Recent Sightings

  
Weber County   [Recent Rare eBird Sightings]

May 2017

Taylor Abbott (31 May 2017) - [North Fork County Park] - Golden-crowned Kinglet

Weston Smith (26 May2017) - [Riverdale, UT] - Western Screech-Owl. Bird flew across tracks about 10 feet in front of my trains window in riparian area along Weber River just railroad east of Riverdale from river side to hill side of tracks

Kristin Purdy (20 May 2017) - [Brim Trail] - Northern Saw-whet Owl

Mike Hearell (19 May 2017) - [Weber, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shovele, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Willet, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Burrowing Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie Pica, Clark's Nutcracker, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Mike Hearell (11 May 2017) - [North Fork County Park] - Flammulated Owl, Hermit Thrush

Mike Hearell (8 May 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal,
Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Glossy/White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Sora, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet , Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat

Mike Hearell (4 May 2017) - [Jump Off Canyon] - Mallard, Chukar, Golden Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting

Kristin Purdy (2 May 2017) - [Liberty, UT] - Lewis's Woodpecker. LEWO flew into the top of a dead cottonwood bare of bark with several woodpecker holes while I was looking for it. Historic location, appropriate habitat for the species. Salmon pink belly, dark head/face, gray collar encircling the neck, very dark back. Remained a few minutes, then flew north with strong rowing stroke type of flight pattern, not undulating flight.

Apr 2017

Mike Hearell (30 Apr 2017) - [West Weber Playa] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Willet, Lesser Yellowleg, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Burrowing Owl,
American Kestrel, Merlin

Mike Aylward (25 Apr 2017) - [Huntsville, UT] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Ruffed Grouse , Wild Turkey, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Mike Hearell (23 Apr 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Glossy Ibis. On a couple of occasions this individual would stop feeding and stretch it's legs out behind it. The view of the legs during this time were seen to be completely gray. The appearance of pink on the legs in my photo is something that wasn't observed in the field and must be an artifact. When combined with the strong GLIB features of the face, it was our thoughts that this was a pure bird.
       -- [8300 W (S of 700 N), Reese, UT] - Grasshopper Sparrow. Seen distant, calling. Confirmed ID from call. Have been seen at this location previously.

Kristin Purdy (22 Apr 2017) - [Brim Trail] - Williamson's Sapsucker. One male drumming, clearly heard and seen. Also vocalized with asthmatic "Hyee, hyee, hyee"! black head with white stripe over eye wrapping to back of head and white nose strap wrapping to nape. Red throat. Black body with black wings, white shoulder blaze, solid white rump. Did not see belly. Second bird drummed and called from a distant location.
    -- Also seen: Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Mike Hearell (19 Apr 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Short-eared Owl

Taylor Abbott (16 Apr 2017) - [West Weber, UT] - Cattle Egret.

Shaila Hood (10 Apr 2017) - [North Ogden, UT] - Broad-winged Hawk. Immature bird - vertical streaking on body, white chin, short and stocky wings that were overall white-ish/buffy with dark outline and dark primaries, bulky buteo head. Bird had an adult-ish tail with two black bands present and the first ID point noted. Bird was soaring overhead along Ben Lomond Mountain foothills, fairly low so I was able to clearly see its details and face. It was slowly drifting north in its loops. No images, but I'm 100% confident in ID.

Mike Hearell (8 Apr 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Blue-winged x Cinnamon Teal (hybrid), Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck,
Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird,
Brewer's Blackbird

Daniel Sachse (4 Apr 2017) - [Powder Mountain Rd] - Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Common Raven, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Bryant Olsen (3 Apr 2017) - [West Weber, UT] - Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

John Neill (3 Apr 2017) - [GSL Ecosystem Program, Ogden Bay] - Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Barn Owl, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, House Sparrow

Mike Hearell (2 Apr 2017) - [Oak Lawn Park] - Western Screech-Owl

Mar 2017

Mike Hearell (26 Mar 2017) - [Ogden Canyon] - Turkey Vulture, Black-capped Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, Pine Siskin

Mike Hearell (17 Mar 2017) - [West Weber Playa] - Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Eared Grebe, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Kyle Lima (13 Mar 2017) - [Powder Ridge Village] - Hairy Woodpecker, Clark's Nutcracker,
Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch

Brandon Thurston (12 Mar 2017) - [Birdsong Trail] - Northern Pygmy-Owl, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's),

Joshua Gentry (9 Mar 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Marsh Wren, American Robin, American Tree Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Mike Hearell (3 Mar 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Tundra Swan, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Herring Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Horned Lark

Feb 2017

Mike Hearell (26 Feb 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Bill Hunt (21 Feb 2017) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Cackling Goose. A smaller goose in with the Canada geese, noticeably shorter bill.

Keith Evans (19 Feb 2017) - [Washington Terrace, UT] - California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Trevor Smith (17 Feb 2017) - [Hooper, UT] - Barn Owl

Mike Hearell (17 Feb 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Trumpeter Swan. Audible. Towards the end of the day as the swans were taking flight and heading north I heard the single "trumpeted" note mixed in with the TUSW noise. I heard the call a few times in a short time, but I'm not sure if it came from the group of ~700 swans on the ice or the ones taking flight.

Bill Hunt (13 Feb 2017) - [Riverside Trail] - Merlin (Black). Looks very much like the Pacific (black) merlin, in the first edition Sibley page 130, with a completely dark face, without a mustache. I did not see the bird fly, but I did drive around to the Kayak park parking lot to get the best photo. This bird looks very similar to the black merlin photographed along the same Riverdale Trail on Nov 1, 2013: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S15543044

Mike Hearell (8 Feb 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Mew Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Merlin, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Kendall Watkins (4 Feb 2017) - [West Weber Playa] - Canada Goose, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Prairie Falcon, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Snow Bunting, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Jan 2017

Glenda Keilstrup (30 Jan 2017) - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Mary McGreal (28 Jan 2017) - [West Weber Playa] - Snow Bunting. One bunting seen among three separate groups of horned larks foraging on the side of the road. Slightly larger than the larks, identified by large white wing patch, and rusty smudges on the face.
    -- Also seen: Northern Harrier, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Common Raven, Horned Lark, Lapland Longspur, American Tree Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow

Kristin Purdy (24 Jan 2017) - [Burch Creek Trail] - Pacific Wren. About a half-mile above Ridgedale. Chipping in alders over Burch Creek, then dropped down, ostensibly to a streamside snow cave formed by branches and heavy snow.

Taylor Abbott (22 Jan 2017) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Gadwall, American Wigeon, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, American Kestrel, Northern Shrike, Common Raven, Song Sparrow

Bill Hunt (21 Jan 2017) - [Snowbasin backcountry - north] - Dusky Grouse

Shane Collier (20 Jan 2017) - [West Warren Cemetery] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Long-eared Owl, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Bill Hunt (17 Jan 2017) - [Snowbasin backcountry] - Golden Eagle, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Mike Hearell (14 Jan 2017) - [Divide - E Pullout] - Northern Saw-whet Owl
    --  [Divide - E Pullout, Bottom] - Northern Goshawk, Golden-crowned Kinglet

Annette Gibert Hansen (14 Jan 2017) - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - American Crow, Common Raven,  Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch

Brandon Thurston (1 Jan 2017) - [West Weber Playa] - Common Merganser, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Lauri Taylor (1 Jan 2017) - [West Side Estates, Ogden, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal (American), Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot (Red-shielded), Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Merlin, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's), Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Taylor Abbott (1 Jan 2017) - [Beaus Pond] - Swan Goose (Domestic type), Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern  Flicker, Merlin (Black), American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush,
American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Spotted Towhee

Dec 2016

Michael Lester (29 December 2016) - [West Weber] - Lapland Longspur. One with HOLA along 9100S, a little more than half way to 450N. 2nd bird (more black on chest; photos) closer to 450N. Later saw 3 birds together (photos) which may or may not have included the first 2.

Mike Hearell (17 December 2016) - [Ogden CBC NW] - Swamp Sparrow. Probable. This bird doesn't seem to be a text book fit. When comparing all field marks with other sparrow sp the SWSP seems to be all that fits. The GISS in the field was Swamp Sparrow initially, but only with further comparisons and discussion did we settle on this species.
      -- Snow Goose, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Harlan's), Rough-legged Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Mew Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Kristin Purdy (2 December 2016) - [Beus Pond] - Swan Goose (Domestic), Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mandarin Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker,
Northern Flicker, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Nov 2016

Bryant Olsen (30 November 2016) - [West Weber, UT] - Snow Goose, Tundra Swan

Mike Hearell  (28 November 2016) - [Harold Crane WMA] - Snow Goose, Tundra Swan

Taylor Abbott (23 November 2016) - [Beus Pond] - Western Screech-Owl

Mike Hearell (19 November 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir & SP] - Red-throated Loon. Found earlier in the day by Dan S. and Billy F.. Re-found after three hours of searching the reservoir by the "narrows". Best viewing from Windsurfer Beach. Had great looks, but only obtained less than ideal photos. Bird was delayed in its plumage transition as it still held on to about 40% of its breeding plumage.Small loon with tiny, upturned bill. Still had a good amount of red on the front of its neck. Pale flanks. Will submit sight record to UBRC.

Mike Hearell (17 November 2016) - [Pioneer Rd Canal & Marsh] - Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, Mew Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Song Sparrow

Mike Hearell (13 November 2016) - [Divide-N Trail] - Bohemian Waxwing. First found from audible flight calls as they flew directly overhead. They circled around twice, but I was unable to get a photo before they were out of sight. Searched for a few minutes, but was unable to find them.
On the return hike found a tree with Bohemians in it, but I'm not sure if this was the same group or not as it wasn't in the same area I saw the others. I'm only reporting the number that I counted in the tree.
    -- Also seen: Clark's Nutcracker

Taylor Abbott (13 November 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Pacific Loon, 
Common Loon
, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American Coot, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Pine Siskin

Kristin Purdy (13 November 2016) - [So Ogden Nature Park] - Lincoln's Sparrow. Issued chip call reminiscent of, but softer than junco. Bird in flight had shorter tail in proportion to body than Song or White-crowned Sparrows. Both birds had cuter, more diminutive look than Song Sparrows in same brush. Striking buffy malar stripes, white throats finely streaked, crisp upper breast and side streaks, stick pin, greater and median coverts finely streaked with black, no wing bars on brown wings tinged with rust, or on same color tails.

Kristin Purdy (12 November 2016) - [Beus Pond] - Red-naped Sapsucker. Black and white woodpecker. Red fore-crown, complete red throat, sparse red on nape. Red on throat slightly washed over black border. White arranged in two neat rows down back. Bird eating Virginia creeper berries.

Taylor Abbott (12 November 2016) - [Harold Crane WMA] - Tundra Swan, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, American Pipit, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Happy King (12 November 2016) - [Spring Canyon Rd] - Golden Eagle

Bryant Olsen (10 November 2016) - [West Weber, UT] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk,
Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Wilson's Snipe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Pipit, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

Kathleen Cameron (5 November 2016) - [North Ogden, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe,  Clark's Grebe, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Mike Hearell (4 November 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] -  Gadwall, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco

Oct 2016

Mike Hearell (29 October 2016) - [North Fork County Park] - Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Cassin's Finch

Bryant Olsen (26 October 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American Coot (Red-shielded), Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Mike Hearell (25 October 2016) - [Pioneer Rd Canal & Marsh] - Greater Scaup. Rounded head, large & flat bill with black nail. Light patch on cheek.
     --  Also seen: Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Brewer's Blackbird

Mike Hearell (9 October 2016) - [So Ant Flat Rd] - Mountain Bluebird. Mostly gray head and underside with blue-ish wings and tail was blue. Common at this location in Summer, but this is a little late.

Sue Lowry (10 October 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Belted Kingfisher, Gray Catbird

Mike Hearell (9 October 2016) - [North Fork County Park] - Northern Saw-whet Owl, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Mountain Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin

Taylor Abbott (8 October 2016) - [Ogden City Cemetery] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Cassin's Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Sue Lowry (6 October 2016) - [Ogden Nature Center] - California Gull, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee

Sep 2016

Mike Hearell (24 September 2016) - [Huntsville, UT] - Lewis's Woodpecker

Tom Wuenschell (18 September 2016) - [West Weber, UT] - Golden Eagle, Clark's Nutcracker, Green-tailed Towhee

Von Welch (14 September 2016) - [West Weber, UT] - Rock Wren, Grasshopper Sparrow

Vivian Schneggenburger (12 September 2016) - [West Weber, UT] - Clay-colored Sparrow

Mike Hearell (11 September 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] Taylor Abbott and I have been looking at a possible BARNACLE GOOSE mixed in with a large flock of migrant Canada Geese. We've been looking for any signs of hybridization and aren't finding any. The bird in question is not banded and is along 8300 W north of 700 N in western Weber County.  [Since a person nearby reported losing 6 Barnacle Geese which he had purchased, the bird was thought to be an escapee].

Zak Pohlen (7 September 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Neotropic Cormorant

David Wheeler (3 September 2016) - [West Weber, UT] - Willow Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Northern Waterthrush, Orange-crowned Warbler,
Western Tanager

Mike Hearell (2 September 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Stilt Sandpiper. Sandpiper that was just slightly smaller than nearby Lesser Yellowlegs. Strong supercillium, long droopy bill, olive/yellow legs. Only the second time being recorded in Weber County. 59 species total:
      -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup,
Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, Sora, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Short-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Gray Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch

Mike Hearell (1 September 2016) - [Birdsong Trail] - Eastern Kingbird, Cassin's Vireo, 
Warbling Vireo, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Aug 2016

Mike Hearell (27 August 2016) - [West Weber] - Varied Bunting. **FIRST STATE RECORD upon approval by the UBRC.** Female type. Overall brownish with lighter brown underside, unstreaked breast and flanks, curved culmen, short primary projection, and complete absence of wing-bars eliminates all other candidates.

Mike Hearell (25 August 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Northern Waterthrush, Nashville Warbler
    -- [West Weber] - Mourning Dove, Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Bank Swallow, House Wren, Marsh Wren, European Starling, MacGillivray's Warbler, American Redstart, Townsend's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Western Meadowlark, American Goldfinch, Black-headed Grosbeak

Taylor Abbott (20 August 2016) - [Pintail Flats] - Canada Goose, Mallard, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Snowy Plover, Baird's Sandpiper, Prairie Falcon, Eastern Kingbird, Loggerhead Shrike, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Pipit

Mike Hearell (20 August 2016) - [Plain City Sewage Ponds] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Eared Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren

Taylor Abbott (14 August 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, American Goldfinch

Mike Hearell (13 August 2016) - [Indian Trail - Ogden Canyon] - Canyon Wren. Audible. Heard it's "jeet-jeet-jeet" calls multiple times. Bird was calling from rocky knob to the east of trail between the two bridges.

Mike Hearell (11 August 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - 50 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Neotropic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Greater  Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Sparrow

Jul 2016

Mike Hearell (31 July 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Paul Lagasi (27 July 2016) - [Brim Trail] - Williamson's Sapsucker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Merlin, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, Chipping Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch

Mary McGreal (23 July 2016) - [Powder Mtn Ski Resort] - Dusky Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Clark's Nutcracker, American Crow, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Mike Hearell (16 July 2016) - [Sewage Ponds, Plain City, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Common Goldeneye, White-faced Ibis, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Spotted Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Sparrow

Will German (15 July 2016) - [Birdsong Trail] - California Quail, Mourning Dove, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, American Crow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Yellow-breasted Chat, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Will German (14 July 2016) - [West Arm, Pineview Reservoir] - Western Grebe, Osprey, Long-billed Curlew, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Mike Hearell (13 July 2016) - [Warren, UT] - Blue-winged Teal, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper,

Taylor Abbott (13 July 20160 - [West Weber Playa] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Red-necked Phalarope, Willet, Franklin's Gull, Say's Phoebe, Western Kingbird, Lark Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Daniel Sachse (9 July 2016) - [Brim Trail] - Cooper's Hawk

Lucy Ormond (9 July 2016) - [Powder Mtn Ski Resort] - Williamson's Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Dusky Flycatcher, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting

Mike Hearell (4 July 2016) - [Brim Trail] - Williamson's Sapsucker. Male and female. I would assume that with the amount of insects combined with the frequency they were bringing them back to the cavity that there were young present, bout never saw them or heard them vocalize.
     -- Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo (Western), Clark's Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Rock Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Jun 2016

Lance Newman (24 June 2016) - [Glasmann Way Park] -  Ring-necked Pheasant, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Karl Hiller (15 June 2016) - [Bridsong Trail] - Black-and-white Warbler

Mike Hearell (12 June 20160 - [FR20068] - Flammulated Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Williamson's Sapsucker

Bryant Olsen (6 June 2016) - [Middle Fork WMA] - 35 species total: -- Wild Turkey, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Lazuli Bunting, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Pine Siskin, House Sparrow

Taylor Abbot (4 Jun e2016) - [Little Mountain Rail Trail] - Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Barn Owl, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole

May 2016

Billy Fennimore (30 May 2016) - [Snowbasin] - 29 species total:
     -- Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Neil Paprocki (29 May 2016) - [Dry Bread Hollow] - 20 species total:
     -- Ruffed Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch

Jon Aird (28 May 2016) - [Ogden Nature Center] - 16 species total:
     -- Wood Duck, Mallard, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch

Taylor Abbott (28 May 2016) - [Little Mountain Rail Trail] - Gray Flycatcher. Seen at different times in different areas. Both had tails actively pumping down.

