Recent Sightings

  
Summit County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

May 2017

Nate Brown (31 May 2017) - [Echo Canyon] - Turkey Vulture, White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Violet-green Swallow, Canyon Wren, Virginia's Warbler

Dave Hanscom (31 May 2017) - [Park City Ski Resort] - Ruffed Grouse, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Dave Hanscom (23 May 2017) - [Bear Hollow - Rob's Trail] - Flammulated Owl, Common Poorwll, Hermit Thrush

Jean Hengesbaugh (20 May 2017) - [Canyon Rim Ranches] - Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak

Nate Brown (20 May 2017) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Snowy Egret, Great Horned Owl, Mountain Bluebird, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee

Weston Smith (19 May2017) - [Echo Reservoir] - Common Loon, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Caspian Tern, White-throated Swift, Western Tanager, Bullock's Oriole

Don Paul (18 May2017) - [Henefer - Echo WMA] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

Dave Hanscom (17 May 2017) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Osprey, Sanderling, Great Horned Owl

Colby Newman (15 May 2017) - [Echo Reservoir] - Ash-throated Flycatcher. Heard only from junipers above reservoir. Typical ka-brick and keer-bir calls that are each less than a second in duration with several seconds between each call. Recording is worse than thought, but the ATFL can be heard between the 3-4 second mark (closer to the 4 second mark), but it takes good speakers to hear it...bluetooth via a car is one way versus my laptop where the speakers struggled to resolve it. The call was identified independently by my dad. We are both familiar with ATFL calls and in fact had heard them call in the desert outside of Lake Powell each morning the three previous days...one of which I was able to record.
    -- Also seen: Mallard, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), House Wren (Northern), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Margaret Sloan (14 May 2017) - [Richardson Flat] - Great Egret

Dave Hanscom (8 May 2017) - [Pinebrook, UT] - Ruffed Grouse, Northern Flicker, Dusky Flycatcher, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Margaret Sloan (1 May 2017) - [Richardson Flat] - Solitary Sandpiper. Small, dark sandpiper. Good scope view showed eye ring and streaking on throat and breast.

Dave Hanscom (1 May 2017) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal , Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Osprey, Killdeer, Long-billed Dowitcher, Willet, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Tern, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Apr 2017

Dave Hanscom (29 Apr 2017) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Great Horned Owl

Nate Brown (29 Apr 2017) - [Kamas Gun Club] - Greater Sage-Grouse

Dave Hanscom (25 Apr 2017) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Osprey, Semipalmated Plover, Marbled Godwit, Least Sandpipr, Western Sandpiper, Willet, Herring Gull, Mountain Bluebird

Dave Hanscom (21 Apr 2017) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Horned Grebe

Matthew Pendleton (18 Apr 2017) - [Bear Hollow] - Mallard (Northern), Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern), Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Steller's Jay (Interior), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Dave Hanscom (11 Apr 2017) - [Pinebrook] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Margaret Sloan (10 Apr 2017) - [Park City, UT] - Graylag Goose (Domestic Type), Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Dave Hanscom (9 Apr 2017) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Meadowlark

Mar 2017

Dave Hanscom (30 Mar 2017) - [Rockport Reservoir and SP] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl

Robert Parsons (25 Mar 2017) - [Cabin south of Bear River Lodge area] - Dusky Grouse

Alex Hale (22 Mar 2017) - [Echo Reservoir] - Trumpeter Swan

David Wheeler (19 Mar 2017) - [Henefer Ponds] - Cackling Goose, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle

Neldon Kunz (17 Mar 2017) - [Henefer, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow

Eddie Kasper (12 Mar 2017) - [Park City Ski Resort] - Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Clare Gyorke (11 Mar 2017) - [Park City, UT] - Canada Goose, Sandhill Crane, Mountain Chickadee, American Robin, Brewer's Blackbird, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, House Finch

Dave Hanscom (9 Mar 2017) - [Pinebrook, UT] - Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Neldon Kunz (1 Mar 2017) - [Henefer to East Canyon Reservoir] - Lapland Longspur. Continuing.

Feb 2017

Margaret Sloan (26 Feb 2017) - [Rockport SP] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Golden Eagle, California Gull, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, American Dipper, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Robert Parsons (26 Feb 2017) - [Cabin - Uintah Mtns] - Dusky Grouse, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Cassin's Finch, Evening Grosbeak

Zachary Loman (25 Feb 2017) - [Coalville, UT] - Golden Eagle, Pinyon Jay, American Robin

Margaret Sloan (20 Feb 2017) - [Park City, UT] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Oscar Wilhelmy (18 Feb 2017) - [Deer Valley Ski Resort] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Bald Eagle, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, House Sparrow

Dan Vickers (10 Feb 2017) - [Park city, UT] - Cooper's Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, House Sparrow

Jan 2017

Karl Brenner (31 Jan 2017) - [Park City Ski Resort] - Cedar Waxwing

Dave Hanscom (27Jan 2017) - [Henefer, UT] - Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Horned Lark

Weston Smith (23 Jan 2017) - [Henefer, UT] - Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Downy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird

Nate Brown (22 Jan 2017) - [Canyons Resort] - Golden Eagle, Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet

Nate Brown (19 Jan 2017) - [Park City, UT] - White-throated Sparrow

Dave Hanscom (16 Jan 2017) - [Kamas Valley] - Mallard, Chukar, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, House Finch, House Sparrow

John Jackson (16 Jan 2017) - [Park City Ski Resort] - Clark's Nutcracker, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Dave Hanscom (5 Jan 2017) - [Francis, UT] - Mallard, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Dipper, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Laurie Joseph (3 Jan 2017) - [Deer Valley Ski resort] - Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Cassin's Finch

Dec 2016

David Wheeler (31 December 2016) - [West Henefer Rd] - Kildeer, Wilson's Snipe, Black-billed Magpie, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Andrew Davis (29 December 2016) - [Canyons Resort] - Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Weston Smith (27December 2016) - [Henefer, UT] - Golden Eagle, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Snow Bunting

Kimberly Roush (25 December 2016) - [Pinebrook] - Northern Goshawk. Flew right over me. Clear white undertail coverts very obvious. Landed in tree not too far in front so i had time to study. Gray-blue back, white line through eye around the nape/back of head. Tail brownish with thin white tail band, dark band, then thinner bands.
      -- Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Evening Grosbeak, House Sparrow

Dave Hanscom (22 December 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Wild Turkey, Eared Grebe, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven

Lauri Taylor (19 December 2016) - [Chalk Creek] - Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, European Starling

Neldon Kunz (18 December 23016) - [Park City CBC] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, American Coot, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Dave Hanscom (2 December 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - Snow Goose. Sitting by itself out in middle - too far away to be sure it wasn't a Ross's, but seemed too big with too heavy a bill - observed from I-80 rest area.
       -- Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Western Grebe, American Coot, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie

Nov 2016

Dave Hanscom (29 November 2016) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - Northern Shrike, Common Raven, Townsend's Solitaire

Marie Adams (28 November 2016) - [Echo Lake] - Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser,

Neil Paprocki (26 November 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir] - Tundra Swan

Weston Smith (22 November 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - Tundra Swan

Bryant Olsen (16 November 2016) - [Henefer Ponds] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Common Merganser, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Bald Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling

Dave Hanscom (16 November 2016) - [Hoytsville West] - Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Spotted Towhee, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (15 November 2016) - [Smith and Morehouse Reservoir] - Mallard (Northern), Golden Eagle, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Rachel LaBlanc (15 November 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - White-winged Scoter. Continuing bird originally found by Dave Hanscom. Drove along the east side road stopping at assorted pullouts. Bird was found across the water from one of the last turnouts near the dam. Sitting pretty on the shore. Mostly dark body with white patches on head and white wing patches clearly visible through scope .

Dennis Shirley (9 November 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie

Dave Hanscom (4 November 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir] - Thayer's Gull. Previously reported - pink legged gulls that were smaller than Herring Gulls with smaller beaks and dark eyes - couldn't get close enough for a photo.
      -- Also seen: Red-tailed Hawk, Herring Gull, Belted Kingfisher

Dave Hanscom (2 November 2016) - [Henefer, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Dennis Shirley (1 November 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Canada Goose, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, House Finch

Oct 2016

George Webb (31 October 2016) - [Baker Reservoir] - Western Bluebird. One male and four females. Rather small and stocky thrush, smaller than the robin. Male had a bright blue head and wings--much darker blue than a Mt. Bluebird. Females were similar in color on the backs to a mt. bluebird, but had a drab orange belly. Feeding on mistletoe berries in junipers. Good looks at close range with 8.5x binoculars in good light.
     --  Also seen: Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Common Raven

Zachary Loman  (29 October 2016) - [Rockport  Reservoir & SP ] - Surf Scoter. One flock of 11.    
     --  Also seen: Common Loon, American Pipit.

Neil Paprocki (28 October 2016) - [Rockport  Reservoir & SP ] - Surf Scoter. 3 Seen together at close range.

Rachel LeBlanc (19 October 2016) - [Rockport  Reservoir & SP ] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Common Merganser, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Osprey, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Pipit

Vivian Schneggerbirger  (17 October 2016) - [Henefer Ponds] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Shoveler, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, American Goldfinch

Lothair Pendleton  (7 October 2016) - [Brighton Meadows CG] - Northern Saw-whet Owl

Dave Hanscom (5 October 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sabine's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Red-naped Sapsucker, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Dave Hanscom (1 October 2016) - [Hoyt Peak via Seymour Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse, Dusky Grouse, Clark's Nutcracker, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sep 2016

Dave Hanscom (29 September 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - Sabine's Gull [juvenile].

Michael Lester (27 September 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - Pectoral Sandpiper. Medium sized shorebird feeding on mudflats among gulls and killdeer. Larger than peep and slightly smaller than a killdeer, but slimmer. Brown above with dense chest streaking extending into white belly. Longish yellow legs and relatively upright posture.

Dottie Boyles (24 September 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir SP] - Cordilleran Flycatcher. Bright yellow belly and undertail coverts. Yellow on throat, olive/yellow wash on chest. Dark olive color on head and back with light, drab wing bars. The yellow was brighter than Hammond'so or Dusky Flycatcher. Bird did not stick around for photos.

Bryant Olsen (24 September 2016) - [Henefer Ponds] - Horned Grebe, White-faced Ibis.

Lauri Taylor (23 September 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir SP] - Sabine's Gull. Possibly 4. At least two still had black heads.

Dave Hanscom (22 September 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir SP] - Pectoral Sandpiper.

Lauri Taylor (20 September 2016) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Jay, Steller's Jay (Interior), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Monte Neate-Clegg (17 September 2016) - [Christmas Meadows CG] - Ruffed Grouse, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Gray Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, American Robin,  American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Grosbeak, Pine Siskin

Heidi Hoven (15 September 2016) - [Marion, UT] - Merlin

Dave Hanscom (13 September 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch

Dave Hanscom (10 September 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir SP] - Common Loon, Lesser Black-backed Gull

Greg Cornett (8 September 2016) - [Coalville - Hoytsville, UT] - Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing

Dave Hanscom (7 September 2016) - [Oakley East] - Common Grackle. Heard, then saw, this one on Upper Loop Road just a few hundred yards from Kamas Valley Coop - larger than Brewer's with thicker and longer bill, head contrasted to body

Dave Hanscom (4 September 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir SP] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Common Merganser, Wild Turkey, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin

Zachary Loman (3 September 2016) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - Lincoln's Sparrow. Definitely Lincoln's, seems like ideal habitat too. Clean pencil streaks on buff chest.

