Recent Sightings

  
Salt Lake County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Sep 2018

Matthew Pendleton (19 Sep 2018) - [7200 West, Salt Lake City, UT] - Palm Warbler (Western).
Found by Neil P. Earlier. Winter plumage. Yellow undertail, Yellow green rump. Light streaks on the side. Light supraloral stripe above dark eyestripe.
     -- Clay-colored Sparrow. Jumped out given the facial pattern against the all gray nape. Clean buffy brown chest. No photo, brief look.

David Irons (26 Sep 2018) - [Bonneville Shoreline Trail] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)

Neil Paprocki (26 Sep 2018) - [7200 W, Salt Lake City, UT] - PALM WARBLER. I was watching a large mixed-flock of mostly YRWAs when I heard an unusual chip from behind (east) me. I turned around to watch a small warbler fly in and land on a Tamarisk to my west. As soon as the bird landed it pumped its tail several times and I knew I had a Palm Warbler. The bird foraged in the Tamarisk in front of me for less than a minute before taking off and flying west and out of view. Others relocated the bird later near my initial sighting location: 40.7630, -112.0651. Along side canal (Brighton Drain) running west off of 7200 W; not signed as private. Record submitted to the UBRC. 4th county record for Salt Lake
      -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, American Avocet, California Gull, Snowy Egret, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, House Wren, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, American Pipit, Lesser Goldfinch, Grasshopper Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler

Bryant Olsen (24 Sep 2018) - [Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked), American Avocet, Killdeer, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Sabine's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Barn Owl (American), Great Horned Owl (Great Horned), Burrowing Owl (Western), American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Marsh Wren, Sage Thrasher, American Pipit, Cedar Waxwing, American Goldfinch, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Townsend's Warbler

Bryant Olsen (22 Sep 2018) - [City Creek Canyon] - Black-and-white Warbler. Warbler perched in dead tree, horrible light but it was clearly black and white with no color, long thin bill. Had extensive streaking on flanks and undertail coverts, Only other option is a Black-throated Gray, but they never have streaked undertail coverts and have shorter bill. Horrible photo
      -- Also seen: Mourning Dove, Northern Goshawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Pygmy-Owl (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay (Interior), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Pacific Wren, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Pine Siskin, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Spotted Towhee, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Townsend's Warbler

Kristin Purdy (21 Sep 2018) - [Salt Lake International Center] - Black-throated Gray Warbler. Bold and beautiful. Black crown, cheek, throat with white supercillium and sweeping stripe from base of bill to nape. Small yellow supraloral spot. Gray back/wings with two white wingbars. Black streaked sides; white underneath. At the northwest corner of the IC in the row of conifers at the end of John Glenn Rd.
      -- Also seen: Turkey Vulture, Northern Flicker, Gray Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, House Sparrow

Jessica and Cory Stokes (20 Sep 2018) - [Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest] - Dusky Grouse, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco

Max Malmquist (20 Sep 2018) - [Lee Lay Ponds] - Pectoral Sandpiper. Medium-sized sandpiper (slight smaller than nearby Killdeer) with slightly drooped bill. Streaked breast contrasting white belly.

Matthew Pendleton (19 Sep 2018) - [Jordan River - 2000W-3000W] - Ash-throated Flycatcher.
Flycatcher, rusty tail yellow belly. Photographed, seen about 200 feet north of the bridge.
      -- Also seen: Mallard, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Killdeer, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Wood-Pewee, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow (American), Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Lazuli Bunting

Bryant Olsen (19 Sep 2018) - [ALTA Ski Area] - Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern), Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Steller's Jay (Interior), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)

Matthew Pendleton (19 Sep 2018) - [Salt Lake International Center] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Pied-billed Grebe, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern), Cooper's Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow (American), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Brewer's Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Townsend's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (18 Sep 2018) - [Jordan River Parkway--Redwood Rd to Davis Co. Line] - Ash-throated Flycatcher. Seen well and photographed. Near footbridge just NW of Redwood road crossing. SL Co. #264.
     -- Pinyon Jay. Highly improbable location for this species that rarely ventures away from Pinyon-Juniper habitat. Calling and flying over at close range, missing entire tail. Managed a few distant photographs when the bird perched. Only my second sighting for SL Co.
     --Also seen: Mallard, California Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Neotropic/Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Yellow-breasted Chat, Red-winged Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (17 Sep 2018) - [Big Cottonwood Park] - Mallard, Mexican Duck, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, American Goldfinch, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Ian Batterman (17 Sep 2018) - [Saltair & Marina] - Canada Goose, American Coot (Red-shielded), American Avocet, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Raven, European Starling, House Finch, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)

