Recent Sightings

  
Uintah County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Jul 2017

Mark Thal (30 Jul 2017) -  [Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Rock Wren, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Kathy Paulin (28 Jul 2017) - [Vernal, UT] - Calliope Hummingbird. Female. Wingtips even with or slightly past tail when perched. Pale buffy belly. No rufous in tail. Small, with shortish bill. Finely streaked throat with no spot. Sneaks in when no other hummers around feeder.
      -- Also seen: Ring-necked Pheasant, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Chipping Sparrow, House Finch, Pine Siskin, House Sparrow

Jeff Manker (22 Jul 2017) - [Dinosaur NM] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Mark Thal (22 Jul 2017) - [FR 0430 - American Three-toed Woodpecker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Erik Lyon (20 Jul 2017) -  [Ouray NWR] - Common Merganser, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Forster's Tern, Spotted Towhee

Heather Campbell (16 Jul 2017) - [Stewart Lake WMA] - Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Angela Conry (15 Jul 2017) - [Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Long-billed Dowitcher, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Gray Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Bank Swallow, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow-breasted Chat, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, American Goldfinch

Tim Avery (8 Jul 2017) - [Leidy Peak] - Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Gray Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Black Rosy-Finch, Cassin's Finch

Tim Avery (7 Jul 2017) - [Leidy Peak - Taylor Mtn Rd] - Vesper Sparrow

Alan Van Norman (7 Jul 2017) - [Leidy Peak - Taylor Mtn Rd] - American Kestrel, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow

Brian Maxfield (7 Jul 2017) - [Paradise Park Reservoir area] - Northern Goshawk, Hammond's Flycatcher, Gray Jay, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Miles Hanberg (5 Jul 2017) - [Calder Reservoir] - Greater Scaup. I have been looking at scaups at this location all spring and have been waiting for a good look to make a positive ID. This pair was identified as greater scaup based mainly on head shape. Rounded to flat head lacking and crest as found in lesser scaup. These birds also lacked purple iridescence and had more of a greenish tint.

Arthur Wardle (1 Jul 2017) - [Blair Basin] - Dusky Grouse, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Tree Swallow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Pine Siskin

Jun 2017

Leah Lewis (30 Jun 2017) - [Matt Warner BBS] - Gadwall, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Wilson's Snipe, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker,  Common Raven, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, American Goldfinch

Brian Maxfield (27 Jun 2017) - [Sandwash to Jack Green] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Larry Draper (23 Jun 2017) - [Red Cloud Loop] - Red-naped Sapsucler, Mountain Chickadee,  Red-breasted Nuthatch

Leah Lewis (23 Jun 2017) - [SE of Goslin Mtn WMA] - American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Greater/Lesser Scaup, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Mountain Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Lauri Taylor (22 Jun 2017) - [Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture (Northern), Osprey, Virginia Rail, American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo (Western), Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Leah Lewis (19 Jun 2017) - [east of Glenn Bench Rd] - Ferruginous Hawk, Burrowing Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Brewer's Sparrow

Leah Lewis (18 Jun 2017) - [Pelican Lake] - Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Great Blue Heron, Sora, Mourning Dove, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

Nick Lethaby (18 Jun 2017) - [Red Fleet SP] - Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Cliff Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee

Kathy Paulin (15 Jun 2017) - [Bullionville, UT] - Mallard, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Pine Siskin

Dylan Hopkins (8 Jun 2017) - [Randlett, UT] - Scott's Oriole. Driving back from raptor surveys. Found perched on top of nearby juniper. Juvenile male. Black covering entire head with black bib extending onto chest. Yellow coloration on the rest of the body.

Sam Roberts (8 Jun 2017) - [Dinosaur NM, Vernal, UT] - Common Merganser, Osprey, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Plumbeous Vireo, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Dipper, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch

Leah Lewis (7 Jun 2017) - [Crouse Reservoir] - Gadwall, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Lesser Scaup, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Brewer's Sparrow

Brian Maxfield (7 Jun 2017) - [Seven sisters Road] - Bendire's Thrasher. Observed near Sage Thrasher for comparison. Slightly larger than SATH. Browner overall with larger bill. As it flew away tail noticeably darker and back darker and more brown than SATH. Did it see spots io breast like the SATH. Less white on tail corners than SATH, barely noticeable. Similar habits as SATH. Perched on large greasewood and then dropped to ground and moved around on ground. Area where observed also had an active prairie dog colony.
     -- Also seen: Bald Eagle, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Sage Thrasher, Sagebrush Sparrow

Robby Lambert (6 Jun 2017) - {Ouray NWR - Sheppard  Bottoms] - Wood Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Black Tern, Forster's Tern, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Leah Lewis (2 Jun 2017) - [Old Bonanza Hwy, Vernal, UT] - Lark Bunting. Great looks at this bird, but didn't have my camera with me. All black Bunting with bold white on wings. Foraging alongside the road.
     -- Also seen: Red-tailed Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

David Taylor (2 Jun 2017) - [Little Montes Creek WMA] - California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Turkey Vulture, Wilson's Snipe, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Screech-Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Tory Mathis (1 Jun 2017) - [Pine Springs area] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Gray Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Common Raven, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Red Crossbill

May 2017

Leah Lewis (31 May 2-17) - [Stewart Lake WMA] - Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Sandhill Crane, Mourning Dove, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Jean Murphy (28 May 2017) - [Dinosaur NM] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Darren Hall (28 May 2017) - [Remamber the Maine Park] - Mallard (Northern), California Quail, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Kathy Paulin (27 May 2017) - [Flume Trail] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hammond's Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Pine Siskin

Miles Hanberg (25 May2017) - [Ouray NWR] - Black Tern, Common Tern, Forster's Tern

Von Welch (24 May 2017) - [Cottonwood Reservoir] - Common Loon. In the middle of the lake.

Brian Maxfield (23 May 2017) - [Ballard Fields] - Purple Martin. Large, mostly dark swallow shaped bird. Large sweeping wings. Perched on power line along highway. First summer plumage. White belly contrasted with dark head back and tail. Larger than cliff swallows flying and perched nearby.

Carl G. Lundblad (16 May2017) - [North shore of Utah Lake] - Scissor-tailed flycatcher. I was watching the little gull through the scope when I noted a kingbird on a brush pile in the foreground of my scope view. There was a funny little sprig of vegetation (so I thought) hanging awkwardly off the side of the brush pile adjacent to the bird. The sprig was bouncing around in the wind, and then it spread apart into a Scissor-shape. I said, "holy cow, is that actually a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher?"

Miles Hanberg (16 May2017) - [Avalon Pond] - RUFF. Male Orange legs. Appeared to be molting into summer breeding plumage. Observed with Tory Mathis and Leah Lewis. Previously observed by Brian Maxfield.

Tory Mathis (15 May 2-17) - [Vernal, UT] - Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Male. Black head, black and white back, white underparts with rose-red triangle on breast. First spotted on May 14, at this location. Seen again several times today. Photos available.

Kathy Paulin (13 May 2017) - [Steinaker SP] - Blackpoll Warbler. Foraging in tamarisk south of byway parking lot. Watched for several minutes and took field notes: Solid black cap covering eye, wide white cheek, black malar stripe, white below with sparse black streaks on flank, streaked back, 2 white wing bars, greenish brown color visible in folded wing, thin warbler bill. No yellow lores and face not striped like black-throated gray. Sorry no photos so I hope someone can relocate it.
    -- Also seen: Mallard, Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin , Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch

David Taylor (5 May 2017) - [Ouray NWR] - Semipalmated Sandpiper. Short , stubby bill that was thicker at the base. Had black legs, but did not have rust crown and scapulars of a western.
    -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Common Tern, Forster's Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Leah Lewis (1 May 2017) - [Pelican Lake] - Black-bellied Plover. Larger plover with black along front and belly, white streak along side and extending up onto head. There were a total of 4 birds, but was only able to capture a photo of 3 together. One of the birds was in full breeding plumage, while the remaining 3 were in various states of alternate plumage. All BBPL had some portion of black showing on breast. Photo shows 3 BBPL with AMGP (center) in non-breeding plumage.
    -- American Golden-Plover. Watched this bird for 30 minutes. Was hanging out with a small group of 4 BBPLs. This bird was distinctly smaller when compared side by side with BBPL, which is a good indicator for possible AMGP. Bird had long primary projections, past the tail, when compared to BBPL (also good indicator for AMGP). Neck was slender and the bold white supercilium stood out with obvious dark cap on head. Bill size was smaller and delicate compared to BBPL. Finally, AMGP have a later spring breeding molt timeline compared to BBPL. All of the BBPL were in full or alternate breeding plumage compared to the AMGP which still showed nonbreeding plumage (expected for April).
    -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Egret, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Sora, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit , Long-billed Dowitcher, Red-necked Phalarope, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet , Franklin's Gull, Forster's Tern, Great Horned Owl, Western Kingbird, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Apr 2017

Don Marsh (30 Apr 2017) - [Dinosaur NM] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Rock Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Tory Mathis (24 Apr 2017) - [Aspen Nature Trail - Hwy 191 - Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Leah Lewis (21 Apr 2017) - [Ouray NWR] - House Wren. Heard singing and seen clearly carrying nest material into cavity. Probably should not be considered rare in spring. Previously reported on a past checklist.

