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     First Round: (new records being reviewed by the committee)

Yellow-billed Loon Sight Record #2020-73
17 Nov 2020 - Willard Bay State Park, Box Elder Co., by Kendall Watkins  (juvenile, Photos)
                 | 10 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Red-throated Loon Sight Record #2020-72
15 Nov 2020 - Willard Bay State Park, Box Elder Co., by Kendall Watkins  (one, Photos)
                 | 20 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Black Scoter Sight Record #2020-71
4 Nov 2020 - River Lane, Sandy Beach, Utah Co., by Kendall Watkins  (adult male, Photos)
                 | 25 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Pomarine Jaegar Sight Record #2020-70
18 Nov 2020 - Lee Kay Ponds, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen  (Juvenile, Photos)
                 | 4 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Sight Record #2020-69
12 Nov 2020 - La Sal Mountain Loop Road, Grand Co., by Steve Heinrich  (several, Photos)
                 | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Red Phalaroope Sight Record #2020-68
7 Nov 2020 - Sand Hollow Reservoir, Washington Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one, Photos)
                 | 22 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Bay-breasted Warbler Sight Record #2020-67
7 Nov 2020 - Royal Oaks Park, Washington Co., by Bryant Olsen  (male?, Photos)
                 | 5 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Black-throated Blue Warbler Sight Record #2020-66
24 Oct 2020 - Lytle Ranch Preserve, Washington Co., by James Loveless  (male, Photos)
                 | 21 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2020-65
15 Oct 2020 - Capitol Reef National Park, Wayne Co., by Shauna Cotrell   (one adult)
                 | 25 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Sight Record #2020-64
29 Oct 2020 - Ouray NWR, Uintah Co., by Lesley Tullis, (2) by James Loveless  (? juvenile, Photos
)
                 | 1 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Boreal Owl Sight Record #2020-63
23 Oct 2020 - Naturalist Basin, Duchesne Co., by Mike Hearell  (two, Photos,
Audio)
                 | 8 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Sight Record #2020-62
26 Oct 2020 - Allen Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., by Quinn Diaz  (juvenile, Photos)
                 | 23 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Black Vulture  Sight Record #2020-61
5 Oct 2020 - Mouth of Escalante River, Kane Co., by Daniel Gorder  (two)
                 | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Hooded Warbler  Sight Record #2020-60
23 Oct 2020 - Allen Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., by Pomera Fronce  (male, Photos)
                 | 8 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

   
     Second Round:
(records with no unanimous decision in the first round)

Gilded Flicker  Sight Record #2020-54
22 Sep 2020 - Posy Lake Campground, Garfield Co., by Deedee OBrien  (adult female, Photos)
                 | 3 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 0 acc, 8 not, 1 to 2nd     2nd round:  in progress: 

Blue-headed Vireo  Sight Record #2020-43
13 Sep 2020 -  Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Holly Minor  (one, Photos)
                  | 5 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 1 acc, 8 not      2nd round:  in progress: 
   
     Third Round:
(final review to see if the sighting will be added to the official state records for Utah)
Veery  Sight Record #2020-35
1 Sep 2020 -  Mormon Flat CG, Jeremy Ranch Road, Morgan Co., by Mia McPherson  (adult, Photos)
                  | 13 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: 5 acc, 4 not     3rd round:  in progress
   
 
   
     Recently-Completed Records:

Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2020-59
24 Sep 2020 - Buffalo Ranch Pond, Farmington, Davis Co., by Colin Maguire  (one, Photos)
                 | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Vaux's Swift  Sight Record #2020-41
7 May 2020 -  Blackridge Reservoir, Salt Lake Co., by Corey Riding  (one)
                  | 22 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 5 acc, 3 not 1 to 2nd    2nd round: 2 acc, 7 not
Pomerine Jaeger  Sight Record #2020-39
10 Sep 2020 -  Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Terry Reid  (adult)
                  | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 2 not     2nd round: 6 acc, 3 not
Ruff  Sight Record #2020-36
9 Sep 2020 -  Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Kendall Watkins  (adult female, Photos)
                  | 9th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 1 not, 1 to 2nd     2nd round: 8 acc, 1 not

Broad-billed Hummingbird  Sight Record #2020-58
10 Oct 2020 - Castle Valley, Grand Co., by Glenn Kincaid  (adult male, Photos)
                 | 10th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Buff-breasted Sandpiper  Sight Record #2020-37
9 Sep 2020 -  Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Kendall Watkins  (adult, Photos)
                  | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: 9 acc

