Utah Bird Report for 2/4/00
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected])
to the bird net
|YELLOW-BILLED LOON ||Washington Co.
|American White Pelican ||Box Elder Co.
|Barrow's Goldeneye ||Cache Co., Salt Lake Co.
|Merlin ||Salt Lake Co.
|Hermit Thrush ||Salt Lake Co.
|Orange-crowned Warbler ||Salt Lake Co.
|SWAMP SPARROW ||Utah Co.
|Harris's Sparrow ||Salt Lake Co.
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN is spending the winter at BRMBR. It was seen at
the southeast corner of the auto-tour loop on Saturday, 01/29 (B&TC).
Fourteen pairs of BARROW'S GOLDENEYE were on the pond at first dam, at the
mouth of Logan Canyon on Saturday, 01/29 (JN). The pond at first dam is one
of the most reliable places to find Barrow's Goldeneye in Utah.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
The JRP continues to produce some interesting birds. A HARRIS'S SPARROW was
seen again on the parkway just north of 106th South on Sunday, 01/30, in
the same location where it was seen in December (B&TC). An ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER was seen near 6400 South on Wednesday, 02/02 (AM), and a HERMIT
THRUSH was seen on Sunday, 01/30, near Germania Park (DG,JVM).
A MERLIN was seen perched on a wire along 2100 South at 1700 East, across
the street from Highland High School, on Friday morning, 02/04 (MS).
A male BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen on Tuesday, 02/01, in the pond at an
un-named park one block north of Murray-Holladay Blvd. at 1590 East (SC).
A SWAMP SPARROW was seen along Swede Lane, west of Springville, on Tuesday,
02/01 (CP). The bird was seen along the east side of the road, just north
of a haystack, where the water comes close to the road. The area can be
reached by taking exit 263 from I-15, and going west for about 1.5 miles to
Swede Lane, and then turning north.
The apparent YELLOW-BILLED LOON, which was seen at Quail Creek Reservoir on
01/14, was seen again on Thursday, 02/03 (RF). The bird is 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 Friday, February 4, 2000.
Observers: SC=Steve Carr, B&TC=Brad & Traci Clemens, RF=Rick Fridell,
DG=Dana Green, AM=Alan Miller, JN=Joanne Natrup, CP=Cheryl Peterson,
MS=Mark Stackhouse, JVM=Julie VanMoorhem
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.