Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2020-84

Common name:

Yellow-billed Loon

Scientific name: 12/10/2020
Date: 10:30 am
Time: 15
Length of time observed:  
Location: Deer Creek SP
County: Wasatch
Distance to bird: 150 ft
Optical equipment: Canon SX70 camera and vortex viper 15x50 binoculars
Weather: Partly cloudy
Light Conditions: Excellent
Description:        Size of bird: Large loon
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Brownish gray
(Description:)            Bill Type: Large
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Large loon with huge yellow bill
(see photo)
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Typical loon
Habitat: Typical
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Common Loon. Bryant Olsen and Max Malmquist helped in ID from photos
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted:  
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Suzi Holt
Observer's address: 551 Saddlebrook Dr Payson Utah 84651
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Amanda Tinoco and Jessica Holt
Date prepared: 12/28/2020
Additional material: Photo
Additional comments: