Recent Sightings

  
Utah County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Jul 2017

Von Welch (31 Jul 2017) - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail - North Shore] - Sandhill Crane, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Western Wood-Pewee

Donel Jensen (29 Jul 2017) - [Diamond Fork Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Von Welch (29 Jul 2017) - [Mount Timpanogos - Alpine above Emerald Lake] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitair, Dark-eyed Junco

Neldon Kunz (28 Jul 2017) - [Forest Trail 150] - Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, MacGillivray's Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco

Joellen Herbert (28 Jul 2017) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Green Heron. No picture but seen west of the extension, flying a short distance along the shore line and then in to the trees by the water in the moat. Neck stretched out on take off then neck pulled in until landing. Flies like a BCN Heron but smaller.
      -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Glossy/White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

James Hoffman (26 Jul 2017) - [Goshen Canyon] - Swainson's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Canyon Wren, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Von Welch (26 Jul 2017) - [River Lane - Sandy Beach] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, California Quail, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, 
Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Barn Owl, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jeff Chapman (25 Jul 2017) - [Lehi, UT] - Cattle Egret, White-faced Ibis

Rachel LeBlanc (25 Jul 2017) - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail - North Shore] - Canada Goose, Mallard, California Quail, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Dennis Shirley (23 Jul 2017) - [Nebo Loop Trailhead Area] - Long-eared Owl, Common Poorwill, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Tree Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Jeff Hardy (22 Jul 2017) - [Hobble Creek Canyon - Right Fork] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cordilleran Flycatcher

Sherree Sheide (20 Jul 2017) - [Utah Lake SP] - Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Western Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant,  Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (20 Jul 2017) - [Lake Mountains - Soldiers Pass Rd] - Gray Vireo, Horned Lark, Black-billed Magpie, Chipping Sparrow, Sage Sparrow

Jan Hansen (18 Jul 2017) - [Lindon Boat Harbor & Geneva Settling Ponds] - Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Killdeer, California Gull, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Anthony Ciancimino (18 Jul 2017) - [Lake Mountains - Soldiers Pass Rd] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Prairie Falcon, Gray Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Gray Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Bewick's Wren, Sage Thrasher, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird

Milton Moody (17 Jul 2017) - [Yard, Provo, UT] - Band-tailed Pigeon  They've been seen in my yard almost every day for over a month.

Carrick Rice (17 Jul 2017) - [Bridal Veil Falls Overlook] - Mallard, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, American Dipper, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Song Sparrow

Adam Betuel (17 Jul 2017) - [Lake Mountains - Soldiers Pass Rd] - Swainson's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Gray Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Gray Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Sherree Sheide (16 Jul 2017) - [American Fork Canyon] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Pine Siskin

Donel Jensen (15 Jul 2017) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - Canada Goose, California Quail, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Jan Hansen (14 Jul 2017) - [Salamander Flat Trail] - Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Williamson's Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo (Western), Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Western Tanager, Pine Siskin

George Webb (12 Jul 2017) - [Utah Lake] - Stilt Sandpiper. Shorebirds between 8 and 9 inches tall still pretty much in breeding plumage: pale eyebrow, chestnut on cheek (on two of them), slender, slightly downcurved bill, and underparts that were still quite noticeably heavily barred (two of them). Had yellowish-green legs. Watched them in flight and foraging and preening for a period of at least five-six minutes at very close distance (25-50 yards) with 8x binoculars in good light. Separated them from dowitchers by their longer legs and more slender size and shorter, downcurved beak. First time I have seen them in breeding plumage, so it took a minute to figure out what they were. No question on the ID..

Donel Jensen (10 Jul 2017) - [Salamander Flat Trail] - Northern Goshawk, White-throated Swift, Williamson's Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin

Daniel Toronto (10 Jul 2017) - [Lindon Boat Harbor & Geneva Settling Ponds] - Clark's Grebe, Great Egret, Killdeer, Western Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Leah Dodd (9 Jul 20127) - [Bridal Veil Falls Overlook] - Black Swift. Huge, dark swift with slow wingbeats.

Suzi Holt (8 Jul 20127) - [SR 68 - Westlake Rd] - Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, California Gull, Burrowing Owl, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Western Meadowlark

Neil Paprocki (3 Jul 2017) - [Nebo Loop - Purple Martin Colony] - Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird

Jun 2017

George Webb (30 Jun 2017) - [Utah Lake] - Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Eastern Kingbird, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Jared Davidson (28 Jun 2017) - [Saratoga Springs, UT] - Rufous Hummingbird

George Webb (28 Jun 2017) - [Flowserve Ponds] - Neotropic Cormorant. A cormorant smaller than Double-crested with white bordered, yellowish throat patch that tapered to a sharp point behind the beak. Also has a small whitish patch of feathers on the side of the head. Double-crested Cormorants have the yellow throat patch all the time and this time of the year would have the feathered crest on the forehead which this one lacked.

Rachel LeBlanc (28 Jun 2017) - [Fairfield, UT] - California Quail, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Long-eared Owl, Common Nighthawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Sparrow

Von Welch (28 Jun 2017) - [Salamander Flats] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Williamson's Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Mountain Bluebird, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager

Donel Jensen (26 Jun 2017) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Virginia Rail, Sora, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Jared Davidson (25 Jun 2017) - [Israel Canyon] - Chukar, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

George Webb (24 Jun 2017) - [Benjamin Slough] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet, California Gull, Caspian Tern, European Starling, Western Meadowlark

Neldon Kunz (23 Jun 2017) - [Forest Trail 150] - Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Pine Siskin

Jared Davidson (22 Jun 2017) - [Salamander Flats Trail] - Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Grosbeak

George Webb (13 Jun 2017) - [Warm Springs WMA] - Least Flycatcher. Small, grayish empid with white breast and distinct white eye ring. Heard the che-bek call first and then located it in the grove of cottonwoods to the north of the warm springs ponds. It repeated the calls a couple of times and then flew up onto a branch where I got a good look at it before it flew away to the north to the next grove of trees. Had about one minute's worth of observation plus the distinctive calls. Observed it in overcast light with 8x binoculars at a distance of about 25-30 feet. No question about the ID. Have heard it before and saw it either last year or the year before up Hobble Creek Canyon in Ut. Co.
     -- Also seen: Ring-necked Pheasant, Virginia Rail, Mourning Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Rock Wren, American Robin, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Dan Carpenter (10 Jun 2017) - [Squaw Peak Rd by Buffalo Peak] - Wild Turkey

Suzi Holt (10 Jun 2017) - [Goshen Canyon] - American White Pelican, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Barn Owl, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird

Darren Hall (10 Jun 2017) - [Warm Springs WMA] - Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, American Bittern (continuing), American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Mourning Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Least Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Eric Huish (7 Jun 2017) - [Lindon Boat Harbor & Geneva Settling Ponds] - Canada Goose, Mallard,
California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Jeff Cooper (7 Jun 2017) - [Alpine Loop Rd] - Ruffed Grouse, Flammulated Owl , Northern Saw-whet Owl

Milt Moody (5 Jun 2017) - [Yard in Provo] - Two paris of Band-tailed Pigeons were at my feeders.  They have strayed in from the usual feeding place about a block south.  I'm hoping they like my accommodations and will make it a regular stopping place.

George Webb (3 Jun 2017) - [Goshen Fields] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Snipe, Willet, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Keeli Marvel (3 Jun 2017) - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail -North Shore] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western/Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Avocet, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

May 2017

Dennis Shirley (30 May 2017) - [Nebo Loop] - Common Loon. At Payson Lake. Very Unusual! Never seen one here before. 1st year bird - winter plumage. Fish hook stuck in neck - watched it trying to work it out with bill.
    -- Hammond's Flycatcher. Watched it at close range with scope. Noted small size, short stubby, all dark bill, tear-drop eye-ring, shortish tail. Played call and it aggitatively responded.
    -- Also seen: Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Cassin's Finch

Jeff Hardy (29 May 2017) - [Stewart Falls] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Siskin

Jeff Cooper (28 May 2017) - [Timpooneke Rd] - Ruffed Grouse, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Bryan Shirley (28 May 2017) - [Utah Lake SP] - American Restart (continuing), Cordilleran Flycatcher

Eric Peterson (27 May 2017) - [Cedar Valley, UT] - Ferruginous Hawk

Joshua Kreitzer (27 Mau 2017) - [Lake Mountains - Soldiers Pass Rd] - Gray Flycatcher, Gray  Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse. Bushtit, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Western Tanager, Western Meadowlark

Rachel LeBlanc (26 May20-17) - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail (North Shore] - Mallard, Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

George Webb (26 May 2017) - [Goshen Fields] -  Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Snipe, Willet, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Short-eared Owl, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Dennis Shirley (25 May2017) - [Bridal Veil Falls Overlook] - White-throated Swift, Peregrine Falcon, Violet-green Swallow, American Robin, Black-headed Grosbeak

George Webb (24 May 2017) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Wood Duck, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, California Quail, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Killdeer, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Suzi Holt (22 May 2017) - [Goshen Secret Pond] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Eared Grebe, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Wilson's Phalarope, Willet, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow

Hannah Clark (21 May 2017) - [Powell Lake] - Black Tern. We have a video and a few pictures.

Mark Curtis (20 May 2017) - [Cedar Valley, UT] - Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Western Kingbird, Common Rave, European Starling, Western Meadowlar, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

Jeff Cooper (16 May 2017) - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail - North Shore] - Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Adult bird with scissored tail.
     -- Little Gull. Continuing. Grayish crown and dark spot behind eye. Black bill, red legs. By itself on sandbar.
     -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Bryant Olsen (15 May 2017) - [Goshen Fields] - Sage Thrasher. Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow,  Bobolink.

Dennis Shirley (15 May 2017) - [Circle V Pond-Marsh] - Tundra Swan (Whistling). Unusually late. 1st year bird mostly white, some gray in neck and face, no yellow spot on bill and no pinkish.

Kristina Haycock (15 May 2017) - [Jordan River Parkway, Lehi, UT] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch

Ian Batterman (13 May 2017) - [Diamond Fork Canyon] - White-eyed Vireo. Heard the song "Chip, Dorito chip" coming from near the area where it had been seen. Only called once, but it was seen shortly after I left.

Noel Zaugg (11 May 2017) - [Springville, UT] - Western Screech-Owl

Peter L Anderson (10 May 2017) - [Carterville Rd, Orem UT]- White-winged Dove. Was at our feeder yesterday and saw the white patches when it flew. We see it now resting in a tree about 75 yards away.

Sherree Sheide (9 May2017) - [Goshen Fields] - Cattle Egret

Dennis Shirley (9 May2017) - [River Lane - Sandy Beach] - Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Red-tailed Hawk, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Sparrow

Von Welch (8 May 2017) - [Goshen Bay Rd] - Lark Bunting. Sitting on fence and fence post flying up as cars pass and settling nearby. Also seen at road margin where grass meets the gravel.

Corey Luke (8 May2017) - [Redwood Road] - Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle

Dennis Shirley (6 May 2017) - [Elk ridge Yard] - California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak, House Sparrow

Jeff Hardy (5 May 29017) - [Hobble Creek Golf Course] - Pine Grosbeak

Donel Jensen (5 May2017) - [Powell Lake] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Wilson's Phalarope, Caspian Tern, COMMON TERN, Forster's Tern, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow

Von Welch (3 May 2017) - [North Salem Marsh] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Susan Lindberg (1 May2017) - [Powell Lake] - Canada Goose, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Forster's Tern, Barn Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Apr 2017

Connie Misket (30 Apr 2017) - [Lincoln Beach] - Gadwall, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Osprey, American Coot, Killdeer, Whimbrel, Willet, Caspian Tern, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Great-tailed Grackle

Suzi Holt (24 Apr 2017) -  [Santaquin Canyon] - Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting

Jeremy Telford (22 Apr 2017) - [Swede Lane][ - Long-tailed Duck. Female going into breeding plumage

Bryant Olsen (22 Apr 2017) - [Pioneer Crossing Ponds] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal (Probable hybrid), Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Black-necked Stilt (Black-necked), American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Red-necked Phalarope, Willet (Western), Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, American Kestrel, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Vivian Schneggenburger (2 Apr 2017) - [East Goshen Pond] - Eurasian Wigeon

Daniel Sachse (22 Apr 2017) - [Sundance] - Northern Goshawk

Von Welch (22 Apr 2017) - [Swede Lane] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Long-tailed Duck, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Mike Taylor (20, 22 Apr 2017) - [Sundance Resort area] - Ruffed Grouse. Wild Turkey, Steller's Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Pine Siskin, Evening Grosbeak

Jeff Cooper (17 Apr 2017) - [Mosida Area] - Burrowing Owl.

Jeff Cooper (15 Apr 2017) - [Manila Creek Park] - Neotropic Cormorant. Beginning of white "v" showing at base of bill. Visible orange/yellow lore is not unusual for 1st-year Neotropic Cormorants. Long tail with central feathers being longer.

George Webb (11 Apr 2017) - [Secret Pond, NW Goshen, UT] - Greater White-fronted Goose. Medium sized , grayish brown goose with irregular black barring on underparts; orange feed and legs. Pink bill with distinctive white band at base of bill. Swimming in the pond with Canada Geese; slightly smaller than the geese. Watched it for about five minutes at a distance of about 100 yards in good light with 8.5x binoculars.

Leah Dodd (10 Apr 2017) - [Santaquin Canyon] - Lewis's Woodpecker. Known location.

Dennis Shirley (7 Apr 2017) - [Seep Creek Canyon] - Dusky Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling

Dennis Shirley (4 Apr 2017) - [Salem North Fields] - Baird's Sandpiper. FOY. Early for area. Got good long scope look at close distance. Noted buffy face and upperbreast, black legs and bill, distinct line between Buffy breast and white lower breast, somewhat longish profile resembling a small dove. I'm winter plumage.

Vivian Schneggenburger (1 Apr 2017) - [East Goshen Pond] - Trumpeter Swan. Continuing.

Jeff Cooper (1 Apr 2017) - [Lincoln Point] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Mar 2017

Jared Davidson (31 Mar 2017) - [Pioneer Crossing Ponds] - Tundra Swan

Eric Huish (29 Mar 2017) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup,
Ring-necked Pheasant, Osprey, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs,
Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Suzi Holt (28 Mar 2017) - [Utah Lake SP] - Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Clark's Grebe, Osprey, Black-necked Stilt, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

Davis Garner (26 Mar 2017) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Canvasback, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Northern Harrie, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, California Gull, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Von Welch (25 Mar 2017) - [Helper-Kyune Pass Rd] - Greater Sage-Grouse. Dangerous road crossing. two individuals recently deceased on the road.

Neldon Kunz (24 Mar 2017) - [Diamond Fork Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Red-naped Sapsucker, American Kestrel, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Noel Zaugg (23 Ma 2017) - [Springville, UT] - Harris's Sparrow

Neldon Kunz (20 Mar 2017) - [Warm Springs WMA] - Virginia Rail, Sandhill Crane, Long-eared Owl

Dennis Shirley (18 Mar 2017) - [Fairfield, UT] - White-throated Sparrow. Continuing. Tan-striped morph. Prominent yellow eye spot in front and above eye, and white throat with thin black border.

Neldon Kunz (18 Mar 2017) - [Dairy Fork WMA] - Wild Turkey, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco

Jeff Cooper (14 Mar 2017) - [Secret Pond, Goshen UT] - Short-eared Owl. Heard the male calling from appropriate nearby habitat, a grassy field. We are familiar with the call and double checked it against the Sibley male hoot.

Jeff Cooper (11 Mar 2017) - [Lake Mountains] - Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay, Rock Wren, Sagebrush Sparrow

Dennis Shirley (7 Mar 2017) - [Spring Canyon] - Red Crossbill

Bryant Olsen (6 Mar 2017) - [Cedar Fort, UT] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Pygmy-Owl, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Mark Curtis (5 Mar 2017) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - American Tree Sparrow. Chestnut streaks on head. Light, small dot on a plain gray breast. Traveled in very close flock. Confirmed sounds with audio from phone app.

Joellen Herbert (1 Mar 2017) - [Utah Lake SP] - Lesser Black-backed Gull. Continuing bird. Standing with RBGULLS in bay. Also with a pair of Canada geese.at river mouth.  -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, California Quail, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

Feb 2017

Susan Allsop (28 Feb 2017) - [Wymount Terrace] - Varied Thrush. The bird was perched about 30 feet off the ground in a honey locust tree outside of my window. I got a good look at it through binoculars for about 10 minutes, comparing it to pictures online and Sibley's field guide, and am convinced it was an adult female varied thrush. Through the binoculars I had a very good close up view. It had the gray breast band, bold patterned wings, orange underbelly, orange stripe over eye, white under tail.

Joellen Herbert (37 Feb 2017) - [Utah Lake SP] - Lesser Black-backed Gull. Much darker back than the other gulls, yellow legs, pale yellow iris. Feeding by the mouth of the river.
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Great-tailed Grackle

Jeff Cooper (25 Feb 2017) - [Genola, UT] - Savannah Sparrow. Similar to Song Sparrow except that the markings on the chest and flanks were more crisp. Short tail with notch, very faint yellow in lore area, dainty bill. I believe this is one of the same birds I found during the Payson CBC in December.
     -- Also seen: Ring-necked Pheasant, Ferruginous Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Jeff Hardy (18 Feb 2017) - [Alpine Loop Rd] - Golden Eagle, American Three-toed Woodpecker,
Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin

Suzi Holt (18 Feb 2017) - [South Fork Canyon] - Pacific Wren.

Sherree Sheide (13 Feb 2017) - [Utah Lake SP] - American Pipit

Von Welch (10 Feb 2017) - [East Goshen Pond] - Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Northern Pintail, Red-winged Blackbird

Dennis Shirley (7 Feb 2017) - [9200 S 4200 W, Spanish fork, UT] - Red-shouldered Hawk. Continuing.

Jeff Hardy (6 Feb 2017) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Northern Harrier, Greater Yellowlegs, California Gull, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Kayla Echols (2 Feb 2017) - [Brigham Young University] - Bohemian Waxwing. Mingling with several dozen robins and a few Cedar Waxwings in the trees next to the creek and ponds on the northeast side of the Museum of Art parking lot. I didn't have a camera, but I distinctly noted the rufous undertail coverts and dull gray-brown belly that differed from the Cedars also present.
     -- Also seen: American Crow, Cedar Waxwing

Dennis Shirley (1 Feb 2017) - [Salem Pond] - Greater Scaup. Both adult females. Noted: more rounded/flat topped head shape not peaked like LRSC, wide bill with broad black tip, slight buffy "ear" spot on one bird. Able to compare with accompanying female LESC. No males present.
     --  Swan Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Muscovy Duck (Domestic type), Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-billed Gull

Jan 2017

Jeff Cooper (31 Jan 2017) - [Sundance - Aspen Grove] - Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin
     -- [Manning Canyon Rd] - Rough-legged Hawk, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse

Glen Keilstrup (29Jan 2017) - [West Mountain Rd] - Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Prairie Falcon

Clark Monson (28 Jan 2017) - [South Provo] - Peregrine Falcon

George Webb (28 Jan 2017) - [Salem Pond] - Wilson's Snipe. Yeah, I know this is high. Surprised me, too. So, I counted them twice and this is a correct number. There are houses on the north side of the pond where the grass goes down to the water. Where the snow had melted the snipe were out probing in the grass, or sitting along the edge of the pond.

Robert Parsons (28 Jan 2017) - [Aspen Grove CG area] - Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Jeff Hardy (28 Jan 2017) - [Bartholomew Park] - Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Mallard, Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Song Sparrow

Bob Clegg (27 Jan 2017) - [Saratoga Springs, UT] - Barn Owl

George Webb (27 Jan 2017) - [Saratoga Springs, UT] - Say's Phoebe. Flycatcher, about 7-8 inches long with an all gray head and body, pale rufous belly and square black tail. Flycatching off a boadwalk leading to open water from the warm spring. Watched it for a couple of minutes. Amazed that it can survive in this cold weather, but maybe where the warm water is feeding into the lake provides enough warmth to keep it alive.

Suzi Holt (26 Jan 2017) - [North Orem, UT] - Western Screech-Owl

George Webb (25 Jan 2017) - [Provo City Cemetery] - Red-naped Sapsucker. Sapsucker working a pine tree about forty feet up on the trunk of the tree. Poor light, but still enough to see the red forehead and red throat with just a smidgeon of red on the nape. Back was characterized by having cream-colored white bars in two rows. This bird lacked the upper white wing coverts, Watched it for 5-10 minutes with 8.5x binoculars. It also had a white stripe from bill to belly and it was about 8-9 inches long. It was definitely a male because of extensive red on throat.

James Reed (24 Jan 2017) - [Reed home, Orem, UT] - White-winged Dove. When it flew from the feeder, noted the distinctive white band with black above on the tail

Jeff Hardy (24 Jan 2017) - [River Lane] - Canada Goose, Common Goldeneye, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, California Gull, Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Downy Woodpecker, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow

KC Childs (22 Jan 2017) - [Alpine Loop] - Northern Pygmy-Owl (Rocky Mts), Steller's Jay (Interior), Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper

Jeff Cooper (21 Jan 2017) - [Eagle Mountain] - Long-eared Owl. I found the owl in the snow on the north side of Eagle Mountain Blvd. Discovered it had a broken left wrist so I transported it to Great Basin Wildlife Rescue in Mapleton, Utah.
    -- Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Western Meadowlark

George Webb (18 Jan 2017) - [Valley circle Meat Pond] - Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Virginia Rail, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow

Keeli Marvel (18 Jan 2017) - [Saratoga Springs Park] - Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Common Raven, American Robin, American Pipit, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (17 Jan 2017) - [American Fork Canyon] - Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Pine Siskin

Keeli Marvel (14 Jan 2017) - [Flowserve Ponds] - Snow Goose, Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Egret, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

George Webb (13 Jan 2017) - [Warm Springs WMA] - Virginia Rail, Rock Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush

KC Childs (8 Jan 2017) - [Utah Lake SP] - Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow

Neldon Kunz (6 Jan 2017) - [East Bay Golf Course] - Ross's Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, White-crowned Sparrow, House Sparrow

Steve Clark (4 Jan 2017) - [Lower Provo River Parkway] - Sandhill Crane. Flew across Center and landed in a field. Surprised to see them this time of year.

Dennis Shirley (3 Jan 2017) - [Flowserve Ponds] - Greater White-fronted Goose (Continuing),
Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Belted Kingfisher, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird

Taylor Gallagher (3 Jan 2017) - [Salem Pond] - Swan Goose (Domestic), Graylag Goose (Domestic), Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Steve Clark (2 Jan 2017) - [Genola, UT] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin Falco, Black-billed Magpie, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow

Connie Miskett (2 Jan 2017) - [Maple Lake] - Wilson's Snipe, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin

Ian Batterman (1 Jan 2017) - [Thanskgiving Point Gardens] - White-throated Sparrow. Seen near the entrance to the gardens. Plain sparrow with unmarked grey belly and chest, brown back, white-and-black crown, pointed silvery beak, and bold white throat. White-crowned Sparrow eliminated by white throat patch, amount of white above the eye, and the larger silvery beak. All other sparrows eliminated by lack of streaking on belly or chest.  -- California Quail, Dusky Grouse, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Connie Miskett (1 Jan 2017) - [Highland, UT] - California Quail, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Dec 2016

Steve Clark (31 December 2016) - [Elberta, UT] - Northern Harrier, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Loggerhead/Northern Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, House Sparrow

Steve Clark (30 December 2016) - [Nebo Loop] - California Quail, Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle,
Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco

Suzi Holt (29 December 2016) - [SR 68 - Westlake Rd] - Canada Goose, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin (Prairie), Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Pipit, House Sparrow

Sherree Sheide (26 December 2016) - [Goshen Cemetery] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl

Jesse Lee (26 December 2016) - [South Fork Canyon] - Northern Pygmy-Owl

Steve Clark (24 December 2016) - [Kuhni Wetlands] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler

Suzi Holt (21 December 2016) - [Salem Pond] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco

Steve Clark (21 December 2016) - [Rock Canyon] - Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Canyon Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin

Anson Call (17 December 20160 - [River Lane] - DUNLIN.

Bryan Shirley (17 December 2016) - [East Bay Golf Course] - Ross's Goose, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal (hybrid), Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Sherree Sheide (14 December 2016) - [Flowserve Ponds] - Greater White-fronted Goose (Western), Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Mute Swan, American Wigeon, Mallard, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Great-tailed Grackle

Steve Clark (12 December 2016) - [Diary Fork WMA] - Golden Eagle, Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee,  Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, White-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Joellen Herbert (11 December 2016) - [Utah Lake State Park] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Western Screech-Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, House Sparrow

Dennis Shirley (6 December 2016) - [Lincoln Point] - Greater Scaup. Scoped at close range. Flat head, not peaked at rear (LESC), wide black tip on end of wide bill.
     -- Tundra Swan, Ring-necked Pheasant, Greater Yellowlegs, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike

Dennis Shirley (2 December 2016) - [Lincoln Beach - Lincoln Point - LeBarron Point] - Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Nov 2016

Dennis Shirley ( 23 November 2016) - [Lincoln Beach - Lincoln Point - LeBarron Point] - Osprey. Very late. Seen fishing off Lincoln Point. It was watched for some time in flight over the shoreline water, at close range (once almost overhead), hovering in place several times apparently hunting. Never did observe dive into water. Noted fairly narrow crooked wings, overall white under parts, dark upper parts, white head with dark mask line, and prominent dark carpal spots in lower wing. Surprised at such an all time personal late record for Utah County.30 species:
     -- Also seen: Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow

Donel Jensen (23 November 2016) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Joellen Herbert (18 November 2016) - [Provo Airport Dike] - 53 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, American Pipit, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Alton Thygerson (11 November 2016) - [Rock Canyon] - Chukar, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub Jay, Canyon Wren

Suzi Holt (10 November 2016) - [Nebo Loop Rd] - Red-tailed Hawk, Townsend's Solitaire, Cassin's Finch

George Webb (7 November 20160 - [Utah Lake] - Semipalmated Plover. Relatively small shorebird, dark brown upperside, dark cheek and orange legs. Single complete breast-band. Stout orange bill. Smaller than Killdeer and less active. Definitely a plover. Watched them for a couple of minutes in good light from about 50-60 yards away with 8.5x binoculars. Surprised to see them this late in the year, but there was good foraging habitat because the lake is so low, and the warm temperatures have probably been a factor in having them stay around this long.
     -- Also seen: American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Black-billed Magpie, American Pipit

Kendall Watkins (6 November 2016) - [American Fork Boat Harbor] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Steve Clark (6 November 2016) - [Gladstan Golf Course] - Red-naped Sapsucker. I have seen a RNSA 3 times the last week while golfing. Brought my camera today just in case, and sure enough, still hanging around... Hole 17 today. Seen on hole 14 and 10 as well.

Bryant Olsen (2 November 2016) - [Cedar Fort, UT] - Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Northern Pygmy-Owl (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Juniper Titmouse, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), House Finch, House Sparrow

Oct 2016

Clark Monson (31 October 2016) - [Elk Ridge] - Peregrine Falcon

Neil Paprocki (22 October 2016) - [Lindon Boat Harbor & Geneva Settling Ponds] - Snow Goose
Canada Goose, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco, Brewer's Blackbird, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (22 October 2016) - [Squaw Peak Overlook] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Milt Moody (17 October 2016) - [Provo yard] - Hermit Thrush

Dennis Shirley (13 October 2016) - [Dairy Fork WMA] - Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Cassin's Finch

Donel Jensen (10 October 2016) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Nighthawk, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Caren Brereton (9 October 2016) - [Lindon Marina] - Say's Phoebe

Sherree Sheide (9 October 2016) - [SR-77 - road to River Lane] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow

Suzi Holt (8 October 2016) - [Provo Airport Dike Big Sit] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Pintail, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, American Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

George Web (7 October 2016) - [Fairfield, UT] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow

Neldon Kunz (7 October 2016) - [Provo Airport Dike] - American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Suzi Holt (6 October 2016) - [Utah Lake SP] - Green Heron. Samuel and Joellen [Herbert] called me about 12:58 and told me to head over fast so I did, got there just in time :) Thanks Jo and Sam!!!!

George Web
(5 October 2016) - [North Salem Marsh] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Red-winged Blackbird

Joellen Herbert (5 October 2016) - [Utah Lake SP]: Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser,Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Noel Zaugg (3 October 2016) - [Springville, UT] - Canada Goose, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Jan VanOrman (2 October 2016) - [Utah Lake SP] - Mallard, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Killdeer, Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Barn Swallow, American Robin, American Pipit

Case Wade
(1 October 2016) - [Powell Lake] - Brewer's Sparrow

Sep 2016

Greg Cornett (28 September 2016) - [South Fork Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse, Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Darren Hall (28 September 20160 -[Rock Canyon Trail] - Canyon Wren.

Joellen Herbert (25 September 2016) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Great Egret. They were standing where the river meets Utah Lake with the gulls and pelicans. I could see 12 from the south east corner of the dike and when I got to the state park I could only see 11. You can see the same spot from both places. It's easier from the state park but it's free on the dike. 56 species total: ... Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, ... Wilson's Warbler, Lark Sparrow,...Green-tailed Towhee,...

Tim Avery (23 September 20160 - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail - North Shore] - Bonaparte's Gull, Peregrine Falcon

Jeff Hardy (22 September 2016) - [Maple Canyon] - Olive-sided Flycatcher. Perched in a dead tree at the bottom of the canyon. Large, short-tailed flycatcher with typical chest pattern for this species--brownish on sides with a white streak extending up to and on to the throat.

Donell Jensen (19 September 2016) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - Blue Grosbeak.

Jeff Hardy (19 September 2016) - [Bartholomew Park] - Gray Catbird. Relatively common bird in this location and many other riparian locations in the area.

Lydia Ripplinger (17 September 2016) - [Utah Lake SP] - Cattle Egret.

Kendall Watkins (14 September 2016) - [Utah Lake SP] - RUDDY TURNSTONE,

Sherree Sheide (12 September 2016) - [Swede Lane] - Ring-necked Pheasant, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Nighthawk, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Dan Sullivan (10 September 2016) - [Utah Lake SP] - Sanderling. Small sandpiper. Black bill about same length as head from front to back, black legs. Pale in color but darker on back - grayish with dark streaking. Moving rapidly across beach areas near the water's edge.

Joshua Covill (8 September 2016) - [Utah Lake BLM Camp] - Burrowing Owl. One bird halfway from main road to lake.

Kendall Watkins (6 September 2016) - [American Fork Boat Harbor] - Sabine's Gull. Striking brown and black 'M' pattern on the back of wings. Seen flying to the west from the end of the dike far out on the lake.

Von Welch (5 September 2016) - [Alpine Loop Rd - Pine Hollow Trailhead] -  Turkey Vulture, Hairy Woodpecker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin

Dennis Shirley (4 September 2016) -[River Lane -Sandy Beach] - 52 species total:
      -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, American Kestrel, Merlin, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Kendall Watkins (2 September 2016) - [Utah Lake SP] - American Golden-Plover. Great pics through the scope today. Much closer in than it has been the past couple of days.

Kendall Watkins (1 September 20160 -[Utah Lake Parkway Trail - North Shore] - 53 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Cassin's Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Kendall Watkins (1 September 2016) - [Utah Lake SP] - Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Continuing from yesterday. Much better looks and photos today. Seen with at least six other birders.
     -- Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, American Golden-Plover, Snowy Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Aug 2016

Eric Huish (31 August 2016) - [American Fork Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse.

Lauri Taylor (30 August 2016) - [Provo Airport Dike] - INDIGO BUNTING. Two females or juveniles. One worn male. Very skulky. Females were overall a warm brown color. No facial markings. Diffuse/blurry streaking on breast and flanks. Wingbars indistinct. Too small to be a female blue grosbeak, and coloration just different enough to rule it out. In addition, the head and bill are noticeably much smaller than you would find on blue grosbeaks. The grosbeak has a heavy and chunky bill, where the bunting bill is daintier.

Mike Hearell (27 August 2016) - [Cedar Fort, UT] - Northern Harrier, Rufous Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Kendall Watkins (26 August 2016) - [River Lane] - 66 species total:
    -- Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit, Sanderling, Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird,
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Cassin's Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Northern Waterthrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Alton Thygerson (25 August 2016) - [Rock Canyon] - Chukar, Canyon Wren,

Will Britton (25 August 2016) - [Lake Mountains - Soldiers Pass Rd] - Sage Thrasher, Black-throated Gray Warbler

Jeff Hardy (25 August 2016) - [Utah Lake State Park] - Black-bellied Plover. Black chest and white belly (distinguishing from American Golden-Plover), grayish overall with distinctive white hood.

Kendall Watkins (19 August 2016) - [Utah Lake State Park] - 50 species total:
     -- Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Clark's Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Bald Eagle,
Swainson's Hawk, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Sanderling, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

Steve Clark (15 August 2016) - [Nebo Loop - Camp Maple Dell] - Pygmy Nuthatch. First of County on ebird as far as I can tell. In "The Pine Forest" near Camp Maple Dell. Loud and noisy high squeaks and chips. Flutelike peeping. Possibly a low count. Minimum of 6 birds.

Bryant Olsen  (15 August 2016) - [Fort Utah Park] - Common Grackle

Suzi Holt (15 August 2016) - [Nebo Loop Trailhead area] - Cooper's Hawk, House Wren, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager

Suzi Holt (9 August 2016) - [Nebo Loop Trailhead area] - Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl,
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, American three-toed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher,
Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak,  Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Steve Clark (8 August 2016) - [Lake Mountains - Soldiers Pass Rd] - American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Haw, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Sage Thrasher, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird

Carlos Sanchez (7 August 2016) - [Fairfield, UT] - Barn Owl, Long-eared Owl

Debbie Beer (6 August 2016) - [Bridal Veil Falls Overlook] - Black Swift

Von Welch (6 August 2016) - [Maple Mtn Trail] - Band-tailed Pigeon, Red-breasted Nuthatch

Joshua Kreitzer (5 August 2016) - [Alpine Loop Rd] - Flammulated Owl

Jay Langford (4 August 2016) - [Aspen Grove to Emerald Lake] - Dusky Grouse, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Black Rosy-Finch

Jul 2016

Suzi Holt (28 July 2016) - [Upper Falls Park] - Mallard, Warbling Vireo, Barn Swallow, American Dipper, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco

Rachel LeBlanc (27 July 2016) - [Powell Lake] - Green Heron. Small, dark, short legged, large headed, flat crowned, short tailed stocky heron. Long, thick based bill. Front was heavily streaked brown and white making it a juvenile. Found on north side of lake in phragmites facing the street. Very skulky but actively showing itself a couple of times this morning, It was seen by four birders at once half of whom were able to get photographs.
     --  Canada Goose, Mallard, California Quail, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

Dan Carpenter (22 July 2016) - [BYU Botany Pond] - Wood Duck. Mother with young at the little River above the BYU pond. Identified on mother by the white teardrop eye ring and mullet (or whatever it is called).

