Recent Sightings

  
Tooele County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

May 2017

Neldon Kunz (31 May2017) - [Little Creek] - Common Loon.

Neil Paprocki (30 May2017) - [Dugway Proving Ground] - Common Nighthawk.

Matthew Pendleton (27 May2017) - [Five Mile Pass CG] - Gray Flycatcher. High count, exact. I'm not so familiar with this habitat that I think this is due to some late migration or if they are this abundant here.

Dennis Shirley (26 May2017) - [Vernon area] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (24 May2017) - [Dugway Proving Ground] - Golden Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Prairie Falcon, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Hermit Thrush, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Samantha Phillips (21 May2017) - [Clover Springs CG] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Carl Lundblad (15 May 2017) - [Godbe's Chicago Smelter Site] - Northern Waterthrush, Brewer's Sparrow, Bullock's Oriole

Carl Lundblad (13 May 2017) - [Grantsville Sewage Ponds] - Trumpeter Swan. I bumbled serendipitously into this bird in a hard to access and hard to view location, viewed behind a fence. Presumably the same individual reported elsewhere in NE Tooele County earlier this week. Photos shot through chain-link, and it was only by chance and great luck that it was visible at all. Not likely chase-able.
     -- [Settlement Canyon] - Mallard, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Common Poorwill, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Colby Neuman (5 May 2017) - [Lakeside Preserve - private access] - Trumpeter Swan. A surprise to say the least. The bird was quite wary and eventually took off to the south and headed towards Stansbury Park...may be worth checking the Kennecott Ponds in case it shows itself there for SL County. First noticed large white waterbird with long neck. The size even for a swan seemed noticeably big. The white on the forehead came to a sharp V vs a broad U shape in Tundra Swan. More importantly the eye and black associated with bare skin and bill were one dark area as opposed to a Tundra Swan where the black area connecting the eye to the bill is narrow. While not conclusive, this bird also lacked the yellow dot on the bill that most Tundra Swans exhibit.

Tom Neuman (5 May 2017) - [Lakeside Preserve - private access] - Lark Bunting. All black bird with large white patch on the wings. Small grey conical beak. Good views through a scope.
    -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Willet, Tringa, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Common Raven,  Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Pipit, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

Carl Lundblad (2 May 2017) - [James W Fitzgerald WMA] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe,  Northern Harrier, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Dowitcher, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, American Pipit, Brewer's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird

Apr 2017

Carl Lundblad (30 Apr 2017) - [Blue Lakes area] - Virginia Rail, Sora

Carl Lundblad (29 Apr 2017) - [Rush Lake - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Eared Grebe, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, Red-necked Phalarope, Willet, California Gull, Short-eared Owl, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Carl Lundblad (27 Apr 2017) - [TEAD South Wastewater Ponds] - Glossy Ibis. Bluish facial skin lined by 2 parallel bod blue lines, no pale feathers wrapping around behind the eye, dark eyes, brownish bill, contrasting purple-red knees on otherwise paler legs (compared to the WFIB).

Nelson Kunz (23 Apr 2017) - [Ophir Canyon] - Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Juniper Titmouse, European Starling, Chipping Sparrow, House Finch

Leah Dodd (10 Apr 2017) - [Ophir Canyon] - Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Juniper Titmouse

Neil Paprocki (8 Apr 2017) - [Skull Valley Rd] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Willet,
California Gull, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Vivian Schneggenburger (5 Apr 2017) - [Grantsville, UT] - Chukar, Eared Grebe, Golden Eagle, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Western Meadowlark

Mar 2017

Neil Paprocki (29 Mar 2017) - [Black Rock] - Trumpeter Swan. No photo as I didn't have my camera. Out watching the sunset and a single swan flew by very low (on the deck) along the shoreline heading west to east. Flew from Tooele County into Salt Lake County. Seen at a distance of ~100 meters for about 15 seconds through 10x binoculars. No yellow around lores, long all black bill. Hulking bird.

George Webb (29 Mar 2017) - [Grantsville, UT WTP and area] -  Snow Goose. Standing on a dividing bank between ponds with Canada Geese. It was smaller than the geese and all white with the exception of the black-tipped wings.

Bryant Olsen (20 Mar 2017) - [Timpie Spring WMA] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Common Merganser, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Killdeer, California Gull, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird,  House Sparrow

Kyle Lima (14 Mar 2017) - [Ophir Canyon] - Lewis's Woodpecker. Large glossy woodpecker with pinkish belly and distinctive facial pattern. Previously reported and photos obtained. Located near the mouth of the canyon in cottonwoods

Jeff Cooper (14 Mar 2017) - [Lower Ophir Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Spotted Towhee

Neldon Kunz (13 Mar 2017) - [James W Fitzgerald WMA] - Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Common Raven, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

David Wheeler (8 Mar 2017) - [Tooele City, UT] - Sharp-shinned Hawk

Scott Robinson (3 Mar 2017) - [Ophir City, UT] - Golden Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Feb 2017

Bryant Olsen (18 Feb 2017) - [Stansbury Park] - Merlin

Mark Curtis (10 Feb 2017) - [Stockton, UT] - Snow Goose. Overhead migration flight. Confirmed by 5-6 guys at a falconry meeting. Could have been a mixed flock, but was predominantly Snow Geese. Longer bills, and necks were less stubby.

Kenny Frisch (4 Feb 2017) - [Stansbury, UT] - Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jan 2017

Bob Friedrichs (30 Jan 2017) - [I-80, MM10] - Barrow's Goldeneye

Darren Hall (21 Jan 2017) - [Stansbury Park] - Red-shouldered Hawk. Continuing bird. Medium-sized, red and white mottled hawk. Good looks through binoculars, but flew before I could capture him on film. Unmistakable.

Mike Hearell (14 Jan 2017) - [Mill Pond] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Green-winged Teal,
Common Merganser, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch

Neil Paprocki (12 Jan 2017) - [Stansbury Park] - Red-shouldered Hawk. Continuing immature since December. Did not have camera due to snow falling, but good looks at bird flying away, quite skittish. Mostly black tail with fine white banding, red-shoulders. Expected subspecies.

Terri Pope (6 Jan 2017) - [Vernon, UT] - Short-eared Owl

Annette Gibbert Hansen (5 Jan 2017) - [Stansbury Park] - RED-SHOULDERED HAWK.