Lauri Taylor
(15 Sep 2018) - [Galena North] - American Redstart. One female in Russian olives. Long tailed warbler with T-shaped gray and yellow color pattern. Gray head, yellow on sides and bar on wings.
     -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Mallard, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, White-faced Ibis, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow (American), Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Lazuli Bunting, House Sparrow

Matthew Pendelton (15 Sep 2018) - [Galena-Soo'nkahni reclamation site] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Ring-billed Gull, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), American Kestrel, Hammond's Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow (American), Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Tennessee Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, House Sparrow

Darren Hall (15 Sep 2018) - [Little Dell Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Lesser Scaup, Common Merganser (North American), Eared Grebe, Mourning Dove, Spotted Sandpiper, Double-crested Cormorant, Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern), Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Peregrine Falcon, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Western Tanager

Bryant Olsen (14 Sep 2018) - [Liberty Park] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, California Quail, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Cooper's Hawk, Barn Swallow (American), Black-capped Chickadee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, MacGillivray's Warbler, House Sparrow

Vivian Schneggerburger (14 Sep 2018) - [Old Red Pine Road Trail] - American Three-toed Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.). Audible- distinctive wicka call. Poor view as it flew through trees. Seen on Big Water a section of loop hike. Previously reported here. Also seen: Red Crossbill.

Weston Smith (12 Sep 2018) - [Kennecott Tailing Ponds] - White-winged Dove. Two doves a bit larger than mourning doves with tail like collared-doves and had large white bars on top of wings parallel to body at mid wing. Birds flushed from sunflowers along railroad south of where pacific loon and trumpeter swan reported few weeks ago. I saw them well for 30 seconds or so but cannot have electro pics on while working so no pictures. This is private property but one may see them from 201 highway flush up as trains go through the sunflower area.

Curt Hofer (11 Sep 2018) - [Big Cottonwood Canyon -- Silver Lake] - Mallard, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Pine Siskin, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Jennifer Bridgeman (8 Sep 2018) - [Red butte Canyon] - Ovenbird. Caught and banded at the Red Butte banding station.

John Neill (7 Sep 2018) - [Lee Lay Ponds] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Bryant Olsen (4 Sep 2018) - [Lamb's Canyon] - Cooper's Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Downy/Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay (Interior), Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Western Tanager

Daniel Errichetti (4 Sep 2018) - [Salt Lake International Center] - Willow Flycatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler

Kristin Purdy (3 Sep 2018) - [Salt Lake International Center] - Canada Goose, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Sparrow

Monte Neate-Clegg (2 Sep 2018) - [Frontage Rd bet 5600W and 7200W] - Cinnamon Teal, Mallard, Mourning Dove, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Stilt Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Raven, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, European Starling, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Western Meadowlark

Lauri Taylor (1 Sep 2018) - [Jordan River, Regional Athletic Complex] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, American Crow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Black-capped Chickadee, Gray Catbird, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, House Sparrow

Aug 2018

Bryant Olsen ( 31 Aug 2018) - [Salt Lake International Center] - MAGNOLIA WARBLER. Immature, first heard unusual high "pink" calls, brief but good looks at a warbler that looked much like a NAWA, gray head with eye-ring, bright yellow throat and breast, but had 2 bold wing bars on each wing. No other warbler has that combination of field marks. No photos.
       -- Canada Goose, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher), Black-billed Magpie, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), European Starling, House Finch, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak

Brett Weise (30 Aug 2018) -- [Jordan River Parkway - 10000 to 10600 S] - Mallard, California Quail, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Turkey Vulture, Belted Kingfisher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Yellow Warbler, House Sparrow

Vivian Schneggenburger (27 Aug 2018) -- [Inland Sea Shoreland Reserve] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Ring-necked Pheasant (Ring-necked), Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's Warbler

