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     First Round: (new records being reviewed by the committee)
Eastern Bluebird Sight Record #2020-08
8 Dec 2019 - Stewart Lake WMA, Uintah Co., by Kevin Glueckert  (one, Photos &
Audio)
                | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
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:   in progress
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch Sight Record #2020-06
9 Jan 2020 - LaSal Mountains, Loop Road,  Grand Co., by Steve Heinrich  (one, Photos)
                | 6 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
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:   in progress
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:   in progress
Brant Sight Record #2020-03
11 Jan 2020 -Lake Park, West Valley, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one., Photos)
                | 3 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
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:   in progress
Parasitic Jaeger Sight Record #2020-01
5 Oct 2014 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (adult & Juvenile, Photos)
                | 11 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sight Record #2019-47
26 Dec 2019 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Terry Reid  (HY male, Photos)
                | 22 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Pomarine Jaeger Sight Record #2019-46
15 May 2011 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, by David Wheeler  (one adult)
                 | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Bronzed Cowbird Sight Record #2019-45
25 Sep 2017 - Arches Nat. Park, Grand County, by Kevin O'Connor  (one male)
                 | 6 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Black Scoter Sight Record #2019-44
25 Oct 2019 - Huntington Lake Reservoir, Emery County, by Merrill Webb  (four adult males)
                 | 22 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Boreal Owl Sight Record #2019-41
4 Oct 2019 - Soapstone  Basin, Wasatch County, by Kenny Frisch  (three, audio )
                 | 5 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
   
     Second Round:
(records with no unanimous decision in the first round)
Gila Woodpecker Sight Record #2019-39
7 Nov 2019 - La Verkin, Washington County, by Austin J. Adams  (adult male)
                 | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 5 not   2nd round: in progress
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Sight Record #2019-36
16 Oct 2019 - Jackson Flat Reservoir, Kane Co., by G.Merrill Webb  (Hatch year, Photos)
                | 3 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 no, nat    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:
McCown's Longspur Sight Record #2019-42
1 Dec 2019 - Enterprise, Washington & Iron Co., by Mike Schjf  (three, Photos)
                | 20th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Tennessee Warbler Sight Record #2019-31
20 Sep 2019 - Utah Lake Parkway Trail, Saratoga Springs, Utah County, by Rachel LaBlanc  (immature)
                 | 15th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: 9 acc
Eastern Bluebird Sight Record #2019-43
14 Dec 2019 - North of Grafton, Washington Co., by Mike Schjf  (male, Photos)
                | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Ruddy Ground-Dove Sight Record #2019-29
9 Sep 2019 - West Abajo Mountains, San Juan County, by Kathleen & Hal Robins (one)
                 | 1 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 2 acc, 6 not     2nd round: 1 acc, 6 not, 2 nas
McCown's Longspur Sight Record #2019-40
28 Nov 2019 - West of Reese, Weber Co., by Mike Hearell  (male, Photos by Taylor Abbott)
                | 19th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Nelson's Sparrow Sight Record #2019-26
1 Sep 2019 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder County, by Ian Batterman  (one adult)
                | 1 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 2 acc, 6 not     2nd round: in progress
Black Scoter Sight Record #2019-38
2 Nov 2019 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (Fem/imm, Photos)
                | 23rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Black Scoter Sight Record #2019-37
3 Nov 2019 - East Canyon Reservoir, Morgan Co., by Weston Smith  (Female, Photos)
                | 24th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Tropical Kingbird Sight Record #2019-35
14 Oct 2019 - Hela Seegmiller Farm, Washington Co., by Holden Green  (Hatch year, Photos)
                | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Reddish Egret Sight Record #2019-34
8 Oct 2019 - Red's Lake, San Juan Co., by Glenn Kincaid  (juvenile, Photos)
                | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status: 1st round: 9 acc
Red Phalarope Sight Record #2019-33
5 Oct 2019 - Lee Creek delta, Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen  (winter adult, Photos)
                | 20th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Blackpoll Warbler Sight Record #2019-32
