Utah Bird Report for 1/15/00
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

American Bittern Davis Co.
Northern Goshawk Salt Lake Co.
Merlin Utah Co.
Peregrine Falcon Box Elder Co.
Sanderling Davis Co.
Short-eared Owl Davis Co.
Northern Shrike Utah Co., Wasatch Co.
Northern Mockingbird Davis Co.
American Tree Sparrows Utah Co.


Utah Birdline
(801) 538-4730
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen chasing shovelers near the entrance to BRMBR on Sunday, 01/09 (DW).


At FBWMA, an AMERICAN BITTERN was seen next the to the road, about 0.3 miles west of where the road turns west, on Sunday, 01/09 (B&BF). On that same day at FBWMA, up to two SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen at the south end of the western dike road (B&BF,DG,JVM).

The NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD, which is apparently spending the winter near the marina at the north end of Antelope Island, was seen again in the grass just west of the marina on Wednesday, 01/12 (BH).

SANDERLINGS were seen along the AIC on Thursday, 01/13 (MSa).


The RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, which has been seen intermittantly in Cedar Valley west of Cedar City, was seen again on Sunday, 01/09 (P&SS). The bird was seen at the intersection of 2800 North and 4100 West.

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen along 3900 West in Cedar Valley on Sunday, 01/09 (P&SS). The bird was about a mile south of 2800 North.


A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen chasing a pheasant at a feeder in Herriman on Wednesday, 01/12 (DG). The feeder is located at about 150th South and 71st West.


AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were seen along 4000 West in Lakeshore on Friday, 01/14 (MSa). They were seen at the northern-most intersection on 4000 West.

At the East Bay Business Park in Provo, a MERLIN was seen in a tree just east of Novell on Tuesday, 01/11 (BM).

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at LeBaron's Point on Friday, 01/14 (MSa). LeBarons Point is located near the south end of Utah Lake, just northwest of Genola.


Another NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near the north end of Deer Creek Res. on Tuesday, 01/11 (SC). The bird was between the water's edge and Charleston.

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, January 15, 2000.

Observers: SC=Steve Carr, B&BF=Bill Fenimore Sr. & Bill Fenimore Jr., DG=Dana Green, BH=Bob Huntington, BM=Brian Maxfield, MSa=Margaret Sanchez, P&SS=Priscilla & Steve Summers, JVM=Julie VanMoorhem, DW=David Wheeler

Abbr. used:
Abbr. = Abbreviations
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway
BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
NM = National Monument
SR=State Route

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