Tory Mathis (18 Apr 2017) - [Jones Hole] - Osprey, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, American Dipper, Townsend's Solitaire, Spotted Towhee

Leah Lewis (9 Apr 2017) - [Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Mar 2017

Brian Maxfield (26 Mar 2017) - [Lower Willow Creek] - Long-eared Owl

Tory Mathis (23 Mar 2017) - [Pelican Lake] - Greater White-fronted Goose. With flock of Canada Geese. Orange legs and bill; white face; black spots on belly.

Sherree Sheide (19 Mar 2017) - [Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron,
Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie Pica, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Leah Lewis (18 Mar 2017) - [Pelican Lake] - Ash-throated Flycatcher. Seen clearly among hay bales. At first I thought it was a Say's Phoebe, but after getting closer for a better view it was clearly an Ash-throated Flycatcher. The head feathers were raised into a perked cap and the reddish tone on the tail was obvious in flight. Did not have a dark head and was overall relatively pale to greenish-yellow in front. There may have been 2, but I could only relocate 1.  -- Also seen: Snow Goose, Bonaparte's Gull

Tory Mathis (13 Mar 2017) - [Pine Springs area] - Northern Goshawk, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill

Brian Maxfield (8 Mar 2017) - [Marsh Peak Trail] - Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, Pine Grosbeak

Leah Lewis (5 Mar 2017) - [Stewart Lake WMA] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Northern Shrike, American Crow, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch

Feb 2017

Tory Mathis (27 Feb 2017) - [Pelican Lake] - Cackling Goose. Probable. With large flock of Canada geese in corn field. Smaller body size with proportionally smaller neck and bill, darker breast than nearby Canada geese.

Brian Maxfield (22 Feb 2017) - [Cowboy Canyon] - Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Horned Lark Rock Wren, Canyon Wren

Miles Hanberg (16 Feb 2017) - [Pine Springs] - Williamson's Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill

Leah Lewis (14 Feb 2017) - [Ft Duchesne Rd to Randlett, UT] - Wild Turkey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow
      -- [River Rd] - Canada Goose, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Miles Hanberg (10 Feb 2017) - [Dry Fork] - Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire

Miles Hanberg (9 Feb 2017) - [Diamond Mtn Rd - Vernal] - Greater Sage-Grouse, Golden Eagle, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven
     -- [Jones Hole Rd] - Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Clark's Nutcracker, American Dipper, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Brian Maxfield (1 Feb 2017) - [Vernal, UT] - Barn Owl. Observed the owl fly down the street and land on a utility pole near a street light at street corner. Good observation in the light of street light.

Jan 2017

Tory Mathis (30 Jan 2017) - [Pine Springs Cabin] - Pigmy Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, Red Crossbill
    -- [Rainbow, UT] - American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike

Leah Lewis (28 Jan 2017) - [See Ridge Rd] - Pinyon Jay

Tory Mathis (26 Jan 2017) - [Leota, UT] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle

Heather Campbell (19Jan 2017) - [Jensen, UT] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk,  Cedar Waxwing

David Kembel (18Jan 2017) - [Dinosaur NM] - Common Goldeneye, Bald Eagle

Tory Mathis (18 Jan 2017) - [Monument Ridge] - Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, Red Crossbill

Heather Campbell (17Jan 2017) - [Jensen, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker. Two have been here for nearly a month. See previous entries. Crabapples are nearly gone and this may be the last sighting.

Leah Lewis (16 Jan 2017) - [Stengard's Pond] - Graylag Goose (Domestic type), American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, American Coot, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow

Brian Maxfield (12 Jan 2017)- [The Triangle] - Golden Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk

Tory Mathis (11 Jan 2017) - [Leota, UT] - Canada Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Merlin, Horned Lark, European Starling, American Pipit, American Tree Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Heather Campbell (2 Jan 2017) - [Escalante Ranch Rd] - Sandhill Crane. A group of 120 were standing in the field near the Green River. It's been a warm winter.
    -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel , Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird

Dec 2016

Tory Mathis (29 December 2016) - [Burnt Timber II project area] - Williamson's Sapsucker. Female coloration. Overall brownish coloring with nearly uniform black barring on back, wings, tail, and breast. Slightly darker breast (or tighter barring). Yellow belly. White rump seen in flight. Overall size seemed smaller than Northern Flicker.
     -- Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, White-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Red Crossbill

Heather Campbell (10 December 2016) - [Jensen, UT] - Canada Goose, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, House Finch

Nov 2016

Tory Mathis (29 November 2016) - [Bullock Reservoir] - American Wigeon, Mallard, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, American Coot

Tory Mathis (21 November 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, American Kestrel, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Heather Campbell (20 November 2016) - [Dinosaur NM] - Golden Eagle, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire

Kathy Paulin (12 November 2016) - [Ashley Valley Nature Trail] - California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

David Taylor (4 November 2016) - [Little Montes Creek WMA] - Mallard (Northern), Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pacific Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, American Coot, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch

Oct 2016

Jessica and Cory Stokes (25 October 3026) - [Chew Ranch] - Wild Turkey

David Cook (25 October 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Sherree Sheide (16 October 2016) - [Brough Reservoir] - Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bushtit, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Tori Mathis (13 Octo0ber 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - American Bittern. Seen flying between patches of cattails. Long neck and bill. Streaky brown overall. Dark wings.
     --  Also seen: Canada Goose, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Leah Lewis (6 October 2016) - [Brush Creek North] - Chukar. Small group of Chukar foraging in field near the road. Most likely farm raised birds? They didn't flush when approached, but froze in place and hunkered down in the grass.

Stanton Hunter (1 October 2016) - [Dinosaur NM] - Mountain Bluebird. Two small flocks of Mountain Bluebirds were seen - one at the Quarry Visitor's Center and another near the petroglyphs along Cub Creek Road. Total of eight individuals counted.
     --  Also seen: Sandhill Crane, Red-naped Sapsucker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Sep 2016

Greg Cornett (30 September 2016) - [Fantasy Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Raven, Sagebrush Sparrow

Leah Lewis (19 September 2016) - [Vernal, UT] - Great Horned Owl.

Miles Hanberg (17September 2016) - [Rock Point] - Common Poorwill.

Gary Smith (14 September 2016) - [Colton Guard Station] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Cassin's Finch

Gary Smith (12 September 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - Great Egret. Observed at the Leota Bottom, along the far edge.

Heather Campbell (11 September 2016) - [Stewart Lake WMA] -  Canada Goose, Mallard, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Florinus Kooyman (9 September 2016) - [Dinosaur NM] -  Canada Goose, Mourning Dove, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Wilson's Warbler, American Goldfinch

Angela Conry
(5 September 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Gray Catbird, Sage Thrasher, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

David Taylor (3 September 2016) - [Little Montes Creek WMA] - Purple Martin. Very large, whitish lower breast and belly with darker upper breast, throat and face; dark wings. Quickly mobbed by 4 barn swallows and chased out of the area. Martin was much larger than the barn swallows chasing it.
     -- Gray Catbird, Lincoln's Saprrow

Angela Conry (2 September 2016) - [Little Montes Creek WMA] - Mallard, California Quail, Great Blue Heron, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Merlin, Western Wood-Pewee, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Aug 2016

Greg Cornett (31 August 2016) - [Steinaker NP] - Black-throated Gray Warbler

Brian Maxfield (29 August 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Black-headed Grosbeak

Paul Turelli (27 August 2016) - [Dinosaur NM] - Mallard (Northern), Common Merganser, Ruffed Grouse, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Common Nighthawk, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe, American Crow, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling

David Taylor (27 August 2016) - [Little Montes Creek] - Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Rufous Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Heather Campbell (21 August 2016) - [Stewart Lake WMA] - Prairie Falcon

David Taylor (20 August 2016) - [Little Montes Creek] - California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Wood-Pewee, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Red-winged Blackbird

Heather Campbell (14 August 2016) - [Stewart Lake WMA] - Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Sora, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

