Utah Bird Report for 7/17/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Common Goldeneye ||Davis Co.
|Bald Eagle ||Salt Lake Co.
|Long-billed Curlew ||Tooele Co.
|Marbled Godwit ||Davis Co.
|Semipalmated Sandpiper ||Davis Co.
|Western Sandpiper ||Box Elder Co., Davis Co.
|ELF OWL ||Washington Co.
|Short-eared Owl ||Tooele Co.
|Rufous Hummingbird ||Millard Co.
|Williamson's Sapsucker ||Summit Co.
|Gray Jay ||Summit Co.
|Red Crossbill ||Summit Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
A remarkable flock of over 10,000 WESTERN SANDPIPERS was seen along the
east side of the auto-tour loop at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on
Sunday, 07/11 (CN).
On the mudflats to the south of the entrance to the Antelope Island
Causeway, about 50 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, along with a lone SEMIPALMATED
SANDPIPER and a MARBLED GODWIT, were seen on Thursday, 07/15 (R&SC,MS).
A female COMMON GOLDENEYE was seen at Farmington Bay WMA on Sunday,
The bird was to the east of the dike, about 200 yards south of the Egg
Island observation point (CN).
Two male RUFOUS HUMINGBIRDS have been visiting a feeder in Oak City, as
reported on Friday, 07/16 (DA).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
A first year BALD EAGLE was seen in the area of Cudahay Lane where it
crosses the Jordan River, from Wednesday, 07/07 through at least
Four GRAY JAYS were seen at the trailhead parking area for the Highline
Trail along the Mirror Lake Highway on Thursday, 07/15 (R&SC,MS).
At the Lost Creek Campground, also along the Mirror Lake Highway, three
CROSSBILLS were seen at campsite number 6 on Thursday, 07/15 (R&SC,MS).
A pair of RED CROSBILLS was seen at campsite number 28 at the Mirror
Campground on Friday, 07/09 (JC,MS).
The pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS nesting along the Mirror Lake
were seen again feeding young in the nest on Friday, 07/09 (JC,MS), and
female only was seen feeding young in the nest on Thursday, 07/15
(R&SC,MS). The nest is on the west side of the road 1/2 mile past the
River Falls viewpoint.
Over 100 LONG-BILLED CURLEWS were seen at the south end of the
Sinks, about 3 miles southeast of the state park at Fairfield, on
07/10. In the same area, over 70 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen along an
approximately 7 mile stretch of road (PD).
The ELF OWL, which was heard calling in a large cottonwood tree at
Ranch on 06/29, was again heard in the same place on the morning of
Thursday, 07/15 (TS). The bird was calling for a few minutes at about
A.M. It was in the very large, lone cottonwood about 1/4 mile north of
caretaker's house, just south of the pond, at the junction of the
trail and the main trail up the wash. This is the first record of Elf
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Friday, July 16, 1999.
Observers: DA=David Allan; JC=Jeffery Carlson (of IN); R&SC=Rena &
Cooper (of FL); PD=Phil Douglas; CN=Colby Neuman; TS=Terry Sadler;
Stackhouse: BW=Bob Walters
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.