Logan Knaphus (25 Aug 2018) -- [Pond between 201 and I-80 south of Saltair] - PACIFIC LOON (continuing bird in breeding plumage). Also seen: Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Redhead, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern,  Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird
       -- [Big Cottonwood Canyon - Brighton to Twin Lakes Hike] - Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Dusky Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Virginia's Warbler

Tim Avery (25 Aug 2018) - [Sandy, UT] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Bullock's Oriole, Western Tanager, House Sparrow

Pomera Fronce (24 Aug 2018) - [Maple Ridge condo] - Northern Saw-whet Owl. Small owl with an oversized round head and no ear tufts. Incredible!

Bryant Olsen ( 24 Aug 2018) - [Salt Lake International Center] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Killdeer, White-faced Ibis, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Gray/Dusky Flycatcher

Bob Friedrichs ( 22 Aug 2018) - [Magna, UT] - Mallard, Black-necked Stilt, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Common/Forster's Tern, Neotropic/Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Cameron Cox ( 5 Aug 2018) - [Frontage Rd between 5600W & 7200W] - Glossy Ibis. An adult still primarily in Alt but beginning the molt to Basic. Watched in good light for at least 10 minutes in the scope. Paid careful attention to eye color at a variety of angles and was alway dark. Facial skin also dark except for the thin pale blue border. Also paid close attention to the pale border and while it wasn't as thick or as noticeable as during high breeding aspect, it ran from the eye, looped over the bill and back to the eye on the top and from the eye to the base of the bill on the bottom. It did not loop around behind the eye and did not show any pink or purple discoloration anywhere along its length. The legs where very dark, darker than any other adult ibis at this location without a hint of pink anywhere. The crown and part of the nape where Basic feathers and where lightly streaked pale, not as extensively as most WFIB. I could see no indications that this bird was a hybrid.
      -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Mallard, Mourning Dove, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, White-faced Ibis, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird

Scott Stafford  42 Aug 2018) - [Coal Pit Gulch] - Black Swift. Perceived swift to be somewhat larger, bulkier, with slower wingbeats, and proportionately longer-winged than the prevalent white-throateds. Also showed no white on the underside, even when below horizon against the mountainside.

Tim Holland (2 Aug 2018) - [Big Cottonwood Canyon - Broads Fork] - Dusky Grouse, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Green-tailed Towhee, MacGillivray's Warbler

Jul 2018

Tim Avery (31 Jul 2018) - [MWBird Co Flammulated Owling Mtn Dell Canyon] - Flammulated Owl, Great Horned Owl

Johnny Wilson (30 Jul 2018) - [Yellow Fork Canyon -- Lower] - Rufous Hummingbird, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo (Western), House Wren (Northern), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler

Vivian Schneggenburger (30 Jul 2018) - [Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant (Ring-necked), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet (Western), Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Barn Owl (American), Burrowing Owl, Short-eared Owl (Northern), Peregrine Falcon, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Marsh Wren, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Yellowthroat

Ian Batterman (27 Jul 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Canvasback, Forster's Tern

Neil Paprocki (27 Jul 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Canada Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, Mallard, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Red-tailed Hawk, Barn Swallow, House Finch, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Annette Gibert Hansen (25 2018) - [Millcreek Canyon] - Red-tailed Hawk, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Tanager

Fai Eva (24 2018) - [Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Sandy, UT] - CANADA JAY (Rocky Mts.). Yes we saw them on the top of the snow bird ski resort. On the very top of the tram line. They are pale grey almost white belly. The wings are definitely pale grey. There is a tint of beige brown color.. There is a distinct black eye streak mark. Unfortunately I am not able to take pictures. There were three of them flying from one pine tree to another, making quite a lot of noise. I donít think they are snow bunting because the wings are not black. There is a slight chance they are McKay's bunting. But there is a distinct black eye streak. Note that the back of the head is not black. The only thing clearly black is the eye streak.