Taylor Abbott (27 May 2016) - [Little Mountain] - Loggerhead Shrike, Lark Sparrow

John Neill (26 May 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA Headquarters] - 29 species total:
     -- Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, American Coot, Killdeer, Forster's Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Black-chinned Hummingbird, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

Mike Hearell (24 May 2016) - [Birdsong Trail] - Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler

Taylor Abbott (21 May 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Calliope Hummingbird

Tom Wuenschell (21 May 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - 28 species totalL
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Sora, American Coot, Killdeer, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Happy Chambers (17 May 2016) - [Eden, UT] - 33 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Sparrow

Mike Hearell (10 May 2016) - [Birdsong Trail] - Chestnut-sided Warbler. Audible. After chasing the call for approximately 100' without a visual I saw a warbler sized bird fly from the area of the calls, but unable to ID from sight. After this point I was unable to locate the bird again. Another birder gave chase a short time later, but was unable to locate the bird again. Bird was actively moving and singing.

Mike Hearell (4 May 2016) - [Bonneville Shoreline Trail] - 22 species total:
     --  Common Goldeneye, California Quail, Turkey Vulture, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch 

Taylor Abbott (3 May 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - 24 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch

Daniel Sachse (2 May 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Red-breasted Merganser, Common Loon

Shaila Hood (2 May 2016) - [Wadman Park] - Broad-winged Hawk. Seemingly migrant, flying high, white tail band gave it away. With HawkWatch International biologist on site.

Apr 2016

Mike Hearell (20 April 2016) - [Snowbasin Ski Resort] - Canada Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl , Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Robin, Cassin's Finch, Mountain Bluebird

Taylor Abbott (23 April 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - 44 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Dowitcher, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

John Neill (21 Apr 2016) - Ogden Bay WMA Headquarters] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle

Mike Hearell (20 April 2016) - [West Weber] - Blue-winged Teal, White-faced Ibis, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl, Sage Thrasher, Grasshopper Sparrow

Taylor Abbott (20 April 2016) - [Plain City Sewage Ponds] - 20 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Snowy Plover, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Mike Hearell (20 April 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Glossy Ibis. Dark facial skin and eye, Sky-blue border to dark facial skin that ends at the eye.

Michell Behrens (20 April 2016) - [North Ogden, UT] - Peregrine Falcon

Shaila Hood (19 April 2016) - [West Weber, UT] - Merlin (Prairie). One observed atop a power pole. Sent images to HawkWatch International Biologist who confirmed the Merlin and ID'd as Prarie subspecies.

John Biddick (17 April 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - 35 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Joe Donahue (7 April 2016) - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Mountain Chickadee, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch

Shawn Crothers (4 April 2016) - [Perception Park] - Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, American Dipper, American Robin, European Starling, Fox Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Pine Siskin

Taylor Abbott (3 April 2016) - [West Weber Playa] - Canvasback, Northern Pintail, Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl

Mike Hearell (3 April 2016) - [West Weber] - 21 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Red-tailed Hawk, Sora, American Coot, American Avocet, American Kestrel, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Sparrow

Neldon Kunz (2 April 2016) - [Beus Forest Green park, Ogden, UT] - Wood Duck

Mar 2016

Mike Hearell (31 March 2016) - [Weber River Playa] - Long-billed Curlew, Burrowing Owl, Merlin. 29 species total.

Mike Hearell (30 March 2016) - [Farr West] - Mew Gull. Mostly yellow-ish bill with hint of gray towards tip. Dark iris. Birds seen approximately 125 yards apart simultaneously.

Joe Donahue (22 March 2016) - [Ogden, UT] - Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Joe Donahue (21 March 2016) - [Ogden, UT] - Vesper Sparrow. One at back yard feeder. White retrices. White eye ring, prominent auriculars with lighter boarder. Will up load photo.

Alex Kahn (18 March 2016) - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird

Taylor Abbott (15 March 2016) - [Glassman's Pond] - Wood Duck, Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow

Mike Hearell (11 March 2016) - [Pineview Reservoir] - 30 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Cassin's Finch
     -- [Ogden Bay WMA] - Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe

Taylor Abbott (5 March 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - EURASIAN WIGEON. Rufous head, creamy median stripe, back 3/4 of body was grayish. Head lacked green and lacked eye strip outline that a hybrid would likely possess. Delineation between body and chest was sharp, not blurry like a hybrid. 35 species total:  -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

Mike Hearell (4 March 2016) - [Weber River Playa] - 19 species total: -- Snow Goose, Ross's Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, American Wigeon, Mallard,
Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Savannah Sparrow, House Sparrow

Azi Sorensen (1 March 2016) - [Snowbasin] - Wood Duck, California Quail, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, House Finch

Feb 2016

Mike Hearell (28 February 2016) - [Ogden Baby WMA] - Glaucous-winged Gull. 3rd cycle? Large gull, larger than Herring's and much larger than Ring-billed gulls that were in the area. Overall "dirty" gray appearance. Mantle was approx half way in and light gray. Primaries were just slightly darker than mantle with white edges. Bill was about 60% dark but had pale base. Dark Iris, pink-ish legs.
     -- Short-eared Owl.

Taylor Abbott (27 February 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Cackling Goose
      -- [Ogden, UT] - Golden Eagle

Mike Hearell (26 February 2016) - [Oak Lawn Park, N Ogden, UT] - Western Screech Owl

Freda Walker (24 February 2016) - [Powder Ridge] - Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch

Shaila Hood (23 February 2015) - [Pleasant View, UT] - Ferruginous Hawk. Seemed comfortable and used to that area. People + dogs passed him several times and with dogs and he didn't even flinch.

Mike Hearell (15 February 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Thayer's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull

Lynn Walker (15 February 2016) - [South Ogden, UT] - Peregrine Falcon

Mike Hearell (1e February 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - 33 species total:
     -- Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Eurasian Wigeon (cross), Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail , Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Mew Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow

Keith Evans (12 February 2016) - [Washington Terrace, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker
     -- California Quail, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Jan 2016

Daniel Sachse (31 January 2016) - [Powder Mountain] - Northern Pygmy-Owl, Townsend's Solitaire  -- [Huntsville, UT] - Wild Turkey

Mike Hearell (29 January 2016) - [West Weber, UT] - Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Barn Owl, Northern Flicker, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

John Neill (28 January 2016) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - American Tree Sparrow.

Billy Fennimore (25 January 2016) - [Huntsville, UT] - Golden Eagle.

Taylor Abbott (23 January 2016) - [Ogden City Cemetery] - Red Crossbill.

Mike Hearell (22 January 2016) - [Jump Off Canyon] - 17 species total:
     -- California Quail, Chukar, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Flicker, Merlin, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Bushtit, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Taylor Abbott (18 January 2016) - [Ogden City Cemetery] - American Crow, Brown Creeper

Neil Paprocki (18 January 2016) - [Great Basin Ski Resort] - Wilson's Snipe, American Dipper

Mike Hearell (18 January 2016) - [Nordic Valley] - Evening Grosbeak.

Neil Paprocki (17 January 2016) - [Liberty, UT] - Great Horned Owl.

Evan Buechley (16 January 2016) - [Powder Mountain Rd] - Bald Eagle, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Clark's Nutcracker

Neil Paprocki (16 January 2016) - [North Fork County Park] - Ruffed Grouse.

Neil Paprocki (15 January 2016)  - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch

Mike Hearell (11 January 2016)  - [Beus Pond] - Pacific Wren.

Taylor Abbott (3 January 2016) - [Harold Carne WMA] - Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Virginia Rail, Black-billed Magpie, Horned Lark, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Mike Hearell (3 January 2016)  - [West Weber] - 30 species:
     -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Prairie Falcon, Northern Shrike, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow
     -- [Pioneer Road Canal &n Marsh] - Great Egret.

Taylor Abbott (2 January 2016) - [Beus Pond] - 19 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch

Dec 2015

Blake Sellers (28 December 2015) - [Skyline Dr., Ogden, UT] - Merlin.

Mike Hearell (27 December 2015) - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch

Blake Sellers (20 December 2015) - [Bonneville Shoreline Trail] - Townsend's Solitaire.

Taylor Abbott (20 December 2015) - [Ogden City Cemetery] - Red Crossbill. 11 species total.

Weston Smith (19 December 2015) - [Hooper, UT] - 45 species:  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Coot, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Taylor Abbott (12 December 2015) - [West Weber, UT] - 22 species total:  Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Pipit, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

Mike Hearell (10 December 2015) - [Pineview Reservoir] - Greater Scaup. Large round head with large bill, white at base of bill with faint white cheek patches, close in size to surrounding Northern Mallards. Very poor, very distant photos.  Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Wild Turkey, Western Grebe, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, European Starling, House Finch

Taylor Abbott (6 December 2015) - [Nordic Valley] - Evening Grosbeak.

Taylor Abbott (5 December 2015) - [Beus Pond, Bountiful, UT] - Lincoln's Sparrow. Seen in direct comparison with Song Sparrow. Had creamy yellow streaked chest that ended abruptly on lower chest. 16 species total:   Swan Goose (Domestic type), Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch

Nov 2015

Daniel Sachse (29 November 2015) - [Harold Crane WMA] -  Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Barn Owl, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird,
Western Meadowlark

Mike Hearell (12 November 2015) - [Pinevie Reservoir] -  Red-breasted Merganser. LONG-TAILED DUCK. ***County First Record**. Seen floating in the 'Sleeping' position with a mixed bag of approx 35 ducks. Was first visible at great distance as we tried multiple locations of viewing. Once returning to original location at Cemetery Point, the raft of ducks came much closer giving us confirming looks as it occasionally lifted its head. Very poor and distant photo. Winter plumage female. Black crown, back, and cheek-patch. Completely white neck, flanks, and breast.

Daniel Sachse (8 November 2015) - [Beus Pond] - 22 species total:  Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mandarin Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Taylor Abbott (8 November 2015) - [Harold Crane WMA] - Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Tree Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Hans Wolmuth (8 November 2015A0 - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire

Oct 2015

Daniel Sachse (31 October 2015) - North Fork County Park] - 12 species total:
     --  Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Lauri Taylor (18 October 2015) - [Pineview Reservoir]  - Golden Eagle. 16 species total:
      --  Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Pacific Loon, Western Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, Herring Gull, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow

Mike Hearell (18 October 2015)  - [Pineview Reservoir] - PACIFIC LOON.

Mike Hearell (10 October 2015)  - [North Fork County Park] - Northern Goshawk, Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl

Mike Hearell (2 October 2015) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - 32 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Baird's Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher,  Wilson's Snipe,  Forster's Tern, Belted Kingfisher, Peregrine Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Marsh Wren, American Pipit, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Sep 2015

Taylor Abbott (26 September 2015)- [Plain City Sewage Ponds] - 15 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Eared Grebe, Turkey Vulture, American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Barn Swallow, White-crowned Sparrow, American Goldfinch

Mike Hearell
(26 September 2015) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - Pectoral Sandpiper.

Lance Newman (18 September 2015) - [Glasmann Way Park] - Warbling Vireo.

Mike Hearell (14 September 2015) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - 43 species:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Peregrine Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Taylor Abbott
(13 September 2015) - [Cold Water Canyon] - 17 species total:
    -- Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager

Mike Hearell (10 September 2015) - [700 N Trap, West Weber UT] - 45 species:
    --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Sora, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, House Wren, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch

Aug 2015

Mike Hearell (30 August 2015) - [Weber Playa] -  Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove,
Mourning Dove, Burrowing Owl, Loggerhead Shrike

Daniel Sachse (29 August 2015) - [Pineview Reservoir] - AMERICAN REDSTART. 21 species total:
    -- Turkey Vulture, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, American Redstart,  Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Taylor Abbott  (30 August 2015) - [6700 West, Warren, Utah] - 29 species total:
   --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret,
White-faced Ibis, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Baird's Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Chipping Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Jul 2015

Taylor Abbott (2 July 2015) - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - 21 species:
    --  Dusky Grouse, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker,
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Western Wood-Pewee, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, MacGillivray's Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Siskin

Jun 2015

Jeff and Bonnie Jorgensen (23 June 2015) - [Causey Reservoir] - Golden Eagle. 7 species total.

Jared Brabazon (20 June 2015) - [Ben Lomond] - 12 species total:
    --  Red-tailed Hawk, Lewis's Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Rock Wren, Hermit Thrush, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting

Lance Newman (19 June 2015) - [Beus Pond] - 14 species total:
     --  Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Warbling Vireo, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

May 2015

Rachel LeBlanc (25 May 2015) - [Pineview Reservoir] - 44 species total:
    -- Swan sp., Mallard, Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager,
Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Mike Hearell (22 May 2015) - [Bird Song Trail] - 21 species total:
   -- California Quail, Cooper's Hawk, California Gull, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, AMERICAN REDSTART, Yellow Warble, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Fox Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Lance Newman (21 May 2015) - [Beus Pond] - 15 species total:
    -- Swan Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard (Domestic type), Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Warbling Vireo, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Apr 2015

Mike Hearell (24 April, 2015) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - 2 GLOSSY IBIS.
   
-- [West Weber]- Ross's Goose, Marbled Godwit.

Mike Hearell (6 April 2015) - [West Weber Marsh @ 5000 West] - 6 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Double-crested Cormorant, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher

Kris Purdy (9 April 2015) - [Weber Canyon] - I heard my first of the season male Broad-tailed Hummingbird today in Weber County as I hiked with friends along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail north of Ogden Canyon. I guess I donít need to wait until Tax Day to put the feeders out to snag the early birds this year; theyíre here!

Mar 2015

Daniel Sachse (15 Mar 2015) - [Ogden City Cemetery] - 9 species total: 
    -- California Quail, Downy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Red Crossbill

Mike Hearell (10 Mar 2015)- Had a few FOY Weber County birds at the North Access to Ogden Bay this evening. A couple of the highlights were the continuing LEAST SANDPIPER, 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, both species (Greater and Lesser) of YELLOWLEGS, and 2 breeding plumage AMERICAN AVOCETS. Nice to see the new arrivals and have the anticipation of what tomorrow may bring!

Mike Hearell
(7 Mar 2015) - Here are some of the notable birds found around Weber County over the last few days. NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL and BLACK ROSY-FINCH at Powder Mountain. Both of these species have been seen off and on all Winter long. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at Pioneer Rd (1500 N) Marsh. This afternoon Taylor Abbott and I visited the North Access of Ogden Bay WMA where the highlights were a FOY GREATER YELLOWLEGS, approx 25 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, an early SAVANNAH SPARROW and LEAST SANDPIPER.

Kris Purdy (7 Mar 2015) - I was at Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County yesterday, and saw the same old PACIFIC WREN thatís wintered there. The bird was using the blackberry vines near the south feeder. I saw him twice within about 20 minutes while I was standing on the paved path and the bird was scampering through the vines only a couple feet off the path. Today, I hiked in North Fork Park with a friend and came across a flock of 6-10 EVENING GROSBEAKS. It was like paradise in that park today. Actually, itís like paradise in that park every day. My hiking buddy and I heard and then saw a flock of about 40 Sandhill Cranes circling over Ogden Valley.

Mike Hearell (6 Mar 2015) - [Weber County Playa] - 31 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), American Kestrel, Merlin, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Sparrow

Feb 2015

Mike Hearell (18 Feb 2015) -  [West of Reese] - 25 species total:
   -- Snow/Ross's Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Great Horned Owl, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Rock Wren [Seen near Little Mountain, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Kris Purdy (28 Feb 2015) - [North Park] - Yesterday, I headed to North Fork Park in Weber County with my dog to get in a short walk even though snow was forecast. Snow was blanketing the place when we arrived so thickly it seemed ironic that Ogden Nordic had to end for this winter grooming the parkís ski tracks on the road. But there was life in that park. A quarter-mile from the entrance a silent group of robins roosted in a hawthorn shrub right next to the road. But they didnít move as we closed in, and then I realized their silhouette wasnít quite right for robins, and then their true identity as PINE GROSBEAKS struck me. Even though theyíve used the lower elevations in the park in past winters, Pine Grosbeaks at 5,700 feet of elevation is always a surprise. All the hawthorns in the park have been stripped bare of fruit recently, likely due to the persistent wind events of the last couple weeks. The grosbeaks were snipping buds as they barely moved in the section of the canopy that each bird had claimed. I decided to hold off marking the bush with flagging tape for prospective grosbeak-seekers so I wouldnít disturb the birds, and slowly moved past them so they wouldnít flush. I thought Iíd tie one on, so to speak, on the return trip. The closest female Pine Grosbeak continued to snip off buds as I tied the flagging tape about 4 feet from her perch. We left them then and quietly swished our way back to the entrance.

Mike Hearell (2 Feb 2015) - [West Weber] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Ring-necked Pheasant, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Jan 2015

Billy Fennimore (16 Jan 2015) - [Beus Pond] - 20 species seen:
    -- Swan Goose (Domestic type), Graylag Goose (Domestic type), Canada Goose, Muscovy Duck (Domestic type), Wood Duck, Mandarin Duck, Mallard, Mallard (Domestic type), Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco Junco, Red-winged Blackbird,
House Finch

Mike Hearell (13 Jan 2015) - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] -
   -- Downy Woodpecker, Mountain Chickadee, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-Finch

Taylor Abbott (11 Jan 2015) - [West Weber] - 28 species total:
   -- Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Virginia Rail, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Merlin, Prairie Falcon, Loggerhead Shrike/Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Robin, European Starling, AMERICAN TREE SPARROW, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Kendall Watkins (2 Jan 2015) - [West Weber 12th Street, Ogden] - 18 species total.
     Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) Exact count from the ones we saw at one time. Most likely more in the other groups of larks behind us. At one point we were looking at a flock of solid Longspurs. There were no Horned Larks mixed in. It was amazing to see so many at one time! All birds were very local and active as they fed in the pickleweed. We had to walk about a mile out into the playa to the north to see the birds. We walked out between the last and second to last parking lot along the road.
    McCown's Longspur (Rhynchophanes mccownii) Drab brown overall, plain face (white throat and malar stripes), and large pink bill. No streaking on chest. Instead it had a brownish/gray v-shaped band across the chest.
    Species seen:
   --  Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Rough-legged Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, American Pipit, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, McCOWN'S LONGSPUR, Snow Bunting, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Dec 2014

Kristin Purdy (24Dec 2014) - I made my weekly trip to Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County this afternoon to fill the feeders and was able to compose a top five list of birds that are stinkers all for the same reason: They were neither visible nor audible this past Saturday so we could record them there during the Ogden Christmas Bird Count. Here goes: 5. SONG SPARROW... 4. HERMIT THRUSH... 3. PACIFIC WREN...2. WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH...1. WESTERN SCREECH-OWL...

Weston Smith (9 Dec 2014) - This afternoon I took a trip out to see if the storm brought any Horned Larks down to the playas of western Weber County...Although I wasn't able to locate any Snow Buntings I was rewarded with many Lapland Longspurs... My eBird report lists 12 Laplands and 900 Larks but, I wouldn't be surprised if there were more like 3x that many.

Weston Smith (9 Dec 2014) - [Riversale, UT] - Northern Goshawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, American Crow, European Starling, House Sparrow

Nov 2014

Mike Hearell (2 Nov 2014) - [Pineview Reservoir] - 10 species total:
   -- Gadwall, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Bald Eagle, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow

Oct 2014

Bill Fennimore (30 Oct 2014) - [South Ogden Nature Park) - GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW.  Black crown with golden central stripe - two white wing bars - unstreaked breast - dark bill - believe to be juvenile birds transitioning into adults - mixed in with a large group of White-crowned Sparrows.
   -- California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Virginia Rail, Mourning Dove, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing,
Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch,
American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Kris Purdy (9 Oct 2014) - I dragged myself out of bed Wednesday morning at 3:00 a.m. so I could watch the total lunar eclipse that produced the renowned Blood Moon from about 3:25-4:25 a.m. ... Sometime during this process the peace was interrupted by a shockingly loud creature sounding off in my backyard neighborís yard through our shared thick deciduous border. The sound was something of a cascade of robust chirps and chips and not anything I had heard before. Was the vocalist one of feathers? Fur? Fangs?!? I concluded fangs, of course. ... Finally, the single chirps became a crescendo again and then culminated in the iconic ďBOO-Boo-boo-booÖĒ bouncing ball song of the Western Screech-Owl. ... I never heard the bird again that morning, but the burst of owl music was the perfect accompaniment to the nightís events. So, it was not a creature with fangs at all. But feathers and talons was exciting enough for me.

Sep 2014

Mike Hearell (5 Sep 2014) - Billy Fenimore is reporting a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at the intersection of 29th and Monroe Blvd in Ogden. Also Cattle Egrets at 700m N 7500 W.

Aug 2014

Mike Hearell (31 Aug 2014) - American Redstart in Weber County.

Jun 2014

Mike Hearell (17 June 2014) - [WAS field trip to Willard Basin]  - I had to move the date of the trip up a couple of weeks sooner than I would have liked due to scheduling issues on my part. The result being that we missed a couple of our target birds, but we still saw some good birds and ended up with 39 species on the evening. Here is a list of the birds encountered by the 13 participants on the trip...
   -- Turkey Vulture, California Gull, Flammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy-owl, Northern Saw Whet Owl, Common Poorwill, Common Nighthawk, White-throated Swift, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Western Wood Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Hermit Thrush, American Kestrel, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Green-tailed Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided and Gray-headed), Rock Wren, House Wren, Lazuli Bunting, Black-headed Grosbeak, Western Tanager, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Kris Purdy (1 Jun 2014) - A male BALTIMORE ORIOLE was singing along the Weber River in Ogden, Weber County, near the Weber County Waste Transfer Station at about 10:00 this morning. He persistently sang ďDeer-der, deer-der, deer der, der derĒ for 10-15 minutes before I finally saw him to put the image of the bird with the song. ... I got a full-frontal view of him, particularly the complete black head ending in a point into the bright orange breast, which continued all the way to the underside of the tail as more orange-yellowish. I also caught a side view of one orange wing bar and one white one.

May 2014

Paul Higgins (17 May 2014) - [Perception Park, South Fork, Weber Canyon] - Red-naped Sapsucker.

Mike Hearell (14 May 2014) - [West Weber County Playa] -  On Tuesday of last week I took a trip out to West Weber County Playa during a pretty decent storm to see what I could find. One of the first things I saw was a Long-billed Curlew flying with 8-9 ( what I assumed were ) juveniles. ...
   --Tonight, the very first place I stopped to look at, I found no fewer than 6 Whimbrel!!

Kris Purdy (10 May 2014) - My yard in Ogden, Weber County, just hosted what I think may have been a female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK.

Mike Hearell (6 May 2014) - Currently 9 Semipalmated Plovers, 10 Red-necked Phalarope, Whimbrel, Blue-winged Teal, continuing Snow Goose, and many many others on West Weber Playa.

Apr 2014

Mike Hearell (30 Apr 2013) - Kris Purdy is reporting a Black Phoebe at Ft Buenaventura in Ogden.

Kristin Purdy (25 Ar 2014) - Thank goodness Iíve been home a lot lately in Ogden, Weber County, to see some great yard birding. ... Yesterday, the pair of Mourning Doves that visits my yard regularly found my water bowl on the deck rail that the robins dearly love. ...  Had the first male Broad-tailed Hummingbird of the season at my deck feeder today. ... The number of male and female Cassinís Finches was waaaay high today; higher than Iíve seen it since the first one of spring arrived about 2 months ago. While I was sitting looking out the front window (northeast view)... I looked up past the eve to the sky in anticipation of a Turkey Vulture appearing, but instead, it was my FOY Swainsonís Hawk from the comfort of my living room. ... As I watched the Swainsonís begin to circle north of my house, another raptor appeared in my view closer, flapping constantly, and spiraling higher until it closed its wings and dove, and did this over and over again. It was a Cooperís Hawk doing a breeding display called sky-dancing.

Mike Hearell (24 Apr 2014) - Some notable birds seen/heard in Weber this week: American Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Sage Thrasher, Least Sandpipers, Blue-winged Teal, and FOY's Forster's Tern, Virginia's Warbler, Lark Sparrow, and Common Yellowthroat. Also have large numbers of Common Loon, Long-billed Dowitcher, and 10K+ White-faced Ibis.

Wes Johnson ( 23 Apr 2014) - The Lazuli Buntings have arrived in South Weber.

Mike Hearell (11 Apr 2014) -  ... I started out by going for a drive to Pineview Reservoir with little luck. There are still good numbers of Common Loon, Red-breasted and Common Merganser, and large numbers of gulls and Western Grebe but, nothing out of the ordinary.... We then to a drive out further west where we found the best birds of the day, two Bonaparte's Gulls (hard to come by in Weber) and then while I was trying to turn a Buffleheads into a LTDU, Taylor spotted a Greater White-fronted Goose taking off with a small flock of Canada Geeese. We also saw the continuing Burrowing Owl standing outside its burrow.

Kris Purdy (11 Apr 2014) - Let me second Amberís inclination. I just heard my first-of the season male Broad-tailed Hummingbird high on Ogdenís east bench at the Burch Creek Trailhead. I hurried home, heated a heap oíhummer hooch, and am about to set my feeders out.

Mike Hearell (5 Apr 2014) - In the last week I've seen Black-necked Stilts and good numbers of Franklin Gulls start arriving, the number of Long-billed Dowitcher have tripled and today I saw my first Cattle Egrets of the year. Can't wait to see what next week's warm spell brings in!

Mike Hearell (2 Apr 20140 - Took a drive up to Pineview Reservoir yesterday evening to see if I could find any 'lost' sea ducks. Although I struck out on that front, I did see some other decent birds. Highlights were my first county Horned Grebe, 23 Red-breasted Mergansers, 13 Common Loons and 29 Franklin's Gulls. The Horned Grebe was seen just north of the yacht club on the north arm.

Mar 2014

Mike Hearell (29 Mar 2014) -  Yesterday around noon I birded one of my favorite (and only) Weber County locations for shorebirds. My very first bird of the day was a sparrow that I thought was a mouse... After I was able to get better looks at it, I was more than pleasantly surprised as I discovered it was a HARRIS'S SPARROW! A bird that only a couple of months ago was my nemesis bird I've now seen three times this year. Other good birds were 5 FOY Black-necked Stilts, 12 Savannah Sparrows, large numbers of Avocets, Curlew, waterfowl, and one clearly lost Slate Dark-eyed Junco.

Mike Hearell (15 Mar 2014) - Currently looking at a Drake Eurasian Wigeon on 6700 W in west Weber County!

Mike Hearell (14 Mar 2014) -  I took a quick trip out to the north entrance to Ogden Bay WMA this morning for a quick look of what might be expected on tomorrow's field trip. In just under 45 minutes I had 35 species of birds with the highlights being a large group of Canvasbacks, Am Avocets, the continuing Yellowlegs and one lonesome TRUMPETER SWAN.

Feb 2014

Dave Hanscom (28 Feb 2014) - A friend and I were planning to meet in Eden to go skiing in North Fork Park in the Ogden Valley. Stopped at Powder Mountain to check out the Rosy Finches.  We found five at the feeder (which was full of seed), all Gray-crowned. Skiing at North Fork Park was uneventful, but a Lewis' Woodpecker was seen on the upper access road as we left.

Mike Hearell
(28 Feb 2014) - This evening I ran out to the North Entrance to Ogden Bay WMA to see if I could get a photo of the presumed Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd cycle) I thought I found yesterday. While trying to take a photo of this bird the previous day, my camera notified me of the lack of a memory card in its slot. Although I wasn't able to locate this bird again, I did find an adult LBBG and a 2nd cycle Western Gull. Both of these are first Weber County records! ... Also had a 2nd county Thayer's Gull. Also had a lot of Herring Gulls, Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, American White Pelicans and Bald Eagles.

Mike Hearell (23 Feb 2014) -  I took a hike through the Ogden Bay Bird Refuge at dawn this morning and saw dozens of Bald Eagles. A few of them on the ice were quite vocal. Taylor Abbott and I birded west Weber County this morning to look through the large numbers of Canada Geese that have been showing up over the last few days. First we found two of the larger subspecies of CACKLING GEESE mixed in with a small flock of Lessers on 700 N between 5900 W and 6700 W. About 30 minutes later we found a much smaller variety of Cackling Goose (minima) just south of the feedlot on 8300 W.

Jan 2014

Kris Purdy (21 Jan 2014) - [Snow Basin] - Let me tell you how stressful it was to be riding the Needles Gondola at Snowbasin Ski Resort, Weber County, today and to see BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS billowing around the trees and shrubs beneath the lift. All I could do was to note landmarks of where they were, hope theyíd still be there by the time I got back to the spot on skis,...They were eating berries of mountain ash that grows verdantly on the steep, cool, east-facing lower slopes of Snowbasin. I watched and enjoyed their feeding, flights and music from about 1:30-2:00. So I spent a half-hour of my ski day with the biggest flock of Bohemian Waxwings Iíve ever seen; it was totally worth it; besides, thatís the beauty of having a season pass.

Kris Purdy (1 Jan 2014) - As I left North Fork Park in Liberty, Weber County, yesterday at about noon, I thought Iíd check the ďusualĒ location where LEWISíS WOODPECKERS often winter: In a sparse row of cottonwoods in a field along N2250E. Thatís a little loop of a subdivision near the parkís main entrance. Anyway, I came across two Lewisís Woodpeckers out in that field...Just before I turned off the main road from the park (5950N) onto N2250E, a Stellerís Jay flew across the road from a wooded slope to the ditch on my side... out of the corner of my left eye I saw a shape swooping down the road low in the oncoming lane; it cut across the road from left to right in front of both of us, swooped so low in front of my grille that I lost sight of it for a moment, and then it careened ahead and veered into the ditch. It was a Ruffed Grouse...

Dec 2013

Mike Hearell (28 Dec 2013) - [Harold Crane WMA - Rainbow Unit Trailhead] - I've been impatiently waiting for the large flocks of Horned Larks to arrive and today a few (1700ish) finally showed. Had some Longspurs and Snow Buntings mixed in with them.

Kris Purdy (26 Dec 2013) - About 30 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES were quietly roosting in the aspen trees above the feeder at Powder Ridge Village Condominiums adjacent to Powder Mountain Ski Area in Weber County this afternoon at about 2 pm. There were three Hepburnís race rosy-finches among the gray-crowned race birds. They also dropped to the snow under the feeder and fed there a few times.

Kris Purdy (12 Dec 1013) - What a surprise when a WINTER WREN popped out of the Red-Osier Dogwood and other stream brush in Powder Mountain Canyon, Weber County, this morning to join the loose mob of birds protesting the NORTHERN PYGMY-OWLís presence at mile 8.2, SR-158.... In addition to the birdís Iíve mentioned already, I also heard an American Dipper calling upstream, a Townsendís Solitaire calling high on the canyon wall, and I saw a flicker and several magpies flying high.

Mike Hearell (10 Dec 2013) - Took a drive up to Powder Mountain today to see if the Rosy-finches are in yet...no. I saw exactly 1 Gray-crowned Rosy-finch.