Matthew Pendleton (5 Jan 2017) - [Stansbury Park] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier (American), Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, House Sparrow

Dec 2016

Mike Malmquist (23 December 20160 - [West Stansbury Mtn] - Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Rhonda Barnklau (21 December 2016) - [Oakhill, UT] - Sharp-shinned Hawk

Bryant Olsen (12 December 2016) - [Stansbury Park] - Snow Goose, Cackling Goose, Wood Duck, Merlin (Taiga)

Lauri Taylor (8 December 2016) - [Stansbury Park] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern),
Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, House Sparrow

Lauri Taylor (8 December 2016) - [Tooele, UT] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), American Kestrel, European Starling

Nov 2016

Neil Paprocki (19 November 2016) - [Timpie Spring WMA] - Redhead, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, American White Pelican, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Merlin (Taiga), Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Song Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (2 November 2016) - [Ophir Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Pygmy-Owl (Rocky Mts.), Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel , Steller's Jay (Interior), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Oct 2016

Laurie Joseph ( 30 October 2016) - [Clover Springs CG] - Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker,
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Cassin's Finch

Brett Wiese (22 October 2016) - [Middle Canyon] - Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco

Donel Jensen (20 October 2016) - [east of Table Mtn] - Northern Harrier, Common Raven, Horned Lark , Rock Wren

Lauri Taylor (12 October 2016) - [Soldier Canyon] - Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Lewis's Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow

Sep 2016

Robert Delph (24 September 2016) - [Dugway Proving Grounds] - Chukar, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Juniper Titmouse, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Keeli Marvel (14 September 2016) - [Dugway] -  Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Darren Hall (3 September 2016) - [South Willow Canyon] - Chukar, Golden Eagle, Common Poorwill, Downy Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, Pine Siskin

Neil Paprocki (2 September 2016) - [Timpie Springs WMA] - Sanderling. Seen at fairly close range but no photos taken. Slightly larger than surrounding LESAs. Very white peep with distinct grey collar and white forehead (typical non-breeding plumage). Thick, straight, black bill and black legs. Very rapidly probing surface of mud with bill, typical foraging style of SAND. Could be confused with SESA, but had recently seen these at Timpie -- marked difference in plumage and foraging style.
      -- Canada Goose, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, American Avocet, Killdeer, Lest Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow

Aug 2016

Dave Hanscom (30 August 2016) - [Deer Valley Ski Resort] - Dusky Grouse, Dusky Flycatcher

David Wheeler (29 August 2016) - [Stansbury Park] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Barn Swallow

Robert Delph (21 August 2016) - [South Willow Canyon] - Turkey Vulture, Clark's Nutcracker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Lark Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Lazuli Bunting

Janice Gardner (21 August 2016) - [Mill Fork Trail] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler

Robert Delph (18 August 2016) - [Dugway Proving Grounds] - Chukar, Loggerhead Shrike, Sagebrush Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (17 August 2016) - [Timpie Spring WMA] - Semipalmated Plover, Baird's Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Savannah Sparrow

Robert Delph (15 August 2016) - [Stage Coach Spring] - Chukar, Rock Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting

Neil Paprocki (14 August 2016) - [Timpie Spring WMA] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover

Robert Delph (8 August 2016) - [west of Dugway, UT] - Red-tailed Hawk, Common Nighthawk,  Western Kingbird, Horned Lark, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow

Jul 2016

Robert Delph (25 July 2016) - [Ophir Canyon] - Cooper's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Common Poorwill, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Chipping Sparrow
      -- [Horse Spring - Dugway Proving Ground] - Chukar, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Lark Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird

Jane Stavert (23 July 20160 - [Ophir Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, American Robin, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Bullock's Oriole

Amy Worell (22 July 2016) - [Lower Ophir Canyon] - Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole

Nancy Houlihan (22 July 2016) - [Tooele, UT] - Caspian Tern

Matt Fischer (21 July 2016) - [Rush Valley] - Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Brewer's Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow

Jan Jansen (20 July 2016) - [Wendover, UT] - Ferruginous Hawk

Joshua Forbes (17 July 20160 - [Grantsville, UT] - White-faced Ibis, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Prairie Falcon, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Northern Mockingbird, Lark Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Robert Delph (10 July 2016) - [South Willow Canyon] - Clark's Nutcracker. Looked like a thick billed kingbird but the underside of the tail feathers and breast were white. It also had black and white wings, thick and long beak, black eye stripe. Clarks nutcracker is our best guess for this area. We had a good visual of it.
     -- Cooper's Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Brad Imhoff (7 July 2016) - [Tooele, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, House Wren

Carl Lundblad (1 July 2016) - [Tooele Army Depot - South] - Northern Harrier, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Brewer's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Jun 2016

Carl Lundblad (29 June 2016) - [Stark Road] - Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Gray Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch

Keeli Marvel (23 June 2016) - [Clover Springs CG] - Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Carl Lundblad (22 June 2016) - [Stark Road] - Burrowing Owl, Short-eared Owl, Loggerhead Shrike

Lauri Taylor (17 June 2016) - [Rush Valley] - Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Brewer's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Sparrow

Neldon Kunz (14 June 2016) - [Little Creek] - Northern Flicker, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Cassin's Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Carl Lundblad (12 June 2016) - [Vernon Hills Pass Rd] - Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Gray Flycatcher, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Juniper Titmouse, Sage Thrasher,
Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Carl Lundblad (7 June 2016) - [Ophir Creek] - Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark

Carl Lundblad (4 June 2016) - [Rush Lake] - Great Egret

May 2016

Carl Lundblad (31 May 2016) - [Godbe's Chicago Smelter Site] - Blue Grosbeak

Carl Lundblad (30 May 2016) - [Clover Springs CG] - Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, House Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Evan Buck (27May 2016) - [East Deep Creek Rd area] - 26 species total:
     -- Red-tailed Hawk, Wilson's Snipe, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Northern Flicker, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Pine Siskin

Carl Lundblad (22 May 2016) - [Tooele Army Deport - restricted access] - Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Long-billed Curlew, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Brewer's Sparrow, LARK BUNTING, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch 
       -- [Godbe's Chicago Smelter Site] - Willet, Great Horned Owl, Willow Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Western Tanager, Western Meadowlark

Jordan Herman (18 May 2016) - [Salt Springs WMA] - Black-throated Sparrow

Diane Wong-Kone (13 May 20-16) - [Blue Lake &Salt Springs WMA] - Mallard, Red-breasted Merganser, Great Egret, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Phalarope, Brewer's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow

Carl Lundblad (13 May 2016) - [Godbe's Chicago Smelter Site] - Northern Waterthrush

Carl Lundblad (9 May 2016) - [Settlement Canyon] - 17 species total:
     --  Mallard, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, California Gull, Lewis's Woodpecker, 
Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark

Carl Lundblad (8 May 2016) - [Rush Lake] - 19 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Eared Grebe, Snowy Egret, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Keeli Marvel (5 May 2016) - [Sewage Lagoons and Outflow Wetland] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Ring-billed Gull, Marsh Wren, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

Keeli Marvel (4 May 2016) - [Sewage Lagoons and Outflow Wetland] - Marbled Godwit

Carl Lundblad (3 May 2016) - [Willow Springs] - 17 species total:
     -- Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Common Raven, House Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Steven Argyle (1 May 2016) - [Standbury Mill Pond] - Osprey, Belted Kingfisher

Apr 2016

Lauri Taylor (30 April 2016) - [James A. Fitzgerald WMA] - 24 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Curlew, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Carl Lundbald (16 April 2016) - [Ophir Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Canyon Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee

Keeli Marvel (27 April 2016) - [Clover Springs CG] - 17 species total:
    --  Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, Bushtit, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak

Carl Lundbald (21 April 2016) - [Tooele, UT] - Western Screech-Owl

Carl Lundblad (19 Aopril 2016) - [Deseret Reservoir] - Bonaparte's Gull.