Neil Paprocki (24 Jul 2018) - [SLC Airport to 3200 N] - Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Mourning Dove, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Short-eared Owl, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole, House Sparrow

Lauri Taylor (20 Jul 2018) - [Skyler Drive] - California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, House Finch, Black-headed Grosbeak

Max Malmquist (19 Jul 2018) - [Cecret Lake Hike -- Devil's Castle Loop] - Black Rosy-Finch. (4).
Possibly more. I could hear them calling in scree fields on my way down from Devil's Castle. I tried to get closer to get a look/pic, when they mobbed a Peregrine all the way up towards the top of Sugarloaf. Two came back down during my descent.
     --  Also seen: Dusky Grouse, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Peregrine Falcon, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Steller's Jay (Interior), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, American Pipit, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)

Matthew Pendleton (18 Jul 2018) - [Jordan River Parkway] - Long-eared Owl

Neil Paprocki (17 Jul 2018) - [Lake Park] - Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Killdeer, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (16 Jul 2018) - [Lamb's Canyon] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Northern Pygmy-Owl (Rocky Mts.), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo (Western), Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren (Northern), Golden-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed), American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Song Sparrow, MacGillivray's Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak

Jan Hansen (16 Jul 2018) - [Lamb's Canyon] - Common Poorwill, Swainson's Thrush

Max Malmquist (15 Jul 2018) - [Big Cottonwood Canyon -- Silver Lake] - Mallard, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Osprey, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, American Three-toed Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo (Western), Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, American Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West), Brown Creeper, House Wren (Northern), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed), Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak

Neil Paprocki (14 Jul 2018) - [City Creek Canyon] - Dusky Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak

Lauri Taylor (12 Jul 2018) - [Jordan River--Millcreek Confluence] - Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Killdeer, California Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Red-tailed Hawk, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, Song Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat, Bullock's Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Black-headed Grosbeak

Brett Wiese (10 Jul 2018) - [Juniper Crest] - Chukar, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting

Sherree Sheide (10 Jul 2018) - [Yellow Fork Canyon] - California Quail, Turkey Vulture, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Lazuli Bunting

Kenny Frisch (8 Jul 2018) - [Big Cottonwood Canyon--Twin Lakes to Lake Solitude] - Mallard, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill (Ponderosa Pine), Red Crossbill (Western Hemlock), Red Crossbill (Lodgepole Pine), Red Crossbill (Sitka Spruce), Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting

Ian Batterman (7 Jul 2018) - [Little Cottonwood Canyon -- Grizzly Gulch] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo (Western), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West), Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, House Wren (Northern), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Western Tanager

Vivian Schneggenburger (7 Jul 2018) - [Alta Ski Area] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Steller's Jay (Interior), Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting

Bruce Robinson (7 Jul 2018) - [West  Jordan, UT] - Common Nighthawk. Very distinctive, long pointed wings, white bars in each wing.

John Middleton (4 Jul 2018) - [Mountain Dell Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Downy Woodpecker, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Bullock's Oriole, Brown-headed Cowbird, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Darlene Batatian (3 Jul 2018) - [East Millcreek, UT] - California Quail, Wild Turkey, Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, MacGillivray's Warbler, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Jun 2018

Deedee OBrien (25 Jun 2018) - [Holladay, UT] - Band-tailed Pigeon, Known location.

Vivian Schneggenburger (25 Jun 2018) - [Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Phalarope, Greater Yellowlegs, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Barn Owl (American), Burrowing Owl, Prairie Falcon, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Sage Thrasher, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), Brown-headed Cowbird

Tim Avery (14 Jun 2018) - [River Chase Rd Junipers] - Grasshopper Sparrow. On territory.

Jennifer Bridgeman (14 Jun 2018) - [Wakara Way, SLC] - Ash-throated Flycatcher. Observed at a distance of 10 feet atop a mahogany tree with a plant community of scrub oak, sage brush, mountain mahogany, and other bushy plants. Bird had a pale yellow belly, white throat, long rufous tail (with black on the tips), and short wings. Made many distinctive rough, high-pitched calls of two syllable phrases, which were repeated. I am very confident in this ID because I was able to get so close to the bird, and its calls matched recordings that I looked up for Ash-throated flycatchers in order to verify the species.

