Recent Sightings

  
Washington County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Mar 2017

Dennis Shirley (30 Mar 2017) - [Hurricane, UT] - Ross's Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow

Paul Jaussi (28 Mar 2017) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - White-winged Scoter. We're from Pacific NW. Immediately recognized as juvenile Scoter. Observed from overlook at north end of water, near riparian inlet. Swimming and diving for 5 minutes. Large, broad white wing patches when it flew in SE direction.

Neil Paprocki (26 Mar 2017) - [Beaver Dam Slope - East of Hwy 91] - Bendire's Thrasher. Photos and heard singing at close range. Suitable habitat for the species - grassier and more open than most of the Beaver Dam Slope. Bird ranged widely over this area from within 100m of eastern foothills to as close as 100m east of road. Pinned location more or less in the middle of where I saw/heard the bird for roughly 45 minutes, singing mainly from tops of Joshua Trees. Very vocal.

Neil Paprocki (25 Mar 2017) - [Lower Beaver Creek Dam] - Costa's Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Cactus Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Lucy's Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, House Finch

Steve Hedges (14 Mar 2017) - [Quail Creek Reservoir & SP] - Herring Gull, Virginia Rail

Sharyn Isom (14 Mar 2017) - [Quail Creek Reservoir & SP] - Red-throated Loon. Also seen: Mallard, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Stephanie Greenwood (5 Mar 2017) - [Gunlock Reservoir & SP] - Snow Goose.

Karen Clark (4 Mar 2017) - [Hurricane, UT] - Broad-billed Hummingbird. Continuing.

Lucy Ormond (4 Mar 2017) - [Stratton Pond] - Cackling Goose.  With flock of Canada geese. Overall 1/3 smaller than CG. Shorter neck, Smaller , more round head, bill smaller.

Randy and Pam Peterson (2 Mar 2017) - [Red Cliffs Desert Reserve] - Short-eared Owl. Flew from ground near base of 6' creosote bush 20 feet off spur of Pioneer Hills trail northeast of Owens Loop trailhead by Red Hills Parkway. Topo coordinates were 37.125126, -113.575252. Buff/cream underside with distinct dark wingtips and dark bars on wrists. Observed in flight for about 10 seconds at a height of 20-30 feet until it flew about 1/4 mile to the NE. Clearly larger, paler underside and more pointed wings than Western Screech-Owl. Underside overall coloring similar to Barn Owl, but the distinct dark wing tips and wrist bars caused us to identify it as a Short-eared Owl. Time of observation was about 10:30 am.

Feb 2017

Annette Gibert Hansen (26 Feb 2017) - [Lytle Ranch Road] - Sagebrush Sparrow.

Maurice DeMille (25 Feb 2017) - [Confluence Park] - Lewis's Woodpecker

Shawn Langston (24 Feb 2017) - [Riverside Marsh] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Cooper's Hawk, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Steve Hedges (23 Feb 2017) - [Ivins Reservoir] - Trumpeter Swan. Continuing adult.

Daniel Sachse (18 Feb 2017) - [Dalton Wash Road] - Rufous-crowned Sparrow.

Rebecca Bonebrake (15 Feb 2017) - [Ash Creek Reservoir] - Greater Yellowlegs. Heard a 3 note unique call. Turned and saw large sandpiper. Used scope to study it. It didn't feed or move, was facing me, would move head slightly. Stood in water covering legs, so couldn't tell leg color. Bird was tall, slender with a very long slender bill, appearing 2 toned, black turning grayish near base. Color and speckling on breast fit field guide description/photos.

Kevin Wheeler (4 Feb 2017) - [Zion NP] - Northern Pygmy-Owl

Neldon Kunz (10 Feb 2017) - [Turf Sod Rd] - Gambel's Quail, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Merlin, Common Raven, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Sparrow

Shawn Langston (7 Feb 2017) - [Washington Fields, UT] - Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Canada Goose, Northern Harrier

Neldon Kunz (7 Feb 2017) - [Lower Tawa Pond] - Neotropic Cormorant. White line around base of the bill.
    -- Also seen: Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great-tailed Grackle

Maurice DeMille (6 Feb 2017) - [Hurricane Fields] - Barn Owl

Celeste Morien (5 Feb 2017) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - Common Gallinule. Seen clearly swimming at the far side of dam end of reservoir in an area with flotsam using Kowa 880 scope. Could not pick out much of white mark on sides, but with scope and tail erect could clearly see white undertail coverts, separated by black on upper side . Photos taken but very low quality at 1/3 mile. Long profile of all dark bird slightly darker on neck. Chicken-like head bobbing and pecking at surface of water. Pointed bill. Color of bill looks whitish with a hint of yellow in photo rather than all yellow, perhaps due to age-first year bird.

Rebecca Bonebrake (4 Feb 2017) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - Pacific Loon. Continuing.

David Wheeler (4 Feb 2017) - [Virgin, UT] - Red-shouldered Hawk
     -- [Quail Creek Reservoir] - Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), American Coot, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Jonathan Lautehbach (2 Feb 2017) - [Zion NP] - California Condor, Golden Eagle, Downy Woodpecker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West), Pygmy Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Red Crossbill

Jan 2017

Annette Gibert Hansen (31 Jan 2017) - [Kayenta] - Canada Goose, Gambel's Quail, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, House Sparrow
     -- [Seegmiller Marsh Complex & Spring Park Pond] - Greater Roadrunner

Annette Gibert Hansen (30 Jan 2017) - [Snow Canyon SP] - Rufous-crowned Sparrow. Sparrow, with rufous on top!  -- Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Maurice DeMille (30 Jan 2017) - [Stratton Pond] - Lesser Black-backed Gull

Lucy Ormond (27 Jan 2017) - [Zion NP] - House Wren. I ruled out Bewick because there was no eyeline. It was not bobbing like a rock wren. The overall coloring was paler than the other wrens seen in the park (rock, canyon, Bewicks, and winter). Too light to be a Pacific Wren. Also the bird was low in a tree near enough to see well. It then floated down into a shrub nearby. There were no rocks nearby which would have made me think Rock Wren. This is the behavior commonly seen in the house wrens in Zion National park. I did not hear any vocalization.
    -- Wild Turkey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Neil Paprocki (26 Jan 2017) - [Lower Beaver Dam] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Pipit, Phainopepla, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Nathan Fisher (24 Jan 2017) - [Quail Creek Reservoir & SP] - Least Sandpiper, Black Phoebe, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Alton Thygerson (18 Jan 2017) - [Lytle Ranch] - Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Long-eared Owl, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Verdin, Rock Wren, Cactus Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Phainopepla, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, House Sparrow

Kevin Wheeler (14 Jan 2017) - [Confluence Park] - Gambel's Quail, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Verdin, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Pacific Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch

Steve Hedges (12 Jan 2017) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Common Raven, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Suzi Holt (6 Jan 2017) - [Hurricane Fields] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Greater Roadrunner, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Pipit, White-crowned Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird

Kevin Wheeler (5 Jan 2017) - [Hurricane--SR8 WTP] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

Bryant Olsen (4 Jan 2017) - [Quail Creek Reservoir SP] - American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal (American), Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot (Red-shielded), Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Common Raven

John Klina (2 Jan 2017) - [Zion NP] - Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,

Max Kingsbury (2 Jan 2017) - [Pinto Peak area] - Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Lewis's Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, American Crow, Dark-eyed Junco

Stephanie Greenwood (1 Jan 2017) - [Seegmiller Marsh Complex & Spring Park Pond] - Snow Goose, Mute Swan, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, American Coot, Northern Mockingbird, White-crowned Sparrow, Abert's Towhee

Dec 2016

Kevin Wheeler (29 December 20160 - [Hurricane Fields] - Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Cactus Wren, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Brett Montgomery (29 December 2016) - [Confluence Park] - Canada Goose, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Northern Shrike, Verdin, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Pacific Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Brett Montgomery (19 December 2016) - [Southgate Golf Course] - Wilson's Snipe

John Schijf (14 December 2016) - [Bloomington Hills North] - Anna's Hummingbird, Orange-crowned Warbler , Hooded Oriole

Shawn Langston (14 December 2016) - [Grass Valley/Mills Canyon] - Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Lewis's Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, American Crow, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill

Tim Avery (4 December 2016) - [Washington Fields] - Gambel's Quail, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, American Pipit, Lark Bunting, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (3 December 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Long-eared Owl

Jeff Bilsky (3 December 2016) - [Seegmiller Marsh & Springs Park Pond] - Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Crissal Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Abert's Towhee

Nov 2016

Neldon Kunz (27 November 20160 - [Welcome Spring] - Loggerhead Shrike, Juniper Titmouse
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire

Neldon Kunz (27 November 20160 - [Kayenta, UT] - Greater Roadrunner, White-winged Dove

Bryan Shirley (27 November 20160 - [Sand Hollow Reservoir & SP] - Mallard, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot

Von Welch (26 November 2016) - [Zion NP] - Golden Eagle, Lewis's Woodpecker
      -- [Virgin River - Partridge Circle Pond] - Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Gallinule, Northern Flicker, Verdin, Marsh Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird

Nicole Kowalski (26 November 20160 - [Zion NP] - Northern Pygmy-Owl, Red-naped Sapsucker,
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), White-breasted Nuthatch, American Dipper

Neldon Kunz (24 November 20160 - [Kayenta, UT] - Gambel's Quail, Cooper's Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Say's Phoebe, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Dennis Shirley (22 November 20160 - [Hurricane, UT] - Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Broad-billed Hummingbird

Matthew Pendleton (22 November 2016) - [Hurricane, UT] - BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD.

Shawn Langston (16 November 2016) -  [Quail Creek Reservoir] - American Wigeon, Mallard, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Verdin, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Maurice DeMille (14 November 2016) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - Surf Scoter. 3 Surf Scoters, including an adult male.

Josh Klina (12 November 2016) - [Zion NP] - Williamson's Sapsucker

Nathan Fisher (11 November 2016) -[Hurricane Fields] - Barn Owl.

Casey Weissburg (6 November 2016) - [Zion NP] - Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Steller's Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Western Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Lincoln's Sparrow, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Oct 2016

Lucy Ormond (31 October 2016) - [Hurricane, UT] - Plumbeous Vireo. Large vireo with distinct white eye ring and spectacles. Black lores. Short bill. Two wing bars. Breast and belly drab gray brown. Back darker. No yellow or green. Popped up from low bushes to top of low tree and remained visible for several minutes moving around tree for good views from all directions.

Vivian Schneggenburger (25 October 2016) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - Mute Sawn, Wood Duck, Mallard (Northern), Gambel's Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier (American), Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot (Red-shielded), Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black Phoebe, Common Raven, Verdin, Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, American Pipit, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Maurice DeMille (25 October 2016) - [Zion NP] - Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Sherree Sheide (20 October 2016) - [Hurricane, UT] - Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Gambel's Quail, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Merlin, Common Raven, Verdin, Rock Wren, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch

Maurice DeMille (17 October 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir & SP] - Sabine's Gull

Tim Avery (15 October 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. There were two 1st fall sapsuckers with no red on the nape. Both had extremely juvenile plumage--one bird had little to know obvious facial striping appearing, while the other had a bit of its adult plumage appearing on the cheek. Notably, both birds juvenile plumage on the nape and upper back was intact. Both birds showed a completely white throat, and a messy looking back accentuated by the juvenile plumage/tan color trailing into the white in the back bars.
    -- Also seen: Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Tim Avery
(14 October 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Western Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl

Jeff Bilsky (14 October 2016) - [Ivins Reservoir] - American Wigeon, Eared Grebe, Snowy Egret, American Coot

Annette Gibert Hansen (14 October 2016) - [Zion NP] - California Condor (likely #409 female that had a nest on Bridge Mtn (across from museum).  Also seen: Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, White-throated Swift, Common Raven

Erin Aadelen (14 October 2016) - [Zion NP] - Clark's Nutcracker, Canyon Wren

David Wheeler (13 October 2016) - [Virgin, UT] - Red-shouldered Hawk. Reddish shoulder. Banded tail. Wings entirely checkered on top, with pale windows neat tip in flight (also from above). NE of Water Street (240 South) 100 W, in pasture and surrounding trees. Wuite flighty.

Rachel LeBlanc (12 October 2016) - [Zion NP] - Dusky Grouse, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, Western Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Rachel LeBlanc (9 October 2016) - [Quail Creek Reservoir & SP] - Ruddy Duck, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch

Neldon Kunz (2 October 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Mourning Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Common Raven, Summer Tanager, House Finch

Sep 2016

Jon Watkins (26 September 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Common Raven, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow,
Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Kendall Watkins (25 September 20160 - [Riverside Marsh, St George, UT] - Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Verdin, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Phainopepla, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Jon Watkins (24 September 20160 - [Quail Creek SP] - Rufous-crowned Sparrow. 4 total, photographed (Kendall Watkins), 2 each in two separate areas at base of hill among rocks and shrubs. White eye-ring, with reddish/rusty crown.
     -- [Oak Grove CG] - Williamson's Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Hammond's Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West), Pygmy Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler

Kent Forward (18 September 2016) [Grafton, UT] - Swainson's Hawk

Micky Louis (15 September 2016) - [Kolob Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Eared Grebe, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Common Black Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Steller's Jay, Common Raven,
Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

John Schijf (12 September 2016) - [Seegmiller Marsh Complex- Spring Lake] - White-faced Ibis.
Large flock has been seen regularly in the area.

Glenn Miller (8 September 2016) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - Green Heron. First bird was in flight along marsh area before the golf course. The second one was perched/hunting on the west side of the pond, viewed 2 different times from the deck of the nature center.
      --  Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Abert's Towhee, Summer Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Carly Baker (4 September 2016) - [Zion NP] - Grace's Warbler. Saw black eye stripe, white in outer tail. In upper part of pines. Two were singing 2 part song to each other; song exactly matched that of Graces Warbler according to ibird app.
     -- Turkey Vulture, White-throated Swift, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee

Lucy Ormond (2 Sep 2016) - [Stratton Pond] - Common Merganser, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Abert's Towhee, Blue Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole

Aug 2016

Rebecca Bonebrake (29 August 2016) - [New Harmony, UT] - Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, American Robin, Phainopepla, Yellow Warbler, Western Tanager

Tracy Taylor (29 August 2016) - [Gunlock Reservoir & SPl] - Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Common Raven

Andhi McV (28 August 2016) - [Bloomington Gardens] - Ash-throated Flycatcher, Abert's Towhee

Rebecca Bonebrake (28 August 2016) - [Ash Creek Reservoir] - Prairie Falcon

Spencer Vanderhoof (25 August 2016) - [Zion NP] - Northern Pygmy-Owl. Lisa and I walked up to the Weeping Rock area. We were standing in the concave part of the mountain behind where the water drips. I spotted a bird in the trees straight out from us and got the binocs on it! Spots on head and barred tail.

Rebecca Bonebrake (25 August 2016) - [Ash Creek Reservoir] - Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Loggerhead Shrike, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Bewick's Wren, Yellow Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Lesser Goldfinch

Shawn Langston (23 August 2016) - [Riverside Marsh, St George, UT] - Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Crissal Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Phainopepla, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (20 August 2016) - [Lava Point, Zion NP] - Dusky Grouse, Wild Turkey, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Horned Owl, Red-naped Sapsucker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Hermit Thrush, Nashville Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Bryant Olsen (19 August 2016) - [Zion NP] - Mallard (Northern), Ruddy Duck, Turkey Vulture, California Condor, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Steller's Jay (Interior), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Gray Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Suzi Holt (8 August 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - Baird's Sandpiper

Kevin Wheeler (8 August 2016) - [Kolob Meadows] - Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Band-tailed Pigeon, Lewis's Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher, Violet-green Swallow, Black-throated Gray Warbler

Terri Pope (4 August 20160 - [Confluence Park, St George, UT] - Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Verdin, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

Tracy Taylor (3 August 2016) - [Padre Canyon Trail] - Rufous-crowned Sparrow. One singing (song diagnostic) and one sitting in front of me. Classic rufous crown and eye line, white, black markings, etc.
      -- White-throated Swift, Peregrine Falcon, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Sparrow, House Sparrow

Shawn Langston (1 August 2016) - [Riverside Marsh, St George, UT] - Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Sora, American Coot (Red-shielded), Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Black Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Bell's Vireo, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Western Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jul 2016

Beverly Chou (30 July 2016) - [Zion NP] - California Condor. Continuing lone female on nesting site early Sunday morning located midway up the mountain opposite the museum. 35 species total:
     -- Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Peregrine Falcon, Western Wood-Pewee, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Canyon Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, American Dipper, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Bill Compton (29 July 2016) - [Stonebridge Pond] - Lesser Nighthawk

Sherree Sheide (25 July 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Verdin, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Kevin Wheeler (18 July 2016) - [Hurricane, UT] - Greater White-fronted Goose, Barn Owl

Matthew F (16-17 July 2016) - [Zion NP] - Great Egret, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Rock Wren, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Black-chinned Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak

Erik Woodhouse (13 July 2016) - [Oak Creek] - Western Screech-Owl

Paul Bedell (12 July 2016) - [Confluence Park] - Common Black Hawk

Matthew Pendleton (8 July 2016) - [Kolob Terrace Rd] - Acorn Woodpecker

Matthew Pendleton (8 July 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Verdin, Cactus Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Northern Mockingbird, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Black-throated Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Hooded Oriole, Scott's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Jun 2016

Matt Fischer (30 June 2016) - [Quail Creek Reservoir & SP] - Eared Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Canyon Wren

Nate Brown (25 June 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Zone-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Barn Owl, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Bell's Vireo, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, European Starling, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (24 June 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Western Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Common Poorwill

Nate Brown (23 June 2016) - [Zion NP] - Spotted Owl. Calling from east entrance of the tunnel. Barking call.

Neil Paprocki (23 June 2016) - [Kolob Terrace] - Gray Catbird. Singing male seen singing prominently at Kolob Meadows. Large, all gray songbird with black cap and chestnut rump.   41 species total:

John Longhenry (14 June 2016) - [Gunlock Reservoir & SP] - Gambel's Quail, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Black Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, House Finch

Anonymous eBirder (10 June 2016) - [Hilldale Wash] - Burrowing Owl, Common Raven, Northern Mockingbird, Black-throated Sparrow

David Wheeler (8 June 2016) - [Upper Kolob Plateau] - 26 species total: -- Mallard (Northern), Turkey Vulture, Ospre, Red-tailed Hawk, Sora, Wilson's Snipe, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Peregrine Falcon, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Dave Spangenburg (4 June 2016) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] -  Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Green Heron, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle

Maurice DeMille (3 June 2016) - [Confluence Park] - 37 species total: -- Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Verdin, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Abert's Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jerry DeBoer (3 June 2016) - [Zion NP] - 29 species total: -- Mallard, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, White-throated Swift, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Dipper, Western Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Maurice DeMille (1 June 2016) - [Grafton, UT] - 66 species total: -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Common Black Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Verdin, Rock Wren, House Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

May 2016

Maurice DeMille (30 May 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - 43 species total:
     -- Bufflehead, Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Bell's Vireo, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Nathaniel Moy (29 May 2016) - [Hidden Canyon Trail] - Turkey Vulture, Band-tailed Pigeon, Prairie Falcon, Cassin's Vireo, American Crow, Violet-green Swallow, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren

Suzi Holt (28 May 2016) - [Confluence Park] - Greater White-fronted Goose

Kevin Wheeler (27 May 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Long-eared Owl

Ben Ross (24 May 2016) - [Utah Central] - Pinyon Jay

Shawn Langston (24 May 2016) - [Tonaquint Nature Park] - Mute Swan, Mallard, Neotropic Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Dusky Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Verdin, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Western Tanager, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Maurice DeMille (23 May 2016)  - [Confluence Park] - 40 species total:
     -- Mallard, Common Merganser, Gambel's Quail, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Verdin, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Phainopepla, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, White-crowned Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Hooded Oriole, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Matt Fischer (22 May 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - 28 species total:
     -- Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Screech-Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Verdin, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Northern Mockingbird, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch

Steve Hedges (20 May 2016) - [Riverside Marsh, St George, UT] - White-winged Dove

Maurice DeMille (18 May 2016)  - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - Common Loon

Van Remsen (15 May 2016) - [Hurricane, UT] - 33 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Lesser Nighthawk, Western Kingbird, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Great-tailed Grackle, House Finch

Tim Avery (13 May 2016) - [Kolob Reservoir] - Mallard, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Turkey Vulture, Spotted Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Andrew Durso (7 May 2016)  - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - PAINTED RESTART.

