Utah Bird Report for 08/31/98
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected]) to the bird net


Birds mentioned

Great Egret Utah Co.
Blue-winged Teal Davis Co.
HARRIS' HAWK Emery Co.
Common Moorhen Davis Co.
Snowy Plover Salt Lake Co.
Marbled Godwit Davis Co., Salt Lake Co.
Semipalmated Sandpiper Salt Lake Co.
Western Sandpiper Davis Co., Salt Lake Co.
Baird's Sandpiper Davis Co., Salt Lake Co.
DUNLIN Davis Co.
Long-billed Dowitcher Davis Co.
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER Davis Co.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Wasatch Co.
BLUE-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD Salt Lake Co.
Three-toed Woodpecker Salt Lake Co.
Eastern Kingbird Davis Co.
Northern Mockingbird Utah Co.
NASHVILLE WARBLER Utah Co.
Virginia's Warbler Utah Co.
Townsend's Warbler Salt Lake Co., 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

DAVIS COUNTY

A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at Farmington Bay WMA on Friday, 08/28. Also at Farmington Bay on Friday were BLUE-WINGED TEAL, COMMON MOORHEN, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and EASTERN KINGBIRD (J&KM).

At the ponds at the west end of Glover Lane in Farmington on Friday, 08/28, were DUNLIN, MARBLED GODWIT, WESTERN SANDPIPER, and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (J&KM).


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.


SALT LAKE COUNTY An apparent female BLUE-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen on the Big Water Trail near the top of Millcreek Canyon on Friday, 08/28 (AM&JW). The bird was seen about 1 1/2 miles up the trail, just below the three-way junction between the Big Water Trail, the Little Water Trail and the Great Western Trail. This is only the second report of Blue-throated Hummingbird in Utah.

At Saltair on Friday, 08/28, were a SNOWY PLOVER, MARBLED GODWITS, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS (J&KM).

A THREE-TOED WOODPECKER and a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER were seen on the Clayton Peak Trail at Brighton on Sunday, 08/30 (J&KB).


UTAH COUNTY GREAT EGRETS were seen on Sunday, 08/30, west of 4000 West in Lake Shore, along the south shore of Utah Lake (NH). They have apparently nested successfully there, which is a first breeding record for this species in Utah.

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

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD and numerous BLUE GROSBEAKS were seen in the area of Swede Lane on Sunday, 08/30 (MS&DW). To get to Swede Lane, take the southernmost Springville exit from I-15, and go west to Swede lane, which is 2750 West.

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.


WASATCH COUNTY Two YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were a birthday "lifer" for Alan Condie. Alan and his wife saw the birds at the Bureau of Reclamation mitigation area below Jordanelle Dam on Saturday, 08/29. They were about 1/2 mile below the northern gate to te trial along the Provo River (AC). Happy Birthday, Alan.

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Monday, August 31, 1998.

Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer; AC=Alan Condie; NH=Ned Hill; EH=Eric Huish; AM=Alan Miller; J&KM=Jens & Kathy Munthe; B&MP=Bob & Marilyn Parsons; MS=Mark Stackhouse; JT=Jack Torrey; JW=Jerry Wall; DW=David Wheeler

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.