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

Vaux's Swift Sight Record #2021-27
8 May 2021 - Skipper Bay Trail, Utah Co. by Ben Stradling  (adult)
                  | 22 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Blue-throated Hummingbird (Mountain-gem) Sight Record #2021-26
3 Aug 1972 - Springdale, Washington Co. by
Jerome L Gifford  (female)
                  | 0 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Vaux's Swift Sight Record #2021-25
25 Apr 2021 - Tonaquint Nature Center, Washington Co. by Jenner Bryson  (<two, Photos)
                  | 22 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Vaux's Swift Sight Record #2021-24
24 Apr 2021 - Utah Lake Northshore Trail, Utah Co. by Max Malmquist  (one, Photos)
                  | 22 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Rusty Blackbird Sight Record #2021-23
11 Jan 2021 - Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co. by Mike Schijf   (female, Photos)
                  | 17 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sight Record #2021-22
16 Mar 2021 - Bonneville Golf course, Salt Lake Co. by Eli Anderson   (juvenile female, Photos)
                  | 26 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 #2021-16
5 Mar 2021 - Utah Lake Parkway Trail , Utah Co. by Kendall Watkiins   (adult male, Photos)
                  | 3 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 1 not, 1 to 2nd     2nd in progress: 

Bendire's Thrasher Sight Record #2021-14
6 Mar 2021 - Beaver Dam Slope, Washington Co. by Carl Ingwell   (one adult)
                  | 9 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:  7 acc, 2 not     2nd in progress:   : 

Bell's Sparrow Sight Record #2021-13
21 Feb 2021 - Beaver Dam Wash, Washington Co. by Annette Gibert  (one)
                  | 1 Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 1 acc, 6 not, 2 to 2nd     2nd in progress:   

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

Rusty Blackbird Sight Record #2021-21
20 Dec 2020 - Howell, Box Elder Co. by Kendall Watkins   (non-breeding male, Photos)
                  | 18th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc

Rusty Blackbird Sight Record #2021-20
10 Jan 2021 - Jensen, Uintah Co. by Kendall Watkins   (adult female, Photos)
                  | 19th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc

Winter Wren Sight Record #2021-19
8 Jan 2021 - Willard Bay SP, Box Elder Co. by Kendall Watkins   (one, Photos)
                  | 11th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc

Thick-billed (McCown's) Longspur Sight Record #2021-18
24 Jan 2021 - Antelope Island SP - Garr Ranch Road, Davis Co. by Kendall Watkins   (adult male, Photos)
                  | 28th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Thick-billed (McCown's) Longspur Sight Record #2021-17
24 Jan 2021 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co. by Kendall Watkins   (adult female)
                  | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Purple Finch Sight Record #2021-15
9 Mar 2021 - Yard in Provo, Utah Co. by Milt Moody   (adult male, Photos)
                  | 5th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc: 

Tennessee Warbler Sight Record #2021-11
30 Sep 2018 - Lytle Ranch Preserve, Washington Co., by Kendall Watkins  (one, Photos)
                  | 14th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 2 to 2nd:    2nd: 8 acc

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sight Record #2021-09
21 Jan 2021 - East Millbrook Way, Davis Co., by Vera E. McMurrin  (juvenile male, Photos)
                 | 27th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 7 acc, 1 not, 1 to 2nd    2nd: 8 acc, 1 not

Baltimore Oriole Sight Record #2021-06
20 Dec 2020 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., by David Cates  (one, Photos)
                 | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 1 acc, 5 not, 3 to 2nd    2nd: 0 acc, 9 not: 

Purple Finch Sight Record #2021-12
13 Feb 2021 - Highland, Utah Co. by Max Malmquist  (female/juvenile, Photos)
                  | 4th Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc: 

Chestnut-collared Longspur Sight Record #2021-10
28 Jan 2021 - Ogden Bay WMA, Weber Co., by Bryant Olsen  (adult male)
                  | 7th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 

Thick-billed (McCown's) Longspur Sight Record #2021-08
24 Jan 2021 - Bird Refuge Rd. (Bear River MBR), Box Elder Co., by Mike Hearell  (Adult male, Photos)
                 | 26th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Gyrfalcon Sight Record #2021-07
10 Jan 2021 - Southwest of Scipio, Millard Co., by David Mihalic  (one)
                  | 7 Vetted Records | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round:   in progress: 1 acc, 9 not

Chestnut-collared Longspur Sight Record #2021-01
3 Jan 2021 - Golden Spike NHS, Box Elder  Co., by Mike Hearell  (Adult male, Photo)
                 | 6th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 8 acc, 1 to 2nd      2nd: 9 acc: 

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sight Record #2021-05
12 Jan 2021 - Ophir Canyon, Tooele Co., by Bryant Olsen  (juvenile male, Photos)
                 | 26th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Thick-billed (McCown's) Longspur Sight Record #2021-04
5 Jan 2021 - Blue Creek Valley, Box Elder  Co., by Bryant Olsen  (Adult & unknown, Photos)
                 | 25th Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Red-throated Loon   Sight Record #2021-03
5 Jan 2021 - Lone Rock Beach, Glen Canyon NRA, Kane  Co., by Roy Morris  (Adult, Photos)
                 | 22nd Vetted Record | All Sightings |
     Review Status:  1st round: 9 acc

Thick-billed (McCown's) Longspur Sight Record #2021-02
3 Jan 2021 - Golden Spike NHS, Box Elder  Co., by Mike Hearell  (Adult male & female, Photo)
                 | 24th 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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