Neil Paprocki (17 April 2016) - [South Willow Canyon] - 26 species total:
     -- Dusky Grouse, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Brown Creeper, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Pine Siskin, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Hairy Woodpecker
     -- [Timpie Springs] - 39 species total: Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet,
Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Dowitcher
, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Sparrow

Keeli Marvel (16 April 2016) - [Ophir Canyon] - 27 species total:
    -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Pinyon Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Cassin's Finch

Carl Lundblad (12 april 2016) - [Settlement Canyon] - Red-breasted Merganser

Mike Hearell (12 April 2016) - [Benson-Mill-Brigham Rd] - Swainson's Hawk, Willet. Long-billed curlew

Donel Jensen (3 April 2016) - [south of Simpson Springs Rd] - Northern Harrier, Long-eared Owl, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark

Lauri Taylor (2 April 2016) - [James A. Fitzgerald WMA] - Canvasback

Mar 2016

Carl Lundblad (31 March 2016) - [Tooele Army Depot] - 16 species total:  -- Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Mourning Dove,
Burrowing Owl, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Terri Pope (27 March 2016) - [Silver Island Mountains Loop] - Rough-legged Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Western Meadowlark

Patty Shreve (26 March 2016) - [James W Fitzgerald WMA] - Red-breasted Merganser, Long-billed Curlew

Rachel LeBlanc (25 March 2016) - [Rush Lake] - 22 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Jared Davidson (24 March 2016) - [Stockton, UT] - Clark's Nutcracker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren

Rachel LeBlanc (13 March 2016) - [James W Fitzgerald WMA] - Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Sagebrush Sparrow

Bryan Shirley (10 March 2016) - [James W Fitzgerald WMA] - 28 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Bryant Olsen (8 March 2016) - [Rush Valley] - 21 species total:  -- Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Common Raven, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), House Sparrow

Neldon Kunz (7 March 2016) - [Exit 99 Ponds - I-80] -  147  Double-crested Cormorant. Estimate counted by 10's, completely covering two small islands south of I-80.

Neil Paprocki (4 March 2016) - [Skull Valley] - Western Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl

Lauri Taylor (3 Marc 2016) - [Grantsville, UT] - Bald Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Sparrow

Feb 2016

Donel Jensen (27 February 2016) - [Dugwway, UT] - Pinyon Jay

J&L Kunz (27 February 2016) -  [James W Fitzgerald WMA] - Bufflehead, Golden Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Peregrine Falcon

Neldon Kunz (26 February 2016) - [James W Fitzgerald WMA] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird

Mia McPherson (24 February 2016) - [South Willow Canyon Road] - Western Bluebird. The Western Bluebirds were perched on fence posts, calling very softly. At times they flew down to th ground then back to the perches.

Matthew Pendleton (23 February 2016) - [Timpie Springs WMA] - 16 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan (Whistling), Mallard (Northern), Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Northern Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow
    -- [Lincoln Hwy] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, Red-winged Blackbird

David Johnson (15 February 2016) - [Toole, UT] - American Tree Sparrow

Lauri Taylor (6 February 2016) - [Lake Shore Dr Loop] - Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, House Sparrow...

Jan 2016

Rachel LeBlanc (28 January 2016) - [SR 36] - Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow
     -- [Stansbury Park] - Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, European Starling, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow

Evan Buechley (26 January 2016) - [Grassy Mountains] - Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Horned Lark

Lauri Taylor (21 January 2016) - [Stansbury Park] - 17 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, Redhead, Lesser Scaup,
Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling

Matthew Pendleton (19 January 2016) - [Lincoln Hwy, Tooele, UT] - 12 species total:
     --  Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven

Keeli Marvel (13 January 2016) - [Skull Valley Rd] - 12 species total:
     -- Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Northern Shrike, Common Raven, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Jessica Burton (10 January 2016) - [Grantsville, UT] - Northern Harrier

Joanna Kane (3 January 2016) - [Standbury Park] - 17 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard Anas, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, American Kestrel, European Starling
     -- [Ophir Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin

Dec 2015

Kendell Watkins (23 December 2015) - [Wendover, UT] - Snow Goose. Mixed in with a large flock of geese that flew over the construction site. All white with black wing-tips. Smaller than Canada Geese, but not small enough to be Ross's. Flew from the nearby golf course. 34 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's), Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Merlin (Prairie), Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bastiaan Notebaert
(20 December 2015) - [Wendover, UT] - Common Merganser.

Mike Malmquist (13 December 2015) - [West Standbury Mtn] - 9 species total:
    -- Chukar, Golden Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Long-eared Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Dark-eyed Junco

Bryant Olsen (9 December 2015) - [Vernon BBS Route] - 13 species total:   -- Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel,
Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Juniper Titmouse

Jared Davidson (8 December 2015) - [Stockton, UT] - Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Bushtit, Townsend's Solitaire, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Nov 2015

Matthew Pendleton (17 November 2015) - [Settlement Canyon] -  Golden Eagle
     -- [Timpie Springs WMA] - 15 species:  Mallard, Northern Pintail, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, California Gull, Herring Gull,
Common Raven, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, White-crowned Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (13 November 20150 - [Exists 51 to 53, Lincoln Hwy] - Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven

Christian Ogilvie (7 November 2015) - [Highway 73] - Pinyon Jay.

Lauri Taylor (6 November 2015) - [Timpie Spring WMA] - 10 species total:  Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Greater Yellowlegs, California Gull, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow

Mike Malmquist (1 November 20150 - [West Stansbury Mtns] - 12 species total:  Chukar, Rough-legged Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Rock Wren, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Meadowlark

Oct 2015

Matthew Pendleton (30 October 2015) - [Timpie Spring WMA] - 20 species total:
      --  Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Virginia Rail, American Coot, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki - (23 October 2015) - [Frontage Road between Lincoln Hwy exits 56 and 41] - Hermit Thrush.

Colby Newman (2 October 2015) - [Timpie Springs WMA] - 14 species total:
    -- American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, American Coot, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, California Gull, Common Raven, Savannah Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Sep 2015

Suzi Holt (22 September 2015) - [Hwy 36]: Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel,
Common Raven

Lauri Taylor (19 September 2015) - [Timpie Springs WMA] - Lesser Yellowlegs.

Greg Freisen (12 September 2015) - [Wendover] - Common Nighthawk.

