Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2003-02

Common name:

Broad-winged Hawk

Scientific name: Buteo platypterus
Date: Early October 2002
Time: ~late noon
Length of time observed: 1 minute
Number: 1
Age: Second year, 1st Adult plumage
Sex: Unknown
Location: Bountiful Peak
County: Salt Lake
Latilong: Unknown
Elevation: 8400 ft.
Distance to bird: ~100 ft overhead
Optical equipment: Zeiss 7x45
Weather: Clear, mild
Light Conditions: Optimal
Detailed description of bird:  Did not take field or mental notes, see photograph
Song or call & method of delivery: Sight
Behavior: Soaring, gliding south
Habitat: Wasatch Mountains
Similar species and
how were they eliminated:
Previous experience with this & similar species: Much
References consulted: None
Description from:  
Observer: Jerry Liguori
Observer's address: 1216 S. Windsor SLC, UT 84105
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified
this bird:
Date prepared: 1/10/03  (General Public)
Additional material: photo
Additional comments: Sorry to say, I did not realize that BWHA was a write-up bird for UT or I would have submitted the reports earlier. Luckily, I photographed each for HawkWatch International.