David Wheeler (10 August 2016) - [Oak Park Reservoir, Uinta Mtns] - Red Crosbill

Neil Paprocki (9 August 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - 46 species total:
      -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Red-tailed Haw, American Coot, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird

Matt Fischer (3 August 2016) - [Ashley NF] - Greater Sage-Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Northern Goshawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Nighthawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Jul 2016

Neldon Kunz (30 July 2016) - [Hacking Lake - Leidy Peak] - Spotted Sandpiper, Gray Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco

Neldon Kunz (28 July 2016) - [Mail Draw] - Common Poorwill

Tory Mathis (27 July 2016) - [Anderson Ridge] - Mourning Dove, Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch

Ian Batterman (26 July 2016) - [Fort Duchesne Survey Point 2] - Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Vincent Koczurik (21 July 2016) - [Vernal, UT] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Golden Eagle, Sora

Tory Mathis (19 July 2016) - [Burnt Timber Project Area 4] - Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Black-throated Gray Warbler

Tory Mathis (18 July 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - Cinnamon Teal, Western Grebe, Osprey, American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Jerry Ledbetter (13 July 2016) - [Sheppard Bottoms - Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, American White Pelican, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird

Tory Mathis (12 July 2016) - [Boulevard Ridge] - Mourning Dove, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch

Jun 2016

Ken Poerner (27 June 2016) - [Dinosaur NP] - Gray Vireo. Singing and well seen. Eliminated plumbeous. All gray above. White below. No yellow underneath. Complete eye ring. White extends to bill but not as much as plumbeous. Faint single wing bar. Song compare to sibley gray and plumbers.

Matt Fischer (22 June 2016) - [Island Park Road] - Mourning Dove, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow

Angel;a Conry (20 June 2016) - {Ouray NWR] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Peter Colasanti (16 June 2016) - [Dinosaur NM area] - Western Screech-Owl, Pinyon Jay

Miles Hanberg (15 June 2016) - [Warren Draw] - Greater Sage-Grouse

Jason Beason (10 June 2016) - [East Park Campground] - Spotted Sandpiper, Hammond's Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Tree Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch

Christopher Witt (4 June 2016) - [Red Fleet SP] -  Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-throated Swift, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Brian Maxfield (3 June 2016) - [Coyote Basin] - Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, Short-eared Owl, Common Nighthawk, Common Poorwill, Common Raven, Horned , Lark, Sage Thrasher, Sagebrush Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Vivian Schneggenburger (1 June 2016) - [west of Dinosaur NM] - 23 species total:
     --  Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Miles Hanberg (1 June 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - Clark's Grebe, Snowy Egret, Wilson's Phalarope, Caspian Tern, Yellow Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

May 2016

Bryant OIsen (31 May 2016) - [Ouray NWR} -  Least Flycatcher. Pair together in Leota bottoms, IDed primarily by Chib-ik calls. They seem to have nested here the past few years at least.
      -- Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Gray Carbird, Common Yellowthroat, Blue Grosbeak

Dave Spangenburg (26 May 2016) - [Buck Canyon Field Rd] -  SCOTT'S ORIOLE. Found 2 pairs 500m+ away from each other in Buck canyon area off of Seep Ridge rd along a wash. Their behavior of sticking close and foraging on the ground makes me believe they'll nest here. The one female even had nesting material that she flew away with.

Dave Spangenburg (25 May 2016) - [Ouray NWR] -  61 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch

Scott Evans (24 May 2016) - [Vernal, UT] - 27 species total:
     -- Dusky Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Cassin's Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Tory Mathis (18 May 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - American Bittern

Brian Maxfield (16 May 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - LEAST TERN. Small tern. Yellow bill with no black. White forehead. Observed on ground next to FOTE CATE

Heather Campbell (12 May 2016) - [Jensen, UT] - Bullock's Oriole, Evening Grosbeak

Tory Mathis (11 May 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - Black-bellied Plover

Miles Hanberg (10 May 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - Cattle Egret, Semipalmated Plover, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Lark Sparrow

Tory Mathis (9 May 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - 46 species total: Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler,  Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird
     -- [Little Montes Creek WMA] - Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon

David Taylor (7 May 2016) - [Little Montes Creek WMA] - Greater Scaup. Whiter flanks than near by lesser scaup. Rounded head with no peak near the back of the head. Large blue bill. 47 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Merganser, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Forster's Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Tory Mathis (6 May 2016) - [Matt Warner Reservoir] - Lesser Scaup, Greater Sage-Grouse, Eared Grebe, Vesper Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Nelson Ford (3 May 2016) - [Split Mtn CG] - Mourning Dove, Peregrine Falcon, Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Black-and-white Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Nelson Ford (2 May 2016) - [Steinaker SP] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Red-naped Sapsucker, Say's Phoebe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Green-tailed Towhee, Lesser Goldfinch

Tory Mathis (2 May 2016) - [Vernal, UT] - Harris's Sparrow. A winter plumage Harris's Sparrow was seen here a couple times during the winter. I suppose it is possible that this is the same individual, now in breeding plumage. Also heard singing.

Apr 2016

Tory Mathis (30 April 2016) - [Matt Warner Reservoir] - 26 species total:
      -- Snow Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Greater Sage-Grouse, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Willet, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Vesper Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Tory Mathis (27 April 2016) - [Vernal, UT] - Lesser Yellowlegs

Brian Maxfield (26 April 2016) - [Wontis Valley] - Golden Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Loggerhead Shrike

Nelson Ford (24 April 2016) - [Steinaker SP] - Black-throated Gray Warbler. No photo; appeared in tree with several black-capped chickadees; smaller in size; distinct small yellow dot on face; black stripes on head radiated down head; white breast; definitely not a Black and White Warbler.
     -- Common Loon, Osprey

Brian Maxfield (22 April 2016) - [Diamond Gulch] - GREATER SAGE GROUSE. Known leks in area. All males except three hens.
     -- Dusky Grouse, Golden Eagle, Prairie Falcon, Sage Thrasher, Vesper Sparrow.

Tory Mathis (19 April 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - GREATER  WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, Red-breasted Merganser, Osprey, Willet, American Pipit. 34 species total.

Carl Lundbald (14 April 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - House Wren. Singing throughout suitable habitat along river. Probably expected arrival timing. Rufous-brown wrens, paler below, darkly barred wings and tail, slight supercillia, longer tail than winter/pacific wrens. Distinctive bubbly song with reedy thin notes interspersed.

Neil Paprocki (3 April 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - 49 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard , Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Gull, California Gull, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch, Eurasian Collared-Dove

Neil Paprocki (3 April 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - Blue-winged Teal, Horned Grebe, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Merlin (Prairie), Peregrine Falcon, Mountain Bluebird, Sagebrush Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow. 46 species total

Neil Paprocki (2 April 2016) - [Fort Duchesne, UT] - 25 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Lincoln's Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Turkey Vulture, American Kestrel

Mar 2016

Tory Mathis (31 March 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose

Tory Mathis (22 March 2016) - [Pine Spring] - Merlin, Mountain Chickadee, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Evening Grosbeak

Miles Hanberg(16 March 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - Snow Goose.

Tory Mathis (21 March 2016) - [Diamond Mountain] - Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Cassins's Finch

Tory Mathis (20 March 2016) - [Vernal, UT] - Chukar

J & L Bryan (20 March 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - 36 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck,
Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Wild Turkey, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Brian Maxfield (16 March 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - 26 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

     -- [Avalon Pond] - Greater White-fronted Goose. Mixed with large flock of Canada geese. Smaller. Orange bill with white border. Brownish overall.
     -- Cackling Goose. Mixed with large flock of Canada Geese. Good size comparison. Much smaller. Dark chest, shorter neck, white ring at base of neck. Small bill with steep slope.

Brian Maxfield (15 March 2016) - [Bullock Reservoir] - 23 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird

David Taylor (13 March 2016) - [Whiterocks - Bacon Park Rd] - 10 species total:
     -- Wild Turkey, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Say's Phoebe, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Tory Mathis (8 March 2016) - [Diamond Mountain Road] -  Greater Sage-Grouse. Two seen away from the road, near a stock watering pond. A few minutes later, five flushed from the opposite side of the road when a golden eagle flew nearby.  -- Golden Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, Horned Lark

Matt Clark (5 March 2016) - [Stewart lake WMA] - 17 species total: -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, American Crow, Juniper Titmouse, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Feb 2016

Brian Maxfield (24 February 2016) - [Halfway Hollow Area] - Sagebrush Sparrow

Tory Mathis (23 February 2016) - [Myton, UT] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Merlin, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Anonymous eBirder (21 February 2016) - [Wissiup Road to Hwy 88] - Canada Goose, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Sandhill Crane, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Northern Shrike, Horned Lark, American Tree Sparrow

Kathy Paulin (14 February 2016) - [Ashley Creek Nature Park] - California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Tory Mathis (13 February 2016) - [Dinosaur NM] - Canyon Wren. Flew into the window on the inside of the visitors center building. Apparently not injured badly, as it later escaped from the monument staff and was seen later moving around the rafters of the visitors center.

