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     First Round: (new records being reviewed by the committee)
Arctic Tern  Sight Record #2017-46
8 Aug 2017 - Willard Bay Park, Box Elder Co., by Jay Carlisle, Bryant Olsen   (adult, Photos)
                | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Scaled Quail  Sight Record #2017-45
19 Jul 2017 - Boulder, Garfield Co., by Ryan McDermott   (adult, Photos)
                | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Palm Warbler  Sight Record #2017-44
30 Jun 2017 - Ponderosa CG, Juab Co., by Neldon Kunz   (one)
                 | 18 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2017-43
12 Jun 2017 - East of Cisco, Grand Co., by Brian Davis   (adult)
                | 14 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Eastern Towhee  Sight Record #2017-42
17 Jun 2017 - Kolob Canyon, Washington Co., by Robin Ganesan   (adult, male)
                | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
White Ibis  Sight Record #2017-41
12 Jun 2017 - Farmington Bay WMA, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen   (adult, Photo)
                | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Least Flycatcher  Sight Record #2017-40
4 Jun 2017 - Near Warm Springs, Utah Co., by Rachel LeBlanc   (adult)
                | 17 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Least Flycatcher  Sight Record #2017-39
3 Jun 2017 - Weber River Parkway trail, Weber Co., by Bryant Olsen   (singing male, Photo)
                | 17 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
   
     Second Round:
(records with no unanimous decision in the first round)
Connecticut Warbler  Sight Record #2017-38
24 Sep 2016 - Sandy, Salt Lake Co., by Angie M. Branch   (1st winter)
                | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 3 acc, 6 not    2nd round:  in progress
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  Sight Record #2017-34
19 May 2017 - Escalante Petrified Forest SP, Garfield Co., by Bill Asteriades   (one)
                | 9 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round:  in progress
Palm Warbler  Sight Record #2017-29
6 May 2017 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Ian Batterman   (one adult)
                | 18 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round:  in progress
Blackpoll Warbler  Sight Record #2017-27
3 May 2017 - Lytle Ranch Road, Washington Co., by Rachel LeBlanc   (adult male)
                | 14 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 7 acc, 2 not    2nd round: in progress
Ruff  Sight Record #2017-23
6 Sep 2016 - Utah Lake State Park, Utah Co., by Kendall Watkins   (juvenile, photos)
                | 6 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: in progress
   
     Third Round:
(final review to see if the sighting will be added to the official state records for Utah)
Boreal Owl  Sight Record #2017-07
15 Jul 2016 - Center Creek, Wasatch Co., by Tim Avery   (heard, audio)
                | 3 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 5 not    2nd 5 acc, 4 not    3rd round: in progress
   
 
   