Matthew Pendleton (12 September 2015) - [Black Rock] -  Eared Grebe, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Barn Swallow, American Pipit, Brewer's Sparrow
    -- [Horseshoe Springs] - Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Belted Kingfisher, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow

Matthew Pendleton (8 September 2015) - [James W. Fitgerald WMA] - 29 species:
    -- Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Willow Flycatcher, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, House Wren, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
     -- [Timpie Spring WMA] - Canada Goose, Northern Pintail, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs, Common Raven, Song Sparrow

Aug 2015

John Garrett (31 August 2015) - [Wendover, UT] - 10 species total:
    -- Loggerhead Shrike, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, House Wren, Sage Thrasher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

Spencer Aston (27 August 2015) - [Erda Airport] - Swainson's Hawk

John Garrett (11 August 2015) - [Wendover, UT] - BLACK TERN

Jun 2015

Evan Buechley (23 June 2015) - [Grassy Mountains] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Western Meadowlark

Carl Lundblad (9 June 2015) - [Tooele Army Depot - Restricted area] - 16 species total:
    --  Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Brewer's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

May 2015

Carl Lundblad (31 May 2015) - [Rush Valley] - 16 species total:
    --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Sora, Long-billed Curlew, Short-eared Owl, Willow Flycatcher,
Loggerhead Shrike
, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Carl Lundblad (21 May 2015) - [Rush Lake] - 14 Species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, American Coot, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow Warbler, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
   -- [Deseret Reservoir] - Double-crested Cormorant

Bryan Shirley (10 May 2015) - [James W Fitzgerald WMA] - 43 species:
   -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, California Quail, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Short-eared Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Apr 2015

Carl Lundblad (18 April 2015) - [Lower Settlement Canyon Riparian Area] - 7 species total:
   - Lewis's Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's)
Spotted Towhee

Sep 2014

Norm Jenson (4 Sep 2014) - (Clover Springs Campground) - A Clark's Nutcracker was a surprise.  There were several Black-throated Gray Warblers and probably 50 or 60 Yellow-rumped Warblers.  We did see two separate flocks of Pinyon Jays on Highway 199 between Rush Valley and the campground. There were other warblers but I was unable to identify them.  Have you ever noticed they never hold still. Here's our list:   
   --Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo sp., Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Empidonax sp., Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Juniper Titmouse, Townsend's Solitaire, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler,  Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager

Jun 2014

Keeli Marvel (16 Jun 2014) - [Rush Valley] -  went into work late today and made a quick stop on my way in to bird around the Clover Springs Campground up Johnson Pass (a few miles west of Rush Valley). Nothing completely out of the ordinary, but lots of really nice birds to see for such a quick stop. Complete list is below. Happy Birding!
   --Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting,
Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Apr 2014

Darlene Stump (30 Apr 2014) - First of the year yard bird - Bullock's Oriole in Tremonton -
Love spring birding and breeding plumage!

Dennis Shirley (25 Apr 2014) - Yesterday I spent the afternoon in eastern Tooele County. Areas birded were Rush Lake, Mercer Canyon and bench lands, Fitzgerald WMA, and Vernon. Of the 50 or so species I saw, best were Sagebrush, Lark, and Black-throated Sparrows and Pinyon Jay along the foothills south of Mercer Canyon...

Darlene Stump (22 Apr 2014) - FOY Lazuli Bunting at our feeders today. A beautiful compliment to the colorful American Goldfinches that are here in large numbers. Also heard a Poorwill last night. A new yard bird for us.

Bryan Shirley (5 Apr 2014) - This morning 3 of us had a good morning in Tooele County. We started off in 5 mile pass with several singing Sagebrush Sparrows and Sage Thrashers. At Fitzgerald WMA we added about 30 species quickly - all of the common waterfowl was there, including about 40 RB Mergansers. There were a few migrant arrivals too like Avocets and Tree Swallows. Our next stop was Clover Springs Campground. Overall it was not very birdy, but we did see a couple of Belted Kingfishers, a small group of Bushtits and a Juniper Titmouse. Rush Lake is packed with several thousand ducks, but most were too far to see well...

Mar 2014

Candy Zaffis (27 Mar 2014) - I've been keeping track of when the Say's Phoebe arrive at a specific location on Dugway (since I arrived in Utah). It appears to be a little late this year (March 26) - LOL!
It's just a pretty little bird that gives me hope that Spring is really near. :-)

Feb 2014

Sylvia Gray (28 Feb 2014) - The Western Meadowlarks are singing on Stansbury Island. Bill and I also heard Chukars and a Rock Wren. Birds seen were: a beautiful male Mountain Bluebird, Northern Shrike, Northern Harrier, Raven and Junco. It was a lovely day to be out there.

Oct 2013

Oliver Hansen (5 Oct 2013) - This morning I was sitting in the stadium at Herriman High School at a band competition. A flock of maybe 1500-2000 Snow Geese flew over the stadium at about 11:30 am. Fun to see.

Aug 2013

Eric Huish (25 Aug 2013) - I birded Manning Canyon (Utah Co) and Ophir Canyon (Tooele Co) this morning. Manning Canyon has been closed for years while they cleaned up poisonous mine tailings. But now it is open again and freshly rehabilitated. Best sightings up the canyon were a couple of large flocks of Pinyon Jays, a couple of flocks if Bushtits, some Clark's Nutcrackers and a Gray Flycatcher. Full list below. Up Ophir Canyon I ran across a mixed flock of vireos and warblers up near the Lion Hill Loop Trailhead parking area. I couldn't ID them all but there were at least 3 Cassin's Vireos and a Nashville Warbler in the flock.

Oliver Hansen (21 Aug 2013) - Took a quick trip to Timpie Springs WMA and a little BLM area called Horseshoe springs in Skull Valley. Not very birdy but still a nice evening. Looks like the majority of the shorebirds have moved out. I did see one WILLET at horseshoe springs and one SOLITARY SANDPIPER at Timpie Springs. The PEREGRINES are still hanging out on the tower at Timpie springs. SAVANNA SPARROWS galore at both of these locations. Also several groups of 8-10 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were cruising really low at Horseshoe Springs. Very fun to see.

Jul 2013

Oliver Hansen (4 Jul 2013) - After the owling trip to Big Mountain Pass on Sunday I attempted to do some solo owling the next night in the Stansbury Range. You can drive up South Willow Canyon to about 7200 - feet right at the beginning of the Aspen/Pine zone. I drove around the Loop Campground and would turn off my car every couple hundred feet to listen for flammies (which are undocumented, as far as I know, in this range). ...  I'll have to go back to see if I can get close enough to call it a first sighting. I did for sure hear several COMMON POORWILLS flying around the rocky ridges in the area.