Kathy Paulin (12 February 2016) - [McConkie Rd] - Pinyon Jay, Townsend's Solitaire

Diane Penttila
(12 February 2016) - [Ouray NWR] - 15 species total:
    -  Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Northern Harrier,
Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Tory Mathis (11 February 2016) - [Lapoint, UT] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Prairie Falcon, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow

Tory Mathis (8 February 2016) - [Burnt Timber] - Williamson's Sapsucker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin
    -- [Watson, UT] - Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Bushtit

Jan 2016

Tory Mathis (27 January 2016) - [Pelican Lake] - Canada Goose, Northern Harrier, Ferruginous Hawk, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Song Sparrow

David Taylor (18 January 2016) - [Little Montes Creek WMA] - 16 species total:
    --  California Quail, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Tory Mathis (12 January 2016) - [Watson, UT] - Golden Eagle.
     -- [Burn Timber Project Area] - Hairy Woodpecker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Spotted Towhee, Evening Grosbeak
    -- [Pine Springs Cabin] -  Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Townsend's Solitaire, Red Crossbill

Tory Mathis (8 January 2016) - [Vernal, UT] - Harris's Sparrow. 1st winter plumage: buffy colored head with slightly darker auriculars; white breast and belly with black, splotchy collar extending down to what appeared to be a messy breast spot; mostly white throat with some small, scattered black spots; white wing bars; pinkish-orange bill.

Brian Maxfield (8 January 2016) - [Sheppard Bottoms, Ouray] - 11 species total:
      -- Canada Goose, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Horned Lark, American Robin, Song Sparrow, American Goldfinch

Tory Mathis (3 January 2016) - [Devil's Playground] - Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven

Dec 2015

Tory Mathis (28 December 2015) - [Devil's Playground, SR45] - Golden Eagle  -- [Red Wash Rd] - Common Merganser, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Mountain Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Tory Mathis (21 December 2015) - [White River Overlook] - Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon

Suzi Holt (17December 2015)m- [Pelican Lake] - Sandhill Cranes.

Jim Spencer (5 December 2015)- [Vernal, UT] - Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Horned Lark, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Gray-crowned)

Tory Mathis (3 December 2015) - [Watson, UT] - Wild Turkey.

Nov 2015

Tory Mathis (25 November 2015) - [Atchee Ridge Rd] -  Red-tailed Hawk, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven

Tory Mathis (21 November 2015) -  [Wolf Den Rd] - Golden Eagle, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Bushtit, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Spotted Towhee

Mark Thal (14 November 2015) - [Roosevelt Water Treatment Ponds] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Ring-billed Gull

Tory Mathis (11 November 2015) - [Jones Hole Rd.] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Black-billed Magpie

Tory Mathis (2 November 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - 37 species total:  Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Bonaparte's Gull, Great Horned Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, American Goldfinch

Oct 2015

Stephany McNew (29 October 2015) - [Steinaker SP] - Common Loon.

Stephany McNew (28 October 2015) - [Steinaker SP] - Burrowing Owl.

Brian Maxfield (26 October 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - 20 species total:
     -- Gadwall, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal (American), Canvasback, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Pipit

Leah Lewis (15 October 2015) - [Lewis Residence, Vernal, UT] - NASHVILLE WARBLER: Clearly seen through binoculars from a short distance. Hanging out in my Norway Maple tree just behind my bird feeders. Observed for about 3 minutes. Obvious white eye ring with yellow throat and yellow extending down to rump. Gray-green cap, wings and back. The yellow seemed rather vibrant. Likely a female. Appears to be first ever record for the Vernal area in eBird.

Harley Winfrey (15 October 2015) - [Dinosaur NM] - 13 species total:
       -- Canada Goose, Red-breasted Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane,  Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Matt Fischer (7 October 2015) - [Hwy 40] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Sep 2015

Tory Mathis (25 September 20150 - [Little Montes Creek WMA] - 24 species total:
    --  Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Common Yellowthroat, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Tory Mathis (22 September 20150 - [Pelican Lake] - 13 species:  -- Mallard, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, American Coot, Killdeer, Long-billed Dowitcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Jason Kaitchuck (13 September 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - 38 species:  --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sora, Wilson's Snipe, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Jan Allen (12 September 2015) - [Dinosaur National Monument] - 16 species total:  -- Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

David Taylor (12 September 2015) - [Little Montes Creek WMA] - 34 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Jan Allen (8 September 2015) - [Pelican Lake] - Osprey. On a nest box, east end of lake. Then later, one flying over lake. Large black and white birds.12 species total: -- Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Forster's Tern, Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Chipping Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Aug 2015

Jason Kaitchuck (24 August 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - 46 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead,
Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Lesser Goldfinch

Tim Avery (1 August 2015) - [Leidy Peak] - 22 species total:
   -- Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Gray Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Black Rosy-Finch, Pine Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill

Jun 2015

Cedar Pete (24 June 2015) - [Dinosaur NM, Quarry Area] - 31 species:
    -- Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, Prairie Falcon, Gray Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Cliff Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Bryant Olsen (10 June 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Possible, brief visual. Dove sized bird in flight, but tail was very long and rectangular. Poor light eliminated field marks other than shape. 60 species:
    -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Rock Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee (Rocky Mts.), Lark Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

May 2015

Tory Mathis (28 May 2015) - [Agency Draw Road] - Sage Thrasher, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow

Apr 2015

Brian Maxfield (20 April 2015) - [Pelican Lake] - 39 species total:
   -- Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit, Wilson's Snipe,
Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Marsh Wren (Interior West), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brian Maxfield (7 April 2015) - [Matt Warner Reservoir] - 17 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup,
Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican,
Northern Goshawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Franklin's Gull, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Western Meadowlark

Mar 2015

Diane Penttila (30 Mar 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - The following birds were seen within the survey route:
   -- Canada geese, Mallard, Gadwall, Northern pintail, Northern shoveler, Cinnamon teal, Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Redhead, Canvasback, Common merganser, Bufflehead, Ringneck duck, Lesser scaup, Common goldeneye, Ruddy duck, American coot, Sandhill crane, Black-crowned night heron, Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, American white pelican, Greater yellowlegs, Killdeer, American avocet, Black-necked stilt, Pied-billed grebe, Eared grebe, Western grebe, Clark's grebe, Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, Bald eagle, American kestrel, Ring-billed gull

Feb 2015

Diane Penttila (25 Feb 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - The following birds were seen within the survey route:
   -- Canada geese, Mallard, Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Common merganser, Hooded merganser, Bufflehead, Ringneck, American coot, Sandhill crane, Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, Bald eagle, American kestrel, Ring-billed gull

Diane Penttila (10 Feb 2015) - [Ouray NWR] - Ice is coming off the wetlands attracting a good number of eagles but with this weather I doubt the ice will last very long. The following birds were seen within the survey route:
   -- Canada geese, Mallard, Northern pintail, Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Common merganser, American coot, Sandhill crane, Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, Bald eagle

Jan 2015

Brian Maxfield (30 Jan 2015) - [Pine Ridge] - 10 species total:
   -- Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Townsend's Solitaire,  Red Crossbill

Diane Penttila (23 Jan 2015) - [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] - We haven't had this high a number of waterfowl (usually it is 0) in late January since 2006. Quite the non-winter we are having. The following birds were seen within the survey route:
   --Canada geese, Mallard, Northern pintail, American wigeon, Common merganser, Sandhill crane, Great horned owl, Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, Bald eagle

Dec 2014

Diane Penttila (19 Dec 2014) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, General Waterbird Survey...The following birds were seen within the survey route: [highlights] ...Tundra swan 5... Common merganser 1... Sandhill crane 616...Merlin 1...

Nov 2014

Mark Thal ( 1 Nov 2014) - [Ouray NR] - 35 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, 
Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch

Oct 2014

Diane Penttila (7 Oct 2014) - [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] - General Waterbird Survey. The following birds were seen within the survey route:
   --Canada geese, Mallard, Gadwall, Cinnamon teal, Green-winged teal, American wigeon, Northern shoveler, Northern pintail, Wood duck, Ruddy duck, Redhead, Canvasback, Ring-necked duck, Common merganser, American coot, Sandhill crane, Great blue heron, Black-crowned night heron, Double-crested cormorant, American white pelican, American bittern, Wilson's snipe, Killdeer, Western sandpiper, Lesser yellowlegs, Dowitcher spp, Clark's grebe, Western grebe, Pied-billed grebe, Eared grebe, Red-tailed hawk, Ring-billed gull

Aug 2014

Diane Penttila (22 Aug 2014) - [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] - General Waterbird Survey. The following birds were seen within the survey route: [highlights]:  ...Wood Duck,...Great Egret, White-faced Ibis, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt,...Black Tern, Caspian Tern...