Neldon Kunz (22 July 2016) - [Battle Creek Canyon] - White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Bushtit, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting

Nate Brown (21 July 2016) - [Fairfield, UT area] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Short-eared Owl, Common Nighthawk, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bank Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (19 July 2016) - [Alpine Loop Rd] - Flammulated Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Common Poorwill, American Robin

Jeff Cooper (19 July 2016) - [Rock Canyon] - Peregrine Falcons. Earlier this evening I introduced a group of BYU students to birding as part of their Intro to Outdoor Recreation class. We met at the Rock Canyon trail head in Provo. We had a great time and the students enjoyed hearing and seeing birds they had never noticed before. A highlight for everyone was a family of about five Peregrine Falcons that were calling loudly as they chased one another and displayed their aerial skills above us. We watched them for about ten minutes as they flew, soared, and stooped in the sky above us.
It is always fun to introduce people to the diversity of the birds around them.

Jan Hansen (19 July 2016) - [Soldiers Pass Rd - Lake Mountains] - Gray Vireo. One seen well and another singing from the opposite direction at the pass. Another about 1 mile west of the pass.. Known location.
      -- Bewick's Wren. Three birds in the same juniper. Medium sized brown wren with white
supercilium and long cocked tail.
      -- California Gull, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, American Kestrel, Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow

Jeff Hardy (15 July 20160 - [Maple Lake] - Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, Common Poorwill, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin

Von Welch (15 July 2016) - [Chris Flat Trail] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Red Crossbill

Kelley McCandless (15 July 2016) - [Utah Lake State Park] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Western Kingbird, Bank Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Great-tailed Grackle, Lesser Goldfinch

Sherree Sheide (14 July 2016) - [South Fork Canyon] - Rufous Hummingbird, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Siskin

Jared Davidson (10 July 20160 - [Nebo Loop] - Turkey Vulture, Willow Flycatcher, Common Raven
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak,

Brad Imhoff (8 July 2016) - [Lower Provo River Parkway] - Western Screech-Owl

Suzi Holt (1 July 2016) - [Goshen Fields] - White-faced Ibis, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Phalarope, Willet, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Savannah Sparrow

Jun 2016

Jeff Cooper (30 June 2016) - [Alpine Loop East] - Ruffed Grouse, Flammulated Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Common Poorwill

Alton Thygerson (24 June 2016) - [Cedar Fort, UT] - Long-eared Owl

Lu Giddings (20 June 2016) - [Salem Pond] - Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Osprey, Virginia Rail, Sora, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Donel Jensen (18 June 2016) - [SR-0122 off Skyline Dr] - Lewis's Woodpecker

Jeff Cooper (18 June 2016) - [Cedar Valley Bottoms] - Prairie Falcon

Susan Lindberg (15 June 2016) - [Goshen Fields] - Sage Thrasher, Bobolink

Lydia Ripplinger (11 June 2016) - [Eagle Mountain, UT] - Chukar, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, Short-eared Owl, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Steve Clark (9 June 2016) - [Alpine Loop Rd] - Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

David Wheeler (8 June 20160 - [70N Geneva Rd, Provo, UT] - Common Grackle. For many years, known spot for this species. Tail vertical. Good view.

Dennis Shirley (2 June 2016) - [Spanish Fork River] - Black Phoebe. Unusual but has nested in upstream area in past. Small black and white flycatcher. Suspected nesting under dark culverts of Diamond Fork near junction with Spanish Fork River. Observed flying into culverts and fly catching from perches.

Steve Clark (1 June 2016) - [Spring Lake] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, California Quail, Double-crested Cormorant, Swainson's Hawk, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

May 2016

Jon Watkins (31 May 2016) - [American Fork Boat Harbor area] - Least Flycatcher. HO (heard only) from large cottonwoods to the NE while standing at the car gate to Timp RV Park (along 100 W). Hard to pick out among pee-wee, yellow warblers, robins, etc., but a little of the repetitive che-bek is caught. Saw the pee-wee, but not the Least. Tried for about 15min. Was vocalizing most of this time off and on. Note the RV park cannot be entered if not a member or registered guest of member, but like I did, could possibly hear and if lucky, see from the gate.

Sheryl Serrano (30 May 2016) - [River Lane] - Herring Gull.

Dennis Shirley (28 May 2016) - [Alpine Loop Rd - Aspen Grove Trailhead] - Hammond's Flycatcher. Small Empidonax, small, short, and all dark bill. Well pronounced double wing bars and eye ring. After locating played taped call and it responded immediately and called back. Got close and long looks. Not common in this area.
     -- Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Flicker, Gray Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager

Yvonne Carter (28 May 2016) - [Salem Marshes] - Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Flew up on a wire, chased by Red-Winged Blackbirds and then it flew into Russian Olive trees, could not miss the distinct white front and red bib.
     -- Virginia Rail, Sora, Wilson's Snipe, Common Yellowthroat

Jeff Cooper (27 May 2016) - [Battle Creek Canyon] - 25 species total:
    -- Dusky Grouse, Mourning Dove, Flammulated Owl, Great Horned Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Mountain Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Tim Avery (26 May 2016) - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail] - Northern Waterthrush. Brown above, cream below with brown streaks on chest. Cream eye-line, and thin streaks on throat. Getting on the late side --this bird was working the mud and low branches over a small canal dominated by Russian Olive, with some willows.

Suzi Holt (24 May 2016) - [River Lane - Sandy Beach] - NORTHERN PARULA. Continuing.
     -- Mallard, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Semipalmated Plover, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, American Kestrel, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Sherree Sheide (20 May 2016) - [Skipper Bay Trail] -  AMERICAN REDSTART. 37 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western Grebe, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Alton Thygerson (18 May 2016) - [Goshen Fields] - 25 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Killdeer, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Lark Sparrow, Lark Bunting, Savannah Sparrow, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (17 May 2016) - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail] - Scarlet Tanager

Jared Davidson (17 May 2016) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Sora, Lewis's Woodpecker.

Peter L Anderson (16 May 2016) - [Carterville Road, Orem, UT] - Evening Grosbeak.

Donel Jensen (14 May 2016) - [River Lane - Sandy Beach] - Snowy Egret, Osprey, Sanderling, Western Tanager

Bryant Olsen (17 May 2016) - [Utah Lake State Park - Provo Airport Dike] - 54 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Great Egret, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, White-throated Swift, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Purple Martin, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow (American), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, House Sparrow

Jared Davidson (14 May 2016) - [Powell Lake] - LEAST TERN. Reported by Dennis Shirley.

Carol Misket (14 May 2016) - [Powell Lake] - Cattle Egret.

Suzi Holt (12 May 2016) - [Utah Lake State Park] - BLACK TERN. Dennis Shirley reported earlier,

Tim Avery (11 May 2016) - [Utah Lake Parkway Trail - North Shore] - 41 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Vaux's Swift, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Lewis's Woodpecker, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole,
Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Dennis Shirley (10 May 2016) - [Lincoln Beach] - 18 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, American White Pelican, American Avocet, Killdeer,
Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Bonaparte's Gull, California Gull, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, Lark Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird
      -- [Swede Lane] - American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Leena Rogers (5 May 2016) - [Powell Lake] - Horned Grebe. Swimming actively out on the lake. No photos turned out, but seen through the scope and by quite a few of the birders gathered at the lake to observe the Little Gull.

Clark Monson (3 May 2016) - [South Fork] - BROAD-WINGED HAWK.

Neldon Kunz (3 May 2016) - [FR31] - Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee
     -- [4000 West & Lake Shore] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Common Loon, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Willet, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Western Meadowlark

Kendall Watkins (2 May 2016) - [Powell Lake] - LITTLE GULL. Reported earlier today.33 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, American Coot, Spotted Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Neldon Kunz (2 May 2016) - [River Lane - Sandy Beach] - Red-breasted Merganser, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Marbled Godwit, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, American Kestrel, American Robin, American Pipit

Apr 2016

Jeff Cooper (29 April 2016) - [Lake Mountain Soldier Pass West Area] - Chukar. This is the first time I've seen a Chukar in the Soldier Pass area. It was moving along the road that heads up into the canyon (heading north). 20 species total:
     -- Golden Eagle, Gray Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch

Jeff Cooper (25 April 2016) - [Battle Creek Canyon] - Western Screech-Owl, Common Poorwill

Davey Erekson (24 April 2016) - [Provo Airport Dike] - 22 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Alton Thygerson (23 April 2016) - [Flowserve Ponds, Provo, UT] - Snowy Egret

Terri Pope (19 April 2016) - [Squaw Peak Overlook] - White-throated Swift, Merlin.

Neldon Kunz (18 April 2016) - [Powell Lake, Lehi, UT] - 26 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Black-crowned Night-Heron, American Coot, American Avocet, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch

J&L Bryan (17 April 2016) - [Lincoln Point] - 15 species total:
      --  Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, American Pipit, White-crowned Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Steve Clark (10 April 2016) - [Mouth of Payson Canyon] - Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Rachel LeBlanc (8 April 2016) - [Hwy 6 Elberta to Santaquin] - 22 species total:
     -- Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, American White Pelican, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Alton Thygerson (2 April 2016) - [Alpine Loop] - 12 species total:
     -- Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco

Jeff Cooper (2 April 2016) - [Powell Lake, Lehi, UT] - 28 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

George Webb (2 April 2016) - [Springville, UT] - White-throated Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (1 April 2016) - [Squaw Peak Overlook - Hawk Watch Int'l] - Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch. Flock of ~26 rosy-finches flew past the overlook. Was only able to ID a few in flight, and all were Gray-crowned. Could have been some Blacks mixed in but did not get great looks.19 species total:
     --  Wild Turkey, Common Loon (flyover), American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Mar 2016

Machelle Johnson (31 March 2016) - Horned Grebe. Continuing in the boat harbor near the boat ramp as recently described and photographed.

Steve Clark (29 March 2016) - [Lake Mountains-Soldiers Pass Rd] - Long-eared Owl

Bryant Olsen (29 March 2016) - [Lake Mountains-Soldiers Pass Rd] - 12 species total:
    -- Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier (American), Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Bewick's Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Western Meadowlark

Darren Shirley (27 March 2016) - [Payson-Uinta National Forest] - Western Screech Owl

Suzi Holt (26 March 2016) - [Lincoln Point to LeBarron Point] - American Avocent, Barn Owl, Say's Phoebe

Machelle Johnson (26 March 2016) - [North Jetty Rd, Orem, UT] - 30 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch

Jared Davidson (21 March 2016) - [Pioneer Crossing-Jordan River Parkway] - Osprey. White head with dark eye strip continuing down neck. about 150 ft. away on branch by river. later down trail observed it flying by at close distance. 36 species total:  -- Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Sandhill Crane

Ian Batterman (21 March 2016) - [Alpine Loop Rd] - Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay,
Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco

Alton Thygerson
(17 March 2016) - [Powell Lake] - Bonaparte's Gull. Continuing species, smaller than surrounding RB gulls; dark ear spot; black bill; photo taken.  -- Herring Gull

Brett Weise (19 March 2016) - [Broad Canyon] - Mountain Bluebird

Alton Thygerson (17 March 2016) - [Wood Duck Pond, Provo, UT] - Wood Duck

Clark Monson (15 March 2016) - [Grove Canyon] - Northern Goshawk. Sitting on a large rock on north side of canyon. Got very good look with binoculars. Immature plumage (creamy breast with heavy brown streaking). Red-tail-like in length, but not so bulky. Long tail. Small accipiter head was obvious. No dark cap like larger-headed Peregrine. Watched until it took flight and flew across canyon with typical accipiter flight pattern (8-10 rapid wing-beats followed by short glide). A little too distant to see white line over eye, but this was certainly not a Cooper's. Obviously larger raptor, even without aid of binoculars.

Joellen Herbert (13 March 2016) - [Provo Airport Dike] - 60 species total: -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Common Grackle, House Finch, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (9 March 2016) - [Central Lehi Fields] - RUSTY BLACKBIRD

Suzi Holt (9 March 2016) - [East Goshen Pond] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Colby Goettel (6 March 2016) - Loggerhead Shrike, American Dipper

George Webb (4 March 2016) - [Lincoln Beach area] - 16 species total: --  Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird

Feb 2016

Anonymous eBirder (28 February 2016) - [Goshen Reservoir] - 28 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow,
American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow

Steve Clark (24 February 2016) - [Soldiers Pass Rd., Lake Mountains] - Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl

Rachel Leblanc (23 February 2016) - [Westlake Rd, south of Saratoga Springs, UT] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, California Gull, Barn Owl, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Jared Davidson (20 February 2016) - [American Fork Canyon] - Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Chickadee, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire

Sherree Sheide (15 February 2016) - [American Fork Canyon] - Belted Kingfisher, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Dark-eyed Junco

Jeff Cooper (15 February 2016) - [Point of the Mountain] - Mallard, Chukar, Horned Lark, Rock Wren

Donel Jensen (10 February 2016) - [Lehi, UT] - Northern Goshawk Observed perching low in the willow trees just inside Willow Park. Gray barred tail, darker capped head, eye brow markings, breast and belly gray and white barred/ speckled. Yellow eye.

Jeff Cooper (6 February 2016) - [Salem Pond] - 11 species total:
     -- Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Muscovy Duck (Domestic type), Wood Duck, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove

Matthew Pendleton (3 February  2016) - [Sundance, UT] - Northern Pygmy-Owl, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, Pine Grosbeak, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Dennis Shirley (2 February 2016) - [Salem Pond] - GREATER SCAUP. A hen. Was with flock of 12 LESC -1 male and 11 female. Noted more rounded, flattish topped head, no peak on rear of head like LESC. Slightly longer and wider bill, with prominent black tip - easily compared with female LESC with narrower, less black in tip. Overall plumage appeared browner, with a lighter brown ear patch on side of head. Stayed around edge of LESC flock. Had thick prominent white border around bill more than LESC. No photos were taken. Used window mounted scope -distance 150 yards. Watched for 15 minutes.

Jan 2016

David Wheeler (31 January 2016) - [South Fork] - Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Wilson's Snipe, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Song Sparrow

Josh McKell (31 January 2016) - [Cedar Fort, UT] - Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow
     -- [American Fork Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Townsend's Solitaire

Jacob Fullmer (29 January 2016) -  [Provo City Cemetery] - Townsend's Solitaire.

Jared Davidson (29 January 2016) - [Pioneer Crossing, Lehi] - Great Egret.

Anson Call (28 January 2016) - [Provo Canyon] - Great Horned Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl

George Webb (28 January 2016) - [Provo City Cemetery] - Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, American Robin, European Starling, House Finch, RED CROSSBILL

Dennis Shirley (27 January 2016) - [Elberta, UT] - 26 species total:
     -- Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow
    -- [Lincoln Point] - Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bushtit, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Lydia Ripplinger (26 January 2016) - [Warm Springs WMA] - 14 species total:
     -- Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Great-tailed Grackle

George Webb (25 January 2016) - [Springville, UT] - White-throated Sparrow. Probably the same bird I have been seeing all month. White throat patch, indistinct yellow lore and broad, white eyebrow.
     -- [Provo] - Western Screech Owl.

Donel Jensen (24 January 2016) - [Orem, UT] - Cassin's Finch.

Noel Zaugg (23 January 2016) - [I-15 Pond, Exit 263] - American White Pelican

Jared Davidson (22 January) - [Saratoga Springs] - Cackling Goose.

George Webb (22 January 2016) - [Rock Canyon] - Chukar, Canyon Wren

Amber Knieriem (21 January 2016) - [Provo Canyon] - 17 species total:
     -- Mallard Anas, Common Goldeneye, Great Blue, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Pygmy-Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco Junco, Song Sparrow

George Webb (21 January 2016) - [East Tintic Mountains] - Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Bewick's Wren, Dark-eyed Junco

Lydia Ripplinger (20 January 2016) - [East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, UT] - 11 species:
    -- California Quail, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Anson Call (20 January 2016) - [North Orem, UT] - Great Horned Owl

Jared Davidson (20 January 2016) - [Saratoga Springs, UT] - Great Egret

Eric Huish (19 January 2016) - [Pleasant Grove, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker. Sat in the maple tree outside my bedroom window for at least an hour. I noticed a couple of holes drilled in the tree. This is only my third sighting of a sapsucker in my yard.

Lon Young (18 January 2016) - [6800 S and South River Drive, Spanish Fork, UT] -  RED-SHOULDERED HAWK...

Daniel Sachse (17 January 2016) - [Salem Pond] - Wood Duck, Canvasback, Virginia Rail. 13 species total.

Alton Thygerson (16 January 2016) - [Lehi Fields] - Wild Turkey

Von Welch (13 January 2016) - [Salem Pond] - Greater Scaup. Male and female with horizontally elongated heads. No peak. Top of the head taller in front of the eye. When facing head-on the the forehead was fatter.

Samantha Phillips (12 January 2016)  - [East Bay Golf Course Ponds] -  Eurasian Wigeon. Continuing bird. Feeding with the AMWI, spotted for only a few minutes before a passing harrier spooked the entire flock and we lost him. Red head, buffy forehead, stood out like a sore thumb once we saw him. 21 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye (female), Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, American Coot, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Dark-eyed Junco

Suzi Holt (12 January 2016) - [Lincoln Beach] - 14 species total:
    -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Steve Clark (11 January 2016) - [Valley Circle Meats Pond, Salem, UT] - 13 species total:
     -- Tundra Swan, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, European Starling, Western Meadowlark

Jonathan Wilkinson (10 January 2016) - [Provo City Cemetery] - Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper

Keeli Marvel (10 January 2016) - [Sundance Ski Resort] - Dusky Grouse. Seen from the ski lift. Perched near the top of a conifer tree eating needles. Larger grouse. No ruff around the neck and no crest. Squared off tail.

Jesse Lee (10 January 2016) - [Salem City Cemetery] - Red Crossbill.

Jeff Cooper (9 January 2016) - [Highland Glenn Park, UT] - 19 species total:
    --  Canada Goose, Mallard, California Quail, Cooper's Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Western Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse's), Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, American Goldfinch

Angie Branch (7 January 2016) - [East Bay Golf Course Ponds] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, European Starling, Song Sparrow

Tim Avery (6 January 2016) - [Central Lehi Fields] - Mew Gull.

Jeff Cooper (5 January 20-16) - [Battle Creek Canyon] - Northern Saw-whet Owl

Eric Huish (4 January 2016) - [Provo City Cemetery] - Red-naped Sapsucker. At the intersection of Center and Main

Sheree Sheide (3 January 2016) - [Highland, UT] - California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Pomera Fronce (1 January 2016) - [Saratoga Springs, UT] - 27 species:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, California Quail, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Dec 2015

Suzi Holt (31 December 2015) - [East Bay Golf Course Ponds] - 19 species total:
     -- Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, 
Green-winged Teal, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, American Goldfinch

Jeff Cooper (31 December 2015) - [Fairfield, UT] - 34 species:
     --  Canada Goose, American, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, California Quail, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Virginia Rail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Jonathan Wilkinson (27 December 2015) - [Provo City Cemetery]: Northern Flicker (Red-shafted),
Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco

Suzi Holt (26 December 29015) -  [East Bay Golf Course Ponds] - Canvasback, Northern Pintail.

Steve Clark (26December 2015) - [Payson City Cemetery]: Ring-necked Pheasant, Merlin.
   
 -- [Salem Pond] - Swan Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow
     -- [Valley Circle Meat Pond, Spanish fork, UT] - Tundra Swan, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Jeff Cooper (26 December 2015) - [River Lane] - 22 species total:
      --  Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow

Eric Huish (25 December 2015) - [Huish Yard, Pleasant Grove, UT] - 17 species total:
     -- California Quail, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Merlin (Taiga), Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Steve Clark (25 December 2015) - [Elk Ridge, UT] - Evening Grosbeak. -- [East Bay Golf Course Ponds] - Cackling Goose.

Eric Huish (22 December 2015) - [Provo City Cemetery] - Red Crossbill. I sat in the cemetery in the rain for an hour waiting for the crossbills to fly so I could make a recording. They just sat there silently in the trees while I stood there with my freezing cold hand hovering over the record button on my phone. They finally did fly and I got a very poor recording.
      -- Brown Creeper. 9 species total..

Donel Jensen (19 December 2015 - CBC) - [Lower Provo River Parkway] - 19 species:
     -- Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch
    -- [Utah Lake State Park] - Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Barn Owl. 9 species total.
    -- [Skipper Bay Trail] - Long-eared Owl. Other species seen: Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Brown Creeper, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch
    -- [Lake View North] - Wilson's Snipe.

Bryan Shirley (19 December 2015- CBC) - [Lower Hobble Creek WMA] - Swamp Sparrow. Awesome look. Probability of relocated this bird is close to zero. Somewhere in the jungle of reeds and phragmites between the end of that trail and trail and the lake. 19 species total:
     -- Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
White-crowned Sparrow. Song Sparrow
   -- [East Bay Golf Course/Kuhni Wetlands] - Cackling Goose, EURASIAN WIGEON (Drake), American Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead,  Hooded Merganser. 12 species total.

Suzi Holt (19 December 2015- CBC) - [Y Mountain Foothills] - Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Northern Flicker, Townsend's Solitaire, Yellow-rumped Warbler. 14 species total.
   -- [Paul Ream Park, Provo] - Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing. 17 species total.

Von Welch (19 December 2015- CBC) - [Mapleton] - Merlin (eating a Eurasian Collared Dove).

KC Childs (19 December 2015- CBC) - [Dry Canyon] - Wild Turkey, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco

Eric Huish (19 December 2015- CBC) - [Orem/Lindon Foothills] - 28 species total:
    -- California Quail, Great Blue Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, House Sparrow 

Jeff Cooper (19 December 2015 - Provo CBC Area #4) - [Vineyard] - 50 species total:
      -- Graylag Goose, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Barn Owl, Western Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Suzi Holt (18 December 2015) - [North Orem] - Peregrine Falcon.

Nov 2015

Jared Davidson (30 November 2015) - [Pioneer Crossing, Lehi] - Great Egret.

Von Welch (28 November 2015) - -[Provo airport Dike] - Merlin, American Tree Sparrow.

Donel Jensen (25 November 2015) - [Provo Airport dike] - Red-necked Grebe. (Continuing).

Steve Clark (24 November 2015) - [South Fork Canyon] - Northern Pygmy Owl. Across the concrete bridge in the first parking area.
     --[Goshen Fields] - 14 species: Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, 
Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow
     -- [Warm Springs] - 15 species: California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Virginia Rail, Sora,
American Coot, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lesser Goldfinch

Brett Weise (21 November 2015) - [Jordan River Parkway] -  Common Loon. Loon shaped bird with dark back and white front as shown by Sibley for Adult nonbreeding (Sep.-Mar.). Long bill can be seen in one of attached photos. In pond by gravel pit next to Jordan Narrows.

Martha Happ (21 November 2015)  [Eagle Mountain Pony Express Trail] - Ferruginous Hawk.

Suzi Holt
(20 November 2015) - [Diamond Fork Canyon] - Osprey, Townsend's Solitaire.

Tim Avery (19 November 2015) - [Cedar Fort] - Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk

Jeff Cooper (19 November 2015) - [Manila Creek Park, Pleasant Grove, UT] - Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser

Jared Davidson
(19 November 2015) - [Pioneer Crossing, Lehi] - Golden Eagle, Barn Owl, Belted Kingfisher. 18 species total.

Suzi Holt (19 November 2015) - [Santaquin Canyon] - Lewis's Woodpecker.

Tim Avery (17 November 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - Red-breasted Merganser.

Suzi Holt (14 November 2015) - [Lincoln Point] - Great Horned Owl.

Jeff Hardy (12 November 2015) - [Evergreen Cemetery] -  Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Chickadee, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco

Rachel LeBlanc (11 November 2015) - [Powell Lake] - 28 species total: [highlights] ... Canvasback, Common Merganser... Herring Gull,...

Neil Paprocki (11 November 2015) - [Elberta Fields] - Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird

Samantha Walker (11 November 2015) - [Lehi] - Red Crossbill. We were walking back up to the Lehi Veterans Day event on the bridge, and saw 3 red crossbills in the tall tree in the front yard of the house on the corner of 600E and 900 North. There was one red male and two yellow females.

Jeff Hardy (10 November 2015) - [1600 North, Mapleton] - Merlin.

Eric Huish (10 November 2015) - [Huish Yard, Pleasant Grove] - California Quail, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper (Yard Lifer!), Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Suzi Holt (10 November 2015) - [Salem Marshes] - Wilson's Snipe.

George Webb (9 November 2015) - [Utah Lake State Park] - Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie

Jared Davidson (9 November 2015) - [Pioneer Crossing to Inlet Park, Lehi] - Common Merganser, Cooper's Hawk, Say's Phoebe. 28 species total.

Krista Sperry (8 November 2015) - [Timpanogos to Canyon View Park, Provo Canyon] - American Dipper.

Donel Petersen (7 November 2015) - [Provo Airport Dike] - 20 species total:
     -- Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, American Goldfinch

Hans Wolmuth (7 November 2015) - [Kuhni Wetlands] - 15 species total:
    -- Mallard, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, American Coot, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch
    -- [Provo Airport Dike] - Black--crowned Night Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Peregrine Falcon.

Steve Clark (7 November 2015) [Salem Marshes] - Northern Harrier, Virginia Rail, Sora. 13 species total.
    
Jeff Cooper (7 November 20125) - [Westlake Rd, SR 68] - 21 species total:  Canada Goose, Mallard, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's), Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Red-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow,
Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Sherree Sheide (6 November 2015) - [Highland Glen Park] - 24 species total:  Mallard, California Quail, Sharp-shinned Hawk, American Coot, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Belted Kingfisher, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Steve Clark (3 November 2015) - [Nebo Loop] -  Northern Pygmy-Owl. Life bird for me! It has been my nemesis for years!!! Glad I went to investigate what I thought was only a LBJ.
     --
 [Payson Lakes] - Ruffed Grouse.

Jeff Hardy (1 November 2015) - [River Lane] - Western Grebe, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern

Oct 2015

Jeff Hardy (31 October 2015) - [Powell Lake] - Sora.  Heard only. Distinct "whinny" call. 21 species.

Rachel LeBlanc (30 October 2015) - [Powell lake] - Virginia Rail. 33 species.

Sherree Sheide (29 October 2015) - [East Bay Golf Course] - Hooded Merganser.

Sherree Sheide (25 October 2015) - [Powell Lake] - PALM WARBLER.

Jon Watkins (24 October 2015) - [American Fork Boat Harbor] - 24 species total: [highlights:]... Western Screech-Owl,..., Brown Creeper,... Orange-crowned Warbler,...

Jeff Cooper (24 October 2015) - [Cedar Fort - Fairfield] - Red-tailed Hawk Harlan's, Rough-legged Hawk.

Suzi Holt (23 October 2015) - [Salem Marshes] - Ring-necked Duck, Say's Phoebe.

Dan Gesualdo (20 October 2015) - [American Fork Canyon] - Flammulated Owl. Drove up Alpine Loop Road stopping at each pull off to play the call. Responded to play back around 8:15 above the summit trailhead lot. Distant but distinctive call. Shot a short video of calls in the dark.

Steve Clark (19 October 2015) - [Lincoln Beach] - 21 species total: [highlights:]...  Osprey,... Loggerhead Shrike,...
    --[River Lane] - Bewick's Wren. 23 species total.
    --[Skipper Bay Trail] - Lincoln's Sparrow. 25 species.

Brett Wiese (15 October 2015) - [Powell Lake] - Evening Grosbeak. 19 species.

Donel Jensen (15 October 2015) - [River Lane] - Prairie Falcon. 17 species.

Jared Davidson (14 October 2015) - [River Lane] - 22 species: [highlights:]... Brown Creeper,...American Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler,...

George Webb (13 October 2015) - [Rock Canyon, Provo, UT] - Canyon Wren.

Clark Monson (12 October 2015) - [Saratoga Springs] - Peregrine Falcon.

Von Welch (12 October 2015) - [Sandy Beach] - Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Lu Giddings (11 October 2015) - [Rays Valley Rd, Uinta Ntl Forest] -  Mountain Bluebird. I find it astonishing that this species - which is a common inhabitant of the sage-grass habitat at the top of this canyon - should be flagged by eBird. All reported birds were seen clearly in various places, perched on power lines, sage brush tops, and in flight. Is it possible for even a novice to confuse an adult male mobl with any other species??? 8 species total:
    --  Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco

Von Welch (10 October 2015) - [Fairlfield] - 25 species total: [highlights:]...  Golden Eagle, ...Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl, ... Bewick's Wren,... Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, Common Yellowthroat,... Townsend's Warbler,...

Sherree Sheide (9 October 2015) - [Diamond Fork Canyon] - 12 species total:
     -- Wild Turkey, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel,
Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Song Sparrow

Von Welch (9 October 2015) - [Woodland Hills] - Osprey. 10 species total.

Jeff Cooper (8 October 2015) - [Provo Airport Dike] - 36 species total: [highlights:]...  HORNED GREBE,... Orange-crowned Warbler,...

Clark Monson (8 October 2015) - [Pioneer Crossing] - Peregrine Falcon. Pale, salmon breast. Lower parts barred. Black hood. Blue-gray dorsally. Typical wedge-shaped falcon body with erect posture. Perched atop high steel transmission pole. Got good looks from several angles with binoculars from 300 feet.

Jeff Hardy (8 October 2015) - [River Lane] - 20 species: [highlights:]...  Semipalmated Plover, Merlin...

Sterling Moore (8 October 2015) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. 22 species.

Jared Davidson (5 October 2015) - [Powell Lake] - Red-breasted Merganser. 24 species total.

Sherree Sheide (4 October 2015) - [River Lane] - Merlin. 22 species total.

Keeli Marvel (3 October 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - 27 species total: [highlights:]...  Virginia Rail,  Caspian Tern, Belted Kingfisher...

Jared Davidson (2 October 2015) - [Highland Glen Park] - 23 species total:   [highlights:]... Caspian Tern,..., Cassin's Vireo, ... White-breasted Nuthatch,... Cedar Waxwing,...

Donel Jensen
(1 October 2015) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - White-breasted Nuthatch. Flew over trail landed in a tree, crept down trunk upside down. White cheeks, extending to throat and breast, rump rusty red.17 species total:  [highlights:] ... Cooper's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Long-billed Dowitcher, ...

Sep 2015

Sheree Sheide (30 September 2015) - [Highland Glen Park] - 17species total:  -- Mallard, California Quail, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, LONG-EARED OWL, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Jared Davidson (30 September 2015) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - 33 species:  [highlights]..  Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant,... Merlin (Prairie), Cassin's Vireo, ... Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow,... Lincoln's Sparrow...

Aaron Keller (28 September 2015) - [River Lane] - 18 species total:  --  Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Clark's Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, House Finch, House Sparrow

Lon Young (27 September 2015) - [Kuhni Wetlands, Provo] - 13 species:  --  Green-winged Teal, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Cooper's Hawk, Lesser Yellowlegs, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Dusky Flycatcher, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Nicholas Bumbaugh (26 September 2015) - [Provo airport Dike] - 21species total: -- Mallard, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Jeff Cooper (26September 2015) - [Alpine Loop Trail] - Northern Saw-whet Owl.

Donel Jensen (23 September 2015) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - 12 species total:  [highlights]... Great Egret,... Lincoln's Sparrow

Suzi Holt (22 September 2015) - [East Tintic Mountains] -  9 species total:  -- Golden Eagle, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Western Meadowlark

Alton Thygerson (21 September 2015) - [Provo Canyon] - Gray Catbird.

Suzi Holt (18 September 2015) - [Spring Lake] - 22 species total:  [highlights].. Osprey, Virginia Rail, ... Belted Kingfisher,... Cliff Swallow,...

P. Zabriskie (17 September 20150 - [Lincoln Beach - Lincoln Point - LeBarron Point] - 26 species:
    -- Ruddy Duck, California Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin

Von Welch (16 September 2015) - [Swede Lane] - 12 species total:  [highlights]...  Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper,... Sage Thrasher, American Goldfinch

Jared Davidson (14 September 2015) - [Pioneer Crossing-Jordan River Parkway] - 25 species:
     -- Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant,  Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kingle, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Suzi Holt (
14 September 2015) - [Goshen Reservoir] - 11 species:   -- Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Common Raven, Bank Swallow, Cliff Swallow
      -- [Chimney Rock Pass] - 7 species total: Swainson's Hawk, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Rock Wren, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Western Meadowlark
     -- [Powell Lake] - 19 species total: Swainson's Hawk

Donnel Jensen (13 September 2015) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - 22 species total:  -- Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western/Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Rachel Le Blanc
(13 September 2015) - [Powell Lake] - 40 species total:   [highlights] ... Virginia Rail, Sora, ... Sandhill Crane,... Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Franklin's Gull, ... Belted Kingfisher... 
-- [Lehi Fields] - 17 species total: Canada Goose, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

David Taylor (12 September 2015)- [Little Montes Creek] - 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

Sherree Sheide
(9 September 2015) - [Swede Lane] - 26 species total:  --  Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch

Suzi Holt (9 September 2015) - [Spring Lake] - 13 species total:  -- Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Mallard (Domestic type), Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Peewee, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Yellow Warbler,  Western Tanager, House Sparrow

Rachel LeBlanc (8 September 2015) - [Powell Lake] - 38 species total:  --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Hammond's Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Aug 2015

Jeff Cooper (29 August 2015) - [Lake Mountain Soldier Pass] - 15 species total:
    -- Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark

Susan Lindberg (29 August 2015) - [Orem, UT] - Calliope Hummingbird.

Jeff Cooper (28 August 2015) - [Fairfield, UT] - BEWICK'S WREN. 19 species total:
     --  California Quail, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Barn Owl, Long-eared Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, MacGillivray's Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow
     --[Squaw Peak Road] - 3 species total:  Flammulated Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Common Poorwill

Jon Watkins (26 August 2015) - [Powell Lake] - 25 species total:
    --  Mallard, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Sora, American Coot, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Von Welch (8 August 2015) - [Nebo Loop] - 16 species total:
    --  Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco

Suzi Holt (6 August 2015) - [Cedar Fort] - 9 species total:
    -- Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Lark Sparrow, Western Meadowlark
    -- [Alpine Loop road] - Flammulated Owl, Great Horned Owl

Jeff Cooper (1 August 2015) - [South Lake Mountain Command Rd] - 14 species
    --  Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Gray Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Bewick's Wren, Sage Thrasher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow

Jul 2015

Michael Lester (26 July 2015) - [Oxbow to Lakeshore Dr., Lower Provo River Parkway] - INDOGO BUNTING. 33 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, White-faced Ibis, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Song Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Indigo Bunting, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Von Welch (22 July 2015) - [Fort Utah] -  4 Common Grackles. On ball fields. Keeled tail, light eyes on adult. Known Common Grackle site.