Dan Wylie (2 September 2016) - [Spirit Lake] - Northern Pygmy-Owl, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Steller's Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Siskin

Dave Hanscom (2 September 2016) - [Park City Ski Resort] - Red-eyed Vireo. Greenish back and yellow sides, dark crown, dark eye stripe through white face, white breast - couldn't detect a red eye. Observed with a flock of Warbling Vireos and Black-capped Chickadees just below Jenny's Trail between the tops of the First Time and Three Kings ski lifts. Confirmed the ID with Matt Pendleton and Bryant Olsen.
      -- Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Western Tanager, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Kenny Frisch (1 September 2016) - [Swaner Preserve & EcoCenter] - Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Snowy Egret, Northern Harrier (American), Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Cedar Waxwing, Savannah Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Aug 2016

Dave Hanscom (1 August 2016) - [Kamas Valley West] - Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, House Sparro

Jul 2016

Kenny Frisch (31 July 2016) - [Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove,
Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Marsh Wren

Dave Hanscom (23 July 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - 40 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Sora, American Coot (Red-shielded), American Avocet, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Western Kingbird, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, American Robin, Nashville Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, American Goldfinch

Bob Greenfield (23 July 2016) - [Christmas Meadow Rd Bridge] - American Dipper, Wilson's Warbler

Dave Hanscom (23 July 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Least Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Mountain Bluebird, Gray Catbird,

Joshua Rose (19 July 2016) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - Northern Pygmy-Owl, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Jan Hansen (18 July 2016) - [Jeremy Ranch Road] - Mallard, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk , Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bob Greenfield (17 July 2016) - [Christmas Meadow Trailhead] - Spotted Sandpiper, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped-Sapsucker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Violet-green Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin

Dave Czaplak (16 July 20160 - [Park City, UT] - Swainson's Hawk, California Gull, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Margaret Sloan (11 July 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Common Loon, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Marbled Godwit, Western Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope, Willet, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Pine Siskni, American Goldfinch

Sean Fitzegerald (8 July 20160 - [Henefer Ponds] - 30 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Dave Hanscom (2 July 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Killdeer, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

Kai Victor (1 July 2016) - [Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter] - Bobolink. As we were entering the preserve via the gate nearest the ponds, a male bobolink flushed from some trees across the street from the playground. Unmistakable medium sized blackbird with white rump and shoulders and yellow cap. Another brown bird of similar size was flying with the male. Possible female or juvenile? Note that this was seen outside of the preserve.
      -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Sandhill Crane, American Kestrel, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch

Jun 2016

Kai Victor (29 June 2016) - [Edge of Swaner Preserve] - Common nighthawk

Adam Blundell (28 June 2016) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - Northern Saw-whet Owl, Red-naped Sapsucker

Bryant Olsen (14 June 2016] - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - 28 species total: -- Mallard (Northern), Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), American Three-toed Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, American Pipit, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Black Rosy-Finch, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill

Dave Hanscom (9 June 2016) - [Bear Hollow] - Flammulated Owl, Common Poorwill

Sean Fitzgerald (3 June 2016) - [Murdock Mountain] - White-tailed Ptarmigan. While up on the bare patches of scree slope watching blrf, i heard a screaming vocalization with a series of ascending paired calls that closely matched this recording: Http://www.xeno-canto.org/141892. Never saw the bird, but the call was coming from the scree covered slope just over the ridge from where i was and higher up. I only figured out it was wtpt later in the day when checking various audio recordings. I wasnt aware that species was present in this mtn range, but it appears to be a regular location for the species.

Matthew Pendleton (3 June 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir] - Black-throated Gray Warbler. Exact count in close proximity of each other. One seen and heard calling. One singing in the distance, and two chasing each other. 49 species total:
     --  Canada Goose , Mallard (Northern), Northern Pintail, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, House Wren (Northern), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Chipping Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch

May 2016

Sean Fitzgerald (31 May 2015) - [Coalville, UT] - Great Horned Owl

Neil Paprocki (28 May 2016) - [Smith and Morehouse Trail] - Ruffed Grouse, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Pine Siskin

Weston Smith (27 May 2016) - [Echo Canyon above reservoir] - Peregrine Falcon. I climbed a mountain adjacent to where I presumed falcons were nesting. I was able to view what looked like three young in the nest. After spending sometime watching them I descended to find a good friend of mine looking for the adults. After conferring for awhile about what I'd seen from the mountain we saw two people moving above the nest site. We soon learned they were there to rappel into nest to retrieve young. I contacted UDWR since sometimes birds are taken without permits. Several officers responded to investigate. I was later contacted by UDWR and informed the falconers took two of the three young and they had all the legal documents/permits to do so. I can see the pros and cons of this from both side (birder and falconer) but personally sadden as I have seen many nests fail with low numbers of young and the adults abandon the nest site do to the failure. I hope the nest is successful since there are so few public places to view these wonders of nature.

Margaret Sloan (26 May 2016) - [Park City, UT] - 40 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak, House Sparrow

Neil Rossmiller (22 May 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - 27 species total:
     -- Northern Goshawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Long-eared Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, American Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak

Happy Chambers (19 May 2016) - [Coalville, UT] - 40 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Wilson's Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Roseannea Denton (18 May 2016) - [Park City, UT] - Northern Pygmy-Owl

Weston Smith (154 May 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - 55 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Western Kingbird, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Dave Hanscom (12 May 2016) - [Henefer, UT] - 34 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Virginia Rail, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Lauri Taylor (11 May 2016) - [Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter] - Vaux's Swift. Continuing, still flying with swallows. Probably would have missed this without the cigar with wings description.

Rich Howard (10 May 2016) - [Colin's Rail] - Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Bushtit (Interior), Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), House Finch, House Sparrow

Kathleen and Hal Robbins (9 May 2016) - [Peoa Cutoff Junction] - Snow Goose, Tundra Swan

Dave Hanscom (7 May 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Great Egret. 46 species total.

Lauri Taylor (4 May 2016) - [Browns Canyon Rd] - Snow Goose, Tundra Swan, Cinnamon Teal, Red-breasted Merganser, Snowy Egret, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow

Neil Rossmiller (3 May 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - 41 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird 

Kenny Frisch (2 May 2016) - [Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter] - American Bittern

Nate Brown (1 May 2016)  - [Kamas Gun Club] - Greater Sage Grouse, Sage Thrasher

Apr 2016

Mark Thal (30 April 2016) - [Union Pacific Rail Trail] - PALM WARBLER

Kenny Frisch (29 April 2016) - [Richardson Flat] - Solitary Sandpiper

Tim Avery (29 April 2016) - [Richardson Flat] - 31 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Least Sandpiper, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Nate Brown (25 April 2016) - [Coalville, UT] - Cattle Egret

Neil Rossmiller (19 April 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - Gray Partridge.

Neil Rossmiller (18 April 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - Golden Eagle

Neil Rossmiller (4 April 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir] - Blue-winged Teal

Barb Eastman (8 April 2016) - [Henefer Ponds] - Snow Goose. 9 of us observed this goose with binoculars and a scope; compared photos in various guidebooks and apps. single bird standing on bank between water treatment ponds. Almost all white, with black wing tips and some gray in wing feathers, whort necked, pink bill with noticable snear or "grin patch"

Dave Hanscom (4 April 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir] - 33 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead,
Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Great Horned Owl, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Alton Thygerson (4 April 2016) - [Jeremy Ranch Road] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Mar 2016

Dave Hanscom (29 March 2016) - [Henefer, UT] - Snow Goose, Bonaparte's Gull

Margaret Sloan (27 March 2016) - [Park City, UT] - Long-billed Curlew, Lincoln Sparrow,

Margaret Sloan (26 March 2016) - [Echo Reservoir] - 19 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, American White Pelican,
Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle,
Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Canyon Wren

Matthew Pendleton
(25 March 2016) - [Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter] - Great-tailed Grackle

Neil Rossmiller (23 March 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Dave Hanscom
(23 March 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Lesser Black-backed Gull. Much darker than surrounding Californias, but similar size - really bright colored bill with orange spot - couldn't see legs.

Margaret Sloan (23 March 2016) - -Park City, UT] - Sandhill Crane, Say's Phoebe, Cassins' Finch, Red Crossbill

Neil Rossmiller (21 March 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - Golden Eagle

Dave Hanscom (19 March 2016) - [Wahsatch Rd off I-80) - Ferruginous Hawk. Harassing a Golden Eagle north of I-80 - thanks to Weston Smith, who saw one yesterday (from the train) perched near the Wahsatch exit

Dave Hanscom (8 March 2016) - [Pinebrook] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Red-breasted Nutchatch, Cassin's Finch

Matt Clark (6 March 2016) - [Canyons Resort) - 20 species:  -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Shrike, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, American Crow, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Nate Brown (4 March 2016) -  [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Golden Eagle, Sandhill Crane

Stephanie Graham (3 March 2016) - [Summit Park] - Northern Goshawk

Matthew Pendleton (3 March 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Cackling Goose. Small duck sized goose. Short neck and stubby bill.

Dave Hanscom (2 March 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - 26 species total:   -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Bald Eagle, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Great Horned Owl, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Dipper, Mountain Bluebird

Feb 2016

Margaret Sloan (28 February 2016) - [Park City UT] - Merlin

Mike Taylor (26 February 2016) - [Boundary Creek Yurt] - Hairy Woodpecker, Gray Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper

Neil Rossmiller (22 February 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - Black Rosy-Finch

Lauri Taylor (21 February 2016) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - 12 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Sandhill Crane, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, Red-winged Blackbird

Robert Wilson (20 February 2016) - [Jeremy Road, East Canyon] - 15 species total:
    -- Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Wilson's Snipe, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Dipper, Townsend's Solitaire, Song Sparrow

Neil Rossmiller (19 February 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - 21 species total:
    -- Ruffed Grouse, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Neil Rossmiller (17 February 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - Barn Owl. Seen perched atop phone pole on local dairy farm and then flying to a distant Pine tree top along West Hoytsville road. Very distinctive facial disk and orangish dorsally and very light underneath wings and body. I've never seen one around here before.

Joshua Rose (15 February 2016) - [Park City, UT] - Bushtit. Counted the flock as it flew across the path.

Vivian Schneggenburger (13 February 2016) - [Park city, UT] - White-throated Sparrow. Continuing. Great views in bush @ side of road. Yellow supraloral spot clearly seen with white throat & stripes on head. Gray breast.