Jul 2014

Norm Jenson (27 Jul 2014) - [Mirror Lake] - We've seen Gray Jays about half of the times we've gone to mirror lake and each time it was from the parking lot or within 100 yard radius. When we arrived today this guy was waiting for us. Later as we expanded our circle, staying within 100 yards, we saw two more. We also heard an American Three-toed Woodpecker drumming nearby, but were unable to locate him.

Diane Penttila (2 Jul 2014) - [Ouray NWR] - A couple exciting birds this week: a Common Loon in Leota, and a Snowy Plover with 3 young in Sheppard Bottom. The following birds were seen within the survey route: [highlights]: ...Blue-winged teal, ...Wood duck,... Ring-necked duck,...Great egret,... Common loon,... American bittern,...Snowy plover,...

Jun 2014

Diane Penttila (24 Jun 2014) - [Ouray NWR] - Heard a LEAST BITTERN  in Leota bottom today. Only second time I have heard one here.

Diane Penttila (18 Jun 2014) -  Most wetlands flooded up to or beyond our expectations. Nice to have water again. However, part of the auto tour is closed where the river has damaged the road again. The following birds were seen within the survey route:
   --Canada geese, Mallard, Gadwall, Green-winged teal, Cinnamon teal, Blue-winged teal, Northern shoveler, Wood duck, Ruddy duck, Redhead, Ring-necked duck, American coot, Great blue heron, Black-crowned night heron, Snowy egret, Great egret, White-faced ibis, Double-crested cormorant, American white pelican, American Bittern, Killdeer, Black-necked stilt, Spotted sandpiper, Wilson's phalarope, Clark's grebe, Western grebe, Pied-billed grebe, Eared grebe, Forster's tern, Black tern, Ring-billed gull, Bald eagle, American kestrel, Red-tailed hawk, Turkey vulture

May 2014

Diane Penttila (22 May 2014) - [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] -  The following birds were seen within the survey route [highlights]:  ... Blue-winged Teal,.., Ring-necked Duck,...Sandhill Crane,..., AMERICAN BITTERN,..., Red-necked Phalarope, Marbled Godwit, ..., Bald Eagle...

Mar 2014

Brian Maxfield (6 Mar 2014) - The Sagebrush Sparrows have returned to their breeding areas in the Uinta Basin. I heard and saw numerous in the desert area between Roosevelt and Vernal. In fact, they outnumbered the Horned Larks. The Sage Thrashers should be coming back in the next couple of weeks and then the Vesper Sparrows. Brewer's Sparrows are always the last to arrive in the sagebrush areas in this part of the world.
   --Pelican Lake is still frozen but there are large numbers of waterfowl using the small open water areas along the edges. I saw one flock of Snow Geese drop into a corn field with over 1500 Canada Geese. I also had 5 Greater White-fronted Geese drop in fast. It is always cool to see these geese loose altitude by twisting and spiraling. There are also a lot of Bald Eagles in the Pelican Lake area. They congregate in this area during this time to hunt waterfowl and the prairie dogs that are just coming up for the year.

Dec 2013

Brian Maxfield (2 Dec 2013) - Two BLUE JAYS were observed this morning in Vernal at a bird feeder. The area is around 350 West and 600 South. I was unable to relocate the birds in the area but there is an extensive area of Russian olive and conifers behind many of the houses and this is where the birds were first heard calling.

Jun 2013

Bryant Olsen (22 Jun 2013) - Last Tuesday 6-18-12 I heard and saw an apparent LEAST FLYCATCHER in Leota bottom at Ouray NWR in Uintah County. I first heard the "Chib-ik" call, then located the bird and brought it in to playback. So what's up with all the Leasts in June lately, range expansion? Also at Ouray NWR I saw 1 adult male INDIGO BUNTING and 3 AMERICAN BITTERNS. No Cuckoos or Least Bitterns though, but I at least (pun intended) can say I tried. The Wild Horses there were pretty cool too. More GRAY JAYS, PINE GROSBEAKS and AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS at Hacking Lake in the Uintas, plus AMERICAN PIPITS, BLACK ROSY-FINCHES and 1 adult male WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN on Leidy Peak nearby on Thursday.

May 2013

Dave Hanscom (30 May 2013) - After reading David Wheeler's post on the lack of water in the fields
along the Bear River east of Randolph, Bobs MacDougall and Huntington and I decided to check out Ouray NWR for American Bitterns. We didn't get skunked, but it was close. The only water is in Sheppard (sp?) Bottoms, near the observation tower. ... The only Bittern we actually saw was almost back at the tower, where one briefly flew up from the marsh to the west. ... It really was a nice day of birding. We saw about 50 species in 4.5 hours on the Refuge.

Clay Johnson
(10 May 2013) - [Jensen] - A White-winged Dove showed up in our yard here in Jensen (Uintah County) on the 8th, and we saw it again this morning (the 10th).

Jan 2013

Clay Johnson (4 Jan 2013) - [Jensen, UT] - Two  locally uncommon species (Harris’s Sparrow & Gray-crowned Rosy-finch) that I saw that week have showed up again in the past day or two…there are five Rosy-finches at the feeder as I write this, so perhaps the Common Redpoll is also still around.

Dec 2012

Clay Johnson (31 Dec 2012) - I believe I had a Hoary Redpoll at our feeder in Jensen (Uintah County) today, maybe the first reported in this county? 

Jul 2012

Oliver Hansen (12 Jul 2012) - UCB field trip turned Big day was a hit. We started out at Leidy Peak with Ptarmagins and Gray Jays and ended in Ouaray with Bitterns, Virginia rails and AW pelicans. What a great trip. Thanks to all who came and to Bryan for leading. I'll send out more info of some locations we birded and maybe some pics later. I think at the end of the day I was at or near 80 species.

May 2012

Bryan Shirley (13 May 2012) - I spent yesterday in Uinta County...   --At Ouray NWR I located 3 Am. Bitterns. They were calling nonstop from before sunrise until when I left about an hour later. There was also a good flock of mostly Red-necked Phalarope with a few Wilson's mixed in.
   --At Pelican Lake I found a flock of Long-billed Dowitchers. I was studying them trying to find a Short-billed (no luck), when a Am. Golden Plover walked through my scope. I ended up finding one more, plus a Black-Bellied Plover as well...

Mar 2012

Norman Jenson (22 Mar 2012) - Gail and I birdied Ouray WR this afternoon highlight was 100+ Sandhill Cranes and lots of porcupines.

Aug 2011

Chris Eliot (of NY) - (1 Aug 2011) - photographed a Little Blue Heron at Ouray NWR on July 29th per ebird.

Jun 2011

Diane Penttila (8 Jun 2011) - (Ouray National Wildlife Refuge) -  General Water Bird Survey: 
    --Flooding continues... The following birds were seen within the survey route: [highlights:]...Wood duck...Sandhill crane, American bittern... Black tern...

May 2011

Diane Penttila (6 May 2011) - [Ouray NWR] The time to come visit is now. We are already taking on a lot of water. Wetland bottom flooding is expected to be record highs and most roads will be under water. And it is likely that the auto tour route will be blown out - the river has been working on it for a few years. The following birds were seen within the survey route: [highlights:] ... Blue-winged teal... Wood duck...

Scott Edmisten (2 May 2011) - Great birding on the Green River below Flaming Gorge dam right now: Mallard, Lesser Scaup, Common Merganser, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Least Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

Apr 2011

Diane Penttila (4 Apr 2011) - [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] - Canada geese, Mallard, Gadwall, Green-winged teal, Cinnamon teal, Northern shoveler, Northern pintail, American wigeon, Bufflehead. Ring-necked duck, Lesser scaup, Redhead, Canvasback, Ruddy duck, Common goldeneye, Red-breasted merganser, American coot, Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, American white pelican, Sandhill crane, Killdeer, Greater yellowlegs, Pied-billed grebe, Western grebe, Clark's grebe, American kestrel, Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, Turkey vulture, Ring-billed gull

Dec 2010

Christina Higgins (17 Dec 12010) - While I was out for a jog today I saw a male Ring-necked Pheasant and 8  California Quail. Apparently they were also out for their morning jogs. All were located near 500 South & Vernal Avenue.

