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

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sight Record #2022-66
6 Dec 2022 - Copperton City Park, Salt Lake Co.  by Bryant Olsen (juvenile, Photos )
                  | 28 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: in progress:

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Sight Record #2022-65
127 Nov 2022 - LaSal Mountains, Grand Co.  by Steve Heinrich (one, Photos )
                  | 8 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: in progress:

Yellow-billed Loon Sight Record #2022-64
15 Nov 2022 - Hyrum Reservoir, Cache Co.  by Bryant Olsen & Stan Croft (juvenile, Photos, Photos2 )
                  | 12 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: in progress:

Mexican Duck Sight Record #2022-63
7 Oct 2022 - Powell Lake, Lehi, Utah Co.  by Marissa Reay (male, Photos)
                  | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: in progress:

Red Phalarope Sight Record #2022-62
5 Aug 2022 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co.  by Paul Linton  (adult Photos)
                  | 25 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: in progress:

Tennessee Warbler Sight Record #2022-61
12 Oct 2022 - Sullivan Virgin River Park, Washington Co.  by Ellen Tipping  (one)
                  | 18 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: in progress:

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

Yellow-billed Loon Sight Record #2022-59
14 Oct 2022 - Rockport Reservoir, Summit Co.  by Ben Stradling  (one, Photos)
                  | 12 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 5 acc, 4 not     2nd round in progress

Wood Thrush Sight Record #2022-53
9 Oct 2022 - Kanab, Kane Co.  by Michael Salamacha      (adult)
                  | 4 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:2 acc, 4 not, 3 to 2nd    2nd round in progress

Black-throated Green Warbler Sight Record #2022-51
1 Oct 2022 - River Lane, Utah Co.  by Karen Welch      (one, audio)
                  | 1 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 5 acc, 1 not, 3 to 2nd     2nd round in progress

   
     Third Round:
(final review to see if the sighting will be added to the official state records for Utah)
   
 
   
     Recently-Completed Records:

Tennessee Warbler Sight Record #2022-48
23 Sep 2022 - Jordan River Parkway, Salt Lake Co.  by Rachel LeBlanc (adult male)
                  | 19th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd round: 7 acc, 2 not

Palm Warbler Sight Record #2022-60
11 Oct 2022 - Hurricane Fields, Hurricane, Washington Co.  by Lucy Ormond  (one, Photos)
                  | 28th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: in progress:

Red Phalarope Sight Record #2022-56
9 Oct 2022 - Rockport Reservoir , Summit Co.  by Bryant Olsen  (one adult, Photos)
                  | 26th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Long-tailed Jaeger Sight Record #2022-39
28 Aug 2022 - :Lee Creek Delta, Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake Co.  by Bryant Olsen (juvenile, Photos)
                   | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 2 to 2nd    2nd round: 9 acc

Chestnut-sided Warbler Sight Record #2022-46
20 Sep 2022 - Bountiful Pond, Davis Co.  by Max Malmquist  (one, Photo)
                 | 29th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not      2nd round: 9 acc

Boreal Owl Sight Record #2022-58
15 Oct 2022 - Near Provo Falls, Uinta Mountains, Summit Co.  by Jeff Cooper  (4 adults, Photos)
                  | 14th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Boreal Owl Sight Record #2022-57
10 Oct 2022 - West end of Uinta Mountains, Summit Co.  by Jeff Cooper  (2 adults, Photo)
                  | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Zone-tailed Hawk Sight Record #2022-54
5 Jun2022 - Pine Valley, Washington Co.  by Mike Schijf   (adult, Photos)
                 | 30th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Chestnut-sided Warbler Sight Record #2022-52
7 Oct 2022 - Confluence Park, Washington Co.  by Mike Schijf   (HY female?, Photos)
                 | 30th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc

Boreal Owl Sight Record #2022-55
3 Oct 2022 - No. slope of Uinta Mountains, Summit Co.  by Jeff Cooper  (five adults, Photo)
                  | 12th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Thick-billed Kingbird Sight Record #2022-50
5 Oct 2022 - Salt Lake International Center, Salt Lake Co.  by Bryant Olsen (one, Photos)
                  | 2md Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Great Crested Flycatcher Sight Record #2022-49
29 Sep 2022 - River Lane, Utah Co.  by Sizi Holt  (one, Photos)
                  | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: in progress:

