Utah Bird Report for 6/15/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Common Moorhen ||Box Elder Co.
|Snowy Plover ||Uinta Co.
|Least Sandpiper ||Uinta Co.
|WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER ||Uinta Co.
|Calliope Hummingbird ||Salt Lake Co.
|Williamson's Sapsucker ||Summit Co.
|LEAST FLYCATCHER ||Summit Co.
|OVENBIRD ||Utah Co.
|CASSIN'S SPARROW ||Millard Co.
|Blue Grosbeak ||Box Elder Co.
|Bobolink ||Box Elder Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
A COMMON MOORHEN was seen at the southwest corner of the auto-tour loop
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on Friday, 06/11 (C&SA). The bird was
the channel on the south side of the road.
Two male BOBOLINKS have been seen in the northwest part of Brigham
reported on Friday, 06/11 (C&SA). They are on the west side of 800
about 1-2 blocks north of 900 North.
At the sewage ponds just north of Willard Bay State Park, a pair of
GROSBEAKS was seen on Friday, 06/11 (C&MSo).
The CASSIN'S SPARROW, which was seen in the Wah Wah Valley on
06/09, has been seen again. It was observed performing its flight
and song on Monday, 06/14 (LW). To get there, take State Highway 21
from Milford about 25 miles to the Wah Wah Ranch, which is about 1/2
north of the highway, and the only spot of green in the valley. Take
county road north through the ranch for about 12.5 miles. On Monday,
bird was between 12.3 and 12.4 miles from the highway. This is the
documented record of Cassin's Sparrow in Utah.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
A CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was seen at Mountain Dell on Thursday, 06/10
(JC,MS). It was in the willows just below the East Canyon Road, on the
side of the road as it crosses the creek at the Mountain Dell Golf
A LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen at the Shingle Creek Campground along the
Mirror Lake Highway on Thursday, 06/10 (JC,MS). It was about 200 yards
the trail to the east of the campground, past Group Picnic Area B.
A pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS was found nesting along the Mirror
Highway on Sunday, 06/13 (MS,m.obs.). They were exactly 1/2 mile past
Provo River Falls viewpoint on the west side of the highway, about 25
from the road in the right-hand of two dead fir trees. The nest tree
to the right, and there is a downed tree with a split stump nearby.
A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at Ouray NWR on Friday, 06/11, at
6:45 pm (RH,m.obs.). The bird was about 1/4 mile south of the beginning
the Shepard Bottoms auto-tour loop, in the first of three flooded
the right side of the road. It was with a SNOWY PLOVER and a LEAST
SANPIPER. This is the second record of White-rumped Sandpiper in Utah.
An OVENBIRD was seen in Loafer Canyon, at the southeast corner of Utah
Valley south of Salem, on Sunday, 06/13 (KC,DS). It has been seen again
many observers on Tuesday, 06/15. To get to the place, go south on 300
in Salem, following the jogs in the road to the left, until you reach
Loafer Canyon. Take the road up the canyon to the end, and then follow
trail for another 300 yards to the east, where a log in the middle of
trail marks the spot, and listen for the bird up the hill to the south.
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Tuesday, June 15, 1999.
Observers: C&SA=Cal & Sharon Andrus; JC=Jeff Carlson (of IN), KC=Kevin
Colver, RH=Rich Hoyer, DS=Dennis Shirley; C&MSo=Carolyn & Mort Somer,
MS=Mark Stackhouse; LW=Lew Wilkinson
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.