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     First Round: (new records being reviewed by the committee)
Rivoli's Hummingbird  Sight Record #2020-25
5 Jul 2020 -  Desert Lake WMA,  Emery Co., by Kevin Glueckert  (adult male, Audio)
                | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 
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:   in progress: 
Parasitic Jaeger Sight Record #2020-23
22 Sep 2007 -  Farmington Bay WMA, Davis Co., by Ryan O'Donnellt  (juvenile, Photos)
                | 12 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress
Eastern Phoebe Sight Record #2020-22
8 Jun 2020 - Utah Lake North Shore Parkway Trail, Utah Co., by Kendall Watkins, (adult, Photos)
                | 21 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Sight Record #2020-21
6 Jun 2020 - Ogden, Weber Co., by Kristin Purdy, (adult male, Photos)
                | 2 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress
   
     Second Round:
(records with no unanimous decision in the first round)
Mexican Duck  Sight Record #2020-18
17 May 2020 - Powell Lake, Lehi, Utah Co., by Bryant Olsen, (male, Photos)
                | 1 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 2 not
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2020-13
14 Apr 2020 - Kolob Canyon, Zion NP, Washington Co., by Jason Pietrzak, (Photos)
                | 24 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not     2nd round in progress: 
Hooded Warbler  Sight Record #2020-15
9 May 2020 -  Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Monte Neate-Clegg, 
                | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 1 not, 1 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:
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
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sight Record #2019-47
26 Dec 2019 - Lytle Ranch, Washington Co., by Terry Reid  (HY male, Photos)
                | 23rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not   2nd round: 9 acc
Bronzed Cowbird Sight Record #2019-45
25 Sep 2017 - Arches Nat. Park, Grand County, by Kevin O'Connor  (one male)
                 | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not   2nd: 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
Black Scoter Sight Record #2019-44
25 Oct 2019 - Huntington Lake Reservoir, Emery County, by Merrill Webb  (four adult males)
                 | 23rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round:
6 acc, 3 not
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
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: 2 acc, 7 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
Pomarine Jaeger Sight Record #2019-46
15 May 2011 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, by David Wheeler  (one adult)
                 | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status: 1st round: 9 acc
Boreal Owl Sight Record #2019-41
4 Oct 2019 - Soapstone  Basin, Wasatch County, by Kenny Frisch  (three, audio )
                 | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status: 1st round: 8 acc
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Sight Record #2019-36
16 Oct 2019 - Jackson Flat Reservoir, Kane Co., by G.Merrill Webb  (Hatch year, Photos)
                | 4th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status: 1st round: 8 acc, 1 no, nat    2nd round: 9 acc
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)
                | 24rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status: 1st round:
9 acc
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: 9 acc
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:  8 acc
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
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
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

*  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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