Utah Bird Report for 3/23/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Common Loon Wasatch Co.
Western Grebe Box Elder Co.
Clark's Grebe Box Elder Co.
Great Egret Juab Co.
Cattle Egret Box Elder Co.
Snow Goose Beaver Co.
Ross' Goose Beaver Co.
Wood Duck Salt Lake Co.
Barrow's Goldeneye Salt Lake Co.
Red-breasted Merganser Wasatch Co.
Peregrine Falcon Cache Co.
BLACK-TAILED GULL (not seen) Box Elder Co.
Northern Pygmy-Owl Washington Co.
Vermilion Flycatcher Washington Co.
No. Rough-winged Swallow Washington Co.
Western Bluebird Washington Co.
Bohemian Waxwing Utah Co.
Orange-crowned Warbler Box Elder Co.
Yellow-rumped Warbler Box Elder Co.
Rufous-crowned Sparrow Washington Co.
Harris' Sparrow Morgan Co., Weber Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse

BEAVER COUNTY At Minersville Reservoir, mixed flock of several hundred SNOW and ROSS' GEESE was seen on Friday, 03/19 (DS,SS,others).

BOX ELDER COUNTY A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at the Public Shooting Grounds, north of Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (BRMBR), on Saturday, 03/20 (AS, others).

The BLACK-TAILED GULL, which was seen on 03/14 at BRMBR, has not been seen again. Good gulls continue to be seen at the "gull feeding place," about 1/3 mile north of the southeast corner of the auto-tour loop. GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen there on Tuesday, 03/16 (KE) and on Friday, 03/19 (NA,DW).

An adult GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was seen at Willard Bay SP on Saturday, 03/20 (AS, others).

Several other interesting birds were seen at BRMBR on Tuesday, 03/16, including both WESTERN and CLARK'S GREBES, and CATTLE EGRET (KE).

At Willard Bay SP, ORANGE-CROWNED and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen on Wednesday, 03/17 (C&SA).

CACHE COUNTY A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at the oxbow area of the Bear River near Benson on Saturday, 03/20 (KA).

JUAB COUNTY Two GREAT EGRETS were seen among a rookery of herons at Fish Springs NWR on Sunday, 03/21 (BO).

MORGAN COUNTY A HARRIS' SPARROW continues to visit a feeder at the Morgan Wastewater Lagoons, as of Wednesday, 03/17 (AS).

SALT LAKE COUNTY WOOD DUCKS continue to be seen in a pond at the mouth of Emmigration Canyon, near the entrance to This is the Place SP. Nine Wood Ducks were seen there on Saturday, 03/20 (CG); Wood Ducks were also seen there on Wednesday, 03/17 (AC) and on Tuesday, 03/22. A male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was also on the pond on Tuesday, 03/22 (GW).

UTAH COUNTY Eight BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen on the east side of Salem Pond on Thursday, 03/18 (MM).

WASATCH COUNTY At Deer Creek Reservoir on Thursday, 03/18, a COMMON LOON was seen near the Charleston turnoff from Highway 189, and a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen near the Charleston Boat Harbor (MS).

WASHINGTON COUNTY A GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen in the campground of the Red Cliffs Recreation area north of St. George on Friday, 03/19 (DS,SS,others).

Other birds seen by the Utah County Birders on a field trip to Washington County on Saturday, 03/20, included WESTERN BLUEBIRDS near the east entrance of Zion NP, a NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL near the Zion Lodge, and a RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW on the rocky hillside along the highway just west of Rockville (DS,SS,others).

On Monday, 03/15, a female VERMILION FLYCATCHER was seen at Red Cliffs, and a NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW was seen at the Washington Fields (DA,JK,LO,LW).

WEBER COUNTY The HARRIS' SPARROW, which has been visiting feeders at the Ogden Nature Center, was seen again on Tuesday, 03/16 (KE) and Wednesday, 03/17 (AS).

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Tuesday, March 23, 1999.

Observers: DA=Darlene Ammot; C&SA=Cal & Sharon Andrus; KA=Keith Archibald; NA=Nora Avila; AC=Alan Condie; KE=Keith Evans; CG=Carol Gwynn; JK=Josh Kreitzer; MM=Milton Moody; LO=Leila Ogden; BO=Bryant Olsen; DS=Dennis Shirley; AS=Arnold Smith; SS=Stan Smith; MS=Mark Stackhouse; GW=Glen Warchol; DW=David Wheeler; LW=Lew Wilkinson

Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to westwings@sisna.com

You may e-mail questions and comments to westwings@sisna.com or you may call (801) 487-9453.

Mark Stackhouse
Westwings, Inc.
1432 Downington Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
(801) 487-9453