016) - [Marysvale, UT] - 14 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Western Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow

Mar 2016

J & L Bryan (12 March 2016) - [Junction, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Redhead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican

Feb 2016

John Williams (28 February 2016) - [Marysvale, UT] - Canada Goose, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki
(15 February 2016) - [Angie, UT] - Canada Goose, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow
 -- [Otter Creek Reservoir] -  Common Merganser, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Mountain Bluebird

Jan 2016

Neil Paprocki (23 January 2016) - [Angle, UT] - Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Northern Shrike

Dec 2015

Neil Paprocki (13 December 2015)- [south of Koosharem] - Merlin (Taiga)

Brad Minnich (9 December 2015) - [Koosharem - UT62] - Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Black-billed Magpie

Oct 2015

Phil Cantino (18 October 2015) - [Koosharem] - Red-tailed Hawk.

George Webb (15 October 2015) - [Junction, UT] - American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Lesser Scaup, Killdeer, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven

Kirk Swenson (11 October 2015) - [Piute Reservoir] - Prairie Falcon.

Suzi Holt (5 October 1015) - [Circleville, UT] - Merlin.

Warren Dunlop (4 October 2015) - [Otter Creek SP] - 12 species total:
      --  Red-breasted Merganser, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Dark-eyed Junco Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Aug 2015

Anson Call (19 August 2015) - [Monroe, UT] - Mallard, Common Nighthawk

Matt Fischer (15 August 2015) - [Otter Creek] - 13 species total:
     -- Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Sage Thrasher

Mar 2015

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

Nov 2012

Rick Fridell (14 Nov 2012) - Yesterday afternoon (11/13), I stopped by Otter Creek Reservoir.  Unfortunately, I did not have much time as there were large numbers of waterbirds throughout the reservoir.  In the short time I was there, I saw 19 species of waterfowl.  Highlights included: Tundra Swans, White-winged Scoter (adult female), Red-necked Grebe, Sandhill Cranes, Thayer's Gull (first cycle)

Nov 2011

Rick Fridell ( 15 Nov 2011) - ... Otter Creek, as usual, hosted high numbers of birds (including fair numbers of waterfowl, thousands of grebes, and surprisingly large numbers of gulls). The highlight for me was a beautiful adult Sabine's Gull; the lastest Sabine's Gull and the first adult I've seen in Utah.

Nov 2008

Rick Fridell (13 nov 2008) -  Work took me around to some seldom visited southern Utah spots the last couple of days, and fortunately I had a little time to scope Panguitch Lake and Otter Creek Reservoir. I really wish I could have spent more time looking around these seldom birded lakes. The highlights included: Otter Creek State Park (Piute County) - 11/13/08 8 Common Loons1, Black Scoter (juvenile)2, Surf Scoters (juveniles), 1 Herring Gull (first-winter)...

Nov 2007

Rick Fridell - This afternoon (11/07) I had the opportunity to stop by a couple seldom birded southern Utah lakes...Highlights included: ...Otter Creek State Park (Piute Co.) Surf Scoter 11 - adult male; 10 juveniles -  Black Scoter 2 - female; juvenile - Red-throated Loon - juvenile Common Loon 20 Northern Goshawk - adult


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