Merrill Webb (21 July 2015) - [Timpooneke Road] -  Northern Goshawk. Large accipiter with pale breast and steel-gray back and head with white stripe over eye. Heard it call and saw it. Watched it for a couple of minutes at a distance of 30-40 yards with 8.5x binoculars. Have seen it before in the forest. Watched it fly away through the trees. Swift and agile. 20 species:
   --  RUFFED GROUSE, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Pine Siskin

Jeff Cooper (7 July 2015) - [Lake Mountains, Soldiers Pass Road] - 21 species total:
   -- Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Gray Vireo, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Sage Thrasher, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird

Ashley Shaffer (2 July 2015) - [Provo Airport Dike] - 28 species:  [highlights]:  ...... Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern,... Great Horned Owl, White-throated Swift,... Eastern Kingbird,...

Jun 2015

Sherree Sheide (30 June 2015) - [Diamond Fork Canyon] - 37 species total: [highlights]:..Red-naped Sapsucker,... Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, MacGillivray's Warbler... Yellow-breasted Chat... Lark Sparrow, Fox Sparrow,... Lincoln's Sparrow,...

Lon Young (28 June 2015) - [River Lane - Sandy Beach] - Marbled Godwit, Herring Gull. 21 species total.

Von Welch (27 June 2015) - [Little Mill East Walkway] - Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Found in the top of a cottonwood tree foraging.

Joshua Little (27 June 2015) - [Lincoln Beach Boat Launch] - Snowy Plover. 22 species total.

Michael Lester (27 June 2015) - [Summit Trailhead] - 14 species total:  [highlights]:..Wild Turkey...Dusky Flycatcher...Hermit Thrush, MacGillivray's Warbler,..., Green-tailed Towhee, ..., Lincoln's Sparrow,...

Von Welch (27 June 2015) - [Nebo Loop]  [highlights]:..Red-Naped Sapsucker, Purple Martin, ... House Wren, Mountain Bluebird,...
   -- [Nebo Creek Trailhead] - 24 species:   [highlights]:..Great Horned Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, ... Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Cordilleran Flycatcher,...Brown Creeper, House Wren,...Hermit Thrush... Green-tailed Towhee...

Sherree Sheide (25 June 2015) - [American Fork Canyon] - Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 8 species total.

Tim Avery (25 June 2014) - [Fairfield] - 24 species:  [highlights]:..Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk,..., Short-eared Owl,... Say's Phoebe,... Loggerhead Shrike,...Horned Lark,...Sage Thrasher, ...Lark Sparrow...

Von Welch (24 June 2015) - [Tibble Fork Reservoir] - 26 species: [highlights]:..Northern Goshawk... White-throated Swift,...Hammond's Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher,... Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, ... MacGillivray's Warbler,...Green-tailed Towhee... Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Susan Lindberg (20 June 2015) - [Goshen Fields] - Bobolink.

Donel Jensen (19 June 2015) - [Top of Tie Fork] - Dusky Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker

Suzi Holt (16 June 2015) - [Nebo Loop] - PURPLE MARTINS.

Jeff Cooper (13 June 2015) - [Alpine Loop East] - 10 species total: Wild Turkey, Flammulated Owl,
Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Common Poorwill,
American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Siskin

Alton Thygerson (10 June 2015) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - 23 species total:  [highlights]:.. Osprey,...Olive-sided Flycatcher... Eastern Kingbird...Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Steve Clark (6 June 2015) - [Goshen Fields] - 28 species total: [highlights]:..American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, American Avocet, Willet, Long-billed Curlew,...Horned Lark...BLUE GROSBEAK,... Bullock's Oriole

Von Welch (6 June 2015] - [Bridal Veil Falls Overlook] - BLACK SWIFT. 6:15am above the upper falls. Dark swift shape with squarish tail. Larger than white throated swifts. Possibly 2 other individuals. Gone within 3 minutes.13 species total:  -- Mallard, Black Swift, White-throated Swift, Peregrine Falcon, Warbling Vireo, Violet-green Swallow, American Dipper, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee

Suzi Holt (5 June 2015) - [Diamond Fork Canyon] - 47 species total:  [highlights]:..Cooper's Hawk, ... Virginia Rail, Spotted Sandpiper...White-throated Swift... Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, ... Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,...BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, Yellow-breasted Chat, Green-tailed Towhee,... Lark, Sparrow... Western Tanager,... Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch,... Gray Catbird

Von Welch (5 June 2015) - [200 N 2520 West, Provo] - Wood Ducks on pond. Continuing.

Merrill Webb (4 June 2015) - [Nebo Creek Road] - 28 species total: [highlights]:..Common Nighthawk...Lewis's Woodpecker... Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, ... Green-tailed Towhee,...Fox Sparrow...Lesser Goldfinch

Von Welch (4 June 2015) - [5000 West, Alpine] - WHITE-WINGED DOVE.

Sherree Sheide (4 June 2015) - [Highland Glen Park] - 15 species total: [highlights]:..Caspian Tern... Warbling Vireo...

Amber Knieriem (3 June 2015) - [Provo Airport Dike] - 33 species total:  [highlights]:...Cinnamon Teal, Redhead, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron... Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, ... Eastern Kingbird, Marsh Wren,...Bullock's Oriole...

Donel Jensen (3 June 2015) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - 25 species total: [highlights]:...Cinnamon Teal, Osprey,... Spotted Sandpiper... Eastern Kingbird,...Savannah Sparrow,... Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Justin Barton (2 June 2015) - [Alpine Loop Road and Trailhead] - 30 species total: [highlights]: ...Cooper's Hawk,... Great Horned Owl,... Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker,... Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, American Crow,... Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush,... Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler..., Western Tanager,... Pine Siskin

Taylor Abbott (2 June 2015) - [Fort Utah Park, Provo] - Common Grackles.

Sherree Sheide (2 June 2015) - [Grove Creek Canyon, Pleasant Grove] - 20 species total: [highlights]: ...Cooper's Hawk,... Willow Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo,... Mountain Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,... Western Tanager...

Amber Knieriem (1 June 2015) - [Provo Canyon] - 17 species total: [highlights]: ... Belted Kingfisher,... Yellow-breasted Chat, Fox Sparrow,..., Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole...

Robert Zajko 91 (June 2015) - [Lake Mountains -- Soldier's Pass Rd] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk

Jeremy Gardner (1 June 2015) - [Provo Canyon] - 15 species total:
   -- Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, American Dipper, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole, House Sparrow

May 2015

Carl Lundblad (31 May 2015) - [Camp Floyd Stage Stop] - 8 species total:
   --  Eurasian Collared-Dove, Willow Flycatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch

Steve Clark (31 May 2015) - [Nebo Loop] - 9 species total:
    -- Black-chinned Hummingbird, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Pine Siskin

George Webb (28 May 2015) - [Chimney Rock Pass] - 10 species:
    --  Ferruginous Hawk, Long-billed Curlew, California Gull, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Northern Mockingbird, Lark Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Rachel Le Blanc (27 May 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - LEAST TERN. 46 species total: [hightlights]:... Least Tern, Caspian Tern... Common Nighthawk... Dusky Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe... Common Yellowthroat...

Bryant Olsen (26 May 2015) - [Utah Lake State Park/Provo Airport Dike] - 63 species total: [highlights]:...Wood Duck...Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron... Osprey...White-throated Swift...Willow Flycatcher... Eastern Kingbird...Purple Martin...MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat...Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow... Western Tanager... Lazuli Bunting...
    -- [River Lane/Sandy Beach] - 29 species total:...Sanderling...Willow Flycatcher...Eastern Kingbird...Western Tanager...

George Webb (25 May 2015) - [Provo] - COMMON GRACKLE. Same location they have been in for the last couple of years. All black with some iridescence. Larger than Brewer's Blackbird and smaller than the Gt. tailed. When they flew out of the conifers they gave a call that was harsher than a Brewer's.

Milt Moody (24 May 2015) - [Vivian Park] - I led a group of about 15 close relatives (family reunion) on an early morning birdwalk at Vivian Park. Here's what we saw:
    -- Western Tanagers, Caspian Tern, Belted Kingfisher, American Dippers, Gray Catbird, Golden Eagles...

Suzi Holt (21 May 2015) - [Goshen] - Blue Grosbeaks are back in Goshen I saw them at around noon on 10300 West almost by the Horse ranch.

Von Welch (20 May 2015) - [Lower Hobble Creek] - 12 species total:
   -- Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover, Mourning Dove, Prairie Falcon, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Alton Thygerson (20 May 2015) - A adult male Mourning Warbler was seen on Skipper Bay Trail before noon between the picnic table and the end of the trail..

Milt Moody (20 May 2015) - There was a male and female Purple Martin about 3/4 of the way down Skipper Bay Trail at about 10:30 this morning.

Jeff Cooper (19 May 2015) - [Pleasant Grove] - I was excited to see a Green-tailed Towhee scratching and scurrying among some shrubs in my Pleasant Grove backyard this morning before I went to work...

Von Welch (11 May 2015) - [Highland Glenn Park] - 22 species total:
   -- Mallard, California Quail, Golden Eagle, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove,
Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Warbling Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark

Milt Moody (4 May 2015) - [Provo] - The Band-tailed Pigeons have come to their usual place: On the wires behind the house at 879 East 2620 North in Provo. I saw 7 of them at about 10:15 AM

Apr 2015

Ann Caballero (28 April 2015) -  {Salem City Cemetery] - Ferruginous Hawk.

Von Welch (23 April 2015] - [River Lane]- DICKSISSEL. Sparrow-like bird with bright yellow supercilium, yellow malar stripe, bright yellow breast with bright yellow streak extending down center of whitish belly. appeared large headed. Rufous on shoulder. No large black V on throat. First spring male or maybe a bright female. Observed for about a minute about 20 feet away. In bushes by river where the dirt road meets the beach.
   -- Swainson's Hawk, Black-bellied Plover

Jared Davidson (23 April 20150 - [Pioneer Crossing, Lehi to Inlet Park] - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush

David Wheeler (23 April 2015) - [Lincoln Beach and River Lane]:
   --I decided to stop planting tomatoes for a bit on Monday (my day off) in order to follow up with the recent reports of good shorebirds in Utah county. Faithful but increasingly chubby Mojo was getting a little heavy in the mid-section anyway (they say that dogs begin to look like their masters--sure enough), so this was a good chance for hip to stretch his legs. The sight of the bicycle brings a look of terror in that dog's face anymore, so this was more his speed. Sure enough, he seemed content to lope three paces behind me at our middle-aged pace. Foolishly, we did this in the middle of the day, and so both of us were more lethargic than usual.
    -- Lincoln Beach still had at least 5 trusting Snowy Plovers (gosh they're lovely, with those subtle pale shades), several Willets, about 15 Least Sandpipers, and a Say's Phoebe. I don't recall if there were Marbled Godwits there, but I think there was one.
    -- River Lane had some year firsts as well: An unexpected Western kingbird at the last farmhouse on the paved portion of the road, Bank swallows aplenty, and 2 Blue-gray gnatcatchers. At the end of the dirt road, on the silty shore of Utah Lake, there were two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 4 Marbled Godwits, and two Brewer's sparrows, along with some Bonaparte's gulls, etc. There were surprisingly many American goldfinches along River Lane too. The lazy dog kept indicating to the car (funny creatures), so I didn't prolong his agony any more than I had to.

Sherree Sheide (22 April 2015) - [Lincoln Beach] - Short-eared Owl.

Alona Huffaker (21 April 2015) - [Springville] - I had a couple of Lazuli buntings at my feeders here in Springville today!

Jeff Cooper (21 April 2015) - [Manila Park Pond] - I just took a peek at the pond on my way home and saw a male Red-breasted Merganser on the east end of the pond...

Suzi Holt (20 April 2015) - [River Lane-Sandy Beach] - Semi-palmated Plover, Sanderling, Marbeled Godwit, Least Tern, Caspian Tern

Tim Avery (19 April 2015) - [Pleasant Grove] - Western Screech Owl.

Kendall Watkins (19 April 2015) - [Powell Lake] -  Greater Scaup. One male seen with the Scaup flock. Didn't see the female that has been reported. 42 species total:  [highlights] ...Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup...Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck...Great Egret... Sora... Sandhill Crane...Marbled Godwit, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull...Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow...Common Yellowthroat...

Ann Caballero (19 April 2015) - [Lincoln Point] - Chukar.

Rachel LeBlanc (19 April 2015) - [Fairfield, UT] - 28 species total:  [highlights] ...Broad-tailed Hummingbird...Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike...Tree Swallow, Mountain Bluebird...Sage Thrasher...Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow...Brown-headed Cowbird...

Amber Knieriem (18 April 2015) - Lincoln Point - Great Horned Owl

Dave Hanscom (18 April 2015) - [Swede Lane] - 23 species total:  [highlights] ... Redhead...Willet, Franklin's Gull...

Keeli Marvel (18 April 2015) - [Lincoln Beach SP] - 30 species total:  [highlights] ...Virginia Rail (heard only), Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Snowy Plover... Willet, Marbled Godwit, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe... Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe... Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Rock Wren...

Von Welch (18 April 2015) - [Manila Park Pond] -  Hooded Merganser, Common Loon, Caspian Tern

Ryan Farrell (17April 2015) - [FR041, Spanish Fork] - Red-naped Sapsucker.

Matthew Pendleton (17 April 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - GLOSSY IBIS. First found by Bryant Olsen. Thin lines, dark face stood out in comparison to white-faced. All birds in breeding plumage and close to the road with easy viewing making ID straight forward. Powder blue in front of eye was apparent. Seen at Pioneer crossing just north of the road .5 miles south of Powell Lake.

Donel Jensen (17April 2015) - [Lakeshore Dr. Pond] - Solitary Sandpiper

Cindy Sommerfeld (17 April 2015) - ...at the end of River Lane. Shorebirds seen:
   -- Semipalmated Plovers, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilts, American Avocets, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Willets, Marbled Godwit, Sanderling, Least Sandpipers

Suzi Holt (16 April 2015) - [Lincoln Beach Road] - 28 species total:  [highlights] ... Marbled Godwit...Snowy Plover...Willet, Least Sandpiper...Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe...Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow...Yellow-headed Blackbird...
   --  [Kuhni Wetlands] -   [highlights] ...American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis

Anson Call (16 April 2015) - [Canyonview Park, Provo Canyon] - American Dipper

Fran Holmes (16 April 2015)- [Provo Airport Dike] - Osprey

Logan Smith (13 April 2015) - [Pioneer Crossing] - 7 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, Black-billed Magpie

Amber Knieriem (13 April 2015) - [Provo airport Dike] - Northern Mockingbird

Jared Davidson (12 April 2015) - [Powell lake] - Cattle Egret

Eric Peterson (11 April 2015) - [Powell Lake] -  [highlights] ... Eared Grebe, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Black-necked Stilt... Say's Phoebe... Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow... Yellow-headed Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle...

Eric Huish (11 April 2015) - [Huish yard, Pleasant Grove] - Townsend's Solitaire

Eric Peterson (11 April 2015) - [Highland Glenn Park] - 16 species total: [highlights] ...Turkey Vulture... Red-breasted Nuthatch...

Terrol Williams (10 April) - [Rock Canyon] --  Western Scrub-Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Spotted Towhee

Steven Glynn (9 April 2015) - 12 species total: [highlights] --  Turkey Vulture... Lewis's Woodpecker...Say's Phoebe, Steller's Jay...

Bryant Olsen (8 April 2015) - [Goshen] - 31 species total:  [highlights] .. Sandhill Crane... Willet,
Whimbrel, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit,... Bank Swallow,...

Terrol Williams (7 April 2015) - [Provo airport Dike] - 30 species seen: [highlights] ... Swainson's Hawk...American Pipit...

Jesse Alba (6 April 2015) - [Vineyard] - 16 species total: [highlights] ...American White Pelican,... Bullock's Oriole

Terrol Williams (6 April 2015) - [Goshen Reservoir] - 20 species total: [highlights] ...American White Pelican,... Black-crowned Night-Heron, Turkey Vulture..., Swainson's Hawk, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet,...Tree Swallow,...Yellow-headed Blackbird

Case Wade (5 April 2015) - [Powell Lake] - 25 species total: [highlights] -- Greater White-fronted Goose,... Hooded Merganser...

Jeff Cooper (4 April 2015) - [Fairfield] - Harris's Sparrow (2). Both individuals were seen at the same time by Eric, Jeff, and the property owner... The property owner indicated he'd seen three at his yard feeders at the same time. 30 species total: [highlights]... Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle,... Swainson's Hawk,... Loggerhead Shrike... Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing,...
    -- {Goshen Reservoir] - 13 species seen: ... Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull,...

Jared Davidson
(3 April 2015) - [Pioneer Crossing to Inlet Park, Lehi] - 34 species seen: [highlights]: ... Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture...Sandhill Crane...Mountain Chickadee...Cedar Waxwing,... Yellow-headed Blackbird

Jeff Cooper (2 April 2015) - [Powell Lake] - Cattle Egrets. I stopped by Powell Lake Thursday evening on my way home from the airport about 7:15 to see what might be on the pond. Bonaparte's and Franklin's Gulls were nice year birds, but two Cattle Egrets that flew in from the south and landed in the north pond were highlights. They were my first ones of the year and unexpected based on the eBird filters for this time of the year.

Mar 2015

Lauren Harder (13 Mar 2015) - [Summit Creek Reservoir] - 22 species total:
   -- Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Horned Grebe, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Flicker, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Suzi Holt (11 Mar 2015) - [Woodland Hill's] - Lewis's Woodpecker

Sherree Sheide (10 Mar 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - 26 species total:
    -- Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (9 Mar 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - 19 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Egret, Killdeer, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Feb 2015

Logan Smith (28 Feb 2015) - [Jordan River Parkway] - [Highlights]: ...Wilson's Snipe,...golden-crowned kinglet...Evening Grosbeak [continuing],... Ferruginous Hawk...

Kendell Watkins (28 Feb 2015) - [Lake Mountains, Soldiers Summit] - 19 species total:
    -- Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's), Ferruginous Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl, Northern Flicker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark

Steve Clark (23 Feb 2013) - [Salem Pond] - 16 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warble, White-crowned Sparrow,  Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Melinda Harris (16 Feb 2015) - [3741 W 12680 S, Payson] - BLUE JAY. This jay has been visiting our feeders since November. It's been a mild sensation, and we have had other birders coming to our home to observe it.  My husband submitted a photo of the Blue Jay.
    -- Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Evening Grosbeak

Jared Davidson (Feb 13, 2015) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] -
    --  Mallard, Great Blue Heron, California Gull, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Ron Andersen (13 Feb 2015) - [East Salem - Lewis's Woodpecker hangout] - 17 species total:
   --  Ring-necked Pheasant, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), 
Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Lewis's Woodpecker (continuing), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Sparrow
   -- [5998 West 6400 South Street, Spanish Fork] - Sandhill Cranes

Anne Caballero (13 Feb 2015) - [Goshen Reservoir] - 10 species total:
   --  Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Wild Turkey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin

Jan 2015

Jeff Cooper (31 Jan 2015) - [Battle Creek Canyon] - Chukar, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl

Alona Huffaker (24 Jan 2015) - [Springville] - There were some Juniper Titmouse, a White-breasted Nuthatch and a couple of Evening Grosbeaks in the North-East part of the Evergreen Cemetery in south Springville this afternoon. The part that is on the west side of the road.

Keeli Marvel (17 Jan 2015) - [Saratoga Springs Model Airplane Park] - Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) seen by Keeli Marvel and Nicole Christensen in the pond in front of the hydroelectric plant at mouth of Jordan River. They were calling and we spent about 30 minutes watching them feeding in the mud around the open water near the north end of inlet park. 17 species total:...

David Walton (14 Jan 2015) - [Salem Pond] - 15 species total:
   -- Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Muscovy Duck (Established Feral),...Common/Red-breasted Merganser...Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk,... Steller's Jay...

Alona Huffaker (10 Jan 2015) - [Provo] - There were 4 Hooded Mergansers in ponds in the Flo-Serve area today. This morning they were across the street to the west, late this afternoon they were in the pond south and west. Three females and 1 male.

Keeli Marvel (4 Jan 2015) - [New Year's Day Birding in South Utah County]: 6 birders, and then 5 more who joined us along the way met on New Year's Day to bird the south end of Utah County....Best birds of the trip were Evening Grosbeaks on the canal trail, Lewis's Woodpeckers at their usual location, a nice diversity of ducks at Salem Pond, a pair of Wilson's Snipe in the marsh on the southwest end, and a Bald Eagle across the hwy from Salem Pond. Thanks to all who participated. Happy Birding!...

Dec 2014

Jeff Cooper (20 Dec 2014) - I saw a Merlin doing something today that I'd never seen before--perching on a wire. It seemed that every small falcon I'd seen perching on a wire prior to this afternoon was a Kestrel. I'm sure others have seen a Merlin do this, but it was the first time for me, at least that I can remember...

Jeff Cooper (20 Dec 2014) - [CBC Area #4 / Vineyard] - ...Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, ...Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk,...Virginia Rail, Sora,...Lesser Black-backed Gull,... Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl...American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow,...

Nov 2014

Cade Moore (30 Nov 2014) - [Spring Lake] -  ... Belted Kingfisher,... Steller's Jay,...Brown Creeper,...

Von Welch (29 Nov 2014) -[Highland Glen Park] - 21 species total:...Cooper's Hawk,...White-breasted Nuthatch,... Lesser Goldfinch,...
Lu Giddin
(28 No 2014) - [East Bay golf Course] - American White Pelican

Cullen Clark (27 Nov 2014) - [Salem Pond] - 20 species seen:...Hooded Merganser... Black-crowned Night-Heron,... Wilson's Snipe...

Donel Jensen (26 No 2014) - [Lower Provo River Parkway, Lakeshore Dr.] - Wood Duck... Belted Kingfisher...

Bryant Olsen (25 Nov 2014) - [Goshen ] - 12 species total:
    --  Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's), Ferruginous Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk...Mountain Bluebird,...

Lu Giddins (25 Nov 2014) - [Payson] -  ...Cooper's Hawk...

Jared Davidson (17 Nov 2014) - [Pioneer Crossing, Lehi] - 21 species seen:...Tundra Swan, Common Merganser,...Prairie Falcon,... Evening Grosbeak

Rachel Leblanc (16 Nov 2014) - [Fairfield] - 10 species total: ...Golden Eagle,...Rough-legged Hawk,...

Roger Nielsen (16 Nov 2014) - [Lindon Harbor] - 19 species total:... Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead,
Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck,... Cassin's Finch,...

Jeff Cooper (15 Nov 2014) - [Manila Creek] - 7 species total:...Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser,...

Alton Thygerson (15 Nov 2014) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - 11 species total: ...Prairie Falcon,...

Suzi Holt (15 Nov 2014) - [Spring Lake] - 13 species seen: ...Steller's Jay, BLUE JAY,...

Suzi Holt
(15 Nov 2014) - [Payson, UT] - Snow Geese, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling,  Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Jeff Cooper (15 Nov 2014) - [Eagle Mountain] - Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Ferruginous Hawk, American Kestrel, Merlin (Prairie)

Rachel LeBlanc
(11 Nov 2014) - [Pioneer Crossing, Lehi] - 29 species seen:... Herring Gull, Belted Kingfisher,...Ruby-crowned Kinglet...Evening Grosbeak...

Von Welch (10Nov 2014) - [Alpine Loop, Pine Hollow Trailhead] - 4 species seen:
   -- Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet

Von Welch (8 Nov 2014) - [Provo Airport Dike] -  28 species seen:
   -- Hooded Merganser,... Sandhill Crane, Ring-billed Gull,... Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,... American Tree Sparrow,...

Corvidae Katsaros (2 Nov 2014) - [near Camp Floyd] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferrugenous Hawk, American Kestrel

Oct 2014

Jeff Cooper (11 Oct 2014) - [Fairfield and Eagle Mountain] - Eric Peterson and I took 15 birders from Great Salt Lake Audubon on a field trip Saturday morning to Fairfield and Eagle Mountain. Several members of our group were new to birding so they were able to enjoy a number of new birds during our trip.
   --The owls were playing hard to find on some private property in Fairfield, but we did manage to find a Great Horned Owl and evidence (pellets) of other owls. We were surprised to find a Bewick's Wren on the property. We heard it first and then located it.
   --American Pipits and Ferruginous Hawks were a treat for the group as we traveled along the original Pony Express trail between Fairfield and Eagle Mountain...
   --We stopped by Powell Lake on the way back to our Park and Ride. A hen Blue-winged Teal and a solitary Solitary Sandpiper were seen on the south pond...
   --Eric and I spent a little time after the trip looking for raptors. We saw several Ferruginous Hawks,..We also observed and photographed and adult Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk. It is good to see the Harlies returning.

Jeff Cooper (11 Oct 2014) - [Powell Lake] - 23 species:...Blue-winged Teal, ... Solitary Sandpiper,...

Eric Huish (9 Oct 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike] - 16 species seen:... Sandhill Crane (heard only), ... Great Horned Owl (Looked injured. Still kind of dark out but it was holding its wing out and not flying well), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Mountain Chickadee (Odd down here in the valley. I hope it shows up for the big sit tomorrow) ...

Alton Thygerson (9 Oct 2014) - [Provo Canyon] - 8 species seen:
   -- Northern Goshawk (Juvenile; white eyebrow; streaked belly; wavy tail bands),... Canyon Wren [heard only], Townsend's Solitaire,...

Suzi Holt (9 Oct 2014) - [Payson Canyon] - 13 Species seen:...Steller's Jay,...Townsend's Solitaire,... Evening Grosbeak, White-breasted Nuthatch. (I had been there over a hour when I heard a ruckus in the pine trees and the Grosbeaks were eating box elder bugs and it looked like the pine nuts, they moved all around until we left about 3:00).

Rachel LeBlanc (8 Oct 2014) - [Pioneer Crossing, Lehi] - 34 species total... Snowy Egret,... Sandhill Crane,...Peregrine Falcon...

Nick Smith (5 Oct 2014) - [Powell Lake, Lehi] - 25 species (+1 other taxa) total:
   ... Blue-winged Teal,... Sora [heard], ...

Eric Huish (4 Oct 2014) - [Pleasant Grove] - Western Screech-Owl. Heard it from my bedroom window. I went outside and got a glimpse of it as it flew across the street.

Donel Jensen (4 Oct 2014) - [Upper Falls] - Species seen: Osprey,...

Leena Rogers (4 Oct 2014) - [East Lawn Cemetery] - Flock of Wild Turkeys on the ridge east of the cemetery.

Jeff Cooper (4 Oct 2014) - I just had my first of season Merlin at the Squaw Peak overlook in Provo. I love when winter Raptors return.

Donel Jensen (3 Oct 2014) - 16 total species seen:
   -- [Utah Lake State Park] ...White-breasted Nuthatch...   --[Skipper Bay Trail] - ... Black-necked Stilt, ...

Doug Mead
(2 Oct 2014) - [Squaw Peak Overlook] - Species observed from common Hawkwatch site:  ...Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Clark's Nutcracker

Sep 2014

Leena Rogers (29 Sep 2014) - [Squaw Peak] - Saw three Turkey Vultures soaring above the peak. They do look very majestic from a distance as they glide on the thermals!

Norm Jenson (12 Sep 2014) - [Powell Lake,Lehi] - SOLITARY SANDPIPER.

Jeff Cooper (6 Sep 2014) - I am cautious about rare bird alerts and always try for a photo of such birds, but I am very confident despite missing the photo op that I observed a BLUE-HEADED VIREO at the extreme south end of Highland Glen Park about 7:20 this evening. I will share a link of the exact location when I get home tonight. The vireo was a bright individual with a distinct contrast between the gray and white on the cheeks and neck. It was as if the bird was wearing a helmet. It had bright yellow sides and two very prominent white wing bars. There was an olive color to the back. It was bolder in its plumage than all Cassin's Vireos I've observed and there have been Cassin's in the park recently.

Jeff Cooper
(6 Sep 2014) - [Highland Glen Park] - I had a few minutes before sunset tonight to drop by Highland Glen Park and check for migrants. I ran out of light quickly, but the first bird I saw when I got out of my car was a White-breasted Nuthatch. That's a rare bird for the park. A second one eventually showed up as well. There was a tail-less but happy Scrub-Jay near the nuthatches. I caught a glimpse of some skulky warblers just as the light was fading so I was unable to get good looks at them. I plan to return in the morning to get better looks at the birds passing through the park.

Aug 2014

Jeff Cooper (28 Aug 2014) - [Pleasant Grove] -  The young male Calliope Hummingbird continued at the feeder today, primarily during dusk. He must be feeding somewhere else during earlier hours. Some of his long gorget feathers are beginning to show on his throat...

Cliff Miles (26 Aug 2014) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - Ash-throated Flycatcher.

Norm Jenson (22 Aug 2014) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Green Heron.

Norm Jenson (13 Aug 2014) - [Skipper Bay Trail]. Indigo Bunting.

Susan Fogle Lindberg (4 Aug 2014) - There were 11 Turkey Vultures circling over Meadow Elementary in Lehi about 10:45 this morning.

Herb (4 Aug 2014) - [Salem] - At dinner today my backyard filled with Black-headed Grosbeaks and Bullock's Orioles. They were mainly going after my plum tree, at least a dozen of each. After that I went to the front door to see a 4 point mule deer run in front of my house. All of this a block south of Salem Pond.

Jul 2014

Jeff Cooper (26 Jul 2014) - [Pleasant Grove] - I just looked out the window of my home office and noticed a pair of Mourning Doves building a nest. That's a first for our yard. A moment later I looked again and a male Rufous Hummingbird came to the feeder and chased off the Black-chinned that was trying to feed. That's the first Rufous at the feeder for the season. A fun couple of minutes as I am wrapping up a blog post about a trip Eric Peterson and I took yesterday to Tabiona and Mirror Lake. It was a great day. We saw and photographed lots of fun bird activities I'll share a little later tonight.

Jeff Cooper (13 Jul 2014) - On a whim, I took my 9-year-old niece from California up American Fork Canyon and onto the Alpine Loop tonight. The last-minute decision turned out to be well worth the drive. It's always fun to watch someone get excited about cute little owls and other discoveries in our mountains. We saw a beautiful sunset from the Pine Hollow trail head parking lot. We saw several raccoons crossing the road after the sun went down. I took her to one of my reliable owling spots and whistled in an adult Northern Saw-whet Owl within about ten minutes. I've found timing to be critical for getting these guys to call back, especially this time of the year. After giving my niece the rare look at the Saw-whet we went for the Flammies. Poorwills were calling as usual and the Flammies began calling about twenty minutes after the Saw-whets. We had a very cooperative Flammulated Owl. It perched right above us and allowed some video to be captured.

Dennis Shirley 93 Jul 204) - I saw the GREEN HERON previously reported at the East Bay Golf Course this morning at 7:00am before the golfers arrived. Be courteous. Also, anyone looking for Blue Grosbeak in Utah County, I found two pair on Swede Lane.

Jeff Cooper (1 Jul 2014) - The desert can be a beautiful and lively place. Eric Peterson and I spent the past two Saturday mornings enjoying Utah County's West Desert. Here are some of the fun creatures we encountered:
   --Four Owl species including images of Short- and Long-eared Owls
   --A light juvenile Swainson's Hawk putting on a stretching display (beautiful/handsome bird)
   --We stumbled upon a Northern Harrier nest with four fledglings
   --Gray Vireos
   --Gray Flycatchers

Jun 2014

Doug Mead (19 Jun 2014) - Ned and I birded the West side of Utah Lake from Saratoga Springs down to Goshen today. We wanted to check out the usual Burrowing Owl sites and we struck out at the 5 locations where we have seen them before. Also, the Great-horned Owl nest was empty. Nevertheless there were some good birds. Highlights of the trip included:
   --Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, N. Harrier (male), Long-billed Curlew, Chukar, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Turkey Vulture, Great Blue Heron, Common Nighthawk, Bullock's Oriole
   --Secret Pond-Goshen: Gadwall, Mallard, Teal-female sp, Bobolink (1/4 mi. E.), Western Kingbird, Savannah Sparrow

Doug Mead (5 Jun 2014) - Ned Bixler and I took a drive up American Fork Canyon this morning and found a Blue (Dusky) Grouse just below the summit at 8060' feeding on the side of the road. Also saw a couple of Western Tanagers and a possible American Three-toed Woodpecker in the Timpooneke campground.

Norm Jenson (5 Jun 2014) - I saw my first Juniper Titmouse a while ago, but Gail wasn't with me. So today after we finished with our Utah County Birding, highlights there included Gray Vireo, Black-throated Sparrows, and our first of year Common Nighthawks, we continued back to Salt Lake County and my secret Juniper Titmouse spot. Now Gail has hers.

Jeff Cooper (3 Jun 2014) - Camping with my twin sons at Timpooneke Campground up American Fork Canyon. I enjoyed photographing Broad-tailed Hummingbirds fighting for possession of a Twinberry Honeysuckle shrub near our campsite, but the bird surprise of the weekend was a pair of American Three-toed Woodpeckers I found at the campground.

May 2014

Milton Moody (27 May 2014) - [Provo] - At about 7:30 this morning there were 6 Band-tailed Pigeons at 2620 North and 860 East in Provo, on the wires behind the houses on the north.  I also saw them there on Saturday just before noon.

Peter Anderson (21 May 2014) - [East Bay Golf Course] - GREEN HERON. Saw it fly into the backside of the large island the fly to next island south where we got the picture.  Nice Eared and Western Grebe; a lot of Rough Wing Swallows.

Jeff Cooper (24 May 2014) - [Pleasant Grove] - Just had my first Common Nighthawk of the year fly over the road in front of me as I was turning into my neighborhood.

Suzi Holt
(19 May 2014) - [Goshen Canyon] - Yellow-breasted Chat.

Eric Peterson (19 May) - [Lehi] - I was just at Powell lake and there were two Semipalmated Plovers and a Least Sandpiper hanging out on the south side of the south lake. Lots of WF Ibis, a couple Willets and a small flock of Red-necked Phalaropes among the usuals. No long-tailed duck.

Dennis Shirley (14 May 2014) - [Goshen Fields] - This afternoon three male BOBOLINKS were seen in the north Goshen fields, Utah County. They were west of the 14000 North/North Goshen Bay intersection about 1/4 mile - same fields as last year. They show up every year between May 10-15. You can set your watch on it!

Norm Jenson (13 May 2014) - [Powell Lake] - Long-tailed Duck and Blue- winged Teal.  Phalaropes, Long-billed Dowitchers and usual assortment.

Eric Peterson (12 May 2014) - [Powell Lake] - I went over to Powell lake at about 12:30 to see if I could see the Long-tailed Duck. I was able to photograph it at the north end of the south pond. In saw some swallows I wanted to photograph and in the time I took my eyes off it, it was gone. ...I went back at 6:00 to get some better pictures and could not relocate it. There were some Wilson's and Red-necked phalaropes on the lake along with a couple of Long-billed Dowitchers, 3 Spotted Sandpipers and two Western Sandpipers.