Margaret Sloan (13 February 2016) - [Park City UT] - Chukar

Dave Hanscom (11 February 2016) - [Henefer, UT] - 16 species total:
     -- Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (6 February 2016) - [Mirror Lake Highway] - 13 species total:
     -- Ruffed Grouse, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing
   
 -- [Silver Creek] - Gray Partridge

Matthew Pendleton (5 February 2016) - [Park city, UT] - Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, House Finch

Jan 2016

Robert Wilson (31 January 2016) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - Evening Grosbeak. Large flock flying from evergreen to evergreen. They were 50-100 yards uphill from me. Calls were easy to hear and dark bodies w/ white backs were visible against dark trees. I stood to look for 5 minutes or more. I had not binoculars, but saw enough closer individuals to be confident that they were evening grosbeaks. They were also very vocal and the chirp and trill is distinct.

Nate Brown (27 January 2016) - [Old Ranch Rd] - Northern Shrike. First time I've seen one on this road during this daily commute

Dave Hanscom (25 January 2016) - [Henefer, UT] - Wild Turkey. Oh come now eBird! - this isn't a high count - a flock of turkeys feeding in a barnyard isn't unusual at this time of year.

Nate Brown (22 Janury 2016) - [Brown's Canyon] - Golden Eagle. Clear gold on the adult napes as they sat on the electric pole tops, then the juvenile was soaring with clear white marks underwing at base of remiges as well as tail base.

Nancy Matro (22 Janury 2016) - [Summit Park, UT] - Northern Pygmy-Owl. Happened to look out and see one sitting in choke cherry bush next to bird feeders.

Margaret Smith (20 January 2016) - [Park City] - GRAY PARTRIDGE. At least 7 birds on the bank adjacent to the entry ramp to Hwy40 (heading to hwy80) from Silver Creek/Home Depot.
      --Mallard, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, European Starling, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Neil Rossmiller (17 January 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - RUFFED GROUSE. Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Matthew Pendleton (16 January 2016) - [Pinebrook,,UT] - White-throated Sparrow. Seen at a feeder on Ecker Hills. Sparrow with a black and white crown, white throat, and bright yellow in the lores.

Dave Hanscom (14 January 2015) - [Silver Creek] - American Tree Sparrow.

Dave Hanscom (13 January 2016) - [Promontory Ranch Rd] - GRAY PARTRIDGE.

Lauri Taylor (12 January 2016) - [Pinebrook, UT] -  Northern Pygmy-Owl.

Dave Hanscom (10 January 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - BLACK-CROWNED ROSY FINCH. This guy was darker than the other Rosy-Finches and had no brown on its back or front - light pink under tail and on back - comments/confirmations appreciated.

Neil Rossmiller (6 January 2016) - [Hoytsville, UT] - 18 species total:
    --  Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, GRAY-CROWNED ROSY FINCH, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (3 January 2016) - [Canyon's Resort, Park City, UT] - Northern Goshawk. Seen naked eye flying over the Iron Mountain Express chairlift. Large accipiter with long tail and broad wings, pale underneath, stiff accipiter like wing-beats. Flying NW.

Margaret Sloan (3 January 2016) - [Park city, UT] - Barn Owl. Seen in flight by myself and 2 neighbors. Tan/tawny above, white below; white face with dark eyes.

Dave Hanscom (1 January 2016) - [Park City Golf Course] - Barrow's Goldeneye

Dec 2015

Bret Mossman (28 December 2015) - [Hoytsville, UT] - Pinyon Jay. Seen in three different flocks (52, 32, and 29).

Neil Rossmiller (28 December 2015) - [Hoytsville, UT] - Long-eared Owl (American). Sitting up against a Red Hawthorn trunk soaking up the sunshine to keep warm. Backtracked so as not to disturb. Temperature overnight -5 degrees F.; 8 degrees F. at time of sighting. Also: Ruffed G rouse, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch.

Nate Brown (20 December 2015) - [Silver Summit] - American Tree Sparrow.

Neil Rossmiller (19 December 2015) - [Echo Reservoir] - Canada Goose, American Coot, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling

Martha Happ (13 December 2015) - [Jeremy Ranch] -  Golden Eagle. The first one was seen flying along the ridge. It had small head, large wings, dark overall. The second golden eagle was seen flying over the ridge down along the contours of the mountains. It was large, dark, could see its golden feathers on its head. It landed in the sage and flushed up a grouse species. We photographed this bird. The third was seen further down the road. Also large dark eagle with smallish head, dark overall, whitish under wings.

Neil Paprocki (7 December 2015)- [Hoytsville, UT] - Ruffed Grouse.

Dave Hanscom (6 December 2015) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - Northern Pygmy-Owl.

Dave Hanscom (5 December 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir] - 16 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Western Grebe (continuing), Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull (continuing), Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Dipper

Lauri Taylor (4 December 2015) - [Hoytsville, UT] - 18 species total:
   
 --  Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker,  Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Merlin, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Nov 2015

Weston Smith  (29 November 2015) - [Henefer Ponds] - Golden Eagle, Wilson Snipe. Sora. Medium size rail shaped bird with raised tail white under that, yellow bill. Poor photos.. Bird was feeding in a marsh area just south of I-84 off exit 112.

Neil Rossmiller (5 November 2015)  - [Hoytville, UT] - 12 species total:  Ruffed Grouse, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Shrike, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, American Goldfinch

Matthew Pendleton (2 November 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir & SP] - Red-throated Loon. Continuing. Poor distant photos taken. Decent views in the scope. Much smaller than surrounding Common Loons. Also looked lighter overall with more white on the face and light washed out gray around the neck. Juvenile.15 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Townsend's Solitaire, Pine Siskin

Vivian Schneggenburger  (1 November 2015) - [Echo Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Greater Scaup, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Golden Eagle, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie, American Goldfinch

Oct 2015

Dave Hanscom (29 October 2015) - [Echo Reservoir] - Canyon Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Bryant Olsen (24 October 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir] - Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon.

Lauri Taylor (15 October 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir] - Common Loon, Bushtit, Mountain Bluebird, Evening Grosbeak.

Matthew Pendleton (21 October 2015) - [Snyderville] - Red Crossbill.

Dave Hanscom (18 October 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir] -  Horned Grebe, Herring Gull. 15 species total.
     -- [Echo Reservoir] - Spotted Sandpiper. 14 species total.

Lauri Taylor (15 October 2015) - [Mirror Lake Highway] - American Three-toed Woodpecker.
First heard three drumming in trees fairly close to each other. As I watching one of the birds, four more flew into the tree. They acted like juveniles--lots of wing flapping, calling and landing close to the original bird in the tree. The drumming in the other two trees continued after the next four arrived.

Bryant Olsen (13 October 2015) - [Echo Reservoir] -  American Golden-Plover. Very bright supercilium, and yellowish brown coloration, both typical of American Golden-Plover.

Dave Hanscom (10 October 2015) - [Park city Ski Resort] - Dusky Grouse. Frontage Rd between Exits

Dave Hanscom (3 October 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir] - 28 species total:
      -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sabine's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Bushtit, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Meadowlark

Dave Hanscom (1 October 2015) - [Park City Ski Resort] - 10 species total:
    --  Dusky Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Chipping Sparrow, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch

Sep 2015

Dave Hanscom (30 September 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir] - LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  Common Loon, Red-naped Sapsucker. 26 species total.

Vivian Schneggenburger (27 September 2015) - [Jeremy Ranch] - Ruffed Grouse. 11 species.

Sherree Sheide (27 September 2015) - [Mirror Lake Highway] - 13 species total:  -- Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco

Matt Hogan (27 September 2015] - [Utah Olympic Park] - Golden Eagle.

Mary McGreal (17 September 2015) - [Echo Reservoir] - Pinyon Jay. Jays were very actively flying back and forth from the reservoir to the rocky sage and pinyon pine forest, or from one rocky ledge to another. Large but sleek looking dark blue-grey birds calling softly as they flew. Rarely saw a single bird, they were in groups of 25-65. Saw these birds in May with the GSL Bird Fest group. 30 species:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, California Quail, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (13 September 2015) - [Bald Mountain] - Black Rosy-Finch. Large flock flying around cliffs at summit. Count attempted all at once but exact number difficult because of flock dynamics. Between 30-50 individuals seen so 30 is a conservative estimate.

Vivian Schneggenburger (13 September 2015) - [Toll Canyon Trail] - 18 species:
    --  Ruffed Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Hammond's Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)

Dave Hanscom (13 September 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir] - 21 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Western Grebe, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, House Finch

Vivien Schneggenburger
(13 Septmber 2015) - [Toll Canyon Trail, Park City, UT] - 18 species total:
     -- Ruffed Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Hammond's Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed)

Bret Mossman (12 September 2015) - [Mirror Lake Hwy - Bald Mountain] - Northern Goshawk, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco

Sherree Sheide (10 September 2015) - [Bald Mountain] - 16 species total:  -- Sharp-shinned Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch

Aug 2015

Shyloh Robinson (30 August 2015) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - 52 species:
     -- Ruffed Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Goshawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Belted Kingfisher, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Gray Jay, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Virginia's Warbler  Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Brown-headed Cowbird, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Miklos Oyler (29 August 2015) - [Canyons Resort] - 23 species total:
    --  DUSKY GROUSE, Golden Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker,
American Kestrel, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Brewer's Blackbird, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Dave Hanscom (2 August 2015) - [Rockport Reservoir] - 44 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Redhead, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Kildeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow
    -- [Echo Reservoir] - 13 species total:  Bufflehead, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow

Jul 2015

Dave Hanscom (26 July 2015)- [Beaver Creek Trail] - 10 species total:
    -- Ruffed Grouse, Dusky Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco

Dave Hanscom (12 July 2015) - [Rock Port Reservoir and State Park] - GLOSSY IBIS. 39 species total:
   --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Glossy Ibis, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Merrill Webb (10 July 2015) - [Kamas] - BOBOLINK.  Black bird (slightly smaller than Red-wing) with a golden-yellow head and white wing patches. Saw it in flight. Saw another one on a fence post later just to the north of the water treatment pond. 20 species total:
    --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (2 July 2015) - [Stillwater Fork Trail] - 21 Species total:
    -- Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Mountain Chickadee, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Jun 2015

Joshua Little (28 June 2015) - [Bald Mountain] - Black Rosy-Finch. What a stunning bird! Made me work real hard, but patience paid off, got great looks and decent pics. I think there were probably 2 individuals as I'm positive I heard two at once, but I'm saying 1 just to be conservative. ABA 597!

Dave Hanscom (25 June 2015) - [Bald Mountain] - White-tailed Ptarmigan, American three-toed woodpecker, Mountain Bluebird. 20 species total.

Dave Hanscom (24 June 2015) - [Richardson Flat] - 24 species:
   --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Great Blue Heron, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, American Goldfinch

Dave Hanscom (23 June 2015) - [Rockport SP and Reservoir] - 37 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch

Holly Bern (16 June 2015) - [Jeremy Ranch Road] - 38 species total:
    
-- Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged, Barn Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

May 2015

Harley Winfrey (30 May 2015) - [Echo WMA, Henefer] - 16 species total:
    --  Mourning Dove, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin,
European Starling, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee (Rocky Mts.), Savannah Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Apr 2015

Neil Rossmiller (28 April 2015) - [Hoytsville] - Merlin.

Dave Hanscom (26 April 2015) - [Peoa] - Tundra Swan.