May 2013

Oliver Hansen (23 May 2013) - I hiked up West Canyon (directly west of Grantsville in Tooele Co) yesterday evening. Really gorgeous hike and so many great birds and flowers. I've included my checklists below. I was able to see about 10 new county birds including MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE, DUSKY FLYCATCHER, HERMIT THRUSH, BREWER'S SPARROW, and most suprising - a Burrowing Owl sitting on a fence post on my way out at about 9:00.

Oliver Hansen (1 May 2013) - I birded the area around Grantsville reservoir yesterday afternoon. Most interesting birds were a small "sunning" of DC CORMORANTS (10 or so) hanging out on the shores of the reservoir, a flock of about 20 LARK SPARROWS by the campground, LB CURLEWS all over the area, and just about every type of swallow cruising the water.

Apr 2013

Deedee O'Brien (24 Apr 2013) - While working on a raptor nest survey in the West Desert today Jack Clark and I saw many good birds - Western Kingbird in Faust, 1 LB Curlew; A. Pipits, Bluebird,  a very bright Audubon's Warbler, and a few swallows - N. Rough-winged and Tree, a Juniper Titmouse, Sage Thrasher, lots of Horned Larks and Western Meadowlarks, my 1st Brown-headed Cowbirds of the year on ground next to a cow...

Oliver Hansen (12 Apr 2013) - Went back out to Timpie springs tonight at sunset. A colony of Cliff Swallows has set up camp on the overpass at the Timpie springs exit. Glad they found their way back from Argentina. I walked out on the dike quite a ways and was able to a lot of the same birds as earlier in the week: AVOCETS, WILLETS, SAVANNAH SPARROWS, PELICANS, and an assortment of TEALS and other duck species. There was a PERIGRINE FALCON hanging out on a big structure with some sort of water tower thing on the top...

Eric Huish (13 Apr 2013) - This morning there was a White-winged Dove cooing away at the mouth of Ophir Canyon in Tooele Co. I turned around and found the dove in the top of a tree.

Oliver Hansen (12 Apr 2013) - There are 15+ Turkey Vultures continuing to use the large Cottonwood trees on the corner of West and Main in Grantsville. I have seen them 3 or 4 times this week.

Oliver Hansen (4 Apr 2013) -  I was with some people botanizing (yes it's a word) yesterday on Stansbury Island and also went back today to hike up to the high point on the island. ROCK WRENS and W. MEADOWLARKS galore. Also, flushed a few CHUKAR. There were also 30+ AVOCETS and a handful of B-N STILTS in some of the evaporation ponds right off of the exit to the island on I-80...

Oliver Hansen (4 Apr 2013) - Was at Clover Springs campground (west of Rush Valley) this morning. Mountain Bluebirds, Towhees, Juniper Titmice, and a few other normal species I've been seeing up that canyon. The best surprise was seeing 4 RED-NAPED SAPSUCKERS...

Eric Huish (1 Apr 2013) - I drove out to Tooele yesterday for a family get-together.  So of course I birded on my way out and on my way back. Stopped at Ophir Canyon where I found Juniper Titmice, Bushtits, Pinyon Jay, Mountain Bluebirds, Clark's Nutcrackers and heard singing Canyon Wrens...

Mar 2013

Oliver Hansen (15 mar 2013) - The Jensen's joined me on scouting out some locations for the trip I have planned for next week. Here are some highlights and updates:
   --Stansbury Park: A male Wood Duck gave us some great looks while preening on a log. Hundreds of cal. gulls were going crazy in the mill ponds. ... We couldn't pick out any rare ones.
   --Rush Lake: Probably between 2 and 5 thousand ducks (most were on the wrong side of the lake and a little hard to ID) It seemed that most were Pintails, Redheads, and Wigeons.
   --Rush Valley (town): As we rode into town I mentioned "See that tree up there, every time I drive past it I think to myself that it looks like a tree you would see a Great horned owl in, but I never see one." Low and behold, there was a Great Horned Owl in it.
   --James Fitzgerald WMA: Lots of lingering winter waterfowl: Common Mergansers, Tundra Swans, Buffleheads, Goldeneyes (common), and all the other usual ducks. No shorebirds yet (except a few killdeer).
   --Road to Ophir: A single Pinyon Jay.

Oliver Hansen (2 Mar 2013) - Went snow-shoeing up Vickory Mountain (Tooele County) it was way too warm, but I was being stubborn and post-holed up 1500' the ridge and made it about 2 miles up (it's 4.5 to the top). Birds seen: CLARK'S NUTCRACKERS, JUNIPER TITMOUSE, RAVEN, JUNCO, GOLDEN EAGLE. A NORTHERN PYGMY OWL was sitting in a tree a few hundred yards south down from Clover Springs on my drive down the canyon. I put a small pile of rocks where it was seen if anyone in Tooele County wanted to go looking for it.

Feb 2013

Oliver Hansen (18 Feb 2013) - On the way home from a meeting in Tooele there was a beautiful adult male Golden Eagle posing on a telephone pole near the Deseret Peak complex.

Jan 2013

Oliver Hansen (12 Jan 2013) - Really psyched that looking through thousands of horned larks in the county during the past few weeks finally paid off today. About 4 miles south of I-80 on the Skull Valley Road (road that connects Dugway to I-80) I had a very cooperative group of about 100-150 Horned Larks that were feeding on some grass poking up through the snow on the side of the road. I was able to look at them through my scope from about 20-30 yards away for nearly 30 minutes. I'm pretty sure I looked at every single individual. One was for sure a LAPLAND'S LONGSPUR.

Oliver Hansen (11 Jan 2013) - I have been wanting to go look for owls again in the county since my last try in Ophir Canyon was a bust. I was in Tooele this evening doing some shopping and before heading home, around 9pm or so, and decided to try a spot I've driven past during the day several times. ...I parked the car, turned off the keys, and no more than 15 seconds after stepping out into the snow I heard a Great Horned Owl calling. Crazy!... GH Owl was my 57th bird for the county so far this year.

Weston Smith (7 Jan 2013) - I saw two Common Redpolls near the salt plant north of Grantsville feeding on the seeds at the top of the bushes in the area about noon today the 7th.  ... Also I am still getting Common Redpolls everyday at my house in Croydon (Morgan County).

Oliver Hansen
(1 Jan 2013) - 30+ species in a couple hours of birding this morning. Best birds were 3 Hooded Mergansers @ Stansbury Park Lake - 1 male and 2 females. Tons of Ferruginous Hawks out this morning in Tooele county.

Dec 2012

Oliver Hansen (28 Dec 2012) - 17 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches in South Willow Canyon today along with a huge flock of turkeys. The paved section of the road in the canyon is plowed during the winter.

Oliver Hansen (4 Dec 2012) - Finally took an afternoon to explore the miles and miles of telephone pole and fence-lined roads north of Grantsville. Biggest highlights of the afternoon were three  Ferruginous Hawks and a Loggerhead Shrike. Two new birds for my County list.