Black-throated Blue Warbler  Sight Record #2020-57
4 Oct 2020 - Painter Spring, Millard Co., by Bryant Olsen   (female, Photos)
                 | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2020-55
24 Sep 2020 - Feeder in Big Water, Kane Co., by Pat Larkin  (one)
                 | 26th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Kentucky Warbler  Sight Record #2020-50
21 Sep 2020 - St. George, Washington Co., by Jeana S.  (one, Photos)
                 | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc 

Hudsonian Godwit  Sight Record #2020-49
24 Jun 2020 - Antleope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Kadynn Hatfield  (adult male, Photos)
                 | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc 
Red Phalarope  Sight Record #2020-48
22 Sep 2020 - Near Saltair, Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one, Photos)
                  | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc 
Red Phalarope  Sight Record #2020-42
13 Sep 2020 -  Causeway, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Holly Minor  (juvenile, Photos)
                  | 21st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc 
Cerulean Warbler  Sight Record #2020-33
20 Aug 2020 -  Utah Lake Parkway Trail (North Shore), Utah Co., by Rachel LeBlanc  (adult male)
                  | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 2 acc, 2 not, 2 to 2nd    2nd round: 1 acc, 8 not

Boreal Owl  Sight Record #2020-56
3 Oct 2020 - Uinta Mountains, Wasatch Co., by Jeff Cooper  (three adults, Photos)
                 | 8th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2020-53
28 Sep 2020 - Fish Springs NWR, Juab Co., by Janice Gardner  (adult, Photos)
                 | 28th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2020-52
29 Sep 2020 - Bryce, Garfield Co., by Dean LaTray  (adult, Photos)
                 | 29th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Magnolia Warbler  Sight Record #2020-51
25 Sep 2020 - Confluence Park, La Verkin, Washington Co., by Mike Schijf  (female, Photos)
                 | 15th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc

Northern Parula  Sight Record #2020-47
21 May 2020 - Utah Test and Training Range - North, Box Elder Co., by Jessi Morris  (one, Photos)
                  | 30th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Blackburnian Warbler  Sight Record #2020-46
20 Sep 2020 - Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., by Jenner Bryson  (one, Photos)
                 | 1st Vetted Record | All Sightings |     
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc      first state record
Blackpoll Warbler  Sight Record #2020-45
19 Sep 2020 - Buffalo Ranch Pond, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one, Photo)
                  | 21st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Ovenbird  Sight Record #2020-44
12 Sep 2020 -  Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., by Tony Jones, Terry Reid  (adult, Photos)
                  | 26th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Blackpoll Warbler  Sight Record #2020-40
13 Sep 2020 -  Willard Spur, Box Elder Co., by Mike Hearell  (1st year, Photos)
                  | 20th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Parasitic Jaeger  Sight Record #2020-38
10 Sep 2020 -  Sand Hollow SP, Washington Co., by Liam Murphy & Giulia Donato  (juvenile, Photos)
                  | 14th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Long-tailed Jaeger  Sight Record #2020-34
29 Aug 2020 -  "Jennifer's Phone Booth," Colorado River, Grand Co., by Glenn Kincaid  (juv., Photos)
                  | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Louisiana Waterthrush  Sight Record #2020-26
8 May 2017 -  Springville, Utah Co., by Noel Zaugg  (adult  Photos)
                | 1 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 4 acc, 4 not, 1 to 2nd:     2nd round: 1 acc, 8 not: 
Golden-winged Warbler  Sight Record #2020-29
10 Aug 2020 -  Pine Lake Campground, Garfield Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one, Photos)
                | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Northern Parula  Sight Record #2020-31
16 Aug 2020 -  Jordan River Parkway Trail, Salt Lake Co., by Kendall Watkins  (1st Year, Photos)
                  | 31st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Laughing Gull  Sight Record #2020-32
14 Aug 2020 -  Willard Bay State Park, Box Elder Co., by Ian Batterman  (adult)
                  | 1 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 0 acc, 9 not
Hudsonian Godwit  Sight Record #2020-30
13 Aug 2020 -  West Willard Playa, Box Elder Co., by Kendall Watkins, Bryant Olsen  (adult, Photos)
                 | 15th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Bay-breasted Warbler  Sight Record #2020-28
8 Aug 2020 -  Duck Creek Visitor Center, Kane Co., by Bryant Olsen  (adult male,  Photos)
                 | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Sight Record #2020-27
12 Aug 2020 -  Rush Valley, Tooele Co., by Bryan Shirley  (female/juvenile -
Photos by Suzi Holt)
                | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Rivoli's Hummingbird  Sight Record #2020-24
12 Jun 2020 -  Washington, Washington Co., by Bill Griffiths  (female), 
                | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 1 acc, 5 not, 1 to 2nd    2nd round:  0 acc, 9 not: 
Parasitic Jaeger Sight Record #2020-23
22 Sep 2007 -  Farmington Bay WMA, Davis Co., by Ryan O'Donnellt  (juvenile, Photos)
                | 11th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 6 acc, 1 not, 1 to 2nd    2nd round: 8 acc, 1 not
Hooded Warbler  Sight Record #2020-15
9 May 2020 -  Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Monte Neate-Clegg, 
                | 8th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 1 not, 1 to 2nd   2nd round: 4 acc, 5 not   3rd round: 5 acc, 4 not
Cassin's Sparrow  Sight Record #2020-25
5 Jul 2020 -  Desert Lake WMA,  Emery Co., by Kevin Glueckert  (adult male, AudioPhotos)
                | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc
Mexican Duck  Sight Record #2020-18
17 May 2020 - Powell Lake, Lehi, Utah Co., by Bryant Olsen, (male, Photos)
                | 2nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 2 not    2nd round: 7 acc, 1 not
Eastern Phoebe Sight Record #2020-22
8 Jun 2020 - Utah Lake North Shore Parkway Trail, Utah Co., by Kendall Watkins, (adult, Photos)
                | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Sight Record #2020-21
6 Jun 2020 - Ogden, Weber Co., by Kristin Purdy, (adult male, Photos)
                | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2020-13
14 Apr 2020 - Kolob Canyon, Zion NP, Washington Co., by Jason Pietrzak, (Photos)
                | 25th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd 9 acc
White-rumped Sandpiper Sight Record #2020-20
3 Jun 2020 - Lincoln Beach, Utah Co., by James Hoffman, (female, Photos)
                | 9th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Magnolia Warbler Sight Record #2020-19
12 May 2020 - Birch Creek, Piute Co., by Steve Clark, (female, Photos)
                | 14th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Northern Parula Sight Record #2020-17
13 May 2020 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Cullen Clark, (Photos)
                | 29th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc
Harlequin Duck Sight Record #2020-16
8 May 2020 - Willard Waste Water Plant, Box Elder Co., by Mike Hearell; Bryant Olsen,
       (male & femaler, Photos)
                | 9th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Northern Parula  Sight Record #2020-14
6 May 2020 -  Price River Valley, SE of Price, Carbon Co., by Justin Streit,  (
Audio 1, Audio 2)
                | 28th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Palm Wrabler Sight Record #2020-12
3 May 2020 - Bountiful Pond Park, Davis Co., by Max Malmquist, (Photos)
                | 26th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sight Record #2020-11
17 Apr 2020 - Park City, Old Town, Summit Co., by Keith Aran, (Photos)
                | 23 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  0 acc, 8 not
Boreal Owl Sight Record #2020-10
30 Aug 2019 - Marshall Lake, Duchesne Co., by Robert, Christina, & Kiley Reed  (two, Photos & Video)
                | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Eastern Bluebird Sight Record #2020-08
8 Dec 2019 - Stewart Lake WMA, Uintah Co., by Kevin Glueckert  (one, Photos &
Audio)
                | 8tj Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 1 not     2nd round: 9 acc
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Sight Record #2020-06
9 Jan 2020 - LaSal Mountains, Loop Road,  Grand Co., by Steve Heinrich  (one, Photos)
                | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd round: 9 acc
Brant Sight Record #2020-03
11 Jan 2020 -Lake Park, West Valley, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one., Photos)
                | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 no nat    2nd round: 9 acc
Winter Wren Sight Record #2020-09
29 Jan 2020 - Willard Bay State Park, Box Elder Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one, Photos &
Audio)
                | 9th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc
Parasitic Jaeger Sight Record #2020-02
21 Sep 2014 - Antelope Island Causeway, 2nd bridge, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (adult & Juv., Photos)
                | 11 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 1 not, 1 NAS    2nd round: 3 acc, 4 not, 2 NAS
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Sight Record #2020-07
7 Sep 2019 - Saratoga Springs, Utah Co., by Archita Benvie   (one, Photos)
                | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 0 acc, 9 not
Western Gull Sight Record #2020-05
11 Jan 2020 - Lee Kay Ponds, Salt Lake Co., by Ian Batterman  (1st winter)
                | 13 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 0 acc, 9 not
Cassin's Sparrow Sight Record #2020-04
8  Oct 2019 - Near Loa, Wayne Co., by Ian Batterman  (one)
                | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 0 acc, 9 not
Parasitic Jaeger Sight Record #2020-01
5 Oct 2014 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (adult & Juvenile, Photos)
                | 12th 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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