David Kruse (7 May 2016) - [Zion NP] - 23 species total:
     -- Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Plumbeous Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Evan Buchley (7 May 2016) - [Gunlock Road] - White-throated Sparrow. Seen up close at the "Gunlock Town Pond", just N of Gunlock town. Black and white crown, sharply delineated white throat. 22 species total:
      -- Mallard, Eared Grebe, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Bank Swallow, Bushtit, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lucy's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Brown-headed Cowbird, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

George Webb (6 May 2016) - [Pine Valley, UT] - 22 species total:
     -- Turkey Vulture, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Plumbeous Vireo, American Crow, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Bethany Stackhouse (6 May 2016) - [Beaver Wash Dam] - Clay-colored Sparrow. Well seen at close range. Complete dark outline of auricular, pale malars strip with dark boarder. Small size, long thin tail. Similar in size to nearby Brewers sparrows.
     -- Gambel's Quail, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Long-eared Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Gray Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, Common Raven, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Crissal Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Phainopepla, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow

Bethany Stackhouse (6 May 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - BROAD-WINGED HAWK. 55 species total:
     -- Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk,  Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Peregrine Falcon, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Bell's Vireo, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Verdin, Rock Wren, House Wren, Bewick's Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Andrew Durso (5 May 2016)  - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - Long-tailed Jaeger. Continuing. Flyby. Adult. Long skinny pointed tail, pointed wings, dark cap. At the public swim area on the west side of the reservoir.

Rachel LeBlanc (4 May 2016) - [Ivins, UT] - ORCHARD ORIOLE. Continuing. Seen by several other birders at this location. Dark chestnut belly and rump, black hood and back, wings and tail.

Rachel LeBlanc (3 May 2016) - [Hurricane, UT] - Virginia Rail, Common Gallinule, Verdin, Song Sparrow, Cassin's Finch

Rick Fridell (3 May 2016) - [Sand Hollow State Parkl] - LONG-TAILED JAEGER. 54 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Gambel's Quail, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, White-throated Swift, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Northern Mockingbird, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Great-tailed Grackle

Alton Thygerson (1 May 2016) - [Washington Fields] - Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Semipalmated Plover, Burrowing Owl, Lark Sparrow, Lark Bunting, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee

Matt Fischer (1 May 2016) - [Riverside Drive Pasture] - Cattle Egret

Apr 2016

Janice H Gardner (30 April 2016) - [Kolob Terrace Road] - Lewis's Woodpecker

Eric Peterson (29 April 2016) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - American Redstart

Lucy Ormond (26 April 2016) - [Springdale, UT] - Golden-crowned Sparrow. across the Virgin River from sighting in Zion National Park 2 weeks ago. Bird bathing on sandbar in river. 15 species total:
    -- Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Maurice DeMille (22 April 2016) - [Pine Valley Wilderness] - Northern Pygmy-Owl

Maurice DeMille (19 April 2016) - [Confluence Park] - 32 species total:
     -- Nashville Warbler. A small active warbler with a gray head, white eye-ring, and yellow throat and breast. It's back appeared grayish-green. It made a short vocalization. I listened quietly to a playback of it's song on a Sibley app on my phone to confirm that it was a Nashville Warbler. The bird heard the playback and immediately came closer and made quite a few chip calls as it moved around in the branches, trying to stay concealed among the leaves. Is was in the large Cottonwood trees in the confluence area of La Verkin Creek and the Virgin River.
      -- Harris's Sparrow. First winter bird. It was in the bushes in the pasture area right next to the Virgin River. It was with a small group White-crowned Sparrows and a Lincoln's Sparrow. It had a brown head without a highly contrasting eyeline (brown with very little contrasting features at all), pink bill, and a dark checkerboard pattern on the top of the head. There was NO median crown stripe. It was starting to show black on the chin and breast, but it was still incompletely formed. The black on the face was not very prominent yet. The belly was mostly white with some brown color and stripes on the flanks.
      -- Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Prairie Falcon, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow

Bill Hunter (18 April 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir & SP] - Blue-winged Teal, Long-billed Curlew, Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow

Shawn Langston (18 April 2016) - [Virgin River Trail] - Solitary Sandpiper

Bill Compton (18 April 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir & SP] - Horned Grebe

Dennis Shirley (18 April 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir & SP] - Magnificent Frigatebird (Continuing. Mega Utah rarity). 41 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Marbled Godwit, Sanderling, Western Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, American Robin

Bryan Shirley (18 April 2016) - [Grafton, UT] - 44 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher,  Western Kingbird, Western Scrub-Jay (Woodhouse's), Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren, House Wren (Northern), Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-chinned Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Summer Tanager, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

David Wheeler (16 April 2016) - [Ivins Reservoir] - Greater Yellowlegs

Tim Avery (16 April 2016) - [Stratton Pond] - MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD

Bill Hunter (14 April 2016) - [Santa Clara River - Hwy 91] - Inca Dove

Kenny Frisch (10 April 2016) - [Beaver Dam Slope & Lytle Ranch] - 17 species total:
     -- Gambel's Quail, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Cactus Wren, Sage Thrasher, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Colby Goettel (8 April 2016) - [Gunlock Reservoir State Park] - Common Blackhawk

Yvonne Carter (6 April 2016) - [Virgin River Trail] - 14 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Gambel's Quail, Ferruginous Hawk, Mourning Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Verdin, Rock Wren, Northern Mockingbird, Lucy's Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Yvonne Carter (5 April 2016) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - Tundra Swan, Wood Duck, Greater Scaup, Neotropic Cormorant

Kendall Watkins (2 April 2016) - [Cottonwood Wash] - 22 species total:
     -- Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Verdin, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Tim Avery (1 April 2016) - [Gunlock Reservoir] -  Whimbrel. Slightly larger than nearby American Avocets (didn't dwarf them). Same length bill as avocets, with drooped tip. Gray-blue legs, and obvious dark crown/eye-line. 19 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Gambel's Quail, Western Grebe, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Rock Wren

Mar 2016

Shawn Langston (27 March 2016) - [Joshua Tree Road Scenic Backway -Mojave Desert] - Chukar,
Golden Eagle, Costa's Hummingbird, Say's Phoebe,
Common Raven, Horned Lark, Cactus Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow

Anjolene Hunt (27 March 2016) - [Zion NP] - Turkey Vulture, Golden-crowned Kinglet

Jason Talbot (23 March 2016) - [Seegmiller Marsh & Springs Park Pond] - 22 species:
     -- Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, Gambel's Quail, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Say's Phoebe, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Crissal Thrasher

Brett Mossman (23 March 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - 25 species total:  -- American Wigeon, Gambel's Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Costa's Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Verdin, Cactus Wren, American Robin, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Alex Hale (20 March 2016) - [Angel's Landing, Zion NP] -  Great Blue Heron, White-throated Swift,
Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Black Phoebe, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, Canyon Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Mike Malmquist (9 March 20126) - [Wildcat Canyon Trail, Springdale, UT] - Williamson's Sapsucker. Got quick but clear look at relatively close range through binocs. Solid black back, almost entirely black head (white stripe almost unnoticeable), deep red throat. Unmistakable. Came into large ponderosa pine, a couple of quick probes in the bark and then flew off.  -- Red-tailed Hawk, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, White-breasted Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin

Sherree Sheide (5 March 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - Tundra Swan. 4 small swans, 2 with rusty necks and heads, hanging out near the pelicans.

Maurice DeMille (3 March 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - 32 species total:
     -- Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Cactus Wren, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Great-tailed Grackle

George Webb (1 March 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl

Feb 2016

Dennis Shirley (29 February 2016) - [Utah Hill] - Chukar, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven

Mike Schijf (27 February 2016) - [Pine Valley Wildrness & Reserve] - 14 species total:
     -- Lewis's Woodpecker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Shawn Langston (21 February 2016) - [Broken Mesa Trail] - Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay

Kevin Wheeler (19 February 2016) - [Red Hills Golf Course] - Golden-crowned Sparrow.

Scott Parkhill (17 February 2016) - [Zion NP] - 18 species total:
     --  Mallard, Green-winged Tea, Common Goldeneye, Wild Turkey, Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Say's Phoebe, Steller's Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Sparrow

Kathleen & Hal Robbins (14 February 2016) - [Sandhollow Reservoir] - Snow Goose. 21 species:
    -- Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Common Raven, Rock Wren, White-crowned Sparrow, Great-tailed Grackle

Valerie Jueschke (13 February 2016) - [Washington, UT] - Red-shouldered Hawk

Maurice DeMille (13 February 2016) - [Confluence Park, St George, UT] - 33 species:
     -- Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Verdin, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Shyloh Robinson (12 February 2016) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - 25 species total:
     -- Mute Swan, Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Gambel's Quail , American Coot, Mourning Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Verdin, Crissal Thrasher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Rebecca Bonebrake (9 February 2016) - [Kolob Ranch, New Harmony ] - Cackling Goose

Mike Malmquist (6 February 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - PURPLE FINCH. Continuing. 27 species total:
     -- Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Cactus Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, American Robin, American Pipit, Phainopepla, Orange-crowned Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Sagebrush Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Cassin's Finch

Jan 2016

Neil Paprocki (31 January 2016) - [Zion NP Visitor's Center] - Golden-crowned Sparrow (continuing).

Jeff Hardy (30 January 2016) - [Boot Cox Park] - Vermillion Flycatcher.

Neil Paprocki (30 January 2016) - [Kayenta, UT] - 16 species total:
     -- Gambel's Quail, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Crissal Thrasher, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow
     -- [Washington Fields] - Prairie Falcon

Neil Paprocki (29 January 2016) - [Beaver Dam Wash] - Cactus Wren, Black-throated Sparrow

Jeff Hardy (29 January 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - 23 species total:
      -- Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Common Raven, Rock Wren, American Pipit

Suzi Holt (29 January 2016) - [Razor Ridge Park, Hurricane, UT] - Greater Scaup

Neldon Kunz (29 January 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - Western Screech Owl

Kevin Wheeler (29 January 2016) - [Ivins, UT] - LARK BUNTING (Continuing), White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Neil Paprocki (28 January 2016) - [Confluence Park, St George, UT] - 23 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow

Shawn Langston (27 January 2016) - [Riverside Marsh, St George, UT] - 18 species total:
      -- Canada Goose,  Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, American Coot, Greater Roadrunner, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jonathan Wilkinson (23 January 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - 25 species total:
     -- Northern Shoveler, Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Great Horned Owl,  Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Verdin, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Phainopepla, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, House Sparrow

Maurice DeMille (21 January 2016) - [Riverside Marsh, St George,  UT] - Common Gallinule.
    -- [Quail Creek Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Raven, Verdin, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Shawn Langston (19 January 2016) - [Sand Mountain] - Black-throated Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow

Bill Hunter (19 January 2016) - [Sun River Golf Course, St George, UT] - RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
Single bird adjacent to large group of feeding birds below feeder. This bird kept to "himself" walking atop a low block wall with wrought iron. It was totally black with a very thin beak. Not glossy and no difference between head and body color - jet black. Bright yellow eyes.

Maurice DeMille (18 January 2016) - [Enterprise, UT] - 17 species total:
     --  Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Northern Flicker, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Tim Avery (17 January 2016) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW.

Tim Avery (16 January 2016) - [Lytle Ranch] - PURPLE FINCH (Eastern). The rather unexpected subspecies... This eastern bird was in company with 2 CAFI and was notably lighter than the female type CAFI. Lack of an eye-ring or arcs, stubby bill with a "pug-face" look, blurry streaks on chest and sides, and a notably forked tail. The light brown color was more in line with a HOFI than the dark and stark pattern of a CAFI. 40 species:
     -- Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker (hybrid), Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, Phainopepla, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow
  
[Skyline Pond] - Neotropic Cormorant.

John Schijf (16 January 2016) - [Bloomington Hills] - White-winged Dove.

Kevin Wheeler (16 January 2016) - [Campground, Zion NP] - 11 species total:
     -- Hairy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit, White-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Mike Schijf (15 January 2016) - [Emerald Pools Trail, Zion NP] - 9 species total:
    -- Mallard, Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Spotted Towhee
    -- [Parus Trail, Zion NP] - Bushtit, Brown Creeper    

Shawn Langston (13 January 2016) - [Virgin River Trail] - Greater Roadrunner, White-throated Swift.

Maurice DeMille  (13 January 2016) - [Stratton Pond] - 23 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mute Swan, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Golden Eagle, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Verdin, Bushtit, Rock Wren, European Starling, Song Sparrow

Bill Hunter (12 January 2016) - [Seegmiller Marsh & Spring Pond Park] - 17 species:
   -- Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Say's Phoebe, Northern Mockingbird, White-crowned Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Sparrow

Tracy Taylor (10 January 2016) - Gunlock Reservoir & SP] - 14 species total:
     -- Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Red-winged Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch

Kevin Wheeler (9 January 2016) - [Touquerville, UT] - Peregrine Falcon.

Bill Hunter (5 January 2016) - [Sun River Golf Curse] - Golden Eagle.

Mike Schijf (5 January 2016) - [Tonaquint Nature Center, St George, UT] - 30 species:
     -- Mute Swan, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Mourning Dove, Western Screech-Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Shawn Langston (4 January 2016) - [Riverside Marsh, St. George, UT] - 23 species total:
     -- Mallard, Common Merganser, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, COMMON GALLINULE,  American Coot, Greater Roadrunner, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch, House Sparrow

Kevin Wheeler (4 January 2016) - [Hurricane, UT] - Eurasian Wigeon.

Stephanie Greenwood (3 January 2016) - [Hurricane Fields] - Red-shouldered Hawk.

Maurice DeMille (1 January 2016) - [Confluence Park, St. George, UT] - LARK BUNTING. Male non-breeding. Photos taken. By the entrance road. 21 species total:
    -- Mallard, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, European Starling, American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Kevin Wheeler (1 January 2016) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir & SP] - 24 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck,
Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler
    -- [Hurricane Fields] - Sagebrush Sparrow

Dec 2015

Maurice DeMille (30 December 2015) -[Hurricane, UT] - EURASIAN WIGEON.  Rufous head with buffy forehead, gray body. First reported by Van Remsen and Russell Schreiner. Poor photo, it was taken at a great distance. 28 speices total:
      -- Wood Duck, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Gambel's Quail, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Phoebe, Rock Wren, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Van Remsen (29 December 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 21 species total:
     -- Northern Harrier, Greater Roadrunner, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Common Raven, Verdin, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, American Robin, American Pipit, Phainopepla, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's), Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Bill Compton (28 December 2015) - [Stonebridge Pond, St. George, UT] - 22 species total:
      -- American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Say's Phoebe, Northern Mockingbird, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Shawn Langston (28 December 2015) - [Virgin River Trail, Bloomington, UT] - Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Verdin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, American Pipit, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch

Van Remsen (28 December 2015) - [Wilson's Pecan and Pecan Orchard, w of Hurricane, UT] - 
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW. My eye was drawn to a slightly larger sparrow among the WCSPs, and later relocated for photos (cropped). This was within 25 yds of the 25 MPH sign at the N end of the orchard. Also White-winged Dove. 18 species total.
      -- [Hurricane, UT] -EURASIAN WIGEON. When first found, not associating with main wigeon flocks (see cropped, distant photos below), but then flew off into adjacent fields with Americans. Also Snow Geese. 40 species total: [highlights:] ...Wood Duck,... Bald Eagle... Ferruginous Hawk,...Prairie Falcon,... American Pipit, ...Savannah Sparrow, ...

John Schijf (28 December 2015) - [Rocket Mesa] - Hairy Woodpecker, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Western Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco

Van Remsen (27 December 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center, St. George, UT] - Black-crowned Night Heron, Great Egret, Western Screech Owl, Lincoln Sparrow. 33 species total.
     -- [Washington, UT] - Costa's Hummingbird. Photos through window. Tentative age/sex on bird #2 -- markings on throat may indicate young male.

Van Remsen (26 December 20150 - [Red Cliffs Desert Reserve] - LARK BUNTING. My eye was drawn to a slightly larger, chunkier bird loosely associated with massive WCSP flock as it flew, and in flight I could see immediately that it was a LARB by its distinctive white wing patches and tail corners on a relatively broad tail. It perched briefly in the open at ca. 50 yds in good light, at which point the white leading edge of the folded wing was conspicuous as were the profuse, sharply defined streaks. As I raised my camera, it flew; I was unable to relocate it despite walking the area for another half-hour.

Shawn Langston (22 December 2015] - [Riverside Marsh, St. George, UT] - 21 species total:
     -- Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Northern Flicker, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Crissal Thrasher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Kevin Wheeler (17 December 2015) - [Hurricane, UT] - Great Horned Owl.

Bryan Simonson (13 December 2015) - [Washington Fields] - Snow Goose, Greater Roadrunner, Crissal's Thrasher. 16 species.

Kenny Benge (12 December 2015) - [Zion National Park] - California Condor.

Shawn Langston (11 December 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center, St. George, UT] - Black-crowned Night Heron, Verdin, Bushtit, American Pipit, Lincoln Sparrow. 27 species total.

Kenny Benge (11 December 2015) - [Confluence Park, St. George, UT] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Wild Turkey, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Spotted Towhee,

Maurice DeMille (10 December 2015)  - [Sand Hollow Reservoir & SP] - 25 species total:
      -- American Wigeon, Mallard, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Rock Wren, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow

Kenny Benge (8 December 2015) - [Zion National Park] - Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Rebecca Bonebrake (8 December 2015) - [New harmony, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker.

Russell Schreiner (8 December 2015) - [Washington, UT] - Anna's Hummingbird.

John Schijf (8 December 2015) - [Washington Fields] - Wilson's Snipe.  [St. George GC] - Neotropic Cormorant.

John Schijf (7 December 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center, St. George, UT] - 15 species:
     -- Mute Swan, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, American Coot, Belted Kingfisher, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Lesser Goldfinch

Kevin Wheeler (3 December 20115) - [Warner Valley SE of Sand Mtn] - Cactus Wren.

Shawn Langston (2 December 2015) - [Virgin River Trail] - Common Yellowthroat. Seen moving in and out of marshy vegetation near the water. Small songbird with yellow throat, yellow vent, and black markings around the eyes (mask was not as extensive as in breeding males). Uniform olive-brown above.

Lucy Ormond (2 December 2015) - [Kolob Terrace Road] - Tundra Swan.

Maurice DeMille (1 December 2015) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - 33 species total:
     --  American Wigeon, Mallard, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coo, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Black Phoebe, Common Raven, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Nov 2015

John Schijf (29 November 2015) - [Bloomington, UT] - Neotropic Cormorant. Juvenile and adult on Bloomington Hills pond off Bloomington Hills Dr.

Maurice DeMille (21 November 2015) - [Confluence Park, St George, UT] - 37 species total:
      -- Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Verdin, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

HG (12 November 2015) - [Washington City, UT] - Peregrine Falcon.

Rebecca Bonebrake (12 November 2015) - [New Harmony, UT] - Townsend's Solitaire.

Jay Langford (8 November 29015) - [Springs Park] - 21 species total:
      -- Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Snow Goose, Gadwall, American, Mallard, American Coot, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Crissal Thrasher, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow , Abert's Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch

Sherree Sheide (7 November 2015) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon. 26 species total.

Jay Langford (5 November 2015) - [Emerald Pools Trail, Zion NP] - Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Bushtit, Pygmy Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow (oriantha), Spotted Towhee

EV Armatage (2 November 2015) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - 17 species:  Mallard, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Loggerhead Shrike, Verdin, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Shawn Langston (1 November 2015) - [Bloomington, UT] -  Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Oct 2015

Maurice Woodruff (31 October 2015) - [Rockville, UT] - 11 species total:
      --  Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, Juniper Titmouse, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird,  American Pipit, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, American Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak
    
 -- [Tonaquint Nature Center] - American Wigeon.

Maurice DeMille (26 October 2015)- [Confluence Park, St George, UT] - 17 species total: [highlights:] Bushtit, ... Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle),...

Elliott Casper (24 October 2015) - [Upper Sand Cove Reservoir] - 18 species total:
       -- Mallard, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American Coot, Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher, Say's Phoebe, Canyon Wren, Marsh Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Great-tailed Grackle

Joshua Neill (24 October 2015) - [Joshua Tree Rd., Mohave Desert]. 9 species total:
      -- Great Horned Owl, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Cactus Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Black-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Bryant Olsen (20 October 2015) - [Stratton Pond, Hurricane, UT] - 28 species:  [highlights:] ...
Virginia Rail, ... Verdin,

Suzi Holt (15 October 2015) - [Seegmiller Marsh] - Wilson's Snipe, Vermillion Flycatcher.

Daniel Sachse (15 October 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - Eastern Phoebe.