Kay Stone (6 May 2014) - [Lehi] - I presently have a WHITE-WINGED DOVE in my backyard, 135 East  200 South,  Lehi.

Eric Peterson (1 May 2014) - I went to Highland Glenn Park this morning to do a little spring birding and had a good morning. I parked and soon after had two Evening Grosbeaks flyover my head. I then walked up and saw the continuing Lewis's Woodpecker and got a couple really good shots of it. I then walked down and saw a Black-chinned and a Broad-tailed Hummingbird battling over the same bush. I was able to photograph the Black-chinned. ... Other highlights included a bunch of Orange-crowned Warblers and Black-headed Grosbeaks.

Apr 2014

Jeff Cooper (25 Apr 2014) - [Highland Glen Park] - I dropped by the park last night after work (thanks to Eric Peterson) and saw the continuing LEWIS'S WOODPECKER. This afternoon I stopped by the park again since it is near my home and saw a couple Virginia's Warblers along with the continuing Lewis's Woodpecker and FOY Black-headed Grosbeak.

Dennis Shirley (21 Apr 2014) - This morning about11:30am I briefly birded the area west of Harbor Park Way, west end of Saratoga Springs in the foothills of Lake Mountain. I found the BURROWING OWL on the same mound as last year, and then heard GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. With a taped call I was able to get good looks at two individuals.

Mike Hearell (18 Apr 2014) - [Pioneer Crossing] - Cattle Egrets, Black-bellied Plovers, Wilson's Phalaropes, Godwits, and good numbers of Western Sandpipers are currently present. ...and a second-ish cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Jeff Cooper (14 Apr 2014) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Joellen Herbert found and reported a HARRIS'S SPARROW at the east entrance to the Provo Airport Dike a couple of weeks ago... I saw one sparrow fly catching from a pile of brush and then noticed all the black feathers around its face. Bingo! It's a handsome bird...

Glenda Cotter (14 Apr 2014) - [Powell Lake] - Apologies for the late report. I was at Powell Lake Saturday evening, where there were lots of avocets, stilts, six Marbled Godwits, one Greater Yellowlegs (in the south pond), three Bonaparteís gulls, and a White-throated Sparrow near the north pond, loosely associating with white-crowned sparrows where the two paths intersect at the northeast side of the pond...

Brenton Reyner (12 Apr 2014) - This morning I headed down to Powell Lake looking for some early shorebirds and other migrants....On the south pond I spotted all 3 species of teal as well as the hybrid blue-winged x cinnamon teal. A Lincoln's Sparrow (FOY) was in the trees at the southern end of the south pond as well.

Doug Mead (10 Apr 2024) - Today I hiked up the Salamander Flats trail in American Fork Canyon...Best sightings were: Northern Goshawk, Ruffed Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, Clark's Nutcracker, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, Steller's Jay, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped and Mountain Chickadee, Pine Siskin and Shiras Moose( at <8 feet)...

Kendall Watkins (8 Apr 2014) - Bryant Olsen, my dad, and I discovered a single WHIMBREL at Pioneer Crossing Ponds this afternoon. It was mixed in with a large group of Marbled Godwits and Long-billed Curlews. It was seen on the southeast side of the pond and had its head tucked in for the majority of the time we watched it.

Mar 2014

Bryant Olsen (25 Mar 2014) - Yesterday(3-24-14) around sunset I re-found the adult male EURASIAN WIGEON at Pioneer Crossing ponds. It was with several American Wigeon on the west end of the pond. I had been there in the morning and not found it, I then explored several areas around Utah Lake, and happened to be back there at sunset and had to look again, pink head unmistakable. Other good birds seen included several CLARK'S GREBES on Utah Lake, several BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL at Skipper Bay. Plus a dark Harlan's Hawk near Goshen, and a light Ferruginous Hawk on the west side of the lake.

Eric Huish (25 Mar 2014) - I counted 23 Turkey Vultures at the center street roost in Provo this morning. (3/25). They roost in the large sycamores at 400 E Center Street.

Jeff Cooper (20 Mar 2014) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Light Harlan's and a Neotropic Cormorant at the dike.

Dennis Shirley (19 Mar 2014) - This afternoon there was a FOY Common Loon on Deer Creek Reservoir in Rainbow Bay and two drake Red-breasted Mergansers near the Provo River inlet. Lots of other common waterfowl.

Ned Bixler (19 Mar 2014) - This afternoon, there were two Blue-winged Teal along the Skipper Bay trail, along with some mallards.

Susan Lindberg (9 Mar 2014) - [Lehi] - There's a Great Egret in the pond on the north side of Pioneer Crossing about .8 mile west of S 2300 W if anyone is interested.

Alona Huffaker (2 Mar 2014) - About 20 Sandhill Cranes were flying high above Springville midday today. Love that sound!

Feb 2014

Clark Monson (23 Feb 2014)- I took my daughter up Provo Canyon tonight at 9:00 to call for Saw-whets. We first went up to Aspen Grove, but there were vehicles and people all over the place. I should have expected this on a mild Friday night. We drove back down to Provo Canyon and up South Fork. I tried a couple of my regular spots with no luck, but we did hear a Great Horned Owl off in the distance. We drove another quarter mile up the canyon, got out of the car, and were treated to two Horned Owls calling back and forth for several minutes. We then went further up the canyon, almost to the Trefoil Girl's Camp. I did my best Saw-whet Owl call for several minutes and finally got a distant reply. A few more calls by me and the owl came much closer. ...We saw a great shooting star and called it a successful night.

Jeff Cooper (17 Feb 2014) - I drove over Soldier Pass Road south of Saratoga Springs today. I was initially entertained by a nomadic flock of Bushtits that passed by me on two occasions...

Jeff Cooper (16 Feb 2014) - This may not seem like much of a sighting to those in Salt Lake and Davis Counties, but I've been birding Highland Glen Park in Utah County since February of 2010 (four years this month). I saw an American Crow in the park for the first time about two weeks ago and then saw two fly over the park this evening...

Jeff Cooper (11 Feb 2014) - I just saw 5 D-C Cormorants on the bank of Mill Pond while driving on I-15 at exit 278 near Lehi.

Eric Huish (8 Feb 2014)- I've been taking a break from birding this past month. This morning (Feb 7) I filled the feeders for the first time in a couple of weeks. I lifted the blinds and sat at the table. There were lots of birds at the feeders. Then a White-throated Sparrow popped out. Very fun. Tan striped morph.

Jeff Cooper (8 Feb 2014) - I got home (Pleasant Grove) from work this evening and heard lots of birds chirping in the backyard. I walked into the house and looked out the back door. I noticed a Cassiar Junco foraging below the feeders. It was a male which looked much like a Slate-colored Junco with its gray sides, but the dark hood contrasted with the darkish brown back. I get them off and on during the winter months. A Ruby-crowned Kinglet flew straight toward me from across the yard and landed on the stalk of a dead flower below me. It looked up at me and then flew away. I also heard then saw two Cedar Waxwings as they flew into a flowering pear tree to eat some fruit.

Jan 2014

Jeff Cooper (30 Jan 2014) - A power outage sent me home early from work today. On the way home I noticed a flock of about 100 Cedar Waxwings in Highland, a Cooper's Hawk on an antennae in Cedar Hills, and a Pine Siskin at one of my yard feeders...

Dennis Shirley (28 Jan 2014) - Had a free day today -nothing pressing - so spent most of it birding. Started out with a mixed flock of sparrows, west of I-15 and Springville (in the weedy fields at 2250 west 500 north) which had 8-10 AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, and surprisingly a SAVANNAH SPARROW. Later, at Clegg's Pond/ Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in west Orem, had three CACKLING GEESE in a flock of about 70 Canadas, and an adult MEW GULL in a flock of 32 Ring-bills.
In the evening at Powell Slough WMA, had seven TUNDRA SWAN, fly by and land out on the lake front...

Dennis Shirley (26 Jan 2014) - Had a fellow DWR retiree call last night to report an unusual bird coming to his feeders in Springville - overall gray color with a black cap. Yes, it did turn out this morning to be a GRAY CATBIRD. What a surprise!...

Dennis Shirley
(23 Jan 2014) - [South Fork] - This afternoon I spent a couple of hours in the South Fork Of Provo Canyon. Overall birding was slow, but I did find two special birds - a Northern Pygmy Owl across the road from Conrad ranch and a Pacific Wren just below the South Fork Park. Both were heard calling/chattering from the road while driving slowly along before they were seen.

Ned Bixler (20 Jan 2014) - Doug Mead and I birded Sundance this morning. A Northern Pygmy Owl, and Red-breasted Nuthatches were the best birds.

Dennis Shirley (10 Jan 2014) - This afternoon I drove Highway 68 from Saratoga Springs to Elberta along the west side of Utah Lake. My primary objective was to find raptors, and I wasn't disappointed. I saw ten bird of prey species, including all four regular occurring falcons (Peregrine, Prairie, Merlin, Kestrel), our three winter Buteos (Red-tailed, Rough-legged, Ferruginous), both eagles (Bald and Golden) and Northern Harrier. I got tired of counting Common Raven when I reached around a 100...

Dennis Shirley (4 Jan 2014) - I saw a Northern Shrike this afternoon while on the Payson CBC. It was seen about 4:00pm along the highway about a mile south of the Salem Water Treatment Facility. It was an immature bird, perched in a tree top, and after watching for about 10 minute flew low over the fields to the west.

Dec 2013

Eric Huish (29 Dec 2013) -  I was just watching what I believe was a WINTER WREN at the Provo River Oxbow. I will post photos and sound clips later today when I get home..

Dennis Shirley (28 Dec 2013) -  The Pacific Wren found earlier this winter in the South Fork of Provo Canyon is still there...
   --The Western Screech Owl was found quietly resting in the owl box entrance at the neighbors residence near Eric's house in Pleasant Grove.
   --I also whistled in a Northern Pygmy Owl on the switch back above Mual Dell in American Fork Canyon...

Eric Huish (24 Dec 2013) - I saw three late Least Sandpipers at Lindon Beach this morning. Count week birds for the Provo CBC. There were also Common Mergansers and Herring Gulls at Lindon Boat Harbor which I think were missed on Saturday's CBC. I don't remember all the specifics but for anyone who may be interested I believe the Provo CBC (Sat, 21st) ended with 91 species. Highlights were Northern Goshawk, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Cackling Goose and Sanderling. The last two I believe were count firsts.

Eric Huish (20 Dec 2013) - I stopped at Salem Pond this afternoon in hopes of seeing the Barrow's Goldeneye or Greater Scaup that had been reported earlier this week. I couldn't find either. But while I was there a flock of Canada Geese flew in with 8 to 12 CACKLING GEESE mixed in.

Dennis Shirley (16 Dec 2013)- -This afternoon I made a brief check of Salem Pond. I was unable to locate the White-winged Scoter but I did find a drake BARROW'S GOLDENEYE. There was also a suspect bird which I'm pretty sure was a hen GREATER SCAUP...

Kendall Watkins (12 Dec 2013) - The White-winged Scoter continued this evening at Salem Pond providing excellent looks... Nice find Dennis! Other birds at the pond included a drake Barrow's Goldeneye, a juvenile Trumpeter Swan (previously reported to eBird by Dave Hanscom, and a hen Greater Scaup.

Eric Peterson
(11 Dec 2013) - Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk at the Art Dye Ball Park in American Fork.

Jeff Cooper (10 Dec 2013) - A light adult Ferruginous Hawk was on a power pole near Pioneer Crossing Road... A Barn Owl was flapping and gliding bouyantly over the pond, and a pair (male and female) of Hooded Mergansers were diving in a small part of the pond that was not frozen (west side of the pond)...

Eric Huish (9 Dec 2013) - Carlos and I just saw a 1st winter Harris's Sparrow at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Boat Harbor Drive in Provo. (7:45 am, Dec 9). In the Russian Olives across the street from the new little parking lot for the Provo River Parkway.  GPS 40.24043 -111.71129

Jeff Cooper (4 Dec 2013) - During my drive home tonight I was able to observe a dark adult Harlan's Hawk perched in a tree just off I-15 in Lehi... The bonus was a Sharp-shinned Hawk that flew overhead.

Dennis Shirley (2 Dec 2013) -  This afternoon at about 3:00 pm I saw a PACIFIC LOON from the fenced parking area just around the corner from Lincoln Point/Utah Lake... A COMMON LOON was also found just a short time earlier about a mile south of Lincoln Point and out about 300 yards. Loons have never been common on Utah Lake, but it seems we've had more this year than ever before. The Pacific Loon is probably the same bird Alton Thygerson reported last week at Utah Lake State Park and unless I'm mistaken are the first Utah County records.

Jeff Cooper (1 Dec 2013) - I had a nice long holiday weekend with family and said goodbye to the last ones this morning. This evening, nearly a week after Eric Huish first reported it, I finally had time to go down to Utah Lake State Park to look for the Long-tailed Duck. It was there and couldn't care less about who was watching it dive and feed right next to the rocks of the north jetty...
   --Before I found the duck, I found a lone Horned Grebe that was as friendly as the duck turned out to be. The grebe was in the marina, right by the docks on the north side of the marina.

Nov 2013

Eric Huish (27 Nov 2013) - If you go looking for the Blue Jay in Santaquin watch the tops of the telephone poles. There is a Lewis's Woodpecker hanging out in the area.

Dennis Shirley
(27 Nov 2013) - ...John Gunderson called me yesterday to say he had a "blue jay" coming to his feeders and has been doing so for a few days now.... It is in fact an  EASTERN BLUE JAY! It usually doesn't stay long, grabbing a seed or two then flying off....

Alton Thygerson (25 Nov 2013) - ...At about 2:30, while looking for the Long-tailed Duck west of the south jetty which bends to the north, a PACIFIC LOON was spotted in the same vicinity that the Long-tailed Duck has been found. The Long-tailed Duck was seen in the same location reported by Eric, Dennis, John, Carlos, etc., west of the north end of south dike at Utah lake Stat Park.

Eric Huish
(25 Nov 2013) - I just spotted a female Long-tailed Duck LONG-TAILED DUCK feeding right up against the north side of the north jetty at Utah Lake State Park. (7:30 am Nov 25). Long-tailed Duck are rare in Utah County. This is only my second sighting ever in the county.

Jeff Cooper
(24 Nov 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - ... a fly-in Merlin temporarily put our drive on hold. Unfortunately, it landed in a poplar tree with the sun right behind it--talk about blinding. We drove down the street and out of the neighborhood when the previous Merlin perched on a power pole briefly and then flew. Five minutes later we were admiring a satisfied immature Cooper's Hawk.

Eric Huish (24 Nov 2013) - Carlos Caceres and John Crawley reported a Pacific Wren up South Fork yesterday, in the same spot the Pygmy-Owl was seen on Friday. Brenton Reyner and I went up South Fork this morning to look for the wren. We found a pullout and walked back to the spot where we heard it call and were able to get close views of the wren....

Eric Huish (23 Nov 2013) - I just saw a first winter HARRIS'S SPARROW on 4000 West in Lakeshore. (10:30 am nov 23). It was with about 50 White-crowned Sparrows along the road just south of the viewing tower (before the road drops downhill). GPS 40.14248 -111.74952. There was also a late Cattle Egret at the beginning of Swede Lane and 2 more Cattle Egrets on River Lane earlier this morning.

Eric Huish (22 Nov 2013) - I was up early this morning (Nov 22) so I went up South Fork Provo Canyon before work. I listened for owls while it was still dark but couldn't hear any. I did hear Chukars calling from up on the hillside. At about 7:00am I spotted a Northern Pygmy-Owl in the bushes on the side of the road. It was just up-canyon from the Big Springs Park turn off...On Wednesday I spent an hour in the rain up American Fork Canyon. There was a large flock (10 or 15 birds) of Golden-crowned Kinglets at the Swinging Bridge Picnic Area...

Dennis Shirley (21 Nov 2013) - [Lincoln Point] - This morning a COMMON LOON was seen diving along the west side of Utah Lake near Lincoln Point. Other notable birds: COMMON GOLDENEYE, HOODED MERGANSERS, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, other GREBES (PIED-BILLED, WESTERN, CLARK'S).

Bryant Olsen (21 Nov 2013) - I went for a walk along the Jordan River from were it comes out of Utah lake down just past the model airplane field. I was surprised to find 2 late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS and a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER. ... Also had a flyover Peregrine after a Collard Dove, which in turn was being tailed by another Peregrine. The dove escaped and landed in a tree, and the Peregrines went off after each other, pretty cool.

Jeff Cooper (19 Nov 2013) - 1st winter MEW GULL at Powell Lake. In case you are looking for a Mew Gull in Utah County. Tim reported this at Powell Lake in Lehi moments ago.

Eric Huish (19 Nov 2013) - Carlos Caceres and I just saw a NORTHERN PARULA on the Provo Airport Dike. It was with a couple of chickadees in trees and brush between the south extension and the southwest corner. GPS 40.20752 -111.72323.

Jeff Cooper (3 Nov 2013) -... I drove down to the LDS Church farm in Elberta. My favorite raptor was the first Prairie Falcon I'd seen in months...On the way home I enjoyed both light and dark morph Ferruginous Hawks along with a variety of Red-tailed Hawks along SR 68 (aka Redwood Road).

Eric Huish (3 Nov 2013) -I birded several areas around Utah Lake this past week. Highlights were Harris's Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow. I birded Lindon Beach again on Saturday. I didn't look for the White-throated Sparrow because I didn't want to disturb some nearby duck hunters. A Chukar was still there, 6 Tundra Swans flew over and there was a couple of Herring Gulls in with a flock of Ring-bills and Californias. A small flock of peeps flew by but I couldn't ID them. I'm guessing probably Least Sandpipers.

Oct 2013

Eric Huish (30 Oct 2013) - There is a 1st winter Harris's Sparrow on Swede Lane at the short jog in the road. It is with a large flock of WC Sparrows. 8:30 am. GPS 40.16427 -111.72252

Jeff Cooper (26 Oct 2013) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Eric Peterson and I were just looking for the red-necked grebe (no luck) and talking about birding in Florida when all of a sudden we both heard the distinctive call of a BLUE JAY. We then found it close by at the top of a tree and Eric got photos (he will share later)...

Eric Huish (24 Oct 2013) - Just saw a White-throated Sparrow on the east side of the Provo airport dike loop. Just south of the little dirt road that crosses the moat. GPS 40.21585 -111.71238

Eric Huish
(22 Oct 2013) - Merrill Webb  reported a RED-NECKED GREBE at the Provo Airport Dike in the moat at the southeast corner (by the yellow school bus).  I jumped in my car and ran down. It is still here (6:30 pm, Oct 22).

Eric Huish (21 Oct 2013) - I walked Skipper Bay Trail this afternoon looking for the White-throated Sparrows Donel reported there yesterday. I couldn't find the WTS but did get my first-of-season AMERICAN TREE SPARROW. This is the earliest I have ever seen a tree in Utah County.

Kendell Watkins (13 Oct 20130 - Just before dark my dad and I took a look around the beach area on River Lane. Best bird was an immature SABINE'S GULL. It was hanging out with a large group of gulls on the lakes edge. We watched it for less than half a minute before it took flight and flew north, out of sight. We also saw (the continuing?) three BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS.

Eric Huish (12 Oct 2013) - On a Big Sit you pick a spot and spend the day sitting within a 17 foot circle and only count birds you see from that one spot...  --This year's Provo Airport Dike Big Sit was covered continuously from 6:02 am to 7:53 pm. (13 Hours 50 Minutes). We sat at the Southwest Corner of the dike loop...   --We added 4 Big Sit Lifers this year that we have never seen on any previous sits - Common Merganser, PARASITIC JAEGER, Violet-green Swallow and Green-tailed Towhee. The Jaeger was kind enough to fly right over us then circle over us giving everyone a great view...Our last sighting of the day was a Barn Owl. A great finish to a great day...

Jeff Cooper (4 Oct 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - I was just sitting in my home office in Pleasant Grove looking out the window toward Mahogany Mountain... I noticed a hawk stooping into my view so I tuned in to identify it.... It was a light juvenile Ferruginous Hawk. I love watching the raptors.
    --My little owl friend, a Western Screech Owl,  was in the yard again so I got some more photos...

Keeli Marvel (3 Oct 2013) - I spent my mandatory time off yesterday hiking part of the Great Western Trail at the end of South Fork Canyon, up Provo Canyon. The fall colors were beautiful and the birds were obliging. We saw a Northern Goshawk cruising around along the conifer line about 2.5 miles up the trail. On the way back down the trail, we spotted a Ruffed Grouse sneaking around on the side of the trail trying to slip away from us unnoticed. There was also a handful of Clark's Nutcrackers on the move up the canyon following the Northern Goshawk...

Sep 2013

Eric Huish (30 Sep 2013) - Merrill Webb reported seeing an immature Red-necked Grebe at the Provo Airport Dike today. He said it was in the moat just east of the southwest corner. He saw it at about 3:30 pm. I will be looking for it first thing in the morning!

Eric Huish (28 Sep 2013) - I went birding with Jeff Cooper this morning (Sept 28). We birded the Lincoln Point area....
   --While driving along 6400 South west of 3200 West in North Benjamin we stopped at the large Turkey Vulture roost to take photos. At one point several flew at once. Conservative count was 46. West of the Turkey Vultures we spotted a Cattle Egret that flew up into a tree and posed for photos.
   --Next we stopped at Lincoln Beach and the Boat Harbor. Just north of the North Jetty we found a Lesser Black-backed Gull. ...We did get close views of a Pectoral Sandpiper. And the bushes in that area had several warblers including 2 Nashville Warblers and a possible rare warbler we never got a good look at...
   --We continued on the road south of the Sabine's. Nothing too exciting. A few miles down we found a Bewick's Wren. We looked for the Sabine's again on our way back but it had left that spot. On our way home we passed River Lane. From the highway we spotted a Merlin on a tree by the river.

Eric Huish (27 Sep 2013) - There is a immature Sabines Gull at Lincoln Point in Utah County. Along the lakeshore about a mile west of the point...

Bryan Shirley (23 Sep 2013) - Lots of stuff at the mouth of the Spanish Fork River today (end of river lane). Western and Least Sandpipers, 1 Snowy Plover... About 200 yards east of the mouth of the river there were 3 Black-bellied Plovers...

Eric Huish
(21 Sep 2013) - This morning 10 Utah County Birders met and birded along Squaw Peak Road ...Best birds were Cassin's Vireo and a few Clark's Nutcrackers...

Eric Huish (17 Sep 2013) - I made a quick stop at Lindon Beach this afternoon. There was a Common Tern flying around over the south end of the settling pond with a couple of Forester's Terns. Commons can be hard to find in Utah County.

Eric Huish
(16 Sep 2013) - I birded the Provo Airport Dike early this morning before work. I started at the north end. It was still pretty dark when I got there. There was a pair of Western Screech-Owls calling near the Center Street Bridge. I sat and listened to them for a while. Just north of the West extension I heard a pair of Great Horned Owls hooting.

Eric Huish (15 Sep 2013) - Six Utah County Birders met yesterday for a trip to Burraston Ponds (Juab County) led by Bryan Shirley. We saw several birds at Burraston Ponds. My favorite were two Soras out in the open giving us great views and a fly-over Peregrine Falcon.
...At Warm Springs our most interesting bird was a Juniper Titmouse that seemed out of place without any junipers around.

Eric Huish (15 Sep 2013) - I birded River Lane this morning (9/15) (Utah County).  Nothing rare but I did get good views of 9 species of warblers (Orange-crowned, Nashville, Virginia's, MacGillivray's, Yellow, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Gray, Townsend's and Wilson's Warbler).  There are large flocks of Vesper Sparrow down along Swede Lane and River Lane.  I have never seen such large flocks of Vespers before.  On Friday I saw 40 all together in about a 40 foot stretch.
   --River Lane:...???Grasshopper Sparrow...

Eric Huish (10 Sep 2013) - I birded Lindon Beach this morning (Sept 4). Along the shoreline, a bit south of Lindon Beach, was a little sandbar island with a bunch of Caspian Terns and just south of them there was a Common Tern sitting on a rock. Common Terns can be hard to find in Utah County. It has been a few years since my last sighting.
   --I birded the east and south side of the Provo Airport Dike early yesterday morning. Shorebirds continue west of the south extension. One of the Stilt Sandpipers is still there...
   --On my way out to Lincoln Point I birded Swede Lane. I was early and it was still dark out. I heard a Great Horned Owl calling near the downed barn. At the end of Swede Lane, around the trees just before the boat launch area, I had two Barn Owls flying around me...

Jeff Cooper (9 Sep 2013)  - Eric Huish and I enjoyed a nice mountain drive along Squaw Peak Road Saturday. We were about 6000 feet above Provo and enjoyed great scenery and several bird surprises. Finding what we believe were three sibling juvenile Cooper's Hawks and a small flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets was thrilling and pleasant respectively...
    --List: [highlights] Cooper's Hawk (juveniles),...Clark's Nutcracker...Golden-crowned Kinglet...Townsend's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee...

Jeff Cooper (7 Sep 2013)- Green Heron. Provo Airport Dike, stretch of water west of south extension of dike.

Aug 2013

Eric Huish (27 Aug 2013) - I birded River Lane early this morning (6:30-7:40am. 8/27). No rarities.
Highlights were -
    --3 Purple Martins at the corner where the paved road changes to dirt.
    -- A Snowy Plover out on Sandy Beach.
    --6 Blue Grosbeaks on the fence where the paved section of road makes that jog.
    --A Barn Owl flushed from the top of a tree near the end of River Lane...

Eric Huish (26 Aug 2013) - I birded the east side and the south side of the PAD this morning. There was a Northern Waterthrush at the base of the first Russian Olives on the right when driving in from the east entrance. There was a Northern Mockingbird at the southeast corner. A young Peregrine Falcon was zooming around harassing all the other birds. Chasing gulls and terns. Diving at ibis. It looked like he was just having the time of his life...

Jeff Cooper (25 Apr 2013) - I took my twin sons and their wives on a drive along Timpooneke Road around the north end of Mount Timpanogos on Saturday...While looking for a pika I could hear Clark's Nutcrackers, Northern Flickers, squirrels, and some song birds.

Jeff Cooper (22 Ayug 2013) - I just saw the female Calliope again at my feeder.  ...My male left the area a couple weeks ago, but multiple juveniles/females have been visiting the feeder the past two weeks.

Eric Huish (20 Aug 2013) - I birded the Provo Airport Dike this morning. (8/20). The 2 Stilt Sandpipers continue west of the south extension. They were with about 25 Dowitchers and 5 Lesser Yellowlegs. There were 2 Solitary Sandpipers among the reeds seen from the west side of the south extension...

Jeff Cooper (19 Aug 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - Two Say's Phoebes passed through my yard while my wife and her mother were visiting and watching hummingbirds this past weekend.

Eric Huish (18 Aug 2014) - I ran out to Lincoln Point yesterday morning (8/17). Nothing rare to report. Best sighting was a Baird's Sandpiper, not rare but I had missed it this spring... Lots of birds out there. Virginia's Warbler and Black-throated Gray Warbler down by the lake suggest that warbler migration has started.

Eric Huish (13 Aug 2013) - I birded the Airport Dike early this morning. Nothing rare to report. I started early enough to hear a Screech-Owl calling along the Provo River. There's a Northern  Mockingbird on the east side of the loop. I saw it there last week as well...I walked Skipper Bay Trail yesterday morning. Best birds out there were 2 Blue Grosbeaks.

Eric Huish (7 Aug 2013) - I ran out to Lincoln Point and River Lane early this morning....There were a few peeps around the bend at Lincoln Point north of the boat harbor, one of them looked like a Semipalmated Sandpiper. There was also a Semipalmated Plover over there. There were more shorebirds at Sandy Beach (at the end of River Lane). There were 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers there with Western Sandpipers for comparison...
   --This morning and last Monday there were about a dozen Cattle Egrets along SR 77 just west of the freeway exit. Hanging out with the cows...

Jeff Cooper (1 Aug 2013) - I just got home from work and decided to watch the hummingbird feeder outside my home office. I saw male and female Black-chinned, juvenile male and female Rufous, and an adult male CALLIOPE...

Jul 2013

Eric Peterson (24 Jul 2013) - I was finally able to get a little yard birding done this morning. I watched all my hummingbird feeders pretty closely  ... saw three Rufous Hummingbirds. There was an adult male and two subadult males. Also in the tree tucked away waiting for his turn was a male Calliope.

Eric Huish (23 Jul 2013) - [Provo Airport Dike] - I birded the East end of the PAD early this morning. Nothing rare. There are some migrant shorebirds showing up out on the mudflats east of the south extension and lots of herons and egrets gathering in the marshes south of the south extension. Among 43 species: [highlights] ...American White Pelican,...Virginia Rail (heard only), Sora (heard only)... Lesser Yellowleg, Greater/Lesser Yellowleg, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope... Caspian Tern,...Eastern Kingbird...Common Yellowthroat (heard only)... Bullock's Oriole...

Eric Huish (21 Jul 2013) -  I have 6 hummingbird feeders spread around the yard (Pleasant Grove). Yesterday, out of the blue, I suddenly had 6 Rufous Hummingbirds, 1 aggressively guarding each feeder. They are still here today. Plus other Rufous' trying to sneak drinks. I feel bad for the resident Black-chins.

Eric Huish (16 Jul 2013) - There were 2 Stilt Sandpipers hanging out with some Dowitchers and Phalaropes at the Provo Airport Dike this morning (7:15am). They were adults in breeding plumage...

Eric Huish (10 Jul 2013) - I was up early this morning so on a whim I decided to try for the Three-toed Woodpeckers at the Nebo Bench Trail again. Two weeks ago I searched the usual area for 4 hours and couldn't find any three-toes. This morning I heard tapping as soon as I got out of my car and found a Three-toed Woodpecker just 50 feet down the trail. So hard last time, so easy today. There were also Flickers and Hairy Woodpeckers tapping the trees in the area and Red Crossbills feeding at the tops of some of the trees.

Eric Huish (8 Jul 29013) - I birded the southeast corner of the Provo Airport Dike this morning. I hadn't been out there in a few weeks....This spot may pick up some good birds in the next month. There were already some shorebirds gathering there. Nothing rare. A Least Sandpiper was a surprise and a Peregrine Falcon fly over was a fun sight...

Jun 2013

Bryant Olsen (22 Jun 2013) - BLACK SWIFTS at Bridal Veil falls in Provo Canyon are back, saw at least 2 on Sunday evening (June 16).

Joshua Taylor (15 Jun 2013) - I visited Soldier Pass this morning, and thanks to Eric Huish, I was able to find a singing BLACK-THROATED SPARROW (plus a few more later) right at the spot (near the road) he specified in a previous Birdtalk email. Just as I was done looking at that bird, a GRAY VIREO flew up and landed in an adjacent juniper. I found a couple more Gray Vireos up the hill (just to the right of the little spur road on the right which leads to a fence and shooting area). In addition, a couple of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS hunting and flying display flights in the bright sunlight of mid-morning were a nice treat...

Keeli Marvel (14 Jun 2013) - ... Highlights at Highland Glen park were a pair of Caspian Terns catching fish and a resident pair of Canvasback ducks on the pond. We also saw several Black-capped Chickadees which seemed unfazed by the wind.
   --From there we traveled to Battlecreek Canyon where it was much calmer...we were able to hear at least three Common Poorwills calling back and forth across the canyon.

Eric Huish (11 Jun 2013) - I continue to bird the Provo Airport Dike a couple of mornings each week...This morning there was a male Blue-winged Teal in the moat south of the control tower. The PAD is a very good place to see Eastern Kingbirds. There are always several pairs in the summertime and they are close to the road and easy to see.

Eric Huish (5 Jun 2013) - So I went back to Soldiers Pass... I climbed up through sagebrush, pinyons and up rock ledges... and found it [Gray Vireo]. About 0.5 mile up the hill from the road...  I got good views. Near this spot there was also a couple of Black-throated Sparrows, a few Pinyon Jays and a Juniper Titmouse carrying a fecal sac.

Dennis Shirley (2 Jun 2013) - After a couple days of recuperation I thought I'd better report briefly about our Utah County Birders May,2013 Big Month...We ended the last Field Trip on Friday the 31st at about 1:00pm having recorded our last four new month birds- Cordilleran Flycatcher, Brown Creeper, American Three-toed Woodpecker, and MacGillivray's Warbler. We went around the recently opened Nebo and Santaquin/Payson Canyon Loops.

Eric Huish (1 Jun 2013) - I birded Dairy Fork WMA this morning (7:00 am). I went to get Ash-throated Flycatchers and White-breasted Nuthatches on my Utah County Year List...

May 2013

Keeli Marvel (31 May 2013) - . ... I also birded Swede Lane (2750 W) where I located at least 2 Purple Martins flying near the lake with a bunch of other swallows.

Dennis Shirley (30 May 2013) - ...The Tintic Mountain/ Chimney Rock trips picked up most of the west desert areas specialties including: Pinyon Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Gray Flycatcher, Bushtit, Virginia's Warbler, Loggerhead Shrike, Prairie Falcon, Bewick's Wren, Black-throated Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, and Olive-sided Flycatcher. Our last night's owling trip produced four owls: Barn, Flammulated, Northern Saw-whet, and Western Screech...

Alona Huffaker (30 May 2013) - I went to see the Purple Martins that were reported on River Lane --didn't find them, but saw a Blue Grosbeak beside the road, between the second house and the large barn down the road to the north!

Eric Huish
(30 May 2013) - I birded River Lane early this morning (6:50-7:25)...There were two female Purple Martins on the telephone wire right before the pavement ends and I finally got my first Yellow-breasted Chat of the year.
   --I saw a Bobolink this morning 6:15am in the Fields North of 2000 West in Palmyra...

Eric Huish (29 May 2013) - I birded the east side of the Provo Airport Dike early yesterday morning (6:30 - 7:45). There were lots of Willow Flycatchers and Wilson's Warblers singing up and down the east end of the dike...Down the gated road that heads east from the southeast corner past the pump house I found a Cassin's Vireo. ...
   --The mudflats down the east pumphouse...Last Friday there was a Red-necked Phalarope out there...Tuesday last week there were 3 Blue-winged Teal out there. Yesterday I saw a Great Egret fly over...

Dennis Shirley (24 May 2013) - [River Lane] - I birded along River Lane/ Lower Spanish Fork River this morning for a couple of hours. There are a ton of birds there right now. Best birds included; CASSIN'S VIREO, Northern Waterthrush, Blue Grosbeak, and Eastern Kingbird...

