Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2017-13

Common name:

Great Gray Owl

Scientific name:  Strix nebulosa
Date: 2/2/17
Time: 11:20 am
Length of time observed: 1 hour
Number: 1
Age: unknown
Sex: unknown
Location: Mountain Green Utah
County: Morgan
Elevation: 4900 ft.
Distance to bird: 50 ft.
Optical equipment:  
Weather: Snowy, Cold, approx. 32 degrees
Light Conditions: Daylight
Description:        Size of bird:  Large
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  Brown with white under its chin
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
 Large brown owl, x-pattern on face in between eyes, white under its chin.
(see photos)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Perched
Habitat: Deciduous Tree area
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Photo Comparison
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:
Description from:  From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Cori Vanderbeek
Observer's address: 5564 Day Lily Dr
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Scott Jones
Date prepared: 2/2/17
Additional material: Photos
Additional comments: