Recent Sightings

  
Wayne County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

Jun 2017

Neil Paprocki (25 Jun 2017) - [Capitol Reef NP - Fruita Picnic Area] - Wild Turley, Spotted Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (24 Jun 2017) - [Boulder Mtn - North slope] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (23 Jun 2017) - [Bicknell Bottoms] - Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

David Wheeler (19 Jun 2017) - [Capitol Reef NP - Fruita Picnic Area] - White-throated Swift, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Wood-Pewee, Common Raven, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

 Matthew Bell (10 Jun 2017) - [Sunglow Rec Site CG] - Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Spotted Towhee

Matthew Bell (9 Jun 2017) - [Chimney Rock Trail] - Pinyon Jay, Violet-green Swallow, Black-throated Gray Warbler

Janice Gardner (3 Jun 2017) - [Frying Pan Trail - Capitol Reef NP] - White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Gray Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

May 2017

Larry Draper (30 May 2017) - [Loa, UT] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole, House Sparrow
     -- [Lyman, UT] - Chestnut-sided Warbler. Single male feeding in Cottonwood tree. Yellow-green crown and chestnut side marking was clearly visible. We do have photographs

Anonymous eBirder (28 May2017) - [Torrey, UT] - Evening Grosbeak

Larry Draper (11 May 2017) - [Bicknell Bottoms] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, American White Pelican, Northern Harrier, Virginia Rail, Wilson's Snipe, Marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow

Alan Kneidel (3 May 2017) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Gray Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Gray Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Northern), Violet-green Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit (Interior), Rock Wren (Northern), Canyon Wren, Bewick's Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Apr 2017

Jean Hengesbaugh (30 Apr 2017) - [Canyonlands NP] - Common Raven, Horned Lark, Sagebrush Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Kent Coe (29 Apr 2017) - [Hanksville, UT] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Western Kingbird, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (27 Apr 2017) - [Loa, UT] - Greater Sage-Grouse. Photos. Not rare in Wayne county.

Neil Paprocki (26 Apr 2017) - [Hwy 24 - TV Tower Rd] - Common Rave, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow

Shari Kearney (24 Apr2017) - [Spanish Bottom] - Osprey, Lucy's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird

Ken and Helen Ostenmiller (21 Apr 2017) - [UT-24] - Greater Roadrunner. Observed runnung across road carrying food. Large and long tailed with shaggy streaked appearance and shaggy crest raised.

Ryan McDermott (7 Apr 2017) - [Big Rocks Rd] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Merlin, Prairie Falcon, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Mar 2017

Bill Schmoker (31 Mar 2017) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Wild Turkey, White-throated Swift, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Western Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Bill Schmoker (30 Mar 2017) - [Capitol Reef NP] - American White Pelican, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Bewick's Wren, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco,
Spotted Towhee

Feb 2017

Neil Paprocki (20 Feb 2017) - [Loa, UT] - Bald, Eagle, Prairie Falcon

Neil Paprocki (19 Feb 2017) - [Donkey Flats Rd] - Wild Turkey, Northern Harrier, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow
     -- [Big Rocks Rd] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ferruginous Hawk, Killdeer, Mountain Bluebird, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Neil Paprocki (18 Feb 2017) - [Bicknell Bottoms] - Northern Harrier, Rough-legged Hawk

Tana Hunter (18 Feb 2017) - [Teasdale Bench] - Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Anonymous eBirder (17 Feb 2017) - [Fremont, UT] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Dark-eyed Junco

Celeste Morien (2 Feb 2017) - [Hwy 24 at Noton Bullfrog Bottom Rd] - Wild Turkey, Northern Pygmy-Owl, American Crow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)

Jan 2017

Brett Montgomery (17 Jan 2017) - [Loa, UT] - Greater Sage-Grouse, Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling

Ryan McDermott (9 Jan 2017) - Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven

Kelli Frame (1 Jan 2017) - [Bicknell Bottoms] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Dipper, American Robin