Eric Huish (18 May 2013) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Jeff Cooper and I birded the Provo Airport Dike early this morning (6:00 am - 8:30 am)....Best birds there were 3 Black-bellied Plovers and a Snowy Plover.
   --At the southwest corner of the dike loop there was a male SUMMER TANAGER....There was also a Northern Waterthrush at the spot. It was singing away deep in the brush.

Jeff Cooper (17 May 2013) - [Allred's Pond] -  ...about a half mile north of Allred's pond (where 10400 W bends sharply and becomes 10420 W in Lehi). I found some Snowy Egrets mixed with about 100 White-faced Ibises... I saw one GLOSSY IBIS very clearly because the bulk of the Ibises were about 50 yards off the road. ..

Eric Huish (17 May 2013) - [South Fork Canyon] - I birded South Fork Canyon early this morning (6:15 am - 7:15 am). Best bird was a drumming RUFFED GROUSE...

Dennis Shirley (16 May 2013) - Fourteen birders saw about 40 species in Sheep Creek, Ray's Valley, Hall's Fork and Diamond Fork .Canyon on Wednesday. Best birds were a gorgeous male Dusky Grouse strutting his stuff, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Swift, and Plumbeous Vireo...

Eric Huish (16 May 2013) - I birded Skipper Bay Trail this morning. 6:20am - 7:45am. I looked for the reported Northern Waterthrush near the parking area but couldn't find it. I did however find a Waterthrush at the north end of the trail (about a mile north of the parking lot). It was about 100 feet before the end of the pavement. I first heard it singing.
   --Other highlights- Northern Mockingbird at the north end of the trail. A pair of Blue-winged Teal in the ditch next to the trail about halfway down. Eastern Kingbirds were FOY for me. And I enjoyed listening to the Savannah Sparrows singing out in the fields.

Jeff Cooper (15 May 2013) -...There were Poorwills singing in Battle Creek Canyon, Pleasant Grove. Waiting for darkness to fall, but the poorwills started singing at 9:05. A great summer sound!

Milt Moody (14 May 2013) - There are a couple of Band-tailed Pigeons at 2620 North and 820 East in Provo. Look behind the house to the north on the pole of the wires.

Eric Huish (13 May 2013) - John Crawley and I found a RED KNOT on the Provo Airport Dike this morning (7:00 am). A county lifer for me! It is on the mudflats down the gated road past the pump house...We also saw a Solitary Sandpiper and a few Semipalmated Plovers out on the mudflats...

John Crawley (11 May 2013) - There was a Horned Grebe and a Cattle Egret among other birds at the ponds at 5400 S. 4800 W. Benjamin (Utah County) this evening as of 6:00 pm.

Eric Huish (10 May 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - Last night around 6:10 pm I got a very brief glimpse of an Indigo Bunting skulking in the bushes by my platform feeder.

Jeff Cooper (6 May 2013) - [Skipper Bay Trail] - NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. Near the Skipper Bay entrance in the little east/west canal, south of the road. Found by David Wheeler.

Jeff Cooper (6 May 2013) - About 6 PM as I was driving home from work and came upon the unexpected sight of a LEAST TERN at the small ponds on the north side of Pioneer Crossing (mile marker1) in Lehi.

Dave Hanscom (6  May 2013) - I just got a call from Hugh Gillilan.  He and his son are headed to
southern Utah for some birding and decided to stop at Utah Lake State Park  along the way.  They found a PALM WARBLER in the tree across the parking lot (to the east) from the park visitor center.
 

Alton Thygerson
(6 May 2013) - This morning I arrived at the Emma Park lek and found NO grouse. On the way back to Provo, I drove through the Dairy Fork WMA off of State Highway 6 on the way to Price, UT, and saw: Clark's Nutcracker, Steller's Jay,...

Eric Huish (6 May 2013) - [Provo Airport Dike] - I birded the east side of the Provo Airport Dike early this morning (6:40 am). I heard a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH singing down by the canal down the gated road past the pumphouse...
   --This morning there were 6 Common Grackles in the conifers just north of the Provo Center Street and Geneva Road intersection. The flock of Evening Grosbeaks that showed up at my feeders a week ago stayed all week and were still here (Pleasant Grove) this morning...

Jeff Cooper (4 May 2013) - ...I made a quick stop on Pioneer Crossing when I saw Snowy Egrets and a Common Merganser fishing in the small pond on the north side of the road at mile marker 1. A moment later a female HOODED MERGANSER came into view. That was a good bird for the day!
   --Our group moved over to south end of Saratoga Springs after Powell Lake. We saw the Grass-hopper Sparrows there as hoped.... I lifted the binoculars just in time to see that lovely iridescent green on the upper side of a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER. It landed on a power pole and pecked around.

Eric Huish (4 May 2013) - About 30 people met for the UCB Field Trip this morning. Best birds were Black-bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope and Soras at Powell Lake. Grasshopper Sparrows and Burrowing Owl in Saratoga Springs. Ferruginous Hawk in Cedar Valley.

Bryan Shirley (3 May 2013) - [Lakeshore] - Horned Grebe on pond just NW of 4800 west and 5400 south in Lakeshore. Lots of other birds between there and 40th west including Great and Cattle Egret, Dowitchers, Godwits, tons of WF Ibis. Also a Red-breasted Merganser in the canal at 40th west.

Eric Huish (3 May 2013) - [Powell Lake] - There is a WHIMBREL at Powell Lake right now. (2:00 pm, May 3) A Utah County Lifer for me! It is at the south end of the lake with godwits.

Eric Petersen (1 May 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - Things were picking up in my yard yesterday. I found a Black-throated Gray Warbler foraging in my Aspen tree....This all came to a halt as a female Sharp Shinned Hawk swooped in for some food. She was unsuccessful but sent everyone in the trees.

Mar 2013

Eric Huish (30 Apr 2013) - There is a Solitary Sandpiper at Lakeshore Drive Pond in Provo.

Eric Huish (28 Apr 2013) - I woke up this morning to the sound of Evening Grosbeaks outside my bedroom window.  A flock of about 20 have been here all morning long...

Jeff Cooper (28 Apr 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - 1 summer Common Loon on Manila Creek Pond.

Douglas Mead (28 Apr 2013) - [Lehi] - 3 Glossy Ibis now along with the other species previously reported on Powell Lake..

Eric Peterson (27 Apr 2013) - [Lehi] - I visited Powell Lake this evening...was able to locate a Horned Grebe in the north pond close to where the Baird's had been seen...

Dennis Shirley (27 Apr 2013) - A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen this afternoon by Steve and Cindy Summerfeld and I at Powell Lake , west Lehi in the north mud flat. Least, Western, Baird's, and Spotted Sandpipers were also present.

Eric Huish (
27 Apr 2013) - I birded the foothills at the south end of Saratoga Springs early this morning to look for the Grasshopper Sparrows ....

Eric Huish (26 Apr 2013) - I birded the east end of the Provo Airport Dike this morning...A Western Kingbird and Green-tailed Towhee were new arrivals.
   --Last night at my feeders in Pleasant Grove I had new arrivals, 3 Lazuli Buntings and 1 male Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Cassin's Finches continue.

Dave Hancom (25 Apr 2013) - I visited Dennis Shirley's favorite little marsh yesterday in hopes of
finding a Blue-winged Teal. No luck on that, but there was a lone Red-necked Phalarope there...

Eric Huish (25 Apr 2013) - I birded Powell's Lake and Pioneer Crossing Ponds in Lehi this afternoon. At Pioneer Crossing Ponds there were over a hundred Marbled Godwits and about 50 Red-necked Phalaropes and 20 Wilson's Phalaropes.

Felicia Pimentel (22 Apr 2013) - Just barely had the first LAZULI BUNTING (male) briefly at my feeders. Feels way early, but exciting, too. I live in Highland by the mouth of AF canyon.

Douglas Mead (21 Apr 2013) - Observed 5 LAPLAND LONGSPURS in the sage and grass near the SE corner of Camp Williams in Saratoga Springs at 3:20 p.m. today. 

Kay Stone (18 Apr 2013) -  Have just been to Powell's Lake west of Lehi and have seen the following birds: Great Egret, ... Black Crowned Night Heron,... Lesser Yellowlegs, Lesser and Western Sandpipers, Baird's Sandpipers...and many, many AW Pelicans.

Jeff Cooper (13 Apr 2013) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Northern Mocking Bird, fence line and phragmites 200 yards south of control tower. White-throated Swifts, south of control tower mixed with swallows.

Brad Stevenson (11 Apr 2013) - [Pioneer Crossing, American Fork] - Thanks to reports from others I was able to find the Eurasian Wigeon at the Far East side of the Pioneer Crossing ponds.

Eric Huish (10 Apr 2013) - I woke up early this morning and drove up Spanish Fork Canyon to check out the Emma Park Sage-Grouse lek... Yesterday evening I stopped at Lindon Beach and saw 3 Bonaparte's Gulls fly by. One landed on the beach for a moment. I also got my FOY Violet-green and Cliff Swallows. On Monday Morning there was a small flock of Red-breasted Mergansers in Utah Lake near the Southwest Corner of the Provo Airport Dike.

Alona Huffaker (7 Apr 2013) -[Springville] -  I have had a few Evening Grosbeaks visiting my feeders off and on yesterday and today. They are also in the trees just south of my house and I can hear them in the trees about a block west of here. 1195 S 700 E.

Jeff Cooper (4 Apr 2013) -[Provo Airport Dike] - I saw and photographed an adult Neotropic Cormorant around 2:40 this afternoon. The bird was in the moat on the east side of the airport. I took 3110 West from Center Street to get onto the dike road. It was about 1/4 of a mile south on the dike road. The bird had the white "V" bordering the bill and dark lores.

Bryant Olsen (4 Apr 2013) - This past Sunday I headed down to Washington county for some spring fun and birding. First stop was Skipper Bay trail in Utah county, where I finally got the EURASIAN WIGEON about a 1/4 mile north of the gate,50 feet off the trail. ...Stopped by Lincoln beach and saw 2 SNOWY PLOVERS. Spring has definitely sprungeth.

Jeff Cooper (3 Apr 2013) - I did a little drive yesterday afternoon along SR 68 (aka Redwood Rd) near Saratoga Springs to do some thinking and try for a glimpse of my first Burrowing Owls of the season. I ended up seeing my first Sage Thrasher and Burrowing Owls for the year.

Eric Huish (1 Apr 2013) - There were 23 Turkey Vultures at the Provo Center Street Roost this morning.

Apr 2013

Eric Huish (30 Apr 2013) - There is a Solitary Sandpiper at Lakeshore Drive Pond in Provo.

Eric Huish (28 Apr 2013) - I woke up this morning to the sound of Evening Grosbeaks outside my bedroom window.  A flock of about 20 have been here all morning long...

Jeff Cooper (28 Apr 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - 1 summer Common Loon on Manila Creek Pond.

Douglas Mead (28 Apr 2013) - [Lehi] - 3 Glossy Ibis now along with the other species previously reported on Powell Lake..

Eric Peterson (27 Apr 2013) - [Lehi] - I visited Powell Lake this evening...was able to locate a Horned Grebe in the north pond close to where the Baird's had been seen...

Dennis Shirley (27 Apr 2013) - A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen this afternoon by Steve and Cindy Summerfeld and I at Powell Lake , west Lehi in the north mud flat. Least, Western, Baird's, and Spotted Sandpipers were also present.

Eric Huish (
27 Apr 2013) - I birded the foothills at the south end of Saratoga Springs early this morning to look for the Grasshopper Sparrows ....

Eric Huish (26 Apr 2013) - I birded the east end of the Provo Airport Dike this morning...A Western Kingbird and Green-tailed Towhee were new arrivals.
   --Last night at my feeders in Pleasant Grove I had new arrivals, 3 Lazuli Buntings and 1 male Broad-tailed Hummingbird. Cassin's Finches continue.

Dave Hancom (25 Apr 2013) - I visited Dennis Shirley's favorite little marsh yesterday in hopes of
finding a Blue-winged Teal. No luck on that, but there was a lone Red-necked Phalarope there...

Eric Huish (25 Apr 2013) - I birded Powell's Lake and Pioneer Crossing Ponds in Lehi this afternoon. At Pioneer Crossing Ponds there were over a hundred Marbled Godwits and about 50 Red-necked Phalaropes and 20 Wilson's Phalaropes.

Felicia Pimentel (22 Apr 2013) - Just barely had the first LAZULI BUNTING (male) briefly at my feeders. Feels way early, but exciting, too. I live in Highland by the mouth of AF canyon.

Douglas Mead (21 Apr 2013) - Observed 5 LAPLAND LONGSPURS in the sage and grass near the SE corner of Camp Williams in Saratoga Springs at 3:20 p.m. today. 

Kay Stone (18 Apr 2013) -  Have just been to Powell's Lake west of Lehi and have seen the following birds: Great Egret, ... Black Crowned Night Heron,... Lesser Yellowlegs, Lesser and Western Sandpipers, Baird's Sandpipers...and many, many AW Pelicans.

Jeff Cooper (13 Apr 2013) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Northern Mocking Bird, fence line and phragmites 200 yards south of control tower. White-throated Swifts, south of control tower mixed with swallows.

Brad Stevenson (11 Apr 2013) - [Pioneer Crossing, American Fork] - Thanks to reports from others I was able to find the Eurasian Wigeon at the Far East side of the Pioneer Crossing ponds.

Eric Huish (10 Apr 2013) - I woke up early this morning and drove up Spanish Fork Canyon to check out the Emma Park Sage-Grouse lek... Yesterday evening I stopped at Lindon Beach and saw 3 Bonaparte's Gulls fly by. One landed on the beach for a moment. I also got my FOY Violet-green and Cliff Swallows. On Monday Morning there was a small flock of Red-breasted Mergansers in Utah Lake near the Southwest Corner of the Provo Airport Dike.

Alona Huffaker (7 Apr 2013) -[Springville] -  I have had a few Evening Grosbeaks visiting my feeders off and on yesterday and today. They are also in the trees just south of my house and I can hear them in the trees about a block west of here. 1195 S 700 E.

Jeff Cooper (4 Apr 2013) -[Provo Airport Dike] - I saw and photographed an adult Neotropic Cormorant around 2:40 this afternoon. The bird was in the moat on the east side of the airport. I took 3110 West from Center Street to get onto the dike road. It was about 1/4 of a mile south on the dike road. The bird had the white "V" bordering the bill and dark lores.

Bryant Olsen (4 Apr 2013) - This past Sunday I headed down to Washington county for some spring fun and birding. First stop was Skipper Bay trail in Utah county, where I finally got the EURASIAN WIGEON about a 1/4 mile north of the gate,50 feet off the trail. ...Stopped by Lincoln beach and saw 2 SNOWY PLOVERS. Spring has definitely sprungeth.

Jeff Cooper (3 Apr 2013) - I did a little drive yesterday afternoon along SR 68 (aka Redwood Rd) near Saratoga Springs to do some thinking and try for a glimpse of my first Burrowing Owls of the season. I ended up seeing my first Sage Thrasher and Burrowing Owls for the year.

Eric Huish (1 Apr 2013) - There were 23 Turkey Vultures at the Provo Center Street Roost this morning.

Mar 2013

Eric Huish (30 Mar 2013) - I stopped at the Pioneer Crossing Ponds at 8:15 this morning. The ponds and field were full of birds, mostly gulls and ducks. There was a EURASIAN WIGEON with American Wigeons in the field past the close pond on the south side of the road about 200 feet east of mile post 1. You will want a scope to get a good look. Other good birds at the ponds were 34 Marbled Godwits and 2 Franklin's Gulls, both FOY for me. There were also Am. Avocets and a Peregrine Falcon.

Kendall Watkins (28 Mar 2013) - At about 1 this afternoon I found two Baird's and one Spotted Sandpiper out on the beach at Lincoln Point. Other shorebirds included 4 Am. Avocets, a Snowy Plover and many Killdeer. Also at the beach I saw 2 Bank And 5 Tree Swallows flyover.
   --At Benjamin Slough we saw a single Eared Grebe, 1 adult male Hooded Merganser, and a Greater Yellowlegs amongst the numerous duck species...Also in the area was one, maybe two Say's Pheobe and a Vesper Sparrow.

Doug Mead (24 Mar 2013) - Some Burrowing Owls near Saratoga Springs.

Eric Huish - [18 Mar 2013] - In spring I drive by the Provo Center Street Turkey Vulture roost on my way to work each morning watching for the first vulture to show up. This morning there was one vulture at the roost. ...

David Wheeler (17 Mar 2013) - The beautiful male Eurasian Wigeon was still (as of 2:30) in a flooded pasture east of the Skipper Bay Trail just a few hundred feet north of the parking area... Less than a quarter mile from the north end of the trail was a flock of Canada geese, one Lesser Canada goose, and three of what appeared to be minima Cackling geese...

Eric Huish (16 Mar 2013) - The UCB field trip has only just started but we've already found a EURASIAN WIGEON, Peregrine Falcon, Snow Goose, and Tundra Swans. The Eurasian Wigeon is a bright male in the fields just off Skipper Bay trail. Just a little ways down from the parking area, before you get to the woods.

Bryan Shirley (15 Mar 2013) - I just had a group of 7 swans at Santaquin Reservoir. Of the 7, at least 3 were Trumpeter Swans.

Jeff Cooper (12 Mar 2013) - I heard the dawn song of a Say's Phoebe this morning as I was taking my daily walk along the newly improved Murdock Canal Trail along the Pleasant Grove/Cedar Hills border. The Phoebe was singing from the rooftop of a home bordered by a large open field.

Danny Nelson (8 Feb 2013) - Went for a ride up Payson Canyon this morning. The snow has started to melt and the temperature was above freezing. We could hear Northern Saw-whet Owls in two of the large parking spaces. The first parking lot is before the N.F, sign at the Payson campground the owl was by the restrooms. The next parking lot is before the switchbacks, an owl worked its way all around the parking lot.

Bryan Shirley (6 Mar 2013) - Say's Phoebe in my yard today in Payson - five days earlier than last year.

Dennis Shirley (6 Mar 2013) - I spent this afternoon checking out the waterfowl areas of south Utah County... Of special note --- two pair Cinnamon Teal and a single Hooded Merganser at Lincoln Point, five Tundra Swan at Benjamin Slough, a single Ross's Goose at the north Salem fields just east of the water treatment plant in a flock of gulls, and two Greater Scaup on Salem Pond...

Bryan Shirley (5 Mar 2013) - Benjamin Slough is starting to melt and fill with water and birds. Last week there was no water and not a bird to be seen, today there was a couple large flocks of CA Geese, hundreds of ducks (mostly Pintail but some of everything), and 10 Tundra Swan.

Bryan Shirley (4 Mar 2013) - I had almost given up in seeing a Common Redpoll in Utah county, but just had one at my dads feeder in Elk Ridge! There was one here nearly 2 months ago, but only for one morning.

Kendal Watkins
(2 Mar 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - After seeing the Winter Wren this morning (Grove Creek park) my dad and I found a huge flock of Blackbirds consisting of about 4,500 birds (4650 N 2000W). In this were about 180 Yellow-headed Blackbirds, 4 Brown-headed Cowbirds, 1500 Red-wings, and 2000 Brewers. ... Another thing of note was an escapee African-collared Dove.

Eric Huish (1 Mar 2013) - This afternoon there were 3 Snow Geese and 2 Ross's Geese with a large flock of Canada Geese on the sod farm north of the town of Vineyard, south of Lindon Boat Harbor. There were 2 swans in an open area in the ice out on the lake at Lindon Boat Harbor. They kept their heads tucked in and were too far to ID...

Feb 2013

Bryan Shirley (28 Feb 20913)- There's a couple hundred Bohemian Waxwings eating Russian olives at Goshen Warm Springs

Norm Jensen (26 Feb 2013) - Sandhill Cranes, west of 4800 W about 5500 S in county.

Bryan Shirley (25 Feb 2013) - GREATER SCAUP at Salem pond. Lots of Lesser Scaup, Canvasback, Common Goldeneye, and other ducks.

Eric Huish (19 Feb 2013) - I was just at Grove Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove where I saw a WINTER WREN (1:00 pm, Feb 20th). The wren was in the bushes (skunkbrush) right near the picnic tables next to the parking area at the mouth of the canyon. It was moving around a lot (or there may have been two birds). Grove Creek Canyon is at the East end of Grove Creek Dr (500 North) in Pleasant Grove, Utah County.

Eric Huish (15 Feb 2013) - Early this morning (7:20 am, Feb 15) there were 3 Sandhill Cranes in a field just off Boat Harbor Dr in West Provo. They were Northeast of the Provo River Parkway Oxbow parking lot. ....  I walked a short distance along the Provo River Parkway downstream from the Oxbow parking lot and saw a Barn Owl fly from the trees and hunt out over the field for a few minutes (7:30 am). Stopped at River Lane this evening.  There was a Clark's Grebe at the end of River Lane, where the river enters the lake.  There were also a few Bald Eagles on River Lane and a Prairie Falcon on a power pole next to the road on my way out to River Lane. 

Jeff Cooper (8 Feb 2013) - I got a call from Eric Peterson yesterday after he found a bird he knew I was trying to add to my year list--Northern Pygmy Owl. I joined him near Aspen Grove and observed the bird for a while. Watching it heave and cast a pellet was a unique experience. (posted in Birding In Utah)

Bryan Shirley (4 Feb 2013) - A few Bohemian Waxwings at Goshen Warm Springs. Spring Lake has 34 Canvasbacks and 2 Goldeneye - 1 Common and 1 Barrows.

Milton Moody (4 Feb 2013) - Yesterday at about noon I saw about 20 Bohemian Waxwings with about 12 Cedars about 100 yards down the path going west along the stream at Kuhni's Wetlands.

Keeli Marvel (1 Feb 2013) - [American Fork] - Just pulled up outside my house and I could hear waxwings. I grabbed my binoculars, and sure enough, there were at least 20 Bohemian Waxwings in the neighbor's tree. They were keeping company with a dozen or so Cedar Waxwings, and a handful of American Robins and Starlings. Ten minutes later the majority of the flock took off heading east. Glad they decided to pay a visit!

Jan 2013

Bryan Shirley (25 Jan 2013) - Yesterday afternoon there was a flock of about 50 waxwings in northern Utah County. It looked like about half of them were Bohemian Waxwings. I think it was Eagle Mtn, but I still haven't figured out where I am out there. They were at the intersection of Pony Express Parkway and Saddle Rock Road (7870 North). Also I heard a report of a flock of 300-400 Black/Gray-crowned Rosy Finches between Elberta and Eureka along the hwy.

Dennis Shirley (19 Jan 2013) - [Elk Ridge] - I finally had a COMMON REDPOLL at my feeders this morning between 8:30am and 9:30am. I thought the winter was going to end before one showed up. It was mixed in with the large flock of Pine Siskins, common Goldfinches and other everyday feeder birds that have been hanging around. I also am still feeding 13 WILD TURKEY.  

Eric Huish (17 Jan 2013) - I made a quick stop at East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery in Provo. There was a flock of about 40 Cedar Waxwings with 2 or 3 Bohemian's mixed in. There were also a few Wild Turkeys wandering around.

Ned Bixler (17 Jan 2013) - At 8:00am this morning, the three Sandhill Cranes, reported on Lakeshore Dr. Provo, 3100W & Lakeshore on the West side, in a large field.

Eric Huish (15 Jan 2013) - Twice in the past week I saw a Barn Owl hunting in the early morning near the East end of the Provo Airport Dike, in the field by the paintball obstacle course...
   --Last week I drove up to Aspen Grove (above Sundance) to hike in the snow. I saw almost nothing at Aspen Grove but on my way up there I found a Northern Pygmy-Owl sitting in a tree right next to the road between Sundance and Aspen Grove. Then on my way down Provo Canyon I spotted another Pygmy-Owl in a tree over the Provo River next to the highway. Across the highway from the Squaw Peak turn off.
   --I have a Screech-Owl nest box in my backyard in Pleasant Grove. Usually the owl sits down in the box, out of sight, but the past few weeks I have seen it almost every day sitting up at the nest box entrance sunning itself.

Eric Huish (14 Jan 2013) - [Pleasant Grove] - I drove by my neighbor's feeders on my way home today (4:00 pm Jan 14th) and found the WHITE-WINGED DOVE up in their tree above the feeders. The feeders are near the corner of 700 East 100 North in Pleasant Grove.

Jeff Cooper (1 Jan 2013) - The first bird species I photographed for the new year was unexpected, a PYGMY OWL. ... Eric Peterson and I came across a small flock of these birds frolicking in the freshly-fallen snow at Canyon View Jr High in Orem on New Year's Day. ... We saw some Red Crossbills down there at the [Provo] cemetery, but we missed the Parula during our brief visit.

John Kreitzer (10 Jan 2013) - While on a birding field trip with some high school students, I found two American Avocets in the shallow pond at the West end of the Kuhni Wetland trail (next to I-15). They were present on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Other birds at the pond included: American White Pelican, many Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canada Geese, and two Wilson's Snipe. A flock of Evening Grosbeaks was present along the trail just before you can see the pond. They were apparently feeding on the Russian Olives....

Jeff Cooper (7 Jan 2013) - I came across a Barn Owl engaged in daylight hunting on my way home from grocery shopping Saturday. This is likely one of the Barn Owls that roost in some silos near my home...

Dennis Shirley
(1 Jan 2013) - This afternoon while unsuccessfully searching for the white-throated sparrow at the previously described location at the Kunhi's ditch bridge, SE Provo, Dave Wheeler, Josh Kreitzer, and I, found a 1st year HARRIS'S SPARROW. It was mixed in with a flock of White-crowned Sparrows, in the Russian olive tree just east of the RR tracks at the D track sign 50 yards south of the bridge. Later, a hen HOODED MERGANSER, three WOOD DUCK, and a pair of CINNAMON TEAL were seen at the black-crowned night heron island at East Bay. Dave also reported a flock of 15 EVENING GROSBEAK in trees west along the north side of the ditch...

Milt Moody (1 Jan 2013) - At about 2 PM today the Provo Cemetery (Center and 4th South)  Northern Parula was seen for the first time this year by Josh Kreitzer, Leena Rogers and Milt Moody ...

Keeli Marvel (1 Jan 2013) - Thirteen birders met this morning in single digits temps to kick off
the new year with a new list of birds and bird a couple of hotspots in southern Utah County. Our first stop was the Lewis' Woodpecker spot in Woodland Hills where we saw at least 2 Lewis' Woodpeckers, and got good looks at several other species...
. ... In one of the ponds in northwest Payson [Salem] we found a female Cinnamon Teal. We ended the trip with around 38 species of birds for our 2013 list.

Eric Huish (1 Jan 2013) - KC Childs and I searched through thousands of Horned Larks this morning around Eagle Mountain and Fairfield.  We were hoping for Snow Buntings or Longspurs but couldn't find any.  Neither of us has ever seen a lonspur in Utah County. There was a smattering of Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches and at least 1 Black Rosy-Finch with the thousands of Horned Larks in Eagle Mountain.  They were along Pony Express Parkway near where the new school is being built.

Dec 2012

Eric Huish (30 Dec 2012) - I drove by my neighbors house on my way out this morning and stopped to check their feeders at the intersection of 700 E 100 N in Pleasant Grove. They had a White-winged Dove up in a tree with several collared-doves...

Bryan Shirley (28 Dec 2012) - ...Glad I did. I just got great looks at the Northern Parula in the Provo cemetery...
   --This evening after seeing the Northern Parula in the Cemetary I birded my way through East Bay and found a White-throated Sparrow. It was at the entrance to the Kuhni's Wetlands...

Norm Jenson (23 Dec 2012) - [Provo City Cemetery] - ...I walked underneath the Ponderosa tree and saw a few Ruby Crowned Kinglets in the top of the tree. ...It was then I saw what I first thought was a Yellow-rumped Warbler, but there was no streaking, just a yellow breast and throat and clean white belly.  ...The Northern Parula was polite enough to give us a top view, olive colored back a couple of wing bars and a faint eye ring. ... What a great way to end the year with a beautiful bird, and a Lifer!

Alton Thygerson (22 Dec 2012) - While snowshoeing with a son and three grandsons, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen about 1/4 mile from the Aspen Grove trailhead on the trail the Stewart's Falls.

Eric Huish (18 Dec 2012) - I just saw a NORTHERN PARULA in the Provo City Cemetery. (1:45 pm Dec 18). It was hanging out with a mixed flock of about 10 kinglets, 5 nuthatches, 5 chickadees and a Yellow-rumped Warbler...

Alan Jensen (17 Dec 2012) - I observed an Osprey sitting on a post along I-15 just north of Payson today about 11 am.

Bryan Shirley (16 Dec 2012) -  [Provo CBC] - It looks like we ended up with 92 species - the lowest we have had since 2000. Besides the snow, Utah lake had no ice at all and that probably hurt our waterfowl numbers (all the ducks stay in the middle of the lake too far to see). We did have a couple of both  Prairie & Peregrine Falcons, a few Bohemian Waxwings, 2 Northern Mockingbirds, and our East Bay resident AW Pelican.

Eric Huish (16 Dec 2-12) - Found a flock of about 30 Cedar and 15 Bohemian Waxwings at about 815 Heather Road, Orem, Just north off Skyline Drive which is south of Dry Canyon.

Eric Huish (11 Dec 2012) - There were several Evening Grosbeaks and Red Crossbills in the Provo Cemetery today. They were just north and west of the cemetery intersection Main St and 400 West.

Eric Huish (8 Dec 2012) - KC Childs and I saw a flock of 16 COMMON REDPOLLS up Spanish Fork Canyon this morning. We were on Dairy Fork WMA on the south side of hwy 6. We were between somewhere around 2 miles up Dairy Fork road when a flock of small finches flew in. A few landed up in the trees and a bunch landed down in the willows by the stream. ... On our way home we stopped at Evergreen Cemetery (Springville/Mapleton). We found a flock of 7 or 8 Red Crossbills in one of the ornamental cedar trees.

Jeff Cooper (6 Dec 2012) - [Pleasant Grove] - I had another one of those experiences when the feeders seemed eerily quite when they should have been buzzing with finches, juncos, and sparrows. I checked the perimeter of the yard and discovered and adult Sharp-shinned Hawk perched in a locust tree.

Nov 2012

Eric Huish (24 Nov 2012) - There was a Pacific Wren at the Mouth of American Fork Canyon this afternoon (11/24). It was at the east end of the Highland Irrigation Facility parking lot at the Mouth of AF Canyon. I birded the area for 30 minutes and this was the only bird I could find.

Jeff Cooper (14 Nov 2012) - I stopped by Highland Glen Park this morning on the way to work. There were a couple hundred MALLARDS and more flying in, lots of COOTS, and a handful of WOOD DUCKs on the pond.
   --Eric Peterson and I have noticed a beautiful dark Red-tailed Hawk along the north side of SR-92 (Timpanogos Hwy) in Lehi in recent weeks. It tends to be on the north side of the highway a half mile or so west of Smith's Market. The bird has a beautiful chocolate color.

Eric Huish (3 Nov 2012) - I stopped at River Lane this morning (11/3). There was a Pacific Wren hopping around in some low brush right next to the road (north side of the road) about 0.1 miles east of the beach end of the road. The wren was calling loud enough for me to hear as I was driving up the road. ...
   --There were two Say's Phoebes on Swede Lane just south of the boat launch parking area.
   --There were about 20 Least Sandpipers at Lincoln Beach.

Jeff Cooper (2 Nov 2012) - I'm now seeing two adult Peregrines daily at the River Park business complex in South Jordan. I have not seen a band on the leg of either bird. They have several perches on two separate buildings that appear to be their favorites. They seem to prefer perching in some nooks that are shaded so they change their perch throughout the day based on the location of the sun.

Oct 2012

Eric Huish (30 Oct 2012) - I stopped at River Lane today. On Sandy Beach at the end of River Lane there were a few shorebirds. 50 Killdeer, 8 Greater Yellowlegs, a Wilson's Snipe, 5 Least Sandpipers, 3 Western Sandpipers and 5 DUNLIN. ...There was a pair of Golden-crowned Kinglets on River Lane. I don't often see them down in valley.
   --There was a late Savannah Sparrow on Swede Lane.
   --I stopped at the Provo Airport Dike to look for the White-throated Sparrow Bryant Olsen reported there last week. But I couldn't find it. ... but there was a late Wilson's Warbler there...

Bryant Olsen (25 Oct 2012) - Monday I headed down to Washington county to get some warmth before the cold set in, and do some birding along the way. First stop was at Provo Airport dike on the way down, found a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW just west of the tower.

Kay Stone (15 Oct 2012) - Today about noon I saw a White-Throated Sparrow, tan striped morph, along the Jordan River Parkway southwest of Lehi...Just before the river there is a parking lot where people fly model air planes; go north on the trail until you come to a little abandoned pump house on the east side of the trail; its is about a half mile walk....

Eric Huish (6 Oct 2012) - I had a single Evening Grosbeak at the Provo River Oxbow earlier this week. This spot is down in the valley. The oxbow is just upstream from Utah Lake.

Nancy Matro (6 Oct 2012) - [Jeremy Ranch, Park City, UT] - I had males and female Evening Grosbeaks at my house today, eating some seed off the ground below my feeders....  First time I've seen them this fall.

Sep 2012

Eric Huish (30 Sep 2012) - Several Utah County Birders met yesterday (sat 29th) to do some hawkwatching at the Squaw Peak Overlook Parking Lot. Some of us stopped at Hope Campground on our way up. The campground was very quiet at first but our patience paid off with a little flock of birds that included a Townsend's Warbler, Brown Creepers and RB Nuthatch.
   --We hawkwatched from the overlook for about 3 hours. We saw several hawks (I counted at least 42 while I was there) and many of them gave us great close views. The best bird was a Northern Goshawk.

Bryan Shirley (28 Sep 2012) - I hiked up White-Pine Hollow (trail starts just above Tinney Flat campgroud) in Sanatquin Canyon today looking for Ruffed Grouse. I never found a Grouse, but was surpirsed to find 2 different Pacific Wrens. Both were located by their call ("chip" not song). They were probably about 1-1.5 miles up the trail...

Eric Huish (24 Sep 2012) - This evening at the Provo Airport Dike there was a Horned Grebe in the moat at the Southwest corner of the dike. One of the Great Egrets that has been regular at the south extension over the past week was still out there...There was a Cattle Egret between the south extension and the southwest corner...

Eric Huish (22 Sep 2012)- The Prothonotary Warbler was still at the end of River Lane this morning (Sat 22nd)...   --There was a lot of bird activity all along River Lane. Mostly Yellow-rumps and Orange-crowned Warblers. I saw one Nashville Warbler today. Last Wednesday there was also a few Townsend's Warblers and a Cassin's Vireo in the mix.