Nov 2013

Kristin Purdy (26 Nov 2013) - I finally scratched an itch today and logged a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL on SR-158 in lower Powder Mountain Canyon in Weber Canyon on the way to Powder Ridge Village to check on the bird feeders. ...The owl was at mile 8.7, west side of the road, surveying across the road from about 30 feet up. This was at 10:45 a.m. I also decided to continue birding up the road past the condo complex on foot and didnít go very far when I heard RED CROSSBILLS kip-kipping and apparently landing in nearby fir trees. ... The crossbills were singing. Not just kipping; they were singing short segments of their thin warble while I couldnít see a one of them. Sticking with it meant also seeing Mountain Chickadees, Pine Siskins, and even an uncharacteristically silent pair of CLARKíS NUTCRACKERS also working the seeds from the fir cones.
   --It was so warm on the way down the mountain that I had the window open and heard Mountain Chickadees calling about two-tenths of a mile below the condos. I stopped to see what else might be with them and heard a Red-breasted Nuthatch gip-gip-gipping right away. Then a silent, big, gray finch with white wingbars and a yellow-green head caught my eye. I thought sure I had a female White-winged Crossbill until I saw the whole thing and Whoopee! It was a PINE GROSBEAK. I also saw a LEWISíS WOODPECKER on the big power pole at mile 5.5 (just over a half-mile north of Valley Market), and today was a two-MERLIN day; one along SR-158 north of the Port Ramp Marina, and one on a power pole in southeast Ogden.
   --Ogden City Cemetery: A flock of 6-8 Golden-crowned Kinglets who seem to love the clumps of cedar trees and my pishing; they fed my ego when they finally came out of the clump and seemed to go mad for me.
 
Mike Hearell
(22 Nov 2013) - There are currently 2 Cackling Geese and 1 Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser Hybrid at pond on 2700 N & HWY 89 in Pleasant View (by Pepsi Plant).

Mike Hearell (21 Nov 2013) - Just located an adult winter plumage MEW GULL mixed in with approx 150 RBGU in west Weber County.

Mike Hearell (14 Nov 2013) - Found a GREATER SCAUP by the dam at Pineview Reservoir yesterday. She was hanging out by herself approx 200 yards east of the dam when I last saw her.

Mike Hearell (6 Nov 2013) - [Ogden Bay WMA] - TROPICAL KINGBIRD. Came across this guy at Ogden Bay WMA this evening while picking through tons of sparrows and Marsh Wrens.

Mike Hearell (2 Nov 2013) - Red-necked Grebe at Pineview Reservoir. West end approx 400 yards east of the orange buoy rope

Oct 2013

Mike Hearell (27 Oct 2013) - I found one WHITE-WINGED SCOTER this morning at Pineview Reservoir. It was swimming about 30 yards off the beach along Cemetery Point. This is only the second reported WWSC in Weber County.

Mike Hearell (20 Oct 2013) -  I took my camera with me while 'hiking' at North Fork Park this morning in hopes of being able to get photos of the Pygmy Nuthatch from yesterday. I was unable to locate the nuthatch in question and strangely most the birds from yesterday had been replaced by other species. the good thing about this was the fact I found 2 GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS. This is a new county bird for me!

Mike Hearell (19 Oct 2013) - While 'hiking' today in my orange vest I came across a flock of mixed birds being very noisy and chasing one another. Off the top of my head I had no clue what bird I had heard but started looking for the one making the call. To my surprise, a PYGMY NUTHATCH! This bird wasn't even on my hopeful list for Weber County. It was located approx 1/2 mile up the trail from North Fork Park to Ben Lomond Peak.

Sep 2013

Paul Higgins (22 Sep 2013) - I hiked around the top of the North Fork of the Ogden River (Cold Water Canyon) this morning, quite a few birds. Highlights for me were Lewis' Woodpeckers, Pine Grosbeaks and Dusky Grouse.

Pat Bausman (15 Sep 2013) - We had a Spotted Towhee in our yard this evening, also - adult male. We usually get one or two in the dead of winter; this is very early.

Mike Hearell (9 Sep 2013) - Black-crowned Night Heron while standing in a dry creek bed in a wooded area. Weber, Utah.

Kris Purdy (8 Sep 2013) - Iíve been pleased to host a hatch-year male Calliiope Hummingbird at my feeders in Ogden over the past few days. This birdís appearance continues whatís been a fantastic fall season for hummingbirds, peaking in about the third week of August with four species in the yard, multiple Rufous trying to defend each of six feeders, and up to two Calliopes at a time at one particular feeder. My yard population seemed to leave en masse overnight on August 20 with straggling Rufous at first and now, mostly Black-chinned plus the recent Calliope appearing.

Aug 2013

Mike Hearell (19 Aug 2013) - CANYON WREN. Taylor A. and I found this guy in Taylor's (no relation) Canyon this evening. This is a Utah first for me and the first eBird report in Weber since 2006.

Kris Purdy (12 Aug 2013) - The BLUE GROSBEAK that Mike Hearell and Taylor Abbott found along the rail trail in West Weber County on Friday is the gift that keeps on giving. I visited the bird on Saturday, and then again yesterday with Jack Rensel. We found the grosbeak in the same tree where Mike and Taylor found it, although this bird has the habit of disappearing for long periods and patience is a must. Jack and I continued to bird along the rail trail south of the Blue Grosbeakís spot and came across an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER east of the trail using the barbed-wire fence and the Russian Olives. Iíve seen the species only one other time in Weber County. Jack Binchís recent post about another one not far away in Box Elder County on the west side of Willard Bay was perhaps a harbinger for yesterdayís sighting.

Jul 2013

Jack Binch (12 Jul 2013) - I went up to the North Arm of Pineview to see if I could find the Rose-breasted Grosbeak reported a couple of times by the Mark Stackhouse groups. Nope, but some fun birds to see. A couple of Yellow-breasted Chats, several Gray Catbirds, Yellow Warblers, Warbling Vireos, a Black-headed Grosbeak, American Goldfinches, Cedar Waxwings, a Broad-tailed Hummingbird, loads of Robins, and a very vocal Osprey.

Jeff Cooper (8 Jul 2013) -  I was out late Saturday night (without Internet access) and busy all day Sunday. Seven birders on a field trip with Mark Stackhouse Saturday located a Rose-breasted Grosbeak feeding on squaw berry bushes at the North Arm Natural Area of Pineview Reservoir in Weber County. This bird was observed in the morning.

Mike Hearell (6 Jul 2013) - In my almost 23 years of hiking, hunting and now birding Weber County I've only seen 3 Chukars. Two at once in 2003 and one last month. Today while hiking (crawling) to the overlook above Jump Off Canyon  I came across 7! One was towards the bottom of the ridge and the other 6 flushed while I was hanging from a rock by my fingernails!...

Jun 2013

Mike Hearell (30 Jun 2013)  -  Decided to go back up to Willard Basin, Weber County and do some high elevation birding yesterday. Highlights of the trip were an American Three-toed Woodpecker (a first in Weber on eBird and utahbirds.org), Williamson's Sapsucker, Common Poorwills, Red Crossbils, Mountain Goats and temps in the upper 70's!

Mike Hearell (20 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 and ended with three Flammulated Owls while birding Willard Basin in Weber County. On the way back down we also got a response from a FLAMMULATED OWL and an audible ID on a COMMON POORWILL.
   --Birds seen in Willard Basin: ...Red-naped Sapsucker... Olive-sided Flycatcher...Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker (stopped counting at 20),...Golden-crowned Kinglet,...Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler,...Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Grosbeak, (heard), Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Kris Purdy(16 Jun 2013) - Located a LEAST FLYCATCHER in Riverdale. The bird is approx 60 yards due north of the police station  in the tall cottonwoods along the Weber River. It is very, very vocal.

Bryant Olsen (11 Jun 2013) - Yesterday I headed up over Monte Cristo and to Rich County, first stop was North Fork of the Ogden River near Eden, very birdy spot, got GRAY CATBIRDS, YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS, a WILLOW FLYCATCHER, and 1 male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD, down in the willows, not up on the slope which was claimed by a Broad-tailed Hummingbird. In the fields east of Eden, I found 1 male BOBOLINK perched on an irrigation wheel. I didn't spend a lot of time there so there could have been more.

Oliver Hansen (4 Jun 2013) - Bob & Bob & I headed north on Sunday to look for a few FOY birds... First stop was the WMA at the North Arm of Pineview, where the Calliope Hummer was most cooperative. He likes to pose in the sun on top of a willow near the south end of the trail. A most spectacular bird. The area was full of singing Fox Sparrows, Gray Catbirds, Yellow Warblers, ...Next was Monte Cristo Campground, which is now almost free of snow. There were several singing Hammond's Flycatchers here and there, and a beautiful male Williamson's Sapsucker gave us a long look. ... Bonus bird was the Three-toed Woodpecker across the highway behind the old ranger cabin. Final stop was another mile north on the highway at the Curtis Creek Road turnoff on the left side. Despite a gaggle of roaring ATVs, the Purple Martins were chattering and zooming around, giving us great looks.

May 2013

Mark Thal (22 May 2013) - The Yellow-breasted Chat has been a nemesis bird of mine. I finally was able to get to the North Arm Nature Area of Pineview Reservoir last night and saw one and heard another.

Beth McKinnon (5 May 2013) - We live up by Causey Reservoir in Weber County. Yesterday and today, we saw a female SUMMER TANAGER in the willow on the other side of the creek. We also saw a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD at the feeders which is 45 days earlier than usual.

Apr 2013

Mike Hearell (30 Apr 2013) - Found my first Weber Solitary Sandpiper late this evening!

Paul Higgins (27 Apr 2013) - Snowy Plovers--Willard Bay.

Brenda Kidman (27 Apr 2013) - [South Weber] - Bullock's Orioles. They are a day "late" but the boys are back in town.

Mike Hearell (22 Apr 2013) - The last 3 days there have been Long-billed Dowitchers by the many hundreds at the north entrance (7500 W) to Ogden Bay WMA. There have also been good numbers of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Avocets, Black-necked Stilts, Marbled Godwits and all 3 Species of Egret. The Blue-winged Teal pair have been staying as well.

Mike Hearell (5 Apr 2013) - [West Haven] - Currently looking at 167 Long-billed Curlew in one field! Never seen more than 5-6 at once before. 3133 S 4700 W.

Mar 2013

Mike Hearell (25 Mar 2013) - In the afternoon I birded West Weber county where I found a lone, vocal Trumpeter Swan, 3 Franklin's Gulls and 2 FOY Long-billed Curlews.

Mike Hearell (16 Mar 2013) - A couple of Lewis's Woodpeckers today in Ogden Valley.

Kris Purdy
(12 Mar 2013) - I enjoyed a Northern Pygmy-owl this morning in Ogden Canyon, Weber County, while stuck in traffic. It turned out to be one of the best birding experiences Iíve had in a long time, and certainly the best with a pygmy-owl.

John Crawley (10 Mar 2013) - I saw about 2,000 Tundra Swans today at the Ogden 12th Street exit...then headed west, finding them between 50th and 85th West.

Mike Hearell (2 Mar 2013) - Ross's Goose, Snow Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose at 4700 W 300 N.

Feb 2013

Joel Beyer (8 Feb 2013) - We headed to Powder Mountain Ski Resort. At least 60 Rosy-Finches were at the feeder, all Gray-crowned or Hepburn's, plus one Black Rosy-Finch.

Jan 2013

Bryant Olsen (31 Jan 2013) - I found several SNOW BUNTINGS dodging the trucks with the HORNED LARKS in the spot across from the model airport on 900 N. Also mixed in with the H. Larks was 1 'HEBURNS' GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH. Nearby say saw 3 BARN OWLS and several ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS. All in all, not a bad day of birding considering all the snow we got today,and I only had to pull one person out a snowbank with my truck, a mother with a baby in the car seat in the back. ... As I was helping her a Roughy looked on, and a BARN OWL flew by ...

Bryant Olsen (23 Jan 2013) - I went back out to west weber today to try and re-find the odd bunting I photographed Sunday, no such luck. But I did see a LOT of SNOW BUNTINGS. Its hard to say how many are actually there as they move around so much, but probably a few dozen at least. Here are more precise directions to where they are: Go west on 12th street in Ogden, it will go over the Weber River, twice, and then curve past some frozen ponds. ... On the north side is a rusty gate which says something like "Highland Farms, No trespassing". The Snow Buntings were mixed in with the numerous H. Larks north of that gate, although at times some could be seen in the road with the larks. I also saw 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR there today.

Mike Hearell (14 Jan 2013) - Lewis's Woodpecker. Found this guy along North Fork Rd today on my way to North Fork Park. It was in a dead tree approximately 200 yards north of the 'Barn' with the very oversized L on it.

Mike Hearell (7 Jan 2013) - [West Weber] - For those of you making the trek to West Weber to look through the 100's of Horned Larks. There were quite a few at the far west end of California Ave last night. With the ponds frozen the Gulls are absent but the larks are in heavy on Sundays (no trucks). This is where I found the leucistic Horned Lark, as well as: Prairie Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, WC Sparrow, GB Heron, Am Tree Sparrow.

Susan Snider (6 Jan 2013) - Spotted RED CROSSBILLS in the shorter conifers in the southwest section of the Ogden City Cemetery this afternoon -- about 17-22 of them. Hard to say exactly how many, as they moved into and out of the trees quicker than I could count.

Mike Hearell (5 Jan 2013) - Birded Weber County today with Taylor Abbott. I had a good feeling we were in for a good day when we had a GREAT HORNED OWL in a tree within 15 minutes of leaving my house in North Ogden.

Dec 2012

Paul Higgins (31 Dec 2012) - I saw three Lapland Longspur's among the many Horned Larks on West 12th Street (900 South) Weber County, this afternoon. Too flighty, I couldn't get any images.

Pat Jividen (27 Dec 2012) - Ned Bixler and I saw Snow Buntings at about 5600 w. 1000 n. in Weber County.

Bryan Shirley (27 Dec 2012) - Can't find the plovers this morning. ...I did add Tree Sparrows to my Weber County list though, so well worth the 3 hour drive going 30 mph on I-15 this morning...

Mike Hearell (26 Dec 2012) - [Harold Crane WMA] - Mountain Plovers in Weber County.

Mike Hearell (25 Dec 2012) - [Harold S. Crane WMA] - Hiked about a half mile away from my iPad to glance through herds of Horned Larks at the south entrance to Harold S Crane WMA. It used to be called the Rainbow Unit.  ...  MERRY CHRISTMAS TOO ME!  A Christmas Day SNOW BUNTING!

[email protected] (26 Dec 2012) - I saw a Western Grebe on December 25, 2012 at Buess's Pond in Ogden.

Kris Purdy (24 Dec 2012) - Just had a flock of about 60 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at the corner of Arapaho Drive and Arapaho Circle in Ogden, Weber County...
   --Itís nary a fit day out for woman or beast, so the birdies are coming to me. Iím watching a male COMMON REDPOLL at one of my feeders in Ogden, Weber County, through the snow which the wind is driving horizontally. The House Finches are dominant at the feeder and keep driving the little guy off, but he keeps coming back or crosses the yard to another bunch of feeders. Merry Christmas to me!

Kris Purdy (23 Dec 2012) - I saw a NORTHERN GOSHAWK at North Fork Park in Weber County today; it was flying along a ridge line and wasnít close enough to age. But I wondered if it was the young bird Iíve seen there twice in the last month.

Kris Purdy (22 Dec 2012) - A Merlin on a power pole at Beus Park in Ogden

Weston Smith (15 Dec 2012) - My Father and I found a SWAMP SPARROW on our portion of the Ogden Christmas Bird Count today. The bird was seen near the main entrance to Ogden Bay WMA, it was seen at about 8am with several White-crowned and Song Sparrows.

Susan Snyder (9 Dec 2012) -We saw a Northern Pygmy Owl sitting in a tree along the edge of State Highway 39 on the way to Monte Cristo. It was a couple of miles past Red Rock Ranch on the south side of the road.

Kris Purdy (7 Dec 2012) - Add Ogden to the list of locations where BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS are showing up in the yard. Iíve had five this afternoon in a flock of Cedars that are eating in the ornamental pear trees. I also had a lone female Cassinís Finch at the feeder this morning

Kris Purdy (6 Dec 2012) -
A friend and I relived the experience of seeing a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Old Snowbasin Road in Weber County today while we were walking the road; we saw one along that same road a couple weeks ago. We had passed the spot once and were heading downhill when I saw the tiny blob in an aspen right next to the road.

Mike Hearell (5 Dec 20122) - Saw two Cackling Geese today. 1520 E 1250 N, Layton.

Nov 2012

Kris Purdy (28 Nov 2012) - A Ruffed Grouse in North Fork Park. The park was relatively quiet today other than Stellerís Jays and Black-capped Chickadees. I also saw a smattering of House and Goldfinches, and heard a Brown Creeper and a Common Raven.

Kris Purdy (26 Nov 2012) - What a great day birding in Weber Countyís North Fork Park in Liberty, Ogden Valley. Hereís the Readerís Digest condensed version: BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, PINE GROSBEAKS, LEWISíS WOODPECKER, COMMON REDPOLL, Stellerís Jays, Townsendís Solitaires and two moose.

