FIFTH REPORT OF THE UTAH BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE*
ELLA D. SORENSEN, 3868 Marsha Dr., West Valley City, Utah 84120
This, the fifth report of the Utah Bird Records Committee, contains 14 accepted records of 14 species. Evaluated records are listed by common and scientific names following nomenclature of the American Ornithologists' Union 1983 checklist and 35th supplement (1985). Information listed for each record includes, in order: number of birds recorded including age and sex if available, Committee file num)er (in parentheses), dates of known occurrence, locality, initials of all known observers with the finder listed first (in parentheses), initials of observers submitting written documentation (doc: ) or photograph (photo: ), and comments. The Records Committee would like to thank those individuals who have submitted records to the Committee.
GREAT EGRET (Casmerodius albus). One (4-1986); 10 May 1986; west of Woodruff, Rich Co.; (CK,AL,PO,CKo); doc: CK.
EURASIAN WIGEON (Anas penelope). One adult male (1-1986); 29-30 Mar 1986; Faust Res., Tooele Co.; (ES,RS,CM,JB,JL); doc: CN,ES.
SURF SCOTER (Melanitta perspicillata). One (47-1985); 20 Nov 1985;
Grafton sewage pond, Washington Co.; (JLG,JG,KT); doc: JLG.
WHIMBREL (Numenius phaeopus). Three (8-1986); 7 May 1986; Layton,
Davis Co.; (CKn); doc: CKn.
MEW GULL (Larus canus). One first-winter (53-1985); 21 Dec 1985; Salt
Lake City landfill, Salt Lake Co.; (ES); doc: ES.
INCA DOVE (Columbina inca). One (57-1985); 6 Nov 1985; Washington,
Washington Co.; (MS); doc: MS.
GRAY FLYCATCHER (Empidonax wrighti). One adult (3-1986); 1 May 1986;
between Newton and Trenton, Cache Co.; (JB,TB); doc: 38.
BLUE JAY (Cyanocitta cristata). One (1-1976); approx. 20 Nov 1976-late
April or early May 1977; Hyrum, Cache Co.; (KS); doc: KS; photo: KS.
BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER (Polioptila melanura). One (2-1986); 19 Jan
1986; Beaver Dam Wash, Washington Co.; (CM,JB); doc: CM.
OVENBIRD (Seiurus aurocapillus). One adult (6-1986); 26 May 1986;
Beryl, Iron Co.; (RS,ES); doc: ES; photo: ES.
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (Pheucticus ludovicianus). One adult female (5-1986); 26 May 1986; Kaufman Ranch, Black Rock, Millard Co.; (ES,RS); doc: ES.
LARK BUNTING (Calamospiza melanocorys). One adult male (7-1986); 13
May 1986; Layton, Davis Co.; (CKn); doc: CKn.
LECONTE'S SPARROW (Ammodramus lecontei). One adult (1-1975); Dec 1975;
Bear River NWR, Box Elder Co.; (KS,SH); doc: KS.
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (Quiscalus mexicanus). Three males, six females,
one unknown (9-1986); 20 April 1986; Moab, Grand Co.; (RL); doc: RL).
OBSERVERS: John Barnes, Terry Barnes, Joelle Buffa, Jerome L.Gifford (JLG),Jewel
Gifford, Steve Hoffman, Craig Kesselheim, Craig Kneedy(CKn),Charles Kocher (CKO),
Andrew Langford, Joe Leigh, Richard Levad, Clyde Morris, Phil Orton, Neil
Stevens, Kimberly Smith, Ella Sorensen, Richard Sorensen, Kirk Topham
*source: Utah Birds 3(2):34-36.