Eric Huish (21 Sep 2012) - [Pleasant Grove] - I was sitting at the table eating supper and watching the birds at the feeders this evening when a White-winged Dove flew in and landed on my platform feeder. New yard bird! Yay!

Eric Huish (21 Sep 2012) - There is a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at River Lane (Utah County). Out at the end of River Lane on Sandy Beach.  In the willows and brush pile on the beach just east of the river...

Dave Hanscom (15 Sep 2012) - We got a phone call from the Sommerfelds saying that they found a juvenile NORTHERN PARULA at River Lane. Also, they had a HUDSONIAN GODWIT in their sights at about noon at Provo Airport dike, in the mudflats east of the south extension.

Jeff Cooper (13 Sep 2012) - I ... had a hankering to drive up to the summit of the Alpine Loop via American Fork Canyon...I drove back over the summit toward the Utah County side and pulled over at another one of my favorite owling spots. We immediately heard one coyote calling from about 100 yards away and several yelping back from a much more distant location. As soon as the howling stopped I heard the faint call of a Flammulated Owl. Soon there were two others calling and one sounded closer than the others... I was able to get a light on it while my wife looked through the binoculars to see her very first Flammulated Owl...

Ned Bixler (13 Sep 2012) - There was a Common Loon at Deer Creek Reservoir this afternoon.

Eric Huish (11 Sep 20122) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Possible Tropical Kingbird. I am right now looking at what I think may be a Tropical Kingbird on the South side of the South Extension of the Provo Airport Dike. I've been watching it for about 40 minutes at it seems to be staying right here...

Bryan Shirley (11 Sep 2012) - There was a Solitary Sandpiper at Spring Lake in the northern pond.

Bryant Olsen (11 Sep 2012) - Yesterday I twitched and headed down to River Lane to look for the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. I didn't find it, but I did see some interesting birds...at least one was a female PURPLE MARTIN...Not a lot of Warblers, but I did find 1 NASHVILLE WARBLER among the butter-butts and orage-crowneds...   --Then I went to Lincoln Beach boat launch area, and found many peeps and plovers, including 1 SNOWY PLOVER,5 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS...

Keeli Marvel (10 Sep 2012) - I hiked Mt Nebo for the first time yesterday, and while birding was not my focus (getting up and down the trail in one piece was), I saw/heard some great birds along the way. Clark's nutcrackers were everywhere along with Steller's jays and woodpeckers...A mile or so up the trail, in a thick wooded area, we heard what we think was a Western Screech Owl calling a couple of times. We also heard it once in the same area along the trail on the way back down... Other species spotted along the way included...Mountain Chickadees,...and a Ruffed Grouse that our four-legged hiking companion, Amos, flushed on the hike back down...

Jeff Cooper (8 Sep 2012) - Eric Peterson and I were on River Lane Friday morning and discovered a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (probably the same one located by Eric Huish about a week ago). We watched it for several minutes before it flew across the road and provided further views. We also observed Townsend's, Nashville, MacGillivray's, and Wilson's Warblers along the road. There was a lot of activity in the trees at the end of the road near the lake. I assume some of these warblers had flown across the lake and stopped at the first sight of trees...

Norm Jenson (1 Sep 2012) - There were several Cattle Egrets at about 2600W on Hwy 77. [west of Springville]

Mike Hearell (1 Sep 2012) - The GWF geese were no longer there when we came back through around 12:15 pm. We found 1 Pectoral Sandpiper @ Lincoln. Three roosting Common Nighthawks and how many birds, were the highlights at River Lane.

Eric Huish (1 Sep 2012) - This morning KC Childs and I ran out to River Lane and Lincoln Beach. At the end of River Lane on sandy beach was a lone Stilt Sandpiper. Afterwards we ran to Lincoln Beach and ran into Mike Hearell and Taylor Abbott. They told us of Greater White-fronted Geese they saw near Palmyra. Best bird at Lincoln beach were a few Semipalmated Plovers. We ran out to 1402 W 4000 South ( highway 77 ) we saw a flock of 7 Greater White-fronted Geese on north side of road in the harvested yellow field with Mallards and Sandhill Cranes.

Aug 2012

Eric Huish (29 Aug 2012) - There were some good shorebirds at Lincoln Beach this morning just before sunrise. 3 Stilt Sandpipers, 6 Snowy Plovers, a Semipalmated Plover, several Western Sandpipers and a few Baird's, Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers.

Eric Huish (29 Aug 2012) - There was a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Black-and-White Warbler at River Lane this morning...

Eric Huish (27 Aug 2012) - [Provo Airport Dike] - I made a quick stop to check the mudflats at the SW corner of the Provo Airport Dike this afternoon... I couldn't stay long but they looked like mostly Western Sandpipers. I picked out 2 Juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers before I left...

Eric Huish (22 Aug 2012) - I ran out to Lincoln Beach this morning and on my way back made a quick stop at 4000 West Lake Shore. Best birds at Lincoln Beach were a dozen Baird's Sandpipers, a Peregrine Falcon and thousands of swallows. At 4000 West Lake Shore there was a Northern Waterthrush along the canal South of the Observation Tower. It looks like warbler migration has begun.

Eric Huish (25 Aug 2012) - 17 birders birded the Provo Airport Dike this morning. Here are some Highlights..   --An immature Sora feeding at the edge of the marsh. Seen from the east side of the south extension...  --Baird's Sandpipers and Marbled Godwits out on the mudflats at the Southeast corner...  --A Northern Mockingbird and a Sage Thrasher just east of the south extension...  --Two immature Black-crowned Night-Herons and a Green-tailed Towhee at the Southwest corner...  --4 Sandhill Cranes flew by on the east side of the dike loop...

KC Childs (10 Aug 2012) - ...I would check to see if migrants had started moving on River Lane. Despite not seeing anything incredibly rare, it was evident to me that migrants had started to move through the area. A Hairy Woodpecker was a surprise down in the middle of the valley. Also a good number of Virginia's Warblers, Yellow Rumped and Orange Crowned Warblers meant that migration is slowly beginning. Other birds like Empids and Rufous Hummingbirds were other clues...

Jeff Cooper (5 Aug 2012) - I went for a drive up American Fork Canyon Saturday night before the
sun went down... I decided to stay up near the summit until after the sun went down to check the responsiveness of Saw-whet and Flammulated Owls now that their young have fledged. That effort proved productive for the Saw-whet Owl, but not a hoot from a Flammulated.

Jul 2012

Eric Huish (30 Jul 2012) - I stopped at Lower Hobble Creek WMA this morning before work to look for the Indigo Bunting reported in eBird by Rindee. I found it! A bright male singing a little over half way down the trail from the parking area. I also spotted a Solitary Sandpiper down at the end of the trail.

Jeff Cooper (20 Jul 2012) - Recently, I've made a couple of trips up American Fork Canyon to check out Mutual Dell for hummingbirds and the birds along the first few miles of the unpaved Timpooneke Road--at about 8000 ft and on the NW end of Mt Timpanogos....We watched large flocks of Pine Siskins fly circles above us for several minutes. It was cool to see such large flocks. We stopped and spent some time in one spot and found some Clark's Nutcrackers, a Cooper's Hawk, Chipping Sparrows, a Dusky Flycatcher, a Western Wood-Pewee, Fox Sparrows, a family of Red-naped Sapsuckers, and some Rufous and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds, to name a few....

[email protected] (19 Jul 2012) - [Highland, UT] - July 5 or 6, 2012 I was standing on our back porch when a gray bird with a hooked bill lit in our tree. The tree is not more than 10 feet from the porch & I saw it very clearly. I called to my husband, who was in the garden, but the bird flew away toward the south. When I described the bird, my husband thought it was a falcon. However, just now when I looked it up, I immediately knew it was a GRAY HAWK. It looked exactly like the picture on this website, & I had a very good look at this hawk as it was in the tree at my eye level. It was magnificent! Exact location is 5324 W. 10280 N., Highland.

Alona Huffaker (13 Jul; 2012) - [Springville, UT] - Lazuli Bunting, Black Headed Grosbeak, Black Chinned Hummingbird, Broadtailed Hummingbird, a couple of Rufous Hummingbirds and a couple glimpses of a male Caliope Humming bird! Fun times!

Jeff Cooper (10 Jul 2012) - I was talking to Eric Huish the other day about how I've missed more frequent birding and photography over the past few months due to other priorities. I told him I really wanted to see Blue Grosbeaks this summer...  --This morning I got a text from Eric indicating he had found my summertime friends near the Lindon Beach, about a half mile south of the boat harbor and settling ponds. I had a meeting with a potential client in Lindon this morning so I dropped by the boat harbor area on my way back to house. I observed two adult males and one female so I'm not sure if territory has been established, unless they are willing to share close territories. The females tend to stay down low so there may have been two pairs in the area.

Jeff Cooper (9 Jul 2012)- I would have questioned it had I not seen it myself, but an unmistakable male Calliope Hummingbird was just at my feeder.

Donel Jensen (7 Jul 2012)- Summer Tanager in lower Provo Canyon.  It was down the paved trail on the South side of the river from the parking area that is on the south side of the river before the diversion. Lot is on the south side of the river from the Mt. Timpanogos Park, Provo Canyon. The T
Tanager was in a cottonwood overhanging the trail about 130 meters west on the foot path from the end of the parking lot.

Jun 2012

Alona Huffaker (24 Jun 2012) - I had a Rufous Hummingbird at my feeder this afternoon. I also have a Lazuli Bunting from time to time--they are usually here in May and then gone!

Jeff Cooper (23 Jun 2012) - ... I decided to try the Alpine Loop (SR92) via American Fork Canyon to see if I could find success. I did not hear or see a Saw-whet Friday night, but I found a number of places on the loop (both the Utah County and Wasatch County sides) where I heard then located Flammulated Owls rather quickly and easily. I stopped looking for them after seeing a few and stopped counting them after hearing more than ten. All my usual saw-whet locations were occupied by multiple flammulated owls...
   --Saturday morning I drove over to SR68 (Redwood Road south of Saratoga Springs) to check out the burrowing and short-eared owls Doug Mead has been reporting... I was fortunate enough to see four Whimbrels and a Long-billed Curlew...

Eric Huish (16 Jun 2012) - I noticed in eBird that a couple of Williamson's Sapsuckers were seen Thursday afternoon on the Nebo Loop (Utah County).

Jeff Cooper (16 Jun 2012) - I got a late start, but I was able to spend a couple of hours in American Fork Canyon this afternoon... I just happened to look up to a peak as I was leaving Mutual Dell and noticed two adult No Goshawks flying circles above and below the ridge...

Douglas Mead (14 Jun 2012) - It was a banner day for owling today. I went to look for the Sharp-tailed Grouse I have seen before between Saratoga Springs and Lake Mountain. I didn't locate the grouse today but did find a Burrowing Owl family with 6 fledglings. I also had good looks at 3 Grasshopper Sparrows singing their hearts out on territory near where Eric Huish and I found them a couple of weeks ago...From that area I continued south to the Soldier Pass road to check on some other BO's that I knew about. I didn't find them, but I did have great close-up views of a mature (F?) Short-eared owl with 2 fledglings.

Scott Abbott and Lyn Bennett (10 Jun 29012) - A Hooded Oriole visited us in Woodland Hills Thursday.

Eric Huish (3 Jun 2012) - KC Childs and I went out to Soldiers Pass at the south end of Lake Mountain in Utah County this morning. Our goal was to find Gray Vireos for our Utah County year list....We also saw a few Black-throated Sparrows, Mockingbirds, several Gray Flycatchers and a Prairie Falcon. We spotted a Short-eared Owl, some Long-billed Curlews and Mockingbirds along SR 68 on our way out to Soldiers Pass and a couple of Burrowing Owls on our way back...

May 2012

Caren (27 May 2012) - We were on Skipper Bay Trail today at about 1:30-3:00. We saw a female Wood Duck and 4 babies that she kept very close to her. She was in one of the little marsh ponds.  Among lots of birds that we spotted one of the better ones were spotting 2 different Soras. One in clear view.

Jeff Cooper (24 May 2012) - Eric Peterson and I set out before sunrise today for an early morning of birding, exploring, and photography... in the Chimney Rock area...We got target birds such as Black-throated Sparrow and Sage Thrasher along with some other regulars for the area,...Highlights included two Northern Mockingbirds, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and a single Pinyon Jay. A complete surprise, in the middle of the desert, was hearing the call of a bird I grew up hearing back in Kentucky--a NORTHERN BOBWHITE...

Eric Huish (20 May 2012) - I birded with Doug Wheeler yesterday... behind his house in Saratoga Springs... When I stepped out of the car I heard a Grasshopper Sparrow singing! A County lifer for me! I also discovered a Burrowing Owl burrow just North of where I stopped...also spotted a Short-eared Owl flying around just up the road from this spot. ...

Eric Huish (14 May 2012) - There was a female Northern Parula at the very east end of the Provo Airport Dike early this morning...

Eric Huish (12 May 2012)- Milt Moody and I walked Skipper Bay Trail this morning. We found a Northern Waterthrush in the flooded woods at the north end of the trail, on the lake side of the trail... --The flooded fields were full of birds including 3 Horned Grebes in full breeding plumage...

Yvonne Carter (11 May 2012) - Kaye Stone saw a COMMON LOON at the Highland Glen Park pond, which is behind the Lone Peak High School, on Thurs. May 10th...

Milt Moody (11 May 2012) - Eric Huish and I just saw three BAND-TAILED PIGEONS in northeast Provo. ...go to 930 East and 2620 North and go three or four houses west and look north on the telephone lines behind the houses...

Eric Huish (11 May 2012) - The Bank Swallow colony is nesting in the bank at Lindon beach again this year... Also a Semipalmated Plover out on the beach just south of the south pavilion. Lindon Beach is south of the Lindon Boat Harbor and Settling Ponds.

Jeff Cooper (7 May 2012) This evening I drove SR92 into American Fork Canyon just before sunset to see if flammulated owls had returned... I was fortunate to see one DUSKY GROUSE cross the road in front of me just before the hair pin turn below Pine Hollow trail head....just above the Mutual Dell turn off... I was able to hear (no visual) several FLAMMULATED OWLS giving simple hoots from the pine trees...

Eric Huish (4 May 2012) - I spotted a GLOSSY IBIS this evening along the dirt cutoff road between River Lane and Swede Lane. It was with a flock of White-faces Ibis in high grass. Probably the same bird Dennis and Alton saw near this area a couple of weeks ago.

Dennis Shirley (1 May 2012) - I was going to rest my eyes today and not even pick up my binoculars. But when I noticed the flock of powder blue headed birds at my feeder I couldn't resist. Sure enough 8 male Lazuli Bunting arrived this morning...

Apr 2012

Bryan Shriley (30 Apr 2012) - 2 Dunlin at Lincoln beach. Also Semipalmated Plover, Western and Least Sandpiper. Seen on the field trip this morning. Still there as of 5:30.

Eric Huish (29 Apr 2012) - KC Childs and I drove up American Fork Canyon this morning to try to find the Evening Grosbeaks at Mutual Dell.   --On our way home we stopped at Highland Glen Park in hopes of seeing the Lazuli Buntings that have been reported there. We never saw a Lazuli but we got our first Black-headed Grosbeak of the year.

Dennis Shirley (28 Apr 2012) - ...  --We fared much better on #12, with 23 birders seeing about 35 species on the Tintics Saturday morning. New trip birds included: Gray Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Bewick's Wren, Virginia's Warbler, Green - tailed Towhee, Lark Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting (At Lyle Bingham' yard in Payson- Thanks Lyle and Katrina!!!
   --Other birds seen by birders on off field trip days have included: Glossy Ibis - In a flooded field with 90 W. F. Ibis near the Spanish Fork River Bridge at River Lane, Lake Shore; Purple Martin - In large flocks of swallows west side of West Mt.; Caspian Tern and Snowy Plover at Lincoln Point.

Alton Thygerson (26 Apr 2012) - The following birds were seen in the Dairy Fork Wildlife Management: BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER... WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, CLARK'S NUTCRACKER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE, CHIPPING SPARROW, JUNIPER TITMOUSE...CASSIN'S FINCH...MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD...

Dennis Shirley (26 Apr 2012) - ...Alton and I on Wednesday (April 25th) saw the following:
The last needed swallows - Cliff and Bank at Goshen Reservoir; Green-tailed Towhee - Tintics; Gray Flycatcher - Tintics; Bewick's Wren - Tintics; Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Tintics; Virginia's Warbler - Tintics; Wilson's Phalarope - Phil Green's Pond (NW Goshen)...

Alton Thygerson (23 Apr 2012) - For the 10th UCB April Big Month field trip, 19 birders met at the mouth of American Fork Canyon.  Over 20 species were seen which included these highlighted birds: RUFFED GROUSE only heard, WILD TURKEY only heard, COOPER'S HAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, PEREGRINE FALCON, WHITE-THROATED SWIFT, STELLER' S JAY, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, AMERICAN DIPPER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, FOX SPARROW, EVENING GROSBEAK

Keeli Marvel (22 Apr 2012) - I went for a walk down the Skipper Bay trail in Provo this afternoon and spotted a FOY Bullock's Oriole. There was at least one Blue-winged Teal still present in the flooded fields east of the trail and it was keeping company with a whole smorgasbord of other birds that included 7 Cattle Egrets... I also heard a Virginia Rail call while I was scoping out the bird party going on in the field.

[email protected] (20 Apr 2012) - My family and I saw a pair of Northern Bobwhites in our back yard in Eagle Mountain! It was a fun sighting. We still hear them every once in a while in the horse fields next door.

Eric Huish (20 Apr 2012) - I saw a hybrid Gadwall x Mallard on the Provo Airport Dike early this morning. It was down the gated road past the pump house on the east side of the dike loop. I also saw my first Caspian Terns and Brown-headed Cowbird of the year this morning.

Keeli Marvel (18 Apr 2012) - Just stopped at the ponds on Pioneer Crossing on my way home from work. There was a GREAT EGRET in the pond right next to the north side of the road...

Dennis Shirley (14 Apr 2012) - This mornng 17 UCBABM birders spent 5hrs birding the Sheep Creek - Ray's Valley - Diamond Fork loop. We saw 31 species...including; Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Fox Sparrow, Canyon Wren (only heard singing), Belted Kingfisher, and RUFFED GROUSE. The grouse was first heard drumming, then with a little sneaking around in the thick stuff, located on its drumming log, and then great close up looks by all. It was a dynamite moment and Life Bird by many. On our way back home we stopped and saw the Lewis' Woodpecker in east Salem. It was not the best weather day, but good enough!

Douglas Mead (10 Apr 2012) - ...a hike of about a mile along the Jordan River Trail near the RC Park provided views of SONG SPARROWS, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, SAND HILL CRANES, and a HERMIT THRUSH, which permitted a long examination...

Keeli Marvel (7 Apr 2012) - ...We started the trip in the fields north of Goshen along the road to Goshen Bay where the highlights were a GOLDEN EAGLE on the nest, 16+ GREAT BLUE HERONS in the rookery, a FOY CATTLE EGRET flying over the field west of the rookery, several LONG-BILLED CURLEW, SAVANNAH SPARROWS, TREE SWALLOWS, HORNED LARKS, and a HORNED GREBE in the pond on private property on the little spur road west of the Goshen Bay Road...

Jeff Cooper (7 Apr 2012) - ... --9 new bird species for the year made it an exciting day to be with a fellow birder & photographer
GREATER YELLOWLEGS at the Pioneer Crossing Ponds
   --Lots of VESPER and LINCOLN'S SPARROWs around the Provo Airport Dike. The Lincoln's are showing very bright yellow/buff coloring in their chests and malars. Fresh breeding plumage is always nice to observe
   --NORTHERN HARRIERS doing flight displays as part of courtship ad Provo Airport Dike
Getting two first-of-the-year birds in a graceful and impressive white egret flyover. Ten SNOWY EGRETS and a single CATTLE EGRET flew a large, lazy circle about forty feet or so above us on the Provo Airport Dike. That really was an impressive sight
   --Running into Ned Bixler at the head of Skipper Bay trail and then spotting the male BLUE-WINGED TEAL which was located earlier in the week by a Utah County Birder's group
   --A GREAT EGRET fly-by at Pioneer Crossing Ponds
   --Finding a mix of dabbling ducks, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, BLACK-NECKED STILTS, a pair of LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and a pair of BAIRD'S SANDPIPERs in and around the marshy area on the south side of the Saratoga Springs Public Works facility.

Jeff Cooper (7 Apr 2012) - I saw  two Baird's Sandpipers at the Saratoga Springs Public Works marsh Friday evening. I did not see them fly or hear them call before having to leave for other business. ... I also saw two Long-billed Dowitchers in non-breeding plumage there. Other birds were expected birds.

Jeff Cooper (6 Apr 2012) - Horned Grebe, south pond Geneva Settling Ponds, Lindon.

Jeff Cooper (5 Apr 2012) - [American Fork] - ...with my kitchen door open I can hear the soft song of a Say's Phoebe high on the rooftop of some homes behind me. I sure hope he gets a mate because I want him to stick around.

Alton Thygerson (5 Apr 2012) - ...I drove to Pioneer Crossing and westward on the parkway....immediately on the north side of the parkway in a small pond were 2 Snowy Egrets and 1 Great Egret.

Milton Moody (5 Apr 2012) - 17 Birders showed up at Sam's Club for this morning's "Big Month" UCB field trip. ...At the Skipper Bay trail we saw a lot of waterfowl in the flooded fields east of the path, including a nice BLUE-WINGED TEAL, and a late RING-NECKED DUCK. We also saw some more Sandhill Cranes, another pair of Osprey on the platform and an early WHITE-FACED IBIS. About half the group dropped by to see the local WOOD DUCKS on the way back, which brought the total number of species to 46 for the half-day trip.

Mar 2012

Bryan Shirley (31 Mar 2012) - Yesterday I birded along the road between Elberta and Saratoga Springs. Curlews are back, as well as a pair of Burrowing Owls toward the North end... it was about mile 12 or 13). Also in that same area we spotted our first Short-eared Owl. It was soaring quite high, so maybe migtrating?... Near the dairy south of Elberta we found another pair of Short-eared Owls, then a 4th at the Utah Lake Wetland Preserve parking area between Goshen and Genola... Our other birding stop was in 5 mile pass. Both Sage Sparrows & Sage Thrashers were easily located just west of there. Lots of Pinon Jays a bit north of there.

Alton Thygerson (31 Mar 2012) - While hiking up Rock Canyon (east of Provo) just west of the first bridge (this bridge is about a 30 minute hike up the canyon from the parking lot) and near a slide area, a small flock (7 or 8) of Bushtits were seen. Also, in the canyon this morning were: Townsend's Solitaire, Canyon Wren, Steller's Jay, Spotted Towhee, Chuckar (heard only), Mountain Chickadee, Black-capped Chickadee, and Magpie.

Alona Huffaker (30 Mar 2012) - I just saw and heard a Juniper Titmouse at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville--the west part of the cemetery.

Eric Huish (19 Mar 2012) - I stopped at Grove Creek Canyon this afternoon and found a flock of about 150 Rosy-Finches up on the cliffs at the mouth of the canyon, south side. They were mostly Gray-crowned with a few Black Rosy-Finches mixed in. They flew up and moved around a lot and gradually moved up the canyon. Jeff Cooper joined me and we hiked farther up the canyon to get a closer look. About 30 seconds after we rounded a bend in the trail and finally had a closer look at part of the flock a Sharp-shinned Hawk dove in and took a Rosy-Finch mid-air! ...It all happened so fast. Very exciting.

Eric Huish (17 Mar 2012) - KC Childs and I drove up Spanish Fork Canyon very early this morning to get a Sage-Grouse on our Utah County Year List... We only found 4 Sage-Grouse. Three strutting birds appeared to be just on the Carbon County side and one was walking down the hillside behind them in Utah County.

Jeff Cooper
(16 Mar 2012) - For lunch I drove by the Lindon Marina and Geneva Settling Ponds area. I observed about ten first of season (FOS) TREE SWALLOWS flying between the ponds and the road. I also saw BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS (mostly females), and a single FOS BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD in a tree in the field east of the north pond. I heard the whistle call of a male BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD about a minute before locating it on the tree. Hearing that call prompted a "where is Waldo" scan of the birds in the tree. I followed the birds in my binoculars when they flushed from the tree further east and then to the ground. I noticed a few birds on the wires above where the bulk of the birds were foraging and quickly recognized a SAY'S PHOEBE.

Ned Bixler (7 Mar 2012)- Yesterday, I saw 4 Sage Sparrows at Hobble Creek WMA, and 6 at River Lane.

Jeff Cooper (7 Mar 2012) ...   --Pioneer Crossing Ponds & Marshes: Great Egret, hundreds of gulls worth studying more closely, but raptor-induced ADD kicked in and caused me to give chase to a Peregrine Falcon instead

J.Peter Maughan (7 Feb 2012) - I saw a Great Horned Owl up South Fork in Provo Canyon about 100 yards past the parking lot of Big Springs. Looked like it wad just sunning or hurt. ...I was not more than 10 ft away.

Reed Stone (7 Mar 2012) - Yesterday  (3/7/12) I saw at least four SAGE SPARROWS on the Provo, Utah airport dike. They were spotted about 100 yards north of the S. W. corner of the dike road.  I also saw a flock or 10 SNOW GEESE fly over. Good birding!

Eric Huish (3 Mar 2012) - [Pleasant Grove] - This morning (Saturday at 8:00 am) I birded Dry Canyon again. This time I found a small flock of about 40 birds feeding up in the canyon between the 1st and 2nd cliff on the north side of the canyon...They were mostly Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches including a few "Hepburn's" Gray-crowned and 2 or 3 Black Rosy-Finches...

Eric Huish (1 Mar 2012) - Highlights at Dry Canyon included Wild Turkeys up past the top cliffs, a couple of Golden Eagles and a large flock of Juncos. There was a Northern Shrike along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail above the water treatment plant just north of Provo Canyon."

Feb 2012

Jeff Cooper (29 Feb 20123) - Turkey Vulture seen in Lehi Field north of Lehi block. Jerry Liguori, Mike Shaw and I saw it soaring above the field.

Jeff Cooper (28 Feb 2012) - I drove by the small wetland area on the south side of North Vineyard Road (Vineyard, Utah County) on my way back to Pleasant Grove following a meeting in Provo. I noticed a lone WILSON'S SNIPE and stopped to observe and photograph it.

Doug Mead (28 Feb 2012) - Flock of 50 American White Pelicans just flew north at low alt over Saratoga Springs.

Ned Bixler (27 Feb 2012) - [Skipper Bay Trail - highlilghts] - ...Cinnamon Teal...Sandhill Crane...Great Horned Owl...

Alan Jensen (18 Feb 2012) - [Payson] - We had four Pine Siskins on our thistle sock feeder yesterday in Payson - first of the year.

Jeff Cooper
(10 Feb 2012) - So I took a late lunch today and then called and met up with Eric Huish near the Lindon Marina/Geneva Settling Ponds area in Utah County. We didn't see a lot of birds, but we did find some wintering White-faced Ibises, a female Hooded Merganser, and what we believe was a 1st winter Glaucous-winged Gull....

Eric Huish (10 Feb 2012) - Jeff Cooper and I just had a Glaucous-winged Gull fly past, heading south, at the south end of the settling ponds south of the Lindon Boat Harbor...

Donna Thorum (7 Feb 2012) -My husband Glen and I went to see if we could find the Pygmy Owl up South Fork Canyon this midmorning. Couldn't find it. Found Eric and Jeff looking for it too. No luck! However I did find a flock of 20+ Wild Turkeys in the field on the right side of the road just south of the beaver pond. That was good. Haven't seen them for a while...

Eric Huish (1 Feb 2012) - Eric Peterson and I went birding up American Fork Canyon today. There weren't a lot of birds around. Our best bird was a Pacific Wren on the left side of the road (not river side) just above the Roadhouse Picnic Area. It was calling and flitting about when we first spotted it, but it quickly disappeared and we couldn't relocate it....

Jan 2012

[email protected] (29 Jan 2012) - I have seen a Northern Pygmy Owl twice now in the same tree. I found him off the parking lot of the first National Forest access road up South Fork Canyon..

Eric Huish (26 Jan 2012) - I saw an adult Northern Goshawk in the woods along the river at River Lane today (2:30 pm). KC Childs was able to refind it at 3:10 pm.

Felicia Pimentel (26 Jan 2012) - I had a couple of hours to kill this morning and stopped at the Lindon Marina.  The best sightings for me were the 6 WHITE-FACED IBIS and 2 adult BALD EAGLES having a midair scuffle.

Oliver Hansen (22 Jan 2012) - LESSER YELLOWLEGS. 4:30 pm in Springville 1400 N exit. Turn right at the first street (heading towards the Stoffer's outlet) look in the ponds in the fields to the east. That's where I saw it if anyone is interested.

Jeff Cooper (20 Jan 2012) - On my way home from work at 5:35 I saw two White-faced Ibis  flying near the Pioneer Crossing exit of I-15. I guess some are still wintering here.

Eric Huish (16 Jan 1212) - I went birding this morning with KC Childs and Oliver Hansen. We decided to head up Provo Canyon even though the weather was ominous... We saw a flock of Wild Turkeys and a flock of Pine Siskin in the Sundance area...Down in Provo Canyon we found a PACIFIC WREN in the 'usual spot', the swampy area on the Provo River Parkway about 0.1 miles down stream from Canyon Glen Park. The only other birds we saw in this area were two Dippers. We found a NORTHERN PIGMY OWL up South Fork Canyon. The owl was in a tree on the North side of the road 3.1 miles after turning off Provo Canyon Road,...

Erich Huish (4 Jan 2012) - I just got a call from Reed Stone. He spotted a White-winged Scoter in the Provo River between the Provo Center Street bridge and the small foot bridge in Utah Lake State Park.

Deedee O'Brien (1 Jan 2011) - [Saratoga Springs] - 37 species (+3 other taxa)...Species seen: [highlights] - Snow Goose...Great Egret, White-faced Ibis...Sandhill Crane...

Oliver Hansen (1 Jan 2012) - There were 27 (that I could count) Wood Ducks at the "wood duck spot" just N. of Provo Center street. I think this is the most I've counted here. I'm pretty sure there were probably more in the willows that I couldn't see. Great way to start the new year.

Dec 2011

Jeff Cooper (27 Dec 2011) - ...near Highland Glen Park in Highland I saw an adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree on the west side of the park and south of Lone Peak High School...I pulled into the area for a better look at the eagle and noticed a large flock of Canada Geese (probably 100 or so) in an adjacent field. Mixed in with that flock was a Snow Goose and at least one Cackling Goose...

Bryant Shirley (26 Dec 2011) - Today was the Payson Bird Count. I don't know how other groups did or how the count went as a whole, but my group covered the Salem area. Here are the highlights for us: Say's Phoebe, White-faced Ibis, Canvasback, Hooded Merganser, (on the part of Salem pond North of the hwy), 10 Wild Turkeys terrorizing my dad's bird feeders.

Alona Huffaker (21 Dec 2011) - I found a couple of Juniper Titmice at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery today. They were on both sides of the main road going between the East side of the cemetery and the West side of the cemetery, not through the cemetery...

Eric Huish (21 Dec 2011) - I saw a 1st winter Harris's Sparrow south of Lindon Boat Harbor this morning. It was in a bush out in a field along the road about 1.5 miles south of the boat harbor. It was across the street from the south end of the paved walking trail...

Bryan Shirley (19 Dec 2011) - [Provo  CBC] - Highlights of the Provo Bird Count included:
   --3 Say's Phoebe (only seen one other year), 1 Ferruginous Hawk (only seen one other year), 25 White-faced Ibis, 1 Am White Pelican, 2 Lincoln's Sparrow, 8 Am Tree Sparrow. For count week we had a Eurasian Wigeon in the East Bay Golf Course Ponds. We were unable to relocate it on our count, but did get over 800 Am. Wigeon on the Golf Course, so the Eur Wigeon is probably still in there somewhere. We also had 1 Hooded Merganser for count week. We ended up with 96 species total.

Eric Peterson (7 Dec 2011) - ... I took a trip around the Provo Airport Dike... I saw a Great Horned Owl at the south end at the turn to head east...

Jeff Cooper
(4 Dec 20-11) - ... drove a short piece of Vineyard Rd in Vineyard (in Utah County and bordered by Lindon, Orem, Utah Lake and Provo). I stopped at a spot where a small water hole is bordered by cattails...I was able to see several Virginia Rails and one surprise Sora there this weekend. I also saw a late Lincoln's Sparrow near the rails Saturday afternoon.

Nov 2011

Oliver Hansen (27 Nov 2011) - One drake Wood Duck was at the "Wood Duck spot" off of Provo Center Street this evening about 4:30. A few Cedar Waxwings and a Ruby-crowned kinglet flew in to say hi to me

Eric Huish (22 Nov 2011) -  birded the Provo Airport Dike this evening with Ned Bixler and KC Childs. There are still large numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers hanging out around the dike. On the south side of the airport, between the south extension and the southwest corner we found a flock of yellow-rumps that included a 'Myrtle' Yellow-rump and a Wilson's Warbler. I was surprised to see a Wilson's this late. It was a bright male...

Douglas Mead (6 Nov 2011) - I observed my first-of-the-season American Tree Sparrow this afternoon while on a walkabout West of Redwood Rd. in Saratoga Springs. Also two Prairie Falcons and a large flock (30+) of Horned Larks and an even larger flock (200+) Rock Pigeons in a field just below Camp Williams.

Jeff Cooper
(6 Nov 2011) - I worked in Spanish Fork Friday so I hit a few of the hot spots between Spanish Fork and Pleasant Grove on the way home. Highlights were:
   --Two Snowy Egrets in the midst of cattle on the north side of SR77...
   --At least 25 Sandhill Cranes working a field east of Swede Lane (I'm sure there were more, but a large group of trees kept me from seeing the whole group
   --An unexpected Blue-gray Gnatcatcher on River Lane
   --Western Screech Owls calling from the trees at the turn off from Provo Center Street to the Provo Airport Dike Road (Just before crossing the river and entering Utah Lake SP)...
   --Four Snowy Egrets in the settling ponds and a small flock of American Pipits on the rocks along the shoreline of Utah Lake, opposite side of the dike forming the settling ponds...
   --Finished the night with a Northern Saw-whet Owl at Mutual Dell in American Fork Canyon

Eric Huish ( 5 Nov 2011) - Ned Bixler and I drove around the Provo Airport Dike this morning. The White-throated Sparrow is still there...We also saw a Northern Shrike on the west extension of the PAD.

Milt Moody (5 Nov 2011) - This morning (Saturday) there were somewhere between one and two hundred (maybe more!?) Sandhill Cranes in the fields north of Salem. The most I've ever seen.

Ned Bixler (4 Nov 2011) - Two Snowy Egrets at the Geneva Settling Ponds.