Maurice DeMille (14 October 2015) - [Washington Fields] - 29 species total:  [highlights:] ... Greater Roadrunner... Savannah Sparrow,... Lincoln's Sparrow,...

Chris Rohner (12 October 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - Common Yellowthroat, Townsend's Warbler.

Kevin Wheeler (12 October 2015) - [Zion NP]:  Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Bushtit, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Chris Rohner (11 October 2015) - [Zion NP] - California Condor.

Chris Rohner (10 October 2015) - [Skyline Pond, St George, UT] - Red Crossbill.

Donel Jensen (10 October 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - American Redstart.

Shawn Langston (8 October 2015) - [Boots Cox Park] - Vermillion Flycatcher.

Maurice DeMille (7 October 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 35 species total:  [highlights:] ...Wood Duck, ... Greater Roadrunner, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker,... Dusky Flycatcher, ?Pacific Slope Flycatcher, ... Verdin, ... Black-tailed Gnatcatcher... Swainson's Thrush,...Cassin's Finch...

Kevin Wheeler (6 October 2015) [Santa Clara River above Gunlock Reservoir] - Common Black Hawk.

Maurice DeMille (5 October 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - 30 species total: [highlights:] ... Belted Kingfisher,...Black Phoebe, ... Bewick's Wren, ... Wilson's Warbler,... Lincoln's Sparrow, ...

Maurice DeMille
(1 October 2015) - [Seegmiller Marsh & Springs Park Pond] - Neotropic Cormorant.

Sep 2015

Maurice DeMille (30 September 2015) - [Grafton Road] - Common Poorwill. It had short, rounded wings, with a short tail and no wing bars. Driving from Grafton to Rockville, just past Grafton Cemetary it was catching insects just off the side of the road as my high beam headlights caught it. I stopped and watched it for a couple of minutes as it would occasionally pass through the light of the headlights. I got very good looks.

Matt Fischer (26 September 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - White-winged Dove.

Kevin Wheeler (26 September 26, 2015) - [Zion NP] - Williamson's Sapcucker.

Shawn Langston (25 September 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - Verdin.

Dave and Pat Croft (25 September 2015) - [Zion NP] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Lark Sparrow

Pat Lueders (25 September 2015)- [Grafton] - 27 species total:  -- Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Summer Tanager, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Ken Schneider (23 September 2015) - [Sandhollow Reservoir] - 14 species:   -- Mallard, Northern Shoveler, American Coot, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Say's Phoebe, Verdin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, House Finch

Rick Stronks
(20 September 2015) - [Confluence Park] - Verdin.

Taylor Abbott (20 September 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 26 species: [highlights] ... Red-naped Sapsucker,..., Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike,... Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Cedar Waxwing,... Townsend's Warbler,... Lincoln's Sparrow, ..., Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting...

Stephanie Greenwood (19 September 2015)- [Pine Valley Wilderness Park & Reservoir] - 19 species:   -- White-throated Swift, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, American Goldfinch

Barbara Larson (17 September 20150 - [Sandhollow Reservoir] - Lesser Yellowlegs.

Kenneth Blackshaw (17 September 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Park] - Cooper's Hawk.

Shawn Langston (16 September 2015) - [Riverside Marsh, St. George] - 27 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Barn Swallow, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Crissal Thrasher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Maurice DeMille (16 September 2015) - [Confluence Park, St. George] - VAUX'S SWIFT. Dark gray-brown, shorter tail, no white, smaller than White-throated Swift. Flyover, by the time I realized what it was I was only able to snap one quick photo. 44 species total:
     -- Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Vaux's Swift, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Western Wood-Pewee, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Blue Grosbeak,  Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

John Schijf (13 September 2015) - [Forest Park, St George] - Hooded Oriole.

Matt Fischer (12 September 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center, St George] - 21 species total:
     --  Mute Swan, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Verdin, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Abert's Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Scott Freeman (11 September 2015) - [Taylor Creek Trail, Zion NP] - 16 species total:
     -- Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Plumbeous Vireo, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Virginia's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Western Tanager

Ryan Schain (10 September 2015) - [Pa'rus Trail, Zion NP] - Black-throated Sparrow.

Ryan Schain (9 September 2015) - [Zion NP] - 19 species total:   --  Great Blue Heron, White-throated Swift, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

John Schijf (8 September 2015) - [Seegmiller Marsh - Springs Park Pond] - Greater White-fronted Goose.

Maurice DeMille (7 September 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 26 species total:  --  Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Eared Grebe, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, ZONE-TAILED HAWK, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer,
Mourning Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Cactus Wren, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Lesser Goldfinch

Aug 2015

Shawn Langston (31 August 2015) - [Beaver Mountain Dam Rd] - 16 species total:
    -- Northern Flicker, Gray Flycatcher, Gray Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay,
Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Orange-crowned Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Bullock's Oriole

Maurice DeMille (31 August 2015) - [Leed's Canyon] - 21 species total:
    -- Gambel's Quail, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove,
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch , House Sparrow

John Schifj (31 August 2015) - Seegmiller Marsh-Spring Pond] - Hooded Oriole. 10 species total.

Zach Poland (29 August 2015) - [Visitor Center, Zion NP] - Cassin's Kingbird.

Maurice DeMille (29 August 2015) - [Kolob Terrace] - 12 species total:
    -- Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Lewis's Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, White-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, White-crowned Sparrow , Cassin's Finch

Janice H Gardner (28 August 2015) - [Lava Point, Zion NP] - 32 species total:
      --  Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Mourning Dove, Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, House Wren, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Pine Siskin

George Webb (25 August 2015) - [Shivwits, Santa Clara Creek] -  Common Black Hawk.

George Webb (24 August 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 21 species:
    --  Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Greater Yellowlegs, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, House Sparrow

Kenny Frisch (23 August 2015) - A Pacific-slope Flycatcher was heard at Lytle Ranch and reported to the Records Committee with a recording of the song.

Shawn Langston (7 August 20150 - [Riverside Marsh, St George] - Gambel's Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Crissal Thrasher, Lucy's Warbler, Abert's Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, House Sparrow

Maurice DeMille (6 August 2015) - [Confluence Park, St George] - Bell's Vireo. Near the confluence of Ash Creek and the Virgin River. 44 species total:
    -- Gambel's Quail, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Gray Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Verdin,
Brown Creeper, Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin,
Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Phainopepla, Yellow Warbler, Abert's Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, House Sparrow

Bob Schallman (4 August 2015) - [Zion Canyon Campground] - Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Lesser Nighthawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Robin, House Sparrow

Jul 2015

Shawn Langston (28 July 2015) - [Riverside Marsh] - 20 species total:
   -- Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Sora, Common Gallinule, American Coot, Spotted Sandpiper, White-winged Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Verdin, Yellow Warbler, Abert's Towhee, Great-tailed Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Nick Varvel (25 July 2015) - [Zion National Park] - 12 species total:
    -- Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, White-throated Swift, Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Von Welch (25 July 2015) - [Grafton] - Common Black Hawk. Calling from a dead tree. We found it at the end of the road that goes west from the school and ends in a loop before a no tresspassing gate. The dead tree was west and slightly north of the gate. 15 species total:
   -- Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Rock Wren, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Phainopepla, Yellow-breasted Chat, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lesser Goldfinch

Mac Williams (21 July 2015 - [Crawdad Canyon Climbing Park] - 19 species total:
   --  Band-tailed Pigeon, Greater Roadrunner, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Canyon Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Summer Tanager, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Maurice DeMille (12 July 2015) - [Beaver Dam Wash, Lytle Ranch] - 34 species total:  [highlights]:  .. White-winged Dove, ... Greater Roadrunner,... BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER,..., Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, ... Cactus Wren,... Blue Grosbeak,...

Suzi Holt (10 July 2015) - [Utah Hill] - 12 species total:
    -- Cooper's Hawk, Greater Roadrunner, Black-chinned Sparrow.

Maurice DeMille (9 July 2015) - [Confluence Park] - 36 species total:  [highlights:]  ...Wild Turkey,... Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird,...Canyon Wren,... Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, ... Black-throated Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Blue Grosbeak,...

Matt Fischer (4 July 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - 18 species total:
    --  Mute Swan, Mallard, Gambel's Quail, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, WHITE-WINGED DOVE, Black Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Abert's Towhee, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Daniel Cornelius (2 July 2015) - [Bur Sage Trail, Kayenta] - Hooded Oriole.

Daniel Nron (2 July 2015) - [East Mesa Trail] - Turkey Vulture, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Canyon Wren, Western Bluebird, Grace's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow

Jun 2015

John Schijf (29 June 2015) - [Forest Park, St George] - Anna's Hummingbird.

Matt Fischer (20 June 2015)- [Brooks Nature Park] -  Costa's Hummingbird, Lucy's Warbler.

Jeff Hardy (20 June 2015) - [Zion NP Visitors Center &CG] - Summer Tanager, Western Bluebird. 12 species total.
   -- [Angel's Landing] - 9 species total:  Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, SPOTTED OWL, Violet-green Swallow, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Hermit Thrush, Yellow Warbler

Daniel Cornelius (16 June 2015) - [Brooks Nature Park, St George] - Phainopepla, Hooded Oriole, Cassin's Finch.

Bill Hunter (16 June 2015) - [Confluence Park, St. George] - Greater Roadrunner, Crissal's Thrasher. 13 species total.

Shawn Langston (15 June 2015) [ Riverside Marsh, St. George] - Bell's Vireo. 22 species total.

Shawn Langston (11 June ) - [Stratton Pond, St. George] - Neotropic Cormorant.

Taylor Abbott (7 June 2015) - [Washington Fields] - 13 species total:
    -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Greater Roadrunner, Burrowing Owl, Lesser Nighthawk, Say's Phoebe, House Wren, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Blue Grosbeak, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Maurice DeMille (7 June 2015) - [Grafton] - Common Blackhawk.

Sherree Sheide (6 June 2015) -[Grafton] - 32 species total:
    --  Gambel's Quail, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel,
Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, 
Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow , Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Phainopepla, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Black-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bill Hunter (6 June 2015) - [Sunriver Golf Course] - Greater Roadrunner, Hooded Oriole. 16 species total. Birds at feeders or in and around golf course behind house. All considered "backyard" birds.

Steve Butterworth (6 June 2015) - [Utah Hill] - 12 species total:
    -- Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Gray Vireo, Common Raven, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Spotted Towhee, Black-chinned Sparrow, Lesser Goldfinch

Shyloh Robinson (5 June 2015) - [Virgin, UT] - Inca Dove.

May 2015

Andrew Lamoreaux (31 May 2015) - [Bryce Canyon NP] - Pygmy Nuthatch. 9 species total.

Andrew Lamoreaux (29 May 2015) - [Lytle Ranch/Beaver Dam Slope] - SCOTT'S ORIOLE, Cactus Wren. 44 species.
    -- [Rockville] - Vermillion Flycatcher. Two adult males and two adults females - two pairs. One male seen doing display flights. Other pair may be nesting already.

Nickilas Paulson (25 May 2015) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - PACIFIC LOON in breeding plumage. Least Sandpiper, Inca Dove. 29 species total.

Shyloh Robinson (25 May 2015) - [Gunlock Reservoir] - Green Heron.

Bill Hunter (25 May 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 64 species total: [hightlights]:...Common Black Hawk...White-winged Dove,... Greater Roadrunner... Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird,...Ladder-backed Woodpecker...Willow Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Black Phoebe,... Ash-throated Flycatcher, Brown-crested Flycatcher...BLACK-TAILED GNAT CATCHER...Yellow-breasted Chat... Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting... Hooded Oriole...

Shyloh Robinson (24 May 2015) - [Beaver Dam Slope] - 21 species total:  [highlights]: ... Brown-crested Flycatcher...Loggerhead Shrike, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Bendire's Thrasher, Crissal Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow...
   -- [Confluence Park] - 34 species total: ... YELLOW-BILLED COOKOO, White-throated Swift...Prairie Falcon... Cassin's Kingbird...Blue Grosbeak...

Kenny Frisch (24 May 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 53 species total: [highlights]...Common Black Hawk...White-winged Dove...Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Ladder-backed Woodpecker... Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, PACIFIC SLOPE FLYCATCHER...Ash-throated Flycatcher, BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER..., Bell's Vireo...Yellow-breasted Chat...Summer Tanager... BLUE GROSBEAK, INDIGO BUNTING... Hooded Oriole...

Shyloh Robinson (23 May 2015) - [Old Highway, Shivwits] - 18 species total:
    -- Mallard, Gambel's Quail, COMMON BLACK HAWK, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Bell's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Verdin, Northern Mockingbird, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Abert's Towhee, Black-chinned Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Weston Smith (May 18) - [Stratton Pond] - Greater White-fronted Goose (continuing)
   -- (17 May 2015) - [Gunlock Reservoir] - 45 species total: [hightlights]... COMMON BLACK HAWK...Verdin... Canyon Wren...Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow...

Austin Spence
(10 May 2015) - [Virgin River Trail] - LEAST BITTERN. Black back and black top of the head, orange beak, brown head, light underside. Found in the riverside Virgin River trail hopping around the bottom of the plants by the riverside.

Rick Fridell (9 May 2015) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - This morning (5/9), the Sommerfelds located a flamingo at Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co. We were extremely surprised to watch this bird swimming in the middle of the reservoir with a large raft of Western Grebes. None of us have much experience with flamingos, but we didn't know they swim around in deep water. It remained quite a ways out in the middle of the reservoir, but we think it must be a Lesser Flamingo due to what appeared to be an all dark bill and dark extending up around the eye. Kevin and Pam Wheeler just relocated it in the same area with the same flock of grebes this afternoon 2:40 to 3:00 ish. Pretty cool to see this exotic bird here in SW Utah.

Shaun Langston (9 May 2015) - [Tonaquint Park] - BLACKPOLL WARBLER. Continuing. Black-capped (like the chickadee), white cheeks and white underneath with dark streaks on the flanks. Seen between the cemetery and the pond. Got good looks for about 3 seconds before it disappeared.

Rick Fridell (8 May 2015) - [Tonaquint Park] - Today I broke a long birding fast and visited Tonaquint Park in St. George. There was a lot of warbler activity highlighted by a couple nice surprises including a male Blackpoll Warbler and a Northern Waterthrush. There was also a couple Myrtle Warblers with a flock of Audubon's Yellow-rumps, a male Wilson's Warbler, an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Common Yellowthroat and several Yellow Warblers. The blackpoll was frequenting the strip of trees between the pond and cemetery and the waterthrush was in the dense wet pond outflow area.

Bryant Olsen  -- (2-3 May) - [Grafton] - [highlights:]...Common Poorwill (heard), ...Costa's Hummingbird... Cassin's Kingbird... Green-tailed Towhee... Black-chinned Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow...Blue-winged Teal... Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon, Horned Grebe...Lewis's Woodpecker, Red-naped Sapsucker...

Taylor Abbott (23 May 2015) - [Dalton Wash Road] - Rufous-crowned Sparrow.
   -- [Zion NP] - 18 species total: Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, SPOTTED OWL, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak

Josh Longhenry (2 May 2015)m - [Tonaquint Park]  - Harris's Sparrow. One 2nd year, head and throat area not completely black yet, HASP flew down on the trail in front of me, surprised me but able to get an out of focus picture. Feeding along the edges of the trail next to the pond.

Apr 2015

Rachel LeBlanc (27 April 2015) - [Zions RV Park, Hurricane] - Common Gallinule, Mourning Dove,
Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Cameron Lefevre (26April 2015)- [Riverside Walk, Zion NP]  California Condor.

Kenny Frisch (25 April 2015) - [Grafton] - 37 species total:
   -- Mallard, Common Merganser, Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Great Blue Heron, Broad-winged Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Poorwill, Black-chinned Hummingbird,
Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, American Crow,
Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow,
Lincoln's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Weston Smith (21 April 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 58 species total:
   -- Gambel's Quail, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Verdin, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Cactus Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Bendire's Thrasher, Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla,  Orange-crowned Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Abert's Towhee, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Scott's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak, House Sparrow

Norman Parrish
(20 April 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - Pacific Wren. Stubby tail, very small, quite dark is what was observed. it was a very quick look not allowing time to get photo. waited around for some time without luck. if I was back home in northern Alberta it would have reported as a winter wren which is quite common up there.

Bill Hunter (18 April 2025) - [Sandhollow Reservoir] - 33 species total:
   --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Gambel's Quail, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe,
Clark's Grebe, Snowy Egret, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Red-necked Phalarope, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Cactus Wren, White-crowned Sparrow

Pat Lucas (18 April 2015] - [Wildcat Canyon Trail] - 14 species total:
   --  Golden Eagle, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Dark-eyed Junco

Mark Thal (11 April 2015) - [Zion National Park] - Spotted Owl. Know past breeding area. Female started making high pitched rising toweeeeeip about 40 minutes after sunset. She called 5 times slowly making her way up the canyon and I was able to record 3 of them. I saw her fly(Approx 3' wingspan and very broad wings with a relatively short tail) onto the cliff just above my head and call, and then I saw her fly farther up canyon. I heard no males. 10 species total:
   -- Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Spotted Owl, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatche, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Lesser Goldfinch

Bryant Olsen (7 April 2015) - [Stratton Pond] - 35 species total:
   --  Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Common Goldeneye,
Ruddy Duck, Gambel's Quail, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Bell's Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Verdin, Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Great-tailed Grackle, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (6 April 2015) - [Springdale] - Rufous-crowned Sparrow. 14 species total:
   -- White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black Phoebe, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jared Davidson (5 April 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - Black-tailed Gnatcatcher. 20 species seen:
   -- Gambel's Quail, Wild Turkey, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Loggerhead Shrike, Bell's Vireo, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,  Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Mar 2015

Shawn Langston (18 Mar 2015) - [Virgin River Trail] - Swamp Sparrow. I assume this is the continuing bird from this winter but I can't say for sure. Seen under the bridge on river left. Rufous crown, white throat bordered by distinct malar stripes, rufous wings, grayish flanks, and dark streaks on back. Plumage seemed fresher than when I saw it last. I only got a brief look before it flew into dense vegetation where it stayed.

Kenny Frisch (15 Mar 2015) - [Zion-Kolob Canyon] - 18 species total:  [hightlights]... Acorn Woodpecker (near Whispering Pines), Red-naped Sapsucker,... Steller's Jay,... Juniper Titmouse,... Pygmy Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire...

Bill Hunter (14 Mar 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center & Park] - Tundra Swans were beautiful white jewels on blue water against the vivd green of the golf course. Birds were on the lower pond, visible from Dixie Drive. Birds seemed to have a more rounded appearance at feather line, base of bill... bill black. 29 species total: [highlights]  ...Tundra Swan, American Wigeon,... Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck,... Great Egret, Cooper's Hawk...Black Phoebe, Steller's Jay (Interior),... Abert's Towhee,...

Norman Parrish (13 Mar 2015)  - [Lytle Ranch] - 22 species total:
   -- Green-winged, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Greater Roadrunner, Belted Kingfisher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Verdin, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow
   -- [Beaver Dam Slope] - Cactus Wren

John Schijf (9 Mar 2015) - [Forest Park, St George] - Anna's Hummingbird;
   -- [Bloomington Hills North] - Hooded Oriole

Bill Hunter (9 Mar 2015) - [Snow Canyon-main campground] - Mourning Dove, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, Chipping Sparrow

John Schijf (8 Mar 2015) - [Bloomington Hills North] - Costa's Hummingbird

Heather Bateman (8 Mar 2015) - [St George] -  White-throated Swift, Rock Wren, Northern Mockingbird

Daniel Sachse (7 May 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 17 species total:
   --  Cinnamon Teal, Gambel's Quail, Northern Flicker, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Phainopepla, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Daniel Sachse (6 May 2015) -  [Confluence Park, St. George] - Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Verdin, Rock Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch

Feb 2015

Colton Prins (21 Feb 2015) - [Zion National Park] - 28 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal (American), Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, White-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco

Ron Andersen (20 Feb 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW.

George Webb (19 Feb 2015) - [St. George fields] -
   -- Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher,
White-crowned Sparrow

Bill Hunter (18 Feb 2015) - [Kolob Terrace Rd to Kolob Reservoir] - 
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Dusky Grouse, Cooper's Hawk, Lewis's Woodpecker, Acorn Woodpecker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Horned Lark, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin

Shawn Langston (18 Feb 2015) - [Riverside Marsh, St George] - White-winged Dove.

Nate Brown (17 Feb 2015) - [Hurricane] - Inca Dove.

Don Olson (17 Feb 2015) - [Wintook Dr., Ivins] - Costa's Hummingbird. Adult male in magnificent plumage in full sun enjoying abnormally warm Spring.

