Reviewed Records
2015
Utah Bird Records Committee -- Records 1 through 42


   
   Sight Records Reviewed in 2015:                                             

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Red-breasted Sapsucker  Sight Record #2015-01
  2 Jan 2015 - Rockville, Washington Co., by Mike Schijf  (one, photos)
              | 12th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Sight Record #2015-02
  19 Dec 2014 - Castle Creek Lane, Castle Valley, Grand Co., by Steve Heinrich   (immature, photos)
              | 12th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Laughing Gull  Sight Record #2015-03
  14 Jan 2015 - Lee Kay Ponds, Salt Lake Co., by Matt Pendelton, Ryan O'Donnell (1st winter, photos)
              | 1st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2015-04
  31 Mar 2014 - St. George, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell (one, photos)
              | 21st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   8 acc 1 abst
Brown Pelican  Sight Record #2015-05
  5 Jan 2015 - Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell (adult, photos)
              | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   8 acc 1 abst
Purple Finch  Sight Record #2015-06
  7 Jan 2015 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell (female/immature male, photos)
              | 2nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   8 acc 1 abst
Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2015-07
  21 Dec 2014 - Brooks Park, St. George, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell (one, photos)
              | 23rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   8 acc 1 abst
Least Bittern  Sight Record #2015-08
  9 Sep 2014 - Santa Clara River Co., by Rick Fridell; Christian & Molly Edwards  (one, photos)
              | 10th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc 1 abst
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch  Sight Record #2015-09
  12 Jan 2015 - Alta, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen   (adult, photos)
              | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Gyrfalcon  Sight Record #2015-10
  11 Feb 2014 - Antelope Island Causeway, Salt Lake Co., by Ron Dudley   (juvenile, photos)
              | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   9 acc
Magnificent Hummingbird  Sight Record #2015-11
  7 Jun 2014 - 17 miles east of Castle Dale, Emery Co., by Mary Ann Wright   (immature male)
              | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 1 acc, 7 not    2nd round: 0 acc, 8 not
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2015-12
  15 Mar 2015 - Logan, Cache Co., by Ryan O'Donnell   (one, photos)
             | 34th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Red-necked Grebe  Sight Record #2015-13
  9 Apr 2015- East Canyon Reservoir, Morgan Co., by Weston Smith   (one, photos)
             | 21st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc
Palm Warbler  Sight Record #2015-14
  2 May 2015 - Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Kenny Frisch   (one, photos)
             | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  in progress
Baltimore Oriole  Sight Record #2015-15
  23 May 2015 - Along "Y" Trail, Provo, Utah Co., by Rebecca Riding   (adult male)
              | 6 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 3 acc, 5 not    2nd round: 3 acc, 5 not   3rd round: 2 acc, 7 not
Mourning Warbler  Sight Record #2015-16
  20 May 2015 - Skipper Bay Trail, Provo, Utah Co., by Alton Thygerson   (adult male)
              | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 2 acc, 6 not     2nd round: 1 acc, 7 not
Least Flycatcher  Sight Record #2015-17
  19 May 2015 - Newton Reservoir, Cache Co., by Ryan O'Donnell   (male, photos, audio)
             | 14th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc
Pacific-slope Flycatcher  Sight Record #2015-18
  24 May 2015 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Kenny Frisch   (one, photos, audio)
             | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status: 1st rd: 4 acc, 3 not, 1 abst    2nd rd: 4 acc, 3 not, 1 abst   3rd rd: 2 acc, 6 not, 1 abst
Black-billed Cuckoo  Sight Record #2015-19
  9  May 2015 - Matheson Wetland Preserve, Moab, Grand Co., by Marcia Hafner   (adult)
              | 5th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 6 acc, 2 not   2nd round: 5 acc, 3 not   3rd rd.:6 acc, 3 not
Blue-winged Warbler  Sight Record #2015-20
  2 Jun 2015 - Utah Test and Training Range, Box Elder Co., by Jace Taylor   (2nd year male, photos)
             | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  in progress
Scarlet Tanager  Sight Record #2015-21
  18 Jun 2015 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by George Pandoff   (male, photo)
             | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc
Mississippi Kite  Sight Record #2015-22
  7 Jul 2015 - Park City, Summit Co., by Paul Budde   (adult)
              | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 3 acc. 5 not   2nd round: 1 acc, 8 not
Chestnut-sided Warbler  Sight Record #2015-23
  23 May 2015 - Capitol Reef, Wayne Co., by Scott Freeman   (adult male)
              | 20th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc
Pacific-slope Flycatcher  Sight Record #2015-24
  23 Aug 2015 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Kenny Frisch   (one, singing)
              | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status: 1st rd: 5 acc, 3 not, 1 abst   2nd rd: 3 acc, 5 not, 1 abst   3rd rd: 3 acc, 5 not, 1 abst
Black-backed Woodpecker  Sight Record #2015-25
  5 Aug 2014 - Moose Pond, south of Manila, Daggett Co., by Diana Mixa   (female)
              | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  2 acc, 7 not    2nd round:  2 acc, 7 not
Gyrfalcon  Sight Record #2015-26
 10 Oct 2015 - Murray, Salt Lake Co., by David Williams   (one, photo)
             Considered to be an accipiter rather than a falcon.
     Review Status:   1st round: 0 acc, 9 not
Red Phalarope  Sight Record #2015-27
 1 Sep 2015 - Antelope Island Marina, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen   (non-breeding adult, photos)