Dave Hanscom (23 April 2015) - [Mirror Lake Hwy - Washington Lake CG] - 6 species total:
   -- Downy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Grosbeak

Mar 2015

Neil Rossmiller (7 Mar 2015) - [Hoytsville] -  Ruffed Grouse, Long-eared Owl (American)

Feb 2015

Kimberly Roush (13 Feb 2015) - [Jeremy-East Ranch] - Scott Lewis & I walked to the rock cliff trying to relocate the bushtits
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Wilson's Snipe, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee

Margaret Sloan (13 Feb 20150 - [Park City] -
   --  Canada Goose, Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Jan 2015

Nate Brown (31 Jan 2015) - [Pinebrook] - 11 species total:
   --Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Evening Grosbeak

Nate Brown (30 Jan 2015) - [Promontory Ranch Club] - Barrow's Goldeneye, Ruffed Grouse,
Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee

Weston Smith (14 Jan 2015) - [Henefer] - 21 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Nate Brown (12 Jan 2015) - [Old Orchard Road, Park City] - Ring-necked Duck, House Finch, House Sparrow

Dec 2014

Nate Brown (14 Dec 2014) - [Jeremy Ranch] - Accipiter sp., Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Evening Grosbeak

Nov 2014

Dave Hanscom (19 Nov 2014) - [Mirror Lake Hwy] - 8 species seen:
   -- Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Gray Jay, ... Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper

Shyloh Robinson (3 Nov 2014) -  [Rockport Reservoir] - Northern Goshawk.

Bryant Olsen (3 Nov 2014) -  [Rockport Reservoir] - PACIFIC LOON, Golden Eagle.

Dave Hanscom (3 Nov 2014) - [Rockport Reservoir] - 20 species total: ...American Wigeon, ..., Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Eared Grebe,...Horned Grebe, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, ...Herring Gull,...Townsend's Solitaire

Rick Wyman (1 Nov 2014) - [Deer Valley Ski Resort] - Pine Grosbeak, American Crow

Oct 2014

Dave Hanscom (28 Oct 2014) - [Park City Ski Resort] - Ruffed Grouse.

David Hanscom (3 Oct 2014) - [Rockport Reservoir] - There were at least 5 Common Loons at Rockport yesterday (but couldn't find any at Echo). Nice to have them back. Hopefully the scoters and tiny geese won't be far behind.

Aug 2014

Dave Hanscom (19 Aug 2014) - [Echo Reservoir] - RUFF [or Reeve, since it was a female.] If you want to chase this bird, it was very near the road on the east side of Echo Reservoir. I could see it with my scope from the Rail Trail at the south end of the water.

Apr 2014

Nancy Matro (26 Apr 2014) - Currently have 15 Evening Grosbeaks eating sunflower seeds in my yard in Jeremy Ranch (Park City). I've never seen more than two in my yard before.

Bryan Shirley (21 Apr 2014) - Just finished up our field trip to Morgan and Summit Counties. summit County didn't produce anything uncommon, but Echo had a ton of Common Loons and a good variety of waterfowl and other water birds near the inlet:  Blue-winged Teal, WIllet.

Dave Hanscom (13 Apr 2014) - New for the year at Echo Reservoir this morning were White-faced Ibi.  (Is that the correct plural of Ibis?) New for the year at Echo Canyon were a singing Canyon Wren and a couple of White-throated Swifts.  I can't believe the wrens hang out there with all the trains going by!

Kendall Watkins (6 Apr 2014) - My dad and I started the morning at the Henefer Lek in Summit County. We counted a total of 29 GREATER-SAGE GROUSE and most likely overlooked several more that were concealed in the Sagebrush. We watched grouse display for a 30 minutes before leaving for East Canyon. If you do go to the lek in search of the grouse, remember to be respectful and stay in your vehicles.
   --At East Canyon I counted 45 COMMON LOONS spread out over the reservoir. Also of note were 13 WESTERN and 4 CLARK'S GREBES, 10+ RED-BREASTED and many COMMON MERGANSERS. We also observed a LESSER YELLOWLEGS with several Killdeer feeding along the northeastern edge of the reservoir. Green-winged Teal and Gadwall were the most abundant waterfowl present...
   --Echo Reservoir was next, which held the best birding of the day. From the freeway we spotted two Osprey on a nesting platform just north of the dam. The real highlights began at the south end of the reservoir, which was absolutely filled with birds! We saw 20+ FRANKLIN'S GULLS, 2 HERRING GULLS, around 50 Ring-billed Gulls and thousands of California Gulls along the shore. In the way of ducks we nearly had a clean sweep of all the expected species, missing only Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser and Ruddy Duck. Highlights included a HYBRID BLUE-WINGED X CINNAMON TEAL, a drake BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 1 GREATER SCAUP, and a CANVASBACK. ... There were also good numbers of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS (25+) and close to 130(!) COMMON MERGANSERS. This was a conservative estimate. I tried counting them all, but there were just too many (I probably under-counted). Other water birds included 21 Common Loons, a Horned Grebe, 5 Eared, 3 Clark's, and 16 Western Grebe's.
   --On land I saw at least one Chipping Sparrow, 2 Slate-colored Juncos, Mountain Bluebirds, 2 Mountain Chickadees, and a pair of Say's Phoebes. These were all seen on the road that runs along the east side of the reservoir (Echo Dam Rd.).

Feb 2014

Bryan Shirley (10 Feb 2014) -  Yesterday 6 birders braved the weather and ended up with a decent day in Wasatch County & Summit County. ...The wind and rain made birding slow overall ...Since it was still early we decided to hit Summit County for about an hour before heading home. We drove along the upper Provo River and saw a couple of Dippers, but the best bird there was a Northern Shrike near Francis.

Bryant Olsen (7 Feb 2014) - Yesterday started out with a pair of Wood Ducks at the Park City Golf
Course. Thanks to Nancy Matro for informing me of those. That's a hard bird to find in Summit County.

Sep 2013

Dave Hanscom (28 Sep 2013) - A group of 8 Long-billed Dowitchers were feeding along the south shore of Rockport Reservoir, a bit west of the inlet, this afternoon. Also, there was a lone Red-necked Phalarope nearby today.

Dave Hanscom (17 Sep 2013) - There were three Common Loons at Rockport this afternoon, along with the first Ruddy Ducks of the fall. Also three Snowy Egrets, which are pretty unusual for the reservoir at any time of year.

Dave Hanscom (10 Sep 2013) - A flock of at least 10 Pectoral Sandpipers were at the north end of
Rockport Reservoir this afternoon, near the inlet where the Pelicans were hanging out. Also, on the west side, between the water and the road, was a nice flock of Yellow-rumps, Gnatcatchers, Chickadees, and one Black-throated Gray Warbler.

Jul 2013

Joshua Taylor (30 Aug 2013) - I went out to Bald Mountain in the Uintas (near Mirror Lake) this past weekend to look for ptarmigan and rosy-finches. I struck out on the ptarmigan, but got great looks (as close as 20 feet) at at least 3 and probably 5 or 6 different individual BLACK ROSY-FINCHES scattered around the slope while I was up there. Also hiked the Highline trail from Mirror Lake and enjoyed great looks at an adult and immature PINE GROSBEAK, GRAY JAYS, and a few AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS.

Eric Peterson (26 Aug 2013) - [Mirror Lake Highway] - American Three-toed Woodpeckers, Pine Grosbeaks, Gray Jays, Clark's Nutcrackers.

Jun 2013

Nancy Metro (13 Jun 2013) - Quite a few Bobolinks perched and flying in field on Oakley on East side of Millrace Rd just north of first house north of Rob Young Lane.

Joel Beyer (9 Jun 2013) - We did a Breeding Bird Survey in Summit County this morning.  The most notable bird was a male Bobolink .  It was seen southwest of the town of Oakley, on the west side of Democrat Alley, .2 (2/10) miles south of the junction with Wooden Shoe Lane.  Also, 2 Pinyon Jays were seen just south of Hoytsville.

May 2013

Norm Jenson (17 May 2013) - [Summit Park] - We needed a Hairy Woodpecker and Summit Park is almost a sure thing. Birds seen: [highlights]...Hairy Woodpecker... Steller's Jay,... Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch,... Black-headed Grosbeak, Pine Siskin

Dave Hanscom (15 May 2013) - [Rockport] - Lots of birds have returned to Rockport - Plumbeous Vireos, Lazuli Buntings, Bullock's Orioles, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Spotted Sandpipers, House Wrens, etc. No big deal for you lowlanders, but it's nice to finally have spring up here, too. :-)

Dave Hanscom (1 May 2013) - Yesterday was a great day of birding at Rockport...
   -- The Horned Grebe remained in the area just west of the inlet. Still lots of Red-necked Grebes and Common Loons, but no yellow bills. Didn't re-find the Western Bluebirds, but Mountain Bluebirds were in abundance. Black-throated Gray Warblers were also in abundance, mostly in the junipers, but there was one next to the dumping station across the road from the park office. Also in the junipers were lots of Chipping Sparrows, 2 Gray Flycatchers, Green-tailed Towhees, and the Bushtits that I couldn't find for my 2012 big year. Sigh...

Apr 2013

Dave Hanscom (25 Apr 2013) - Went over to Henefer after seeing Weston Smith's report of a Wood Duck in the sewage ponds. Thanks for a new county bird, Weston! Also quite a few Bonaparte's Gulls in varying plumage.

Weston Smith (22 Apr 2013) - There was a pair of Cackling Geese as well as a pair of Wood Ducks in the South pond of the Henefer Sewer Lagoons in Summit County at about 10:30am today.

Dec 2012

Dave Hanscom (10 Dec 2012) - Today I had another one of those serendipidous moments, when 2 Trumpeter Swans crossed my path. Yesterday at Echo, there were 2 Cackling Geese, 1 Greater White-fronted Goose, and 1 Tundra Swan. ...
   --On to the Wahsatch exit of I-80 to look for winter birds. More Rough- legged Hawks were on the power poles along the west frontage road than I'd seen before ... headed east on the dirt road from the exit. One more RL Hawk was on a pole, and one (guess what??) COMMON REDPOLL was feeding beside the road. I drove to the Wyoming line and turned around, and on the way back a flock of about 30 (guess what??) Common Redpolls were feeding on mullein seeds inside the fence at a gas facility.
   --Today, to get out of the wind, I decided to check out the campground below Rockport Reservoir, which has been closed for a while. I walked in to the river and what should be hanging out in the pond at the base of the dam but two Trumpeter Swans!

Nov 2012

Dave Hanscom (4 Nov 2012) - I've had a tough time finding raptors in Summit County this summer, but today was (finally) my day. Weston Smith kept telling me that the place to go is the Wahsatch exit of I-80 (just east of the Wyoming border near Evanston). I'd been up there 3 or 4 times already this year, with little success. Today's list, however, included Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon, Rough-legged Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, and Ferruginous Hawk. Most were soaring or perched on phone poles in the south end of Deseret Ranch, which borders I-80 to the west in that area. The ranch is private with a big fence around it, so I just drove along the frontage road and set up my scope whenever I saw something that looked interesting. The Prairie Falcon was seen about a mile east of I-80 along the dirt road that starts at the Wahsatch exit.