Michael Lester (15 Feb 2015) - [Lytle Ranch] - 36 species seen: [highlights]: ...Gambel's Quail...Wild Turkey...Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker (hybrid), Ladder-backed Woodpecker,...
Mountain Chickadee, Verdin...Cactus Wren,... Hermit Thrush,..., Phainopepla,...Lincoln's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow,... Golden-crowned Sparrow,...

Shawn Langston
(13 Feb 2015) - [Honeymoon Trail cutoff, UT-AZ border] -
   --  Common Raven, Horned Lark, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Cactus Wren, Sage Thrasher, Black-throated Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow

John Schijf (12 Feb 2015) - [Forest Park, Saint George] - 16 species total:
   --  Mallard, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird,
House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Dave Hanscom (5 Feb 2015) - [Stratton Pond] -  16 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, GREATER SCAUP, Lesser Scaup, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Maurice DeMille (5 Feb 2015) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - 10 species total:
   -- Northern Shoveler, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, RED-THROATED LOON, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Ring-billed Gull

Dave Hanscom (5 Feb 2015) - [Pecan Grove, Hurricane] - Red-headed Woodpecker.

Shawn Langston (4 Feb 2015) - [Bloomington] - 154 species total.
   -- Canada Goose, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Anna's Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Northern Mockingbird,
White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Steve Hedges (3 Feb 2015) - [Boots Cox Park] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Phoebe, Say's Phoebe, Vermilion Flycatcher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, American Pipit, House Finch, House Sparrow

Keeli Marvel (1 Feb 2015) - [West Sand Hollow Rd, Sand Hollow SP] - Cactus Wren, Brewer's Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow

Anonymous (1 Feb 2015) - [Grafton] - Greater Roadrunner.

Jan 2015

Daniel Sachse (31 Jan 2015) - [Brooks Nature Park] - Verdin, Brown Thrasher. 16 species total.
 
Billy Fennimore
(31 Jan  2015)  [Welcome Spring] - RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW.

Alan McDonald (31 Jan 2015) - [Watchman Trail, Zion National Park] -  California Condor, Golden Eagle, Bushtit

Rick Fridell (30 Jan 2015) - [Sand Hollow State Park] - 29 species total:...GREATER SCAUP...Common Loon...
   -- [Quail Creek Reservoir] - Red-breasted Merganser. 17 species total.


Kathy Beyer
(18 Jan 2015) - [Hurricane and surrounding areas]:
   --  A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, originally found by Bryan Shirley, was seen again this afternoon at the Snow Canyon State Park campground. The bird's plumage is mid-transition between juvenile and adult. Also, an Anna's Hummingbird was visiting a campground feeder.
   -- The Brown Thrasher was still at Brooks Nature Park this morning.
   --Yesterday at Lytle Ranch, the Purple Finch, Red-breasted Sapsucker and Golden-crowned Sparrow were all seen.
   -- Also yesterday, the Red-headed Woodpecker and Red-shouldered Hawk were at the Hurricane pecan grove.
   -- On Friday, the Pacific Loon was still present at Quail Creek State Park.

Stephanie Greenwood (17 Jan 2015) - [Seegmiller Marsh and Spring Park Pond] - 11 species:
   -- Ross's Goose, Cackling Goose...

Donel Jensen (17 Jan 2015)- [Stratton Pond] -
   -- Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, GREATER SCAUP, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Belted Kingfisher, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch

Rick Fridell (16 Jan 2015) - [Washington Fields and Seegmiller Fields] - 33 species total:
   -- Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Cackling Goose... Virginia Rail, Sora,...Burrowing Owl... Prairie Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, ... Northern Mockingbird... American Pipit, Abert's Towhee, Savannah Sparrow...

Bill Hunter (12 Jan 2015) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - Pacific Loon has been around for some time. Reported by Rick Fridell, Tim Avery. 25 species seen:...

Bill Hunter (12 Jan 2015) - [Hurricane] -  Red-shouldered Hawk... Red-headed Woodpecker... RED-SHOULDERED HAWK...RED-HEADED WOODPECKER... Ladder-backed Woodpecker, ..., Merlin, Vermilion Flycatcher...Verdin, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper,...

Bill Hunter (12 Jan 2015) - [Rockville] - 11 species total:
   -- Gambel's Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Verdin, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), House Finch

Sirpa Grierson (11 Jan 2015) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - 16 species total:
    --  Mute Swan, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Great Egret, American Coot, Inca Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Steller's Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Abert's Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow

Rick Fridell (7 Jan 20125) - [Lytle Ranch] - 28 species total: [highlights]: ...Greater Roadrunner,
Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker..., Merlin,... Verdin, Bushtit,...Hermit Thrush, ... PURPLE FINCH (Western)...

Shyloh Robinson (7 Jan 2015) - [Quail Creek Reservoir] - 31 species total:  [highlights]  ...
Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Eared Grebe... BROWN PELICAN,... Canyon Wren... American Pipit,...

Dec 2014

Rick Fridell (19 Dec 2014) - This Chestnut-sided Warbler was still present at Lytle Ranch (Washington Co.) this afternoon (12/19). It was first observed in the 'yard area' near the old house site and later in the cottonwoods along the fence north of the small trailer (with the Sommerfelds).  There was also a Red-breasted Sapsucker (first-winter, and apparently of the ruber subspecies) at the north edge of the orchard near the pomegranates...

Lucy Ormond (15 Dec 2014) - [Pecan Orchard / 920 W, Hurricane, UT] -
   -- Cooper's Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Red-headed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Merlin, Vermilion Flycatcher, Common Raven, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco

Rick Fridell (14 Dec 2014) - Today, I observed a hatch-year Red-headed Woodpecker in the pecan orchard along 920 West in Hurricane, Washington Co. UT (810 South 920 West)...

Stephanie Greenwood (12 Dec 2014) - [Saint George, UT] - White-winged Dove

John Roberts (7 Dec 2014) - I saw a Ross's Goose at ivins res today 12/7/14 with a group of canada geese. Thought at 1st it was a snow goose but closer look with spotting scope Ross Goose.

Lucy Ormond (6 Dec 2014) - [Zion National Park] - California Condor

Rick Fridell (6 Dec 2014) - I'll start with the best! This morning there was a flock of Pine Grosbeaks in the oaks on the northeast side of Kolob Reservoir. There were at least 18 individuals present, all females... Pacific Loon: at Quail Creek State Park; both yesterday evening and today it was with a Common Loon on the reservoir near the entrance station. Three Tundra Swans remaining at Sand Hollow State Park, usually in the southeast corner...Male Barrow's Goldeneye at Sand Hollow State Park, usually off the main boat ramp area...Acorn Woodpeckers are remaining in the Kolob Meadows... Lewis's Woodpeckers: I counted 30 to 40 in the aspens and oaks around the cabin northwest of the Kolob Reservoir inflow...Male Vermilion Flycatcher remaining in Santa Clara in pastures along Gates Lane.

Shawn Langston (3 Dec 2014) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - 29 species:
   -- Mute Swan, American Wigeon, Mallard, Mallard (Domestic type), Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, 
Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Great Egret, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk,
Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black Phoebe, 
Verdin, Rock Wren, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Abert's Towhee, Song Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow,
White-crowned Sparrow (Mountain), House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Shawn Langston (2 Dec 2014) - [Partridge Circle Pond, west of Hurricane] -
   -- Common Gallinule, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Song Sparrow

Shawn Langston (2 Dec 2014) - [Startton Pond, Hurricane, UT] - 31 species total:
   --  American Wigeon, Mallard, Mallard (Domestic type), Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe,
Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot,
Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Black Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Verdin, Bushtit, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Abert's Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Lesser Goldfinch

Nov 2014

Stephanie Greenwood (29 Nov 2014) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - Cooper's Hawk, Anna's Hummingbird, ...
  
-- [Hurricane Fields] - Loggerhead Shrike, Lincoln Sparrow

Shyloh Robison (29 Nov 2014) - [Kolob Terrace] - Acorn Woodpecker.... California Condor, Northern Goshawk,...Mountain Chickadee, Verdin, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Northern Mockingbird,...

Shawn Langston (28 Nov 2014) - [Fairview] - Ferruginous Hawk

Rick Fridell (19 Nov 2014) - [Sunriver Golf Course] - 28 species total:
   -- Snow Goose, Ross's Goose,...Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe,...Great Egret,...

Shawn Langston (13 Nov 2014) - [Tonaquint Nature Center and Park ] - 30 species:...White-winged Scoter, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Indian Peafowl (Domestic type),,,,Sharp-shinned Hawk, Zone-tailed Hawk,...Steller's Jay..., Mountain Chickadee, Verdin,...

Van Remsen (11 Nov 2014) - [Lytle Ranch] - With Russell Schreiner. ... Snow Goose, Sharp-shinned Hawk, ?Cooper's Hawk, Rock..., Verdin, Brown Creeper, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren,...Varied Thrush, Crissal Thrasher, Cedar Waxwing, Phainopepla,... Lincoln's Sparrow, ...

Shawn Langston (10 Nov 2014) - [Fairview Road] -  ...White-throated Swift,...Northern Mockingbird, American Redstart,...

Van Remsen (9 Nov 2014) - [Kolob Reservoir] - ... Lewis's Woodpecker, Steller's Jay,... American Pipit,...

Shawn Langston (4 Nov 2014) - [Riverside Marsh] - 19 species total: ... Bewick's Wren,...Northern Mockingbird, American Pipit, ...

Kathleen Robins (3 Nov 2014) - [Watchman Campground, Zion NP] - 13 species total:
   --  Gambel's Quail, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Pygmy Owl,..., Mountain Chickadee, Bushtit, White-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren,...

Oct 2014

Kathleen Robbins (31 Oct 2014) - [Sandhollow Reservoir] - Species seen: ..., Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie,...

Shawn Langston (31 Oct 2014) - [Virgin River Trail] - 14 Species seen:
   -- ... Belted Kingfisher, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, ... Verdin, ..., Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's),...

Rachel Le Blanc (29 Oct 2014) - ...[Virgin River--Partridge Circle Pond] - Common Gallinule...[Grafton] - ...Wild Turkey, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, ... Mountain Chickadee,... Western Bluebird, ... Hermit Thrush,..., Lincoln's Sparrow,...

Shawn Langston (29 Oct 2014) - [Confluence Park, St. George] - 26 species total:
   -- Gambel's Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk, Greater Roadrunner, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Rock Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Abert's Towhee, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch
   --[Riverside Marsh] - Crissal Thrasher.

Rachel Le Blanc (28 Oct 2014) - [Quail Cree Reservoir] - Osprey.

Rick Fridell (10 Oct 2014) - [Tonaquint Nature Center] - 21 species total:
   -- Wood Duck, ... Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker,...Northern Waterthrush (in thick area above bridge),...

Sep 2014

Daniel Froelich (2 Sep 2014) - [Angel's Landing] - California Condor.

Shawn Langston (2 Sep 2014) - [Riverside Marsh, St. George] - 14 species total:
   -- Sora, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Verdin, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Abert's Towhee, Song Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Aug 2014

Jeff Cooper (29 Aug 2014) - Although my wife and I were primarily on a vacation to visit national parks last weekend I took advantage of being in St George to check on the Black-Hawk nesting site I discovered back in May. I'd thought about the nesting pair many times and kept in touch with wildlife officials to see if they were successful breeders. I never got a confirmation that juveniles had been seen so I had to make at least one attempt to check the site while in St George. I was delighted to quickly find an adult that was hunting and really thrilled when I tracked down and photographed two juvenile Black-Hawks. I think I heard a third juvenile, but one adult was out of sight when I heard that call so I couldn't positively rule out the adult calling. When I was done I had observed both adults and two separate juveniles.

Rick Fridell (14 Aug 2014) - [Lava Point] -  This evening (8/14) I saw several Hermit Warblers in a large mixed flock at Lava Point, Zion National Park. I'm not sure exactly how many Hermit Warblers were present, but there were at least 8 or so. Most were first fall / female types, however, there were a few adult males present as well. I also saw 1 or 2 in a mixed flock near Whispering Pines in the Kolob Meadows.
   -- Other birds at least loosely associated with the Lava Point mixed flock included: [highlights]: ... Cassin's Vireo, Steller's Jay...Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler... Black-throated Gray Warbler, Townsend's Warbler...and Red Crossbill.

May 2014

Rick Fridell (26 May 20914) - Highlights around Washington Co. this weekend:
   --5/23 - Berry Springs Marsh - American Bittern
   --5/25 - Lytle Ranch - Swainson's Thrush; Northern Parula (singing)
   --5/26 Kolob Reservoir - Mexican Mallard intergrade
   --5/26 SR-9 Sewer Ponds (northeast pond) - Horned Grebe (breeding plumage, remaining since April)
   --5/26 Stratton Pond - Red-necked Phalarope
   --5/26 Lava Point, Zion National Park - Northern Goshawk (near ranger residence)
   --5/26 Kolob Terrace Road, Lower ZNP boundary - Cassin's Kingbird pair

Jeff Cooper (22 May 2014) - Washington County birding:
   --Tonaquint Park, St George: Western Tanager, Lesser Goldfinch, Yellow Warbler
 
 --Lytle Ranch: Bell's Vireo, Costa's Hummingbird, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat
   --Gunlock Reservoir:  Western Kingbird
   --Kolob Terrace Road: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Acorn Woodpecker, Virginia's Warbler, White-breasted Nuthatch
   --Lava Point Campground: Grace's Warbler
   --Washington County:  Common Blackhawk

Apr 2014

Kate (27 Apr 2014) - This morning we saw two Yellow Shafted Flickers in Mathis Park in St. George, Utah. Also one gorgeous Bullock's Oriole flew tree to a tree at the park. Many Violet-green Swallows were flying above and close to the Santa Clara River in the Mathis Park area.

David McCoy (26 Apr 2014) - ...At Gunlock Reservoir there were several Western Grebe and one Clark's along with numerous (50+) Eared Grebe. Also a flock of about 16 Ruddy Ducks and a few Lesser Scaup. Surprised to see Common Loon in numbers of about 30 apparently resting up waiting for better weather. The big surprise however occurred when we drove by the large copse of Cottonwoods between the reservoir and the town of Gunlock. There was a most beautiful COMMON BLACK HAWK perched at the verge keeping watch on the open riparian zone of the Santa Clara River...

Ron Hellstern (7 Apr 2014) - Although not on a "birding" trip, we saw the following while casually hiking in Zion National Park this past week: [highlights]  ... Black Phoebes, ...Canyon Wrens,...Stellars Jays, ...American Dippers, ...Western Kingbirds, ...

Mar 2014

Kate (28 Mar 2014) - Beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Cinnamon Teal on the Santa Clara River in the Mathis Park area in St. George.  Seen now for 3 days.

Feb 2014

Rick Fridell (9 Feb 2014) - I spent the day (2/8) birding around Washington County chasing lingering winter vagrants and uncovered a few new ones. The Kolob Terrace Road was still passable up to Kolob Meadows, albeit snowy north of the Wildcat TH area. There weren't many birds around up there, although I did see 3 Acorn Woodpeckers in an aspen copse near Whispering Pines. Other highlights around Washington Co. included:
    -- A(nother!) Red-shouldered Hawk in Virgin, just east of Town Hall.
    --I did not see the Red-shouldered Hawk in the orchard in Hurricane (along 920 West) although I saw the lingering Lewis's Woodpecker and an immature Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
   --The White-winged Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, and Red-necked Grebe were all still present at Sand Hollow State Park.
   --The 2 Neotropic Cormorants are back at Razor Ridge Pond; these guys are getting very cooperative.
   --Washington Fields hosted a large flock of Canada Geese along with 5-6 Snow Geese, 4-5 Cackling Geese, and 3 Greater White-fronted Geese.
   --The lingering Harris's Sparrow was foraging with a flock of White-crowned Sparrows on the point across the pond at Tonaquint Park, St. George.
   --Now that the milo field at Lytle Ranch has been mowed, the large Zonotrichia sparrow flock is spreading out and moving around, however, there were still 2 White-throated Sparrows and a Golden-crowned Sparrow along the edge of the pomegranate grove.
   --I was not able to relocate the Winter Wren at either Quail Creek State Park or the Santa Clara River, although I didn't spend much time at either location.

Eric Peterson (2 Feb 2014) - Decided to get out of the snow and pollution and head to St. George with a co-worker for a couple of days...We initially decided to hit Bryce Canyon and Zion on the way down since he had never seen either. We cut across Highway 20 to get to 89 and the snow got worse and worse. Along the way on 20 we saw a small flock of Bushtits and Horned Larks. We decided to give up on getting to Bryce and along 89 we saw lots of Bald and Golden Eagles. We saw some Wild Turkeys along the way also. I began to tell him about how magnificent Zion's rock walls. As we entered the park the clouds and fog was so bad you couldn't tell there was any great walls at all. We just drove through Zion and headed to Tonaquent Park where the sun was out and nice. We re-found the Harris's Sparrow with a flock of White-crowned Sparrows and the Mountain Chickadees hanging around. We then headed to Snow Canyon to see what we could find there. We found a very cooperative Canyon Wren and a Red-naped Sapsucker.
   --The next morning we headed to Lytle Ranch. It was pretty dead there. We found an Anna's Hummingbird hanging around and a few of the usual suspects. We were then on our way home but along the way stopped at Pine Valley Campgrounds and found some Pygmy Nuthatches. Along Highway 18 outside of Veyo there were huge flocks of Mountain Bluebirds. They were hard to photograph as the cars scream by on that road. The highlight of the trip for me was along highway 56 in the pinyon there was a huge flock of over 100 Pinyon Jays moving around. They were not a easy bunch of birds to photograph as they kept flushing when a car drove by and would move 200 yards in any direction.

Rick Fridell (2 Feb 2014) - This morning (2/2) I observed a Red-shouldered Hawk in a pecan orchard in Hurricane, Washington Co., UT. The orchard is along 920 West, southwest of the intersection of 650 South... The hawk was near the north end of the orchard.
   --I also stopped by Sand Hollow State Park this morning and observed the lingering Barrow's Goldeneye, White-winged Scoter, and Red-necked Grebe. There was also an adult Northern Shrike along the road below the west dam.
   --The SR-9 (Hurricane) sewer ponds had a nice flock of geese (remaining since Friday 1/31); along with a couple hundred Canada Geese, were 4-5 Snow Geese, 2 Greater White-fronted Geese, and a Cackling Goose.

Jan 2014

Rick Fridell (25 Jan 2014) - The St. George Winter Bird Festival field trip to Quail Creek, Stratton Pond, Sand Hollow State Park, and the Hurricane Fields was well attended and enjoyed some great weather. We also turned up some nice bird sightings. Highlights included views of some of the lingering vagrants (Barrow's Goldeneye and Red-necked Grebe) and several cooperative Cactus Wrens, Sage Thrashers, and Sagebrush Sparrows in the cholla cactus patch between Sand Hollow and the Hurricane Fields....
   -- Hurricane Fields: Ferruginous Hawk,... Prairie Falcon... Lewis's Woodpecker...


Tim Avery (18 Jan 2014) - DUNLIN at SR-9 sewage ponds. Kenny spotted it in the southeast most pond--the highest-- viewed from the gate on east end off the road to Sand Hollow....

Rick Fridell (14 Jan 2014) - This evening (01/14) the two Neotropic Cormorants from Razor Ridge Pond have moved to the Sullivan Soccer Park Pond along the Virgin River near Washington Bridge (along Washington Fields Road). Also the Streak-backed Oriole was observed the last couple days as well; 01/13 by Seth Topham and 01/14 by Marilyn and Keith Davis.

Rick Fridell (12 Jan 2014) - I finally took a break from the Streak-backed Oriole the last few days and relocated several lingering vagrants around Washington County ( Jan 11 and 12): including
   --Barrow's Goldeneye - Sand Hollow State Park, remaining since 2 Dec.
   --Red-necked Grebe - Sand Hollow State Park remaining since 19 Dec.
   --Neotropic Cormorants (2) - Razor Ridge Pond, remaining since 13 Dec.
   --Winter Wren - Quail Creek State Park inflow area, remaining since 27 Nov.
Also, there was a Northern Pygmy Owl hunting mice in the field adjacent to the Springdale Pond.

Rick Fridell (7 Jan 2014) - The Streak-backed Oriole has been very reliable over the last several days along Green Springs Drive, Washington Co., UT...