Matthew Pendleton (8 Jun 2018) - [Jordan River Pkwy] - 12600 S to Bangerter Hwy] - Mallard (Northern), California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Swainson's Hawk, Killdeer, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Song Sparrow, Yellow-breasted Chat, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Rachel LeBlanc (2 Jun 2018) - [Big Mountain Pass] - Ruffed Grouse, Dusky Grouse, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak

Craig Provost (1 Jun 2018) - [Greater Avenues, SLC] - Evening Grosbeak. Female on back balcony eating seed on the floor. Neighbors have been reporting them for a week. We finally had one at our feeder! Excellent looks as it was sitting two feet outside our sliding doors.

May 2018

Kenny Frisch  (31 May 2018) - [Decker Lake] - Common Grackle. Continuing. Smaller than nearby Great-tailed Grackles with smaller bill and tail as well. Larger and bulkier than Brewer's Blackbird with a more keel shaped tail. Gave typical 'Jeer" call.

Pomera Fronce  (31 May 2018) - [Affleck Park - trailhead eastside of SR 65] - Red-eyed Vireo. Seen at five feet above eye level in a leafed out tree, but with a clear view of the bird. Greenish-yellow back, clean light breast with pale yellow showing at the shoulders and down the flanks. Long thick bill. Strong face pattern, gray crown with bold white eyebrow. The eye looked black because the bird was in the shade. We watched the vireo for about three minutes as it wrestled with a beetle longer that its bill. The bird had the beetle pinned to a branch and stabbed at it several times before snatching it up, "tossing" it around a bit and then swallowing it pretty much whole.

Ian Batterman (27 May 2018) - [Dimple Dell Park] - Canada Goose, California Quail, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Cassin's Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit (Interior), House Wren (Northern), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Ian Batterman (26 May 2018) - [Big Cottonwood Canyon] - Mallard (Northern), Hooded Merganser, Northern Goshawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Wood-Pewee, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo (Western), Steller's Jay (Interior), Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

David McCoy (18 May 2018) - [White Hill Estates] - YELLOW-THROATED VIREO. Observed closely just a few minutes after seeing the Warbling Vireo. Had yellow green head with a more yellow throat, blueish gray back, 2 strong wing bars, the eye ring impressed me as more yellow than the photos show, only stayed around less than 10 minutes foraging in the Gambel Oaks.

Matthew Pendleton (14 May 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Bobolink. I heard a male singing and I was very surprised but I have heard them a lot. I had a brief view after a lot of searching the area. Then a Swainsons Hawk chased everything away. I never was able to obtain a photograph. Exact location where seen here- 40.725430,-112.071967.

James Hoffman  (11 May 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Black Tern. Right before dusk 3 black terns flying back and forth near the cormorant roost. Small dark tern.

Daniel Lindhardt (11 May 2018) - [West Valley City] - White-winged Dove. Not sure if itís the same bird I saw a week or so ago, but definitely a white-winged. White edge on the front of its wing. Orange eye with bright blue surrounding it. Saw it next to a mourning dove for comparison as well.

Max Malmquist  (10 May 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] -  Black-crowned Night Heron, Caspian Tern

Matthew Pendleton (3 May 2018) - [Little Dell Reservoir] - Common Loon, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Warblin Vireo, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole, Brown-headed Cowbird, Brewer's Blackbird

Pomera Fronce  (9 May 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Dunlin

Bryant Olsen  (8 May 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Common Tern

Bryant Olsen  (7 May 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Green-winged Teal (American), Ring-necked Duck, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Great Egret, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail (Virginia), American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet (Western), California Gull, Forster's Tern, Common/Forster's Tern, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

John Neill (7 May 2018) - [Ambassador Duck Club (private)] - Canada Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Barn Owl, Burrowing Owl, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Common Yellowthroat, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Neil Paprocki (5 May 2018) - [Lee Creek] - Neotropic/Double-crested Cormorant, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk, Long-billed Curlew, Sanderling, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Willet, Bank Swallow, marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Sagebrush Sparrow

Rachel LeBlanc (4 May 2018) - [Yellow Fork Canyon] - California Quail, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (4 May 2018) - [2200 W Trap, Salt Lake City, UT] - White-throated Sparrow. Seen well with white-crowned Sparrow. Attempted photo but bird moved and I could not relocate. White striped head with yellow supraloral area, white chin.

Kenny Frisch (3 May 2018) - [Cougar Park] - Glossy Ibis. Continuing- initially reported by Bruce Robinson. Dark face with blue border.

Rachel LeBlanc (3 May 2018) - [Frontage Rd bet 5600 W and 7200 W] - Canada Goose, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sora, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper, Willet, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Don LeBaron (3 May 2018) - [Little Cottonwood Canyon] - Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch

Lauri Taylor (2 May 2018) - [SLC Airport to 3200 N] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Mallard (Northern), Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Cattle Egret (Western), White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet (Western), Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), American Robin, European Starling, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Evan Buechley (2 May 2018) - [Lee Creek] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Double-crested Cormorant, Snowy Egret, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird

Kristin Purdy (1 May 2018) - [Salt Lake International Center] - Vaux's Swift. Small and fluttery, VERY stubby body, short-tailed appearance. Narrow scimitar-shaped wings from base to tip. Generally dark with dusky pale gray throat into upper breast. No white anywhere or strong contrast between light and dark. Banked turn dipped wing toward observers once and revealed pale rump. Utterly silent. Observed seven times, 3-4 minutes each time by both observers over the Holiday Inn Suites.
     -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Mallard, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Gray Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Bullock's Oriole, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch

Apr 2018

Jody McClain (30 Apr 2018) - [Holladay, UT] - Anna's Hummingbird

Matthew Pendleton (30 Apr 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Semipalmated Sandpiper. Short straight bill, small head, and lighter than the leasts. Very poor spec photos taken but studied in the scope. Also seen: Semipalmated Plover, Marbled Godwit, Sanderling, Least Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Dusky Flycatcher, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow
      -- [Lee Creek] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Northern Pintail, Double-crested Cormorant, Snowy Egret, Northern Harrier, Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked), American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Semi-palmated/Western Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Willet (Western), California Gull, Cliff Swallow, Brewer's Sparrow, Song Sparrow (montana/merrilli), Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird

Andrew Simpson (29 Apr 2018) - [Wheeler Farm] - Canada Goose, Muscovy Duck (Domestic type), Mallard, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Hairy Woodpecker, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Song Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

John Neill (27 Apr 2018) - [Red Butte Canyon] - Chukar, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting

Kenny Frisch (27 Apr 2018) - [University of Utah Campus] - Western Screech-Owl

Neil Paprocki (23 Apr 2018) - [Jordan River Parkway - 2300N to 200S] - Canada Goose, Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (23 Apr 2018) - [Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Pheasant (Ring-necked), Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Snowy Egret, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Willet (Western), California Gull, Mourning Dove, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

John Neill (22 Apr 2018) - [Neff's Canyon incl. Olympus Cove] - Mountain chickadee, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Pine Siskin

Charles Hurd (21 Apr 2018) - [Decker Lake] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Mallard, Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

Lauri Taylor (19 Apr 2018) - [Saltair & Marina] - Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Canvasback, Redhead, Ruddy Duck (Ruddy), Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Coot (Red-shielded, Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked), American Avocet, Merlin, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Barn Swallow (American), European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, House Sparrow

Ian Batterman (19 Apr 2018) - [I-80 West -- MP104 to MP113] - Swainson's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon

Rachel LeBlanc (18 Apr 2018) - [Frontage Rd - between 5600W-7200W] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Willet, Short-eared Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

Brett Wiese (17 Apr 2018) - [Jordan River Pkwy - Bangerter Hwy to 14600 S] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Cinnamon Teal, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, American Coot, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Tracy Aviary (16 Apr 2018) - [Alta Ski Area] - Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Steller's Jay (Interior), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Grosbeak, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch, Pine Siskin

Ian Batterman (15 Apr 2018) - [Dimple Dell Park] - California Quail, African Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Steller's Jay (Interior), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

John Jackson (14 Apr 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Common Gallinule. this was weird, It was walking along the shore. note the white patches on the sides on the birds

Evan Buechley (13 Apr 2018) - [Frontage Rd - between 5600W-7200W] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Gadwall, Mallard (Domestic type), Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, California Gull, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Kenny Frisch (9 Apr 2018) - [Holladay, UT] - Golden-crowned Sparrow. Still continuing.