Oct 2012

Dave Hanscom (15 Oct 2012) - A friend who lives in Hoytsville has been telling me that she has Merlins in her neighborhood all year. She has a bunch of feeders, and they stop by for lunch every few days. I figured she must have Sharp-shinned Hawks, but didn't tell her that. ... Her husband was home when I got there, and began regaling me with Merlin stories. ... Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a Merlin came swooping by us and straight into a thick bunch of brushy cottonwood trees. A couple of incredible maneuvers and he was gone, as if to say "I'll show you, Mr. Doubter!" Pretty neat birding moment.

Dave Hanscom (14 Oct 2012) - Today was another great birding day at Rockport Reservoir.... The north end of the reservoir, where the grebes and loons hang out, was the real jackpot. A Pacific Loon was near the boat launch area ...That was the first one I've ever seen at Rockport. ...

Dave Hanscom (10 oct 2012) - I went for a hike up Plantation Trail from the Beaver Creek Trail (along the Mirror Lake Highway) late this afternoon in search of a Ruffed Grouse in Summit County.  I've seen them there when skiing in past years.  ... When I was almost to the car and had given up on the calling, I heard one behind me.

Dave Hanscom (5 Oct 2012) - I've been stopping by Rockport a couple times a week lately to see what might be coming in or passing through, and it's been most productive. Two weeks ago a Nashville Warbler was hanging out in the Russian Olives at one of the campgrounds, and a Sabine's Gull was in the water by the inlet. On Monday the Ruddy Ducks had returned, but no warblers or Sabine's were to be found. Today it was a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL!

Jack Binch (3 Oct 2012)- Bob Huntington, Bob MacDougal, Steve and Cindy Sommerfeld and I were on Tri-county Peak this last Saturday watching for rumored hawks. A Dusky Grouse came up the side of the hill and sat down maybe twenty feet from us and just watched. I am sure it felt its camouflage was keeping it hidden.

Sep 2012

Dave Hanscom (21 Sep 2012) - Rockport turned out to be a hot spot today. I started in the campgrounds and discovered that all the Russian Olive trees were full of warblers. Mostly Yellow-rumped, but I also found Yellow, Orange-crowned, and NASHVILLE. The water was full of grebes - Western, Clark's, and Eared. I saw one with a really white face, but it was too far away to be sure enough to call it a Horned. Hopefully I can get a better look some day soon.
   --Best sighting of the day was a SABINE'S GULL. Never thought I'd find one over there, but when I saw a small brown gull from the highway on my way home, I figured I'd better walk down as close as possible to get a better look...

Jul 2012

Dave Hanscom (29 Jul 2012) - Finding peeps at Rockport has been quite a spotty endeavor lately (pun intended). My previous trip was a bust, with only a half dozen Spotties to be found. Yesterday was a different story. With the help of the sharp eyes and ID skills of Bobs MacDougall and Huntington, we were able to find Bairds, Least, Solitary, Spotted, and Western Sandpipers, along with one lonesome Dowitcher. The numbers weren't high, but the variety certainly was good.
   --Next stop was Washington Lake in search of a Pine Grosbeak for the Bird Nerd. We succeeded on that score, and added a Brown Creeper to our list as well. At Mirror Lake we were able to find a Three-Toed Woodpecker, but no Gray Jays.

Dave Hanscom (21 Jul 2012) - I had a couple of hours this afternoon before the showers started, so I headed over to Rockport to see what might be hanging out on the mud flats. No disappointment. Hanging out with literally dozens of Spotted Sandpipers were 2 PECTORALS and 1 Western...
   --Yesterday I went for a run/hike up Shingle Creek to see if I could find a Ruffed Grouse. No luck with that, but a Gray Jay did drop by to say hello just below East Shingle Creek Lake. After a number of visits to several Mirror Lake campgrounds without finding one, I'm convinced that much of this birding game is just plain luck! :-)

Jun 2012

Dave Hanscom (10 Jun 2012) - Finally! I found one of my Summit County nemesis birds today, a Canyon Wren at Echo Canyon. Actually, "found" isn't quite the right word. Kris Purdy told me to drive 1.5 miles up the canyon from the I-80 exit, pull into the parking area at the base of the cliff, and listen for a wren. ... Well, it took me three visits, but it finally worked. The wren popped out on a rock and sang to me for a couple of minutes.

Dave Hanscom (9 Jun 2012) - Four of us had a nice morning of birding along the Summit County side of the Mirror Lake Highway yesterday before the wind picked up. Thanks to the sharp eyes of Merrill Webb, Kim Roush, and Nancy Matro, we found the following (and more):...
   --area between Washington Lake and group campsite - Pine Grosbeak, Three-toed Woodpecker
   --Bald Mountain Summit - from the parking area we could see the Rosy Finches walking on the snow below the cornices...

May 2012

Kimberly Roush (26 May 2012) - There is a Swainson's Hawk hanging out around Kimball Junction, Park City. It swooped right over the hood of my car. I had left my binoculars on the front stoop and for the first time ever thought "See, I did not even need them!"...

Kris Purdy (20 May 2012) - Thanks to Wes Smith for finding the Henefer, Summit County site for BOBOLINKS last year. I visited the spot this morning and saw four males; ....
   --I also visited Echo’s red cliffs at the junction of I-80 and I-84 and oh, my! What a hubbub of activity. The best cliff nesters I saw were many White-throated Swifts and a Peregrine Falcon....

Kimberly Roush (15 May 2012) - So shocked when I returned home last night to see a California Quail in our yard at 7000 feet in Pinebrook, Park City. We are just over the summit of Parley's Canyon.

Mar 2012

Dave Hanscom (30 Mar 2012) - I made a loop around Echo Reservoir this afternoon and was pleased to find several new birds for 2012. There were many common loons, a flock of AW. Pelicans cavorting about, a pair of Osprey on the nest on the east side of the road about a mile north of Coalville, and a flock of Turkey Vultures near town. An hour well spent!

Dave Hanscom (28 Mar 2012) - A friend who lives in Summit Park emailed me a few days ago to say that she'd seen Evening Grosbeaks on Matterhorn Drive. I finally got up there yesterday, and was pleased to find a flock hanging out in some aspens. Matterhorn is the highest street in Summit Park.

Dave Hanscom (22 Mar 2012) - The ice in Rockport is starting to disappear, although there's still not a lot of open water. Three Red-breasted Mergansers were hanging out with one Common this afternoon. Despite about 30 minutes of looking, I wasn't successful in finding any pink-legged gulls. But I know there must be a Herring somewhere in that herd!

Kimberly Roush (1 Mar 2012) - Cassin's Finches normally visit our feeders in winter. This is the first one I recall at the feeder this winter. Beautiful male.

Jan 2012

Kimberly Roush (16 Jan 2012) - This afternoon 18 Common Ravens flew over ridge between Pineridge and Toll Canyon, Park City. 

Jul 2011

Bernie Sloan (12 Jul 2011) - Went back to the stretch of Summit County rail trail where I saw my first mystery "sparrow". Several people suggested Green-tailed Towhee as a possibility. I did manage to find a Green-tailed Towhee in the brush. Not sure if the bird I saw last time was a Green-tailed Towhee, but this bird definitely was. A new life bird!!
 
Bernie Sloan (6 Jul 2011) - Rail trail out of Park City. I decided to walk the trail and do some birding. Nice trail, especially the part that heads east(?) out of Park City towards I-80. Nice wetlands, beaver dams, beaver lodges, etc. Cinnamon Teal. One male, in wetlands, with a half dozen Mallards. They're probably common in the West, but where I come from in the Midwest they can (and have) sparked Rare Bird Alerts. Black-headed Grosbeak. Male and female. Moving across the trail, heading up the mountain into the scrub.

Jun 2011

Dave Hanscom (24 Jun 2011) - Never thought I'd see an Ash- throated Flycatcher in Summit County, but one was flying around near the road just north of the marina. ... Other highlights were Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cooper's Hawk (with a breakfast mouse), Plumbeous Vireo, lots of Rough-winged Swallows, Lazuli Buntings, both American and Lesser Goldfinches, Green-tailed Towhees, a Bullock's Oriole, and a couple of Clark's Grebes braving all the rubble floating around in the water.

May 2011

Bill Fennimore (23 May 2011) - I led a bird walk Saturday at the Swaner EcoCenter (Kimball Jct) and saw a small flock of Bobolinks. The males were singing. It's the first time that I have seen them there...

Karl Mellor (4 May 2011) - I recently hung a bird feeder on my back porch and today I spotted a male and female VERMILLION FLYCATCHER sitting on the feeder right in front of my window. I was stunned to see this bird so far north and at such a high elevation. We are located in Hoytsville, Utah, just 10 miles east of Park City, and our elevation is about 5500 feet. I'll watch for them again tomorrow and see if they return.

Apr 2011

Ryan Jones (10 Apr 2011) - There is a great opportunity to see a pair of nesting Ospreys in Coalville. A nesting platform has been built behind the Best Western Hotel just off of the interstate. It is easily viewed from a vehicle, as it is only 30 or so yards from a paved road.

Jon Watkins (9 Spr 2011) - [Echo Canyon and Reservoir]: Kendall is more sure than I am, but because I'm the one posting, and am no expert, I'll say possible Baird's Sandpiper in the mud flats at the far south shore...
   -- Also at Echo: 4 Red-breasted Mergansers (3 at far NE corner near dam), Common Mergansers, many Mountain Bluebirds, 2 Vesper Sparrows, a Say's Phoebe, 1 Cormorant, many Common Loons,...

   -- East Canyon
: Several Common Loons, Western Grebe, Gadwall, Northern Shovelers, Green-winged Teal, Kestrel, 2 Red-tailed Hawks, 2 Golden Eagles (just east of the reservoir toward Henefer, perched in tree at top of ridge to the south).

Mar 2011

Dave Hanscom (11 Mar 201) - On my way to go skiing up toward Wolf Creek Pass on Wednesday, I decided to take the long way and check out Lower River Road for Waxwings and Grosbeaks.  No luck on either of those, but I did find a Lewis' Woodpecker hanging out by the corner of 1000 East.  That was a Summit County first for me, which was a nice bonus. 

Nov 2010

Kristin Purdy (3 Nov 2010) - The number of SURF SCOTERS at Rockport State Park, Summit County, has grown to three since Sunday when Dean DiTommaso reported a female-type bird there. The three were at the southeast area of the reservoir this morning, where I observed them from the access road to the Pinery Day Use Area. All three are female-types, but I suspect that one of them is a juvenile male.

Kristin Purdy (2 Nov 2010) - The EVENING GROSBEAK that came circling above my head calling a persistent “Tewp! Tewp!” at Echo Reservoir in Coalville, Summit County, must have been my consolation prize this morning for not finding the Black Scoter or his attendant flock of scaup that Dean DiTommaso found there yesterday.  I feel sadly confident that I covered the reservoir thoroughly and that the flock has flown the coop. Bummer.