Kevin Wheeler (2 Jan 2014) - [Green Springs] - The oriole found, photographed, and reported by Russell Schreiner during the St. George Christmas Bird Count on December 26 was again observed by Russ on Dec 31. I re-found it this morning (Jan 2) about 9:00, and observed it for short moments as it perched up twice; never giving great or lengthy views, but what I saw seemed to indicate that it may be an adult female STREAK-BACKED ORIOLE....

Dec 2013

Rick Fridell (23-24 Dec 2013) - Merry Christmas everyone! I made a very quick visit to Lytle Ranch and observed a few noteworthy birds, including several mountain birds, a White-throated Sparrow and the remaining Red-breasted Sapsucker. However, the most interesting sighting to me was two Abert's Towhees at the milo field. These are the first Abert's Towhees I've ever seen at Lytle Ranch.  ...
   --Also to update on some other continuing Washington County rarities, a White-winged Scoter was at Sand Hollow on 12/22, and the Barrow's Goldeneye and Red-necked Grebe were present yesterday (12/23). The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker also remains today (12/24) at the Zion Canyon visitor center.

Rick Fridell (21 Dec 2013) - There are some really nice birds continuing around Washington Co. the last few days, including:
   --Barrow's Goldeneye, male, 7-21 December, at Sand Hollow State Park, usually w/ Common Goldeneyes off the main boat ramp
   --Neotropic Cormorants (2), 13-21 December, Razor Ridge Pond, Coral Canyon
   --Red-necked Grebe, found by Steve and Cindy Sommerfeld, 19-21 December, SHSP, usually near center of lake observed from north end of sw dam.
   --Red-shouldered Hawk, observed by Kevin Wheeler and I, 18 December, in cottonwood along the Santa Clara River just above the old Windsor (Shem) Dam structure.
   --Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, adult male, 11-21 December, Zion NP visitor center parking lot.
   --White-throated Sparrow, adult, observed by Kevin Wheeler and I, 18 December, on lawn along road through Gunlock

Rick Fridell (13 Dec 2013) - Here's a couple of images of the Neotropic Cormorants photographed today (12/13) at the Razor Ridge Pond, Coral Canyon.

Rick Fridell (11 Dec 2013) - This afternoon (12/11) I photographed an adult male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker near the visitor center in Zion Canyon, Zion NP, Washington Co., UT...

Rick Fridell
(8 Dec 2013) - This morning (12/08) there was an adult Mew Gull with the Ring-billed Gull flock at Quail Creek State Park... Also today, Ned Batchelder captured a banded hatch-year Rufous Hummingbird in Ivins; I believe this is the first winter record for this species in Utah... Also this afternoon around 2:00p, there was a Barn Owl perched in the Hurricane Fields.

Rick Fridell (7 Dec 2013) - Quinn and I visited Sand Hollow State Park this morning (12/7) prior to the snow storm (yes, it's been snowing since 10:30a and there's several inches on the ground throughout Washington County!). Sand Hollow is packed with waterfowl and coots. Highlights included the remaining Barrow's Goldeneye and White-winged Scoter (which we enjoyed with Bill Richardson) and four species of geese. We saw 22 species of waterfowl: [highlights]
   -- Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Cackling Goose,... Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, White-winged Scoter (imm.), ...Barrow's Goldeneye (drake), Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck
   --Also present were a few Common Loons, five species of grebes, 4-5 Bald Eagles, and of course several thousand coots. I was surprised to see 3 late American Avocets (present since 12/2) and a Least Sandpiper...

Rick Fridell (2 Dec 2013) - The Winter Wren was relocated today 12/2 along Quail Creek near the inflow into Quail Lake (on north side of the road below the confluence with Cottonwood Wash). The wren likelys forages up and down along both Quail Creek and Cottonwood Wash. Also, this evening there was a drake Barrow's Goldeneye at Sand Hollow State Park actively diving off the point north of the main boat ramp with a small flock of Common Goldeneye. There was a also two adult Ross's Geese with a Canada Goose at Sand Hollow.

Nov 2013

Rick Fridell (29 Nov 2013) - [Lytle Ranch] - Yesterday (11/28), Steve and Cindy Sommerfeld located a female PAINTED BUNTING in the milo field at Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., UT. Larry Tripp, Quinn and I relocated the bunting mid-day today (11/29) foraging near the north end of the milo field.

Rick Fridell (27 Nov 2913) - This morning (11/27) I located a WINTER WREN at the Cottonwood Wash inflow, Washington Co., UT.

Rick Fridell (24 Nov 2013) - There is an adult male SURF SCOTER at Stratton Pond (Grandpa's Fishing Pond), Hurricane, Washington Co., UT. The pond is at the north end of 3700 West. There is also a nice collection of ducks at the pond including a flock of Greater Scaup, several Hooded Mergansers, many Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ring-necks, Wigeon, etc.

Rick Fridell (23 Nov 2013) - On Wednesday evening (11/20), Quinn and I stopped at Berry Springs Marsh (along SR-9 near the Quail Creek Chevron in Hurricane) to watch the large numbers of blackbirds and starlings coming to roost in the marsh. We were pleased to see two COMMON GRACKLES on the wires along SR-9 among the large flocks of black birds. Dan Trujillo made it just before dark to see the grackles as well. Somewhat surprising, these were my first Common Grackles for Washington County (county bird number 362!); I'd been expecting to find one for over ten years before finally giving up a few years ago...
    --Also the Snow Goose has arrived back to winter at Springs Estate Pond (Springs Park, St. George). It arrived two years ago as a juvenile and is now sporting immaculate adult plumage. There were also three additional Snow Geese with a small flock of Canada Geese in the nearby Washington Fields.

Oct 2013

Merrill Webb (26 Oct 2013) - [Lytle Ranch] - With the Sommerfelds saw a Ground-Dove in the Milo-Maize fields at Lytle Ranch yesterday morning (Oct 25th). Got a good enough look to say it was definitely a Ground-Dove but are not certain whether it was Ruddy or Common. Leaning 80% Ruddy. It had "dark back and dark flanks." It would flush ahead of us then drop back down into the field. We never got a clean look at the head.

Johnnie Rowbear (24 Oct 2013) - I watched two MERLINS trying to take food away from a Road Runner this morning at 10:30 am at Ivins Reservoir. I also saw a WOOD DUCK.

Rick Fridell (14 Oct 2013) - There are currently three Surf Scoters (imm/ female types) and a Black Scoter (imm/ female) together off the south boat ramp parking area at Sand Hollow State Park.

Kathy Beyer (13 Oct 2013) - This afternoon we saw an adult male Surf Scoter at Sandhollow State Park. The Common Tern was still at Grandpa's Fishing Pond, and the Greater White-fronted Goose was still at St. George Golf Club.

Rick Fridell (11 Oct 2013) - his afternoon (10/11) Kevin Wheeler and I birded a few Hurricane area locations. ...   --After Quail, Kevin and I stopped by Sand Hollow State Park. There were a few shorebirds of note in the southeast corner of the reservoir including: American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Western Sandpiper, Dunlin, Long-billed Dowitcher. There were also a couple Tree Swallows and an Osprey at SHSP.

Rick Fridell (10 Oct 2013) -[Lytle Ranch] - Several highlights. There were many sapsuckers present in the orchard and cottonwoods including various plumages of Red-naped Sapsuckers (male / female, adult / juvenile) and a couple apparent hybrid red-naped X red-breasted... There were two Townsend's Warblers with a small mixed flock in the cottonwoods near the gate / parking area (a male and first-fall / female type).
   ...The highlight of the day was a pair of Steller's Jays in the orchard. I was shocked to see these, certainly a first for me at Lytle.... and any other lowland location for that matter.
    --After Lytle I stopped at the Beaver Dam Wash road crossing below the ranch. There was a great little mixed flock in the willows on the south side of the road including a Magnolia Warbler, Pacific Wren, and a molting Indigo Bunting. While I was watching these guys I noticed a bonus Long-eared Owl roosting in the willows! Also present today at the St. George Golf Course middle pond (off Larkspur Road) was a juvenile Greater White-fronted Goose - first observed along lower Fort Pearce Wash on Tuesday (10/8) by Martin Schifj and Dan Trujillo.

Kendell Watkins (9 Oct 2013) - Doug Mead, Ned Bixler, and I ventured down to Lytle Ranch to try our luck for the Red-breasted Sapsucker. No luck on the R-B Sapsucker, but we did see two very promising YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS eating persimmons in the orchard with a dozen or so Red-naped Sapsuckers were very abundant in the orchard. We also saw two PALM WARBLERS. One in the Milo fields and the other near the parking lot with a mixed flock of Bushtits, Orange-crowned, and Yellow-rumped Warblers. I got good looks and pictures of a GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW mixed in with a flock of White-crowned Sparrows in between the orchard and the Milo fields. Fall plumage BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER near the parking area with Townsend's and Yellow-rumped Warblers. Two RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS seen, possibly three. One bird was seen at the very end of the ranch road by the white gate. We also saw one bird in between the Milo fields and the orchard area. Both birds were calling. Other cool birds included a CRISSAL THRASHER near the pavilion by the parking area. A possible (heard only) DICKCISSEL in the Milo fields. I heard the buzzy zeet call once, but I never was able to locate the bird. Keep an eye out if you're in the area. A pair of LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKERS were calling and drumming pack and forth between the houses and parking area.

Rick Fridell
(9 Oct 2013) - There were three Pectoral Sandpipers in the irrigated fields east of 3000 East (and north of 1130 south) in the Washington Fields (on 10/8 and still present this evening -10/9)...

Rick Fridell (5 Oct 2013) - Today (10/03) I visited Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., UT. Periodic wind gusts made birding difficult, however, there were a few nice birds around: RED-SHOULDERED HAWK (remaining since 8/21) - vocalizing in trees along wash and then observed briefly in the orchard. RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER - eating persimmons in the orchard. GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW - with White-crowned flock in the milo field.

Sep 2013

Merill Webb (20 Sep 2013) - [Lytle Ranch] - Two Dickcissels around noon, in the milo fields, north of the main building toward the pond. There is lots of food (and bird activity) and so they will probably stick around for a while. Also saw a Red-shouldered Hawk around the same time. Earlier in the morning, around 9, saw an American Redstart south along the stream, but it seemed to be moving out of the area. (less likely to still be around).

Aug 2013

Rick Fridell (28 Aug 2013) - This evening I observed another Red-shouldered Hawk and a first-fall male Baltimore Oriole in the Washington Fields, Washington Co., UT. The hawk was in the northwest corner along the Y-drain and the oriole was with some Sage Thrashers along the field edge in the far southeast corner of the fields. I managed a couple diagnostic photos of the oriole. I  was also surprised to see a Western Scrub-Jay in the Washington Fields; there appears to quite a movement taking place with Scrub-Jays turning up in some odd places lately.

Rick Fridell (25 Aug 2013) - Wednesday evening (8/21), I observed an immature Red-shouldered Hawk at Lytle Ranch. It perched in several of the trees along the west edge of the fields. There were several migrants passing through including some empids and many Wilson's Warblers and Lazuli Buntings. Also somewhat surprising was an Olive-sided Flycatcher with a small flock of Pinyon Jays.

Jul 2013

[email protected] (4 Jul 2013) - Saw a Summer Tanager male in the trees in Mathis Park, St. George.

Jun 2013

Mike Hearell (10 Jun 2013) -  Taylor A. and I took a trip to Washington County this weekend. We had a few misses but some great birds nonetheless. Sunday started out with a pair of Vermillion flycatchers in Washington County.

Jeff Cooper (8 Jun 2013) - I decided to seize the moment, at least 24 hours worth of moments, and drove from Utah County to Washington County Friday afternoon. I headed to Zion NP with the desire to see my first Spotted Owl. I'd been wanting to see one for over three years and I have a goal to see all the owl species of North America. ... Sure enough I found one SPOTTED OWL and watched as he perched facing away from me, gave a call, turned in the tree to face my direction, and then flew up the canyon. ...
   --I drove over to Lytle Ranch, saw several COMMON POORWILLS along the road, and arrived a little after midnight. I put some bedding in the bed of my truck and marveled at all the stars in the sky. I heard a SCREECH OWL, some GAMBLE'S QUAIL making quiet little noises from their hiding place, and eventually went to sleep. I woke up Saturday morning to a rooster and lots of singing birds. A SUMMER TANAGER had the prettiest song of the morning. The only unusual experiences at Lytle were seeing my very first WILD TURKEY babies, about 12 or more in the field west of the orchard, and hearing a GREATER ROADRUNNER coo for the first time in my life (at least that I recognized). I heard it, but I didn't see it. That cooing sign was a sign of good things to come.
   --On my may from the ranch back to Old Hwy 91 I was trying turn a WESTERN KINGBIRD into a Cassin's Kingbird when I thought I heard a dove cooing. ... It didn't take long to see a GREATER ROADRUNNER standing on a Joshua Tree.
   --I saw a small group of WHITE-THROATED SWIFTS flying in and out of crevices in the cliff that makes a great landmark (near mile marker 5) for when to turn from Old Hwy 91 onto Lytle Ranch Road.

May 2013

Carl Ingwell (23 May 2013) - Male Baltimore Oriole in Springdale, Utah outside the Sol Foods in the middle of town. Singing away, which I matched to song on my phone & got great looks.

Ron Hellstern (18 May 2013) - [Zion National Park] - My wife and I joined Ken & Don Hinton for a beautiful and scenic birding day in a restricted area near Zion National Park on May 9, 2013. 71 species seen:
   --Summer Tanager... Rufous Crowned Sparrow,...Western Bluebird,...

Steve Hedges (9 May 2013) - First-year Neotropic Cormorant in St. George, this one at Spring Estate Pond.

Dave Hanscom (6 May 2013) - Fourteen birders from Great Salt Lake Audubon headed south for three days of birding over the weekend. The birds are definitely back. We all got lots of new year birds (27 for me), and a few even found some lifers. Some of the local specialties that were seen are as follows:
   --Oak Grove campground - Grace's Warbler, Pygmy Nuthatch, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Plumbeous Vireo, Western Bluebird, Black-throated Gray Warbler
   --Hurricane - Hooded Oriole, Inca Dove...
   --Washington Fields/Spring Pond - Lesser Nighthawk, Black Phoebe, Sora
   --Utah Hill - Ash-throated Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Black-throated Sparrow, Black-chinned Sparrow, Gray Vireo...
   --Lytle Ranch - Summer Tanager, Costa's Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Phainopepla, Green Heron,. Bell's Vireo, Lucy's Warbler, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Verdin, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Sparrow, Black-throated Gray Warbler
   --Kolob Plateau - Acorn Woodpecker, Lewis' Woodpecker

Mark Thal (3 May 2013) - I decided to treat myself to a trip to the St. George area last weekend...First was an attempt for the Spotted Owls in Zion.... I started up the trail and soon snagged lifer number one. A common bird but a nemesis of mine...BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER (I saw them every day after that as well. lol). I got up to the sweet spot right at 8:30pm. The male SPOTTED OWL (lifer #2) started calling like crazy and in that little slot canyon it was very loud. Man, I love owls.
   --The next morning I searched for hours for the Painted Redstart, but no luck...
    --I then went on to the Grafton area. Highlights here were BLACK-THROATED SPARROWS, BLACK-CHINNED SPARROWS (lifer #3), WESTERN KINGBIRDS ....
   --With the sun almost down I got out to Lytle Ranch Road. I was greeted to the Mohave Desert by MOCKING BIRDS and COMMON POORWILLS....and a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL along the way.
   --I awoke to POORWILLS, BLACK-THROATED SPARROWS, and ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHERS. I went down to the ranch and was immediately welcomed by a PHAINOPEPLA, SCARLET TANAGER, 2 LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKERS, and BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRDS. A walk up into the desert yielded VERDIN, LUCY'S WARBLERS, and BEWICK'S WREN. Back down the high trail I got a BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER, ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD, BLACK PHOEBE and a LONG-EARED OWL. I also got a flyby of 2 WHITE-WINGED DOVES.
   --Then I met Ken and Michele Fisher and we birded together the rest of the day...We caught up with a COMMON BLACK-HAWK just south of where the main road crosses the river...

Apr 2013

Kayla (10 Apr 2013) - [Zion's National Park] - There is a PAINTED REDSTART right now in the Temple of Sinawava area on Zion NP... For myself it is a first for the State of Utah. The Anna's Hummingbird is still hanging out, after the storm, in the very lower area of the Watchman Trail. Yesterday saw 5 species of wrens (House, Bewick's, Rock, Canyon, and Marsh),...and other birds including a Black throated Sparrow.

Rick Fridell (5 Apr 20130 - There is a currently a Whimbrel with a flock of 27 Long-billed Curlews at Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., UT. There is also one Marbled Godwit with the flock. Other shorebirds around include a Greater Yellowlegs, 3 Least Sandpipers, several American Avocets, and a few Black-necked Stilts.

Bryant Olsen (4 Apr 2013) -  Bryant Olsen (4 Apr 2013) - This past Sunday I headed down to Washington county for some spring fun and birding. .... Next stop was Zion NP where I got several FOY (First Of Year) birds... best of all, great looks at 2 MEXICAN SPOTTED OWLS very close!! Then I went to Grafton and spent the night nearby. Was awoken in the middle of the night by calling COMMON POORWILLS and a GREAT HORNED OWL. In the morning I got several more FOYS, including 2 male VERMILION FLYCATCHERS, ... LUCY WARBLERS, BLACK-THROATED and BLACK-CHINNED SPARROWS... Then near the Hurricane sewage lagoons I got a FOY FRANKLIN'S GULL, VERDINS, and GREAT EGRET, plus my lifer COMMON MOORHEN (now officially called a Common Gallinule I guess)... At Lytle I got FOY LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKERS,... HARRIS'S SPARROWS,..., COSTA'S, ANNA'S...plus a male HOODED ORIOLE visiting the hummingbird feeders...

Mar 2013

Rick Fridell (29 Mar 2013) - Apparently there are at least two Neotropic Cormorants around St. George.... The last couple weeks there has occasionally been a subadult Neotropic Cormorant roosting with the Double-crested Cormorants at SR-9 (Hurricane) Sewer Ponds (southwest pond).

Steve Hedges (28 Mar 2013) - Today I saw the first-year Neotropic Cormorant at Skyline Pond, in company with 2 Double-cr Cormorants. I also saw a first-year NECO at Lower Tawa Pond, along with the lingering Ross Goose and Great Egret.
   --Also, this afternoon there were two Harris's Sparrows remaining at Lytle Ranch (foraging under the pomegranite bushes near the trailer).
   --It seems there are new migrants arriving back daily now. A couple notable first-of-the-year birds included a Cattle Egret at Sand Hollow State Park and a singing Yellow Warbler at Tonaqint Park in St. Georg
e.

Dennis Shirley (23 Mar 2013) - Alton Thygerson and I returned from a 2 1/2 day trip to Washington County last night. We birded most of the popular areas and chased the reported rarities. Of the 100 species we recorded the following were our top dozen birds.
   1. Golden-crowned Sparrow - Ivin's Reservoir
   2. Rufous-crowned Sparrow - Tanner Amphitheater, Springdale
   3. Inca Dove - Hurricane
   4. Anna's Hummingbird - Lytle Ranch
   5. Common Moorhen - Berry Marsh
   6. Lucy's Warbler - Lytle Ranch (apparently, just arrived)
   7. Black- throated Sparrow - Beaver Dam Slope
   8. Greater Roadrunner - 3 seen - Lytle Ranch, Hurricane, Ivin's
   9. Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Lytle Ranch
10. Crissal Thrasher- Beaver Dam Slope
11. Cactus Wren - Beaver Dam Slope
12. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher- Lytle Ranch
   -- Of note, we did have a Common Poorwill calling around camp one night. Seems early for this one. Another trip is in the offing in the not too distant future.

Paul Higgins (21 Mar 2013) - Black Phoebes near Grafton. Black-throated Sparrows--Beaver Dam Slope. Rufous-crowned Sparrows--Dalton Wash.

Steve Hedges (14 Mar 2013) - A first year Neotropic Cormorant first observed on March 9 is still present at the Skyline Drive pond.

Kevin  Wheeler (2 Mar 2013) - Pam, Everett, and I refound the 1st winter GOLDEN-CROWNED Sparrow at Ivins Reservoir (Washington County; first reported by John R. last Thursday, Feb 28) this afternoon. It is very loosely associating with a flock of White-crowned Sparrows, and working between the picnic table at the parking/ dock area and the cattail patch on the south end of the South Bay.

Feb 2013

[email protected] (28 Feb 2012) - Spotted a immature Golden-crowned Sparrow at Ivins Res. at 5:40pm while sitting at the picnic table. Is this odd for it to be so far from the pacific coast.

