Utah Bird Report for 8/28/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Common Loon Beaver Co., Millard 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.


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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).


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, RR=Ron Ryel

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