Yellow-throated Vireo Sight Record #2022-47
27 Sep 2022 - Near Peterson, Morgan Co.  by Weston Smith  (one adult, Photos)
                 | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Chestnut-sided Warbler Sight Record #2022-45
10 Sep 2022 - Salt Lake International Center, Salt Lake Co.  by Max Malmquist (one HY, Photos)
                 | 28th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Boreal Owl Sight Record #2022-44
23 Sep 2022 - Murdock Basin, Wasatch Co.  by Jeff Cooper   (four adults, Photo)
                  | 11th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc

Phalidelphia Vireo Sight Record #2022-43
25 Sep 2022 - Willard Bay SP, Box Elder Co.  by Quinn Diaz (one, Photos)
                  | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc

Tennessee Warbler Sight Record #2022-42
22 Sep 2022 - Near Peterson, Morgan Co.  by Weston Smith (one, Photos)
                  | 18th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc

Tennessee Warbler Sight Record #2022-40
7 Sep 2022 - Near Beaver Creek, Grand Co.  by Glenn Kincaid  (adult male)
                 | 17th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc

Rusty Blackbird Sight Record #2022-41
9 Nov 2019 - :Ken's Lake, San Juan Co.  by Glenn Kincaid (adult female, Photos)
                   | 18th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Red Phalarope Sight Record #2022-33
2 Jul 2022 - :Antelope Isalnd Causeway, Davis Co.  by Ian Batterman  (juvenile, Photos)
                   | 24 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 2 acc, 7 not     2nd: 0 acc, 9 not: 

Arctic Tern Sight Record #2022-34
10 Jul 2022 - :Bird Island (Utah Lake), Utah Co.  by Taylor Gallagher  (adult, Photos)
                   | 2nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd: 8 acc, 1 not

Boreal Owl Sight Record #2022-38
23 Sep 2021 - :Murdock Basin, Wasatch Co.  by Jeff Cooper (adult, Photos)
                   | 10th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Red Phalarope Sight Record #2022-37
12 Aug 2022 - :Antelope Isalnd Causeway, Davis Co.  by Bryant Olsen  (adult, Photos)
                   | 25th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Hudsonian Godwit Sight Record #2022-36
5 Aug 2022 - :Willard Spur WMA, Box Elder Co.  by Kristin Purdy  (adult, Photos)
                   | 19th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Hudsonian Godwit Sight Record #2022-32
11 May 2022 - :Willard Spur WMA, Box Elder Co.  by Cameron Cox  (female, Photos)
                   | 18th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd:  in progress: 

Mexican Duck Sight Record #2022-19
2 May 2022 - San Juan River, San Juan Co.  by Mike Thompson  (adult male)
                  | 6 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 4 acc, 5 not    2nd: 4 acc, 5 not    3rd: 4 acc, 5 not

Ruff Sight Record #2022-35
30 Jul 2022 - :Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co.  by Max Malmquist  (adult female, Photos)
                   | 12th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Scarlet Tanager Sight Record #2022-31
28 May 2022 - Willard Bay, Box Elder Co.  by Carter Hansen & Annie Beckstrand  (one male)
                   | 9 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 5 acc, 2 not, 2 to 2nd     2nd: 0 acc, 9 not

Alder Flycatcher Sight Record #2022-30
21 Jun 2022 - :Little Dell Reservoir, Salt Lake Co.  by Adam Zahm; Ben Stradling  (adult, Photos)
                   | 1st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc     first state record

Eastern Bluebird Sight Record #2022-10
9 Nov 2021 - Lytle Ranch Preserve, Washington Co.  by Terri Pope  (male & 2 females)
                  | 9th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 6 acc, 3 not    2nd:5 acc, 4 not   3rd: 6 acc, 3 not

Prothonotary Warbler Sight Record #2022-29
4 Jun 2022 - Matheson Weblands Preserve, Moab, Grand Co.  by Kristen Hayes  (one, female?)
                   | 18th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Scaled Quail Sight Record #2022-18
2 May 2022 - San Juan River, San Juan Co.  by Mike Thompson  (adult male heard)
                  | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 3 acc, 5 not, 1 No int     2nd: in progress  0 acc, 9 not

Golden-winged Warbler Sight Record #2022-28
6 Jun 2022 - Jeremy Ranch, Mormon Flats Morgan Co.  by Ben Stradling  (adult male, Photos)
                   | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Chestnut-sided Warbler Sight Record #2022-27
29 May 2022 - Willard Bay State Park, Box Elder Co.  by Max Malmquist  (adult male, Photos)
                   | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc

Gyrfalcon Sight Record #2022-26
7 Apr 2022 - Snowbasin, Weber Co.  by Connor Johnson  (juvenile, drawings)
                 | 8 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 0 acc, 8 not

Magnolia Warbler Sight Record #2022-25
27 May 2022 - Skipper Bay Trail, Provo, Utah Co.  by Ben Stradling  (adult female, Photos)
                   | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Palm Warbler Sight Record #2022-24
26 May 2022 - Skipper Bay Trail, Provo, Utah Co.  by Ben Stradling  (one, maybe two?, Photos)
                   | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Ovenbird Sight Record #2022-23
21 May 2022 - Matheson Preserve, Moab, Grand Co.  by Max Malmquist  (adult, male?, Photos)
                   | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  9 acc

Zone-tailed Hawk Sight Record #2022-22
30 Apr 2022 - Blue Springs Reservoir, Washington Co.  by Amanda Northrup  (adult, Photos)
                   | 28th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Vaux's Swift Sight Record #2022-20
8 May 2022 - San Rafael Swell, Emery Co.  by Dee Golles  (one)
                  | 28 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 0 acc, 9 not

Vaux's Swift Sight Record #2022-21
8 May 2022 - Willard Bay SP, Box Elder Co.  by Bryant Olsen  (at least two, Photos)
                  | 28th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Zone-tailed Hawk Sight Record #2022-17
17 Apr 2022 - Mouth of Virgin River Gorge, Washington Co.  by Bill Hunter  (one, Photo)
                   | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Vaux's Swift Sight Record #2022-16
23 Apr 2022 -21st Pond, Weber Co.  by Kenny Frisch  (one AHY, Photos)
                   | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Dusky-capped Flycatcher Sight Record #2022-15
23 Apr 2022 -Lytle Ranch Preserve, Washington Co.  by Lisa Thompson, John Neill  (one, Photos)
           and by Terry Reid, Kendall Watkins  (adult,  Photos)
                   | 2nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Brown Thrasher Sight Record #2022-14
23 Apr 2022 -Seegmiller Marsh, Washington Co.  by Quinn Diaz  (Adult, Photos)
                   | 31st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Tricolored Heron Sight Record #2022-12
20 Apr 2022 -Provo Airport Dike, Utah Co.  by Ben Stradling  (adult, Photos)
                   | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Zone-tailed Hawk Sight Record #2022-13
2 May 2022 -Lytle Ranch Preserve, Washington Co.  by Quinn Diaz  (Adult, Photo)
                   | 29th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Mute Swan Sight Record #2022-06
27 Feb 2022 - Deer Creek Reservoir, Wasatch Co.  by Bryant Olsen  (2 adults, 1 juv., Photo)
                  | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  5 No,ID, 3 to 2nd     2nd: 9 No, Int

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Mexican Duck Sight Record #2022-09
2 Oct 2021 - Tonaquint Nature Center, St. George, Washington Co.  by Jenner Bryson  (male, Photos)
                  | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

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Mexican Duck Sight Record #2022-08
27 Mar 2022 - East Canyon Reservoir, Morgan Co.  by Weston Smith  (adult male, Photos)
                  | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

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Red-throated Loon Sight Record #2022-11
31 Mar 2022 - Rockport Reservoir, Summit Co.  by Dave Hanscom  (one, Photo)
                   | 23 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Great Gray Owl Sight Record #2022-05
17 Jan 2022 - Layton, Davis Co.  by Amy Harvey  (adult, Photo)
                  | 8th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 to 2nd     2nd: in progress  8 acc

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Vaux's Swift Sight Record #2022-07
29 Apr 2021 - Sandy Beach, Utah Co.  by Jeff Cooper  (One adult, Photo)
                  | 26th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  8 acc

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Ruff Sight Record #2022-04
12 Feb 2022 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co.  by Darren Clark  (two., Photos)
                  | 11th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

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Mexican Duck Sight Record #2022-01
7 Jan 2022 - Provo River Parkway trail, Utah Co.  by Ben Stradling  (adult male., Photos)
                  | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 6 acc, 3 to 2nd     2nd: 8 acc, 1 not

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Winter Wren Sight Record #2022-03
21 Dec 2021 - Zion National Park, Washington Co.  by Jenner Bryson  (one., Photos)
                  | 11 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 0 acc, 5 not, 3 to 2nd    2nd: 0 acc, 9 not

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Black-throated Blue Warbler Sight Record #2022-02
17 Jan 2022 - Near Matheson Refuge, Grand Co.  Sara Timken  (male., Photos)
                  | 25th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

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*  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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