Utah Bird Report for 6/4/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD ||Beaver Co.
|LEAST BITTERN ||Uinta Co.
|Green Heron ||Utah Co.
|Surf Scoter ||Beaver Co.
|LEAST TERN ||Tooele Co.
|Band-tailed Pigeon ||Salt Lake Co.
|VAUX'S SWIFT ||Washington Co.
|Eastern Kingbird ||Beaver Co., Utah Co.
|VARIED THRUSH ||Weber Co.
|Phainopepla ||Wayne Co.
|Summer Tanager ||Garfield Co.
|CLAY-COLORED SPARROW ||Utah Co.
|Black-throated Sparrow ||Davis Co.
|Bobolink ||Cache Co.
The MAGNIFICENT FRIGATEBIRD which was seen at Minersville Reservoir on
Wednesday, 05/26, has been seen and photographed by many birders over
past week. However, there has not been a confirmed sighting since it
seen on Wednesday, 06/02 (MS,YS,LW). The juvenile-plumaged bird was
seen along the south shore, east of the state park boat dock, in an
flooded cottonwoods. This is the first record of frigatebird in Utah.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
In a Utah version of "the Patagonia Rest Area effect," a couple of
good birds were reported from near Minersville Reservoir this week. On
Monday, 05/31, a SURF SCOTER was seen on the smaller of two ponds on
south side of the road to Minersville Reservoir about 7 miles west of
Beaver, and an EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen at the reservoir (DA). An
Kingbird was also seen at the reservoir on Friday, 06/04 (GW, m.ob.).
Four male and one female BOBOLINK were seen along 600 South west of
on Thursday, 05/27. The birds were just east of the eastern-most river
A BLACK-THROATED SPARROW was seen near Ladyfinger Point at the north
Antelope Island on Monday, 05/31 (C&MSo).
A male SUMMER TANAGER was seen along the Escalante River on Monday,
The bird was about 1/2 mile south of the Escalante River bridge about 1
mile south of Calf Creek Recreation Area (MV).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
BAND-TAILED PIGEONS may be increasing in Salt Lake County. A group of
ten Band-tailed Pigeons has been visiting a feeder in Holladay every
since Sunday, 05/23 (DO). The only other regular sightings of
Pigeons in recent years in the Salt Lake City area are from the Olympus
An possible LEAST TERN was reported from the pond on the south side of
I-80, 2.9 miles west of the Tooele exit on Friday, 06/04. Another Least
Tern was reported flying over the Timpe Springs WMA on the same day
A LEAST BITTERN was seen at Ouray NWR on Monday, 05/31. It was seen in
same area where Least Bitterns have been seen every year since 1996, in
first pond on the west side of the road south of the observation tower
the auto-tour loop (J&KB).
About five CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were seen on the west side of the dike
the Provo Airport on Friday, 05/28 (DS). Two Clay-colored Sparrows were
seen in the same area, near the pump house, on Sunday, 05/30 (J&KB).
On Wednesday, 05/26, a GREEN HERON was seen on the southeast shore of
Goshen Bay on Utah Lake. On the same day, an EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen
north of Goshen (BM).
Several VAUX'S SWIFTS were seen flying over Washington High School in
Washington on Thursday, 06/03 (JK).
A PHAINOPEPLA was seen in Poison Springs Wash, about 15 miles southeast
Hanksville, during the week of 05/23 to 05/30 (BO).
A VARIED THRUSH was seen along the road from Huntsville to Monte Cristo
Friday, 06/04. It was sitting on a fencepost next to the road about 10
miles from Huntsville (DD).
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Friday, June 4, 1999.
Observers: DA=David Allen (of NV); C&SA=Cal & Sharon Andrus; J&KB=Joel
Kathy Beyer; AC=Alan Condie; DD=David Deutch; JK=Josh Kreitzer;
Maxfield; DO=Deedee O'Brien; BO=Bryant Olsen; DS=Dennis Shirley;
C&MSo=Carolyn & Mort Somer; MS=Mark Stackhouse; YS=Yvonne Stroup;
Veranth; GW=Glen Warchol; LW=Larene Wyss
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.