Utah Bird Report for 1/29/00
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|YELLOW-BILLED LOON ||Washington Co.
|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.
|WHITE-THROATED SPARROW ||Salt Lake Co., Wasatch Co.
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.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
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).
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).
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.
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.
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. = Abbreviations
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway
BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
JRP = Jordan River Parkway
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.