Dec 2016

Anonymous eBirder (31 December 2016) - [Lyman, UT] - Ferruginous Hawk

Marc Chelemer (29 December 2016) - [Capitol Reef] - Wild Turkey, Common Raven, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (14 December 2016) - [Fish Creek Cove] - Gambel's Quail. To my knowledge, and according to local historical knowledge (Jay Banta and others), there has been a population of Gambel's Quail in the Torrey-Teasdale area for quite some time (at least 15 years). It is thought that this population may be introduced, but the exact origin is not known to me. Birds have certainly become well established residents in the area. In fact, California Quail are very rare in the county, and I suspect most of the CAQU sightings from Wayne County are actually GAQU. Notes:
   - Chestnut-colored flanks
   - Black belly patch on males
   - No scaling on ventral side
      -- [Donkey Flat Rd] - Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Sparrow

Neil Paprocki (10 December 2016) - [east of Cocks Comb] - Great Horned Owl

Nov 2016

Jeanne Tinsman (26 November 2016) - [Awapa Plateau] - Greater Sage-Grouse. A flock of birds along SR 24 close to the Piute-Wayne County line, which flushed into the sagebrush as traffic drove past. Large game birds, with black bellies visible when they flew. Unfortunately, one bird had been hit and killed on the busy highway.
     -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier (American), Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling

Richard Bunn (14 November 2016) - [Boulder Mountain] - Wild Turkey, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's)

Joel Throckmorton (8 November 20160 - [Capitol Reef NP] -  Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse

Oct 2016

Judd Patterson (30 October 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Wild Turkey, Rock Wren

Annie Swaim (11 October 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Mallard, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) , Eurasian Collared-Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Pygmy Nuthatch, Western Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bob Battagin (10 October 2016) - [Torrey, UT] - Northern Flicker, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, House Sparrow

Mark Hunter (5 October 2016) - [Fremont River] - Barn Owl, Horned Lark

Randall Siebert (5 October 2016) - [Fruita CG] - Wild Turkey, Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Song Sparrow

Randall Siebert (4 October 2016) - [Holt Draw] - Bushtit, Mountain Bluebird

Mary Lynn Scattaregia (3 October 2016) - [UT-24 over Fremont River] - Greater Roadrunner. A greater roadrunner ran across the road in front of our vehicle while we were driving UT-24. We got an unobstructed view of the bird. The large streaky brown bird with a long tail, thick, long bill, flattened crest and long legs could not have been any other species.

Randall Siebert (3 October 2016) - [Fryingpan Trail] - Common Raven, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Sep 2016

Jim Schwarz (20 September 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - White-throated Swift

Anonymous eBirder (19 September 20160 - [Torrey, UT] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Pinyon Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub Jay, Gray Catbird

Pat Lueders (14 September 2016) - [Capitol Reefr NP] - Wild Turkey, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Nashville Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Aug 2016

Sharon Isom (27 August 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Calliope Hummingbird, Canyon Wren, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird

Erin Aadelen (7 August 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Chukar

Jonah Benning (6 August 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Willow Flycatcher, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler

Jacob Drucker (5 August 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Prairie Falcon, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Gray Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow

Kevin Lapp (4 August 2016) - [Fruita, UT] - Wild Turkey, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Common Raven, Western Bluebird, American Robin, American Goldfinch

Kevin Lapp (1 August 2016) - [Rim Rock Inn] - American Coot (Red-shielded), Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Cliff Swallow, Bullock's Oriole

Jul 2016

David Wheeler (30 July 2016) - [Loa to Fish Lake] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk

Ryan McDermott (27 July 2016) - [Sand Creek - Torrey, UT] - Red-tailed Hawk, Gray Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Bushtit, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Spotted Towhee, Pine Siskin

Sherree Sheide (12 July 20160 - [Capitol Reef NP] - Wild Turkey, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Willow Flycatcher, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, American Pipit, Yellow Warbler, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch,
House Sparrow

Russell Loeber (7July 20160 - [Capitol Reef Resort] - Gambel's Quail, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Kevin Wheeler (6 July 2016) - [Deep Creek] - American Three-toed Woodpecker

Patty Shreve (4 July 2016) - [Torrey, UT] - Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, WEoodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow

Bill Scott (3 July 20160 - [Cainville, UT] - Sharp-shinned Hawk

Bill Scott (2 July 20160 - [Capitol Reef NP] - Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Jun 2016

Kevin Wheeler (23 June 2016) - [Pine Creek] - Common Nighthawk, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, MacGillivray's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch

Craig Litteken (18 June 2016) - [Hanksville, UT] - White-throated Swift, Downy Woodpecker, Black Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

Steve Hedges (8 June 2016) - [Boulder Mountain] - Common Poorwill

Dave Spangenburg (7 June 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - 43 species total: -- Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon (North American), Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Gray Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren,
House Wren (Northern), Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Scott's Oriole, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Steve Hedges (4 June 2016) - [Blind Lake] - Dusky Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Warbling Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

May 2016

Bill Scott (27 May 2016) - [Capitol Reef Resort] - Gambel's Quail. I listened to them calling at length and compared the California Quail call at the time of the sighting. The birds were giving the chracteristic 3-4 note very familiar call of Gambel's...at least 2 birds behind the hotel.

Steve Compton (27 May 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Flicker, Prairie Falcon, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak,
Bullock's Oriole

Mark Stackhouse (4 May 2016) - [Jay House] - 78 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Pinyon Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak, House Sparrow

Apr 2016

Shari Kearney (30 April 2016) - [Deadhorse Canyon Camp] - Cooper's Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper

Shari Kearney (29 April 2016) - [Millard Canyon Camp] - Spotted Sandpiper, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Peregrine Falcon, American Crow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Lark Sparrow

Paul R. Clyne (27 April 2016)- [Teasdale, UT] - Pinyon Jay

Nancy Stoz (26 April 2016) - [Chimney Rock & Spring Canyon Hike] - 24 species total:
     -- Turkey Vulture, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Say's Phoebe, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Juniper Titmouse, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Jessica Stokes (25 April 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - 26 species total:
    -- Wild Turkey, Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Alan Schmiere (22 April 2016) - [Boulder Mountain] - 11 species total:
    -- White-throated Swift, Red-naped Sapsucker, Plumbeous Vireo, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Chipping Sparrow, Cassin's Finch

Ryan McDermot (15 April 2016) - [Bicknell Bottoms] - 15 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Logan Searl (11 April 2016) - [Hanksville, UT] - Common Raven, Northern Mockingbird, White-crowned Sparrow, House Sparrow

Bill Slater (6 April 2016) - [Loa, UT] - 16 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird

Bill Slater (5 April 2016) - [The Parker] - Dusky Grouse, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Sage Thrasher, Western Meadowlark
     -- [Lyman, UT] - Ferruginous Hawk, Mountain Bluebird

Anonymous eBirder (2 April 2016) - [Torrey, UT] - Evening Grosbeak

Anonymous eBirder (2 April 2016) - [Torrey, UT] - 12 species total:
     -- Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Meadowlark, Pine Grosbeak, House Sparrow

Mar 2016

Jamie Ross (31 March 2016) - [Canyonlands NP] - 13 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Peregrine Falcon, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Black-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Darren Shirley (30 March 2016) - [Cainville, UT] - Wild Turkey

Jamie Ross (29 March 2016) - [Tower Bottom, Green River, UT] - Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Say's Phoebe, Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Virginia's Warbler, Black-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee 

Phil Thorpe (21 March 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco

Anonymous eBirder (20 March 2016) - [Torrey, UT] - Lewis's Woodpecker, Mountain Bluebird

Ryan McDermott (7 March 2016) - [Bicknell Bottoms] - 19 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

Mia McPehrson (3 March 2016) - [Bicknell Bottoms] - Snow Goose. The juvenile Snow Goose was feeding with a large flock of Canada Geese in a farmer's field

Feb 2016

Evan Buechley (21  February 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Townsend's Solitaire

Evan Buechley (15  February 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Lincoln's Sparrow. Seen at close range mixed with a flock of DEJU. Small size indicative of LISP, not SOSP, also: Finely streaked breast, buffy-yellow malar, crown peaked.
     -- Wild Turkey

Sandy Borthwick (15  February 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Canyon Wren. [Housing Area] Rather odd location but one has been hanging around the housing area for a couple weeks.

Tana Hunter (13 February 2016) - [Bicknell Bottoms] - 23 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, American Wigeon, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Pinyon Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Western Bluebird, Mountain Bluebird, European Starling, House Sparrow

Ben Smith (2 February 2016) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Belted Kingfisher, Clark's Nutcracker
   
 -- [Cainesville, UT] - Hermit Thrush

Dec 2015

Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Lewis's Woodpecker, Pinyon Jay, Common Raven, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Neil Paprocki (14 December 2015) - [The Lodge at Red River Ranch, Teasdale, UT] - Mallard, Chukar, Northern Harrier, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow

Nov 2015

Neil Paprocki (21 November 2015) - [Loa Fields] -  Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, European Starling, House Sparrow

Oct 2015

Barbara Kelley (25 October 2015) - [Capitol Reef NP] - Northern Saw-whet Owl.

Roy Morris (23 October 2015Z) - [Upper Spanish Bottom CG, Canyonlands NP] - 13 species:
        -- Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Common Raven, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Kirk Swenson (11 October 2015) - [Capitol Reef NP]:  Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Cassin's Finch

Aug 2015

Kevin Lapp (7 August 2015) - [Torrey Mesa] - 12 species total:
    --  Wild Turkey, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Say's Phoebe, Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Rock Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Lark Sparrow, House Finch

Bryant Olsen (7 August 2015) - [Loa Fields] - 28 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Northern Pintail, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Stilt Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Rock Wren, Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow

Jul 2015

Bruce Barnhart (11 July 2015) - [Capitol Reef NP] - 8 species total:
    --  Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, American Robin, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Scott's Oriole

May 2015

Kevin Wheeler (27 May 2015) - [Baker Spring] - DUSKY GROUSE.

Feb 2015

John Lefever (26 Feb 2015) - [Navajo Knobs Trail, Capitol Reef NP] - 4 species:
   -- Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, Canyon Wren, Dark-eyed Junco

Mar 2014

Eric Huish (19 Mar 2014) - Merrill Webb just called me to report a flock of 21 Greater White-fronted Geese and a Blue-winged Teal in Loa, Wayne County. The geese were in an irrigation pond on the West side of Main Street about 1 mile south of town. When driving south on the main street through Loa the road turns east. Don't follow the road east, take Main Street south at the turn.

Steve Christensen (2 Mar 2014) - Yesterday there were 21 Greater White-fronted and three Ross's geese on an irrigation pond approximately one mile south of Loa in Wayne County.

Aug 2013

Bryant Olsen (8 Aug 2013) - I swung by the Wild Cat ranger station on SR 12, they had 3 hummingbird feeders up and the place was swarming with hummingbirds,4 species, RUFOUS, BROAD-TAILED, BLACK-CHINNED and at least female 2 female CALLIOPE. I've never seen so many hummingbirds, must have been 30+, and you can stand 3 feet away from them and they feed in a frenzy right in front of your face, pretty cool. Nearby I found some another WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER, GRACE'S WARBLER, PYGMY NUTHATCHES, and flushed up a family of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, one of them doing the broken wing display like a killdeer.

May 2013

Steve Christensen (28 May 2013) - In Wayne County this weekend we had our annual visit from a Rose-breasted Grosbeak. This is the fourth straight year he has appeared briefly at about the same time in May.

Nov 2012

Steve Christensen (2 Nov 2012) -  Today at Capitol Reef NP I saw what I believe to be a Brown Thrasher. (Confirmed by Rich Fridel).

Mar 2012

Steve Christensen (18 Mar 2012) - Possible Savannah Sparrow, Bicknell bottoms.

Nov 2011

Steve Christensen (17 Nov 2011) - This morning (Thursday) there were 16 Ferruginous Hawks, including one dark morph, in a cluster of trees near Lyman, UT Wednesday afternoon.

Jun 2011

Joel Beyer (21 Jun 2011) - Monday morning we found a male Indigo Bunting in Capitol Reef National Park.  It was seen on the Fremont River trail, just east of the campground, and was singing continuously during the half hour we were there.

May 2011

Steve Christensen (29 May 2011) - Indigo Bunting in Bicknell.

Steve Christensen (28 May 2011) - Tamra Lyman just reported a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at her feeder in Bicknell.

Terry Sandler (21 May 2011) - The bird class went well. We saw a Vermillion Flycatcher in Capitol Reef and several Bobolink south of Bicknell.

Mar 2011

Bryan Shirley (29 Mar 2011) - A Red-tail-Ferruginous Hawk hybrid reported March 5 in Wayne County.

