Recent Sightings

Sanpete County  [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Mar 2017

George Webb (25 Mar 2017) - [Wales Reservoir] -  Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Peregrine Falcon, Sage Thrasher, Western Meadowlark

George Webb (10 Mar 2017) - [Millburn, UT] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bewick's Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Feb 2017

Neil Paprocki (20 Feb 2017) - [Gunnison, UT] - Merlin

Jan 2017

Neil Paprocki (28 Jan 2017) - [Mountainville Hwy] - Wild Turkey

Dec 2016

Neil Paprocki (7 December 2016) - [Centerfield, UT] - American Kestrel

Terri Pope (2 December 2016) - [Mount Pleasant] - Clark's Nutcracker

Nov 2016

Bryan Shirley
(16 November 2016) - [Wales Reservoir] - Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail

Oct 2016

Bill Slater (6 October  2016) - [Boulge Reservoir] - Gray Jay. Very surprised, on my ATV, didn't have my camera. Definitely not Clark's Nutcracker. Light gray head with dark patch behind eye and a bit behind the head, stubby bill not at all large(long) and pointed like Clark's Nutcracker. Very tame, flew around me back and forth for several minutes. Had a more squarish tail, saw no white on it. Dark back all the way up to just behind back of neck. Did not fly off until I re-started my atv and began to move. It was very close to me, about five or six yards at times.

Sep 2016

Neldon Kunz (20 September 2016) - [Town Reservoir] -  Osprey, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Ricky Taylor (19 September 2016) - [Yuba Lake SP] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Great Egret, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Hawk, Long-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Prairie Falcon, Dusky Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch

Aug 2016

Neldon Kunz (31 August 2016) - [Soup Bowl] - Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco

Richard Laubach (19 August 2016) - [Wales Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Ferruginous Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird,
Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Richard Laubach (18 August 2016) - [Fayette River Bottoms] - Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk

Richard Laubach (16 August 2016) - [Manti, UT] - Ruffed Grouse. Crested head, dark band at end of tail, sides of neck with black patches, otherwise speckled brown. Had very good looks at 3-4'. Walked straight toward me clucking as it walked.
     -- Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Clark's Nutcracker

Richard Laubach (15 August 2016) - [Fayette River Bottoms] - Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Larry Draper (6 August 2016) - [Miller Flat Rd] - Red-naped Sapsucker

Jul 2016

David Wheeler (30 July 2016) - US-89, Gunnison, UT] - Swainson's Hawk

Bryan Shirley (9 July 2016) - [Fairview UT] - Turkey Vulture, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Mountain Chickadee, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee

Darren Clark (3 July 2016) - [west of Fayeete, UT] - 38 species total:
     -- Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole

Jun 2016

Dave Spangenburg (19 June 2016) - [Mount Baldy area] - 36 species total: -- Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Spotted Sandpiper, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay (Interior), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Golden-crowned Kingle, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Dec 2015

Neil Paprocki (18 December 2015) - [Fayette, UT] - 17 species total:  -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, American Goldfinch

KC Childs (6 December 2015) - [Lower Log Canyon] - Red-tailed Hawk, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet

Nov 2015

Donel Petersen (21 November 2015) - [Manti] - Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin

Suzi Holt  (6 November 2015) - [Hwy 28] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling

Oct 2015

Elliott Casper (28 October 2015) - [Maple Canyon]: Dusky Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin

Suzi Holt (4 October 2015) - [Fairview Canyon] - Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco

Sep 2015

Brian Maxfield (25 September 2015) - [Baseball Flat]: Mallard, Cooper's Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay (Interior), Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow

Brian Maxfield (23 September 2015) - [Nipple Ridge] - 15 species total:
    -- Dusky Grouse , Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin

Terroll Williams (7 September) - [Manti, UT]: Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Raven, Lesser Goldfinch

Aug 2015

Donel Jensen (29 August 2015) - [Mount Pleasant] - 15 species total:
    --  Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee

Jul 2015

Darren Clark (4 July 2015) - [Duck Fork] - 36 species total:
   -- Mallard, Ruffed Grouse, Dusky Grouse, Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

May 2012

Bruce (5 May 2012) - Last night while camping in Mt Pleasant (Sanpete County) I heard a Great Horned Owl with it's typical "hoot-hoot who who" call.