Rick Fridell (18 Feb 2013) - Yesterday (02/18) I visited Lytle Ranch for a couple hours. I spent most of my time watching the sparrows around the milo field. I was surprised to see FOUR Harris's Sparrows among the many White-crowns; they were most often viewed at the southwest corner of the field near the small trailer. .....I was surprised to see an immature White-throated Sparrow in the area. Other noteworthy birds at Lytle included a singing Anna's Hummingbird, a Townsend's Solitaire, and a couple Golden-crowned Kinglets and Brown Creepers. I didn't see the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker or any owls, but I didn't spend much time looking either as there was a lot of construction activity. Also, there were a couple Sage Thrashers on the Beaver Dam Slope along the road to Lytle.

Jan 2013

Rick Fridell (6 Jan 2013) - Some highlights from this weekend (Jan 4-6) around Washington County:
   --Sand Hollow State Park: 3 Tundra Swans; Dunlin (remaining); 18 Least Sandpipers; Long-billed Curlew (my first ever in winter); Kevin Wheeler also saw a Yellowlegs on 1/4
   --Lytle Ranch - very birdy despite the ongoing construction / destruction: Long-eared Owl; 2 Harris's Sparrows (immatures); White-throated Sparrow
   --Also of note: 3-4 Brewer's Sparrows in the Flora Tech fields (Hurricane), and remaining large flocks west of Ivins and on the Beaver Dam Slope; 3 Tundra Swans at Quail Creek State Park;
Male Cinnamon Teal at Springs Estate Pond, Washington Fields; Greater White-fronted Geese (SG Golf Course), Ross's Goose (Tawa Pond), and Snow Goose (Springs Park) remaining at various St. George locations.

Dec 2012

Rick Fridell (23 Dec 2012) - Today (12/23) there was a male Vermilion Flycatcher in Hurricane, Washington Co., UT. The flycatcher was along 400 South, often in the field and nearby yards in the vicinity of 1576 to 1580 West. At Sand Hollow State Park there was a huge flock of American Goldfinches and the remaining Tundra Swans, Dunlin, and 6-7 Least Flycatchers.

Rick Fridell
(22 Dec 2012) - Yesterday (12/21), I encountered a mixed flock of birds on the Beaver Dam Slope, Washington Co. Noteworthy birds included 2 Black-tailed Gnatcatchers, 25 or so Brewer's Sparrows, 3 Black-throated Sparrows, and a few Sage Sparrows...
   --Other highlights around Washington County include:
   --A Snow Goose at Springs Park and a continuing Ross's Goose at Lower Tawa Pond, in St. George.
   --Four Tundra Swans at Sand Hollow State Park.
   --Long-tailed Duck at the Hildale Sewer Ponds.
   --Two Dunlin at Sand Hollow State Park (usually in the southwest corner).

Rick Fridell (20 Dec 20122) - There is a female Long-tailed Duck at the Hildale Sewer Ponds, Washington County. The ponds are located along the UT/AZ stateline ~ mile or so west of Hildale.

Nov 2012

Rick Fridell (12 Nov 2012) - This weekend (11/9-12) there were quite a few noteworthy water birds observed around Washington County. Wintering waterfowl numbers really picked up across the county following the storms up north late last week.
   --Ross's Goose; SR-9 (Hurricane) Sewer Ponds
   --Trumpeter Swan: adult; Herring Gull; first-cycle; Red-necked Phalaropes (4), (found by Dan Trujillo); Least Sandpipers (11); Dunlin (4); American Avocet; Cattle Egret (found by Kevin Wheeler & Dan Trujillo) at Sand Hollow State Park
   --Barrow's Goldeneye: 2 males at Quail Creek State Park; Common Loons; a few on Quail and Sand Hollow over the weekend
   --Surf Scoter: imm/female at Gunlock State Park (found by Rob Dobbs)
   --Red-breasted Mergansers; on most reservoirs over the weekend

Dianne (9 Nov 2912) - I closely observed a PACIFIC WREN in Zion National Park on the first third of the Riverside Walk trail. I pished and it danced at my feet - a lifer for me.

Bryan Shirley (3 Nov 2012) - A few days ago I was in Zion's and had a Pygmy Owl calling along the trail to Hidden Canyon. We had a bunch of Bush Tits there - 3 different flocks of 20-30 birds in each flock.

Oct 2012

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. ... I went to Kolob road, and found 4 LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS near Lava Point. At Springdale pond I found another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, not at the main pond, but near a tiny pond behind the hotel across the street. I saw 2 HOODED MERGANSER hens at Quail Creek Res. At Lytle Ranch I found what I believe was a male YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER in the orchard, no red on the nape, and a solid red throat with a strong black border. Also at Lytle was yet another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW in the sorghum field near the black-berry bushes. At Snow Canyon, I found a male ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD coming to the feeders of the camp ground hosts, and also a female up the wash

Rick Fridell (15 Oct 2012) - This evening (10/15), there was a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the Washington Fields, Washington Co., UT. The grosbeak was eating sunflowers and sorghum seeds near the southeast corner of the fields.

Larry Tripp (13 oct 2012) - Birding today at Lytle there was a Black and White Warbler and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in the orchard.

Rick Fridell
(13 Oct 20122) - The heavy rainstorm this morning cancelled a tournament at the Red Hills Golf Course (St. George, Washington Co.); since the course was closed I was able to access the golf course this afternoon (10/12) and located a Yellow-throated Vireo. ... Another surprise was a male Red Crossbill feeding in the sunflowers ...

Rick Fridell (13 Oct 2012) - This morning (10/13), Kevin Wheeler and the Red Cliffs Audubon field trip participants found a Red-necked Grebe at Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., UT. The grebe was actively swimming in southwest portion the reservoir near the dike (off the big parking lot adjacent to the UDWR office).

Rick Fridell (7 Oct 2012) - This morning (10/7) there was a Black-throated Blue Warbler and a Lawrence's Goldfinch at Tonaquint Park, St. George, Washington Co., UT. Both birds were females and were observed near the nature center building. The Black-throated Blue Warbler was gleaning moths under the eaves of the building and the goldfinch passed through the nearby pine trees with a few Lesser Goldfinches.

Sep 2012

Larry Tripp (29 Sep 2012) - This afternoon at Lytle Ranch there was a Swamp Sparrow in the milo patch west of the orchard.

Rick Fridell (15 Sep 2012) - Yesterday evening (9/14) I observed a Northern Waterthrush and a Bobolink at Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., UT. The waterthrush was in the overflow area of the pond and the Bobolink was in the milo field with a large group of Lazuli Buntings and a couple Blue Grosbeaks. The milo / sorghum field is attracting large numbers of birds, primarily buntings and sparrows, however there was also a nice flock of warblers (Nashville, Virginia's, Orange-crowned, MacGillivray's, and Common Yellowthroats) in the filed as well.

Rick Fridell (13 Sep 2012) - I was also surprised to see the Pacific Loon at Quail Creek State Park on 9/13 (I assume it's the same bird that summering, but I'm not where it hides in between sightings.

Norm Jenson (7 Sep 2012) - We saw an Osprey at Gunlock Reservoir yesterday. We've now seen Roadrunners in four different places the latest at Quail Creek. Most recent bird of note a Vermillion Flycatcher at Grafton.

Rick Fridell (7 Sep 2012) - There is a Neotropic Cormorant at Ivins Reservoir, Washington Co., UT. It's been present for a week or two; I saw it on Labor Day and suspected it was a Neotropic Cormorant based on size, but was unable to confirm until yesterday afternoon. This is the first I've seen at Ivins Reservoir in a couple years. There was also a juvenile Green Heron and an Osprey present at Ivins Reservoir.

Aug 2012

Rick Fridell (19 Aug 2012) - The last couple days (8/18-19) there have a been a few shorebirds (and a nice variety) at Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., UT. The shorebirds usually hang out along the beaches along the south shore. Species included:
   --Killdeer, American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Spotted Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper

Jul 2012

Rick Fridell (22 Jul 2012) - Yesterday, 7/22, I took a drive through the Washington Fields, Washington Co. Highlights included two Cattle Egrets in a pasture following cattle, a young male Blue Grosbeak singing in the southeast corner field, at least 30+ Western Kingbirds, and a Northern Harrier in the wet meadow area.
   --Also stopped by Quail Creek State Park and the Pacific Loon is remaining (usually in the inflow area north of the main boat ramp).

Dave Hanscom (1 Jul 2012) - Went for a 15 mile run/hike today to look for a Ruffed Grouse in Bench Creek and Camp Hollow. Just when I was about to give up, right at the bottom of Camp Hollow, a flurry of activity about jumped me out of my skin. Little grouses flew in all directions, and momma went limping off down the trail. Quite a show!...

Jun 2012

Rick Fridell (15 Jun 2012) - The Pacific Loon was still present this afternoon (6/15) at Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., UT. It usually hangs out towards the inflow or northern portion of the reservoir, however, today it moved around the lake in the company of a Common Loon, also in basic plumage. There were also 10-15 Common Mergansers at Quail Creek today and a flyover Prairie Falcon.
   --Also this afternoon there was a male Blue-winged Teal in the northwest pond at the SR-9 (Hurricane) sewer ponds. Other waterfowl at the sewer ponds (northeast and northwest ponds) included ... Ring-necked Duck, and Ruddy Duck.

Rick Fridell (13 Jun 2012) - This afternoon (6/13) there was a PACIFIC LOON  (in non-breeding plumage) near the inflow of Quail Creek Reservoir (Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., UT)...

Joel Beyer
(3 Jun 2012) - We found a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak around noon today, along the Virgin River just below Springdale pond (Washington Co.). Yesterday morning a male Indigo Bunting was singing in the orchard at Lytle Ranch.

May 2012

Rick Fridell (28 May 2012) - Quinn and I went camping at Lytle Ranch (Washington Co., UT) last night (5/27 & 5/28)....There were also a few nice birds around including an OVENBIRD in the orchard and a Common Ground-Dove near the experimental Nicotiana plots. ...

Oliver Hansen (28 May 2012) - Thanks to Keeli Marvel for a great trip to Washington County this weekend. I joined 8 other birders on Saturday morning at Lytle Ranch and we birded Saturday and Sunday (they got there a day earlier). Some highlights:...--Zions (trail to Angel's Landing) - Spotted owl male was heard calling twice above the alcove where they roost...

Rick Fridell (22 May 2012) - This evening (5/22) Quinn and I visited Lytle Ranch, Washington Co. The avian highlight was a Prothonotary Warbler in the big mulberry tree in the orchard...

Bryant Olsen (22 May 2012) - Went down to southern Utah to watch the Annular Solar Eclipse, and did some birding on the way there and back. Best birds were: BRONZED COWBIRD near Grafton. ...4 VERMILION FLYCATCHERS at Grafton. I got a RUFOUS CROWN SPARROW in the amphitheatre above Springdale, plus a GRAY VIREO in the same spot, another pair of CASSIN'S KINGBIRDS near the east entrance to Zion NP. ...also in welcome wash I saw a empidonax that keyed out as a LEAST FLYCATCHER, unfortunately it wasn't calling and I didn't get a photo of it before it was gone. At Lytle Ranch,...an apparent CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD female...

David Wheeler (22 May 2012) - [Lytle Ranch] On Saturday morning, I saw a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the western fenceline of the field SW of the main pond.... Moorhen at Springs Estates pond was a lovely surprise. One female Costa's Hummingbird plus one immature male Anna's at Lytle feeders.

Kay Stone (20 May 2012) - Reed Stone, Jim Strong and I saw a Northern Parula at Lytle Ranch on Friday the 18th. It was right by the main house just south about 40 feet by the cactus garden.

Dave Hanscom (8 May 2012) - This is a belated report of the Salt Lake Audubon trip last weekend. Six of us had a most successful and enjoyable 3-day marathon, trying to hit as many locations as possible for Washington County specialties... [highlights]:  --Road to Oak Grove campground: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Canyon Wren (audible only), Gray Vireo, Black-throated Gray Warbler   --Oak Grove campground...: White-breasted Nuthatch, Grace's Warbler  --Hurricane: Hooded Oriole, Common Blackhawk (but no Inca Dove)... --Spring Pond: Lesser Nighthawk, Crissal Thrasher, Greater Roadrunner   --Utah Hill: Black-chinned Sparrow --Beaver Dam Slope: Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Cactus Wren, Cassin's Kingbird, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, LEAST FLYCATCHER (sez me, but I could be wrong on this)... --Lytle Ranch: Summer Tanager, White-winged Dove, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Black Phoebe, Verdin, Bewick's Wren, Anna's and Costa's Hummers, Bell's Vireo, Ash-throated and Brown-crested Flycatchers, Gambrel's Quail, Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Gray Vireo, Common Blackhawk...

Susan Snyder (5 May 2012) - For those traveling to Zion Nat'l Park, we saw a MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL there last Sunday, roosting in a rock crevice in Refrigerator Canyon. The slot canyon is along the trail to Angel's Landing. The crevice is a tall vertical one on the right as you're heading up, just before the trail turns back and heads up to Walter's Wiggles.

Apr 2012

Cindy Sommerfeld (7 Apr 20112) - Yesterday Steve and I ventured out to Lytle Ranch.  The weather was perfect, in the 50's and sunny.  Many new arrivals. Here's a few interesting sightings we either saw on the Beaver Dam Slope or Lytle Ranch: Black-crowned Night Heron, Greater Roadrunner, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Dusky Flycatcher, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Bell's Vireo, Bushtit, Cactus Wren, Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Phainopepla, Lucy's Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Bullock's Oriole, Scott's Oriole. Oh, and a  hundred BYU students.

Mar 2012

Larry Tripp (19 Mar 2012) - Birding at Lytle in the orchard today there was a Yellow-breasted Sapsucker. It was a male. Also I saw my first Lucy's Warbler of the season there.

Ryan O'Donnell (19 Mar 2012) - Craig Fosdick and I returned yesterday from a trip to many spots in southern Utah. We spent about half the trip focusing on birding and about half backpacking (but we were never really NOT birding). Here are some of the highlights:
   --On the way down, I saw my first SWAINSON'S HAWK of the year, a light morph adult, soaring over I-15 near the town of Beaver...
   --The next morning we looked for and found a pair of RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROWS at their regular location near the Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale...

Rick Fridell (10 Mar 2012) - This afternoon (3/10) there was a male GILDED FLICKER at the South Campground of Zion National Park, Washington Co., UT. ... Today, I was able to study plumage details (back, chest patch, spotting, underside of tail, etc. ) and even view some direct size comparisons with a nearby Northern (red-shafted) Flicker...

Kenny Frisch (7 Mar 2012) - I had a chanced to bird the St George area on my way down to Las Vegas. My first stop were the Washington fields. I quickly found the White-tailed Kite perched on a pole in the field across from the George Washington fields...

Feb 2012

James Remsen (26 Feb 2012) - [Lytle Ranch] - Walked with Russell Schreiner from ranch buildings to ca. 1/2 mile upstream and return, and then ca. 1/2 mile downstream and return, plus trails through Chilopsis thickets around education building. 34 species seen:  [highlights]... Long-eared Owl, Anna's Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Ladder-backed Woodpecker...Verdin, Bushtit...Black-tailed Gnatcatcher...Western Bluebird...

James Remsen (25 Feb 2012) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] -  From entrance to end of road around reservoir, stopping at as many vantage points as needed to see all birds; no telescope, but few birds too distant as to be identified. 25 species (+1 other taxa): [highlights] ...Red-breasted Merganser...Horned Grebe...

Larry Tripp
(26 Feb 2012) - Today at Lytle continuing White-throated Sparrow and male Anna's Hummingbird.

Jon Watkins (18 Feb 2012) - single Ross' Goose w/ Canada Geese in field adjacent to Seegmiller Marsh area (east of marsh). Seen this morning, 9am
   --White-tailed Kite present in field west of academy...early am this morning..
   --3 Lark Buntings @ Washington fields, 4200 South and Medallion Drive (in bushes along south side of 4200, near a dirt road turn-off around broken white plastic pipe sticking up from ground.... mixed w/ WC Sparrows). 9:30ish this morning...
   --17 Snow Geese at Hurricane sewage ponds, with Canada Geese...3pm

Yvonne Carter (10 Feb 2012) - The White-Tailed Kite was still in the vicinity of 2450 South 3000 East across from the academy in Washington/St. George, Utah. I was there around 10:00 a.m. and it was perched on a post near some homes.  

Jan 2012

Kevin Wheeler (29 Jan 2012) - [St. George Bird Festival summary] - Many thanks to the great organizers, presenters, field trip leaders, and especially all the participants - we had a great Winter Bird Festival. Following is a list of birds observed during field trips on the festival, although not all the trip leaders completed the checklist, so it probably is not complete:
[highlights] --Mute Swan - Quail Creek/Sand Hollow trip; Snow Goose - Springs Park... Wood Duck-Wilson's Pond...Canvasback...Greater Scaup...Hooded Merganser... Quail Creek/ Sand Hollow; ...Great Egret, Springs Park, Washington Fields;...California Condor, Zion Canyon; White-tailed Kite, Washington Fields;... Ferruginous Hawk - Cedar Valley, Quail Creek/ Sand Hollow; Rough-Legged Hawk, Lytle Ranch; ...Greater Roadrunner; Great-horned Owl, Burrowing Owl - Washington Fields;  Long-Eared Owl, Anna's Hummingbird... - Lytle Ranch; Ladder-backed Woodpecker - Halfway Wash;...Vermilion Flycatcher - Cox Park;...Verdin - Lytle Ranch, Quail Creek/Sand Hollow; Bushtit - Halfway Wash;...Black-tailed Gnatcatcher - Lytle Ranch;...Western Bluebird... - Quail Creek/ Sand Hollow/ Washingotn FIelds;...Black-throated Sparrow - Lytle Ranch; ...   --109 Species! Ostrich and Peafowl were also observed, and although not wild, really impressed some folks!


Rick Fridell
(24 Jan 2012) - The White-tailed Kite was still in the wet meadow area across from the George Washington Academy and at least one Lark Bunting was remaining in the southeast corner of the fields. We didn't get a chance to look for additional buntings because we got distracted by a beautiful young male Vermilion Flycatcher. We used the remaining light to try and photograph the flycatcher. This past weekend I saw a Red-breasted Sapsucker along the Beaver Dam Wash at the road crossing south of Lytle Ranch, and there's been an adult Herring Gull on Quail Creek Reservoir / Stratton Pond the last couple of days.

Jack Binch (01 Jan 2012) - White-tailed Kite in Washington fields is still there. I did not try to ID a couple of others. (Location: 2450 South 3000 East, Washington, UT).

Dec 2011

Dave Wheeler (27 Dec 2011) - Cactus Wren on a wooden power pole in the very SE corner of Washington Fields--did not expect to see that species there. That genus is full of goofy characters.
Crissal Thrasher and Black Phoebe by the pond at Spring's Estates.Western Bluebirds and a Lewis' Woodpecker on the Kolob Terrace Rd. north of Virgin. Hooded Mergansers -- at least seven on Grandpa's Fishing Pond in Hurricane.

Ron Hellstern (21 Dec 2011) - I saw what appeared to be a Varied Thrush at Menu Falls in Zion
National Park on Tuesday 12/20, at 3:00pm.

Rick Fridell (21 Dec 2011) - This evening (12/20) Quinn and I located a female SHORT-EARED OWL in the Washington Fields, Washington Co., UT. We watched and photographed the owl as the sun set in the southeast corner of the fields (along 2550 South....I believe). Short-eared Owls are extremely rare in Washington Co., and this is only the second I've ever seen in the county...

Rick Fridell (17 Dec 2011) - Today (12/17) Quinn and I found an immature WHITE-TAILED KITE in the Washington Fields, Washington Co., UT. ...It typically perched low to the ground on fence posts, and also spent alot of time kiting and hovering over these areas. Several additional observers including Steve & Cindy Sommerfeld, Dan Trujillo, Jane Day, Kevin & Pam Wheeler, Larry Tripp and Barbara, and a women from Springdale who's name I never caught showed up quickly and were treated to great views of the kite. Quinn and I also saw at least six Lark Buntings remaining in the southeast area of the fields including three in the original reported location (along 2000 / 4200 South) and three more along 2550 South.

Rick Fridell (9 Dec 2011) - This afternoon (12/9) there was an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and a first-winter Thayer's Gull among the hundreds of Ring-billed Gulls at Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., UT. There was also a first-winter Herring Gull that has been hanging around the last week and a drake Barrow's Goldeneye was still around through at least 12/8.