Oct 2012

Candy Zaffis (18 Oct 2012) - Tonight, a female Evening Grosbeak and male Common Grackle were at the yard birdfeeders on Dugway.

Candy Zaffis (11 Oct 2012) - [Dugway, UT] - Today, 10 Oct 12, at noon, I was watching a Spotted Towhee foraging in some bushes/shrubs behind my work buildings, when out popped a BROWN THRASHER.  It looked at me with those yellow eyes then flew off to some denser shrubs farther back from the road. 

Keeli Marvel
(9 Oct 2012)- I spotted an Ovenbird while heading out to do some field work today at
Dugway. It was walking around on the ground under a tree just off a main road.

Sep 2012

Ryan P. O'Donnell (10 Sep 2012) - This weekend I traveled to the Dugway area to help a friend with some mammal studies there. While in the town of Dugway, I found an adult male VERMILION FLYCATCHER near his house. According to eBird, this is the first county record for Tooele County, and the fourth record of this species in Utah outside of Washington County...

Oliver Hansen (10 Sep 2012) - Getting lots of Common Night Hawks here in Tooele Co. I'm sad that fall is coming. The dozens of Swainson's hawks on just about every telephone pole around here will be heading out soon in sometime in the next month.

Jul 2012

Norm Jenson (28 Jul 2012) - [Ophir Canyon] - It was a four hummingbird day yesterday [Black-chinned, Broad-tailed, Rufous, and Calliope]  thanks to the nice lady at 93 Ophir Canyon Road who has 6 or 7 feeders and hundreds of hummers...

Jun 2012

Candy Zaffis (16 Jun 2012) - We've been seeing an almost pure white Eurasian Collared Dove for the last couple weeks in our yard...We have also been seeing a white House Sparrow, but haven't got a photo of it yet. I see no pigment at all, so it may be an albino.

Mar 2012

Candy (6 Mar 2012) - The first flycatcher of the year continues to be the Say's Phoebe for me at Dugway.

Feb 2012

Eric Huish (20 Feb 22012) - Last night, while driving home from Tooele, I made a stop at Fairfield around 8:00 pm... I crossed the hwy and drove into the Fairfield Cemetery.... From there I could hear them much better and I realized they where Long-eared Owls. At least 3 different owls making a single hoot call...

Jun 2011

Candy Zaffis (4 Jun 2011) - [Dugway] a male Red-breasted Grosbeak flew into my neighbors window yesterday.   They went outside and protected it until it recovered and flew away safely. This Grosbeak had been seen at the feeders the day before.

May 2011

Candy (31 May 2011) - A co-worker saw a male Northern Cardinal yesterday morning at her feeder in Tooele. 30 May around 8am. She loves Cardinals and is SURE that is what she saw and now has a camera ready in case it returns. Location: Oquirrh Ave and N 7th St. There is also Oquirrh Hills Golf Course and Elton Park in that vicinity.

Candy (16 May 2011) - The White-faced Ibis were showing the soldiers on Dugway how to get into formation correctly....  LOL.

Apr 2011

Candy (9 Apr 2011) - This morning I had a male and female Common Grackle visit the yard.  I was able to get a picture of the male on the feeder thru a dirty window - not the best photo but it is identifiable.

Mar 2011

Dave Hanscom (30 Mar 2011 - Took a trip up to Faust Valley to see if I could find the Short-eared Owls reported by Kris Purdy about a month ago.  No luck on that, but I did find three Long-billed Curlews hanging around the fields.  No surprise on the owls with all the pipeline work going on.  They're still burying pipe, so there's lots of commotion.

Candy (17 Mar 2011) - There was a lone Tree Swallow flying around in Dugway this morning.

Eric Huish (14 Mar 2011) - I drove out to Tooele yesterday. In the morning, on my way out, I stopped at Ophir Canyon and Rush Lake. On my way back, near sunset, I stopped at James Walter Fitzgerald WMA. Highlights in Ophir Canyon were 6 species of Corvid (best were Pinyon Jays and Clark's Nutcracker), a Hairy Woodpecker, a Cassin's Finch and a singing Canyon Wren. Rush Lake was full of waterfowl but much of it was two distant to identify from my vantage point. There were a couple of Bald Eagles there. Highlights at J.W. Fitzgerald WMA were a Red-breasted Merganser, a dozen Canvasback, my first Sage Thrasher of the year and a Great Horned Owl in the trees by the house on the corner of UT-36 and Pony Express Rd.

Feb 2011

Eric Huish (22 Feb, 2011) - I birded a few stops on my way to visit family in Tooele on Sunday. Best birds were a flock of almost 50 Evening Grosbeaks in Middle Canyon, East of Tooele. I hiked past the road-closed-for-winter gate and first saw the grosbeak flock about .4 mile past the gate then again closer to the gate. Didn't see many other birds in the canyon.

May 2010

oel and Kathy Beyer (24 May 2010) - A Northern Waterthrush was seen along the stream at Clover Springs today. An additional 35 species were seen here (4 flycatchers, 6 warblers, solitaire, tanagers, tanagers, tanagers, etc.)
     Earlier this morning, on our Grantsville BBS, we had 3 Northern Mockingbirds (the most in 10 years of doing the survey).

R Francom (18 May 2010) - Watched (3) Caspian Terns on Grantsville Reservoir 5/17/10 just before dusk, aggressively chasing gulls out of the area.   

Feb 2010

Ned Bixler (26 Feb 2010) - [Rush Valley] Road 199 to Dugway. Red-tailed Hawk; American Kestrel; Prairie Falcon; Western Scrub-Jay; Common Raven; American Robin; European Starling; House Finch.

Eric Huish (14 Feb 2010) -  [Ophir Canyon] - Chukar, heard only.  Great Horned Owl, Mostly heard only. Northern Saw-whet Owl - heard at least one at cemetery and got very close to at least one about 1 mile up canyon from cemetery. Juniper Titmouse. Canyon Wren, heard only. ...
 

Oct 2009

Candy Zaffis (4 Oct 2009) - After the storms this morning, a young 1st year male Rose-breasted Grosbeak stopped by the feeders... He stayed for several hours this afternoon, and posed for many good photos.

On 12 Sep 09, I had an Abert's Towhee in my back?yard.??The Towhee was alone and was very interested in my red Canna flowers.? It totally ignored the seed feeders and suet.? When a flock of Collared Doves flew into the yard, it flew away.? I got a good look for about a minute, then grabbed the camera and got one bad photo thru a dirty, screened window.? I haven't seen an Abert's before in this area, and it has not re-visited.
 

Sep 2009

Candy Zaffis (3 Sep 2009) - That is funny. I also have a White-winged Dove. It has been here about a week. It is sitting on the back fence right now with some collared doves.
 

