Utah Bird Report for 7/2/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Common Loon ||Wasatch Co.
|Black-bellied Plover ||Box Elder Co.
|Greater Yellowlegs ||Box Elder Co.
|Lesser Yellowlegs ||Box Elder Co.
|Williamson's Sapsucker ||Summit Co.
|CASSIN'S SPARROW ||Millard Co.
|Grasshopper Sparrow ||Box Elder Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
Numerous GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS have been seen and heard singing in the
Johnson Canyon and White's Valley area north of Tremonton. On
06/23, they were found near the Nucor Steel plant at the east end of
Johnson Canyon, near the summit of the canyon, and at several locations
the north half of White's Valley (RF,CG,MS). On Saturday, 06/26, they
found again in the north part of White's Valley (LW).
Fall migration has already started at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.
Tuesday, 06/22, numerous GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, along with one
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER were seen at the refuge, and at several places
the road to the refuge (RF,CG,MS).
The CASSIN'S SPARROW continues to be seen in the Wah Wah Valley. It was
seen on Saturday, 06/26 (NA,DW). 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 to the cairn
west side of the road. On Saturday, the bird was singin frequently all
around the area of the cairn. This is the first documented record of
Cassin's Sparrow in Utah.
The pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS nesting along the Mirror Lake
were seen again at the nest on Thursday, 06/24 (RF,CG,MS). They are
1/2 mile past the Provo River Falls viewpoint on the west side of the
highway, about 25 yards from the road. There is a rough dirt road which
leaves the highway at this point, and goes to an informal campsite. The
nest tree is on the south edge of this campsite.
A COMMON LOON in basic (non-breeding) plumage was seen at the north end
Deer Creek Reservoir on Monday, 06/28 (BM).
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Friday, July 2, 1999.
Observers: NA=Nora Avila, RF=Roland Franz (of CA), CG=Cathy Gill (of
BM=Brian Maxfield, MS=Mark Stackhouse, DW=David Wheeler, 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.