Steve Christensen (14 Mar 2011) - I spent a few hours each day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday wandering around Wayne County. There were lots of birds along the Big Rocks Road between Loa and the airport. Most of the eagles have left the valley. I identified these species: 
    [highllights]... Common Merganser, Bald Eagle... Rough-legged Hawk, Golden Eagle... Pinyon Jay...Sandhill Crane... Horned Lark...Ferruginous Hawk... Mountain Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird...Wild Turkey (Capitol Reef NP)... American Tree Sparrow

Steve Christensen (6 Mar 2011) - The Greater White-fronted Geese near Loa were still there Saturday afternoon. There were 12 today.

Feb 2011

Steve Christensen (27 Feb 2011) - I photographed 11 of what I believe are Greater White-fronted Geese and a Ross's Goose near Loa, UT yesterday.

Sep 2010

Bernie Morris, Emmaus, PA (24 Sep 2010) - On Friday morning, 9/24, my wife and I were birding the orchards at Fruta in Capitol Reef National Park. At about 10AM we had an adult male Black-throated Blue Warbler just outside the Johnson orchard in the the picnic area, very close to the rest rooms.
     Since we are from Pennsylvannia, seeing this bird did not seem all that unusual, but when I looked in Sibley, the range map shows that it is anything but usual in Utah. I could not get any photos, but we see this bird all of the time at home, sometimes from our back porch. The bird did not make any calls at all, but was seen closely, about 10-15 feet, for at least a minute, before flying off into the orchard. We both saw the black throat and face, the blue-gray head and back, and the small white spot on the wing....

Apr 2010

Lu Giddings (11 April 2010) - [Boulder Mountain] - a flock of 15-20 Black Rosy-finches was observed feeding on the fringe of the receding snow about 0.25 miles south of MM#96 on Highway 12  (between Torrey and Boulder) late this morning. The Acorn Woodpecker tree on the Boulder Mtn road (Highway 12, near MM#93) was being diligently guarded by a Lewis's Woodpecker this morning.
     [Henry Mountain]  A small flock (6-10 birds) of Pygmy Nuthatches was observed at about 7400' in the Eagle City vicinity of the Henry Mtns early Saturday afternoon. ... A Virginia's Warbler was seen sipping from a stream near a Savannah Sparrow in the Little Egypt area of the Henrys Saturday morning. ... Black-throated Sparrows were the most common sparrow seen at lower elevations.

May 2009

Milt Moody (21 Apr 2009) - On Thursday we saw an INDIGO BUNTING in the park across the bridge and down stream from the Gifford House in the main area of Capitol Reef NP. It was in the grass with three Chipping Sparrows and a male Lesser Goldfinch -- pretty easy to see. Also just below the bridge (across the nearby road) was a BLACK PHOEBE -- I think it's unusually far north for this species.

Mar 2009

Bryant Olsen - This past weekend I went to Capital Reef NP. and on Saturday the 21st I saw a flock of Canada Geese, with 9 Greater White-fronted Geese mixed in. They were flying west over Torrey at dawn.

May 2008

Carl Lundblad (24 May 2008) - I spent some time in southern Utah this week on a mostly non-birding trip but managed a few notable sightings... Black-and-white Warbler: 1 at Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef NP on 5/17. ...Lazuli X Indigo Bunting: 1 on Green River about 25 miles below Mineral Bottom on 5/20. ...Hooded Oriole: 3 at Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef NP on 5/17.

Oct 2007

Carleton DeTar - On Saturday, October 13, 2007, I observed a Palm Warbler in Robbers' Roost Canyon, Wayne County, Utah. The location was about two miles upstream from the confluence with the Dirty Devil River. I am quite familiar with the species from experience in the Eastern US. Field marks included a flash of white in the tips of the outer tail feathers, a distinct supercilium, a dull brown front and back (suggesting a Western bird), and yellow undertail coverts. The bird flushed from the ground and perched in a low tree, pumping its tail nonstop in classic palm-warbler fashion. I had good views from about 30'. Its call was a "plick", softer than the yellow-rumped warblers with which it was associating. I realize that this one will be difficult to corroborate, give the remoteness and vastness of the area.

