Utah Bird Report for 8/28/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Common Loon ||Beaver Co., Millard Co.
|ZONE-TAILED HAWK ||Washington Co.
|Black-bellied Plover ||Cache Co., Utah Co.
|Semipalmated Plover ||Beaver Co., Utah Co.
|Solitary Sandpiper ||Cache Co.
|Pectoral Sandpiper ||Cache Co.
|Stilt Sandpiper ||Cache Co.
|ELF OWL ||Washington Co.
|Nashville Warbler ||Cache Co.
|Townsend's Warbler ||Cache Co.
|White-winged Crossbill ||Cache Co., Salt Lake Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
At Minersville Reservoir, a COMMON LOON and four SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were
seen on Saturday, 08/21 (DAl,MJ).
A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was again seen in the campground at Tony Grove
Lake in Logan Canyon on Sunday, 08/22. On that same day, NASHVILLE and
TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS were seen along the Coldwater Spring Trail, which
begins at the campground (RR).
A number of good shorebirds were seen at the Amalga Barrens on Sunday,
08/22. These included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, and STILT
SANDPIPER. A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen just west of Smithfield on the
same day (RR).
A COMMON LOON was seen on Fool Creek Reservoir, about 5 miles southeast of
Lyndyl, on Monday, 08/23 (DA).
At least two male WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen and heard singing along
the Clayton Peak Trail above Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon, on
Saturday. 08/21 (J&JB).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
At Swede Lane, a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and a few SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were
seen on Sunday, 08/22 (BM).
The ZONE-TAILED HAWK, which was seen at the Pine Park Campground west of
Enterprise on 07/31, continues to been seen, and it now appears that there
are at least two individuals. The birds were seen on Saturday, 08/21, about
1 mile before the campground (DAl,DG,MJ,KL). To get to Pine Park, go west
from Enterprise for 16 miles to the road to Pine Park, and follow that road
for 10 miles to the campground. This is the third record of Zone-tailed
Hawk in Utah.
An ELF OWL was again heard calling at Lytle Ranch between 10 and 11 pm on
Saturday, 08/21 (DG,KL). The owl was in the thick brush just south of the
pond. This is the first record of Elf Owl in Utah.
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, August 28, 1999.
Observers: DA=David Allan, DAl=David Allen (of NV), J&JB=Jim & Judy Bailey,
DG=Dana Green, MJ=Mike Johnson (of NV), KL=Kent Lewis, BM=Brian Maxfield,
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.