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     First Round: (new records being reviewed by the committee)
Hutton's Vireo  Sight Record #2018-43
3 Sep 2018 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co.,   by Jon Aird  (one, Photos)
               (Not on Review Species List -- attempt to ID this bird)
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Tennessee Warbler  Sight Record #2018-42
15 Sep 2018 - Galena-Soo'nkahni reclamation site, Salt Lake Co.,   by Bryant Olsen  (one, Photos)
                | 10 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Reddish Egeret  Sight Record #2018-41
4 Sep 2018 - Sand Hollow Reservoir, Washington Co.,   by Maurice DeMille  (juvenile, Photos)
                | 4 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Tennessee Warbler  Sight Record #2018-40
5 Sep 2018 - Bountiful Pond, Davis Co.,   by Cameron Cox  (1st cycle, Photos)
                | 10 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Long-tailed Jaeger  Sight Record #2018-39
5 Sep 2018 -West of Cisco, Grand Co.,   by Glenn Kinkaid  (juvenile, Photos)
                | 11 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Blackpoll Warbler  Sight Record #2018-38
2 Sep 2018 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co.,   by Bryant Olsen  (one, Photos)
                | 15 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Prothonotary Warbler  Sight Record #2018-37
26 Aug 2018 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co.,   by Joel & Kathy Beyer  (adult male)
                | 14 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Baltimore Oriole  Sight Record #2018-36
23 Aug 2018 - Jeremy Ranch Road, Morgan Co.,   by Mia McPherson  (adult male, Photos)
                | 6 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Hermit Warbler  Sight Record #2018-35
12 Aug 2018 - Hell's Backbone, Garfield Co.,   by Bryant Olsen  (2 Juveniles, Photos)
                | 13 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Hermit Warbler  Sight Record #2018-34
10 Aug 2018 -Pine Lake CG, Garfield Co.,   by Bryant Olsen  (adult male, Photos)
                | 13 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Hermit Warbler  Sight Record #2018-33
10 Aug 2018 - Lava Point, Zion NP, Washington Co.,   by Mike Schijf  one, Photos)
                | 13 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
Brown Pelican  Sight Record #2018-32
9 Jul 2018 - Antelope Island State Park, Davis Co.,   by Roseanna Denton  (juvenile, Photo)
                | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:   in progress
   
     Second Round:
(records with no unanimous decision in the first round)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher  Sight Record #2018-28
3 Jun 2018 - Lytle Ranch Preserve, Washington Co.,   by Kenny Frisch   (adult male)
                | 1 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 6 acc, 1 acc NAS, 1 not    2nd round:  in progress
Pyrrhuloxia  Sight Record #2018-26
22 May 2018 - Springdale, Washington Co.,   by Jennifer Golden   (adult male)
                | 1 Vetted Record | 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)
Vaux's Swift  Sight Record #2018-19
20 Apr 2018 - Millstream Lane, Millcreek, Salt Lake Co.,   by Joel Beyer   (one)
                | 20 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st rnd: 8 acc, 1 NAS  2nd rnd: 5 acc, 1 NAS  3rd rmd:  in progress
   
 
   
