Utah County Birders Newsletter
June 2018

    June Meeting
Upcoming Field Trips
    Captain's Log
    Bird of the Month 
    Field Trip Reports


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Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7pm at the Monte L. Bean Museum in Provo, UT. (unless otherwise announced)

Details to come...



Friday & Saturday, June 1-2 - 6:00 am

We will be doing a Washington county trip. Put it on your schedule for June 1st and 2nd. You will need your own accommodations.
We will meet at the McDonald's on Bluff Street Friday morning June 1st at 6:00 am to head out to Lytle Ranch. Bring a lunch and snacks. On the way back we will stop by Utah Hill to look for the Black-chinned Sparrow, then look for a Bell's Vireo and Common Blackhawk along the Santa Clara River. Saturday, we have a big day planned for visiting Confluence Park, Dalton Wash, Brooke's Nature Park, Spring Estates Park, Boots/Cox Park....We will meet at 7 am at the Wal-Mart in Hurricane in the SW corner of the parking lot. It is located east of the Sand Hollow turn off, along Hwy 9, 180 N 3400 W Hurricane)

(More to come...)


We are actively recruiting people to lead local half-day field trips, any time, any place.  If you would like to lead a field trip or if you have any ideas for this yearís field trips, please contact Suzi Holt at - suzerqholt@gmail.com    


Utah County Birders Captainís LogJune 2018
by Keeli Marvel


Coming soon!







by TBA


Coming soon.,,


Bird Photo


                    Click here for past 'Birds of the Month'.

Field Trip Reports

      Spanish Fork River Trail / Payson Hollow Park
-  5 May 2018
            by Lyle Bingham
We started out at the park on top and it was WINDY and cold. So we went down to the bottom to the sports park, where I knew it wouldn't be as windy. We had a good walk to the first footbridge upstream from highway 198.
      Birds seen:  Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, gull sp., Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove (5), Lewis's Woodpecker,  Downy Woodpecker (3), Say's Phoebe, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren (3), American Robin, Cedar Waxwing,  Yellow Warbler (4), Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow
 [View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/chec klist/S45309149]

by Steve Van Winkle

Then we walked back, drove up to the trail crossing at 1100 East and walked for 3/4 mile. Good birds there too.
      Birds seen:  Mallard, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow  (some saw a White-crowned Sparrow and a Black-headed Grosbeak)  
[View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/chec klist/S45310112]

by Steve Van Winkle

Last we drove to Payson Hollow Park and walked the concrete trails without much more than a hummingbird (sp) in silhouette.
When we walked south to the highline canal, we took the wild side and found birds.
      Birds seen:  Ring-necked Pheasant, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, hummingbird sp. (probably black chinned), Black-capped Chickadee, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting    [View this checklist online at  https://ebird.org/view/chec klist/S45310654]

Everyone came over to the house to see Lazuli buntings, which were shy until they left.  Some had seen them when we were walking the wild side :) Shortly thereafter we had 7 at the feeder. 
      Birds seen:  Spotted Towhee, Lazuli Bunting (5), House Finch, House Sparrow   [View this checklist online at  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45312615]

Cliff and I went to the cemetery afterwards and saw a barn owl.

Thank you all for attending.  [There were 19 birders in the group]