Utah Bird Report for 7/8/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|LEAST BITTERN ||Uintah Co.
|Peregrine Falcon ||Davis Co.
|MOUNTAIN PLOVER ||Duchesne Co.
|Western Sandpiper ||Box Elder Co., Uintah Co.
|Greater Yellowlegs ||Davis Co.
|Marbled Godwit ||Box Elder Co.
|ELF OWL ||Washington Co.
|Lewis's Woodpecker ||Duchesne Co., Uintah Co.
|Williamson's Sapsucker ||Salt Lake Co., Summit Co.
|Three-toed Woodpecker ||Summit Co.
|Gray Jay ||Summit Co.
|Gray Catbird ||Wasatch Co.
|OVENBIRD ||Salt Lake Co.
|Pine Grosbeak ||Duchesne Co., Summit Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
At Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on Saturday, 07/03, a flock of
GODWITS was seen on the north side of the auto-tour loop, and some
WESTERN SANDPIPERS were seen along the eastern side of the auto-tour
A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Farmington Bay WMA on Tuesday, 07/06, in
large dead trees south of the entrance road, after the road turns west
Four GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen on Tuesday, 07/06, in the pond at the
of Glover Lane, west of the entrance to Farmington Bay WMA (CG).
A MOUNTAIN PLOVER was seen southwest of Myton on Saturday, 07/03
To get to the place where the bird was seen, take 5550 West (the Nine
Canyon/Sandwash Boat Ramp road) south from US 40 for 6.1 miles to the
Monument Butte Road, go west for about 4 miles to oil well number
The bird was about 150 yards southwest of this well.
Two LEWIS'S WOODPECKERS were seen along US 40 west of Myton on
07/03, one at about mile 103.3 and the other near mile 105 (MS,DW).
A PINE GROSBEAK was seen along the Mirror Lake Highway, at the turnoff
the Mirror Lake CG, on Saturday, 07/03 (MS,DW).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
An OVENBIRD was found on the White Pine Lake Trail in Little Cottonwood
Canyon on Monday, 07/05 (R&TS). The bird was heard singing to the left
the trail about 1.75 miles from the trailhead. A cairn was placed at
point where the bird was found.
A pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS is again nesting in the largest of
dead trees along the shore of Lake Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
were reported on Tuesday, 07/06 (J&KB).
At the Lost Creek Campground, along the Mirror Lake Highway, a
WOODPECKER was seen on Thursday, 07/01 (AT), and again on Saturday,
(MS,DW). It was seen near campsites 6 and 7. Other birds in the
were GRAY JAYS on 07/01 (AT), and a pair of PINE GROSBEAKS on 07/03
The pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS nesting along the Mirror Lake
were seen again feeding young in the nest on Saturday, 07/03 (MS,DW).
nest is on the west side of the road 1/2 mile past the Provo River
At Ouray NWR, at least two LEAST BITTERNS were heard calling at the
large pond south of the observation tower along the Sheppard Bottoms
auto-tour loop on Saturday, 07/03 (MS,DW).
Other birds along the Sheppard Bottoms road at Ouray NWR on Saturday,
07/03, included six WESTERN SANDPIPERS, in the first flooded field on
right side of the road, and a LEWIS'S WOODPECKER, along the east side
the loop (MS,DW).
A GRAY CATBIRD was seen below the dam at Deer Creek Reservoir on
An ELF OWL was heard calling in a large cottonwood tree at Lytle Ranch
Tuesday, 06/29 (LR). According to the ranch caretaker, the owl has been
there for some time. It was in the very large, lone cottonwood about
mile north of the caretaker's house, just south of the pond, at the
junction of the hillside trail and the main trail up the wash. This is
first record of Elf Owl in Utah.
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Thursday, July 8, 1999.
Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer; CG=Carol Gwynn; KH=Karen Halliday;
LR=Larry Ryel; R&TS=Ryan & Terry Sadler; M&MSm=Margaret & Mike Smith;
MS=Mark Stackhouse, YS=Yvonne Stroup; BS=Barbara Stubblefield; AT=Alton
Thygerson; DW=David Wheeler
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.