24 Sep 2019 - Tonaquint Nature Ctr., St. George, Washington Co., by Mike Schijf  (HY female?, Photos)
                | 19th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Veery Sight Record #2019-30
11 Sep 2019 - Holladay, Salt Lake Co., by Kenny Frisch  (one, Photos)
                | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc
White-eyed Vireo Sight Record #2019-28
10 Sep 2019 - North Arm Natural Area, Eden, Weber County, by Mike Hearell  (one)
                 | 4 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc
Palm Warbler  Sight Record #2019-21
12 Oct 2018 - Springdale, Washington County, by Jason Pietrzak  (one)
               | 24th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not   2nd round: 8 acc
Least Tern  Sight Record #2019-19
27 May 2019 - Inland Sea Shorebird Preverve, Salt Lake County, by Ian Batterman  (adult)
               | 16 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 3 not   2nd round: 2 acc, 7 not
Curve-billed Thrasher  Sight Record #2019-15
2 Jun 2019 - Grand Staircase Inn, Cannonville, Garfield County, by Kenny Frisch  (one, audio)
               | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 3 acc, 4 not    2nd round: 2 acc, 7 not
Blackpoll Warbler Sight Record #2019-27
31 Aug 2019 - Fielding Garr Ranch, Davis Co., by Max Malmquist  (HY, Photos)
                | 18th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Wandering Tattler  Sight Record #2019-25
28 Aug 2019 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one, Photos)
                | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc
Painted Bunting  Sight Record #2019-10
11 May 2019,- Near Camp Floyd Inn, Utah County, by Ian Batterman  (female)
               | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 6 acc, 3 not    2nd round: 6 acc, 3 not
Bendire's Thrasher  Sight Record #2019-18
6 May 2019 - West of Browse Exit of I-5, Washington County, by Sam Wells  (one)
               | 9 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 2 not    2nd round: 2 acc, 7 not
Baird's Sparrow  Sight Record #2019-14
8 Jun 2019 - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, by Kenny Frisch  (one)
               | 1 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 3 not    2nd round: 3 acc, 6 not
Brown Pelican  Sight Record #2019-24
23 Aug 2019 - Bear River Refuge Road, Box Elder Co., by Laura Lockhart  (juv. to early adult, Photos)
               | 10th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  7 acc
Zone-tailed Hawl  Sight Record #2019-23
16 Aug 2019 - Pine Park, Washington County, by Mike Schajf  (2 adults, Photos)
               | 24th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc
Boreal Owl  Sight Record #2019-22
25 Dec 2003 - Deer Valley Ski Resort, Summit County, by Joyce Tang  (one, Photos)
               | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 7 acc
Chimney Swift  Sight Record #2019-13
27 May 2019 - Bridge over the Green River, Jensen, Uintah County, by Nathan Pieplow  (adult, Photos)
               | 2nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 nas    2nd round: 7 acc
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2019-11
2 May 2019 - Forest Park, St. George, Washington County, by Holden Green  (one adult)
               | 23rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd round: 7 acc
Mexican Duck (ssp)  Sight Record #2019-07
13 Sep 2018 - Big Cottonwood Park, Salt Lake County, by Kenny Frisch  (adult male, Photos)
               | 0 vetted Records | No Sightings recorded |  recently added to Review List as a subspecies
     Review Status:  1st round: 5 acc, 1 not, 1 nat, 1 nas    2nd round:  i6 acc, 1 nas
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2019-20
21 Apr 2019 - Confluence Park, La Verkin, Washington County, by Jason Pietrzak   (adult)
               | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch  Sight Record #2019-08
31 Mar 2019 - Alta, Salt Lake County, by Ian Batterman  (adult)
               | 6 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 1 acc, 7 not     2nd round: 0 acc, 9 not
Prothonotary Warbler  Sight Record #2019-17
20 Jun 2019 - Big Cottonwood Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake Couonty, by Rachel LeBlanc  (adult male)
               | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc
Swallow-tailed Kite  Sight Record #2019-16
14 Jun 2019 - I-15 south of Spanish Fork, ? County, by Tom Davidowicz  (one, flying)
               | 0 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 0 acc, 8 not
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2019-12
21 Apr 2019 - Hurricane, Washington County, by Steve Clark & Danielle Jarvis  (adult, Photos)
               | 21 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Little Blue Heron  Sight Record #2019-09
3 May 2019 - Lytle Ranch, Washington County, by James Loveless, Terry Reid  (adult, Photos)
               | 8th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Gilded Flicker  Sight Record #2018-75
15 Dec 2018 - Coalpits Wash, Zion NP, Washington Co., by Mike Schijf  (male, Photos)
               | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st rnd:6 acc, 2 not, 1 nas    2nd rnd: 6 acc, 2 not, 1 nas 
Brown Pelican  Sight Record #2019-03
22 Nov 2016 - Grand County, by Steve Heinrich  (one adult)
               | 7th vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 7 acc, 2 not     2nd round: in progress
Brown Thrasher  Sight Record #2019-04
9 Nov 2014 - Grand County, by Steve Heinrich  (two adults)
               | 23rd vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd round: 8 acc, 1 not
Winter Wren  Sight Record #2018-74
17 Dec 2018 - Provo River, Utah Co., by Dan Carpenter  (one, Photos )
               | 8th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: 7 acc, 0 not
Red-throated Loon  Sight Record #2019-06
8 Feb 2019 - Quail Creek State Park, Washington County, by Mike Schijf  (adult, Photos)
               | 20th vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 0 not
Tennessee Warbler  Sight Record #2019-05
9 Nov 2018 - Royal Oaks Park, Washington County, by Mike Schijf  (adult, Photos)
               | 14th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
McCown's Longspur  Sight Record #2019-02
8 Feb 2019 - Mosida, SR 68, Utah Co., by Suzi Holt  (one, Photos)
               | 18th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Great Black-backed Gull  Sight Record #2019-01
11 Jan 2019 - Flaming Gorge Reservoir, Daggett Co., by Brian Maxfield  (adult, Photos)
                |  1st Vetted Record | All Sightings |          First State Record
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Hutton's Vireo  Sight Record #2018-43
3 Sep 2018 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Jon Aird  (one, Photos)
               | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 4 acc, 4 not, 1 No, Nat    2nd: 3 acc, 5 not, 1 No, Nat    3rd: 2 acc, 6 not, 1 No, Nat
Ruff  Sight Record #2018-48
1 Oct 2018 - Bountiful Pond, Davis Co., by Cameron Cox  (juvenile)
               | 8 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 5 acc, 4 not    2nd: 5 acc, 4 not    3rd: 4 acc, 5 not
Red-breasted Sapsucker  Sight Record #2018-62
27 Oct 2018 - Northeast of Hildale, Washington Co.,  by Mike Schijf  (one,  Photos)
               | 14 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 5 not   2nd round: 0 acc, 7 not
McCown's Longspur  Sight Record #2018-58
17 Oct 2018 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Cameron Cox  (one)
               | 17th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 7 acc, 2 not   2nd round: 8 acc, 1 not
Rusty Blackbird  Sight Record #2018-73
15 Dec 2018 - N. of International Center, Salt Lake Co., by Matthew Pendleton  (male, Photos )
               | 17th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Sight Record #2018-53
5 Oct 2018 - Salt Lake International Center, Salt Lake Co.,   by Bryant Olsen  (Juv. male,  Photos)
               | 20th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd round: 9 acc
Eastern Bluebird  Sight Record #2018-72
11 Dec 2018 - Jordan River Parkway, Salt Lake Co.,   by Pomera Fronce  (adult male, Photos )
               | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Magnolia Warbler  Sight Record #2018-71
24 May 2018 - Provo Airport Dike, Utah Co., by Max Malmquist  (adult male, Photos )
               | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Philadelphia Vireo  Sight Record #2018-44
30 Aug 2018 - Tonaquint Nature Center, Washington Co., by Kendall Watkins  (adult)
                 | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 7 acc, 2 not    2nd round:7 acc, 2 not
Palm Warbler  Sight Record #2018-70
9 Sep 2018 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Kathy & Joel Beyer  (adult)
               | 21st Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Winter Wren  Sight Record #2018-69
17 Nov 2018 - City Creek Canyon, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen  (one,  Photos)
               | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Ovenbird  Sight Record #2018-68
2 Oct 2018 - Fruita Campground, Capitol Reef NP, Wayne Co., by Nancy Clogston  (adult,  Photos)
               | 25th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Rusty Blackbird  Sight Record #2018-67
13 Nov 2018 - Bountiful Pond, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (female,  Photos)
               | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Red-breasted Sapsucker  Sight Record #2018-66
6 Nov 2018 - Royal Oaks Park, St. George, Washington Co., by Maurice DeMille  (adult fem?,  Photos)
               | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Sight Record #2018-65
6 Nov 2018 - Royal Oaks Park, St. George, Washington Co., by Mike Schijf  (HY female?,  Photos)
               | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Least Flycatcher  Sight Record #2018-64
2 Jun 2015 - Willard Bay SP, Box Elder Co., by Kristin Purdy  (two, Audio1, Audio2, Audio3 )
               | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Rusty Blackbird  Sight Record #2018-61
31 Oct 2018 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (female,  Photos)
               | 15th 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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