May 2009

Colby Neuman (31 May 2009) - ... a second year male AMERICAN REDSTART was singing at Rabbit Springs (Box Elder County - near Lucin) yesterday.
 

Apr 2009

Candy Zaffisc (26 Apr 2009) - I last time I saw a White-winged Dove in my yard on Dugway on 20 May 2007. And I just saw one a few minutes ago. Very cool!! I got a good 3-4 minute view in binocs of the beautiful blue eye-ring and white on the leading edge of its wings.
 

May 2008

Colby Neuman (26 May 2008) - Jeff Bilsky and I headed out to some of the migrant traps of the west desert from Saturday through Monday. ...Highlights from the weekend included  - 5/24/08 - ... Private Ranch (north of Wendover) South Trees... 1 Gray Catbird - 1 Northern Waterthrush... 5/25/08 - Private Ranch South Trees - 1 American Redstart - 2nd year male...

Candy (15 May 2008) - I had a male Common Grackle visit the yard feeders this afternoon. I had one who visited 2 years ago in May and stayed for a couple weeks. I wonder if it is the same bloke.

May 2007

Candy (20 May 2007) - A single White-winged Dove joined a group of 5 Mourning Doves and 3 Eurasian Collared Doves this evening.  This is the 2nd time I've seen one on Dugway, and this time it stayed around long enough for some decent pictures. Just never know who is going to show up for dinner...

Jan 2007

Nate and Stephen Nye (1 Jan 2007) - My Dad and I went out to Tooele this afternoon to look for the Northern Shrike... We eventually found the Northern Shrike in the area reported by James McKay yesterday. We searched all up and down Mormon Trail Rd. in the area it had been seen, but with no luck. We were about to head home when we decided to head up a dirt road to the east off of Mormon Trail Road for one last shot. Sure enough, it flew up and landed on top of a juniper not far off the track... The turnoff for this dirt road T's off at about 0.2 miles south of mile marker 9 (which is almost exactly 6.5 miles north of Meadow Ln.)...

Dec 2006

Tim Avery (30 Dec 2006) - This morning while helping out on the Tooele CBC I had some interesting sightings. ...a Northern Shrike... and the other prize of the morning, a Snow Bunting...The bunting was with a flock of about 80 Horned Larks and was initially seen flying....

Oct 2006

Candy Zaffis (27 Oct 2006) - A beautiful male Varied Thrush was hopping around in the front yard [Dugway] this afternoon. I wonder if it's the same guy as last year. Last year's Varied showed up on Oct 9th and visited on/off until the middle of January. If it's the same Thrush, he's a few weeks late this year.  The usual yard birds are here: House finches, pine siskens, brown creepers, killdeer, flickers, downy's, a daily flock of about 15 Eurasian Collared-Doves, a couple hermit thrushes (3 were exploring the Jeep this morning -- odd), ravens, starlings and house sparrows galore (unfortunately), mourning doves and one Band-tailed Pigeon.

Candy Zaffis (24 Oct 2006) - When I got home from work at 6pm, I had a single White-throated Sparrow visit my back yard feeder [Dugway] . It was the tan-stripped morph. It stayed on the ground for about 5 minutes affording a good view, and a couple photos, before it flew away when a couple deer walked by.

Sep 2006

Candy (at Dugway) (22 Sep 2006) - I had to share another lifer today... my first Winter Wren arrived in the front yard. It was poking around the tires of my Jeep, while I watched it for 10 minutes. This bird is also NOT listed on the Dugway Bird checklist.

Joel and Kathy Beyer (4 Sep 2006) - Late this afternoon we found a female Indigo Bunting at Clover Springs Campground (Tooele Co.), in the bushes at the springs.

Aug 2006

Tuula Rose (28 Aug 20006) - Eric Huish just called me ( Monday, Aug 28, 1:00 PM) to report that earlier this morning around 10:00 AM he stopped at Clover Springs Campground in Tooele County on the way to Dugway. He saw a first winter Chestnut-sided Warbler and a Northern Waterthrush in the campground, right by the springs and later down farther by the parking lot...

Candy Zaffis (18 Aug 2006) -  I also had a new yard bird this morning [Dugway] -- one White-winged Dove. It was casually eating with the mourning doves and Eurasian Collared-Doves. Hopefully it'll be back for a photo-op.

Jun 2006

Joel Beyer (11 Jun 2006) - Kathy and I found a Least Tern this afternoon at J.W.Fitzgerald WMA (a.k.a. Faust Reservoir) on Hwy 36 in Tooele Co. It's small size was really accentuated by the Caspian Tern that was flying nearby. Also seen in Tooele Co...We saw a Eurasian Collared Dove in Grantsville, on West Street, 1/2 block south of the cemetery. Several Greater Scaup were on Clover Reservoir (near the junction of Hwys 138 & 199 at Rush Valley).

May 2006

Candy Zaffis (5 May 2006) - Since the Grackle isn't listed on the Dugway birdlist, I thought I should mention that I had a Common Grackle visit at least twice today. It came along with a huge flock of cowbirds. Have only seen the one so far.

Mar 2006

Glenn B. Barlow (25 Mar 2006) - On Thursday, March 23rd, Merrill Webb and I attempted a Bid Day in Tooele County, with a goal of seeing at least 60 species....At Walter Fitzgerald we were greeted by many water fowl, including Bufflehead, but no Ruddy Duck. Below the dike we found a lone American Tree Sparrow...At the Vernon Reservoir we were surprised to find a wintering Bonaparte’s Gull! What a pleasant surprise.

Oct 2005

Candy Zaffis (9 Oct 2005) - I was watching ... the front yard [Dugway Proving Grounds] ...this morning at 10:30am, when this larger bird landed ...It was a Varied Thrush -- the first one I've ever seen. What a beautiful adult male specimen. He stayed for about 15 minutes allowing me to get a wonderful look at him. This has been a week for Thrushes, because I've had a little Hermit Thrush in the yard catching moths for at least a week. ...Utah is turning out to be an interesting place to live - for a birder.

Sep 2005

Steve Carr (23 Sep 2005) - There is a good sized, shallow pond about 3/4 mile south of the intersection of highways 36 and 199. There are 2 adult Sabine's Gulls in non-breeding plumage flying back and forth over the pond, and settling down on the water from time to time. You can't miss them because they are the only gulls in the area. Also seen were 3 Solitary Sandpipers at the south edge, 2 Dowitchers, 3 Wilson's Snipes, numerous Western and Baird's Sandpipers, Greater Yellowlegs, Osprey and a herd of Antelope...

Jack Binch (23 Sep 2005) - I was sitting in my car watching the field ...and noticed a Turkey Vulture flying toward me low across the field on the north. It crossed the road and then hovered like a kestrel. Wait a minute that is not a vulture. It now had my attention and I followed it with the binoculars. It dove on a hawk sitting on a fence post and out came the bright yellow legs. YES, a Zone-tailed Hawk. My first one ever and #300 for the year. It was 11:00 am and by the green field a mile or so west of the intersection of 36 & 199. When you find the dead skunk by the side of the road you are there.