Oct 2010

Dave Hanscom (31 Oct 2010) - I went skiing at Trial Lake this morning and decided to spend some time on my way home looking for Cedar Waxwings along the Mirror Lake Highway.  Only a few flew in my scope of vision, but most of the small flock of 10-15 were Bohemians. The birds were between mile post 12 and the Provo River overlook when I saw them, but they weren't holding still.

Sep 2010

Diane_Penttila (1 Sep 2010) -  [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge - General Waterbird Survey] 
The following birds were seen within the survey route:  (highlights) ... Blue-winged teal 8, Wood duck 18, Great egret 1,  American bittern 1, Sandhill crane 44, Peregrine falcon 1, Great horned owl 1...

Aug 2010

Diane_Penttila (17 Aug 2010) - [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, General Waterbird Survey] The following birds were seen within the survey route:  [highlights]: ...Blue-winged teal 7, Wood duck 16, American bittern 1, Black tern 1...

Jul 2010

Dave Hascom (26 July 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.  I saw the grouses as I descended Coop Creek on the Upper Setting Road, which intersects the highway at about mile 9 (from Kamas).

David Hascom (24 July 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 ...  my third try turned out to be a charm! It's quite a long hike to the summit (over two hours at a pretty good pace - at least 4 miles and a couple thousand vertical feet), but 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.  The area had grass and flowers with lots of rocks, with a few low bushes here and there.

David Hanscom
(5 July 2010) - Just got back from a backpacking trip up to Clyde Lake, which is a couple of miles above Trial Lake off the Mirror Lake Highway (at about mile 25) with my son and grand-daughter.  Pine Grosbeaks were calling here and there the whole time, as well as lots of White-crowned Sparrows, Ruby- crowned Kinglets, Hermit Thrushes, etc.  Everyone seemed happy that the snow is finally disappearing from the high country. Best bird of the weekend was the Gray Jay that greeted us at the Crystal  Lake trailhead as we were packing up on Thurs afternoon to head in.

Diane Penttila
(1 June 2010) [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] General Waterbird Survey 7/1/10 - The following birds were seen within the survey route: Canada Geese, Mallard, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged Teal, American Wigeon, Wood Duck, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Common Merganser, American Coot, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, American Bittern, Double-crested Cormorant, American white Pelican, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, Spotted Sandpiper, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Western Grebe, Forster's Tern, Black Tern, Great Horned owl, Red-tailed hawk, American kestrel

Jun 2010

David Wheeler (13 Jun 2010) - Drove out to Ouray NWR today and spent a day looking for Least bitterns. I did not find any. However, I did scare up three AMERICAN BITTERNS in Leota Bottoms
portion of the refuge (the best place I know to find this species--I always seem to find them there, especially in the fall when I have seen large numbers)...
     But the most interesting and unexpected species was BLACK SWIFT, of which I saw four over one of the ponds...
     No other surprises at Ouray, but there was at least one BLACK TERN gracing the green marshes...
     There was a COMMON GRACKLE at a nondescript location along Hwy 40 east of Duchesne...

May 2010

Linda West (12 May 2010) - Had a white-winged dove at my feeder again this morning--this is 3rd
time in the last 4 years. If it just came up from the south, it must be wondering why, what with a skiff of overnight snow on everything... Otherwise, lazuli buntings have just shown up in the last couple of
days, a bit later than usual, but apparently they know it's spring even if the weather isn't sure yet.

Apr 2010

Diane Penttila (14 April 2010) - There was a Common Loon along Hwy 88 on the east side of Pelican Lake this morning.

Mar 2010

Diane Penttila (22 March 2010) - [Ouray National Wildlife Refuge] - Spring has suddenly arrived. I think we made a new record for the number of bald eagles. The following birds were seen within the survey route: Canada geese, Snow goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Green-winged teal, Cinnamon teal, Northern shoveler, Northern pintail, American wigeon, Bufflehead, Ring-necked duck, Lesser scaup, Canvasback, Redhead, Ruddy duck, Common merganser, Common goldeneye, American coot, Great blue heron, Double-crested cormorant, Sandhill crane, Killdeer, American avocet, Pied-billed grebe, Eared grebe, Western grebe, American kestrel, Northern harrier, Red-tailed hawk, Bald eagle. Ring-billed gull

Jan 2010

Brian Maxfield (26 Jan 26 2010) - I located a RUSTY BLACKBIRD in the Pariette Wetlands in Uintah County on 1/26/2010. The bird was observed just below the dam on the Redhead  Pond. I was foraging along the only open water along the stream. It stuck around for a few minute before disappearing into a tamarisk thicket. Of course I did not have my camera with me that day.

Oct 2009

Bob Bradley, Grand Junction, CO (12 Oct 2009) - A group of Grand Valley Auduboners (Grand Junction, CO) birded this reservoir on Oct. 11 and found: Pacific Loon, 1; Sabine's Gull, 1 adult; Bonaparte's Gull, 1; Ring-billed Gull, 1

Jun 2009

Matt Johnstone ( 12 Jun 2009) - My wife and I were visiting Dinosaur NM from Michigan and had a first spring male Summer Tanager at Josie's Ranch in Dinosaur on June 12. Head and vent were red, red blotches elsewhere on bird, including wings, wings about same color as rest of bird, no wing bars. This seems to be quite out of range for NE Utah. This is a bird I'm very familiar with, having lived in the southeast for many years. The bird responded to an Eastern screech owl imitation (probably not the most appropriate to pull out birds in Utah, but the only imitation I can whistle).

Nov 2008

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge - General Waterbird Survey - 11/18/08 - The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Great Egret 1...

Oct 2008

Diane Penttila - (16 Oct 2008) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey - The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Great Egret ...

Diane Penttila - (2 Oct 2008) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey - The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Great Egret 2 ...American Bittern 3...

Sep 2008

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife RefugeGeneral Waterbird Survey - 9/17/08 - The following birds were seen within the survey route ...Wood duck 3 ...Great Egret 3 ...American bittern 1...

Aug 2008

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife RefugeGeneral Waterbird Survey 8/19/08 The following birds were seen within the survey route (that I could get to): ...Wood duck 2... Great Egret 1... American bittern 1...

Jul 2008

Tim Avery - This weekend (07/25-07/27) Colby Neuman (and his dog Lucy), Samantha Sargent and I headed to the Leidy Peak area... We got a late start into the mountains and ended up getting to the parking area above Hacking Lake just after sunset, as it started to rain. ...And it shouldn't seem odd given the numbers this year, but a White-winged Crossbill was singing in the dim morning light in the trees around camp, and throughout the weekend they could be heard singing, calling, and the occasional fly-over was seen for added satisfaction. ... Around 11:00am, Sam and I ventured back through the tree-line towards camp, where many White-crowned and Chipping Sparrow were still busy singing away. Back at our camp, I heard an American Three-toed Woodpecker drumming, and tracked the male bird down for a photo.... We waited for it to get dark, and headed several miles down the road to start playing for owls. We made 8 stops playing for Boreal Owl,...On the 5th stop, about 1/3 mile below Hacking Lake after playing the song for 45 seconds a small owl flew low over me, and Colby and I both heard the wing beats. WE frantically searched in the trees for the bird, and even thought we heard it scratch a couple times. I thought I heard a small cough call once, but wasn't sure. We made our 6th stop just at the entrance to Hacking Lake, and after playing the song just 2 times, we heard wing beats flyover and through the trees. Twice we caught glimpses of a bird flying through the woods, and into trees, but were never able to get clear, or close looks at the bird. Finally, our 8th stop was at the Highline Trail stop along the road just above Hacking Lake. We played here for about 30 seconds before I had another bird buzz me, the wing beats, loud enough that I jumped in the air, freaking out at how close the bird had came. I think Colby was probably laughing as I was pretty shaken and began scanning all the surrounding trees. I caught some movement high in a spruce/fir but never got a clear glimpse of what the bird was.  Although, we never got good looks at a bird, and had no feedback in terms of song or call, the actions of the tiny birds were consistent with that of Boreal Owl in surrounding states at this time of year. As with other possible interactions with this species in Utah, this was somewhat a frustrating experience, as it is truly impossible to say that the birds weren't saw-whet or pygmy owls. However, I would like to think that based off the birds flying over when a Boreal song is played, in what is seemingly perfect habitat, it would make sense that the birds were indeed Boreal Owls.

Diane Penttila (21 Jul 2008)  - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey... The following birds were seen within the survey route (that I could getto): ...Blue-winged teal 3... Wood duck 3... Great Egret 1... American bittern 2...

Jun 2008

Diane Penttila (18 Jun 2008) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 6/18/08 - ...The following birds were seen within the survey route (that I could get to): ...Blue-winged teal 5 ...Wood duck 1 ...Great Egret 1 ...American bittern 4...