Kris Purdy (23 Nov 2012) - Jack Rensel and I enjoyed the COMMON REDPOLLS, Gray-crowned Rosy-finches, Northern Shrike, Stellerís Jays, Ermine and more at Powder Ridge Village Condominiums in Weber County this morning with Mike Hearell and Taylor Abbott. When Jack reviewed his images post-trip, he noticed that one of the Gray-crowned Rosy-finches was banded.

Kris Purdy (1 Nov 3012) - Hiking friends and I came across a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL along Old Snowbasin Road in Weber County this morning at about 11:00. The owl was perched atop a maple or scrub-oak at the top of an embankment about 40 feet above where we were standing on the paved road. Our chatty little group admired him and tried to take cell phone pictures, and the bird ignored us all the while. We actually left it perched there and resumed our hike.

Oct 2012

Bryant Olsen (17 Oct 2912) - Today I found a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER larder pole along the North Fork of the Ogden River in Liberty. ... where I found the Woodpecker apparently caching acorns

Sep 2012

Paul Higgins (16 Sep 2012) - [South Weber, UT] - Lincoln's Sparrow.

Jul 2012

Paul Bausman (17 Jul 2012) - Had our first Rufous Hummingbird at home in South Ogden (just west of US89) on July 14: adult male, all-rufous back, brilliant red/orange gorget. Have seen no female..

Kris Purdy (13 Jul 12012) - I havenít seen a Lewisís Woodpecker in northwest Ogden Valley, Weber County, in the area of the North Fork in almost two years, so I was mighty happy to see a rosy adult and a dusky juvenile this afternoon in a row of cottonwoods out in a field that has historically been both a breeding and a wintering location for them.
   --Once youíve had your fill of the woodpeckers, you can make a nice birding outing of it by continuing to North Fork Park. Continue around the 90į turn and drive through the neighborhood to the stop sign. Turn left toward North Fork Park. Take the main road into the park; I recommend you find your way to Cold Water Canyon (just follow the signs). Iíd just park where you can and walk the road. Itís really just a lush mountain wooded stream rather than a canyon, utterly and delightfully alive with singing Swainsonís Thrushes, Fox Sparrows, Cordilleran Flycatchers, Warbling Vireos, Dusky Flycatchers, MacGillivrayís and Yellow Warblers, American Robins, Black-capped Chickadees and Red-breasted Nuthatches. And this was between 3 and 5 pm today...

Bryant Olsen (4 Jul 2012 - Yesterdays GSLA field trip was something of a success, and we covered a lot of ground and saw some good birds, with 102 species seen in total. Highlighs included, 5 GREATER SAGE-GROUSE at Woodruff Narrows reservoir, plus an adult BALD EAGLE. BLACK TERNS at Bear River Meadow, 2 PURPLE MARTIN at Curtis Creek, WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS at their nest in Monte Cristo Camp Ground plus a couple RED CROSSBILLS nearby, 2 LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS near the turn off to Causey Reservior (sadly, not seen by myself but others in the party), 6 BOBLINKS near Eden, and 1 male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD near Pineview Reservoir.  Checklist:..

Brenda Kidman (4 Jul 2012) - [South Weber] - We had a Lazuli Bunting in the backyard tonight. I don't think we have ever had one so late.  Tonight we had five males fighting over the nectar feeder/jelly station and a female was eating the orange. After the boys left she went over and enjoyed the feast at her leisure. She's no dummy! The yard is FULL of babies except our California Quail seem to have lost the single chick they had.

Kris Purdy (1 Jul 2012)- Eric Peterson and I watched the PROTHONOTARY WARBLER at Fort Buenaventura in Ogden, Weber County, this morning at around 8:00 am. The bird is much less active than he was two weeks ago, but he still belted out enough ďSee-ya, See-ya, See-yaĒ phrases and bold chip notes that we were able to find him by following his voice. ...

Jun 2012

Kris Purdy (18 Jun 2012) - This morning, I hiked the lower reaches of Beus Canyon in Ogden, Weber County...After more than a mile of climbing and perhaps 1,000-1,500 vertical feet, I heard a Cordilleran Flycatcher calling itís sweet ďpee-weet!Ē repetitiously from the canopy of Mountain Maple and scrub-oak overhead...

Kris Purdy (16 Jun 2012) - Another LEAST FLYCATCHER dragged me off one of the very lovely river parkways in Ogden, Weber County, today with its distinctive, cut-through-the-musical-clutter-of-other-birdsí-songs song. While this bird is hard to see, it sings from public land and itís possible to identify it as a Least Flycatcher from its song, and at least as an Empid visually.  ...The bird is in the deep, mature cottonwoods northeast of the 21St Street Pond.

Kris Purdy (12  Jun 2012) - I saw five Purple Martins at a site along Monte Cristo Highway (SR-39) where Iíve never seen them before, at mile 42.3 just past (up the road) from one of the many places the power line crosses the highway. The birds are nesting in a large gray snag below the road thatís something of a condominium tree. It appeared to house two pairs of Purple Martins, one pair of Tree Swallows, one pair of Red-naped Sapsuckers, and possibly a pair of Violet-green Swallows.

Kris Purdy (10 Jun 2012) - [Fort Buenaventura Park] - A male PROTHONOTARY WARBLER appears to be defending a territory at Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden, Weber County. He was there singing, chasing Yellow Warblers and Black-capped Chickadees out of the area, and generally staking his claim this afternoon...

Paul Higgins (3 Jun 2012) - Red-naped Sapsucker--South Fork, Ogden River yesterday morning, didn't stay long, too many campers. Thanks Kris.

David Wheeler (2 Jun 2012) - There was a beautiful Common Loon near the dam at Pineview Reservoir yesterday, full breeding plumage. I can't decide if it is really early or really late, or just really lost. Male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD at the North Arm of Pineview Reservoir nature trail. Male WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER at Monte Cristo Campground (Thank you, Kris!). Did not see the Three-toed Woodpecker reported there.

May 2012

Paul Higgins (25 May 2012) - Lazuli Bunting and Warbling Vireo, South Fork, Ogden River, Weber County.

Kris Purdy (19 May 2012 - Iíve birded Powder Ridge Road at Powder Mountain Ski Area in Weber County a couple times in the past few days and have seen a nice compilation of mountain birds... highlights: --RED CROSSBILLS every day ... Several WILLIAMSONíS SAPSUCKERS along Powder Ridge Road not far after turning off SR-158 and beginning the ascent to the condos... --The wing-rips of DUSKY GROUSE and the maleís pre-copulatory single-note ďBLOONK!Ē call, heard three times at dusk a couple nights ago... --Two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS singing just before dusk somewhere in the canyon and one sounding off in the ski area at sunny 9 am this morning...

Jason St Sauver (14 May 2012) - Had a lovely morning walk at the north arm nature trails along Pineview Reservoir. It's hard to get good looks at the birds in the dense brush - but - that's why they love it...especially the Gray Catbirds! Had several singing and good looks at a couple along the trail - as well as one very vociferous and bright Yellow-breasted Chat! Area was filled with Yellow Warblers, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Orioles and Goldfinches... too.

Kris Purdy (13 May 2012) - If luck and time are with you, you might see a LEWISíS WOODPECKER along SR-39 at mile 27.2, which is about eight miles east of Huntsville, Weber County...

Kris Purdy (6 May 2012) - Jack Rensel saw a single Vauxís Swift today over the Ogden River at Rainbow Gardens, located at the mouth of Ogden Canyon in Weber County.

Brenda Kidman (5 May 2012) - What a lovely day to sit and watch BYB'S...I sat outside tonight and saw...Calliope Male, Black Chinned Male and FIVE male Bullock's Orioles.

Kris Purdy (4 May 2012)  ...Along the Weber River west of Fort Buena, an Osprey perched in a cottonwood. This is a sign to me that the bird is nesting nearby.
   --Within the fort itself, I saw the most beautiful American Robin Iíve ever seen, due completely to the birdís partial albinism. This bird was about ĺ albinistic and looked like it had sustained a barrage of snowballs that stuck all over. He was a quite brilliant element as he foraged on the dry, shady forest floor...

Apr 2012

Andy Kleinhesselink (29 Apr 2012) - I did a trip to the North Arm Natural Area of Pineview Reservoir today. Right as I was getting in my car to leave at about 1:20 pm I spotted a small hawk flying north very rapidly. When I got my binoculars on it it was an unmistakable light morph Broad-winged Hawk. Classic light brown above, white underwings with black border to the wings and striking black and white barred tail. It was moving to the north up the valley so I assume it was a migrant and is long gone by now. Other birds of interest included a female Red-breasted Merganser on the reservoir and a pair of Yellow Warblers.

Kris Purdy (22 Apr 2012) - I canít believe Iím posting under the subject line of WebCo Shorebirds, but I actually had a pretty good shorebirding experience in my county today...
   --In addition to American Avocets, the other shorebird were: [highlights]:  Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, Willet, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilsonís Phalarope
   --I also saw a pair of Long-billed Curlews off 9300W. near Great Salt Lake Minerals Company. There were many other species of birds at the wetlands, such as dabbling ducks, ibis, blackbirds and swallows overhead.
...Also in the cemetery was a Bullockís Oriole and several Western Kingbirds, with other Western Kingbirds appearing on power and fence lines in many places...

Kris Purdy (18 Apr 2012)- I was stunned just a moment ago to see a Lazuli Bunting at my feeder in Ogden, Weber County. Itís not just that itís about a week early for this species, but this oneís a female. My experience in the past is that the males arrive about a week ahead of the females, which is usually the last week in April, during one of those spring storms that brings violent and varied weather throughout the day and causes a seething mass of turquoise on the ground under the feeder. The females tend to arrive by the first week of May.

Utahbirds (12 Apr 2012) - Someone reported a Common Loon at Pineview Reservoir. One adult male seen by the dam.

Mar 2012

Jeff Cooper (14 Mar 2012) - Eric Peterson and I got up early Tuesday morning and drove from American Fork to Powder Mountain Ski Resort to see the Rosy Finches... ...Right where the asphalt turns to dirt to get up to the Powder Ridge Village feeder, we located a flock of about 30 or more RED CROSSBILLS. Included in this mix was what we believe is a 1ST YEAR MALE VARIANT (with bright white wing bars--photo in link below) RED CROSSBILL. We wondered if it might be a White-winged Crossbill. The bars are a high-contrasting white... Either way, a variant or WW is rare so we were delighted to find and photograph it...
  
Kris Purdy (6 Mar 2012) - Well, finally. Itís only taken two years, but Iíve finally seen another Black Rosy-finch at Powder Ridge Village above Powder Mountain Ski Area in Weber County. And another. And possibly a third. ...

Eric Peterson
(4 Mar 2012) - I made the long trek from American Fork to Powder Mountain Ski Area to see the Rosy Finches...I was greeted by a flock of about 60 Grey Crowned Rosy-Finches. There were both races of them in the mix. No Blacks today in the mix. I was also visited by a Clark's Nutcracker, two Steller's Jays, Mountain Chickadees, Pine Siskins and two Hairy Woodpeckers...

Jan 2012

Kris Purdy (31 Jan 2012) - I went to visit an old friend todayóan American Dipperóat an anglerís access at The Oaks restaurant parking lot along the Ogden River in Ogden Canyon, Weber County. My friend was not ďinĒ, but instead I found a slate-colored FOX SPARROW hopping along the stones in the river bed...The Oaks is located on SR-39 between mm 12 and 13; the sparrowís location (and the dipperís spot) is at the anglerís access at the west end of the parking lot.

Dec 2011

Kris Purdy (18 Dec 2011) - Brian and Jeannette Nosker found a RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER in Uinta, Weber County, during yesterdayís Ogden Christmas Bird Count. I went to visit the bird today. Sheís an adult and appears to have been working on her chosen tree for quite awhile; perhaps even wintering there for multiple years. Her choice pine is ringed with many parallel rows of holes. Most are not fresh implying sheís got a long-term history with that tree, but the fresh ones are productive enough that a Ruby-crowned Kinglet was feeding from them yesterday also.

Kris Purdy (14 Dec 2011) - Thanks to Pomera for the encouragement to scout our CBC areas for count week species. A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was in Riverdale today, Weber County, in the backyard at 1127 Ritter Road...

Kris Purdy (10 Dec 2011) - Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County, is hosting three Mandarin Ducks: Two drakes and a hen. The hen appears to be paired with one of the drakes, and he seems to have a gimpy right leg. I have dutifully staked out a Western Screech-owl for the Ogden CBC in his usual spot at Glasmann Park in Ogden, and this morning, I saw a Prairie Falcon in my sector near the Adams Parkway toll booth at I-84 exit 85. Itís about the only place likely to see a Prairie Falcon in my sector. Couldnít tie him down until next Saturday, however.

Oct 2011

Kris Purdy (24 Oct 2011) - My dog and I came across a RUFFED GROUSE at around 6,200 feet on the year-old U.S. Forest Service Sardine Peak Trail northeast of Snowbasin Ski Resort in Weber County, today.

Sep 2011

Michelle McDaniel (10 Sep 2011) - Sandhill Cranes in Eden, Utah. Also just spotted a Great Blue Heron and a Belted Kingfisher east of there in a pond on the north side of the road l, 6700 East.

Aug 2011

Paul Higgins (19 Aug 2011) - Common Tern, Willard Bay (West Side).

Jul 2011

Kris Purdy (6 Jul 2011) - Iíve seen a male Calliope Hummingbird twice in the last week near Meadows Campground off SR-39. ... Not only is the spot nice for a Calliope, Iíve also seen Willow Flycatchers, Gray Catbirds, Yellow-breasted Chats, Common Nighthawks, Bullockís Orioles, Fox Sparrows, Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Black-headed Grosbeaks, MacGillivrayís Warblers, and just about all the other passerines you could see at The North Arm...

Jun 2011

Kris Purdy (12 Jun 2011) - Youíd think I was reporting todayís sightings from Bear River MBR in the fall, but no, I saw a GREAT EGRET and a pair of Bald Eagles in west Weber County this afternoon near the north end of 8300W, which is likely West Warren or unincorporated Weber County. The egret and several Snowy Egrets were using a slough on the east side of the road. The Bald Eagles were perched in widely separated cottonwoods west of the pastures and feedlots on the west side of the road...

Paul Higgins (2 Jun 2011) - Western Tanagers, Ogden Bay.

May 2011

Kris Purdy (29 May 2011) - [Ogden] - Ding, ding! Itís a male Calliope Hummingbird. Iím so surprised to have a Calliope in the yard this late in May, but am glad to help him get over his spring snowstorm shock.

Paul Higgins (28 May 2011) -  located five Bobolink males near Huntsville, last night. It's really nice to have them back.

Paul Higgins (16 May 2011) - PALM WARBLER - It's right on the north side of Ogden Bay...  It was along the fence and Russian Olives just past the house (east side).

Paul Higgins (15 May 2011) - Ruffed Grouse, South Fork Ogden River, Weber County, Utah.

Brenda Kidman (12 May 2011) - Caliope Hummingbird (male), South Weber.

Kirsten Purdy (12 May 2011) - White-throated Swifts at the head of Ogden Canyon, Weber County. Earlier I visited The North Arm Natural Area of Pineview Reservoir to check on the ďregularĒ male Calliope Hummingbirds that set up territories at the same places every year. ... He was along the Pineview West trail near the log retaining wall, down slope side, and about 20 yards north of the wall.

Apr 2011

Kristin Purdy (22 April 20110 -  The flocks of White-faced Ibis along the eastern border of Ogden Bay WMA are huge; I came across a big flock in a flooded farmerís field in Taylor, northwest of West Haven, and a good candidate for a GLOSSY IBIS before I had scoped a dozen birds.

Paul Higgins (11 April 2011) - Vesper Sparrows, pair (male and female) North Arm, Pineview Reservoir, Weber County.

Mar 2011

Kris Purdy (26 Mar 2011) - Hereís what one of my indoor cats is good for: Staring intensely through the window from his window shelf at whatever is scarfing up seed under the bird feeder at my home in Ogden, Weber County. I have to check whatís there when I see that intensity. Itís usually juncos or Rizzo the Rat. This afternoon, however, a LINCOLNíS SPARROW was with two juncos. Whoopee! Thatís a new yard bird, and not one I thought Iíd ever see under my feeder. Good kitty.