              | 14 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  6 acc, 3 not    2nd round: 4 acc, 5 not   3rd rd:  1 acc, 6 not
Red Phalarope  Sight Record #2015-28
 16 Sep 2015 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen   (non-breeding adult, photos)
              | 15th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Red-breasted Sapsucker  Sight Record #2015-29
 28 Sep 2015 - Salt Lake International Center, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen   (adult, photos)
              | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  7 acc, 2 not   2nd round:  7 acc, 2 not
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Sight Record #2015-30
 28 Sep 2015 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen   (juv. male, photos)
              | 12 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 5 acc, 4 not     2nd round: 0 acc, 8 not
Least Flycatcher  Sight Record #2015-31
 20 Sep 2015 - Salt Lake International Center, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen   (one, photos)
              | 15th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not      2nd round:  9 acc
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Sight Record #2015-32
 20 Oct 2015 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Bryant Olsen   (juvenile, photos)
              | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd round: 9 acc
Red-throated Loon  Sight Record #2015-33
 24 Oct 2015 - Rockpost Reservoir, Summit Co., by Michael Lester   (juvenile, photos)
              | 13th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Palm Warbler  Sight Record #2015-34
 25 Oct 2015 - Powell Lake, Lehi, Utah Co., by Sherree Sheide   (adult, photos)
              | 17th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Northern Parula  Sight Record #2015-35
 27 Oct 2015 - Bountiful Pond, Davis Co., by Michael San Miguel, Bryant Olsen   (hatch year, photos)
              | 23rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Ovenbird  Sight Record #2015-36
 4 Nov 2015 - Bountiful Pond, Davis Co., by Nate Brown, Michael Lester (one, photos)
              | 23rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Prothonotary Warbler  Sight Record #2015-37
 2 Nov 2015 - Icon Trail / Logan River, Cache Co., by Cullen Clark, Michael Lester (1st year, photos)
              | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Black Scoter  Sight Record #2015-38
 7 Nov 2015 - East Canyon Reservoir, Morgan Co., by Bryant Olsen, (one, photos)
              | 21st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Magnolia Warbler  Sight Record #2015-39
 26 Oct 2015 - Virgin River Trail, St. George, Washington Co., by Shawn Langston, (one, photos)
              | 12th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2015-40 (same as Record 2015-43)
 14 Nov 2015 - Jeremy Ranch Road, Morgan Co., by Neil Paprocki, (five, photo)
              | 35th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Red-necked Grebe  Sight Record #2015-41
 23 Nov 2015 - Provo Airport dike, Utah Co., by Suzi Holt, (1st winter, photos)
              | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Ovenbird  Sight Record #2015-42
 28 May 2001 - Negro Bill Trail, Moab, Grand Co., by Richard Trinkner, (adult)
              | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2015-43  (same as Record 2015-40)
 29 Nov 2015 - Jeremy Ranch Road, Morgan Co., by Weston Smith, (13 adults, photos)
              | 35th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Black-throated Blue Warbler  Sight Record #2015-44
 3 Oct 2014 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell, (1 female, photos)
              | 20th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 abst
Chestnut-sided Warbler  Sight Record #2015-45
 5 Dec 2014 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell, (HY, female type, photos)
              | 19th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 abst
Hermit Warbler  Sight Record #2015-46
14 Aug 2014 - Lava Point, Zion NP, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell, (8 - 15, photos)
              | 11th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 abst
Hermit Warbler  Sight Record #2015-47
3 Sep 2014 - Lava Point, Zion NP, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell, (2 imm./ female type, photos)
              | 12th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 abst
Hermit Warbler  Sight Record #2015-48
5 Sep 2014 - Oak Grove Campground, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell, (4+ imm./fem. type, photos)
              | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 abst
Northern Parula  Sight Record #2015-49
3 Jan 2015 - Virgin River, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell, (imm./female type, photos)
              | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 abst
Scarlet Tanager  Sight Record #2015-50
25 Oct 2015 - Utah State Highway 128, Grand Co., by Stephen Heinrich, (male, photos)
              | 8th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Yellow-throated Warbler  Sight Record #2015-51
25 Dec 2015 - Hyde Park, Cache Co., by Cullen Clark, (one, photos)
              | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Yellow-billed Loon  Sight Record #2015-52
26 Dec 2015 - East Canyon Reservoir, Morgan Co., by Weston Smith, Mike Hearell, (juv, photos)
              | 10th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: 8 acc, 0 not
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2015-53
27 Dec 2015 - Croydon, Morgan Co., by Weston Smith,  (adult, photos)
              | 36th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2015-54
29 Dec 2015 - Jordan River - West Jordan, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen,  (one, photos)
              | 24th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
 

*  Vote abbreviations:   acc = accepted;  not = not accepted; abst = abstained
If the first-round vote is not unanimous, the record moves to a second round.
The second round must have at least 6 votes one way or the other
and third rounds must have a majority vote to be decisive.

 

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