Bryant Olsen (6 Apr 2018) - [Jordan River Golf Course] - Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), American White Pelican, Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern), Cooper's Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Matthew Pendleton (6 Apr 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Iceland Gull. Very pale, it looked like a kumlien's but gulls this time of year can be very washed out. Very light brown primaries. All white coverts and a black bill.
      -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Tundra Swan (Whistling), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck (Ruddy), Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Black-crowned Night-Heron, Golden Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked), American Avocet, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Dowitcher, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet (Western), Lesser Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull (American), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow (Savannah), Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

David Wheeler (5 Apr 2018) - [Salt Lake City Intl Airport] - Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, California Gull, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Annette Gibert Hansen (3 apr 2018) - [Terrace Hills HawkWatch Knoll] - Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Mar 2018

Kenny Frisch (31 Mar 2018) - [Holladay, UT] - Mallard, California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker , Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Golden-crowned Sparrow (continuing), White-throated Sparrow (continuing), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Evening Grosbeak, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jesse Watson (30 Mar 2018) - [Terrace Hill HawkWatch Knoll] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin

Matthew Pendleton (28 Mar 2018) - [Yellow Fork Canyon] - Mallard (Northern), Wild Turkey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit (Interior), Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Evening Grosbeak, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Matthew Pendleton (26 Mar 2018) - [Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve] - Lesser Scaup, Greater/Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Pheasant, Horned Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Greater Yellowlegs, California Gull, Herring Gull (American), Barn Owl (American), Short-eared Owl, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, American Pipit, American Tree Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (25 Mar 2018) - [Saltair & Marina] - Snow Goose, Ross's Coose, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Gadwall American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Redhead, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), American Coot (Red-shielded), American Avocet, Killdeer, California Gull, Common Raven, European Starling, American Pipit, Western Meadowlark

Bryant Olsen (24 Mar 2018) - [Galena-Soo'nkahni Reclamation Site] - Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Long-eared Owl, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jeff Cooper (24 Mar 2018) - [Jordan River Pkwy - 21100S to 2500S] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, Song Sparrow

Vivian Schneggenburger (21 Mar 2018) - [Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan (Whistling), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, Double-crested Cormorant, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew

Cody Wasuta (21 mar 2018) - [Mt. Wolverine] - Northern Goshawk. A large accipiter approached Mt. Wolverine from the north west. It had a classic accipiter flight pattern of flap, flap, glide. It flew 20 ft from us easily displaying a massive dark head with white eyebrow, silver barring on a prominent chest and, large tail. Seen by six lucky observers

Danielle Finlayson (18 Mar 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Greater White-fronted Goose

Bryant Olsen (16 Mar 2018) - [Liberty Park, UT] - Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Cooper's Hawk, Killdeer, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West), European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Rachel LeBlanc (14 Mar 2018) - [Yellow Fork Canyon] - Pacific Wren. Visual and audible. Dark brown wren, pale buffy eyebrow; dark barring on wings tail and flanks with very short tail sticking up. Song was very long, fast, high pitched, unmusical, variable twittering lasting anywhere from 5-10 secs at a time.
      --Also seen: Mallard, Northern Flicker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Warren Leow (13 Mar 2018) - [Wasatch-Cache National Forest] - American Dipper. Saw two. They moved upstream. We moved slowly downstream. Within two minutes three more came from downstream. We walked downstream and saw two more. Once again the close timing indicated two different individuals from the previous five. Several were vocalizing.

Charles Hurd  (13 Mar 2018) - [7800 South] - Virginia Rail

Bruce Robinson (13 Mar 2018) - [Jordan River Pkwy - 2100S to 3300S] - Cackling Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Long-billed Dowitcher

Matthew Pendleton (8 Mar 2018) - [Neff's Canyon] - Northern Saw-whet Owl

Carly Farley (3 Mar 2018) - [Draper Wetland Park] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Rosemary Paul (2 Mar 2018) - [SLC Airport to 3200 W] - Harris's Sparrow. Was looking at flock of sparrows. When I was surprised at what I saw a creamy brown face with minor markings. Pink bill. Blotch on stomach with dotting above blotch on neck. Turned to pick up camera and he flew away.
      -- Also seen: Snow Goose, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel

Neil Paprocki (2 Mar 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Canada Goose, Trumpeter/Tundra Swan, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Common Raven, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Feb 2018