Oct 2010

Dean DiTommaso (31 Oct 2010) - [Echo Reservoir] I observed a drake Black Scoter this afternoon at the Echo Reservoir north of Coalville. It was among a group of about 30 ducks, mostly lesser scaup. Probably the best place to look for it is the viewing area off I-80E at MP 165 or 166. Go to the north end of the viewing area and look north.
   - [Rock Port Reservoir] - I also saw an immature/female Surf Scoter at the Rockport Reservoir. It was close to the eastern shore and more toward the southern end of the reservoir.

Dave Hanscom (24 Oct 2010) - Lots of Common Loons and Western Grebes on the water, as well as a small flock of Eared Grebes and a few DC Cormorants, but nothing unusual to report at Rockport.

Sep 2010

Kimberly Roush (26 Sep 2010) - Saturday, Sept 25 a second adult LEWIS'S WOODPECKER showed up. The juvenile and the first adult had been here since September 19th.

Aug 2010

Ryan O'Donnell (24 Aug 2010) -  This weekend, Craig Fosdick, Carl Stiefel, and I camped and hiked in the Uinta Mountains. Our main target bird was White-tailed Ptarmigan, which we did not find. We camped at the East Fork of Black's Fork Campground, and hiked about 5.5 miles up to Bald Mountain, then spent a day up there wandering around above 11,000 feet elevation in search of ptarmigan. Highlights included two PINE GROSBEAKS heard along the trail, up to five AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS at one time in the campground, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK along the trail, dozens - maybe hundreds - of AMERICAN PIPITS near the summit, and three TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS at various locations. RED CROSSBILLS were heard each day and seem to be a different call "type" than what breeds up in Cache County, but I don't know the types well enough to say which they were. One DOWNY WOODPECKER was a bit of a surprise at 10,162 feet elevation. GRAY JAYS were common here - a treat for us Cache County residents where the bird is the subject of legend only. All DARK-EYED JUNCOS seemed to be pure GRAY-HEADED subspecies, another difference from Cache County where our breeders are all the Pink-sided subspecies.

Oliver Hansen (17 Aug 2010) - ...The highlight for me was seeing about 10 White-tailed Ptarmigan about 100 feet from the summit of Bald Mountain (the one east of East Black's Fork campground/trailhead, not the one on by Mirror Lake) at about 11,650 feet or so. The talus rocks and greenish brown ground cover up there made it almost impossible to see them. I only noticed them because one flushed when I nearly stepped on him. I immediately stopped to admire his red eye patch and super bright white underbelly....

Jul 2010

Dave Hanscom (26 Jul 2010) - ...  Near the end of a trail run up Shingle Creek and down Coop Creek, I scared up a family of Dusky Grouse. These canyons are on the north side of the Mirror Lake Highway.

Dave Hanscom (24 Jul 2010) - After reading Bryant Olsen's post last summer, I tried a couple of times to find the ptarmigan on Mount Baldy (which is above the East Fork of Black's Fork on the north slope of the Uintas). My first trip was interrupted by a lightening storm, and the second turned out to be a really cold windy autumn day on the summit with no sign of life.  Jeff Bilsky and I plotted at the Brighton Bird Count to give it another
shot on Pioneer Day, which seemed like a great time to be as far from SLC as possible. And my third try turned out to be a charm!  ...we managed to find three White-tailed Ptarmigan right where Bryant reported them last
summer - on the southwest slope near the top of the peak.

Kimberly Roush (2 Jul 2010, Park City) - I was zooming along, binocular - less, on my trail.  I halted when I heard/saw something unusual.  "Why," I asked myself, "is that tiny magpie singing like a grosbeak?"  I tried to turn it into a towhee but it began to turn it's head and it became a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK!!!

Jun 2010

Dave Hascom (30 June 2010) - A Ruffed Grouse flushed in front of me on the Iron Canyon trail in Park City yesterday at about 9:00 am.

Dave Wheeler
( 28 June 2010) - I went out with Mark Stackhouse to the Mirror Lake area of the High Uintas on Saturday.  We did not see any rarities.  Mark was mostly interested in photographing wildflowers, while I was out trying to find the Gray Jay for my year list.  We both found what we sought at the Mirror Lake Campground, which is open but not yet inhabited by any but a few fishermen.

Paul  Higgins (19 June 2010) - Clark's Nutcrackers, Juveniles and Adults, Trial Lake, Summit County, Utah.

Kristin Purdy (14 Jun 2010) - Had to scratch an itch today; the task was to find BOBOLINKS in Kamas Valley, Summit County...The birds were in three places in the north and west sides of the valley...

David Wheeler (5 Jun 2010) - ...Highlights: ... EVENING GROSBEAK was atop one of the high roads in Summit Park yesterday evening. I'd been looking for them all winter and spring with no luck.

Kimberly Roush (1 Jun2010) - .[Pinebrook] ..  for the first time have a female Western Tanager at my feeder. They occasionally come through the yard but never stay and feed.

May 2010

D Knight (28 May 2010) Rose breasted grosbeak at feeder, several days in a row in Woodland, Utah

Kimberly Roush (28 May 2010) - [Pinebrook, UT] 1st ever that I have seen at this location starting 1998: INDIGO BUNTING in Pinebrook this am. Two little MacGillivray's Warblers dodging through my yard also.

Jan 2010

Kimberly Roush ( 28 Feb 2010) - Still buried in snow so nice to see a Redtail [Hawk] return! Right over the ridge between Pinebrook and Summit Park.
 

Nov 2009

Lu Giddings (21 Nov 2009) - [Bohemian Waxwing along the Mirror Lake Highway]  Only one seen, in the company of about 150 cedar waxwings at MM 12.1.

Dave Hanscom (3 Nov 2009) - As I was running across the Park Meadows Golf Course in Park City
yesterday, I saw a Cackling Goose amongst the hundred or two Canada Geese that have been hanging out there lately...
 

Sep 2009

Tim Avery (20 Sep 2009) - I photographed what looks like a fall Bay-breasted Warbler in the French Hollow area above Strawberry Reservoir Saturday Evening. I didn't have binoculars and only snapped one picture before the bird flew off into the forest.
 

Aug 2009

Kimberly Roush (29 Aug 2009) - My first sighting of a SWAINSON'S HAWK in Park City this year.  It was flying over the small sagebrush field sandwiched between the library, the Olympic Park and Whole Foods, viewed from  the light at the junction of 224 and the turn off for the Olympic Park.

Kristin Purdy (9 Aug 2009) - I hiked the Bald Mountain Trail in the Uinta Mountains, Summit County, this morning, hoping to see BLACK ROSY-FINCHES. I eventually saw one or the same bird two times... Bird activity along the Mirror Lake Highway was light this weekend, perhaps due to the cold temperatures. Vehicles were covered with frost this morning. Still, I saw a few of those high mountain specialties, like a female PINE GROSBEAK at Crystal Lake and a handful of CLARK'S NUTCRACKERS there and at Mirror Lake.

Colby Neuman (3 Aug 2009) - A birder from Quebec reported seeing a Great Black-backed Gull at Echo Reservoir on July 6th. The observer did not realize the significance of the sighting, and had this to say about the sighting... "We saw it amongst a flock of California gulls, and stopped by the roadside to have a closer look. All we saw was a bulky, black-mantled gull, too large in my opinion for a lesser BB Gull, but that's it."
It appears anyone visiting Echo and surrounding reservoirs should be on the lookout for a dark mantled gull.
 

Jul 2009

Kris Purdy ( 9 Jul 2009) - I saw a report this morning with photos of a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak from Park City, Summit County. The resident noted her elevation is 7,350
feet and said the bird has visited her feeders several times over the last  month. Has this been the year of the Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Utah, or what?!?
 

May 2009

Tim Avery (17 May 2009) - There is a Yellow-billed Loon at The dam at Rockport Reservoir right now. It is with a Common Loon.  (Photos)

Weston Smith (18 May 2009)  - The Yellow-billed Loon was on Rockport from 11am to noon today. It was hanging out on the east side in the cove closest to the dam. The bird did come out to about the middle of the dam when a fishing boat went into the cove but then was working back toward the cove when we left. There were four Common Loons fishing in and around the dam. Also it seemed like the Yellow-billed would stay under water for twice as long as the Commons.

Tim Avery (23 May 2009) - This is absolutely insane. Jeff Bilsky and I detoured from our county big day just over the line in Summit Park at Parley's Summit. We first heard the chattering and then located the single largest flock of Crossbills, let alone ALL White-winged that I have ever seen. The birds were moving all over and feeding on the ground, in the shrubs and in the trees.
 

Mar 2009

Dave Hanscom ( Mar 2009) - My wife and I skied the Beaver Creek Trail (along the Mirror Lake Highway) last Thursday. We saw a flock of Red and White-winged Crossbills (ho hum), but the best sighting of the day was the Ruffed Grouse that wandered across the trail in front of us, seemingly unimpressed with our presence. Pretty neat!
 

Feb 2009

Dave Hanscom (12 Feb 2009) - This morning, as I was driving through the Park Meadows neighborhood of Park City ...As I looked around, I noticed a bunch of other birds in nearby spruce trees. These were mostly House Finchs, Pine Siskins, and Juncos, usual fare for Park City. Much to my amazement, however, sitting right on top of one of the trees was a White-winged Crossbill! Upon closer examination of the other birds in the group, I found a juvenile Red Crossbill as well.

Jeff Bilsky (8 Feb 2009) - Today was a great day of birding - as predicted. I woke up thinking I'd go
to Farmington Bay for Gulls but I never actually made it there....Started in Francis to see if I could find the Rusty Blackbird or whatever else might be around and found a WHITE THROATED SPARROW at the intersection of 1000 East and Lower River Road. This was a Utah life bird for me. Also around the area were a HERMIT THRUSH and a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE and still a handful or so of EVENING GROSBEAKS. A couple Elk grazed on the hillside. It began to snow right before I found the WTSP and I decided to bail and head back down to the valley.

Jeff Bilsky (8 Feb 2009) - This morning at about 10:30 am in Francis, I found a WHITE THROATED SPARROW at the corner of 1000 East and Lower River Road on the North side of the road in the bushes. ... No Rusty Blackbird. No Waxwings at all. A handful of EVENING GROSBEAKS were around and some other decent birds.

Shelly Spencer (2 Feb 2009) - I am really glad others were able to spot the female Rusty Blackbird. I spotted this bird between Lower River Road and Spring Hollow Road. I was also lucky to see Evening Grosbeaks, Cedar Waxwings and lots of Robins... It was a fabulous day to bird on Saturday.
 

Jan 2009

Glenda Cotter (2 Feb 2008) - I also saw and photographed Shelly Spencer's Rusty Blackbird in Francis on Saturday [1/31] , though it's a very distant and not terribly helpful photo. And like Gary Nunn I concluded I was seeing a lone and slightly oddly-plumaged Brewer's Blackbird, though Rusty Blackbird got a fair amount of consideration before I dismissed it. Cool to see such excellent documentation! Thanks, Shelly.

