Verification of
Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

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Utah Bird Records Committee

Rec. # 2004-44
Rufous-backed Robin

Date first observed:  18 Dec 2004
 Near Springdale, Washington County


  • 18 Dec 2004 - Kenneth Hinton, Don Hinton [Record #2004-44] (Photos) Marshall Topham, Seth Topham, Todd Calico
  • 22 Dec 2004 - Rick Fridell, Kevin Wheeler, Merrill Webb
  • 23 Dec 2004 - Dennis Shirley, Lu Giddings and Bryan Shirley
  • 27 Dec 2004 - Tim Avery  [Record #2004-44b] (Photos), Colby Neuman

Sighting Records:

Records Committee Review:



Date Posted (1st round): 23 Dec 2004 7 Acc
Date Completed: 26 Jan 2005 Accepted


Summary: This exceptional record, a first for Utah, was very well documented and was easily accepted by the committee.  The rare sightings of this species in the US are mainly along the Mexican border and southern California.



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