Utah Bird Report for 9/20/98
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Peregrine Falcon Box Elder Co.
Ruffed Grouse Salt Lake Co.
Semipalmated Plover Box Elder Co., Davis Co.
Semipalmated Sandpiper Davis Co.
Baird's Sandpiper Box Elder Co., Davis Co.
SABINE'S GULL Davis Co., Garfield Co., Wasatch Co.
Common Tern Box Elder Co.
Black Tern Box Elder Co.
Cassin's Vireo San Juan Co.
NASHVILLE WARBLER Salt Lake Co., San Juan Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


On Friday, 090/18, a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at the Harold Crane WMA. They were among 15 species of shorebirds observed there. Others among them were SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, along with PEREGRINE FALCON and four species of terns, including COMMON TERN (KE,JR,AS).

DAVIS COUNTY An immature SABINE'S GULL was seen along the Antelope Island Causeway on Thursday, 09/17. The bird was about 2.5 miles from the entrance station (RK).Richard Kumbler (of UK)

On Friday, 09/18, the SABINE'S GULL was again seen along the south side of the causeway at mile marker 4. Other birds seen there included SEMIPALMATED PLOVER and BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, both of which were near the entrance to the causeway (DW).

GARFIELD COUNTY Two adult SABINE'S GULLS were seen in the town of Tropic, just east of Bryce Canyon National Park. The birds were at the town sewage ponds at about 7 pm on Monday, 09/14 (BM).

GRAND COUNTY An apparent immature INDIGO BUNTING was seen at the Matheson Wetlands in Moab on Saturday, 09/12 (DG).

SALT LAKE COUNTY A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen in City Creek Canyon at picnic area #13, just below mile marker 2 on Monday, 09/14. Also in City Creek on the same day, a RUFFED GROUSE was seen at mile marker 2.5 (AM).

SAN JUAN COUNTY In the riparian area along the San Juan river near the town of Bluff, a NASHVILLE WARBLER and a CASSIN'S VIREO were seen on Sunday, 09/13 (DG).

WASATCH COUNTY An immature SABINE'S GULL was seen at Deer Creek Res. on Saturday, 09/19. It was seen from the last pull-out along Highway 189 before the turn-off to Midway (RT, MW).

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Sunday, September 20, 1998.

Observers: KE=Keith Evans; DG=Dana Green; AM=Alan Miller; RK=Richard Kumbler (of UK); BM=Bernard Morris (of PA); JR=Jack Rensel; AS=Arnold Smith; RT=Robin Tuck; MW=Merrill Webb; DW=David Wheeler

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