Eric Huish (2 Nov 2011) - I drove past the old Geneva Settling Ponds and Lindon Boat Harbor today. Best bird was a female Hooded Merganser on the south end of the pond...

Eric Huish (1 Nov 2011) - There as a bright white striped White-throated Sparrow on the west side of the Provo Airport Dike. It is hunkered down in some willows on the lake side of the road just north of the control tower.

Oct 2011

Ned Bixler (26 Oct 2011) - My first mature Bald Eagle of the season - entrance to the West Provo airport dike.

Joel Beyer
(15 Oct 2011) - This evening I saw a female Tennessee Warbler at River Lane (Utah Co.)...Only other birds about were YR Warblers, robins and RC Kinglets.

Tim Avery (14 Oct 2011) - A RED-NECKED GREBE at the Thanksgiving Point Golf
Course in the North Pond...

Eric Huish (11 Oct 2011) - First winter Blackpoll Warbler in the last bunch of tamarisk on the left as you are headed east from the southwest corner of the Provo Airport Dike.

Eric Huish (11 Oct 2011) - ...Around 10:30 am we started seeing flocks of Barn Swallows and Tree Swallows flying past/over us heading south. While scanning the swallows we were surprised and excited to see a Vaux's Swift fly past. It flew by pretty close and we got a good look at it but It didn't stick around...

Sep 2011

Eric Huish (25 Sep 2011) -There was an albino Barn Swallow on the East side of the Provo Airport Dike early Friday morning.

Bryan Shirley (15 Sep 2011) - 7 Townsend Warblers in Payson Canyon today. 5 at the Nebo trail head, 2 a bit below that.1 Three-toed wp at the trail head as well. Later had a Peregrine Falcon in Benjamin at the observation tower on 40th west.

Jeff Cooper (5 Sep 2011) - [Labor Day birding] - I started out this morning at 6 am with a BARN OWL in the field near my home in Pleasant Grove. I drove south about an hour and fifteen minutes and visited the Nebo Bench Trailhead high above Payson and Santaquin and was able to locate two AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS and one PINE GROSBEAK along with DOWNY and HAIRY WOODPECKER, NORTHERN FLICKER, RED-TAILED HAWK, several flocks of Pine Siskins, scattered Red-breasted Nuthatches, Kinglets, and a few other species.
   -- On River Lane, near Palmyra, I was able to locate a COMMON NIGHTHAWK resting on the branch of a mostly-dead tree. The Nighthawk held my attention long enough to see the following in the same location: GRAY CATBIRD, YELLOW WARBLER, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLERS, GREAT EGRET (two flyovers)
...

Jeff Cooper (2 Sep 23011) - I got off work a little early today and decided to look for migrants on the American Fork Boat Harbor Road (100 West American Fork/6000 W Utah County Rd), where I have had a fair amount of success with migrants in the past. The timing was fortuitous as the first bird I raised my binoculars for was a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER. It appeared to be a female. I made a couple calls to local birders and lost sight of the warbler. I relocated it in the same area about 20 minutes later. Eric Peterson arrived shortly thereafter. We looked for a while without success and then decided to look at that group of trees from a field on the east side by walking to a gate about 50 yards east of 100 West. We located a NASHVILLE from that angle.

Aug 2011

Jeff Cooper (29 Aug 2011) -  [mountain above Timpooneke Campground]  ... I've not confidently seen Calliopes before so I was excited to get the photo at the next link below. I've checked my ID with a couple of sharp birders and they concurred that this is most likely a female Calliope Hummingbird based on the shape of the central tail feathers, the white around the base of a short bill, and the length of wings to tail.
       A juvenile Northern Goshawk was a surprise sighting on the way down from the mountain above the campground...

Douglas Mead (25 Aug 2011) - Yesterday on the Nebo loop rd while returning from summiting Mt. Nebo I had a bird fly across the road in front of me at close range. My immediate ID was a Lark Bunting--mostly black with obvious white on the wings and tail. It did not perch and was too fast for a photo. It seemed out of habitat but I can't think of any other options.

Bryan Shirley (18 Aug 2011) - [Nebo Loop] - Northern Pygmy-Owl... American Three-toed Woodpecker... Purple Martin... Pine Grosbeak (Heard Only)...

Eric Peterson (7 Aug 2011) - [West Desert] I went out to the west desert Friday and had a blast... I started at 9600 West and headed west to Chimney Rock Pass up to Homansville Road. Along the way I found the Black Throated Sparrows that I had been looking for to photograph...I was able to see a Pinyon Jay towards the top and saw 3 Clark's Nutcrackers at the top. I saw another Rock Wren at the top and a few minutes later saw 2 Bewick's Wrens. I then headed over to Dividend road. I came across three Juniper Titmouses or Titmice. It looked to be two adults trying to teach a young how to feed...

Jul 2011

Eric Huish (27 Jul 2011) - Went out to the west desert yesterday.  Started in Eagle Mountain and took the gravel road to Fairfield.  The first bird I ran into was a Ferruginous Hawk perched on a power line.  I saw many Sage Thrashers as I was looking for.  I then went to Fairfield and took the gravel road to Allen's Ranch road.  I saw some Horned Larks and a rather friendly pronghorn. There was also a large flock of Lark Sparrows right at the ranch.  I also saw 3 Loggerhead Shrikes.  I then went over to Chimney rock pass.  There I was able to find a Rock Wren and more Shrikes.  By the time I got to Chimney Rock it was kind of windy so the birding was a little slow. 

Oliver Hansen (20 Jul 2011) - I hiked powerhouse mountain last night. Powerhouse mountain is the large chunk of rock that is on the N. side of hobble creek canyon near Springville (across the street and up a few thousand feet from the golf course).... I got great views of quite a few birds on the road that I would most likely have driven past including WILD TURKEY and a family of RUFFED GROUSE... Another highlight was when I hit the top of the ridge (about 7800 ft) at around 9:00pm I heard COMMON POORWILLS calling (at least 2).

Milt Moody (17 Jul 2011) - There are PURPLE MARTINS in their usual place on the Nebo Loop road (Payson Canyon) and at least one AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER at the Monument Tail head just a bit further down the road.

Jeff Cooper (16 Jul 2011) - I had to drop off some people at a trail head around 6:30 this morning above Timpooneke Campground (up American Fork Canyon). I decided to walk about a mile above the campground (Timpooneke Rd # 056) after leaving them. I spotted a WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER and watched it for a few minutes... Closer to the campground area I stopped to attract some MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES to see if I could get some decent photos. I did get some close shots of a Mountain Chickadee. Just as I stopped photographing the Chickadee an adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK flew through the trees about five feet above ground. It flew past me and then above the road leading down to the campground. That was a pleasant surprise that didn't last nearly long enough.

Milt Moody (11 Jul 2011) - There are at least 3 BAND-TAILED PIGEONS at the corner of 2680 North and 880 East in Provo on the telephone wires behind the house to the south. (Go to Robin and Julia Tuck's house then 1/2 block west and 1/2 block south). I saw them on an early morning walk and went back with binocs to confirm what they were.

Carol Jean Nelson (6 Jul 2011) - A GREEN HERON at the first part of the east side of the Provo Airport Dike in a dead bush across from the "practice helicopter."

Jun 2011

Eric Huish (20 June 2011) - Alona Huffaker saw Bobolinks in Springville. Take I-15 exit 260, drive west on SR 77 (4000 South) to 2000 West and turn right. She two males in these fields this evening.

Lyle Bingham (15 Jun 2011) - Eight birders visited three hotspots in and near Payson. We visited two wooded areas with walkways and Spring Lake, between Payson and Santaquin. Highlights included a Black-chinned Hummingbird on a nest, discovered by Alona's sharp eyes. And we found Yellow-breasted Chats near the mouth of Payson canyon ( Payson-Greenridge Hollow).

Eric Huish (13 Jun 2011) - Last night Dennis Shirley led 12 Utah County Birders out to Goshen for an evening field trip. Our target species were Short-eared Owls and Bobolinks. Target acquired!...

Ryan O'Donnell (7 Jun 2011) - This morning I was one of the lucky ones who saw the SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER near the tower on the Provo airpot dike. After seeing my first lifer for the day, I took a good walk along the Provo River parkway, where I saw an adult male COMMON GRACKLE, and saw 4 GREAT HORNED OWLS (momma with 3 chicks, and heard a WESTERN SCREECH OWL at 10:30 am,which was weird.
   --After that I headed to Bridal Veil Falls,where I saw several BLACK SWIFTS...

Jeff Cooper (6 Jun 2011) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Northern Bobwhite. This bird was walking along the road going west toward the southwest corner of the dike. Closer to the extension that goes further south from the airport.

Eric Huish (6 Jun 2011) - SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER .... Provo Airport Dike south end of west extension! 

Eric Huish (4 Jun 2011) -  [Lake Mountains - Utah Co. UT] -  Birding with KC Childs. We birded the Soldiers Pass Road area at the South end of the Lake Mountains. We went hoping for Scott's Oriole, Lu Giddings and Dennis Shirley reported one there 4 years ago. Number of species: 34  [highlights:]
...Burrowing Owl, Common Nighthawk, Black Swift ...Gray Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Gray Vireo... Pinyon Jay... Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren...Northern Mockingbird...

Eric Peterson (3 Jun 2011) - [Highland Glen Park] - I was at my favorite place other than my house that I like to bird which is Highland Glen.  I was really excited cause I had never seen a Western Grebe there in the pond.  I then ran across a Common Nighthawk.  I was on my way out and I saw yet another Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  I am wondering why they keep following me...

May 2011

Eric Huish (30 May 2011) - Scarlet Tanager on Provo airport dike in moat north of control tower. Red-eyed Vireo at north end by Center Street bridge.

Glenda Cotter (29 May 2011) - At least two Yellow-breasted Chats in the gully at the first turnout in Goshen Canyon (and several farther up the canyon)...

Eric Huish (17 May 2011) - KC Childs and I drove the Provo Airport Dike this afternoon...  Our best birds were 2 small groups PURPLE MARTINS along the west side of the dike. 3 males and 1 female sitting on top of a short tree south of the control tower. Then 3 males and 2 females sitting on top of the tree and flying around at the Southwest corner...

Eric Huish (14 May 2011) - KC Childs and I drove the Provo Airport Dike this morning (May 14). Our best bird was a male Northern Parula on the West side of the Dike Loop, West side of the road, just South of the control tower. ... We walked down the gated road on the East side of the loop and were treated to were a Great Egret...

Milton Moody (14 May 2011) - For a couple of hours, yesterday (Friday) morning, I went with my sister, her husband, her daughter and four grandkids to explore the birds around Salem. I was surprised to see a COMMON LOON at Salem Pond this late in the year...

Eric Peterson (8 May 2011) - [American Fork, UT) - I just got home from showing dogs this morning and my wife said what kind of bird is that on the feeder.  I looked out to see a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and a Black-headed Grosbeak on the feeder together.

KC Childs (6 May 2011) - I went hiking today up Slate Canyon which is located on the south end of Provo about 900 S. and Slate Canyon Drive. I hiked up about 2.5 miles from the parking lot and was quite surprised when I ran across a Pacific Wren being very vocal about a half mile up from the red gate...

Jeff Cooper (6 May 011) - I dropped by the ponds by mile marker 1 at PIoneer Crossing last night on the way home from work. This time there was a lone RED-NECKED PHALAROPE in the pond off the road ..

Bryan Shirley (6 May 2011) - There are 2 Common Loons at Santaquin Reservoir. (To find the reservoir take 500 South west past where it turns to a dirt rd)

Norm Jenson
(5 May 2011) - Snowy Plover, Lincoln Beach.

Bryan Shirley (3 May 2011) - This evening at about 7:30 pm I observed a Short-Billed Dowitcher at the Benjamin Slough. It was just north of the corner where you can park to look over the wetlands...

Felicia Pimentel (3 May 2011) - I walked a big chunk of the Provo Airport Dike road today. The first bird I saw was right at the entrance of the road by the river. It was about 6 inches or so, very dark (almost black), with a contrasting white lower breast. ... It looked to me like it had to be a BLACK PHOEBE, but I know they don't usually get up north this far.[hightlights:]... LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE... NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER...VESPER SPARROW...  Another great sighting today was a small flock of 13 EVENING GROSBEAKS at my feeder, seen right after I sent in a report of other feeder birds this morning...

Mike Mahoney (2 May 2011) - Plenty of Green-tailed Towhee's on the Skipper Bay Trail. Saw the first one 5/1/11 Mike

Bryan Shirley
( 2 May 2011) - Black-Bellied Plover at SR-77 and 1750 west. It is just north of the intersection. SR-77 is the rd to River Lane from Springville.

Apr 2011

Eric Huish ( 30 April 2011) - 15 Birders met at 8:00 this morning to bird the Provo Airport Dike and nearby areas. We saw Wilson's Snipe, 2 Solitary Sandpipers and a couple of Savannah Sparrows in the fields along Harbor Road (Lower Provo River Parkway area). There were 6 Solitary Sandpipers at the Pond on the North end of Lakeview Drive. Also at the pond a Forester's Tern and Spotted Sandpiper were year firsts for most of us.  On the Provo Airport Dike in the Flooded Field on the South extension we saw a Western Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope and a Marbled Godwit. Between the South extension and the Southwest corner we saw a Clay-colored Sparrow (unfortunately not seen well by everyone) and a Rock Wren. On the West side of the loop, by the control tower, a Sage Thrasher gave everyone great views. In the woods along the river at the North end of the Dike Loop we saw 2 Townsend's Solitaires and a Yellow Warbler was a year first for everyone in the group. 

KC Childs (30 April 2011) - Today on a field trip to the Provo Airport Dike a Clay-colored Sparrow was spotted. It was only seen by the first car. It was seen halfway along the southern road of the dike. It was halfway between the extension and the southwest corner of the dike. There are a lot of sparrows along this road. It was coming into breeding plumage, but not quite there.

Mike Mahoney (30 April 2011) - Spotted two Wilson's Phalarope on Boat Harbour dr. 3/10ths of a mile West of Lakeshore dr. in Provo. in the little ponds on the South side of the road.

Eric Peterson (29 April 2011) - ... I started to wash the inside windows, when what would appear on my humming bird feeder, a bright orange Bullock's Oriole. Right behind him on the seed feeder was a male Lazuli Bunting trying to share a few seeds with the Cassin's finches, Chickadees and White Crowned Sparrows...

Alona Huffaker (28 April 2011) -  I've had a couple of pretty male Lazuli Buntings at my feeders in South Springville this week!.  Still getting some Evening Grosbeaks once in awhile, too.

KC Childs (24 April 2011) - Today while going to study the Glossy Ibis more in west Provo I stopped by the pond at the end of Lakeshore Drive in Provo. Take 1520 north off of Geneva Road and Lakeshore Dr. is about 3100 west. The road dead ends and the pond is on the other side of the chain link fence. I was able to view 2 Solitary Sandpipers, 1 Semi-palmated Plover, 2 Sanderlings and a peep that didn't wanna show itself very well...

Norman Jenson ( 23 April 2011) - [Pioneer Crossing, Lehi, UT] -  stopped by PCP today and in the field west of the mile marker, the area without the concrete fence I saw this Sandhill Crane. The little pond at the mile marker was virtually empty, but the area just east had a nice collection of birds including one Blue-winged Teal cavorting with half a dozen Cinnamon Teals.

Casey Day (22 April 2011) - Spotted a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER mixed in with BLACK-NECKED STILTS, AVOCETS, and KILLDEER. There were also a couple of YELLOWLEGS, I think lesser but who knows. The birds are at a pond visible from 3110 west in provo. If you head west on 1390 north off of lakeshore drive and follow the road you will pass right by the pond.

KC Childs (21 April 2011) -  Stopped by on my l lunch break at the pond on the south side of Pioneer Crossing at mile post 1. The majority of all the birds sighted were still there, but in much smaller numbers. With the exception of Marbled Godwits, there was easily over 50 of them. I was not able to find a Hudsonian in with the flock though. Also a Blue-winged Teal was there, as was a few Bonaparte's Gulls and Franklins. I was able to observe 1 Cattle Egret. I also saw a few peeps flying out into fields to the west, but could not locate them.

Ned Bixler
(20 April 2011) - Today, in a field on North Harbor Road, Provo, there were 200-300 ibis. There was at least one Glossy Ibis in this group. They were on the South side of the road. This road leads to Skipper Bay Trail. There were also several cattle egrets along with other birds.

Dave Walton (20 April 2011) - A lone Bar-headed Goose caught my eye while watching BC Night Herons on East Bay island. The goose was crossing the golf green just north of the island about 11:30 am this morning.

KC Childs (19 April  2011-  I was out in the area of mile marker 1 on Pioneer Crossing for work today ... Highlights were an all together impressive number of birds. I estimated low on my number below. Highlights included the continuing Bonapartes Gulls. A Peregrine Falcon that was working on catching some dinner. A first of the year Blue-winged Teal was gorgeous. There were more Great Egrets then there were Snowy Egrets, that was interesting.

Jeff Cooper (18 April 2011) - This evening I dropped by the ponds near mile marker 1 on Pioneer Crossing in Lehi and saw my FOY Cattle Egrets. There were four of them mixing with nine Snowy Egrets. The place was hopping with birds.

Jeff Cooper (16 April 2011) - BLACK-THROATED SPARROW on Provo Airport Dike (west side of airport between the tower and the bend in the road, closer to the bend at the south end of the dike).

Alona Huffaker (14 April 2011) - There are a dozen or so Evening Grosbeaks at the feeders in my yard this morning. They were here this time (7:45 am) yesterday, too. There were many more on Saturday afternoon. (1195 S 700 E Springville)

Bryan Shirley (14 April 2011) - Today had a great day. Started with a Pacific Wren in the Provo South Fork Canyon, It didn't get the mileage, but I think less than 1 mile up the canyon near the gate and Provo city water signs. Next there were a bunch of Wild Turkeys displaying in the road just above Sundance and then a Nor. Pygmy Owl enjoying the sun just above Aspen Grove. This afternoon there was a Whimbrel just east of milepost 15 on the hwy from Saratoga Springs to Elberta. It was with a few curlews.

Flora Duncan
(10 Apr 2011) - Saturday afternoon sighted Blue-wing Teal on east edge of the water just south of Lindon marina.

Ned Bixler (10 Apr 2011) - North Harbor Road, in the fields, there were Greater Yellowlegs, and a Great Egret this afternoon.

Dennis Shirley (9 Apr 2011) - In between snow squalls I took a couple hour spin around southern Utah County this afternoon. New FOY birds included: Red-necked Phalarope - Benjamin Slough, Snowy Plover - Lincoln Beach, Barn, Cliff, Bank, and Violet-green Swallows, mixed in large flock of Tree Swallows - Lincoln Beach. Additionally, Lewis's Woodpecker along the Salem canal and Osprey at Salem Pond are still there.

Eric Huish (9 Apr 2011) - ...7 Utah County Birders stood on the side of the road overlooking beaver ponds in South Fork Canyon. We listened to the babbling brook, singing Robins, a Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrows and Fox Sparrows. We patiently waited over 30 minutes before we heard what we had come for.   -- Thump...thump...thump..ump..ump..mp..r-rrrrr, a drumming Ruffed Grouse. Heard Only. It was on the far side of the beaver ponds just downstream from South Fork Park...

Alton Thygerson (7 Apr 2011) - Close-up and prolonged looks occurred this afternoon (4:30 p.m.) in Diamond Fork Canyon of a FOX SPARROW, a RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER, and a FERRUGINOUS HAWK...

Douglas Mead ( 4 Apr 2011) - At 12:15 today there were 3 Lesser Yellowlegs in the remainder of the pond on 2300W in Lehi. Also present were several Mallards, 4 Canada Geese and 3 very frisky Sandhill Cranes.

Dennis Shirley (4 Apr 2011) - Alona Huffaker just called to report EVENING GROSBEAKS in her next door neigbors yard in Springville this morning. In years past Alona and Bonnie Williams have periodically had them at their feeders, so there's a good chance they may stick around. 

Mar 2011

Dennis Shirley (30 Mar 2011) - We had a fun night, owling, last night. Fifteen UCB's first tried to locate a Short-eared Owl at several locations, but had no luck. Our luck changed in Payson Canyon after dark, where we got great looks at Western Screech Owl, a brief look and accompaning hooting of a Great Horned Owl, and a dynamite eye-level look at a Saw-Whet Owl. It was one of those "golden birding moments" for all.

Eric Huish (29 Mar 2011) - count at the Provo Center Street Roost this morning was 34 Turkey Vultures. There were only 9 yesterday.  400 east Center, Provo.

Eric Huish (26 Mar 2011) - This morning (Mar 26) 17 Birders met at the mouth of American Fork Canyon for field trip #9 in the 'Utah County March Big Month' series.   ... After everyone arrived, instead of heading up the canyon we drove along the foothills south of the canyon toward Cedar Hills to chase the finches.  We found the flock of 150 ROSY FINCHES feeding in a sandy cut in the foothills about 1/2 mile south of A.F. Canyon.  There were about 140 Gray-crowned and 10 Black Rosy-Finches.   We got very close long looks at the flock as it fed on the open ground. ...
   --On our way back up the canyon the last car in our group saw a Golden Eagle feeding on a carcass near the road. The rest of us missed it...

Dennis Shirley (23 Mar 2011) - Twenty four species were seen by seven "stick-with-it"  March Big Month UCB on Tuesday morning in the P/J/sage areas of southwestern Utah County. Target species seen included: Juniper Titmouse (2), Pinyon Jay (2 flocks), Praire Falcon, and Ferruginous Hawk. Misses included: Sage and Brewer's Sparrow, Bushtit, Loggerhead Shrike, and Long-eared Owl.

Jeff Cooper (16 Mar 2011) - I stopped by the Geneva Cooling Ponds this evening about 5:30 on the way home from working in Spanish Fork for the day. The cooling ponds are just south of the Lindon Boat Harbor (Utah Lake). There was one male HOODED MERGANSER among the regular species for the ponds. I also saw AVOCETS in the same pond for the first time this year.

Eric Huish (16 Mar 2011) - Ned Bixler and I birded the Provo Airport Dike this morning. Police barricades are still blocking the south part of the loop. New PAD Arrivals - Tree Swallows, Clark's Grebes, Western Grebe, DC Cormorants. I saw a large flock of cormorant flying north at Powell Slough. On the Lower Provo River Parkway we saw a pair of Wood Ducks sitting high in a cottonwood tree.

Bryan Shirley (16 Mar 2011) - Just after somebody reported a Fox Sparrow a couple of days ago I found one in the Campground in Diamond Fork on Monday evening. Yesterday there was a FOY Marbled Godwit and Bonaparte's Gull in Lehi.

Dennis Shirley (16 Mar 2011) - Eight UCB spent four hours Tuesday morning on #6 March Big Month Field Trip in the Genola, Goshen, Elberta, Goshen Canyon areas. We saw 45 species of which several were new for the month: Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Sage Thrasher, Merlin, Say's Phoebe, and Bewick's Wren. Other good birds included: Ferruginous Hawk, Evening Grosbeak, and Sandhill Crane.

Douglas  Mead (16 Mar 2011) - At 4:30 yesterday afternoon I observed a Northern Goshawk near 10400 W and Jordan River in Lehi. I approached on foot across a field and was able to observe it from a distance of 50 yds for abt 10 minutes before it flew to the West across the river. Way Cool!!

kd7mnr (14 Mar 2011) - A Long-eared Owl has been seen at this address last 3 weeks check at 31 North 775 East American Fork so as to not frighten it away.

Dennis Shirley (12 Mar 2011) - A large group of 24 UCB went on the field trip this morning to the Payson,Spring Lake, Santaquin, Genola, areas. Forty six species were seen. New birds for our field trips included: Tundra Swan at Santaquin Reservoir, Virginia Rail and White Pelican at Goshen Warm Springs, Spotted Towhee in Santaquin Canyon, and Yellow-headed Blackbird at Santaquin (for those who got a look at it). Other always-good-birds-to-see included Barn and Great Horned Owl and Mountain Bluebird. Our total for the five morning field trips now stands at 89. 
   
Jack Binch
(11 Mar 2011) - [Provo Airport Dike] -I
went back down this afternoon prepared to walk the west side. It was very pleasant and I had the place to myself. ... I saw a bird doing an imitation of a chipmunk. It was running down the side of the road with its tail straight up in the air. I did not need to look in the binoculars to know it was a Sage Sparrow. It stayed fifty feet ahead of me, but I got some good looks at it. Along the road were Cinnamon Teal, Coots, Canada Geese, Great Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbirds, Song Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, Flickers, Mallards, and kind of a surprise Northern Shrike.

Kay Stone (10 Mar 2011) - This morning I saw a pair of Hooded Mergansers on Powell's Lake west of Lehi. To get there go west out of Lehi on main street which becomes U-73 until you come almost to the Jordan River. It will be the last left lane turn out before the Jordan River. It is called Willow Lane. Proceed south until you come to a stop sign and turn right on Willow Reed and you will find the lake.
   -- The Evening Grosbeaks were found on the Jordan River Parkway, just north of the R.C. Flying Field about a half a miles north on the trail.

Jack Binch (5 Mar 2011) - ... I drove around a bit and saw some Sandhill Cranes fly over River Lane, but nothing else noteworthy.

Ned Bixler (3 Mar 2011) - [North Boat harbor Rd] - Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Dennis Shirley (1 Mar 2011) - We started the Utah County Big Month field trips this morning in west Provo. Six birders saw 45 species at Skipper Bay Trail, Utah Lake State Park, Provo Airport Dike(part), Provo River Trail, and the "Wood Duck Pond." Best birds of day were: Northern Shrike, Herring Gull, Snow Geese, Great Horned Owl, Brown Creeper and Wood Duck.

Douglas Mead (1 Mar 2011) - Observed 34 American Avocets near 145S 2300W Lehi/Saratoga Spgs. today...

Bryan Shirley (1 Mar 2011) - After leaving the group this morning me and my 2 girls birded at Goshen Warm Springs where we saw several hundred Cedar Waxwings and 1 Bewick's Wren...

Feb 2011

Robert Williams (19 Feb 2011 - I birded the Skipper Bay trail today, definitely a hot spot right now! There were 1000+ Northern Pintails, 500+ Green-wing Teals, 200+ American Widgeon, 150+ Canada Geese, 6 Cinnamon Teal, 100,000,000 Mallards (slight exaggeration), and the best bird of the day a Snow Goose. The airport dike is still closed due to the Ice build up. 

Reed Stone (19 Feb 2011) - Female Red Breasted Merganser - # 132 on my yard list.

Jon Watkins (19 Feb 2011) - Kendall and I drove along the western edge of Utah Lake this morning, birded around Goshen and Elberta, and then swung over to Lincoln Point. Highlights for us was a Great Horned Owl roosting in the Goshen cemetery, several Juniper Titmouse along Goshen Canyon road (struck out on the Pinyon Jays), a flock of 200+ Cedar Waxwings at Warm Springs...

Jeff Cooper (19 Feb 2011) - This morning I drove SR 73 through Lehi, past Eagle Mountain and then through Cedar Fort and Fairfield to watch my first Utah Sky Trials (Falconry Competition). I half birded along the way and saw typical birds until just before entering the very small community of Cedar Fort where I was fortunate to come across a flock of about 50 PINYON JAYS.

Douglas Mead (17 Feb 2011) - [Saratoga Springs] - Says Phoebe. Observed in my N Saratoga Springs yard this morning. Blew in with the storm.

Tim Avery (16 Feb 2011) - [American Fork] - Tree Swallows. Had 8 "flying" (I mean how much flying can you in 40 MPH winds anyway? More like pushed around.) over I-15 in American Fork this afternoon.  Might be a rough couple days for them with the incoming storms.

Eric Huish (9 Feb 2011) -  saw a Northern Shrike in my backyard this morning!

Ned Bixler (9 Feb 2011) - Lower Hobble Creek WMA - Snow Geese along with other ducks, and Canada geese.

Jeff Cooper
(4 Feb 2011) - I was above Sundance this morning between 8 and 8:30, before heading to work. The Evening Grosbeaks were there in the same spot I found them last week. Pass mile marker 24, make the hairpin turn to the right and look left where the snow is absent due to an underground spring. There is a small pullout just past this spot on the right. I saw two Pygmy Owls as well.

Ned Bixler (2 Feb 2011) - [Sundance] 3:30 PM - Sundance. From a sign that reads "North Fork Fire Department" continue (.1 mile), and on the left there is a small tree. A northern pygmy owl was sitting on the top branch. The owl is only 20 feet from the cars on the road.

Bryan Shirley
(2 Feb 2011) - [Utah Lake State Park] - Yesterday afternoon there were 8 Swans on the ice at UT Lake SP.  They were a couple of hundred yards west of the dike sitting on the ice.  All but one had their heads tucked under a wing, but I assume they were all Tundra Swans.

Paul Lombard (1 Feb 2011) - [Sundance] I visited the area reported by Bryan Shirley yesterday. Temperature was 7 degree F. and a brisk wind at about 1:30 pm today. I waited about 45 minutes and a flock of better than a dozen Red Crossbills arrived and began feeding on the cones in the conifers next to the road. I watched for about 15 minutes as they moved from one tree top to another. Thanks Bryan for the tip. No Grosbeaks but a couple of Steller's Jays crossed the road.

Jan 2011

Bryan Shirley (31 Jan 2011)  - After reading about the Evening Grosbeaks seen on Saturday near Sundance, I thought I would give it a try this morning.  Above Sundance a couple hundred yards above mile marker 24 the road makes a big corner.  On the left there are a lot of pines full of cones.  I found 12 Evening Grosbeaks in the top of one of the pines and about 15 Red Crossbills working the pine cones of another tree.

Robert Williams (28 Jan 2011) - Made a quick trip up to Aspen Grove today, we found 1 Hairy Woodpecker, 1 Ruffed Grouse sitting in a tree at the far end of the parking lot (the big one at the end of the road). My girlfriend Jen spotted a Goshawk that flew over giving semi decent but short looks, and finally we saw one Pygmy Owl about .5 miles above the turn off for the ski resort, very close to where I saw one a few weeks ago.

Lu Giddings (22 Jan 2011) - Spotted an American White Pelican in the water at East Bay as I drove north on the freeway yesterday at about 10 am. ... The bird was seen in the water east of I-15 between the north Springville exit and the University Avenue exit.

Bryan Shirley (20 Jan 2011) - I relocated the Barrow's Goldeneye reported last week at Salem Pond this morning. There was also a drake Red-Breasted Merganser. They were both on the main pond. The Snow Goose at the small pond behind the houses North of the HWY was still there as well.

KC Childs (18 Jan 2011) - I ran out to Utah Lake State Park in Provo this afternoon. Where the Provo River meets Utah Lake on the south side of the park was one female Greater Scaup loosely mixed with two Lesser Scaups...

Brian Shirley (15 Jan 2011) - A beautiful Merlin landed on the top of Peteetneet in Payson today (while I was there sledding).  There is a lot of poop up there so maybe he perches there often. Also there are lots of Wood Ducks hanging out in the regular place in West Provo.  I counted 16 today, but Reed Stone said there were 25 there a few days ago.

Robert Williams (15 Jan 2011) - I drove around the lake today between Saratoga Springs and Elberta. I saw 3 Rough-legged Hawks, two Ferruginous Hawks, 6 Red-tail Hawks, two were dark morphs, tons of Kestrels, Horned larks and Ravens, 1 Meadowlark and that was about it. In Goshen Canyon I found Song Sparrows and a Pacific Wren near the bridge at the far side of the canyon, and a Black-billed Magpie. I stopped at the Salem ponds on the way home and along with the regular things saw a pair of Barrows Goldeneyes.


Eric Huish (12 Jan 2011) - KC Childs and I drove around Utah Lake today (Jan 12) ... We didn't spend a lot of time at any of these spots. Most interesting birds were; two Northern Shrikes, a few Titmice and a Pinyon Jay in the Goshen Canyon area, Mountain Bluebirds at Warm Springs WMA, and a few Prairie Falcons and 5 Rough-legged Hawks on the West side of the lake.

Eric Peterson (12 Jan 2011) - This morning my wife Holly and I went for a drive up South Fork Canyon in Provo Canyon. We were looking to see some moose but didn't find one. We saw lots of Mule Deer and Elk. Some of the other animals of interest were the Northern Pygmy Owl at the top of the canyon right by the Big Springs turn off. It was roosting in the tree in the field. We saw a small flock of Bushtits...

Robert Williams (12 jan 2011) - Yesterday I birded around Sundance ski resort saw 1 Pygmy Owl, lots of Chickadees, Steller's Jays ....  I did hear a Golden Crowned Kinglet.

KC Childs (9 Jan 2011) - I decided it was too nice of a day to not get out and take advantage of some of the beautiful weather today. I started out at Evergreen Cemetery in Springville. The highlight there was a White-Breasted Nuthatch. Beautiful bird to watch...

Eric Huish (8 Jan 2011) - Robert Williams and I birded Dry Canyon this morning from 8:20 am - 10:40 am. We went specifically hoping to find Rosy-Finches. ... We hiked up to where we last saw them but it took another hour to find them. Robert spotted them working around the top back of the second cliff up on the North side of the canyon. ...They were mostly Black Rosy-Finches with at least a couple Gray-crowns. Back at the parking area on our way down we saw a Northern Shrike and a Bald Eagle flew over.
-- After Dry Canyon Robert and I met up with KC Childs and we headed up to South Fork, Provo Canyon. Not a lot of birds there but we did get a good look at a Northern Pygmy-Owl about 3.4 miles up the canyon.

Leena Rogers (8 Jan 2011) - Milt Moody, Tuula Rose and I spotted a GREAT EGRET this morning at the FlowServ pond, in south Provo. There were also several Belted Kingfishers in the same area.

Robert Williams (2 Jan 2011) - at the East Bay golf course this morning there was a flock of maybe 200 Canada Geese amidst these geese there were at least four and maybe up to six CACKLING GEESE. I am not an expert but these little guys were little, dark and had very stubby short bills. Also of note were 3 Common Mergansers, 2 Wood Ducks, and about 300 American Wigeon.

Eric Huish - (1 Jan 2011) - Ned Bixler, Jeff Cooper and I birded around Utah Lake in Provo, Orem and Lindon this morning from 9:00 - Noon. .. .Most interesting birds were; an American White Pelican at Utah Lake State Park out on the ice in the harbor, a Prairie Falcon and Merlin west of the park in Vineyard. Close looks at Virginia Rails out in the open where the water spills into the cooling ponds South of Lindon Boat Harbor, and an American Tree Sparrow and Hermit Thrush at the Sportsman's access at Powel Slough.

