Utah Bird Report for 7/22/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Marbled Godwit ||Utah Co.
|Semipalmated Sandpiper ||Davis Co.
|Western Sandpiper ||Utah Co.
|Least Sandpiper ||Davis Co.
|Long-billed Dowitcher ||Utah Co.
|POMARINE JAEGER ||Juab Co.
|ELF OWL ||Washington Co.
|Burrowing Owl ||Davis Co.
|Rufous Hummingbird ||Juab Co., Utah Co.
|Bendire's Thrasher ||Millard Co.
|Black Rosy-Finch ||Beaver Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
Eight BLACK ROSY-FINCHES were seen on Delano Peak in the Tushar
on Saturday, 07/17 (JK,P&SS,LW).
About one mile west of the entrance station, on the north side of the
Antelope Island Causeway, a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and a LEAST
were seen on Tuesday, 07/20 (JC,MS).
At least 10 BURROWING OWLS were seen in the area just west of the
center on Antelope Island on Tuesday, 07/20 (JC,MS).
A POMARINE JAEGER was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Tuesday, 07/20, and
on Wednesday, 07/21. The bird was in the Pintail Unit of the refuge,
was seen early in the morning on both occasions (SB). Efforts to locate
bird later in the day on Wednesday were unsuccessful. Birders may wish
call the refuge at 522-5353 (local call in Salt Lake City) to get the
latest information. This is the second record of Pomarine Jaeger in
A male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen in North Canyon on Mount Nebo on
A BENDIRE'S THRASHER was seen about 2 miles south of Lynndyl on the
road, on Sunday, 07/18 (DA). The "sinks" road is a gravel road between
and SR 125 about 2 miles north of Oak City.
Shorebirds are appearing in good numbers on the Swede Lane mudflats
Springville. On Wednesday, 07/21, MARBLED GODWITS, WESTERN SANDPPIPERS
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were among the birds seen there (TR). In
flock of LEAST SANDPIPERS was seen there on Saturday, 07/17 (BM).
At the north end of 4000 West in Lakeshore, MARBLED GODWITS and
DOWITCHERS were seen on Saturday, 07/17 (BM).
A male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen visiting a feeder at Sundance Resort
Wednesday, 07/21 (MS).
The ELF OWL, which has been heard calling in a large cottonwood tree at
Lytle Ranch, was again heard and seen in the same place on the evening
Wednesday, 07/21 (DAl). Another Elf Owl was heard calling while the
bird was in sight. They were 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 22, 1999.
Observers: DA=David Allan; DAl=David Allen (of NV), SB=Suzanne Boschen,
JC=Jeffery Carlson (of IN); JK=Josh Kreitzer, BM=Brian Maxfield,
Rose, MS=Mark Stackhouse, P&SS=Priscilla & Steve Summers, LW=Lew
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.