Utah Bird Report for 08/29/98
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected]) to the bird net


Birds mentioned

HARRIS' HAWK Emery Co.
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER Utah Co.
Semipalmated Sandpiper Utah Co.
Western Sandpiper Utah Co.
Baird's Sandpiper Utah Co.
STILT SANDPIPER Utah Co.
Eastern Kingbird Utah Co.
NASHVILLE WARBLER Utah Co.
Virginia's Warbler Utah Co.
Townsend's Warbler Utah Co.
MacGillivray's Warbler Utah Co.
Wilson's Warbler Utah Co.
Blue Grosbeak Utah Co.


Transcript

Utah Birdline
(801) 538-4730
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse

EMERY COUNTY

An apparent HARRIS' HAWK was seen near Goblin Valley on Saturday, 08/15 (JT). The bird was seen flying south from the road to Goblin Valley about half-way between State Route 24 and the entrance road to Goblin Valley State Park. While the bird likely was a Harris' Hawk, the observer could not rule out the possibility that it was an escaped falconer's bird. Harris' Hawks are commonly used by falconers, and there are no accepted records of this species in Utah.


UTAH COUNTY

Four STILT SANDPIPERS were seen at the Swede Lane mudflats on Sunday, 08/23 (J&KB). To get to the Swede Lane mudflats, take the southernmost Springville exit from I-15, and go west to Swede lane, which is 2750 West. Take Swede Lane north, following the signs for the Sportsman's Access.

A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was also seen at the Swede Lane mudflats on Monday, 08/24 (MW).

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen in Anderson Park in Pleasant Grove on Thursday, 08/27 (EH). The bird was in the cottonwoods just northeast of the parking area. Anderson Park is at 950 East 200 South in Pleasant Grove.

Other birds seen at the Swede Lane mudflats on Sunday, 08/23 include SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, EASTERN KINGBIRD and BLUE GROSBEAK (J&KB).

Also at Anderson Park on Thursday, 08/27, were VIRGINIA'S WARBLER, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, and WILSON'S WARBLER (EH).

A TOWNSEND'S WARBLER was seen along the Timpooneke Trail on Tuesday, 08/25 (B&MP). The Timpooneke Trail is about 1 1/2 miles up the road to Vivian park from highway 189 in Provo Canyon.


This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, August 29, 1998.

Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer; EH=Eric Huish; B&MP=Bob & Marilyn Parsons; JT=Jack Torrey; MW=Merrill Webb

Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to [email protected] You may e-mail questions and comments to [email protected] or you may call (801) 487-9453.