Larry Tripp
(4 Dec 2011) ... Today I drove around the back roads north of Enterprise looking for Raptors. 11 different species with Rough-legged Hawks being numerous compared to recent years. I counted 17. I haven't seen that many in the area for 10 years... 14 Ferruginous Hawks was a little lower number than the last few years but a dark adult was nice.

Nov 2011

Rick Fridell (30 Nov 2011) - This afternoon (11/29) I visited Springs Estate Pond and the Washington Fields, Washington Co., UT. The Highlight was a very unexpected flock of five Lark Buntings at the east end of 4200 South (and Medallion Road / 280 East). The buntings were with a large flock of White-crowned Sparrows. There were several Savannah and Vesper Sparrows in the area as well. There were also a several Greater Roadrunners along the roads in the southeast corner of the Washington Fields.
   --There were also several nice birds around Springs Park including the remaining immature Snow Goose (who has quickly acclimated to life as a park duck), a singing Crissal Thrasher, a male Common Yellowthroat, and a couple Orange-crowned Warblers. The biggest surprise was a Nashville Warbler in the Virgin River floodplain west of the Springs Estate Pond.

Rick Fridell (19 Nov 2011) - Quinn and I found a male American Three-toed Woodpecker at Lava Point, Zion National Park. ...Also nearby in Kolob Meadows were several Northern Flickers, at least a dozen Lewis's Woodpeckers, and a couple Acorn Woodpeckers (in their usual aspen grove below Kolob Reservoir). The juvenile Red-throated Loon and at least one drake Barrow's Goldeneye are remaining at Quail Creek State Park.... Highlights today at Sand Hollow included a first-winter Bonaparte's Gull north of the main boat ramp and a Merlin flying around the parking lot. Yesterday, I photographed a 'Harlan's' Red-tailed Hawk in the Hurricane Fields. There were also a couple Ferruginous Hawks present in the fields. Other waterfowl highlights around the county include the returning flock of ~ 20 Greater Scaup at Stratton Pond (Grandpa's Fishing Pond) at the north end of 3700 West in Hurricane...

Rick Fridell (13 Nov 2011) - This morning (11/13) the juvenile Red-throated Loon and three male Barrow's Goldeneyes were still present at Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co.

Larry Tripp (7 Nov 2011) - Today at Lytle Ranch there was a PINE WARBLER in the housing area. It was quite yellow below probably a male. It was mixed in with 15 or so Yellow rumps,1 OC Warbler and a few Kinglets...

Rick Fridell (3 Nov 2011) - This afternoon (11/3), I relocated a hatch-year HARRIS'S SPARROW orginally found at Lytle Ranch on 10/31 by Paul Lehman and Barbara Carlson... I didn't have much time to look around, but didn't see much else around Lytle other than a Great Egret at the pond.

Oct 2011

Rick Fridell (30 Oct 2011) - This afternoon (10/30) I received a call from Dan Trujillo who located an adult Mew Gull at Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., UT. The gull was with three young Ring-billed Gulls on the gravel point below the southwest overlook. ... As far as I know, this is only the second Mew Gull found in Washington County. Nice job Dan!

Dan Williams (27 Oct 2011) -  My co-worker Morgan Peters and I had an immature ZONE-TAILED HAWK drifting over I-15 this afternoon between Silver Reef and the HWY 9 exit for Hurricane. The bird was quite low and hung over the westbound lane perfectly for us to get a brief but clinching view. The body and wing linings were black with narrowly black-trimmed dark gray flight feathers. It held its long somewhat narrow wings in a shallow dihedral and tipped in Turkey Vulture fashion, but was clearly a Buteo. The tail lacked the bold white bands of an adult, but appeared dark unlike the pale tail of a Harlan's or dark Rough-leg. - Utah was good to us this week, we hate to leave!

Joel Beyer (13 Oct 2011) - This afternoon we found a Yellow-throated Vireo at Brooks Nature Park in St. George.

Rick Fridell (2 Oct 2011) - I was able to get out and do some birding this weekend at various Washington County locations. It was an exceptional weekend with many migrants and several vagrants apparently all over the county.... highlights included a Yellow-billed Cuckoo... Tennessee Warbler in St. George, a Northern Parula in St. George (observed with the Sommerfelds, Rob Dobbs, and Meribeth Huizinga), and (this evening) a Sabine's Gull and Red Phalarope at Quail Creek State Park.
   --Other uncommon birds observed this weekend include: Blue-winged Teal - Lytle Ranch;
Black-bellied Plovers - Sand Hollow State Park; Red-necked Phalarope - SR-9 (Hurricane) Sewer Ponds (northeast pond); Inca Dove - calling at Lytle Ranch; Calliope Hummingbird - St. George; Anna's Hummingbirds (3-4) - Quail Creek Inflow / Cottonwood Wash / St. George; Hairy Woodpecker - Quail Creek Inflow / Cottonwood Wash (somewhat early); Bell's Vireo - Quail Creek Inflow / Cottonwood Wash (very late); Townsend's Solitaire - Lytle Ranch; Juniper Titmouse at Sand Hollow State Park and 1 or 2 continuing in St. George

Larry Tripp (2 Oct 2011) - Another slow day birding at Lytle Ranch. The one highlight was a Brown Thrasher eating persimmons in the Persimmon trees with the Red-naped Sapsuckers. ... I birded a couple spot on the Santa Clara which wasn't exactly hoping with birds either but I did see a Black and White Warbler below Gunlock Res.

Sep 2011

Rick Fridell (18 Sep 2011) - Yesterday afternoon (9/16), Daniel Trujillo, Rob Dobbs, Kevin Wheeler, and I birded a few Washington County locations for migrant passerines. Although the clear and calm weather Thursday night allowed most of the migrants to move out of the area and continue their southward migration, we eventually gathered a nice list of birds, including nine species of warblers, several flycatchers (including Vermilion, Willow, Hammonds, and a couple Westerns and Olive-sides), Western and Summer tanagers, and a couple Cassin's Vireos. The highlight was a hy CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER  in St. George. We also saw a pair of Juniper Titmouse in some pines in St. George. Apparently something has caused an early movement of titmice, as we also heard one near Tonaquint Park earlier in the week while working on the Santa Clara River.

Larry Tripp (11 Sep 2011) - Today is the 3rd time in a week I've been to Lytle Ranch. The ranch it's self has been very slow birding each time. The only bird of note was a Least Flycatcher last Sunday. Today I decided to go over and bird along the creek first. As soon as I got close I could hear and see birds in the trees along the creek. I stayed in the same spot for at least 20 minutes looking at what was moving around. It was the the most birds I've seen in one area this fall. The best bird was a fall plumage male Scarlet Tananger working it's way down stream. A Tennessee Warbler was also moving around in a mixed flock. Western Wood-Peewees were all around with many other western migrants. Walking down stream I saw a Northern Waterthrush. I walked around the ranch later without seeing much other than a few Tanangers and a couple sparrow, Bunting flocks.
    --The other bird of note today was a nice bright Blue-headed Vireo along the Santa Clara below Gunlock Res. There was also good numbers of western migrants along the Santa Clara. A interesting bird above Gunlock was a odd looking HY Common Black Hawk

Aug 2011

Eric Peterson (25 Aug 2011) - Jeff Cooper and I went to St. George this weekend to do some birding. We did a lot of birding.... On Saturday we got up at 5 am and headed to Lytle Ranch. We found a couple of Lesser Nighthawks in Santa Clara along with a Barn Owl hanging around them. We continued on to the ranch and coincidentally met up with Steve and Cindy Summerfield. We saw 2 Roadruners among other birds. We birded at the ranch for a few hours til it got hot. We then decided to find the Vermilion Flycatcher at Cox Park. ...
   -- Sunday morning we got up and headed up Kolob Terrace Road and birded along there. We were able to find all three Nuthatches and an Acorn Woodpecker...We then headed back towards St. George. Along the way we found a White-winged Dove in Laverkin and the Inca Doves behind the Chevron in Hurricane...
   --Monday morning...We decided to take the road along Gunlock Reservoir up to Enterprise and over to Cedar City... [we] headed to Mountain Meadow Road to find Black-chinned Sparrows. We found them along with a couple Juniper Titmice...

Cindy Sommerfeld
(20 Aug 2011) - This morning Steve and I birded Lytle Ranch. We found a Scarlet Tanager up atop tree along the fence next to the alfalfa field. It sat quietly and let us study it for about five minutes.

Jul 2011

[email protected] (14 Jul 2011) - Bendire's Trasher. On dirt road to Grafton on June 2, 10:30 a.m. Clear, unmistakable close view while it posed on top of dead bush

Jun 2011

Steve Hampton (18 June 2011) -  I'm a visiting birder from California. Yesterday, June 17, 2011, I saw an adult male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at the amphitheater of South Campground at Zion NP.  Also of interest, but no photo, was a singing male INDIGO BUNTING. This bird was along Pine Creek 100-150m downstream of the nice stone bridge of hwy 9 (the lowest switchback below the tunnel).

Leena Rogers (17 Jun 2011) - Beautiful VERMILLION FLYCATCHER flitting around late this afternoon in trees west of fifth hole at Red Cliffs Golf Course (east side) in north St. George.

Rick Fridell (1 Jun 2011) - [Sand Hollow State Park] - The Western Gull was still present today (06/01/11)at Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., UT. It was along the south shore of the reservoir a few hundred meters east of the south boatramp, and was very cooperative allowing some better photos than yesterday.

May 2011

Rick Fridell (31 May 2011) - This evening (5/31) there was an adult Western Gull at Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., UT. The gull was originally observed perched on an emergent sandstone island off the main parking lot with a couple Ring-billed, California, and Franklin's Gulls.

Larry Tripp (31 May 2011) -  Today while doing a bird survey along Pinto Creek there were good numbers of migrants along with a Brown Thrasher and a Gray Catbird. Both were in Washington Co. about halfway between the town of Pinto and Newcastle Res.

Larry Tripp
(30 May 2011) - Today in Veyo Washington Co. I saw a Ovenbird in the same lacation that I saw one last year. This isn't much of a birding spot. It's just a thicket at the end of the road where I take the dogs walking.

Ryan O'Donnell (23 May 2011) - Last weekend (May 20-22, 2011) I led a field trip for the Bridgerland Audubon Society to Washington County.  The rarest birds we found were a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at Boots Cox Park in St. George and a possible LEAST FLYCATCHER at Lytle Ranch.  

Dave Hanscom (3 May 2011) - Three days in Washington County with Bobs Huntington and MacDougall were extremely productive. We found most, but not all, of the birds reported by Ryan O'Donnell, plus a few others. Here's a summary of our weekend:...
   --Next was Boots Cox Park to check out the Vermillion Flycatchers, but we didn't see the grosbeak reported by Ryan and Craig.
   --Back to Springs Pond after dinner for a successful attempt at finding Lesser Nighthawks.
   --Sunday. Back to Hurricane for another try at the Hooded Oriole. Success, with a special bonus of Inca Doves in the same location. Thanks, Jack.
   --Then along came the Beyers, who said they'd seen a couple of Horned Grebes. We ended up seeing four, ... all were in full breeding plumage. Thanks again to Joel and Kathy!

Jason St. Sauver (8 May 2011) - Came down to St. George for the weekend and before these horrible winds hit - got several good birding spots in and found nearly 70 spp. 
   --Highlights: Lytle Ranch: 6 Phainopepla, several of both Ash-throated and Brown-crested flycatchers, lots of singing Bell's vireos, lots of Cactus Wrens on the road in, Cassin's kingbirds, almost all the hummers to be expected - including Anna's, Black-chinned, Broad-tailed and Costa's.  Also Bullock's Orioles and Summer Tanagers, and 5 Lucy's Warblers.

Apr 2011

David Wheeler (24 April 2011) - By the way, I am not sure (though maybe I'm wrong?) any of the folks posting on UBIRD have reported on this listserv that Tim Avery saw two Gilded Flickers at Zella Tank on the Beaver Dam Slope.

Glenda Cotter (24 April 2011) - At Brooks Park in St. George (Main St. and approx 455 No), we have seen on two occasions an Anna's Hummingbird (4/21 and 4/22) perched and displaying from a bush about 200 yds? ...

Kevin Wheeler
(22 April 2011) - About 10:20 this morning I observed a male Yellow-throated Warbler in the tall cottonwoods against the cliffs (as opposed to the ones along the river) at Confluence Park along the Virgin River near La Verkin, Washington County. The white patch on the cheek made the dark triangle encircling the eye stand out, differing it from a Grace's Warbler. This was my first one in Utah.

Jack Binch (3 Apr 2011) - [St. George] -  I spent most of my time in the Joshua trees, so I did not find a great variety of birds. Lots of House Finches, White-crowned Sparrows, several Cactus Wrens, a Rock Wren and one Black-throated Sparrow, Gambel's Quail and one Greater Roadrunner. I  went by Tonaquint Park on my way back to town to see an Abert's Towhee and was surprised to see the Swamp Sparrow that Craig Fosdick found a couple of weeks ago...
   -- Same scenario on Saturday, and similar results. I left a little earlier and checked the spot in Hurricane for a Common Moorhen and was at least successful on that.

Mar 2011

Ryan O'Donnell  (22 Mar 2011) - Highlights of the GSL Audubon trip in Washington County that we went on this weekend (18-20 March), led by Carl Ingwell and Jeff Bilsky:
   -- 19 March: SWAMP SPARROW - Tonaquint Park, GREATER ROADRUNNER - Tonaquint,  VERDIN - Tonaquint, SNOW GOOSE - Springs Estate Pond, ROSS'S GOOSE - Springs Estate Pond, PEREGRINE FALCON - Snow Canyon State Park, BUSHTIT - two building a nest at Snow Canyon State Park, ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD - one at SCSP and one at Lytle Ranch, CRISSAL THRASHER - along  road to Lytle Ranch, PACIFIC/WINTER WREN - Beaver Dam Wash south of Lytle, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER - Beaver Dam Wash,  YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER -  Beaver Dam Wash - at least 5% Myrtle subspecies.
   -- 20 March (just Craig and I): BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER - Beaver Dam Slope,  CRISSAL THRASHER - Lytle Ranch road, OSPREY - our first of the year, at Stratton Pond.

Rick Fridell (9 Mar 2011) - I haven't been able to get out birding much lately, but there's been a few sure signs of spring. Today there was a flock of at least seven Turkey Vultures soaring around the St. George, Santa Clara, Ivins area. Also swallows (Tree and N. Rough-winged) and Costa's Hummingbirds are returning. I've noticed several species starting to build nests lately including Cooper's Hawks, Say's Phoebes, and Inca Doves. It won't be long before spring migration starts to really pick up.

Feb 2011

Joel and Kathy Beyer (19 Feb 2011) - [St George are] - Red Cliffs SRA:   Bushtit, Verdin
   -Silver Reef:   Anna's Hummingbird (male), Red-naped Sapsucker, White-winged Dove, Cooper's Hawk
   -SR9 sewage ponds:  Snow Geese, Cackling Goose, Lincoln's Sparrow, Ferruginous Hawk, Savannah Sparrow
   -Tonaquint Park:  Wood Duck, Cooper's Hawk, Abert's Towhees
   -Beaver Dam Slope:  Cactus Wren, Crissal Thrasher, Greater Roadrunner, Loggerhead Shrike, Pinyon Jay...
   -Springs Pond:  Lincoln's Sparrow, Ross's Goose, singing Crissal Thrasher, Abert's Towhee
   -Hurricane area:  Yellow-rumped 'Myrtle' Warbler, Merlin, Inca Dove, Greater White-fronted Goose (2 at Sky Mountain Golf Course), Virginia Rail
    -Sand Hollow State Park:  Long-tailed Duck (f), Least Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Bald Eagle, Horned Grebe, Red-breasted Merganser...
    -Grandpa's Pond:  Hooded Merganser, Greater Scaup
    -Dixie Red Hills Golf Course:  Great Egret, Abert's Towhee, Verdin...

Joel and Kathy Beyer (17 Feb 2011) - After a couple of days of intermittent searching we finally managed to locate some Inca Doves! It was a group of 6, and they were hanging out in the area of 3560 West 290 North in Hurricane.

Jeff Bilsky (14 Feb 2011) - [Various locations around Washington County, 2/5/11] - Ross's Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Greater Scaup, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Say's Phoebe, Marsh Wren, Northern Mockingbird, American Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler, House Sparrow...
   -Tonaquint Nature Center - Wood Duck, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Gambel's Quail, Bald Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Mourning Dove, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch  
   -Red Cliffs Campground - Anna's Hummingbird, Western Bluebird
   -Quail Creek Reservoir - Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Say's Phoebe, Rock Wren, House Finch...
   -Hurricane
SR9 Sewage Ponds - Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Cackling Goose...

Rick Fridell (14 Feb 2011) - Regarding wintering Common Yellowthroats in Utah.  They rarely but occasionally winter in Washington Co.  This is the fifth (known anyway) Yellowthroat that has wintered in Washington Co. in the last ten to 12 years (and the first adult male; all others were first-winter birds). The others were found in Washington City, Seegmiller, Tonaquint Park, and Red Hills GC. 
    -Speaking of other rare wintering birds, there is a House Wren wintering in Zion Canyon. It's usually in the large field area between the nature center and amphitheater (immediately up canyon from the South Campground.
    -Also Also of note around Washington Co.:
    - the female Long-tailed Duck is continuing (through 2/12) at Sand Hollow State Park
    - there have been a couple Inca Doves starting to call around my neighborhood (Canyon Ridge subdivision in Hurricane).
    - white geese are starting to come through, on 2/12 there was a large flock of geese in the fields behind the SR-9 (Hurricane) Sewage Ponds including ~150 Canada Geese, a few Cackling Geese, 46 Snow Geese, and 14 Ross's Geese.
    - the two wintering Greater White-fronted Geese remained at the Sky Mountain GC through 2/13.

Carl Ingwell (14 Feb 2011) - A week and a half ago, Jeff Bilsky and I went to St George for some birding. We found some Cackling Geese (3), Ross's Geese (3), and Snow Geese (6) at SR-9 Sewage Ponds. We had a Greater Scaup at Springs Estate Park and not much else...

Jan 2011

Bill and Debbi Compton (30 Jan 2011) -This afternoon around 3 pm we had great looks at 2 Long-eared Owls inside the gate at Lytle Ranch hanging around the "campground" area maybe 50 yards from the restrooms.

Bryan Shirley
(18 Jan 2011) - Spent a couple of hrs around Washington Fields today. Highlights were 4 Ferruginous Hawks and 2 Prairie Falcons.

Dec 2010

Rick Fridell (24 Dec 2010) - There was a Northern Parula today (12/24) at Tonaquint Park, St. George, Washington Co., UT. The parula was actively moving around the pond and through nearby trees. It was also very vocal and I was able to relocate it several times by listening for it's distinctive chip. There was also an Orange-crowned Warbler in the area and a male Wood Duck on the pond.

Rick Fridell (8 Dec 2010) - This evening (12/08) there was a Long-tailed Duck at Sandhollow State Park, Washington Co.. The duck was actively diving near the green bouys off the north boat ramp.  The two Trumpeter Swans and nine Tundra Swans are also remaining at Sand Hollow.  The biggest surprise this evening at SHSP was a small flock of 5 or 6 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in the creosotes at the northeast corner of the reservoir; my only other Utah December BGGn observation was two at Seegmiller Marsh on 12/17/02. Unfortunately the Purple Sandpiper appears to have moved on; it was last observed Saturday (12/4) afternoon.

Ryan O'Donnell (5 Dec 201200 - birded Washington County on Friday and Saturday (Dec. 3 & 4).  Sometimes I was with other birders and sometimes I was alone, so some of these reports may be redundant.  First stop, of course, was for the PURPLE SANDPIPER, which showed well for a couple of hours. Three LEAST SANDPIPERS were present, a bit late in the year. At Cox Park in St. George we (myself, Tim Avery, and Carl Ingwell) saw a female VERMILLION FLYCATCHER, but could not relocate the male that was seen here a few weeks earlier.  At Tonaquint Nature Park we found many of the expected species, including a couple of ABERT'S TOWHEES and this EARED GREBE... a flock of LESSER GOLDFINCHES, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS. Springs Park Pond, near Washington Fields, had a ROSS'S GOOSE, along with lots of other species of waterfowl. A small flock of geese in Washington Fields had four SNOW GEESE and one additional ROSS'S GOOSE. After dark, we heard a calling COMMON MOORHEN at Quail Lake, behind the Chevron in Hurricane. The next morning, Saturday Dec 4th, I set off on my own for Springdale Pond.  Two HERMIT THRUSHES here were a first of the trip for me.  Also of interest was a NORTHERN FLICKER INTERGRADE between the red-shafted and yellow-shafted subspecies. I then went to Stratton Pond, a.k.a. Grandpa's Pond, in Hurricane, where I was able to relocate both the EURASIAN WIGEON drake and a female GREATER SCAUP. Sky Mountain Golf Course had a small flock of about a dozen Canada Geese that included two CACKLING GEESE. Quail Creek Reservoir had no surprises, but the COMMON MERGANSERS, COMMON LOONS, and LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE were all firsts of the trip for me.