Aug 2007

Kurt Gaskill (10 Aug 2007) - Driving through Torrey we spot a Eurasian Collard Dove. ...It was in a tree one street north of the main drag - sorry I did not get the number.

May 2007

Tim Avery (25 May 2007) - This morning I was conducting a riparian survey along the Fremont River that runs through Capitol Reef National Park. I turned to see a cuckoo flying across the 10 foot span between the river top the north and a large patch of willows, etc to the south. As birds go I am 100% certain the bird was a cuckoo, and 99.5% sure the bird was indeed a Black-billed Cuckoo. ...Yesterday afternoon, 5/24, I heard what I thought was a Red-eyed Vireo singing in the picnic area at Capitol Reef NP, but was surprised to find a Philadelphia Vireo instead. The bird was in the tall trees on the east side of the parking lot at the picnic area. I did not see or hear the bird this morning:... I had five sightings of Indigo Bunting this week. 1. The first was on 5/22 inside a closed area of Zion NP, so unfortunately it is not accessible to the public. 2. On 5/23 I had a single male fly across Posey Lake Road in Escalante, about a mile and a half up the road from the main highway. 3 and 4. Yesterday, 5/24 while conducting a survey along the Escalante River, just west of Highway 12, I had 2 male Indigo Buntings, one of which was about .75 miles from the road, the other, about 2 miles up the river. I was able to photograph both birds: 5. This morning after completing my survey I had a flyover male INBU just east of the Picnic area in Capitol Reef NP

Sep 2005

David Wheeler - Yesterday evening (Sunday, Sep 3) I saw an Eastern Phoebe in the little park past the visitor center at Capitol Reef NP. It was flying around between tree branches, the grass, and thickets in the general area of the bridge over the Fremont River. To get to the park, turn off SR-24 at the visitor center and go about a third or half mile or so until you see a nice park with lots of trees left of the road. If you cross the creek, you've gone too far.

May 2005

Clare Oskay - On May 22 my husband and I were driving the Notom-Bullfrog Road outside of Capitol Reef National Park and saw a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on a roadside fence near the Notom ranch site. Being from out of state we did not realize it was an unusual siting until later that afternoon when we went through our checklists and noticed it was a review species...

Jun 2004

Jens Munthe (29 June 2004) - [Eurasian Collared Dove] Seems like only yesterday Collared Doves in Washington were a big deal. In the past month I've seen them in Hatch, Escalante, Bicknell and Pioche NV.

May 2003

Dennis Shirley (30 May 2004) - On Saturday a pair of Rose-Breasted Grosbeak were seen in the picnic area at Capitol Reef NP. They were feeding in the ripening mullberry trees at the edge of the grassy picnic area north of the parking lot. The trees were loaded with lots of other common migrants also.

Feb 2003

Nate Hart - (11 Feb 2003) Nate Hart reported sighting a Gyrfalcon at the Bicknell Bottoms.  The  Bicknell bottoms are at the base of the boulder mountain.  He saw the  gyrfalcon on January 28th. ... This is a white color phase gyrfalcon.   

July 2002

Tom Clark - (Wed, 17 Jul 2002)  A male NORTHERN PARULA was captured on July 16 at the MAPS station run by Park Service personnel along the Fremont River in Capitol Reef National Park. It was captured in the large cottonwoods along the river south of the Petroglyph Panel on State Route 24. Photos were taken after the bird was banded.

May 2002

Dana Green - (25 May 2002)  Drucilla and I birded Capitol Reef Friday night and Saturday.  Alot of birds I normally see there weren't there, but there were a few surprises.  We found egg size Chukar chicks and a female NORTHERN PARULA.

February 2002

Barbara and Dan Williams (from Rockford, Illinois) - On the 28th or 29th of January, a Varied Thrush was seen "...along the creek behind the nature center in Fruita." 

April 2001

A male NORTHERN PARULA was seen and heard singing in Capital Reef NP on Sunday, 04/15 (LN). The bird was along the Fremont River trail, just past the bridge in two large cottonwoods.

May 1999

A PHAINOPEPLA was seen in Poison Springs Wash, about 15 miles southeast of Hanksville, during the week of 05/23 to 05/30 (BO).

   

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