Feb 2011

Ted McGrath (22 Feb, 2011) - Yesterday at about 11:00 AM, a small flock of Red Crossbills came into our back yard to feed on the sunflower seeds in our feeders.  They came and went for a couple of hours after that.  The most we ever saw at once was six, and we saw mature males, mature females, and at least one immature male...

Ryan O'Donnell (12 Feb 2011) -
I took an expedition to Weber County today to hit some birding spots.  My main goal was the feeders at Powder Mountain, where I found about 30 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES.  Two of them were the coastal "Hepburn's" race, one appeared to be a Hepburn's x interior intergrade (?) and the rest were the interior subspecies. ... On the drive down the mountain, I stumbled upon a flock of about 400 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, a great find for a non-irruption year...

Kris Purdy (4 Feb 2011) - Diana and Jon LeVasseur saw and photographed a BLUE JAY on 2900E. in Liberty, Weber County, at about 1:30 pm today. ... The bird was off the west side of the road just south of house number 4727 (on a wooden garage at the base of the driveway on the west side of the road). It was keeping company with a Stellerís Jay. 2900E. runs north-south at the base of the North Ogden Divide Road in Ogden Valley. Six or seven Lewisís Woodpeckers are spending the winter along this part of the road as well.

Kris Purdy (2 Feb 2011) - Thanks to Cindy and Steve Sommerfeld and Paul Higgins for reporting the NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL at the base of the North Ogden Divide in Ogden Valley, Weber County, on Sunday. I saw the bird early this afternoon and it seemed to be in the same place (on a branch over the road) doing the same thing (hunting the snow-free south-facing slope) as what the earlier crew reported. The bird was in the area of a deer crossing warning sign for the eastbound lane only.   Between my first two unsuccessful passes along the base of the divide and my last two successful passes, I turned north from the divide road (4100N.) onto 2900E. and found 6 LEWISíS WOODPECKERS using the power poles or dead cottonwoods, or in the groves of oak along the road. I havenít known Lewisís to winter at this location in the past. ... I also noticed Stellerís Jays at the feeders well-hidden at the house on the northwest corner of 4100N. and 2900E.

Jan 2011

Cindy Sommerfeld (30 Jan 2011) - This morning we met Paul Higgins at the Mouth of Ogden Canyon. Ogden canyon was closed. (At that time we didn't know it was good luck) This forced us go go over the North Pass. Coming off the pass, just a few hundred yards from the houses, a Pygmy-Owl was sitting on a branch that hung over the road. ... We then ventured to the north west end of the Ogden valley. Where we found several Lewis's Woodpeckers.  We also went up to Powder Mountain and saw many Rosy-Finches.

Kristen Purdy
(20 Jan 2011) - I was cutting through Bues Park in Ogden, Weber County, this afternoon to link a Bonneville Shoreline Trail hike with the return walk home through neighborhoods when agitated and staccato ďdee-dee-deeĒ calls erupted from the wooded edge of the pond. It was the cacophony of a mad mob of Chickadees that bore investigating. Several Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a couple Dark-eyed Juncos joined the fray. I looked into the dense deciduous trees ... where a Wood Duck box was mounted on the opposite side. From the mobís behavior, I concluded the flyer was a Western Screech-owl that had been caught more exposed than it wished, and it was seeking a bit of solitude inside the box. ... A HERMIT THRUSH had joined the activity, perching within a brushy deadfall and calling an abbreviated ďChope. Chope. Chope.Ē While Iíve seen up to six Hermit Thrushes at a time in other winters at Bues, this species is still classified as rare in the winter in Utah and I havenít seen one there yet this year.

Kristen Purdy (18 Jan 2011) - A flock of about 50 GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES was using the feeder at Powder Ridge Condominiums above Powder Mountain Ski Resort in Weber County this morning at about 11:00. No Black Rosy-finches were in this flock, but itís not a stretch to expect them, as several fed at this location last year...
   - I also visited North Fork Park in Liberty, Weber County, and saw three female PINE GROSBEAKS on the Cold Water Trail. The three were high in a fir eating something that looked like buds; the location was near the only set of restrooms on the trail. Several LEWISíS WOODPECKERS were on power poles on 5950N, which ends at the park.

Kirsten Purdy (12 Jan 2011) - Members of Wasatch Audubon saw a GREAT EGRET several times along the Weber River today at Fort Buenaventura County Park, Ogden, Weber County, this morning. While the egret was the most rare bird we saw, other highlights included a WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, a Great Horned Owl and high numbers of Mourning Doves for the winter season.

Jeff Bilsky (8 Jan 2011) - There is a Ross's Goose in a flock of Canada's at the corner of Flint and Layton Parkway in what I assume is Layton.

Kristin Purdy (6 Jan 2010) - I spent some quality time this afternoon with two female PINE GROSBEAKS and a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL in North Fork Park, Liberty, Weber County. ... The shocker to me is that the elevation at that particular location was only 5700 feet. Although the species has been reported several times in Weber County at Powder Mountain Ski Resort (most recently by Jason St. Sauver on Nov 27), Powder Mountain is 3,000 feet higher than today's location. I've never seen the species before in Weber County. ... My continued whistling brought a Townsend's Solitaire to the Mountain Ash 10 feet in front of me that the grosbeaks had apparently feasted on, dropping berry detritus on the snow.

Nov 2010

Kristin Purdy (27 Nov 2010) - Iím pleased to report that the drake Mandarin Duck population at Beus Park In Ogden, Weber County, has increased by 100%. Today, there were two. ... One of the resident Western Screech-owls was roosting in his or her usual spot; reply for details. There was also a Brown Creeper using the big trees along the east side of the pond from the east feeder down to the southeast corner.

Kristin Purdy (15 Nov 2010) - Yesterday, I saw a Merlin at a particular location for the fourth timeóon the double set of power poles next to the pagoda-style Kobe Restaurant sign (formerly Dai Enko Tei) in South Ogden, Weber County, at the intersection of US-89 and Harrison Blvd. I saw the bird there for the first time on October 17, and now Iíve seen it there three times since this past Wednesday. Iíll assume itís the same Merlin, a Taiga female or young male.

Kristin Purdy ( 2 Nov 2010) - I saw and heard a few more EVENING GROSBEAKS this afternoon, this time in Weber County on a trail east of Snowbasin Ski Resort.

Oct 2010

Weston Smith (27 oct 2010) - The Wasatch Audubon saw a White-throated Sparrow on their Wednesday field trip to Pineview Reservoir's North Arm Viewing Area. Bird was seen about 11am on east side of trail bridge over the dry river feeding on Night Shade berries ... and last viewed moving north with a Song Sparrow along the east side of river bed. This area is in Weber County near the intersection of ut158 and 2200N in Eden, UT. ... On a power pole at the road into Middle Fork was a Lewis Woodpecker.

Sep 2010

Kristin Purdy (22 Sep 2010) - Kim's reports of the Lewis's Woodpeckers in her yard in Summit County inspired me to visit Liberty in Ogden Valley, Weber County, to check on the resident population. I saw more Lewis's Woodpeckers today (about 15) than I've seen on any single day of my life...

Aug 2010

Kristen Purdy (1 Aug 2010) - I saw a female or juvenile EVENING GROSBEAK calling from the top of a dead aspen along the Wheeler Creek Trail below Snowbasin Ski Resort in Weber County this morning at about 9:00.

Jul 2010

Kris Purdy (10 July 2010) - On a return trip to Causey Reservoir in Weber County netted another Cordilleran Flycatcher nest on a little ledge in a vertical rock face just 10-11 feet above the water. The nest was not very apparent because it was a moss and lichen structure within a clump of the wildflower Alumroot, a species of Heuchera, which is commonly called Coral Bells when you buy it at a plant nursery. However, I saw the site because both parents were flycatching in little loops from branches overhanging the cliff and the water, and then delivering the insects to the nest. ... Also of interest at Causey today were four different Common Merganser broods, ranging from three to thirteen ducklings. The older ducklings of one of the three-bird broods seemed to be doing quite well catching both fish and crawfish.

Kris Purdy ( 2 July 2010 ) - Add Causey Reservoir in east Weber County to the short list of Northern Utah locations where Common Mergansers nest. Today, I saw a hen merganser with 10 ducklings. The young were small enough so that one was riding on Momís back. Iím pretty sure that my friend, Scott Baxter, photographed a hen with ducklings at Causey a couple years ago.

Jun 2010

Kristin Purdy (5 Jun 2010( -  Wasatch Audubon always contributes to National Trails Day, that's today, by leading a birdwalk at whatever trail Weber Pathways is commemorating on this day. It happened to be the section of the Weber River Parkway west and south of Fort Buenaventura in Ogden, Weber County...
     We saw lots of activity from the Kingfisher Wetlands Loop south to the 30thStreet underpass, and then around the wetlands loop past Ooh-Ah Point.  Birds seen or heard:  [just the highlights] Wood Duck, Sora, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-breasted Chat...

Kris Purdy (1 June 2010) -This evening, I saw two male Gray Partridge along SR-39, mile 27.1, past the string of USFS campgrounds along the South Fork of the Ogden River east of Ogden Valley, Weber County. You can reach this area from I-15 exit 344 (which is at approximately mile 4.5 of SR-39) and driving east.

May 2010

Kris Purdy (18 May 2010) - [Huntsville] - BOBOLINKS have arrived in Ogden Valley northeast of Huntsville in Weber County, and can be observed from one of the usual places, Middlefork Lane. To get there, travel east on SR-39 from I-15 exit 344, 12th Street. Pass through Ogden Canyon, along the south shore of Pineview Reservoir, and east of Huntsville.

Dave Wheeler (16 May 2010) - I drove off to the North Arm Wildlife Area of Pineview to seek the Calliope hummingbird, and by the time I arrived the gods had tired of their torments. I saw a couple tiny males in their "fizyoooooo"-producing display flights, and was healed.

Kristin Purdy (9 May 2010) - .... The North Arm Natural Area of Pineview Reservoir, Weber County, this morning. One male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was on territory on top willow and hawthorne branches. I believe this is the Jack Binch Calliiope, one Jack found a few years ago, which continues to return to the same spot...
   I checked a few other places around the valley, including a dawn walk down Old Snowbasin Road from the flagged entrance to the ski resort; there were a drumming Ruffed Grouse, Red-naped Sapsuckers, Stellerís Jays, Mountain Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, a MacGillivrayís Warbler, Cassinís Finches, and a distant pair of moose on a ridge.
   Earlier this week, I checked on the Lewisís Woodpeckers in Liberty in the northwest end of the valley on the way to North Fork Park.

Brenda Kidman (5 May 2010) - [South Weber] We got the WESTERN KINGBIRDS back on Sunday. We have several pairs that nest in and around the yard.  We have also had COMMON GRACKLES. It seems to be a little early for them but they are not one I keep track of as well as some of our favorites.  We have lots of BULLOCKS and there are still WHITE CROWNED and LAZULI'S but the Indigo has gone. Evidently the better weather gave it more options.

Apr 2010

Kristin Purdy (30 April 2010) - Keith Evans in South Ogden, Weber County, had a male INDIGO BUNTING at his feeder.

Kristin Purdy (12 April 2010) - I'm pleased to report about a half-dozen Cassin's Finches are eating aspen catkins in my yard in Ogden, Weber County, this morning.

Paul Higgins (9 April 2010) - Fox Sparrow, Pineview Reservoir, Weber County.

Mar 2010

Kristin Purdy (9 March 2010) - Thought I'd share the status of spring migration in Weber County in the last week. A Turkey Vulture today;  a Say's Phoebe in Ogden Valley. Two female Cassin's Finches in Anderson Cove Campground in Ogden Valley, one of which was singing with gusto. A female Mountain Bluebird at 8800 feet. Northern Saw-whet Owls singing in the mountains. 

Kristin Purdy (9 March 2010) - The male Mandarin Duck was at Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County, again yesterday.

Bryant Olsen (7 March 2010) - [Ogden Bay] Today I headed up to Ogden Bay and saw some good birds. At least 10 SANDHILL CRANES, some dancing, a flock of 29 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, CINNAMON TEAL, a flock of YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS flew over singing, 65 SNOW GEESE flew over, lots of BALD EAGLES, TUNDRA SWANS, and various ducks. I was not able to relocate the reported 16 minima Cackling Geese at the "Oxbow", but I did see one TAVERNER'S CACKLING GOOSE mixed in with the hundreds of CANADA GEESE near by.

Feb 2010

Kristin Purdy (16 Feb 2010) - A male Mandarin Duck  at Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County. The person who described the duck to me is Marily Glen, a member of my book club.

Paul Higgins (15 Feb 2010) - Clark's Nutcracker--Powder Mountain, Weber County,  February 14, 2010.

Paul Higgins (14 Feb 2010) - Rosy-Finches, Powder Mountain, Weber County, Utah. February 14, 2010
 

Nov 2009

Kris Purdy (19 Nov 2009) - A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was using the feeder on the east side of Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County, today at nearly 5 p.m. The bird was a tan-striped morph. It retreated into the brush behind the feeder when I approached to fill the feeder. I didn't see the sparrow again, despite backing off and waiting 10 minutes or so...
 

Oct 2009

Les Talbot (27 Oct 2009) - On Sunday (10/15) at about 3:00 pm a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak was at my feeders. I fed for about five minutes and then flew off. I have not seen it since. Yesterday a Sharp-tailed Hawk landed, at the feeders for awhile and I was doing yard work on that side of the house and didn't have any bird activity...
 

Jul 2009

Kris Purdy (9 Mar 2009) - What's a Common Loon doing at Pineview Reservoir in Weber County in July?, you're thinking. Wasatch Audubon saw a Common Loon at Pineview today from
the north end of the Winter's Grove Nature Trail that runs through Jefferson Hunt Campground. The bird was a subadult and by assumption, a non-breeder rather than an impossibly early juvenile migrant...

Kris Purdy (9 Mar 2009) - A male INDIGO BUNTING was singing on the slope east of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) in Ogden, Weber County, this afternoon around 12:30 p.m. I was passing on the trail below the bird's location when I aimed my  binocs at a ruckus that sounded like young Lazuli Buntings chipping alarm  notes. The first bird I settled on was this male Indigo, then I watched him  sing from multiple perches along the slope above me. He flew away a couple  times, but returned to the same dead top of a scrub oak and used others for  singing perches in the area as well.
 

Jun 2009

Ted and Carolyn McGrath (2 Jun 2009) - This evening at 7:00 PM we saw a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in our back yard! It perched in a tree for an extended period, then flew down to our sunflower feeder and ate for a few minutes. It then flew into the woods as a violent thunderstorm was approaching. Even in the evening light, its bib was vivid rosy red against a white breast.
 

May 2009

Kris Purdy 30 Apr 2009) - A male SUMMER TANAGER was singing at the entrance gate to Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden, Weber County, this morning. The bird is a first spring male
and boy-oh-boy, does he look FUNNY with a red hood and all other plumage yellowish-green.
 

Apr 2009

Bill Fenimore (19 Apr 2009) - Happy to report that the Red Crossbills have found Farmington and my backyard. Yesterday, there were four female and one male red crossbill on
the blackoil sunflower feeder. We also had a fairly large group of cassins finch yesterday and today.
 

Mar 2009

Tim Avery (7 Mar 2009) - Jeff Bilsky, Carl Ingwell and I spent the morning birding around northern Utah. ...Heading south and east we went up to Huntsville and the City Park where there were between 20-25 White-winged Crossbill, a number of Siskin, Chickadees, Nuthatches and Eurasian Collared-Doves. We also checked out the cemetery which was dad (no pun intended). Leaving Huntsville a flock of birds at the VFW (I think) caught our attention. Among House Finches and Pine Siskin were at least 2 more WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS.  We headed back towards Ogden and I stopped to photograph the waterfall near the mouth of Ogden Canyon. 2 Flocks of GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES flew off the hillside and down the canyon. A total of maybe 30-40 birds were seen.
 

Feb 2009

Kris Purdy (19 Feb 2009) - Add Ogden Valley in Weber County to the list of locations WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS are using this winter. I saw them in two locations in the valley today. The first was on 6800E., which is a south turn off SR-39 at about mile 17.1 across the road from Anderson Cove Campground. The other spot was in Huntsville Cemetery at the west end of 100S. in Huntsville on Cemetery Point.  The flock in the spruce trees at the corner of SR-39 and 6800E. numbered at  least 30 birds, although I only saw five until they flew. What a surprise. I  don't think any Red Crossbills were present by the sound of the flight calls. The group at the cemetery numbered only four White-wings

May 2008

.Brenda Kidman (4 May 2008) - Well, it has been quite the unusual year for us in South Weber as well.  ...We got a new male Calliope Hummingbird yesterday. He has different neck feathers than the others that have been hanging around for a while do. They are more the spiky look.