Kevin Wheeler (4 Dec 2010) - Daniel Trujillo and I ran around the St. George/ Hurricane area today birding.  We saw the PURPLE SANDPIPER near the north boat ramp at Sand Hollow Reservoir about 1:00 pm.   Other good birds observed included Eurasian Wigeon and Greater Scaup (F) at Stratton Pond, Ross's and Snow Geese at the Springs Estates Pond, Both Trumpeter and Tundra Swans at Sand Hollow Reservoir, a Merlin in Washington Fields, Bald Eagle(imm) and Peregrine Falcon (2) at Sand Hollow, and a Vermilion Flycatcher (F) at Boots Cox Park in St. George.

Jack Binch (4 Dec 2010) - The Birding gods (one must be named Rick) smiled on Bob Huntington and I on Thursday. I guess this is almost non-news anymore. We found the Purple Sandpiper after about ten minutes of looking. Very co-operative bird. Friday we went out to Lytle Ranch, and the birding was very slow. One Red-naped Sapsucker, one Western Screech-Owl, one Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Juncos, White-crowns, Yellow-rumps and some Ruby-crowns. Back to Sand Hollow to see if the sandpiper was still there. Yes, and lots of birders.

Rick Fridell (3 Dec 2010) - This evening (12/3) there was a drake EURASIAN WIGEON on Stratton Pond (Grandpa's Fishing Pond) in Hurricane, Washington Co., UT.  Stratton Pond is a great place to view wintering waterfowl and is located at the north end of 3700 West in Hurricane. If you're taking SR-9 to access Sand Hollow State Park turn north at the light (instead of south) to reach Stratton Pond. This is also a great place to find in the winter (although I didn't see any tonight).  There were many ducks present including approximately 1,000, dozens of Green-winged Teal, Canvasbacks, Redheads, Ring-necked Ducks, Buffleheads, Hooded Mergansers, and Ruddy Ducks, and a single Red-breasted Merganser. I'm guessing the big wigeon flock is the same flock that is usually at Sky Mountain Golf Course in Hurricane.

Kevin Wheeler
(1 Dec 2010) - [Sand Hollow Reservoir] - David Wheeler, Daniel Trujillo and I saw the PURPLE SANDPIPER this morning on the island below the dike south of the large parking lot (where previously reported) at Sand Hollow Reservoir at 7:45 this morning.  It was associating with the Dunlin and a Killdeer.

Nov 2010

Rick Fridell (28 Nov 20910) - This afternoon (11/28), I located an apparent PURPLE SANDPIPER at Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., UT. The sandpiper was loosely associated with a Dunlin, foraging on the emergent sand and gravel bar island located below the west dam (viewed from the south end of the large parking lot). 
     - There continues to be large numbers (and great diversity) of waterfowl around Washington Co., including 7 Tundra Swans and 4 Snow Geese at Sand Hollow; 2 Greater White-fronted Geese at Sky MountaIn GC in Hurricane; the continuing Ross's Goose at Springs Estate Park; and Rob and Meribeth located a Cackling Goose in a large flock of Canada Geese in the Washington Fields.

David Wheeler (21 Nov 2010) - In Lytle Ranch on Saturday morning, I awoke with a sensation that I must be sleeping under a flag, as the wind flapped my 30 year old pup tent with intent to shred.  I packed it up, chatted with my friend Eriberto (the caretaker of the ranch), and set out to see if I could find some birds.  It was utterly hopeless.  You know it's a bad day when even juncos won't come out of cover for a heartfelt pish.  he best birds I saw were four female Hooded Mergansers at the pond.  The dust storm was so fierce that Mojo kept sneezing and I wept tears of mud...

Rick Fridell (3 Nov 2010) - Yesterday (11/2) - Maurice Demille photographed a female / juvenile type Harlequin Duck on the Virgin River at Confluence Park (Toquerville, La Verkin, Hurricane).  The duck was a few hundred meters upstream from the confluence with La Verkin Creek near the USGS gaging station. A few of us looked around that portion of the river this afternoon but were not successful at relocating the duck. 

Oct 2010

Joel and Kathy Beyr (24 Oct 2010) - We visited Lytle Ranch (Washington Co.) this weekend.  After no luck yesterday, we finally found the PYRRHULOXIA this afternoon.  It hadn't made a sound the first 3 hours we were there, but once the clouds cleared and the sun came out, the Pyrrhuloxia became quite vocal and allowed us a couple of quick looks.  The best birds on Saturday were a lingering female Summer Tanager and several Black-tailed Gnatcatchers.  Today we also saw a Short-eared Owl, and a nice mixed flock, including RED-EYED VIREO, Cassin's Vireo, Townsend's Warbler, Bushtit, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Virginia's Warbler and Larry Tripp. ..

Larry Tripp (11 Oct 2010) - Pretty slow birding today at Lytle Ranch but a male Black-throated Blue Warbler sure made the trip out there nice. It has to be my favorite Warbler. What a sharp looking dude...

Larry Tripp (9 Oct 2010) - This morning at my feeders in Veyo a HY male Ruby-throated Hummingbird showed up. I first heard it calling and thought it was a late Black-chinned. When I got my binns and looked at it I was pleasantly surprised to see red gorget feathers. I saw it come back to the feeder a couple times but last time I saw it was around 10:00 AM. If I see it again I will report it...

Rick Fridell (1 Oct 2010) -  Judy Jordan discovered a male Broad-billed Hummingbird visiting her feeders earlier this week in New Harmony (Washington Co.).  She also has several Anna's Hummingbirds coming in as well... The hummingbird is quite vocal and often perches below in the three-lobed squawbush below the feeders...

Sep 2010

Rick Fridell (28-29 Sep 2010) - This evening (9/29) I stopped at Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., on my back from Mesquite and saw a male Pyrrhuloxia. The bird popped up in a pomegranite bush in the orchard, allowing a brief but excellent view... There were also 10-12 sapsuckers in the orchard enjoying persimmons, including a Red-breasted Sapsucker and a RB x Red-naped hybrid.  And finally, on 9/28 I saw a Prothonotary Warbler in St. George.

Brian Currie (22 Sep 2010) - On a very blustery day yesterday (9/22) I had a few minutes to go to Red Hills Golf Course in St. George. There was a male Vermillion Flycatcher in the line of trees east of hole #2. It stayed in the area for the brief time I was there and is definitely one of my favorite reasons to come to St. George...

Larry Tripp (13 Sep 2010) -  It was rather quiet today at Lytle [Ranch] compared to last Monday but there were a couple good birds there. One of the first birds I saw in the parking area was a Red-eyed Vireo...There was a young male and a female Vermilion Flycatcher at the north end of the pomegranate patch. Probably the same ones that have been around this summer. Along the creek there was a female type American Redstart but not much else.

Larry Tripp (6 Sep 2010) - Birding today at Lytle Ranch was very good with nice numbers of western migrants around. The highlight was a Canada Warbler in the orchard where I watched it working the apple and plum trees near the blackberry bushes. I watched it on and off for 5 minutes or so with great close views. I last saw it flying north towards the pomegranates where I was unable to relocate it...  There was also a female Vermilion flycatcher in the orchard that has been around for a while.
     On the way home I stopped at the inlet of Gunlock Res. looking at the few shorebirds there. Nothing unusual but there was a Red-shouldered Hawk in the trees. Also of note I saw a Clay-colored Sparrow at upper Sand Cove Res. on Friday.

Aug 2010

Keeli Marvel (3 Aug 2010) - [Lytle Ranch] ... in the brief time we were there, the best birds we saw were an Inca dove near the gate just outside the parking area, and an Ash-throated flycatcher in a tree near the care-taker's house. Both were new birds for me...

Jul 2010

Letitia Lussier (30 July 2010) - A Green Heron was spotted today at the pond in Springdale about 1pm. It was perched in some dead trees at the back end of the pond, seeming rather settled in that spot. The pond is located behind the Switchback Restaurant on the main drag.

Flora Duncan (29 July 2010) - On 27 July at Lytle Ranch in the orchard, the following observed a HEPATIC TANAGER: Richard and Edie Deen, Bekky Levanger, Esther Duncan and Flora Duncan. and Richard photographed The bird was observed eating a peach.
    During a short time Ladderback Woodpecker, male and female, House finch, male and female, Western Tananger, Northern Mockingbird, Brewer's Sparrows were observed in the same tree enjoying the peaches. The afternoon was sunny and hot. Three of us observed four Roadrunners during the day. Great birding.

Jun 2010

Joel and Kathy Beyer ( 28 Jun 2010) - We took the hike to Angels Landing in Zion National Park Sunday morning, and after an half hour of searching, found the Spotted Owls in the same area previously reported (Refrigerator Canyon).  ... Also, about noon on Sunday we saw a Rufous-crowned Sparrow at the Springdale Ampitheatre.  Later Sunday afternoon we found both Acorn and Lewis' Woodpeckers along the Kolob Terrace Road (about a mile south of Kolob Reservoir), and California Condor (#99) at the Kolob Creek crossing.

Bill Bates  (20 Jun 2010) - On Sunday about noon we saw and photographed a Male Northern Cardinal in Ivins, Utah. The address of the sighting is the corner of Willow Springs Cir. and Kayenta Way. He was in some large pines...  (Sight Record)

Tim Avery (11 Jun 2010)  - Yesterday, (06/11) after our encounter with the New Englanders on the bus in Zion, I convinced Sam to head back up Zion Canyon to head towards Angel's Landing in hopes of finding the Spotted Owls the couple had photographed... We made it up the switchbacks into the canyon before Walter's Wiggles, and started looking. It only took about 5 minutes before we found two birds--an adult and chick perched in separate trees just off the trail...

Bill Hunter (6 Jun 2010) - ... This [Costa's Hummingbird] is a friend of ours who has taken up residence in our backyard and is very friendly.

Carl Ingwell (2 June 2010) - Just because I've never seen Phainopepla outside of Lytle Ranch area, I found it interesting that one is calling somewhere in the Springdale City park.

May 2010

Larry Tripp (29 May 2010) - Today just north of Veyo in Washington County I saw an OVENBIRD. It came into pishing where I watched it for minute or so on a Juniper branch then walking around. ...in a small spot near a pond where I take Tayla for a walk often....

Tim Avery (29 May 2010) - This morning Jeff Bilsky and I observed an adult male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the cottonwoods above the drinking fountain at the entrance of Lytle Ranch. Most of the usual suspects were also around including several Brown-crested Flycatcher, Summer Tanager, Hooded Oriole, Common Black-Hawk, and Bell's Vireo.
     There were 3 Vermilion Flycatcher at Boots Cox Park in St. George and a Green Heron at Springs Estate Pond.

Joel Beyer (8 May 2010) - We found a male Hooded Warbler at Lytle Ranch (Washington Co.) this morning. It was in the large bush just north of the trailer and workshop, where the trail forks. It was in this bush for at least 2 hours (until we left at 12:30). Cindy and Steve Sommerfield also saw the bird (Utah lifer for all!).

Joel Beyer (7 May 2010) - A Least Tern was at Sand Hollow Reservoir this afternoon, along with 30 Forster's Terns and 5 Caspian Terns. We were unable to find the Pomarine Jaeger.

David Wheeler (1-2 May 2010) - [Lytle Ranch] COMMON BLACK-HAWKS -- back just south of Lytle Ranch; POMARINE JAEGER -- there as of Friday morning, with incredibly long tail making it easy to spot in the lake. [thank you again Rick!]; COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD -- one male still visiting feeder at Lytle Ranch .... Stunning.; CASSIN'S KINGBIRD -- on the road to Welcome Springs, hanging with a Western kingbird, oddly enough; VIRGINIA's WARBLERS -- absolutely everywhere down south, ranging from Beaver Dam Slope to Zion NP; PAINTED REDSTARTS -- a pair at Temple of Sinewava (sp?) parking lot. TURKEYS nearby too.; SUMMER TANAGERS -- they are back at Lytle Ranch & they are stunning; RED CROSSBILLS -- several flocks at Pine Valley at & above the locked gate to campground. Grace's warblers are back too--at eye level even

Apr 2010

Rick Fridell ( 25 April 2010) This afternoon (4/25) Rob Dobbs and Meribeth Huizinga found an adult alternate plumaged Pomarine Jaeger at Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., UT.  We were able to watch the jaeger off and on for a couple hours, however it did a nice job of staying in the middle of the reservoir.

Paul Higgins (25 April 2010) - Vermilion Flycatcher and Green Heron , St. George, Washington County, Utah.

Jerf Bilsky (20 April 2010) Carl Ingwell and I birded down South this past weekend - here are some highlights. CHICKEN CREEK RES (4/16 and 4/18) - Horned Grebe, Western Sandpiper, Willets, Snowy Egret, Blue-winged Teal, LB Dowitcher, Virginia Rail, lots and lots of other ducks. LYTLE RANCH (4/17 and 4/18) - Hooded Orioles (2), Yellow-rumped, Orange-crowned, Yellow, Lucy's, Black-throated Gray, Common Yellowthroat, Virginia's, Common Blackhawk, Cordilleran, Ash-throated, Gray Flycatchers, Lazuli Buntings, Green-tailed Towhees, Chipping Sparrows, Brewer's Blackbirds, Lark Sparrows, Lincoln's Sparrows, Roadrunner, Costa's, Broad-tailed, Black-chinned Hummingbirds. SNOW CANYON (4/18) - Anna's Hummingbird, Violet-green Swallows, Bushtits, Orange-crowned, Yellow, Lucy's, Ladder-backed WP. WELCOME SPRINGS (4/17) - Black-chinned Sparrows, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Bushtits. BEAVER DAM SLOPE/ROAD TO LYTLE (4/17 and 4/18) - Double-crested Cormorants, White-faced Ibis, Scott's Orioles, Brewer's Blackbirds, Pinyon Jays, Cactus Wrens, Barn Owl, Great-horned Owl, White-throated Swifts, Brewer's Sparrows, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrows, Black-chinned Sparrows, Ash-throated Flycatchers, Western Kingbirds, Roadrunner.

Mar 2010

Tim Avery (22 March 2010) - Sam and I spent the weekend birding around Washington County. Several spring arrivals were moving through. Highlights: [Boots Cox Park] --2 Vermilion Flycatcher. [Lytle Ranch] --Lucy's Warbler, Crissal Thrasher, Costa's Hummingbird, American Goldfinch, Cinnamon Teal, Bufflehead, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Black Phoebe; [Springs Estates Pond],Snow Goose; 03/20 [Sand Hollow State Park -- White-throated Swift, Cactus Wren;[Boots Cox Park]--Vermilion Flycatcher; [Ivins Reservoir]--Violet-green Swallow, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Greater Scaup; [Beaver Dam Slope]-Pinyon Jay, Cactus Wren;  [Lytle Ranch]--Turkey Vulture;

Larry Tripp (15 March 2010) - [Lytle Ranch] -  One or two Lucy's Warblers were singing. ... A Turkey Vulture flying over and a couple Northern Rough-winged Swallows flying up the Wash. No Black-hawks yet.

Carl Ingwell (15 March 2010) - We had Canyon Wrens, Ladder Backed Woodpecker & Costa's Hummingbird in Snow Canyon SP.

Cindy Sommerfeld (14 March 2010) - Here are some of the highlights of our Washington County weekend: St. George (Cox Park)  - Vermilion Flycatcher; Quail Creek  - Yellow-billed Loon, White-winged Scoter; Springdale  -  Rufous-crowned Sparrow; Grafton  -  Harris's Sparrow; Lytle Ranch  -  Black-tailed Gnatcatcher; Welcome Springs  - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  

Carl Ingwell
(13 March 2010) - This morning, Brittany Badger and I went to Quail Creek to look for the Yellow-Billed Loon and we had no luck with it.  We did see a Red Breasted Merganser, an adult Herring Gull and a first year Thayer's Gull. After that, we went to Boots Cox Park in St. George where we located the Vermillion Flycatcher pair, saw three Snipe in the horse field and had a flyover of three white geese which appeared to be two Snow and one Ross's.

David Wheeler (1 March 2010) - [Ivins] A local birder has confirmed that a Great Egret does indeed frequent the little pond above the softball fields in Ivins.

David Wheeler  (1 March 2010) - [Welcome-Springs Wash] There was a lone Black-tailed Gnatcatcher hoarsely calling in what we have always referred to as the Welcome-Springs Wash, on Saturday.  It was hanging with a happy mob of Bushtits.

David Wheeler  (1 March 2010) - [Lytle Ranch] There was one (1) lone Bushtit at Lytle Ranch. 

Feb 2010

David Wheeler (28 Feb 2010) -  1)  Quail Creek Reservoir YELLOW-BILLED LOON (lovely views) and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER both Friday and Saturday.  All three species of mergansers were there as well, as well as a couple of Common Loons. 2)  Sand Hollow Reservoir:  At least one HORNED GREBE and lots of Greater Scaup were there. 3)  Hurricane (fields behind POTW--sewage lagoons): Saw the Snow Geese there. 4)  St. George.  The VERMILION FLYCATCHER male continues to delight at the edge of Cox Park. 5)  Snow Canyon State Park: The ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD and absurdly tame [Greater] Roadrunner  were still at the campground as of  Saturday afternoon.  6) I think I MAY POSSIBLY HAVE seen a Great Egret in one of the fountain-decorated Las-Vegasesqe desert ponds ... near a jogging trail in Ivins near Snow Canyon and just up hill of some baseball fields. 

Rick Fridell (26 Feb 2010) -  The Yellow-billed Loon and White-winged Scoter are still at Quail Creek State Park and the male Vermilion Flycatcher is still hanging around the fields adjacent to Cox Park in St. George. A large flock of Canada Geese, 25 Snow Geese, 4 Ross's Geese, and 2 Greater White-fronted Geese in the fields behind the SR-9 (Hurricane) Sewage Ponds. Rob Dobbs and I observed a large flock of geese in the Washington Fields this afternoon including ~ 75 Snow Geese (one blue phase) and 5 Ross's Geese. There was also an immature Mute Swan with the geese in the Washington Fields. Rob also observed an adult Mute Swan (and 3 Tundra Swans) at Sand Hollow State Park.

Joel and Kathy Beyer (19 Feb 2010) - a Bendire's Thrasher in the Beaver Dam Slope area of Washington County.  Specifically, the bird was about halfway to the Zella Tanks, off the Lytle Ranch road.  It was chased off by a Cactus Wren. The thrasher was not refound. Other highlights were:  Yellow-billed Loon and Pacific Loon at Quail Creek Reservoir; Anna's Hummingbird displaying at Snow Canyon SP; Vermillion Flycatcher and Swamp Sparrow in St. George.
 

Jan 2010

Tim Avery (18 Jan 18 2010) - The Yellow-billed Loon is still present at Quail Creek State Park in
Washington County as reported by Rick Fridell. At least one Anna's Hummingbird is in Snow Canyon visiting the feeders at the Camp Host Site. The bird is a male and was displaying. And the previously reported Eurasian Wigeon was at Sky Mountain golf Course, although I believe it is actually a hybrid. It's very subtle, but there are
green streaks in the back of the head.

Nathan Fisher (15 Jan 2010) - On the 14th I was birding at Mathis Park in St. George, and the area was loaded with birds.... Near the beginning of my session I was watching a flicker perched in a tree across the river and noticed no red on his face or head. I couldn't see his underwing at all. I waited while watching other birds. When he did take off I wasn't exactly watching him, but did see him before he landed out of sight. I swore that he had the yellow underwing, and made my notation of Gilded Flicker as there was no red nape indicative of the yellow shafted. I continued to watch for an hour or so. I started to doubt my observation as time continued and was about to cross off the gilded flicker off the list when he flew in front of me (about 20 feet away) and landed a bit further away. Again I saw the obvious yellow underwing, and could now, again, verify that there was no red nape. There is no doubt that I saw the gilded flicker.
 

   

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