Utah Bird Report for 1/29/00
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

LONG-TAILED DUCK (Oldsquaw) Davis Co.
Northern Goshawk Utah Co.
Peregrine Falcon Davis Co.
Winter Wren Salt Lake Co.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Salt Lake Co.
American Tree Sparrow Davis Co.


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


A LONG-TAILED DUCK (formerly known as Oldsquaw) was seen along the AIC on Friday, 01/28 (CR). The bird was on the south side of the causeway, just west of the first bridge.

A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen along the AIC on Saturday, 01/22, and AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were seen on that same day along the road to the Garr Ranch on Antelope Island (BF).

SALT LAKE COUNTY A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen along the Jordan River Parkway on Saturday, 01/22 (B&TC). It was seen near the Redwood Recreation Center, just north of 3100 South. The bird was of the tan-striped morph.

A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen again along the Jordan River Parkway, between 3300 South and 3900 South, on Saturday, 01/22 (B&TC).

In City Creek Canyon, a WINTER WREN was seen again between picnic areas 5 & 6 (but closer to area 6) on Monday, 01/24 (EC).

UTAH COUNTY A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen along 4000 West in Lakeshore, near the south shore of Utah Lake west of Springville, on Sunday, 01/23 (TR).

WASATCH COUNTY A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen at the Deer Creek Park Campground, about 1/2 mile below Deer Creek Dam, on Saturday, 01/22 (MW). The bird was in the willows about 100 yards down the fisherman's access trail, which starts at the closed gate to the campground.

WASHINGTON COUNTY An apparent YELLOW-BILLED LOON was seen at Quail Creek Reservoir on Friday, 01/14 (RD). The bird was near the dam, and was in first-winter plumage. This is the seventh record of Yellow-billed Loon in Utah.

Announcement: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources needs volunteers for this year's Great Salt Lake Waterbird Survey. Volunteers will survey waterbirds in a specific area once each ten days from April through September. For more information, call Don Paul at (801) 721-9780.

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, January 29, 2000.

Observers: B&TC=Brad & Traci Clemens, EC=Edward Conrad, RD=Robert Dobbs, BF=Bill Fenimore, CR=Calvin Robbins, TR=Tuula Rose, MW=Merrill Webb

Abbr. used:
Abbr. = Abbreviations
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway
BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
JRP = Jordan River Parkway

NM = National Monument
SR=State Route

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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