Nov 2003

KC Childs (29 Nov 2003) - Eric Huish and I ran out to do some birding in Tooele County today. At Stansbury Park there was a Ross's and Snow Goose hanging out near the Tennis courts and Golf Club House. They were on the grass near the lake. They were with a good sized flock of Canada Geese. There was also a Great Horned Owl in Faust.

Sep 2003

Carol Gwynn (9 Sept 2003) - ...the Reddish Egret again. Glen and Donna Thorum and Carol Gwynn made the trek out to J.W. Fitzgerald WMA in Tooele County this afternoon to see this bird. It was still there, and the Great Egret was also back.

Eric Huish (8 Sept 2003) - There was a Northern Waterthrush at Clover Springs under the first fallen tree down from the spring. There was lots of bird activity around the spring and many sparrows and warblers in the field of rabbit brush bellow the camping area.  The Reddish Egret is still at JWFWMA.

Jack Binch (5 Sept 2003) - I have regretted not going to Gunlock Res. for the past month. Thanks to Milton and Merrill, I don't have to any more. The Reddish Egret was still at J. W. Firzgerald WMA this morning at 8:00. 

Eric Huish (4 Sept 2003) - KC, Alton and I ran out to Tooele County this morning. The Reddish Egret is still at James Walter Fitzgerald WMA with a Great Egret. We could not relocate the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.

Milton Moody (3 Sept 2003) - Merrill Webb and I were going to Harker Canyon in Tooele County today and decided to stop by at James Walter Fitzgerald WMA to see what was there. We saw a juvenile Reddish Egret (amazingly enough), very similar to the one at Gunlock Reservoir. (Is that one still there? We're pretty sure it's a different individual). There were also Red-necked Phalaropes and Baird's and Western Sandpiper, and a bunch of pelicans.
We then went to Harker Canyon (south of Vernon in the Sheeprock Mountains), and, (amazingly enough) we saw a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. We got some good looks at it but couldn't get any photos despite a pretty good effort

Apr 2003

KC Childs - (Thu, 17 Apr 2003)   I spent the day birding Tooele County today. My first stop at James W. Fitzgerald was amazing. ... There was a Horned Grebe also Red Breasted Mergansers, Canvasbacks and winter ducks like Goldeneye and Bufflehead still hanging around. There were Willets, Black Necked Stilts, Avocets and Greater Yellowlegs there as well. I saw my first Lark Sparrows of the year in Skull Valley. At Rush Lake there was Marbled Godwits and a Cattle Egret out in the lake. There was a Swainsons Hawk in Erda.

Mar 2003

Reed Stone - (Fri, 14 Mar 2003)  Yesterday about 11:30 Kay and I were at Clover Springs, west of Rush Valley and were privileged to watch a Juniper Titmouse harass and monitor a Northern Pigmy Owl. The Owl was perched about 15 feet over our heads and we watched the "show" for about 8 minutes...

Jan 2003

KC Childs - (Sat, 18 Jan 2003)  ... We then drove into the town of Vernon in hopes of seeing Great Horned Owls. We got a really good look of a Great Horned Owl sitting out in a conifer across from LDS church in Vernon. ... We then went up to Clover Springs. Here we saw two Juniper Titmice, Townsend Solitaires, and a Winter Wren on the west end of the campground. ...

August 2002

Jack Binch - (Sat, 3 Aug 2002)  I found a hot spot near Stockton today. Got there at about 10:00 and there were birds everywhere in an old field. Many western kingbirds, many Lark Sparrows, chipping sparrows, several sparrows that I could not identify. A blue-gray gnatchatcher, a small flycatcher (gray?), sage thrasher, lazuli buntings, and finally a Black-throated gray Warbler (many)  

July 2002

KC Childs - (Sun, 28 Jul 2002)  The Utah County Birders headed out to Eastern Tooele County for our field trip..... The best bird of the day was a Great Egret. This was seen on the south end of the James Walter Fitzgerald WMA near the town of Faust ....

March 2002

   KC Childs - (Thu, 28 Mar 2002) I know that this owl is supposedly common, but it is only my second sighting of one, so I am going to post it. The Great Horned Owl was at the Mormon Church in Vernon. It was in what looked to be a Ponderosa Pine on the Southeast side of the parking lot. He was sitting in the large nest. It is the only pine with a nest in it. Also saw plenty of Red Breasted Mergansers, and Eared Grebes at James Walter Fitzgerald WMA.

January 2002

Joel & Kathy Beyer - (Sunday, Jan. 20) Further afield, a Northern Pygmy-Owl was seen in Ophir Canyon, and a Ferruginous Hawk south of Stockton.

November 2001

Another MERLIN was seen at the corner of Bryan Road (4400 North) and SR 36, north of Tooele, on Saturday, 11/10 (KC,EH).

February 2001

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was spotted along SR36 on Saturday, 2/10 (C&JF). The bird was seen just south of Rush Lake.

At Stansbury Park, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was sighted near the pond on Sunday, 2/4 (BR).

August 2000

Many sandpipers were seen on the mudflats along the south side of I-80 just east of Wendover, UT on Sunday, 08/06 (JHu,HL,MS). Among the birds seen were SEMIPALMATED, WESTERN, LEAST, BAIRD'S and PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. The best mudflats were near mile marker 4 and between mile markers 7 and 8.

June 2000

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK in reported to be visiting a feeder at Dugway over the past several weeks (TP,JR).

March 2000

At Faust, the old Pony Express station site north of Vernon, a FERRUGINOUS HAWK was seen on Thursday, 03/02. On the same day, over 100 CANVASBACK, most of them males, were among many other duck species on the marshy pond which is along the west side of State Route 36 just south of the Clover junction (JVM).

December 1999

Two male and one female HOODED MERGANSERS were seen at Stansbury Lake in Stansbury Park on Thursday, 12/23 (SG).

July 1999

Over 100 LONG-BILLED CURLEWS were seen at the south end of the Fairfield Sinks, about 3 miles southeast of the state park at Fairfield, on Saturday, 07/10. In the same area, over 70 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen along an approximately 7 mile stretch of road (PD).

June 1999

An possible LEAST TERN was reported from the pond on the south side of I-80, 2.9 miles west of the Tooele exit on Friday, 06/04. Another Least Tern was reported flying over the Timpe Springs WMA on the same day (AC).

January 1999

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the mouth of Ophir Canyon south of Tooele on Sunday, 01/24 (RJA,KJ,VS).

An immature FERRUGINOUS HAWK was seen just north of Stockton on Saturday, 01/30 (DJ).

   

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