Gary Nunn - La Jolla CA - (27 Jan 2009)  - Just in Salt Lake City for a couple of days and thought I would take a look along Lower River Road near Francis for grosbeaks and waxwings, wow what a great place for some of my favorite birds.   Immediately after turning south off Rt. 32 on Lower River Road chanced on Northern Shrike sitting out in the first large meadow on the right atop dead tree! Views further back to the trees lining the river revealed several Bald Eagles (2 adult and an immature). About 1.2 miles going south down Lower River Road encountered spectacular 200+ group Evening Grosbeak taking chokecherry bushes to pieces, at close quarters the crackling sound of kernels being worked over was astonishing! More grosbeaks arrived, I would say 300-400 total working two main areas of heavy crop cherry along the road. Wish I had a camera, tightly packed grosbeaks in the snow encrusted bushes with sun coming on to them was a fantastic sight... Numerous small groups of Cedar Waxwing (60-80 total) also feeding on chokecherry and perched around in leafless aspens. After about an hour I heard the unmistakable calling of Bohemian Waxwing! Last time I heard those was 20 years ago in England! Located a single bird atop aspen tree, dark undertail coverts, white wing markings, lower pitched and richer "preet" rolling trill was easy to pick out among shrill Cedar Waxwings. Two more called back from trees nearby and eventually the three birds gave me a flyover together. ...Many thanks to Tom Fletcher for original posting and responding to my enquiry.

Tom Fletcher (25 Jan 2009) - I braved the snow this morning to go look for the Evening Grosbeaks near Francis. There was an amazing flock of 300+ Evening Grosbeaks on the Lower River Rd. Amongst them, I counted 20 Bohemian Waxwings (but there were probably more). The Bohemians seemed to outnumber the Cedars in the flock.
 

Nov 2008

Kris Purdy (3 Nov 2008) - A birding friend of mine, Brian Nosker, reports seeing flocks of both Red and White-winged Crossbills in the area of Marsh Lake, Summit County, while elk hunting on the north slope of the Uintas this week. Marsh Lake is due south of Mountain View, Wyoming, and just south of the Wyoming border. 

Jun 2008

Lu Giddings (4 Jun 2008) - A Three-toed Woodpecker was seen at 10 a.m. this morning across the road from the Bald Mountain trail head on the Mirror Lake highway. As of early this afternoon the road has been cleared to a few hundred yards beyond the Hayden Peak overlook. While it has been plowed, the trail head parking lot remains under a great deal of snow, as do Trial Lake, Lost Lake, and the rest of the high country.

Jan 2008

Jim Woolf (5 Jan 2008) - A White-winged Crossbill has been seen coming to feeders at a private residence in the Park City area but the owners do not wish to have any  visiting birders. It was first reported around Dec. 11 and was seen (and photographed) again on Jan. 4. It is hanging out with a flock of pine siskins.

Nov 2007

Jack Binch (17 Nov 2007) - I got a Bohemian Waxwing in my yard this week, so I went up on the Mirror Lake Highway to see how many were there. I saw a flock of about fifty at Co-op Creek and that is all. I drove up to Soapstone Basin and back several times but did not see anymore. There were a few Townsend's Solitaires along the way. I drove down to the Lower Provo River campground area and saw my first Ruffed Grouse of the year. I decided to see if there were any waxwings in Kamas, and started down. I saw a lump in a snag at about milepost 9.9 and knew if it was a bird it had to be a Northern Pygmy-Owl. Sure enough the little guy was in the top of the tree. (11:32 AM and cloudy) I went back to the car to get my other lens for a better photo and he left. I put some lime green tape around a road sign of a cow to mark the spot.

Oct 2007

Kathy and Joel (15 Oct 2007) - Late this afternoon we checked out Rockport and Echo Reservoirs in Summit County. Birds of interest were a Pectoral Sandpiper and a juvenile Herring Gull at Rockport, and a Greater White-fronted Goose and at least 20 Common Loons at Echo.

Sep 2007

Kathy and Joel (19 Sep 2007) - An immature Sabine's Gull was at Echo Reservoir (Summit Co.) this evening, in a group of several California and Ring-billed Gulls. Also at the reservoir were a couple of Franklin's Gulls, a Forster's Tern, 7Sandhill Cranes, 2 Marbled Godwits, and 2 Common Loons.

Aug 2007

Craig Fosdick (16 Aug 2007) - I just completed a 3˝ day camping trip to Mirror Lake and the Uintas.... On 8/15, I watched a female Three-toed Woodpecker foraging on what I think was a huge Lodgepole Pine (I was much more interested in the bird than the tree) at TRIAL LAKE CG, about 50-m east of campsite 55.

Jul 2007

Kris Purdy (22 Jul 2007) - Yesterday afternoon between 3 and 6 pm a noisy bunch of Three-toed  Woodpeckers kept me busy chasing them around Crystal Lake in Summit County along SR-150. I saw between six and eight woodpeckers and may have seen more because I didn't count an adult male and female twice even though I saw adult birds several times. I believe there were two different family groups.

Dana Green (11 Jul 2007) - Yesterday evening when driving into Ogden to visit kids, I saw a Scissortail Flycatcher perched on a sign between t;he I-84 cutout and the sign for Henifer and Eden. Sorry, I can't be more specific but it took me awhile to realize I wasn't in Texas anymore. Arnie wouldn't go back for a scissortail. It was on a small rectangular green sign.

Jun 2007

Colby Neuman (18 Jun 2007) -  Don Youso (from FL) and I went up the Mirror Lake highway early this morning in search of Black Rosy-Finch and White-winged Crossbill. ...walked to the east along the south slope of Bald Mountain. While scanning the remaining snow patches for rosy-finch, I heard a Black Rosy-Finch in the distance, and after awhile, we had two Black Rosy-Finch fly right over heads before they circled around to the south and out of sight. We decided to head back to the car after scanning the slope for about 30 more minutes with no success besides two birds foraging on a very distant snowpatch. While walking back up to the pass with crossbills flying all around us, we stumbled upon two immature White-winged Crossbills perched on a branch 20 ft away at eye level. They sat quite obligingly for several minutes.

Jack Binch (16 Jun 2007) - The White-winged Crossbill is still at the Kennedy Group Campground at Washington Lake. It was in the trees at the end of the road around the circle. Thanks to the Beyers, Bob Huntington and I found it this morning at about 9:30 AM. Another birder walked up with us and also saw the bird, but I cannot remember his name. It was a Utah life bird for me. :-)

Joel and Kathy (11 Jun 2007) - On Sunday afternoon we did some hiking and driving along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (Hwy 150, mostly Summit Co.). At the Washington Lake group campground we saw a female White-winged Crossbill and a couple of Red Crossbills. Also in this campground was a pair of Williamson's Sapsuckers, making repeated visits to an aspen covered in sap wells. Earlier on Sunday morning we found a female Varied Thrush along Highway 65 (Summit Co.). Coming from Henefer, drive south along Hwy 65 about 5(?) miles to the large drive-through pullout (which is about a mile past the last house/ranch buildings). There are a large number of tall cottonwood trees and dense vegetation here, and the small stream crosses under the road.

May 2007

Weston Smith (14 May 2007) - I live in Croydon, Ut(Morgan county) about 200 yards from Summit county and had two Eurasian Collared-Doves in my back yard last week, they flew towards Henefer.  So there are Eurasian Collared Doves in Summit county at least in Henefer.

Jan 2006

Dave Hanscom (27 Jan 2006) - For those of you who enjoy cross country skiing or snowshoeing, there's a  Three-toed Woodpecker hanging out by the Beaver Creek Trail up on the Mirror Lake Highway. He's about a half mile above the second parking area (the one near the small barn that's visible from the highway). The bird was pecking at a pine tree on the south side of the trail.

Nov 2005

Kristin Purdy (22 Nov 2005) - I saw an adult Greater White-fronted Goose...at...Echo Reservoir in Summit County this afternoon around 12:30. The goose was sticking with a bunch of Canada Geese at the inlet end of the water. The Canadas and the GWFG swam south from deeper water and eventually climbed out onto mudflats. The GWFG's irregular black marks on the belly and the bright orange legs were nicely obvious when the bird was standing on ice or on the mud...Other birds at Echo this afternoon included a couple Common Loons, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Western Grebes and a pair of female Hooded Mergansers swimming south from the dam.

Jul 2005

Jack Binch (1 Jul 2005) - Bob Huntington and I tried Mirror Lake again. ...At the group area at Washington Lake we found three Pine Grosbeaks, and at the overflow parking lot we found a male Williamson's Sapsucker. The gate was closed, but I think it is about to open.

Mar 2005

Pomera M. Fronce (7 Mar 2005) - ...Rockport Reservoir produced many beautiful Common Mergansers and Mountain Bluebirds and a Barrow's Goldeneye...

Jan 2005

Tuula Rose - Saturday morning (Jan 22, 9am) UC birders on a field trip saw a White-throated Sparrow in Francis, Summit Co. When approaching Francis from the west on SR-32, just below the hill, turn right on Lower River Road. It meanders following the Provo River past a few houses. Take the first road to the right, I think it was 1000 E. About a block or so there is a white house on the left with feeders in front of the windows. The sparrow was seen in the bushes left of the house by the fence in front, and later in the cottonwoods before you come to the house by the dog pen (two big white dogs).

Kristin Purdy (21 Jan 2005) - I saw four (FOUR!) Horned Grebes at Echo Reservoir in Summit County today...I came across about a dozen [Bohemian Waxwings] on the way home in the tiny town of Peoa, north of Oakley. Peoa is located on SR-32. The highway is actually the main street through town. The Bohemians were feeding in a heavily-laden crab apple tree in the front yard of a small white house numbered 5627, west side of the road...

Lu Giddings (7 Jan 2005) - About 35 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches were seen in trees at 235 W Lower River Road in Francis at about 1:15 this afternoon. No black rosy finches were observed. The house sits well up above the road. Several feeders could be seen in trees behind it...

Dec 2004

Deedee O'Brien (17 Dec 2004) - A large flock of Bohemian Waxwings is still in the Uinta/Kamas area. Lucky for us, they flew over our car as we headed home from hiking along the North Fork trail. They landed in a small group of trees near the highway, so got very good looks with my scope. This was just east of Upper Setting Rd and 8.4 miles east of the high school in Kamas at 2:10pm today Friday, Dec 17th. A long-looked for lifer!

Nov 2004

Dave Hanscom (25 Nov 2004) - ...Today I went to Kamas for the third time in search of the Bohemian Waxwings that have been reported over the past couple of weeks. And today I finally found them - feasting happily on crab apples next to the LDS Church (at the corner of 100 W. and Center St). As previously reported, there are at least a couple hundred of them in the flock. Pretty amazing sight!

(16 Nov 2004) - Merrill Webb found a flock of about 30 Bohemian Waxwings this morning (Tuesday) at about 10:00 AM in Kamas near the post office at 100 N. 100 West.  There are some Cedar Waxwings mixed in with them...

Joel and Kathy Beyer (14 Nov 2004) - This afternoon we checked out the section of the Mirror Lake Highway visited by Lu yesterday. ...during our three hours of exploration we observed several times a large (100+) flock of Bohemian Waxwings that was flying around the area, settling in the trees for less than a minute before taking to flight again. Smaller groups of Bohemians were also seen many times, probably breakaways from the main group. Some of the other birds seen were incredible numbers of Townsend's Solitaires, a Goshawk, Cooper's Hawk, Golden Eagle and White-breasted Nuthatches. All these birds were seen between mile markers 10 and 14.

