Utah Bird Report for 1/3/00
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Snow Goose ||Utah Co.
|Ross's Goose ||Utah Co.
|RED-SHOULDERED HAWK ||Iron Co.
|GYRFALCON ||Box Elder Co.
|Sanderling ||Davis Co., Salt Lake Co.
|Thayer's Gull ||Box Elder Co.
|Northern Shrike ||Davis Co.
|Winter Wren ||Washington Co.
|WHITE-THROATED SPARROW ||Iron Co.
|Harris's Sparrow ||Washington Co.
The male gray-phase GYRFALCON, which was seen in Pocatello Valley on 12/26,
was seen again in the same area, about one mile south of the Idaho border
along 17200 West, on Monday, 12/27 (LC,LW). It was seen again on Tuesday,
12/28, about four miles north of I-84 along the same road (TS). Efforts to
locate the bird since then have been unsuccessful, but the bird is
apparently ranging widely, and may still be in the area. The general area
where the bird was seen can be accessed from exit 24 off I-84, which is
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
On Thursday, 12/30, at BRMBR, a first-winter THAYER'S GULL was seen along
the east side of the auto-tour loop (MS,DW).
Along the AIC, about 8-10 SANDERLINGS were seen on Sunday, 01/02, on the
south side at the last curve before reaching the island (JM).
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at FBWMA on Saturday, 01/01 (BF). The bird was
along the entrance road at the point where the road bends west.
A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK continues to be occasionally seen in Cedar Valley
west of Cedar City, with the most recent report from Sunday, 12/26 (C&SA).
Efforts to find the bird since then have been unsuccessful, but the bird
may still be in the area.
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen in Cedar Valley west of Cedar City on
Saturday, 01/01 (P&SS).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
A lone SANDERLING was seen just north of the frontage road along I-80 at
about 8500 West on Friday, 12/31 (BH). The bird was at the point where
Lee's Creek crosses under the road and fans out on the flats along the
south shore of the Great Salt Lake.
A ROSS'S GOOSE and a SNOW GOOSE were seen behind a pond at the first
stoplight to the east of the northern Springville exit from I-15 (exit 265)
on Saturday, 01/01 (M&WM).
A HARRIS'S SPARROW was seen during the St. George CBC on Tuesday, 12/28
(CN,MS). It was seen along the Santa Clara River, just west of the town of
Santa Clara, about 1/4 mile west of the Jacob Hamlin historical home.
Three WINTER WRENS were seen in the upper part of Zion Canyon in Zion NP on
Monday, 12/27, during the Zion CBC (LJ,JK,CP).
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Monday, January 3, 2000.
Observers: C&SA=Cal & Sharon Andrus, LC=Lyn Christiansen, BF=Bill Fenimore,
BH=Bob Huntington, LJ=Lee Jones, JK=Josh Kreitzer, JM=Jim Messinger,
M&WM=Mike & Wilma Monson, CN=Colby Neuman, CP=Cordell Peterson, TS=Terry
Sadler, MS=Mark Stackhouse, P&SS=Priscilla & Steve Summers, DW=David
Wheeler, LW=Larene Wyss
Abbr. = Abbreviations
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway
BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
CBC = Christmas Bird Count
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
NP = National Park
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.