Utah Bird Report for 9/10/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Northern Goshawk Millard Co.
Common Moorhen Davis Co.
Solitary Sandpiper Utah Co.
Northern Saw-whet Owl Box Elder Co.
Eastern Kingbird Davis Co.
Cassin's Vireo Millard Co.
Nashville Warbler Box Elder Co., Millard Co.
Townsend's Warbler Box Elder Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


On Promontory Point over the weekend of 09/04 to 09/05, NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and TOWNSEND'S WARBLER were seen amongst many other migrating birds (TB).

DAVIS COUNTY A COMMON MOORHEN was again seen at Farmington Bay WMA on Tuesday, 09/07 (D&MS). The bird was in the same area where they have been seen for the past several years, about 50 yards to the west of the first bend along entrance road.

Also at Farmington Bay WMA, an EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen along the entrance road on Sunday, 09/05 (DJ).

MILLARD COUNTY At Kaufman Ranch, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK, a CASSIN'S VIREO, and a NASHVILLE WARBLER were seen on Saturday, 09/04 (MS,DW). Kaufman Ranch is located at Black Rock, about 21 miles north of Milford on SR 257. Be sure stop at the house to request permission to bird the property.

UTAH COUNTY Three SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were seen at different locations along the Provo - Jordan River Trail, just north of the Provo Boat Harbor along the Utah Lake shore, on Wednesday, 09/08 (MM).

WASHINGTON COUNTY The WHITE-TAILED KITE, which was seen west of Enterprise on 08/30, was seen again on Friday, 09/03 (LW) and on the morning of Saturday, 09/04 (RT,MW). Several subsequent attempts to see the bird were unsuccessful. The bird was about 10 miles west of Enterprise, about 1/2 mile west of the "McComb's Ranch" sign. This is the sixth record of White-tailed Kite in Utah.

An adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen about 11 miles west of Enterprise, near the Terry Ranch, on Saturday, 09/04, at about 4 pm (DG,MS,DW). This is the ninth record of Red-shouldered Hawk in Utah.

A ZONE-TAILED HAWK was seen again near the Pine Park Campground west of Enterprise. It was seen on Saturday, 09/04 (RT,MW). 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.

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Friday, September 10, 1999.

Observers: TB=Todd Black, DG=Dana Green, DJ=David Jensen, MM=Milton Moody, D&MS=Dee & Mark Stackhouse, MS=Mark Stackhouse, RT=Robin Tuck, MW=Merrill Webb, DW=David Wheeler, LW=Larene Wyss

Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to westwings@sisna.com

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