Apr 2008

Brenda Kidman (22 Apr 2008) - Tonight I was sitting outside and had the pleasure of seeing a Male Calliope Hummingbird. My husband came out with his camera and we were treated to a serenade and it turns out we had two! It's only been a year but I always forget how stinkin' cute they are. It was so great.

Jan 2008

Lee and Paula Shirley (9 Jan 2008) - Harris's Sparrow - Lee and Paula Shirley observed the sparrow at the Ogden Nature Center at the last Audubon feeder (#5) at 1:30 p.m. Jan.8th.

Kris Purdy (3 Jan 2008) - Jack Rensel saw the Red-shouldered Hawk at the Ogden Nature Center again today, so there's a good 'un for those of you who keep annual lists. The bird did his usual Houdini Hawk routine--was nowhere to be found on the 152-acre property until Jack was leaving via the main driveway; there the bird was on a post near the entrance.

Dec 2007

Steve Carr (11 Dec 2007) - The Red-shouldered Hawk that Kris has been monitoring was seen at the picnic grove, in the far NW corner of the Ogden Nature Center. One of the workers at the ONC said that it is usually seen on the very east edge of the property in the a.m., then moves to the picnic grove and spends the afternoons there. Sure enough, although I examined the east edge from 10:30 to noon and didn't see it, I did locate it at the picnic grove at 1:30 p.m. Also seen was one Red-tailed Hawk and 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks - plus a zillion Robins.

Kristin Purdy (10 Dec 2007) - The Red-shouldered Hawk was at the Ogden Nature Center again today in Weber County. This time, the bird was in the open field just north of the parking lot. When I pulled in it was perched on one of the power poles that supports two bat houses out in the field. I can't believe I saw the bird so quickly today and watched it while my engine was still running. On Thursday, I searched for the bird for three hours on foot and never found it. The hawk took several perches around the perimeter of that particular field; two of which it chose because Red-tails were using them. This Red-shouldered must not be interested in peaceful coexistence; because it seemed to purposefully drive away the Red-tails. Eventually, the Red-shouldered crossed the field and I saw it in trees far to the east of Teal Pond. Later, it was back in the field north of the parking lot.

Kristin Purdy (5 Dec 2007) - Jack Rensel found and photographed a juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk at the Ogden Nature Center in Ogden, Weber County, last week and yesterday. Several of us saw Jack's digiscoped images last night and we flocked to the Center today. John Bellmon, Dennis Downey, Doug Roberts and I found the hawk in a row of trees 200-250 yards north of the Avocet Pond Observation tower. We scoped the bird across the open field and eventually were able to cut that distance in half by walking north and staying along the edge of the trees. It was a good study opportunity, good enough to say this bird is a juvenile of the elegans (California) subspecies.

Nov 2007

Kris Purdy (6 Nov 2007) - Just had a flock of seven Bohemian Waxwings land in the aspens in my backyard in Ogden, Weber County. They distracted me from my yard work with their trill distinctive from Cedars; what a way to take a break from yard work! Anyway, I crept over to my truck and grabbed my binocs to enjoy their rusty undertail coverts and red, white and yellow wing markings; then they took off and headed north. They need to come back. Who wants to go back to yard work?!?

Oct 2007

Kris Purdy (27 Nov 2007) - Several Black-capped Chickadees mobbed a Northern Shrike in Jefferson Hunt Campground in Ogden Valley, Weber County, this morning. The shrike appeared to be a first-year bird due to the buffy-tinged, scaly breast.

Bill Fenimore (7 Oct 2007) - We saw a beautiful male Summer Tanager on our bird walk Saturday along the Weber River Parkway in Riverdale. Walk north from 4300 South parking area until you reach the 1 mile post (although, it is approximately 1/4 mile from where you start on the trail), count 12 hash marks on the path way (approximately 40 yards) from the 1 mile post. The bird was in the Russian Olives on the west side of the trail. After disappearing, it responded to a tape and spent another 4-5 minutes nearby in the open. The Weber River Parkway is reached off Riverdale Road, going north on 700 west, turn right at the 2nd right onto 4300 south. There is a parking area off 4300 south. Walk north along the park way.

Feb 2007

Kristin Purdy (4 Feb 2007) - Hooper is Eurasian Collared-Dove territory and I saw many on the way in and out to the bay. As I recall, our Ogden CBC team that surveys that sector logged something like 162 collared-doves in Hooper. I also saw a couple in Clinton as I headed south to Antelope Island.

Nov 2006

Cheryl Peterson (27  Nov 2006) - John Bellmon, Bonnie Williams and I saw the Worm-eating Warbler at about 9:45 am. Hopefully everyone that was there when we left got to see it also. Thanks, Kris, for the great directions and for showing us the Western Screech Owl.

Kris Purdy (25 Nov 2006) - Thanks to Milt for posting the [Beus Pond] Worm-eating Warbler and to Glenn for calling everyone listed on his speed dial to report the bird :^D. Here are some specifics for tomorrow's warbler-seekers. The bird is using the slope east of the pond high above the paved path and down to the flat area outside the southeast curve of the path. The area is thick with scrub oak; the understory is thick bracken fern and poison ivy... From the Beus Park parking lot, walk south on the paved path that runs along the east side of the pond. When you reach the southeast corner, you'll notice many spruce trees outside the curve. A foot path leads southeast between two spruces from this point. I tied a strand of pink tape on one of them. Once you pass through the spruces, you're in Worm-eating Warbler territory. ...On to other stuff. In addition to the Western Screech-owl Paul Higgins reported this morning, I also saw two Winter Wrens. One was in the "usual" place, in brush at the base of the east slope. After seeing the warbler for the first time this morning at 10:00 for an intermittent 20 seconds, I pished for him and the Winter Wren came out of the brush below me. I saw what I believe was a second one in the blackberry vines at the south end of the pond between the tree with the Wasatch Audubon feeder and the nearest bench at the water's edge. ...In case this post isn't weird enough yet, the Anna's Hummingbird that has been visiting my feeders since November 10 appears to be visiting my suet feeders now in addition to the nectar feeders.

Kris Purdy (10 Nov 2006) - The hummingbird that visited my feeder this morning at about 7:40 was a male Anna's Hummingbird. He returned after I defrosted the top of the feeder. I've had several good looks at him through the scope. He appears to be a hatch-year male. His gorget and forecrown are fully feathered in rose-red and he has a patch of rose-red behind each eye. The back of his head and neck are green. It has only taken 3 years of maintaining my feeders in the winter attract an Anna's Hummingbird. Now I know why Don Quixote kept tilting at those windmills.

Kris Purdy (3 Nov 2006) - I saw the Winter Wren again this morning at Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County, twice between 8:30 and 9:30. Once again, the bird was on the east side of the park and east of the path.

Oct 2006

Kris Purdy (30 Oct 2006) - I was minding my own business at Beus Park in Ogden, Weber County this morning when a Winter Wren insisted I go over and have a look. The wren was in the undergrowth on the east side of the park and east of the path as well.

Mort Somer (21 Oct 2006) - Unbelievably, we had a second immature male Anna's Hummingbird come to our feeder this afternoon. I haven't seen the first one since yesterday morning but a very different looking juvenile male showed up around 6:00pm today. The developing chin and head markings were clearly different from those of the first Anna's.  Suggestion: get your hummer feeders back out.

Mort Somer (16 Oct 2006) -  I still have a hummer feeder out here in North Ogden and it was visited several times today by an immature male Anna's Hummingbird, only the second one I have ever seen in Utah and the first to come to our yard.

Kris Purdy (11 Oct 2006) - Members of Wasatch Audubon saw two Winter Wrens along the Steward/Birdsong Trail in Ogden, Weber County today during the Wednesday morning birdwalk. The birds responded to pishing. Follow the Birdsong Trail signs through the lower willow and cottonwood area until the woods close in and a juniper tree hangs over the trail. That's where we saw the wrens.

Aug 2006

Kristin Purdy (26 Aug 2006) - I birded Fort Buenaventura Park in Ogden, Weber County this morning and was amply rewarded. One of the best birds was a Northern Waterthrush which I pished up along the west bank of the Weber River. I didn't even know the bird was there before I started pishing. It popped up to give me a good once-over from willow saplings along the river about 15 feet away from my pishing spot... Several other species that came in for my pishing a Wilson's Warbler (most common warbler species of the day) were a Cassin's Vireo, a Nashville Warbler, and an I'm-pretty-darn-sure Hammond's Flycatcher. I didn't see any of them before I started to pish, either.

May 2006

Jack Binch (14 May 2006) - I went out birding yesterday... to see the Calliope at the North Arm that Kris reported. I followed the direct trail and just at the point where you will get you feet wet for the first time was a Northern Waterthrush...I found the southern Calliope and also found I had a full memory card after just a couple of shots...

Kristin Purdy (9 May 2006) - Buck Russell's report of a Calliope Hummingbird in Logan yesterday inspired me to visit The North Arm Natural Area in Ogden Valley, Weber County, this afternoon to see if any Calliopes are there yet. I'm pleased to report that Mother Nature's rhythms are amazingly predictable. Two males have set up territories in the same places as in the last 2 years; in fact, one of them is using the same tree.

Mar 2006

Kris Purdy (5 Mar 2006) - Sorry to sound like a broken record, but about 100 Bohemian Waxwings hung out for most of today in Anderson Cove Campground in Ogden Valley, Weber County. At times they were near the shore at the mouth of the creek that divides the campground into two sides. Late in the day they were feeding in fruit trees on the west side of the campground where the campsites are located.

Kris Purdy (2 Mar 2006) - Anybody sick of Bohemian Waxwings yet? I'm not. I saw 40-50 of them today in Jefferson Hunt Campground in Ogden Valley, Weber County. ...Jefferson Hunt Campground is located In Ogden Valley along SR-39 at about mile marker 18. The place is still pretty snowy with depths of granular snow up to a foot. But snowshoes or skis will get you in there and I doubt the white stuff will last much longer...

Feb 2006

Kristin Purdy (19 Feb 2006) - Two Lincoln's Sparrows were about the last birds I expected to see during a day of winter birding in west Weber County. But there they were in extreme west Plain City on the road to Harold Crane WMA. Specifically that's 6700W. about 150 feet north of the intersection with 1900N. A Northern Shrike was out in the field north of 700N. in West Warren west of the cemetery, and lots of active American Tree Sparrows used the olive hedgerows and fields along that road and at the parking area of Harold Crane WMA.

Kristin Purdy (12 Feb 2006) - Mort and Carolyn Somer saw a flock of about 150 Bohemian Waxwings near the entrance to the Swanson Environmental Center in Liberty, Ogden Valley, on Friday. The location is well into the northwest end of the valley off SR-162.

Kristin Purdy (12 Feb 2006) - I submit the second report with unabashed pleasure because the sighting is a new yard species for me in Ogden.  Twenty-three Bohemian Waxwings just swarmed into trees along the back border of my yard. Their presence had nothing to do with me and everything to do with my neighbor's juniper bushes, which the waxwings plundered liberally.

Dec 2005

Kris Purdy (28 Dec 2005) - I saw two Bohemian Waxwings in a flock of about 150 Cedars in Ogden Valley in Weber County this morning. The location was in a Cottonwood along the south shore of Pineview Reservoir, just east of Anderson Cove Campground and near the intersection of Trapper's Loop (SR-167) and SR-39.

Kris Purdy (28 Dec 2005) - About 2 weeks ago, Jeanette and Brian Nosker saw and photographed a flock of about 40 Gray-crowned Rosy Finches at the Hidden Lake Lodge at Powder Mountain Ski Area in Weber County. The area where they saw the finches requires lift-ticket access.

Kris Purdy (18 Dec 2005) - Bohemian Waxwings were also reported on the Ogden Christmas Count yesterday by the team of Keith Evans, Shirley Lee, and Sharen Perry. They saw two Bohemians in a flock of Cedars near the intersection of Harrison and 11th Streets in Ogden.

Kristin Purdy (16 Dec 2005) - I saw an adult Ferruginous Hawk in Weber County this morning on 9300W and north of the intersection with 900S. 9300W is approximately 10 miles west of I-15, and is the road that leads to the Great Salt Lake Minerals plant tucked against the eastern slope of Little Mountain....Other raptors in the area included Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, an almost coal-black Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrels, Prairie Falcons, a Merlin, and a Great Horned Owl. Several of these, including the owl, were along 8300W north of the intersection with 900S....

Oct 2005

Kristin Purdy (31 Oct 2005) - Jack Rensel of Wasatch Audubon mentioned to me he had a Blue Jay in his yard in Ogden in Weber County on Saturday. Although he hasn't seen it since, a friend of his had a Blue Jay in his yard today, about two blocks south of Jack's house.

Jul 2005

Kristin Purdy (14 July 2005) - The Ovenbird continues to advertise for a girlfriend on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Ogden above the 29th Street Trailhead. I visited my "bud" Tuesday evening between 6 and 7 pm and found him singing along the usual stretch of trail. I chased him a bit and enjoyed watching him walk along horizontal scrub oak branches in the canopy.

Jun 2005

Bruce Robinson (25 June 2005) - If you did not get a chance to see the Ovenbird earlier this week, it's not too late, at least as of 9:00 this morning. It was still in the same area that Kris put out the pink tapes...Thanks, Kris, for the EXCELLENT directions!

Kristin Purdy (23 June 2005) - A Red-eyed Vireo was singing and showing himself just a little at Fort Buenaventura in Ogden this morning around 10:00.

Kristin Purdy (18 June 2005) - Mort and Carolyn Somer and I observed an Ovenbird on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail above the 29th Street Trailhead in Ogden, Weber County, this morning around 11:00. We got excellent views of the bird and it was singing loudly as well. We watched, listened, and chased it around scrub oak for 20-30 minutes. Mort successfully photographed the bird.

Joel and Kathy (10 June 2005) - This evening we visited the North Arm Preserve at Pineview Reservoir, and the male Calliope Hummingbird was still atop the tree that was flagged by Kristin...

Apr 2005

Kris Purdy (29 April 2005) - I saw two pairs of Blue-winged Teal today at The North Arm Nature Area of Pineview Reservoir in Weber County. The teal were along the east side of the area; I was above them looking down from the Old Highway.

Kris Purdy (4 April 2005) - ...I saw a large flock of Cedar Waxwings at Golf City on south Harrison Blvd across from the South Ogden water towers in Weber County. Surely, I thought, there must be at least one Bohemian Waxwing in that flock. And so there was...just one Bohemian. Maybe that was the last one of the winter season.

Mar 2005

Kristin Purdy (22 Mar 2005) - ...Today I saw a flock of 152 Bohemian Waxwings in northeast Weber County on Evergreen Park Drive... The location (as the waxwing flies) is approximately 5 miles northeast of Ogden Valley...the spot is off SR-39 at mile 27.9, 3.2 miles west of Red Rock Ranch and Outfitters...

Feb 2005

Kristin Purdy (26 Feb 2005) - I birded Jefferson Hunt and Anderson Cove Campgrounds in Ogden Valley, Weber County, over the past couple days. Highlights of the trips included Evening Grosbeaks, Virginia Rails...in Jefferson Hunt and Red Crossbills today at Anderson Cove.

Kristin Purdy (10 Feb 2005) - This morning between 8:30 and 9:30 I saw many Bohemian Waxwings in Ogden, Weber County. The specific location was a block north of Weber State University and near the 36th and Birch Street intersection.

Jan 2005

Kristin Purdy (24 Jan 2005) - There's nothing like seeing a Northern Saw-whet Owl in sunny Ogden Valley in Weber County to lift one's spirits! Glenn Barlow and I watched a sunning, sleeping Northern Saw-whet in a small juniper tree this afternoon around 3 pm. The tree is situated about 70 feet off SR-158 and an agitated Townsend's Solitaire "pointed out" the predator to me.

Kristin Purdy (3 Jan 2005) - I saw two juvenile Harris's Sparrows in separate locations today along the Weber/Box Elder County line. The first one was in Weber County along a canal that intersects the Weber County Pathways Rail Trail and about 1/2 mile south of the trail head...

