Utah Bird Report for 10/25/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Common Loon Box Elder Co.
Horned Grebe Davis Co.
American White Pelican Washington Co.
Great Egret Box Elder Co.
Trumpeter Swan Cache Co.
Greater White-fronted Goose Washington Co.
Snow Goose Washington Co.
Semipalmated Plover Box Elder Co.
Marbled Godwit Box Elder Co.
Bonaparte's Gull Box Elder Co.
Common Tern Box Elder Co.
Dusky Flycatcher Box Elder Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


A late DUSKY FLYCATCHER was seen at the north end of the campground at Willard Bay State Park on Sunday, 10/24 (MS,DW).

On the mudflats west and north of Willard Bay, several SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, several COMMON TERNS, and large flocks of both MARBLED GODWITS and BONAPARTE'S GULLS were seen on Sunday, 10/24 (MS,DW). These mudflats can be reached by taking the dirt road north from the entrance to Harold Crane WMA.

On Willard Bay, 2 COMMON LOONS were seen on Sunday, 10/24 (MS,DW). On the same day, about 50 BONAPARTE'S GULLS were seen flying over the bay (DG,JVM).

A GREAT EGRET was seen along Forest St. (the road to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (BRMBR)), just west of I-15, on Sunday, 10/24. Large flocks of MARBLED GODWITS were seen the same day at BRMBR (DG,JVM).

CACHE COUNTY A TRUMPETER SWAN was seen on the Logan Sewage Lagoons on Saturday, 10/23 (BA, m.obs.).

DAVIS COUNTY HORNED GREBES continue to be seen in good numbers at Farmington Bay WMA. 6-7 of the grebes were seen on Sunday, 10/24, along the western dike road (DG,JVM).

UTAH COUNTY A first-winter MEW GULL was seen in Spanish Fork on Sunday, 10/24. The bird was feeding with Ring-billed Gulls in the parking lot of North Park (HC). To get to North Park, take the US 6 (Price) exit from I-15, and go east to the first stop light before the K-Mart, and turn right. The entrance to the park is just past the stop sign, across from the church. This is the twelfth report of Mew Gull in Utah

WASHINGTON COUNTY At the pond at Southgate Golf Course in St. George, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, a SNOW GOOSE, and an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN were seen on Saturday, 10/16 (JK).

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Monday, October 25, 1999.

Observers: BA=Bob Atwood, HC=Harold Clayson, DG=Dana Green, JK=Josh Kreitzer, MS=Mark Stackhouse, JVM=Julie VanMoorhem, DW=David Wheeler

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