- Sight records submitted to the Records Committee which have been
accepted by the Committee
- Sightings from reputable sources (listed above) which occurred
before the Records Committee was organized and were accepted by
committee vote on 30 August 2005
- Collected specimen information accepted by committee vote on 30
UOS - Utah Ornithological Society
UFO - Utah Field Ornithologists
CBC - Christmas Bird Count (sponsored by the Audubon Society)
Birds seen in Utah
that are not on the
There are several sightings of bird species that do
not appear on the official checklist of the birds of Utah.
Here is a list
of those birds with some comment:
New Birds on Utah Checklist:
changes in the Review Species List." Look at the "additions" sections to see the bird species recently added
to the state checklist.
Here's a list of "First State
Records", which has links to the first accepted sight records for Utah.
Several species have been added because of a species split. Here are
the last two:
Gunnison Sage-Grouse: "There is a small population in the Monticello area
(~100 birds) that have been studied for a number of years by Utah Division of Wildlife biologists and others. Clait Braun, who did the
taxonomic work on the Gunnison's, talked about the two species and the proposed
changes (now adopted by the AOU) at a Utah Wildlife Society meeting 3-4 years ago. Most of the Gunnison grouse are in Colorado and Colorado has
developed several management plans to protect the grouse and hopefully prevent it from being listed. I haven't checked but I suspect there are
a number of specimens of Gunnison grouse in the collections at U of U, USU, and
BYU." ~ Steve Hedges [year 2000]
Cackling Goose: As of 1994, a new species, Cackling Goose
has been split off of the Canada Goose species. Here's an article
on "The New Goose" by Mark Stackhouse.