28 Aug 2009
Antelope Island Causeway
Davis County, Utah
(E-mail from Tim Avery, 28 Aug 2009)
Steve Sommerfeld just called me and reported finding an UPLAND
SANDPIPER north of MM5 about 40 yards out on the mudflats along the
Antelope Island Causeway. He said it was about due north of where the
large stump is in the mud on the south side of the causeway.
This looks like the first chase-able Upland Sandpiper in Utah in almost 30
years (the last was at Antelope Island as well).
The last sighting in Utah was from 2003 on private property on the
southshore of the Great Salt Lake.
by Paul Higgins