Utah Bird Report for 11/22/98
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Tundra Swan ||Summit Co.
|Wood Duck ||Utah Co., Weber Co.
|Oldsquaw ||Davis Co.
|Black Scoter ||Davis Co.
|Surf Scoter ||Davis Co.
|White-winged Scoter ||Davis Co.
|Barrow's Goldeneye ||Cache Co.
|Hooded Merganser ||Cache Co., Summit Co.
|Common Merganser ||Wasatch Co.
|Red-breasted Merganser ||Davis Co.
|Bald Eagle ||Wasatch Co.
|Blue Jay ||Weber Co.
|Winter Wren ||Salt Lake Co.
|Blue-gray Gnatcatcher ||Box Elder Co., Davis Co.
|NORTHERN PARULA ||Box Elder Co.
|HARRIS' SPARROW ||Davis Co.
|SNOW BUNTING ||Rich Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
The female NORTHERN PARULA, first seen on 11/07, continues to cooperate
with birders at Willard Bay State Park. The bird has now been seen by
birders. Reports of successful birders came from every day this week,
including many reports from Saturday, 11/21 (AG,CN,AS,many obs.), and
most recent report from Sunday, 11/22 (IP). Most birders have reported
finding the bird in the trees and brush at the north end of the
It has been moving with a mixed flock of Black-capped Chicadees and
Ruby-crowned Kinglets, which also has an Orange-crowned Warbler and at
least one Golden-crowned Kinglet.
A late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen in the campground at Willard Bay
on Wednesday, 11/18 (KE,JR).
On the pond at First Dam, at the mouth of Logan Canyon, two female
MERGANSERS and many BARROW'S GOLDENEYES were seen on Saturday, 11/21
Winter ducks continue to be seen along the Antelope Island Causeway.
OLDSQUAW, BLACK SCOTER, SURF SCOTER and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, along with
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were all reported from the causeway on Monday,
A HARRIS' SPARROW was seen just north of the Davis County line along the
Jordan River on Tuesday, 11/17 (DW) and again on Wednesday, 11/18 (MS).
late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was also seen in the area on Wednesday, 11/18
(MS) and Thursday, 11/19 (DW). To get to the area where the birds were
seen, take Redwood Road north to a point about 1/2 mile north of the
intersection with 2300 North, to where the Jordan River first swings
to the road. You can park here and walk along the parkway. The birds
in a mixed flock of juncos and White-crowned Sparrows just upstream
of this point.
A SNOW BUNTING was seen on Friday, 11/13, on a rock jetty across from
Harbor Village Resort at Bear Lake (J&KBa).
WINTER WRENS continue to be seen in City Creek Canyon. Three wrens were
seen or heard between picnic areas 3 and 6 on Sunday, 11/15 (CC,JVM).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
HOODED MERGANSERS have been seen over the past week at the small ponds
below the dam at Echo Reservoir. A male and three female mergansers were
seen there on Saturday, 11/14 (DG), and two males and two females were
on Saturday 11/21 (MS,DW). A TUNDRA SWAN was also there on Saturday,
(MS,DW). To get there, take exit 169 from I-80, and go right. The ponds
be viewed from a bend in the road just past the railroad overpass.
A pair of WOOD DUCKS were seen at Salem Pond on Saturday, 11/21 (LH,MM).
A BALD EAGLE and several COMMON MERGANSERS were seen at Strawberry
Reservoir on Saturday, 11/14 (RM).
The BLUE JAYS visiting a feeder in Pleasant View are reported to be most
regularly seen between 10 am and 1 pm (IP). To get there, take 900
Pleasant View north until you reach an open gate. The birds have been
visiting feeders at the first house on the left past the gate.
About 30 WOOD DUCKS were seen on Beus Pond in Ogden, on Wednesday, 11/18
(KE,JR). Beus Pond is located at the corner of 42nd St. and Country
Dr., above Harrison Blvd. in Ogden.
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Sunday, November 22, 1998.
Observers: RJA=R.J. Adams; C&SA=Cal & Sharon Andrus; J&KBa=Jared & Kylie
Barnes; CC=Calleen Cox; KE=Kieth Evans; AG=Alan Godwin; DG=Dana Green;
CG=Carol Gwynn; LH=Larisa Harding; KJ=Kevin Johnson; RM=Robin McDuff;
MM=Milton Moody; CN=Colby Neuman; IP=Ingrid Payne; JR=Jack Rensel;
AS=Arnold Smith; MS=Mark Stackhouse; JVM=Julie VanMoorhem; CW=Cliff
Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at:
or by e-mail to [email protected]
You may e-mail questions and comments to [email protected] or you may
call (801) 487-9453.