Mar 2012

Oliver Hansen (31 Mar 2012) - 4 Utah County Birders took advantage of the beautiful weather, landscapes, and birds or Sanpete county.   --Highlights: Log Canyon (dirt road leading to the canyon) - Long-billed Curlew; Fayette - Golden Eagle being chased by a falcon; Wales Reservoir - Common Merganser; Chester Ponds (new hotspot we found) - 12 (probably more) Sand Hill Cranes; Palisade reservoir - Red breasted Merganser; Fayette River bottoms - around 200 Am. Pelicans doing aerial maneuvers, Blue-winged Teal, swallows, Turkey Vultures

Oct 2011

Oliver Hansen (23 Oct 2011) - I spent Friday evening and most of Saturday up on the Wasatch Plateau to hike the San Pete and Emery Co. high points (South Tent Mountain and East Mountain). I started the traverse of the plateau by driving up the canyon just east of Spring City (Spring canyon?) and drove up to Skyline Drive and camped there Friday night. Saturday morning I took the horribly rutted out section of Skyline Drive over to the Tent mountains and climbed both N. and S. Tents. Plenty of the usual birds you would suspect in an aspen/pine forest at 10000 feet. The highlight though, was a huge flock of Mountain Bluebirds (50-100) right up on the saddle between the two peaks...

Feb 2011

Eric Peterson (19 Feb 2011) - I went out with a group from the zoo today to continue our winter raptor survey.  Today we went to the Sanpete County area.  We started in Fountain Green and went down to Manti and then back up to Fountain Green again... Here is my list of what we saw.
   -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's), Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo sp., Golden Eagle, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Apr 2010

Edson Leite (12 April 2010) - [Nine Mile Canyon] - Golden Eagle, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin

Jun 2009

Mike Monson (5 Jun 2009) - Mike Monson reported that he's still getting RED CROSSBILLS at his feeder in Mt. Pleasant and has been for about a month. He's also had a
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, a male one time and a female another, come to his feeder. North of town (between Mt. Pleasant and Fairview) he has recently seen an INDIGO BUNTING, as well as some regularly appearing EVENING GROSBEAKS.

May 2009

Ingrid Paine ( 15 May 2009) - May 15 I have a Rose-breasted Grosbeak coming to my feeders today. I took some pictures.  I don't know how long it will be hanging around but people can call me ... (in Mount Pleasant)

Jul 2008

(4 Jul 2008) - Mike Monson reported seeing an Eastern Towhee along Pleasant Creek Dr. this morning, about 1/2 mile below the power plant just before a burnt-out area on the north side of the road. He has not been able to re-locate the bird but will call if he can find it again.

Nov 2007

John Stevens (27 Nov 2007) - Spring City, Utah - During this Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 22-25th) we were watching our backyard feeders and noticed a new bird feeding on the ground with our White-crowned Sparrows and others... a Harris's Sparrow. He was here all weekend, and is still around.

Oct 2006

Mike Monson reported a male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Mt. Pleasant on 1 Oct 2006. The bird was in a Russian Olive tree at 200 South and 780 East on the north side of the street. It has not been seen since.

Sep 2005

Bruce Robinson (19 Sep 2005) - I spent last week in the Mt Pleasant-Ephraim-Manti area and some of the highlight birds include: Northern Goshawk (LIFER!) about 3 miles up Manti Canyon. ...At the Sanpete County Fairgrounds in Manti was a ...Cassin's Vireo...Within the city limits of Mount Pleasant I found 2 Eurasian Collared Doves (have they been reported in Sanpete Co. yet???)

Apr 2005

Darren Clark (4 April 2005) - ...I located a Black Phoebe on Sunday. The bird was in the willows lining the Sevier river on the north side of the bridge that is just south and west of Fayette. This seems a little far north of their usual range...

Mar 2002

KC Childs (27 March 2004) - On Wednesday of this week I saw a Eurasian Collared-Dove in Sanpete County. It was in town of Centerfield which is just barley south of Gunnison. I only saw one. But still is interesting to start seeing them more and more frequently across the state.

May 2002

Kevin Colver - (Friday, May 24, 2002) While watching and listening to the Cordilleran Flycatchers near the bridge in Maple Canyon I found a singing Winter Wren about 30 meters above the bridge along the creek on the south side of the dirt road.  Maple Canyon is 6 miles southeast of Fountain Green in San Pete county.  The wren sang at about 10:30 AM today.

February 2002

Darren Clark - (Sat, 09 Feb 2002) I don't know if this is noteworthy, but this is a slow time of year bird-wise.  I found a Northern Pygmy Owl perched on top of a conifer, in the double row of conifers just north of the Manti Temple (Sanpete County). This was today at 4:30 pm.  Also in Sanpete county were quite a few Bald and Golden Eagles, Rough-legged Hawks, and American Tree Sparrows.  These birds were in the marshes bordering the Sevier river between Fayette and Gunnison. 


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