WASATCH COUNTY

David Wheeler (30 Jan 2011) - Above Wasatch Mtn State Park, above Midway: I saw two flocks of EVENING GROSBEAKS  a mile or so above the little power station. The first flock was in conifers, the second in aspen. Both were noisy. Also present were CASSIN'S FINCHES and PINE SISKINS, along with tits, etc.

Dave Hanscom (30 Jan 2011) - The Homestead Resort, just south of WMSP headquarters. As I drove in their access road, I ... was pleasantly surprised to see a flock of Evening Grosbeaks in a nearby tree. There were many more all through the grounds.

Kris Purdy (29 Jan, 2011) -- A bakerís dozen of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS made an appearance briefly this afternoon at about 4:00 along the Pine Creek Nature Trail (snowshoe trail) at Wasatch Mountain State Park, Wasatch County.

Dave Hanscom (9 Jan 2011) - headed for South Fork of Provo to look for Northern Pygmy-owl. This continues to be my nemesis bird, I'm afraid, but did see Kingfisher reported yesterday and a flock of Turkeys. Also took a side trip to Wallsburg to see if the LEWIS' WOODPECKERS were in their usual spot, and indeed they were. Best sighting of the day was at the Deer Creek Marina, where there was just a bit of open water. Two HORNED GREBES were hanging out with some Common Goldeneyes.

Dec 2010

Jeff Bilsky (21 Dec 2010) - [Lower Provo River Parkway] -Birded around the Provo River/Skipper Bay. The bird that captured the majority of my interest was a yellow, ragged looking warbler that didn't give me another look after my initial view - must've snuck out the back of the thicket. It's chip note was quite reminiscent of an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER as was it's appearance. I'd like another look, but I'm sure that's what it was. Where the heck were the White-Crowned Sparrows.    
Number of species: 25.
     - Wood Duck
, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, American Coot, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow .

Robert Williams (16 Dec 2010) - I saw a Red-napped Sapsucker on BYU campus on my way to final today (it was in  the trees on the north-east corner of the law building). Also had a Townsend's
Solitaire
at my house just off Ninth East behind Gold's Gym.

Robert Williams (15 Dec 2010) - At Utah Lake State Park today there were 6 Herring gulls 2 adults 3 third years, and one 1st winter. Also there were about 6 California gulls and about 20 Ring-billed gulls. There was one fly over Pipit, 2 Buffleheads, some Golden-eyes and not much else.

Eric Huish (11 Dec 2010) - This morning Jeff Cooper and I saw a flock of Rosy-Finches flying around the cliffs in Dry Canyon as we were walking up the road to the canyon. Jeff ran back to the car for the spotting scope then we hiked up the canyon but we never got a close enough look to determine species. They wouldn't land near us. All we saw were the flocks flying over the canyon. ..

Robert Williams
(11 Dec 2010) - Birded the Airport dike, Utah Lake State Park, and Provo River Parkway trail today not much around but there was a Black Swan on the river that was a bit unusual, the two Nuthatches seem to be hanging around there were present at the trail parking lot, i had bad, and short looks at a what i think was a Prairie Falcon on the dike, also saw a Merlin. a few days back (last Sunday)  there was mixed flock of black birds mostly Red-winged that had to be 3-5 thousand strong!

Gloria A - (4 Dec 2010) - I've been seeing one Black Swan on the Provo River for several days. I've never seen one before so I am assuming it is unusual and worth reporting.

Nov 2010

Jeff Cooper (27 Nov 1010) - This morning, I stopped by the Lindon Boat Harbor/Geneva Cooling Ponds to see if the ponds were frozen. They were lightly frozen over along with Utah Lake.  A BELTED KINGFISHER announced its entry with a lot of chatter and it flew in from behind and down into what turned out to be a small oasis of bird activity. It was the one place where the water had not frozen due to water that was pouring in from the Geneva area. I watched the Kingfisher feed and then notice that VIRGINIA RAILS were frolicking and foraging. I counted at least ten over about a 30-minute period. I have never seen so many in one spot. In the same small area I saw the following: GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SNIPE, DOWITCHER, COOT, MARSH WREN, GREAT BLUE HERON, one shore bird I'm stilling working on identifying with my photos, and SORA (heard calling only). It was a busy little place with more to share, I'm sure, if I would have stayed longer.

Jeff Cooper
(22 Nov 2010) - Sorry about not being more specific about the location in my previous report of the WHITE-WINGED DOVE. I didn't think it likely the dove would return so I didn't give the specific address. However, several people have asked for the address. I saw it at about 1200 N. 900 E. in American Fork (the road leading from the Mt Timpanogos LDS Temple toward Lone Peak High School).

Eric Huish (20 Nov 2010) - KC Childs and I drove around the Provo Airport Dike today (Nov 20). The most interesting birds were; a late Barn Swallow on the West side of the airport, 3 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers right at the beginning of the dike loop (the Airport Entrance side not the Provo River side), a Male and Female Hooded Merganser in the moat just East of the South extension and an American Tree Sparrow at the same spot as the mergansers. 

Dennis Shirley (9 Nov 2010) - At about 2:00pm today I found a single SNOW BUNTING on the south jetty at the Utah Lake State Park west of Provo in Utah County. It was seen about half way out the dike after it turns back to the north. It was skiddish and would fly a short distance down the dike each time I got too close. It appeared to be a 1st year male, with much buffy coloration, but still lots of white. A nice looking bird and a pleasant surprise.

Alona Huffaker (9 Nov 2010) - 20-30 Sandhill Cranes were flying way high above North Mapleton about 2:30 this afternoon. There were twice that many on Sunday morning near the same area.

KCChilds
(7 Nov 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike] -I decided today to run down around the airport dike to see what was moving down there. The first bird of note I saw while I was on the dike was a great close look at a Horned Grebe. It was seen along the slightly paved section in the moat when coming from the airport side on the east end. It was seen with a Pied-billed Grebe. I had to look through gaps in the Tamerisk to be able to view the bird. A good bird for Utah county. Where the pavement ended I had a pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers. It's getting late in the year for these species to still be around in northern Utah. Out on the mudflats were still a good number of American Avocets. I am sure they will be taking flight soon for the south. Also flying over the moat on the dike was  Caspian Tern. This is also starting to be late in the year for this species. Nothing incredibly rare but still wonderful to be out on a beautiful day like today.

Robert Williams (5 Nov 2010) - Birded the park and dike for a little this morning, of note were the 12-15 AMERICAN PIPITS out on the pier in the state park, 12-15 fly over TUNDRA Swans (truth be told the swans were yesterday) and a pair of AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS also the regular wc sparrows, yellow-rumped warbler, coots, western/clarks grebes, pheasant, harrier, flicker, etc etc...

Oct 2010

Jeff Bilsky (27 Oct 2010) -There are about a dozen American Crows feeding on the ground at 960 North and University in Provo right now.

Jeff Bilsky (26 Oct 2010) - Drove through both last night. Lots of Clarks/Western Grebes at the State Park and a bunch of Ringbilled Gulls. Not much else. At the airport dike: some later Barn Swallows, a few American White Pelicans, Dowitchers, Caspian Terns and Avocets were the highlights. Bring on the old squaw (long-tailed ducks) and scoters.

Eric Huish (23 Oct 2010) - At Deer Creek we saw a Herring Gull and 2 Bald Eagles from the pull-out on hwy 189 just west of the Charleston turn-off.  There were Common Loons scattered around at various places on the reservoir and at the Provo River inlet there were Pintail, Bufflehead, Coots, a couple Caspian Terns and some pipits flew over.

Jeff Bilsky (18 Oct 2010) - There's an Eastern Phoebe at the provo airport dike. It is on the south straightaway that runs east to west. It was flycatching from the fence and hanging out with a yellow-rumped warbler. The frantic downward tail wagging was my first indicator then I saw the dark head and light belly. Cool bird.

Eric Huish (9 Oct 2010) - Yesterday at the Provo Airport Dike several Utah County Birders spent the day birdwatching in one spot at the East corner of the dike road. Best birds were a Peregrine falcon in the morning and a Barn Owl, our last bird of the day, at 7:30 pm...

Eric Huish (9 Oct 2010) - I ran out to the Provo Airport Dike this morning (Oct 9th) to pick a spot for the Big Sit. On my way along the East side of the dike loop I saw a Merlin and a Wilson's Warbler. Out on the mudflats at the East corner of the dike loop there were 4 Great Egrets all standing together...
     Alona Huffaker called me about an hour ago. She saw a Lewis's Woodpecker at the East corner of the Provo Airport Dike on a power pole. She also said the Great Egrets were still there.

Sep 2010

Jeff Bilsky (16 Sep 2010) - I decided to hike Skipper Bay (Utah County) after work tonight. There were pockets where it was quite prolific. Nothing rare or unusual that I found, but some nice migrants with CASSIN'S VIREOS and 6 species of Warblers....

Jack Binch (12 Sep 2010) -  ...River Lane had a warbler-fest today. I saw Black & White, Nashville, Townsend's, Virginia's, lots of Orange-crowned, Yellow-rumps, MacGillivrays, Yellow, and Wilson's Warblers. Also present were a couple of Warbling Vireos, Common Nighthawks, Lincoln Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadees, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and of course some Song Sparrows...

Ned Bixler (6 Sep 2010) - ... Today, lake side of Provo Airport, I saw an American Tree Sparrow...

Jeff Bilsky (4 Sep 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike - Blackpoll Warbler] We were never able to relocate but I had fantastic initial looks. If you want to try to find it, go to the southwest corner by the lake and work your way north, looking in the thickets on the river side. That's where I initially found it before it played disappearing warbler...

Jeff Bilsky (3 Sep 2010) - At the Provo Airport dike, just before sunset, I observed a bird on the road that was flying short distances, running, and repeating as I pursued it (reminiscent of a sage sparrow in behavior)...  I believe that indeed what I saw were LARK BUNTINGS. The one I studied was a female and the others seemed similar in appearance but could've been winter males as well as my looks were brief on these other 3.

Jeff Bilsky (2 Sep 2010) -  Not too birdy at Swede and River after work this evening but I did have 5 Warbler species: Nashville (1), Yellow-breasted Chat (2), Yellow (3), Yellow-rumped (7), Orange-Crowned (1) Other highlights included several Common Nighthawks, a Savannah Sparrow, and a couple Loggerhead Shrikes.

Aug 2010

Eric Huish (28 Aug 2010) -  I went birding with Jeff Cooper this morning to Lindon Boat Harbor and American Fork Harbor (Utah County). Best birds at Lindon Boat harbor area were 3 Solitary Sandpipers where the water runs out of the Settling Pond into the lake, South of the Boat Harbor....
     At American Fork Boat Harbor we birded the road North of the Harbor. At the first T intersection up from the harbor we found a little flock of birds that included Townsend's, Orange-crowned, Virginia's, Wilson's and Yellow Warbler and at least 3 Blue Grosbeak.

Alona Huffaker (5 Aug 2010) -  I've had a couple of Lazuli buntings visiting my feeders again! Cool! Nice for my August list.

Jul 2010

Craig Fosdick (26 July 2010) - Yesterday evening Ryan O' Donnell, Guillaume (sorry didn't catch your last name), and I made the trip to Bridal Veil Falls to look for Black Swifts returning to presumed nest sites behind the falls.  We watched from 750 to about 905, and spent most of our time scanning the waterfalls and the cliffs. We saw White-throated Swifts and swallow species, but no Black Swifts, although I did see one bird that I think may have been a Black Swift

Oliver Hansen (22 Jul 2010) - My brother and I hiked Provo Peak yesterday. About 4-5 Clark's nutcrackers way up at the summit around 11,000 feet squawking their little hearts out...

Robert Williams (15 Jul 2010) - yesterday i went to goshen to look for bobolinks, i did not find any but
i did find in some tall cottonwood trees about 20-25 great blue herons and one pair of great egrets they flew in and circled above me for about 2-3 minuets and then both landed near a large nest that was much more tight nit than that of the great blue herons...

Lu Giddings (10 July 2010) - Utah County Birders enjoyed a trip up beautiful Santaquin Canyon and
along a portion of the Nebo Loop this morning. ... We enjoyed stops at Tinney Flat campground, Santaquin Meadows, the Purple Martin stop on Nebo Loop, and Nebo Monument trailhead. The best birds of the day were arguably the pair of Red Crossbills Dennis Shirley spotted at the monument trailhead, but the Olive-sided Flycatchers, Cordilleran Flycatcher, and Purple Martins were also favorites.

Lu Giddings (9 July 2010) - Just had my first Rufous Hummingbird of the season stop by my feeders. I noticed earlier this week that the Bullock's orioles nesting in a neighbor's trees are gone. It may be the first half of July, but Fall migration has begun in the foothills.
 

Jun 2010

Alona Huffaker (23 June 2010) - Bonnie and I were surprised to see a beautiful male BOBOLINK west of Springville tonight at about 8:30. Take the Walmart exit and go west on 4000 S to 2000 W. and go north, he was not quite to the end of the road--before you get to the last house. Alona

Alona Huffaker (19June 2010) - [Goshen] - Bonnie and I birded around the South End of Utah Lake and Goshen area on Friday.  We did not see any Bob-o-links or Blue Grosbeaks .  Has anyone else seen them there?  We saw an adult CURLEW with 2 chicks at the end of the road going north out of Goshen and the Great-Blue Heron rookerie was pretty neat.  Be sure to roll down your windows or get out and listen to them!  Alona

David L Walton (14 June 2010) - Found my first ever Yellow-breasted Chat at 7:30 this AM about a
quarter mile up the maintenance road which leaves the main pavillion at Mt Timpanogos Park in Provo Canyon. I walked up the road to the first group of scrub oak trees on the west side after the road turns northwest.

Jeff Bilsky
(13 Jun 2010) - Today I led a small but determined group...to Utah County in search of birds... Highlights were EASTERN KINGBIRDS at almost every stop, a male BLUE GROSBEAK at River Lane, and two PURPLE MARTINS at River Lane out near the end over the water. Any questions let me know.

Kay Stone (4 Jun 2010)  -  This morning I saw a Yellow-Breasted Chat, Blue Grosbeak in Goshen Canyon along the stream. I also saw a Burrowing Owl west of Utah Lake just about three  quarters of a mile south of the 14 mile marker on a post on the east side of the road. I don't recall the number of the road [UT 68], but is Redwood road that extends south to Elberta.

May 2010

Leena Rogers (30 may 2010) [Provo] - Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in my daughter's yard, foothills of Provo.

Dave Wheeler (23 May 2010) ..... went to River Lane and wandered the portion along the river.  Saw many warblers, plus a lovely Yellow-breasted Chat, again a bazillion Western tanagers . ... and two Purple Martins (male & female) near the lake .....

Eric Huish (22 May 2010) - Jeff Bilsky just called.  He is right now looking at an American Redstart at Utah Lake State Park.  Walk the footbridge over the river then walk the path downstream.  The bird is near the open clearing.

Cheryl Peterson
(21 May 2010)
- Bonnie Williams and I went up Diamond Fork this afternoon.  In the campground we saw a Black Phoebe (a few yards upstream from the bridge flycatching from the rocks and bushes), Fox Sparrow, Red-breasted Sapsucker (possibly 2 since they were seen at opposite ends of the campground) and Yellow-breasted Chat.

Eric Huish (21 May 20100 - [Lower Provo River Parkway] - Jeff Bilsky and I birded the Lower Provo River Parkway this afternoon. We walked around the oxbow then downstream from the oxbow parking lot. Among others saw Barn Owls, Wilson's Warblers, MacGillivray's Warbler, Willow FlycatchersCordilleran Flycatcher, Western Wood Pe-wee

sisterscott123 (21 May 2010) - Spotted a Plain-Grey Titmouse today. Eagle Mountain Foothills.

Lu Giddings (20 May 2010) - [Diamond Fork] - The best bird sightings were an Eastern Kingbird sitting on a cedar post about 0.5 miles above the Diamond fork campground, and a Sora walking across the algae mat covering one of Diamond Fork's lower ponds ... Red-naped Sapsuckers, House Wrens, and Green-tailed Towhees were common .... Fox Sparrows were found in the Diamond Fork campground. Plumbeous Vireos are around ....

Eric Huish (20 May 2010) - [Highland Glen Park[ - Birded Highland Glen Park this morning with Milt Moody, Sirpa Grierson and Leena Rogers.  Bird activity was down from a few weeks ago.  Black-headed Grosbeaks singing everywhere. No loons in the pond. Among other sightings: MacGillivary's Warbler, Belted Kingfisher, Horned Lark (heard), Black-chinned Hummingbird.

Eric Huish (18 May 2010) - [South Fork Canyon] - There was a Yellow-breasted Chat singing next to the park-and-ride lot at the mouth of the canyon.  At the Beaver ponds, about half way up South Fork Canyon, we saw a Wilson's Warbler, heard Gray Catbird and Fox Sparrow singing and from across the ponds we could heard a Ruffed Grouse drumming.  Lots of Yellow Warblers everywhere in the canyon

Jeff Bilsky
(6 May 2010) -  [Northern Parula]...I stumbled on a presumed Warbler that confused me. Here's what I can tell you. Yellow throat. Clean white from there on down, through to the undertail. Pure white. Not dingy. No streaking. When I saw the head, the eyes appeared to have white arcs above and below. I wasn't able to get a feel for the colors of the head, wings, body. I have theories but none that fit perfectly...

Eric Huish (8 May 2010) - Jeff Cooper and I birded the American Fork Boat Harbor area this morning. Best bird was a Northern Waterthrush Jeff spotted along the American Fork River about a half mile upstream from the boat harbor...
     We saw lots of Yellow Warblers, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, a few Hermit Thrushes and and a few Green Tailed Towhees. A Warbling Vireo was a first-of-year for us.

Jeff Bilsky (6 May 2010) - In the hot spot that is my office in Provo, I just had a NASHVILLE WARBLER and a couple BULLOCK'S ORIOLES (M+F), as well as continued numbers of the other common Warblers - no Vireos today...

Reed Stone (6 May 2010) - This morning I got a BLACK THROATED GRAY WARBLER in my yard. This is a new yarder making my list up to 128...

Ned Bixler (5 May 2010) Today, along with the wind, several birds showed up. Skipper Bay trail: warblers: yellow-rumped, yellow, orange-crowned, Virginia's, and common yellowthroat. Several other birds: chipping sparrows, hermit thrush, and Bullock's orioles.
     At Utah Lake State Park the most interesting was a black and white warbler along with the rest of the warblers listed at skipper bay trail. Also 2 lark sparrows.

Jeff Bilsky (3 May 2010) - [From a list of 45 species of birds seen at Provo Airport Dike]  Red-breasted Merganser 1, Virginia Rail 1, Sandhill Crane 1, Solitary Sandpiper 2, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Lesser Yellowlegs 2, Western Sandpiper 1, Franklin's Gull 1, Caspian Tern 1, Forster's Tern 1

Eric Huish (1 May 2010) -  Jeff Cooper and I birded Highland Glen Park for about an hour this morning in the rain.  One of the Harris Sparrows Jeff has been seeing in the park this winter is
still there, in breeding plumage and signing. It was with a few White-crowned Sparrows near the small parking area south of the playground.
     There was a Common Loon on the fishing pond. Loons can be hard to find in Utah County.
     We also saw 5 species of warbler, a Hermit Thrush and I'm pretty sure we had a Peregrine Falcon fly over.

Apr 2010

Jeff Bilsky (22 April 2010) [Heron Island, East Bay Golf Course, Provo] Saw with Eric Huish + scope during the past hour. All 4 Neotropic Cormorants are there.

Utah Birds (22 April 2010) A Great Horned Owl was spotted April 20th at the Camp Floyd-Stagecoach Inn State Park in Fairfield.

Eric Huish (20 April 2010) Birded with Ned Bixler. A Yellow Warbler and Orange-crowned Warbler at the oxbow. A pair of Wood Ducks flying down the Provo River.  A lone Cattle Egret on the South side of Provo Center Street about 1/2 mile East of Utah Lake State Park and a Cattle Egret East of Lindon Boat Harbor...Got my first hummingbird of the year last Sunday (4/18) at my feeder in Pleasant Grove.  A Male Calliope!!  It came in a few times Sunday afternoon and was still here on Monday.

Jeff Bilsky (19 April 2010) - After work drive around the dike. 7 CASPIAN TERNS off the Eastern shoot with a large flock of AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS. Lone LINCOLN'S and CHIPPING SPARROWS were my first for the year in Northern Utah. .... Also should note I saw the HARRIS'S SPARROW in the same area it has been seen numerous times over by Skipper Bay

Dennis Shirley (15 April 2010) - A neighbor, Alex Leatham, and I birded Benjamin Slough area... Best three species were, 1] 20- Ross's Geese, 2] a lone Drake Blue-winged Teal, 3] and a Short-eared Owl. Have Fun!

Eric Huish
(14 April 2010) -  A Black-throated Gray Warbler at Battle Creek Canyon in Pleasant Grove this morning. 

Kay Stone (12 April 2010) - The Varied Thrush is still hanging around on the Jordan River Parkway west of Lehi. 

Eric Huish (11 April 2010) - The White-throated Sparrow that started visiting my feeder in December had been a no show for almost a month.  It showed up again on April 7th ....

Jeff Bilsky (6 April 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike] ... I located a BLUE-WINGED TEAL .... A FORSTER'S TERN flew over and a couple FRANKLIN'S GULLS were in a farm field to the North a bit. 5 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were located in the nearby moat. ... The West stretch produced a side by side view of a SAGE SPARROW and a SAGE THRASHER and a couple of SAVANNAH SPARROWS rounded out the drive. [Skipper Bay Trail] A quick stop in the vicinity of Skipper Bay produced 3 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (same 3 as before I'd surmise) and a PEREGRINE FALCON

Dennis Shirley (3 April 2010) - This afternoon I birded along the first two miles of the Santaquin Canyon road. The best birds were 1] a FOX SPARROW in the thick squaw bush clump near the mouth of the canyon ...  2] a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER on a telephone pole just up from the canyon mouth, and 3] a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE...

Nathan Romney (3 April 2010) - I birded the southeast corner of the airport dike ... I did see 5 Long-billed Dowitchers, a Franklin's Gull, and a Red-breasted Merganser.

David Wheeler (3 April 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike]... there was a profusion of Black-necked Stilts. ... there were DOWITCHERS ... two MARBLED GODWITS ... a SNOWY EGRET... A little earlier, in the puddle NW of the SE corner of the runway extension, a YELLOWLEGS ... Finally found a silo with a Barn Owl.

Dave Hanscom
(2 April 2010) - Drove down to Utah Lake today to see what new arrivals could be found. Best birds of the day were: Black-necked Stilts and one Blue-winged Teal at the Provo Airport Dike. From the easternmost southeast corner, walk east along the road from the pump house to where the road turns north. The birds were east of there. Long-eared owl at River Road.

Jeff Bilsky (2 April 2010) - Quick drive down the west (lake) side of the airport dike at lunch. ...  I did verify: Vesper Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American White Pelicans, Turkey Vultures, Cliff Swallow, Tree Swallow, couple Stray Cats that perhaps ate an unseen rare migrant.

Mar 2010

Jeff Bilsky(30 March 2010) - Decided to bird in the high winds after work to see what was in the vicinity of Skipper Bay. On some private property nearby I located 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, along with a moving flock of MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS. On the side of the road, I was lucky enough to spot a SAGE THRASHER. ... Other returnees included a TURKEY VULTURE and several TREE SWALLOWS. ...

Dennis Shirley (30 March 2010) - Hi All, Just made a quick tour of the west side of the Provo Airport Dike. The wind was really howling and the waves off the lake looked like ocean breakers. But the hour I spent there was rewarded with a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW. It was seen first on the side of the dirt road straight west of the airport traffic tower, then feeding in the short weeds to the east of the dike. ...

Jeff Bilsky (29 March 2010) - Osprey were on the platforms before flying to the west. Clark's Grebes were walking on water at the end of the trail out in the lake. Nice! 

Ned Bixler (29 March 2010) - [Lindon Boat Harbor & Geneva Settling ponds] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Clark's Grebe, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, American Avocet, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird  

Eric Huish
(28 March 2010) - Utah County Birders Field Trip. Lu Giddings led a great field trip (Saturday, March 27). Over 30 participants came on the trip so my lists are lacking some of the birds on the group list. We saw a few spring arrivals - A flock of Tree Swallows, a few Vesper Sparrows, American Avocet, Say's Phoebes in a couple locations and a Snowy Plover at Lincoln Beach.

 [Benjamin Slough] - Number of species seen: 29. Partial list of species: Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Bufflehead, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, American Avocet, Eurasian Collared-Dove

Flora Duncan (24 March 2010) - I went around the Provo airport dike to see the Red breasted Merganser and saw my first American White Pelicans

Jeff Bilsky (23 March 2010) - There was a male Red-breasted Merganser at the Provo airport dike road .... Drive in from the East side entrance (you will be driving south) until the road bends directly to the West and you can look North and back down the canal. The bird was here. Also, of note, saw a Western Grebe and a couple of Sandhill Cranes in the area.

Kay Stone (22 March 2010) - The Varied Thrush was seen by me today at noon in the usual spot on the Jordan River Parkway west of Lehi.

Paul Higgins (20 March 2910) - Red-breasted Merganser, Provo Boat Harbor, March 20, 2010 (2 males).

usavettes (19 March 2010) - [Alpine UT] - [Sighting of a possible Bell's Vireo].

Matt Mills (17 March 2010) - This afternoon Stephanie Alvarenga and I saw a lone TURKEY VULTURE in the sycamores at 400 E Center St in Provo. Also in the neighborhood were 2 EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES, a MOURNING DOVE and a COOPER'S HAWK.

Carl Ingwell (17 March 2010) - Jeff Bilsky and I just located the HARRIS'S SPARROW near Skipper Bay Trail.  It was on the ground just outside the portable horse corral. We were also treated to 30 seconds of a Harris's Sparrow song. We relocated the 3 Greater White-Fronted Geese down the road from Skipper Bay trail.

Davis Wheeler (15 March 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike] - Yesterday afternoon, I took 5-year old, self-styled birdwatcher Petey and faithful Mojo birding at the Provo Airport dike loop.  I was seeking the SAGE SPARROW, which I haven't seen in seven years of slacking off, and found one at the southwestern corner of the loop.

Ned Bixler (12 March 2010) - [North Harbor Road & Lower Parkway River Trail, Provo] American Tree Sparrow was found along North Harbor Road on South side. The Snipes were found in the last section of the Lower Parkway River Trail.

Jeff Bilsky
(11 March 2010) - [Swede Lane] birded Swede Lane in Utah County this evening just before sunset. Highlights: 1 PRAIRIE FALCON on a pole on SR-77 heading west towards Swede Lane, 2 SANDHILL CRANES that flew by, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE that gave great, diagnostic looks. The water at the end of the road ...  a good number of WESTERN and CLARKS GREBES and a couple DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS further out. 

Ned Bixler (7 March 2010) - Along North Harbor road (Provo) - half way between Lakeshore road and Skipper Bay- GREATER WHITE- FRONTED GOOSE. On North side of road. It was with large groups of Canada Geese.

Mark Mossing (7 March 2010) -  ...  [Benjamin Slough] Observation date:  3/6/10. Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Sandhill Crane, ... Eurasian Collared-Dove, ... Horned Lark, ..., White-crowned Sparrow (Mountain), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Carl Ingwell (7 March 2010) - Brittany Badger and I birded some Utah Co. spots this morning.  I won't bore anyone with a complete list.  Highlights: Jordan River trail @ Lehi-Sandhill Crane; Provo Airport-Dike-Double Crested Cormorant, Tree Swallow. Skipper Bay Trail- Cackling Goose, Ross's Goose and Snow Geese.

Eric Huish (6 March 2010) - [Skipper Bay Trail] Ned Bixler, Jeff Cooper and I were out there from 3:00 pm to 5:45.  We couldn't find the Cackling Goose. We did see a Peregrine Falcon, Sandhill Crane, and only 1 Starling!

Mark Mossing
(6 March 2010) - Went out today searching for Sandhill Cranes in Utah County. Found two pairs in and around Benjamin Slough and three pairs in a stubble corn field about 3 miles east of Goshen just south of Route 6.

Carl Ingwell (6 March 2010) - [Skipper Bay trail] Steve & Cindy Sommerfield, Jeff Bilsky and I found two Snow Geese, one Ross's Goose and one Cackling Goose at the end of Skipper Bay trail.  Skipper Bay trail is near Utah Lake State Park.

Jeff Bilsky (5 March 2010) - [Provo Airport Dike]  At the dike, the highlight was a SAGE SPARROW close to the Southeast Corner of the main drive. .... At Skipper Bay, the SNOW GEESE and ROSS'S GOOSE continue near the North end ... There was a SAVANNAH SPARROW that hopped up and gave a very brief song, and allowed for great looks near the South end by the first East/West fence. A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was the first I've seen there in awhile as well.

Eric Huish (5 March 2010) - [Lindon Boat Harbor and Geneva Settling ponds] Saw my first Clark's Grebe of the year in a narrow gap between the ice on Utah Lake south of Lindon Boat Harbor. Utah Lake still 95% iced over. Long narrow gap in the ice out on Utah Lake had the Common Mergansers, Northern Pintail, grebe and others. Ice free settling ponds contained most of the geese, Gadwall and Green-winged Teal.

Jeff Bilsky (4 March 2010) - A quick lunch time stroll at Skipper Bay - mainly just hoping for the Ross's Goose and found it with the 3 Snow Geese towards the end of the trail (North side) past the Osprey platforms and relatively close to the trail providing great side by side looks. .... Killdeer numbers are really growing over the past few days. Good Birding.

Ned Bixler (3 March 3, 2010) - [East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo]. Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-capped Chickadee , American Robin , Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon).   

Jeff Bilsky (1 March 2010 ) - [Provo Airport Dike] The RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was at the bend in the moat on the East side of the dike.

Jeff Bilsky (1 March 2010) [Skipper Bay Trail] - Snow Geese just North of the canal that runs adjacent to the Osprey nesting platforms. American Tree Sparrow near beginning of trail. Other species observed: Canada Goose, Mallard,  .... Northern Pintail, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Killdeer, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), ... American Pipit, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Red-winged Blackbird

Feb 2010

Ned Bixler (27 Feb 2010) - [SKIPPER BAY TRAIL] Seen: Snow Goose; Canada Goose; Gadwall; American Wigeon; Mallard; Northern Shoveler; Northern Pintail; Green-winged Teal; Great Blue Heron; Northern Harrier; Red-tailed Hawk; American Kestrel; Ring-billed Gull; California Gull; Northern Flicker (Red-shafted); Black-billed Magpie; Black-capped Chickadee; American Robin; European Starling; Red-winged Blackbird.

Eric Huish (20 Feb 2010) - Birded Skipper Bay Trail and Provo Airport Dike with KC Childs and Jeff Bilsky late this morning.  Best birds were a large flock of [American] Pipits on Skipper Bay Trail and a Northern Shrike south of the control tower on the airport dike.

Jeff Blisky (20 Feb 2010) - This afternoon I birded over by Swede and River Lanes in Utah County.The area had several BALD EAGLES along with the usual NORTHERN HARRIERS and RED-TAILED HAWKS hunting the fields. A HERMIT THRUSH was located at the end of Swede Lane by the lake which was still frozen in this area. River Lane was mostly devoid of birds except at the end of the road. ...There were some [Northern] PINTAILS in the water here as well.

Carl Ingwell (20 Feb 2010) - The Varied Thrush was still present at the Jordan River Parkway in Lehi.  It was just south (3M) of the pumphouse.  I saw it between 745 and 815 this morning. I also saw a Double Crested Cormorant flying over.

Joel and Kathy Beyer  (17 Feb  2010) -  Besides seeing the Varied Thrush yesterday morning, we also saw a Bewick's Wren and heard Sandhill Cranes (east of the trail) while walking to the pumphouse.

Matt Mills (13 Feb 2010) - Saw the Varied Thrush briefly today at the previously described spot along the Jordan River parkway. The bird was on the ground north of the old pumphouse.

Matt Mills (12 Feb 2010) - Spent the afternoon birding around Utah county with some folks from BYU.
Highlights include: LONG-EARED OWL continuing at Provo Airport Dike. NORTHERN SHRIKE: 1 ad. just north of the Owl in a tree on the dike. COMMON GRACKLE: 1 ad. male with Red-winged Blackbirds at about 3370  Center Street West. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK: 1 at Benjamin Slough. Also at Benjamin Slough amongst the many Canada Geese and Mallards were a few AMERICAN WIGEONS and a good number of NORTHERN PINTAIL. In in the area south of River Lane area there were at least 16 BALD EAGLES of various ages (mostly adults). ... Of interest was a dark morph RED-TAILED HAWK ('rufous' morph) near Lindon Boat Harbour.

Jeff Bilsky (12 Feb 2010) -  [Skipper Bay Trail]  100's of Canada Geese present. Personal highlights were 14 REDHEADS, a CANVASBACK, and a few AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS.

Eric Huish (7 Feb 2010) - KC Childs and his roommate Sean glimpsed a Hummingbird fly out of a tree in their front yard Friday (Feb 5) around 5:00 pm. KC saw it again on Saturday around 5:00 pm, again just a glimpse. He is unsure of species. ...The sighting is in the area of 300 W 200 S, Provo. `

Eric Huish (7 Feb 2010) - I saw a couple Northern Mockingbirds on Friday (Feb 5) along the road about a mile south of the Lindon Boat Harbor, or about a half mile south of the settling ponds.

Eric Huish (7 Feb 2010) - In my yard this morning I saw a Merlin in the elm tree across the street. A  Sharp-shinned Hawk on a big blue spruce in the corner of our yard.
 

Jan 2010

Kay Stone (22 Jan 2010) - Kay Stone called to report a Varied Thrush on the Jordan River Parkway North of the Model Airfield (Lehi) this morning (Jan 22).

Dennis Shirley (19 Jan 2010) - Just saw my first good yard bird of the new year - NORTHERN GOSHAWK. It was an immature [female I believe], and was perched near my backyard feeders, watching all the activity. It hung around for about 20 minutes, then got tired of being harassed by four magpies and a flock of chickadees. It dropped down the ridge into Loafer Canyon, but could very well stick around for a while. Heaven help the pheasants and quail. Come to think of it they haven't been around much the last couple of days. I wonder why!!!

Eric Huish (6 Jan 2010) - Drove the Provo Airport Dike and Utah Lake State Park with Ned Bixler this afternoon/evening...We also saw a couple Long-eared Owls. One on the dike and one at the State Park.

Eric Huish (4 Jan 2010) - I saw a beautiful Male Yellow-shafted Flicker at Bicentennial Park this afternoon. It was in the woods on the back side of the boardwalk. There was also a Red-shafted there... At home I saw the Screech-Owl poking its head out of the nest box. Watching the deer below it.

   

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