     Recently-Completed Records:
Northern Parula  Sight Record #2017-37
27 May 2017 - Bryce Canyon NP, Garfield Co., by Pete Fenner   (male, audio)
                | 25th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  9 acc
Vaux's Swift  Sight Record #2017-36
7 May 2017 - Tonaquint Park, St. George, Washington Co., by David Wheeler   (adult, Photos)
                | 20th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2017-35
7 May 2017 - Kolob Terraces area, Washington Co., by David Wheeler   (adult, Photos)
                | 15th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Golden-winged Warbler  Sight Record #2017-33
27 May 2017 - St. George, Washington Co., by Mike Schijf   (male, Photos)
                | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Brown Pelican  Sight Record #2017-32
18 May 2017 - Gunnison Island, Great Salt Lake, Box Elder Co., by John Neill   (dead, Photos)
                | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  Sight Record #2017-31
16 May 2017 - North Shore of Utah Lake, Utah Co., by Carl G. Lundblad   (adult, Photos)
                | 10th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Little Gull  Sight Record #2017-30
13 May 2017 - North Shore of Utah Lake, Utah Co., by Karen Welch   (2nd winter, Photos)
                | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
White-eyed Vireo  Sight Record #2017-28
12 May 2017 - Diamond Fork Canyon, Utah Co., by John Sullivan   (adult male, Photos)
                | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Alder Flycatcher  Sight Record #2017-15
13 Sep 2016 - Salt Lake International Center, Salt Lake Co., by Matthew Pendleton   (one, photos)
                | 0 Vetted Records |  All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 2 acc, 7 not    2nd round: 0 acc, 9 not
Bell's Sparrow  Sight Record #2017-06
28 Jan 2017 - Beaver Dam Wash, Washington Co., by Tim Avery   (adult male, photos)
                | 1st Vetted Record | All SightingsFirs State Record
     Review Status:   1st round: 6 acc, 3 not    2nd round: 9 acc
Blue-headed Vireo  Sight Record #2017-09
11 Sep 2016 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Tim Avery   (heard, photo)
                | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 6 acc, 3 not    2nd round: 9 acc
White-rumped Sandpiper  Sight Record #2017-08
2 Sep 2016 - Utah Lake SP, Utah Co., by Tim Avery   (one, photo)
                | 8th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 7 acc, 2 not    2nd round: 9 acc
Whip-poor-will  Sight Record #2017-26
12 May 2017 - Stockton Canyon, Tooele Co., by David Taylor   (one, Video)
                | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 0 acc, 9 not   [Identified unanimously as a Common Poorwill]
Long-tailed Jaeger  Sight Record #2017-25
3 May 2016 - Sand Hollow SP, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell   (adult, photos)
                | 11th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Magnificent Frigatebird  Sight Record #2017-24
15 Apr 2016 - Various places in Washington Co., by Rick Fridell   (2nd cycle female, photos)
                | 2nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Little Gull  Sight Record #2017-22
22 Oct  2013 - Farmington Bay WMA, Davis Co., by Kenny Frisch   (juvenile, photos)
                | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Least Bittern  Sight Record #2017-21
10 May 2015 - Virgin River Trail, Washington Co., by Austin R. Spence   (adult, photo)
                | 11th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Eastern Phoebe  Sight Record #2017-20
2 Apr 2017 - Matheson Wetlands Preserve, Moab, Grand Co., by Neil Paprocki   (one, photos)
                | 18th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Iceland Gull  Sight Record #2017-02
24 Dec 2016 - Lee Kay Ponds, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen   (adult, photos)
                | 5 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 6 acc, 3 not   2nd 4 acc, 5 not   3rd round: 3 acc, 6 not
Black-throated Green Warbler  Sight Record #2017-19
27 Mar 2017 - Logan, Cache Co., by Bonnie Eves   (male, videos:  one & two)
                | 1st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc    (First state record)
Iceland Gull  Sight Record #2017-05
21 Jan 2017 - Farmington Bay WMA, Davis Co., by Mike Hearell   (juvenile, photos)
                | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 6 acc, 3 not   2nd 8 acc, 1 not
Common Crane  Sight Record #2017-18
10 Mar 2017 - Green River, Grand Co., by Kathleen & Hal Robins   (adult, photos)
                | 1st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc   (First state record)
Red-throated Loon  Sight Record #2017-17
27 Jan 2017 - Warm Creek Bay, Kane Co., by Roy Morris   (adult, photos)
                | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Red-breasted Sapsucker Sight Record #2017-03
5 Jan 2017 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., by Sylvia Wilcox   (one, photos)
                | 13 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 2 acc, 7 not   2nd round: 0 acc, 9 not
Least Flycatcher  Sight Record #2017-16
4 Jun 2016 - Little Dell Reservoir, Salt Lake Co., by Matthew Pendleton   (adult male, photosAudio)
                | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Great Gray Owl  Sight Record #2017-14
29 Jan 2017 - Near Midway, Wasatch Co., by Cary Hobbs   (one, photos)
                | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Great Gray Owl  Sight Record #2017-13
2 Feb 2017 - Mountain Green, Morgan Co., by Cori Vanderbeek, Aaron Smith   (one, photos)
                | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Red Phalarope  Sight Record #2017-10
26 Sep 2016 - Antelope Island SP Marina, Davis Co., by Tim Avery   (two, photos)
                | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:9 acc
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Sight Record #2017-12
15 Oct 2016 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Tim Avery   (1st fall, photos)
                | 17th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Red-throated Loon  Sight Record #2017-11
29 Jan 2017 - Quail Creek Reservoir, Washington Co., by Tim Avery   (adult, photos)
                | 17th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Sight Record #2017-04
13 Jan 2017 - Monticello, San Juan Co., by Will Britton   (10-45, photos)
                | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Eastern Bluebird Sight Record #2017-01
1 Jan 2017 - Along Jordan River, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen   (male & female, photos)
                | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc

*  Vote abbreviations:   acc = accepted;  not = not accepted
If the first-round vote is not unanimous, the record moves to second round.
The second- and third-rounds the votes must have two or fewer dissenting votes to be decisive.

(The voting status for first-round records will not be posted until all committee members have voted.)
  

  
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