Utah Bird Report for 1/7/00
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|Hooded Merganser ||Salt Lake Co.
|RED-SHOULDERED HAWK ||Iron Co.
|Thayer's Gull ||Box Elder Co.
|VARIED THRUSH ||Cache Co.
|CANYON TOWHEE ||San Juan Co.
|WHITE-THROATED SPARROW ||Cache Co., Weber Co.
|Harris's Sparrow ||Cache Co., Salt Lake Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
Two adult THAYER'S GULLS were seen along the south side of the auto-tour
loop at BRMBR on Monday, 01/03 (CW).
A VARIED THRUSH continues to be seen near the Logan Golf Course. The bird
was seen on Saturday and Sunday, 01/01 and 01/02 (RR). It was seen on the
east side of the golf course, on the trail which runs north from the east
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW and 3 HARRIS'S SPARROWS were seen in Mendon, west
of Logan, on Tuesday, 01/04 (BA). The birds were on a 20-acre parcel of
private property at the west end of 200 South in Mendon. Birders are
welcome here, but please help preserve this welcome by acting courteously.
The RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, which has been seen intermittantly in Cedar Valley
west of Cedar City, was seen again on Friday, 01/07 (reported by SS). The
bird was very close to where it was originally seen, at the intersection of
2800 North and 3900 West.
SAN JUAN COUNTY
An apparent CANYON TOWHEE was seen at the Hatch Trading Post southeast of
Blanding on Friday, 01/07 (DG). The bird was seen in the brush along the
fence on the west side of the parking area. Hatch Trading Post is located
on Hovenweep Road, which leads to Hovenweep NM. To get there, take US 191
south from Blanding to SR 262, and turn east. Follow the signs to Hovenweep
NM until you get to Hatch Trading Post, about 14 miles east of US 191. If
confirmed, this would be the first record of Canyon Towhee in Utah.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
A HARRIS'S SPARROW was seen along the Jordan River Parkway on Sunday, 01/02
(M&MS). The bird was just north of 106th South, at the end of the golf
course along the parkway trail.
A female HOODED MERGANSER was seen in the pond at the Great Salt Lake
Marina at Saltair on Thursday, 01/06 (BH).
At the Ogden Nature Center, a WHITE-TROATED SPARROW was seen on Monday,
01/03 (CW). It was at the second bird-feeder along the trail.
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, January 7, 2000.
Observers: BA=Bob Atwood, DG=Dana Green, BH=Bob Huntington, RR=Ron Ryel,
M&MS=Margaret & Mike Smith, SS=Steve Summers, CW=Cliff Weisse
Abbr. = Abbreviations
BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
NM = National Monument
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.