Darren Hall (28 Feb 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan (Whistling), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Common Raven, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Bryant Olsen (27 Feb 2018) - [Neff's Canyon] - Merlin (Taiga), Canyon Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin

Yvonne Carter (27 Feb 2018) - [Jordan River Parkway -- 7800 to 9000S] - Canada Goose, Mallard, California Quail, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Tree Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Robert Thoren (26 Feb 2018( - [Salt Lake City - 7200 West] - Northern Shoveler, Mallard, American Avocet, Mew Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, American Crow

Kathleen and Hal Robins (25 Feb 23018) - [Mill Creek, UT] - Varied Thrush. Alone, briefly, on water bath before flying away and not returning. No picture. Very bold orange and black head and wing patterns. Distinctive dark necklace across upper breast. VATH also reported previously from this location on 12/27/17.
      -- Also seen: Sharp-shinned Hawk,  Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Screech-Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Matthew Pendleton (20 Feb 2018) - [West Jordan, UT] - Lapland Longspur. Mixed in with huge Horned Lark flock at this location. 40.580805,-112.062708

Neil Paprocki (19 Feb 2018) - [Saltair & Marina] - Glaucous Gull. One continuing immature and one adult. Adult: Hulking gull with light gray mantle and pure white primaries. Both down the lakeshore east of the Marina.

Friends of Alta
(18 Feb 2018) - [Alta Ski Area] - Dusky Grouse. Earlier in the day, someone told me they flushed 2 grouse just west of where this one was seen. About 20 minutes later I spotted this grouse on the snow to the east of Collins chairlift at the top of the rise.

Bryant Olsen (17 Feb 2018) - [Galena-Soo'nkahni Reclamation Site] - Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Green-winged Teal (American), California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern), Red-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's), Virginia Rail, American Coot (Red-shielded), California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (1 Feb 2018) - [SLC Airport to 3200 N] - Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin (Prairie), Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Jan 2018

David Wheeler (31Jan 2018) - [South Salt Lake -- "Spaghetti Bow" pond] - Hooded Merganser, Great Egret, Peregrine Falcon

Bryant Olsen (28 Jan 2018) - [Lake Park] - Greater White-fronted Goose (Continuing. Immature)

Matthew Pendleton (22 Jan 2018) - [Lee Kay Ponds] - Glaucous-winged Gull. Huge gull, maybe bigger than Herrings that were next to it. First year bird, all black thick bill. Entire bird was pale brown and the primaries to the tips were as pale as the rest of the bird. Flew off alone north towards the lake.
      -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull (American), Iceland Gull (Thayer's), Lesser Black-backed Gull, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)

Mike Malmquist (16 Jan 2018) - [Holladay, UT] - Red Crossbill. Walked out to car to go to work and saw red cross-bills in top of spruce eating cones, then flew to large pine in neighbor's yard. Five total, three male two female.

Monte Neate-Clegg (13 Jan 2018) - [Liberty Park] - Red-naped Sapsucker. Probably the same bird previously reported. Looks like a 2nd year bird. Red on the throat and crown but a lot of brown, particularly on the breast. also seen: White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper

Neil Paprocki (12 Jan 2018) - [Lee Creek] - Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Least Sandpiper, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull [Thayer's], Glaucous gull (1st winter), American Pipit, American Tree Sparrow
      -- [Spaghetti Bowl Ponds] - Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Peregrine Falcon, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Great-tailed Grackle

Kenny Frisch (8 Jan 2018) - [Holladay, UT] - Golden-crowned Sparrow (continuing), White-throated Sparrow (continuing)

Neldon Kunz (7 Jan 2018) - [Salt Lake City, UT] - Chukar, Sharp-shinned Hawk, African Collared-Dove, Blue Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub Jay, Cedar Waxwing

Neil Paprocki (7 Jan 2018) - [Lee Creek] - Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Killdeer, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Pipit, Song Sparrow

Nate Brown (6 Jan 2018) - [Galena Hills Park, Draper, UT] - Ross's Goose

Darren Hall (6 Jan 2018) - [Yellow Fork Canyon] - California Quail, Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Steller's Jay (Interior), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Rachel LeBlanc (5 Jan 2018) - [Herriman, UT] - Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Flicker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow,, Harris's Sparrow, Evening Grosbeak, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

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