Brian Maxfield (3 Jul 2008) - A bit of a late posting but recently I observed a single Indigo Bunting and a single Black Phoebe along the Green River in Desolation Canyon. The Indigo Bunting was only a mile or so downstream from the Sand Wash boat ramp but the Black Phoebe was smack in the middle of the canyon. I neglected to post early because of the remote nature of these sightings. This is the first Black Phoebe I have observed in this area but I generally see Indigo Buntings every time I go down the river.

May 2008

Clay and Cliftia (23 May 2008) - [Jensen, UT] We’ve been getting arrivals sometimes four species per day through much of May…We had Black-headed Grosbeaks (3) along with a Rose-breasted Grosbeak a week or so ago. Today driving home I had a white morph Great blue heron fly over…and when I got home an Indigo Bunting was hanging around our feeder.

Jan 2008

Clay Johnson (5 Jan 2008) - Our first bird for 2008: right at sunrise on January 1st, Cliftia looked out the kitchen window and said “come look at this!” A Northern Shrike was sitting in the cottonwood by the feeder. That is the first Northern for our yard…a good way to start a birding year!

Dec 2007

Brian Maxfield (7 Dec 2007) - I have observed two large flocks of rosy-fnches over the past couple of days. The largest was in Indian Canyon (south of Duchesne) and number around 100 birds. ...The other flock, around 60 birds, was seen along the Jones Hole road northeast of Vernal. The flock was feeding in road cuts along the road heading down into Jones Hole approximately 4-5 miles before the hatchery. Again, the flock was a mixture of Gray-crowned and Blacks Rosy-finches. I looked and looked but could not find any Brown-capped Rosy-finches... I thought since I was only a mile or so from Colorado maybe one would slip in.

Oct 2007

Lu Giddings (13 Oct 2007) - A White-throated Sparrow was seen at about 10:30 a.m. this morning about two miles into the auto tour route at Ouray NWR. It was, oddly enough, in the reeds with a number of other sparrows. A Stilt Sandpiper was seen in the company of long-billed dowitchers and greater and lesser yellowlegs at about 4:30 p.m. this afternoon at Pelican Lake. The birds were frequenting a shallow marshy area just across the access road to the sportsman's area.

Sep 2007

Kathy (30 Sep 2007) - I let my feeders go toward the end of the summer, but recently started filling them again. I was rewarded (and cleaned out) by a visit from 50-75 Common Grackles tonight.

Aug 2007

Tim Avery (18 Aug 2007) - Colby Neuman called me... we met up at 4:00am for the 3.5-4 hour drive to Leidy Peak in the high Uinta's. We arrived at the trail head around 8:00am and were on our way up the mountain at 8:15. ...On top the weather started to look sketchy so we made our way down the south slope. Colby headed southeast and I southwest and pretty soon we were 1/2 way back down the mountain. I was working my way through a patch of rock with a few draws of grass, when I slipped and fell flat on my rear, in the process "terrifying" 2 [White-tailed Ptarmigan] into flight. I hustled to my feet and watched the birds fly about 150 feet before dropping into a boulder field. I made my way to the the area and spent a short time looking for the birds, when it began to pour. Seeing a lightning strike to the west I decided no bird was worth a lightning strike. I headed to tree line, seeing a Red Fox and having a pair of BLACK ROSY-FINCH fly over.

Jun 2007

Diane Penttila (4 Jun 2007) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey... The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged teal 11 ...Wood duck 12 ...Great Egret 1 ...Bonaparte's gull 3 ...Black tern 7...

May 2007

Diane Penttila (4 May 2007) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 5/3/07 ...The following birds were seen within the survey route: Blue-winged teal 6... Great Egret 1...

Clay and Cliftia Johnson (2 May 2007) - Jensen area spring arrivals... Over the past two weeks we have received visits from White-winged, Eurasian Collared, Ringed Turtle, and Mourning doves.

Mar 2007

Clay and Cliftia (25 Mar 2007) - We ran over to the Pelican-Ouray Refuge area for the morning. Annual firsts included ...Horned Grebe...

Jan 2007

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge - 1/19/07 - I saw a flock of Black Rosy-Finches today. Not a species seen very often here. But it has been an unusual year.

Oct 2006

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge - General Waterbird Survey - 10/26/06 - The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged teal 3, ...Great Egret 1, ...American bittern 1, ...Black-bellied plover 1...

Sep 2006

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 9/26/06 - The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged teal 22... Wood duck 1... Great Egret 2... Black-bellied plover 1...

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 9/11/06 - The following birds were seen within the survey route: Blue-winged teal 3, Wood duck 11, Great Egret 2, American bittern 1, Black-bellied plover 1, Least sandpiper 2, Pectoral sandpiper 1, Peregrine falcon 1...

Aug 2006

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey - 8/23/06 - The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged teal 10... Wood duck 3... Great Egret 1...

Jul 2006

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 7/6/06... The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged teal 1... American bittern 5... Solitary sandpiper 1...

Jun 2006

Diane Penttila (6 June 2006) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey... The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged Teal 10...Wood duck 1... Great Egret 1... American bittern 3... Black-bellied plover 1...

May 2006

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey - 5/23/06 - The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged Teal 2 ...Green Heron 1... Red-necked Phalarope 7...

Mar 2006

Diane Penttila (21 Mar 2006) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey. The following birds were seen within the survey route:...Greater White-fronted Geese 4... Hooded merganser 1... Peregrine falcon 1...

Dec 2005

Diane Penttila (2 Dec 2005) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey...Only a small corner of Sheppard Bottom has open water along with the River. But the raptors have started moving in. The following birds were seen within the survey route: ..Snow goose 6, Greater white-fronted Goose 1,...Great egret 1,...Sandhill crane 37...

Nov 2005

Diane Penttila (16 Nov 2005) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey. A real cold snap finally moved through and the ice is starting to form. Moved a lot of birds on but some others came in. A Northern Shrike and a ruby-crowned kinglet were good finds for me. The following birds were seen within the survey route:...Snow goose 1...Great egret 1...

Diane Penttila (1 Nov 2005) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey...The following birds were seen within the survey route:...Canvasback 3...American bittern 1...Great egret 1...

Oct 2005

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey - 10/20/05 - The following birds were seen within the survey route:...Blue-winged teal 5...Great egret 1...

Sep 2005

Diane Penttila (7 Sep 2005) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey...The following birds were seen within the survey route:...Blue-winged Teal 5...Wood Duck 3...Green Heron 1...American Bittern 1...Great Egret 2...

Aug 2005

Tim Avery (8 Aug 2005) - ...On Saturday morning my dad and I left Salt Lake at 2:45 for the 3 and a1/2 hour drive to Leidy Peak. The point of the day was to find and photograph White-tailed Ptarmigan. ...I had headed back to the base and began working the east to north slope when my dad radioed me..." I found em'". He found 3 [White-tailed Ptarmigan] on the opposite side of the mountain from where I was looking... I ended up getting a few of my Utah target birds for the year: Red Crossbill...Black Rosy-Finch...Northern Goshawk (near Leidy Peak), Williamson's Sapsucker...

Jul 2005

Diane Penttila (14 July 2005) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey...Great Egret 1...American bittern 2...

May 2005

Lu Giddings (14 May 2005) - An American Golden-Plover was seen in an oversized mud puddle (about 15' x 20') immediately north of and adjacent to the Jones Hole road, about 24 miles east of east of Vernal and 0.25 miles west of the Brown Hole / Crouse Reservoir road. The bird was seen at about 2:15 p.m. this afternoon and watched from a distance of roughly 30-50' for about 15 minutes. This gave me ample opportunity to examine it carefully and to ascertain that it was not a black-bellied, pacific golden, or eurasian golden plover...

Apr 2005

Bob Bradley - (28 April 2005) - Ouray NWR: ...Blue-winged Teal, 1 pair...Sanderling, 5

Jan 2005

Kathy (4 Jan 2005) - sightings of Eurasian Collared-Doves have become pretty common in Utah, including just down the road in Jensen, but I hadn't seen any in Vernal - until today. About a dozen flew across the road in front of me this noon...

Michael Weber (2 Jan 2005) - Christmas Bird Count Results for Jensen... Merlin - 1...Sandhill Crane - 1200...Eurasian Collared Dove - 1...

Nov 2004

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 11/22/04. The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Greater White-fronted Goose 3...

Clay and Cliftia (14 Nov 2004) - We took a quick run by Steinaker Reservoir just north of Vernal this morning. We saw Canada geese, mallards, both goldeneyes, common loons and mergansers, a ring-necked duck, and two juvenile White-winged Scoters. One of the scoters was hanging out with a pair of Greater Scaup. The reservoir is really low so you need a scope to see the water areas very well from the pull-outs along the highway.