Nov 2004

Kris Purdy (4 Nov 2004) - The Red-necked Grebe remains at The Narrows area of Pineview Reservoir. Lee and Paula Shirley, Lynn Carroll and I saw the grebe from a pullout at about mile 14.5 of SR-39. The number of Pacific Loons has now doubled--we saw two today, and I believe both are first-year birds.

Pomera Fronce (2 Nov 2004) - Kris Purdy just called me from Pineview Reservoir. While she was looking at a Pacific Loon, a juvenile Red-necked Grebe swam into view. She cited mile marker 14 on Highway 39 as her lookout point. She will post more information this afternoon.

Sep 2004

Kristin Purdy (11 Sept 2004) - A Lewis's Woodpecker perched on a power pole at the corner of Shadow Valley Drive and Fillmore Ave in Ogden/Weber County this afternoon. This pole served as the winter pantry of a Lewis's Woodpecker until mid-May, and then the bird was gone for the summer. A Lewis's also spent the winter of 2002-2003 in the same vicinity. I choose to believe it's the same one.

Jun 2004

Kristin Purdy (22 June 2004) - The Red-eyed Vireo is still singing loudly on the Weber River Trail (a.k.a. Riverdale Parkway) in Riverdale. I heard and saw it this morning around 9:00 at the north end of the first bridge. Earlier, it was not accessible but singing across the river between the first and second bridge. On June 11, I heard it at the second bridge. Looks like this vireo is calling Riverdale 'home' for the summer.

Mort Somer (10 June 2004) - As I write this a White-winged Dove is dozing in a cottonwood in our backyard in N. Ogden.

Kristin Purdy (5 June 2004) -  [others]...and I saw a male Lark Bunting around the entrance to the private 'Rafter "S" Ranch' off UT 39 this morning around 9:00 and again this afternoon around 3:00. The Lark Bunting is classified as a rare summer resident on the 2004 Utah Field Checklist and was a new bird for all of us.

May 2004

Joel and Kathy Beyer (29 May 2004) - We visited the Riverdale Parkway this evening at 6:00 p.m., and it took about a half hour before we heard the [Red-eyed Vireo] singing, in the trees at the second bridge. ...Also on the Riverdale Parkway, about 20 yards north of the first bridge, was a Least Flycatcher. It was flycatching from the tops of the bushes near the stream, and other than some 30 seconds of "che-beks", the bird did not vocalize for the half hour we watched it.

David Wheeler (28 May 2004) - The Red-eyed Vireo reported yesterday by Ms. Purdy (thanks, Kristin!) was still at the Riverdale Parkway as of about 8 pm last night, singing its heart out. It also responds extremely well to a tape of its song (one rep was all that was necessary to bring it swooping down from the heights). It was at the long, wooden bridge/walkway south of the one where the Rusty blackbird was found last winter.

Kristin Purdy (27 May 2004) - ... the Red-eyed Vireo I saw and heard on Riverdale Parkway in Weber County from 10:00-12:00 this morning. The section of the parkway is just south of where the Rusty Blackbird was seen by many birders this winter. ...Hearing him was easy. Seeing him was another matter. ...The bird sang and I saw it all four times I passed by this spot during the 2 hours. Your best bet to find the vireo is to be familiar with his song. The bird was not shy about singing loud, but it remained high up in the trees and didn't move much while foraging or singing...

Kristin Purdy (2 May 2004) - I birded the North Arm Nature Area of Pineview Reservoir in Weber County today and saw another male Calliope Hummingbird. I know, I know! I feel guilty--two is more than my share. Unlike the one that came to my feeder last night, I believe the one at the North Arm may stick around...The North Arm offers good Calliope Hummingbird habitat in the form of streamside brush...

Mar 2004

Kristin Purdy (20 March 2004) - I saw three Trumpeter Swans at Pineview Reservoir in Huntsville, Utah (Weber County), this afternoon. All three are cygnets marked with yellow collars with black lettering, and left pink underwings. The collar numbers are Y01, Y03, and Y09. The three Trumpeters were generally keeping company with three Tundra Swans. Those six were the only swans I saw on the reservoir, which is mostly iced over.

Feb 2004

Kristin Purdy (18 Feb 2004) - Coincidental to Bruce's report below, yesterday a colleague of mine who lives in West Weber (west of Ogden and 6 miles north of Hooper) told me a Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker visited her over the weekend. She described a male with black malar stripes, red nape crescent, and flashing yellow underwings.

Bruce Robinson (17 Feb 2004) - My son Wayne just called to tell me that he has 3 Yellow-Shafted Flicker's in his yard. (Yep, birding is both genetic and contagious!!!)... Wayne lives in Hooper, Weber Co.

Joel and Kathy Beyer - Other birding highlights for the week....Mon. 2/16: Varied Thrush, at Beus Park in Ogden...

Joel and Kathy Beyer (15 Feb 2004) - We saw...the female Rusty Blackbird...this morning. The Blackbird was still at the third bridge on the Riverdale Parkway. It was fascinating watching this bird use it's bill to pick leaves out of the mud and water and flip them back and forth looking for a meal.

Bryan Shirley (14 Feb 2004) - Today on our UT county birders trip we were successful in locating both the [Rusty] Blackbird & the Varied Thrush. The Thrush was about 100 yards up the road from Beus Pond in Logan. It was with a bunch of robins in the trees along the road, but they all flew across the road and down into the oak below the road.

Bill Fenimore (12 Feb 2004) - Bryan and Dennis Shirley, Milt Moody, Glenn Barlow, Merrill Webb and Bill Fenimore observed a female Rusty Blackbird along the Riverdale Parkway this morning. It was a first Utah sighting for all. Milt Moody was able to photograph the bird. Mort and Carolyn Somer spotted the bird first on Monday. Keith Evans, Jack Rensel and Mort Somer relocated it yesterday in the same area. They were unable to get a 100% ID but thought that it was either a Rusty Blackbird or a Great-tailed Grackle. Today's views enabled the observers to clinch the ID, as a Rusty Blackbird. To reach this area, take I-15 to Exit 342 Riverdale Road. Take Riverdale Road east to 700 West. Turn left (north) onto 700 West and go to 4400 South (approximately 2 blocks) and turn right. Follow this road until it dead ends (approximately 1/4 mile). The Riverdale Parkway runs alongside of the Weber River (on your right). Walk downstream (North) until the end of the walkway. You will cross two wooden foot bridges. When approaching the third and last wooden foot bridge watch for the bird on the East side of the walkway in the Russian Olives and near the water just east of the footbridge. It was with a flock of Robins.

Bill Fenimore (12 Feb 2004) - Bryan and Dennis Shirley, Milt Moody, Glenn Barlow, Merrill Webb and Bill Fenimore were able to relocate the male Varied Thrush that Bill Fenimore first observed Jan 17th at Beus Pond. It has been seen several times since and Mort Somer has photographed it. It is a beautifully plumaged, striking male. It was on the side of the hill just above the parking area, alongside of the entrance road to Beus Pond. To get to Beus Pond take Harrison Blvd., in Ogden to 42nd Street and go East on 42nd Street. The road winds itself around the Weber State University Campus. The entrance to Beus Pond is on the East side of the road (approximately 3/4 mile after turning East onto 42 Street).

Jan 2004

Jack (4 Jan 2004) - I made a short birding trip today. I had to have a hummingbird on my January list. As just reported the female Anna's is still going strong. She was buzzing around like it was summer.

Cliff Weisse (2 Jan 2004) - I drove over to Pleasant View today and the Anna's Hummingbird seems to have survived the storms just fine. I wasn't there much more than five minutes when I saw it hovering over an Aspen on the south side of the trail. It was very active and pretty soon it buzzed a House Finch driving it away. Later it chased off a Junco on it's way to the feeders. Neat bird. Sure seems out of place with all this snow.

Cliff Weisse (2 Jan 2004) - This afternoon I visited the Ogden Nature Center. As I approached the second feeder on the nature trail I saw an adult White-throated Sparrow. It flew off down the trail towards the first feeder. At the second feeder a few minutes later I saw a White-throated Sparrow approach from the opposite direction the first bird took. I think the second one was a different bird. It seemed like it had more intense yellow on it's head and bolder black outlining the white throat but I never saw both birds together so I'm not sure.

Dec 2003

Milton Moody (12 Dec 2003) - The Blue Jay and Anna's Hummingbird showed up at about 9 am in their usual area along with a dark Merlin. Alton Thygerson, Merrill Webb, Dennis Shirley and I were joined by Lee Shirley for this early-morning treat.

Jack (5 Dec 2003) - [Anna's Hummingbird] Well, it is still there. It is an Anna's of course, (thanks Mark). Mort Somer and I got some good looks at it from all angles. The house with the Blue Jay coming to it has a hummingbird feeder on the southwest corner, and the bird visits about every forty-five minutes or so. I took a bunch of pictures, but the light was not good so I am not sure if any turned out.

Nov 2003

Jack (30 Nov 2003) - How many of you have taken in your hummingbird feeders? While looking for the  Blue Jay today, Edson Leite and I saw a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird  flying around. We also got to see the jay, but a little advice for some. Do not stand talking on the trail thinking the jay will come around. Edson and I talked for an hour and a half before deciding to walk down the trail to see if we could find it. We only got 50 yards away and Edson heard it calling back at the feeder. We hurried back and got some good looks before it left.

Julie Van Moorhem (28 Nov 2003) - Cindy and Steve Sommerfeld, Dana Green and I ventured to Ogden today to see the Blue Jay that has been there the past few days. I was the only one who got to see it around 10 am. We got there at 9 and didn't leave until after Noon. The bird never came into the feeder while we were there. I spotted it on the south side of the street over one layer of houses from the street (3325 N.); about the time Steve got to where I was it flew. Close to noon we heard it calling, and it sounded like it was on the north (front) side of the house; however, it never came over to the side we were on--people next door were out in the front putting up lights so that may have scared it off.

Glenn Barlow (25 Nov 2003) - Well folks, the Blue Jay was present this morning also. Alton and I went a little earlier. As we settled into the curb, just west of 413 West 3325 North, and started looking around, Alton spied it on the left hand side of the street in front of us about 50 feet (by some children's play equipment). It was scared away by some magpies, but we spied it later on a telephone pole directly to the south of the play equipment and it a tree above us.

Glenn Barlow (24 Nov 2003) - On Sunday evening I received a telephone call from Bill Fenimore about a Blue Jay coming to a feeder in No. Ogden. The fellow call Bill at his Layton Wild Bird Center to report the sighting....This morning (Monday) I went to the place he described, arriving at 10:15 a.m.  At about 11 a.m. the bird showed up in the aspen trees below (and south) of his home. The man's name is Steven Federmann and he lives at 395 East 3350 North, in Lakeview Heights (North Ogden). The bird stayed briefly in the aspen trees below the deck, then flew south (to my left). ... On the left you will see a house with the address of 413 West 3325 North. Park on the right side of the street, just past that house, but east of the driveway on the right. On your right you will see a string of houses above you. There is a house with a group of aspens running east to west at the bottom of the property.  That is Steven Federmann's house....

Eric Huish (8 Nov 2003) - KC and I saw at least two Pacific Loons from the second turnout past the dam along Ut 39 overlooking Pineview Reservoir. There were also Common Loons in the area for comparison.

Paul Merola (7 Nov 2003) - Both myself and a fellow employee just saw a Blue Jay (cyanocitta cristata) at 150 N. Washington Bl, Ogden. ... He flew off but we are attempting to lure him back with some peanuts. First time I have ever seen one here in Utah.

Oct 2003

Kris Purdy (30 Oct 2003) - ... I saw the Lewis's Woodpecker again on a telephone pole in the 1500 block of Shadow Valley Drive in Ogden. The bird was working hard to excavate a pre-existing crack in the top of the pole. Small yellow woodchips peppered the snow at the base. I take this as a sign that the woodpecker is preparing a winter caching location for nuts and fruits and it's going to stick around. This is the fifth time I've seen it in the last 2 weeks or so.

Sep 2003

(14 Sept 2003) - Aaron Smith reported a female Hooded Warbler that responded to pishing on the South end of the loop trail at the North Arm of Pineview Reservoir. The location where he saw the warbler is where a tree has fallen onto a bench.

Aug 2003

Kris Purdy (9 Aug 2003) - I saw a Townsend's Warbler today on Skyline Trail that runs from the North Ogden Divide to Pineview Marina on Pineview Reservoir. I was 1-1/2 to 2 miles south of the Skyline trailhead and between 6500' and 7000' of elevation...

Mar 2003

Glenn Barlow, Kris Purdy - (Tue, 18 Feb 2003)  At Bues Pond we looked for the Screech Owl that Kris previously reported, but could not see it. But, I must make mention of the lovely 6-8 pairs of Wood Ducks, with the males in bright breeding plumage.

Kristin Purdy - (9 Feb 2003)  I saw the Western Screech Owl at Beus Pond off 4300S in Ogden today between 5:30 and 6:00 pm....

Bryan Shirley - (6 Feb 2003)  Today my dad & I birded in northern Ut and saw a few good birds. We started off in Ogden at the Ogden Nature Center where there is a White-throated Sparrow. ...

Joel & Kathy Beyer - (2 Feb 2003) ...  Both a Peregrine Falcon and a Prairie Falcon along 12th Street in Ogden, about 3 and 4 miles west of  I-15,  respectively.  A Lewis's Woodpecker in Pleasant View, on a telephone pole just before the entrance to Pole Patch Estates.  Eleven Least Sandpipers near mile marker 1 on the Antelope Island Causeway, south side.  Merlin, in Syracuse, near 3000 West and 2700 South (on top of a house).  Harris's Sparrow, on Gentile Street in Layton, seen about halfway between Bluff Street and WAM Flying Field (near the radio towers and Layton Marsh Preserve).  ...

Feb 2003

Glenn Barlow, Kris Purdy - (Tue, 18 Feb 2003)  At Bues Pond we looked for the Screech Owl that Kris previously reported, but could not see it. But, I must make mention of the lovely 6-8 pairs of Wood Ducks, with the males in bright breeding plumage.

Kristin Purdy - (9 Feb 2003)  I saw the Western Screech Owl at Beus Pond off 4300S in Ogden today between 5:30 and 6:00 pm....

Bryan Shirley - (6 Feb 2003)  Today my dad & I birded in northern Ut and saw a few good birds. We started off in Ogden at the Ogden Nature Center where there is a White-throated Sparrow. ...

Joel & Kathy Beyer - (2 Feb 2003) ...  Both a Peregrine Falcon and a Prairie Falcon along 12th Street in Ogden, about 3 and 4 miles west of  I-15,  respectively.  A Lewis's Woodpecker in Pleasant View, on a telephone pole just before the entrance to Pole Patch Estates...Merlin, in Syracuse, near 3000 West and 2700 South (on top of a house).  Harris's Sparrow, on Gentile Street in Layton, seen about halfway between Bluff Street and WAM Flying Field (near the radio towers and Layton Marsh Preserve).  ...

Jan 2003

Leslie Loeffel - (Thu, 16 Jan 2003) ... Last Saturday my husband (Dave Deutch) and I saw a flock of rosy-finches in a tree just below the Hidden Lake Lodge at the top of Powder Mountain ski area. However, it was a brief look, and we weren't sure which type they were. Today (Jan.16) he went back and saw a definite Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch on the ground in the parking lot at Hidden Lake Lodge. ...Last Saturday we also saw a pair of Blue Grouse while cross country skiing about 1 1/2 miles from the Hidden Lake Lodge parking lot. There were tracks in the downhill ski area too, so it might be worth a look around.

December 2001

A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was seen in Pleasant View on Saturday, 12/29 (MS,LW) and on Tuesday, 01/01 (MS,DW). The bird was in a dead tree just west of the entrance to the Pole Patch development on 900 West, about 1 mile north of Main St.

May 2001

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at a small pond at 2600 South 5100 West, west of Ogden, on Sunday, 05/06 (J&KB).

April 2001

A possible LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported from the west side of Ogden on Thursday, 04/05 (RW). The bird was seen only briefly, in a pond on the north side of 20th street, just west of Wall Ave.

February 2001

The VARIED THRUSH that was first sighted on 1/11 at the Ogden Nature Center, was sighted again on 1/17 (AC).

January 2001

A VARIED THRUSH was seen at the Ogden Nature Center on Thursday, 01/11 (L&PS). It was seen between the 2nd and 3rd feeders along the Plane City Canal. The Ogden Nature Center is just east of I-15 on 12th Street in Ogden.

   

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