     Recently-Completed Records:
Least Flycatcher  Sight Record #2018-24
15 May 2018 - Loch Lomond Pond, Utah Co.,   by Rachel LeBlanc   (one, Video with sound)
                | 20th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 6 acc, 3 not    2nd round: 9 acc
Vaux's Swift  Sight Record #2018-22
12 May 2018 - I-215 north near exit 4, Salt Lake Co.,   by Ian Batterman   (one)
                | 20 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 5 not    2nd round: 0 acc, 9 not
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2018-21
25 Apr 2018 - East fork of Taylor Creek, Washington Co.,  by Jamison Connor England   (adult, Photos)
                | 19th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round :7 acc, 2 not   2nd round: 8 acc, 1 not
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2018-16
4 Feb 2018 - Yellow Fork Canyon, Salt Lake Co.,   by Ian Batterman   (adult)
                | 43 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 2 acc, 7 not   2nd round: 0 acc, 9 not
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch  Sight Record #2018-13
7 Apr 2018 - Alta Town Office, Salt Lake Co.,  by Neil Paprocki, Casey Weissburg (probably adult female)
                | 5 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 4 not   2nd round: 2 acc, 7 not
Varied Bunting  Sight Record #2018-12
16 May 2017 - Fort Pearce Wash, Washington Co.,   by Maurice DeMille   (adult male)
                | 0 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 4 acc, 5 not   2nd round: 3 acc, 6 not
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2018-31
16 Jun 2018 - Alpine Loop Hwy 82, Utah Co.,   by Steve Van Winkle  (adult male)
                | 44 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 0 acc, 9 not
Least Flycatcher  Sight Record #2018-30
24 May 2018 -River Lane, Utah Co.,   by Max Malmquist; Milt Moody   (adult);  Suzi Holt (Photos)
                | 20th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher  Sight Record #2018-29
9 Jun 2018 - Along Route 118 near Richfield, Sevier Co.,   by Kiandra Haaf  (adult female?)
                | 12th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Red-necked Grebe  Sight Record #2018-27
27 Jun 2018 - Quail Creek Reservoir, Washington Co.,   by Paul Hicks   (adult?)
                | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Pacific Golden-Plover  Sight Record #2018-25
17 May 2018 - Deseret Ranch, Rich Co.,   by Cameron Cox   (adult female, Photos)
                | 3rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Yellow-breasted Vireo  Sight Record #2018-23
18 May 2018 - Olympus Cove, Salt Lake Co.,  by David McCoy   (adult, Photos)
                | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Dickcissel  Sight Record #2018-20
16 May 2018 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island, Davis Co.,  by Benjamin Byerly   (one, Photos)
                | 5 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2018-18
4 May 2018 - Kolob Reservoir Road, Washington Co.,  by Joanna Kane   (adult, Photo)
                | 17 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Palm Warbler  Sight Record #2018-17
3 May 2018 - Buffalo Pond, Davis Co.,   by Cameron Cox & Allison Anholt   (adult, Photo)
                | 19 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Vaux's Swift  Sight Record #2018-15
1 May 2018 - Salt Lake Interntional Center, Salt Lake Co.,   by Kristin Purdy   (adult)
                | 20 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2016-22a
9 May 2016 -Lytle Ranch Preserve, Washington Co.,  by Neil Paprocki, Evan Buechley   (adult, Photos)
                | 13th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Zone-tailed Hawk  Sight Record #2018-14
27 Apr 2018 - Pine Park, Washington Co.,  by Neil Paprocki, Evan Buechley   (adult, Photo)
                | 20th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Rusty Blackbird  Sight Record #2018-07
30 Jan 2018 - Gilmor Livestock, Salt Lake Co.,   by Kristin Purdy   (adult male)
                | 14th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: 9 acc
Northern Parula  Sight Record #2018-06
27 Jan 2018 - Zion National Park, Washington Co.,   by Ian Adams   (one)
                | 27th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round:  8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: 9 acc
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2018-11
7 Mar 2018 - Bingham City Cemetery, Salt Lake Co.,   by Pomera Fronce   (female/juv, Photos)
                | 44th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Red-throated Loon  Sight Record #2018-10
9 Mar 2018 - Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co.,   by Julie Frost   (one, Photos)
                | 19th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Chestnut-collared Longspur  Sight Record #2018-02
22 Dec 2017 - Near Willard Bay, Weber Co.,   by Matthew Pendleton   (one, Photo)
                | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 7 acc, 2 not    2nd round: 8 acc, 1 not
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch  Sight Record #2017-64
19 Nov 2017 - Alta, Salt Lake  Co.,   by Bryant Olsen   (Hatch Year, Photos)
                | 4 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not    2nd round: 5 acc, 4 not    3rd round: 4 acc, 5 not
McCown's Longspur  Sight Record #2018-09
23 Jan 2018 - Mosida, mm 10 on US 68, Utah Co.,   by Bryan Shirley   (several, Photos)
                | 16th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2018-08
31 Jan 2018 - Garr Ranch, Antelope Island SP, Davis Co.,   by Bryant Olsen   (female, Photos)
                | 43rd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc
Philadelphia Vireo  Sight Record #2017-77
27 May 2016 - City Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co.,   by Chan Nam   (one, Photos)
                | 5 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 1 acc, 8 not    2nd round: 0 acc, 8 not
Red-breasted Sapsucker  Sight Record #2017-70
10 Dec 2017 - Zion National Park, Washington Co.,   by Sarah Romero   (one, Photos)
                | 14 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 3 acc, 6 not    2nd round:  0 acc, 8 not
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch  Sight Record #2017-66
28 Nov 2017 - Latigo Wind Farm, Monticello, San Juan  Co.,   by Will Britton   (Thirty, Photos)
                | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 7 acc, 2 not   2nd round: 9 acc
Rusty Blackbird  Sight Record #2018-05
21 Jan 2018 - Farmington Bay WMA. Davis Co.,   by Kristin Purdy   (adult female, Photos)
                | 13th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Common Redpoll  Sight Record #2018-04
11 Jan 2018 - Millcreek, Salt Lake Co.,   by Joel Beyer   (5 or 6 bird)
                | 42nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Red Phalarope  Sight Record #2018-03
8 Oct 2017 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co.,   by Kathy & Joel Beyer   (winter adult, Photos)
                | 17th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 9 acc
Rusty Blackbird  Sight Record #2017-68
28 Nov 2017 - Boulder, Garfield Co.,   by Ryan McDermott   (male, Photos)
                | 12th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 8 acc, 1 not   2nd round:  9 acc
Philadelphia Vireo  Sight Record #2017-65
8 Sep 2007 - Jordan River Parkway, Salt Lake  Co.,   by Jack Binch   (one, Photos)
                | 5 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:   1st round: 2 acc, 7 not    2nd round: 0 acc, 9 not
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  Sight Record #2018-01
1 Jan 2018 - Payson City Cemetery, Utah Co.,   by Jesse Lee   (one, Photos)
                | 19th 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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