Diane Penttila (5 Nov 2004) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey...A Eurasian Wigeon was seen in Leota Bottom. The brown/rust colored head and cream colored forehead really made the bird stand out....

Oct 2004

Diane Penttila (12 Oct 2004) - This notice is long past due, but ...Don Ruh saw a Long-tailed Jeager around the shoreline of Pelican Lake on 9/29 and again on 10/1. He said the bird still had breeding head feathers but non-breeding tail feathers. Waterfowl season opened on 10/2 so it is likely the bird was chased off.

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 10/7/04... The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...American Bittern 1...Pectoral sandpiper 7...

Aug 2004

Clay and Cliftia Johnson (30 Aug 2004) - For those who follow such things, we’ve been keeping an eye out around Vernal this summer to see when/if the Eurasian collared doves appeared in this immediate area. We finally saw two Eurasian Collared Doves on the power lines along the west side of the road to Dinosaur National Monument, one-tenth of a mile north of Jensen, on Saturday, August 28, 2994.

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 8/26/04.  The following birds were seen within the survey route...Great Egret 1...American bittern 1 ...Pectoral Sandpiper 2 ...Semipalmated Sandpiper 10 ...Red-necked Phalarope 5 ...Dunlin 1...

Diane Penttila (10 Aug 2004) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey...The following birds were seen within the survey route...Blue-winged teal 7...Great egret 1...Solitary sandpiper 1...

Jul 2004

Alton Thygerson  (2 July 2004) - My wife and I traveled to Ouray National Wildlife Rufuge ...We birded Ouray for about an hour (7:00-8:00 pm).  Top birds were two American Bittern in the open with one in the well known bittern poise of pointing its bill skyward, Black Terns, Great Egret (mixed in with Snowy Egrets and Cattle Egret), Green Heron (not only seen but was also making its distinctive "skyowk" call...

Jun 2004

Diane Penttila - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge General Waterbird Survey 6/9/04. The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged Teal 2 ...Great Egret 2 ...American Bittern 3 ...Black Tern 5

Tim Avery (7 June 2004) - Spent the weekend at Pelican Lake and Ouray NWR. ...highlights were the 20+ American Bitterns at Leota Bottoms...

May 2004

David Wheeler (31 May 2004) - Stilt sandpipers: three on the west end of Pelican Lake, Uintah Co. In 3/4-breeding plumage. Access is from the road that runs east-west north of the lake, and becomes a pretty nasty dirt road by the time it reaches the end (where the shorebirds are in the mini-delta of the creek that flows in there).

Diane Penttila (4 May 2001) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge ...The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Blue-winged Teal 9 ...Horned Grebe 1 ...Great Egret 1 ...Semi-palmated Plover 3 ...Black-bellied Plover 1

Apr 2004

Bryan Shirley (28 April 2004) - I just got back from Ouray NWR and we had a fairly productive day. ...there was a pretty good mix of shorebirds including 1 Solitary Sandpiper at point 1 on the tour loop. The best birding was in the lakes down the road that goes to the fish hatchery. We got 2 Black-bellied Plovers, 2 Semipalmated Plovers, Marbled Godwits, & L.B. Dowitchers....

Diane Penttila (19 Apr 2004) - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge...The following birds were seen within the survey route: ...Horned Grebe 2...Great Egret 4...

Jan 2004

Kathy Paulin (9 Jan 3004) - We had 5 intrepid birders show up for the Dinosaur NM-Jensen CBC last Saturday, despite a snowstorm that lasted most of the morning....One new species was seen for this circle - a Northern Mockingbird at Stewart Lake Waterfowl Mgmt area. I had a Harris’s Sparrow at my feeder the week of the count, but couldn’t find one inside the circle. ... Still, we did slightly better than average with 38 species and 3138 individuals (mostly thanks to a huge flock of geese seen in fields along the Green River). The complete species list is given below....Sandhill Crane - 125 (feeding with the geese)

June 2003

Julie - (6 June 2003) Pomera, Ann, Dana and I birded Ouray tody, mostly looking for the Indigo Bunting and American Bittern. We found a Lazuli-Indigo hybrid in the spot indicated by others, but no Indigo. This bird was the classic hybrid shown in Sibley, with the white lower belly. We did see a bittern--it was in the classic "you can't see me with my head pointed up" pose. ... Most of the other birds were commonly expected except that Dana (who arrived earlier than we did) saw a moorhen and a Common Tern. ...Eurasian Collared Doves were in Jensen (east of Vernal) just as Kathy Paulin told us they would be.

Ed Conrad - (5 June 2003) Today, I saw the Indigo Bunting at Ouray in the exact location that the Beyers reported it a couple of weeks ago. But my favorite birds of the day were 3 American Bitterns. I heard one while I was on the auto-tour route just as the road turns parallel to the Green River. ...I flushed two more American Bitterns when I stopped my car just outside of Leota Bottoms next to the closed gate.

May 2003

Joel and Kathy Beyer - (26 May 2003) The birding this morning at Ouray NWR was great. The highlights were American Bittern, Indigo Bunting and Green Heron. The Indigo Bunting was seen along the road to Leola Bottoms (in the first group of trees and marsh past the end of the auto tour loop). The Green Heron was near the end of the auto tour loop, on an island in the Green River. From the top of the observation tower the Bittern could be seen and heard calling.

Myke - (9 May 2003) One [Eurasian Collard-Dove]  was spotted in Jensen during the Christmas Bird Count. I've been hoping to see one since then. On Thursday I saw two pair! One pair was near the Post Office and the other just West of Split Mountain Garden Center. I didn't get a perched look at either pair, but they were definitely larger than Mourning Doves and their tails were distinctly different. I'd love a confirmation by someone. Hopefully, over the next few days I'll get a better look, but I wanted to tip you all off quickly.

Jan 2003

Kathy Paulin - The Dino-Jensen CBC was Saturday, Jan. 4 and was a great success. ...New species or forms for this CBC were Lapland Longspur, Yellow-shafted Flicker, Eurasian Collared-Dove, western screech-owl, short-eared owl,
Harris's sparrow, and American pipit. ... [E-mail about the Eurasian Collared Dove] "Kim Potter, Rich Levad, Amy Levad and I saw the Eurasian Collared-Dove on a power line on Hwy 40 just east of the Jensen visitor center. We, the group from Colorado, all had a great time on your CBC and hope to do it again next year. You have a great area, good birds and very nice people. ~ Dona Hilkey"

Kathy Paulin - (Tue, 7 Jan 2003)  This isn't a "sighting" in the usual sense of the word, but another birder here in Vernal came across an American Redstart recently. Since it was so far out of season, I thought it was of interest and asked for details. Here's what she sent me: "Found a.m. January 3rd on Castle Cove Road, top of Dry Fork. Was stuck to the headlamp of a truck, so could have been hit anywhere along Dry Fork Road or even in town. Was soft, not frozen, and freshly killed.... There is no question in my mind that it was a redstart. I identified it with both specimen and bird book (National Geographic) in
hand."

September 2002

Ron Brunson - (Mon, 2 Sep)  The Brown Thrasher was back in my yard again this morning along with catbirds, Virginias warbler, orange crowned warblers, Wilson's warblers, A great tailed grackle and a partial albino robin that had snow white wings and tail, green tailed tohee, house wrens. among others.

August 2002

Ron Brunson - (Sun, 18 Aug 2002)  After being absent for over a year I finally found the Brown Thrasher again in my yard in Vernal.

Brian Maxfield - (Fri, 9 Aug 2002)  Today I saw a few unusual birds at Midview Reservoir. There were 4 Snowy Plovers and a single Sanderling feeding on the mudflats at the SW corner of the reservoir (or pond, as it now resembles). There was also a immature Common Loon in the open water. I have observed several common loons this summer in the Basin but this is the first juvenile.

May 2002

   Joel & Kathy Beyer - This morning, Friday 5/24/02, at Pelican Lake in Uintah County, we observed several Black Terns, an American Bittern, and three Black Swifts.  Also today at Ouray NWR, a male Wood Duck was at the Woods Bottom lake.

May 2001

A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK has been visiting a feeder in Jensen over the past week, as reported on Friday, 05/04 (KP).

Two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at Ouray NWR on Saturday, 05/05 (B&LR).

February 2001

Both a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and a HARRIS'S SPARROW were being seen regularly at a feeder at the Brunson home in Vernal as of Saturday, 2/3 (RB). Anyone who wishes to visit to look for these birds is welcome.

   

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