Oct 2004

Kristin Purdy (31 Oct 2004) -...this afternoon. Three Surf Scoters swam at the south end of Rockport Lake. One scoter was an adult male in Beeee-YOU-teous breeding plumage, and the other two were juveniles. They were adjacent to the Pinery Day Use area and close enough to see daylight through the adult's nostril (not that I was looking up its nose or anything, but...) with a scope at 20x...

Dennis Shirley (18 Oct 2004) - ...On the way home I stopped at Echo Reservoir and found three more Surf Scoters... They were all immature birds...

Tim Gorman (11 Oct 2004) - I got three good looks this morning of an adult male Williamson's Sapsucker at mile 45.3 of the Mirror Lake Highway (UT 150)...

Sep 2004

Tim Gorman (10 Sept 2004) - Jim LaRue and myself spent 4 days this past Labor Day weekend up in the top of the Henry's Fork Drainage in the High Uintas Wilderness....Birds of the trip were: ...Northern Goshawk, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon ...Red-necked Phalarope ...Three-toed Woodpecker ...Black Rosy-Finch...

Jul 2004

Hal & Kathy Robins - On July 14th we were birding at 9,200 feet (expansive open meadow bordered by lodgepole pine) and
identified a Bendire’s Thrasher. It was 50 feet in front of us for about 10 minutes, criss-crossing a dirt road continuously catching insects (finally perching in a low bush and lodgepole pine). Obviously, it was out of its normal range and habitat. We ruled out the “very worn” adult Sage Thrasher as described in Sibley. The triangular spots of the Bendire’s Thrasher were obvious along with the slight down-curved bill....Mirror Lake Highway 150 (approximately 35 miles south of Evanston), to road 032 (Whitney Reservoir), proceed 2.4 miles to the Mill City Creek turnoff (road 109), proceed 1 ˝ miles along this road. The road is passable by a 4-wheel drive or high clearance vehicle.

Jun 2004

Lu Giddings (3 June 2004) - At about 11:45 a.m. today Dennis Shirley and I observed two male White-winged Crossbills keeping company with a flock of about 20 red crossbills. The birds were observed in the basin between miles 28 and 29 on the Mirror Lake highway. We had very good looks at both birds in excellent light, especially on one occasion as they perched beside each other in the top of a nearby conifer. The white wing bars were obvious and clearly seen on each bird, and on more than one occasion.

Jan 2004

Sandy Mitchell (17 Jan 2004) - ...Last weekend I went skiing up the road to Henry's Fork campground. At "the narrows" we saw a White-tailed Ptarmigan about 15 feet off the road all by itself. (Wish I had had my camera!) At the campground we saw a pair of red cross-bills and, of course, gray jays...

Aug 2003

Tim Gorman (10 Sept 2003) - Just got back from my annual hike up the Henry's Fork to the King's Peak area in the Uinta Mountains in search of White-tailed Ptarmigan. 26 Ptarmigan were seen in three days. The flock looks as good as last year (23 were seen). Approximately half of the birds appeared to be young of the year. The birds are about 50% white.... Also a small flock of beautiful Townsend's Warblers were seen on the trail 3 1/2 miles from the Henry's Fork trailhead. Some other birds of note from the hike: Northern Goshawk, Semipalmated Plover, Three-toed Woodpecker, and Black Rosy-Finch

July 2003

Alton Thygerson - July 29, 2003  This morning at 6:15 a.m. three Gray Jays were seen at the entrance into the Lily Lake Campground on Highway 150 (Mirror Lake area). Following Dana Green's directions (thank you Dana), I walked into the campground (gate was closed because they are resurfacing the road), stood within 40 yards of the first restrooms/latrine on the left side of the road, did my imitation of a Pygmy Owl, and within a couple of minutes the jays came in.

June 2003

Lee Shirley - (12 June 2003) At 12:05 p.m. today while sitting in the car, reading, waiting for the rain to stop a Varied Thrush flew in front of the car and landed along the side of the road. This was on the Mirror Lake Highway between Lilly Lake and Lost Lake.

Jack - (7 June 2003) I took a drive up to Provo River Falls to see if the Williamson's Sapsuckers were there... but nothing. ...Went back to Washington Lake area and scared up a brown colored thrush. Sat on a log to see if it would come back. While waiting I saw numerous yellow-rumped warblers, breeding colored juncos with rufous crowns, cassin's finches, male and female pine grosbeaks and a female Williamson's Sapsucker.

September 2002

Kelley Holtman - (Thu, 26 Sep 2002) I have a male Blue Grouse in my backyard! This is a lifer for me; one that I have taken hikes looking for. I have taken a few photos and my husband is here to witness as well. He did a little display in the backyard fanning his tail, ruffling his feathers so we could see his reddish air sacs and walking around in a circle.

Letitia Lussier - (Sun, 1 Sep 2002)  It is always worth sharing the excitement of a new yard bird . An adult Catbird and a juvenile (who was chasing the adult around) were around for several days. I do believe this is the results of migration and not a locally nesting bird though I could be wrong.

August 2002

Dick O'Brien - (Fri, 2 Aug 2002)  Enjoyed some good birding at the Beaver Creek Picnic area on the Mirror Lake Highway this Friday morning. Many Western Wood Pewees and Willow Flycatchers, plus an Olive-Sided Flycatcher. Also a pair of Belted Kingfishers, a House Wren, numerous Black-headed Grosbeaks, a Ruffled Grouse, a Red-breasted Nuthatch, and the usual Northern Flickers, Black-capped Chicadees, Juncos and Robins, plus a variety of sparrows that I always need my wife's experience to identify.

Letitia Lussier - (Thu, 1 Aug 2002)  While at home on Sunday, I noticed an unusual bird at a feeder which is outside
the kitchen window. When I got closer to try and figure out what it was, I was absolutely amazed. It was a 1st year Red Crossbill! I've never had this type of bird at a feeder before.

June 2002

Jack Binch - (Sat, 8 Jun 2002) The Williamson's Sapsuckers are back at the tree above the Provo river falls.

April 2001

Two female THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS were seen along the trail to Island Lake on Monday, 09/03 (LP). The Island Lake Trail starts at the Crystal Lake CG trailhead along the Mirror Lake Highway (SR 150).

April 2001

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues to visit a feeder near Summit Park. It was seen there on Monday, 04/02 (LL).

January 2001

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues to be seen at a feeder in the Timberline neighborhood near Summit Park with a recent report from Monday, 01/08 (LL).

December 2000

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen at a feeder in the Timberline neighborhood near Summit Park on Monday, 11/27 (LL).

November 2000

Two COMMON LOONS were seen on the last of the open water at Rockport Reservoir on Thursday, 11/23 (KM).

September 2000

Eight TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS were among a snowstorm-caused fallout of many warblers and other birds in a yard at Toll Canyon, just east of Summit Park, on Saturday, 09/23 (LL).

A TOWNSEND'S WARBLER was seen at Little Lyman Lake along the North Slope Road in the Uintas on Saturday, 09/02 (DW).

A POMARINE JAEGER was seen and photographed at Little Lyman Lake in the Uinta Mountains on Saturday, 08/26 (KF). The bird was an adult, light-phase individual, was very tame, and may have been feeding on numerous small, dead trout along the shore. Little Lyman Lake is located along the North Slope Road, about 15 miles east of SR 150. This is the second record of Pomarine Jaeger in Utah.

July 2000

A BLACK SWIFT was seen flying over the Provo River Falls area on Friday, 07/28 in the afternoon (MS,HW).

Two COMMON LOONS, one in breeding plumage, were seen near the dam at Echo Reservoir on Tuesday, 07/25 (DW).

A pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS continues to nest along the Provo River, about 400 yards upstream from the Provo River Falls, as of Thursday, 07/06. A THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was also seen in the same area on that day
(FD,LO,BW).

A male WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER was seen in the trees at the east end of the Butterfly Lake CG on Sunday, 07/09 (MS,m.obs.).

A COMMON LOON was also seen on Echo Reservoir on Tuesday, 06/27 (C&CP,MS). 

June 2000

Nesting WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS were found near the Provo River Falls on Saturday, 06/17 (JM). The nest is in a dead tree near the river's edge just upstream from the falls. Follow a trail along the river upstream until you pass three trees fallen across the river. The nest is near the third fallen tree. Please watch the nest from a distance, to avoid disturbing the birds. The Provo River Falls are located along SR 150 noretheast of Kamas.

May 2000

A LARK BUNTING was seen in the Snyderville Basin near Park City on Tuesday, 05/16 (LL). To get to where the bird was seen, take the north-side frontage road east from Kimball Junction until the pavement ends, and continue for about one mile further. Please respect private property in this area.

Spring arrivals in Summit County included BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS at Summit Park on Wednesday, 04/26 (LL), and at Hidden Cove (near Jeremy Ranch) on Friday, 04/28 (D&JP). LAZULI BUNTINGS were also reported from
Hidden Cove on Thursday, 04/27 (D&JP).

March 2000

Two OSPREY were seen near Echo Reservoir on Monday, 03/27. One was on the east shore of the reservoir, and the other was just south of Coalville. Three COMMON LOONS were also on the reservoir on that day (BW).

October 1999

On Monday, 10/25, a THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was seen at the Trail Lake Campground along the Mirror Lake Highway, and three PINE GROSBEAKS were seen at the Mirror Lake Campground (CGe,MSm).

July 1999

At the Lost Creek Campground, along the Mirror Lake Highway, a THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was seen on Thursday, 07/01 (AT), and again on Saturday, 07/03 (MS,DW). It was seen near campsites 6 and 7. Other birds in the campground were GRAY JAYS on 07/01 (AT), and a pair of PINE GROSBEAKS on 07/03 (MS,DW).

The pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS nesting along the Mirror Lake Highway were seen again feeding young in the nest on Saturday, 07/03 (MS,DW). The nest is on the west side of the road 1/2 mile past the Provo River Falls viewpoint.

Four GRAY JAYS were seen at the trailhead parking area for the Highline Trail along the Mirror Lake Highway on Thursday, 07/15 (R&SC,MS).

At the Lost Creek Campground, also along the Mirror Lake Highway, three RED CROSSBILLS were seen at campsite number 6 on Thursday, 07/15 (R&SC,MS).

A pair of RED CROSBILLS was seen at campsite number 28 at the Mirror Lake Campground on Friday, 07/09 (JC,MS).

The pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS nesting along the Mirror Lake Highway were seen again feeding young in the nest on Friday, 07/09 (JC,MS), and the female only was seen feeding young in the nest on Thursday, 07/15 (R&SC,MS). The nest is on the west side of the road 1/2 mile past the Provo River Falls viewpoint.

June 1999

The pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS nesting along the Mirror Lake Highway were seen again at the nest on Thursday, 06/24 (RF,CG,MS). They are exactly 1/2 mile past the Provo River Falls viewpoint on the west side of the highway, about 25 yards from the road. There is a rough dirt road which leaves the highway at this point, and goes to an informal campsite. The nest tree is on the south edge of this campsite.

   

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