|Common Loon||Wasatch Co.|
|Horned Grebe||Millard Co.|
|Great Egret||Salt Lake Co.|
|Snow Goose||Juab Co., Wasatch Co.|
|Ross's Goose||Juab Co.|
|Tundra Swan||Davis Co.|
|"Bewick's" Swan||Box Elder Co.|
|Wood Duck||Utah Co., Weber Co.|
|AMERICAN BLACK DUCK||Utah Co.|
|Blue-winged Teal||Utah Co.|
|Greater Scaup||Davis Co.|
|Red-breasted Merganser||Davis Co., Utah Co., Wasatch Co.|
|American Coot (leucistic)||Box Elder Co.|
|Sandhill Crane||Wasatch Co.|
|Marbled Godwit||Box Elder Co.|
|Least Sandpiper||Box Elder Co.|
|dowitcher sp.||Salt Lake Co.|
|Franklin's Gull||Salt Lake Co.|
|Caspian Tern||Davis Co., Salt Lake Co.|
|Hermit Thrush||Salt Lake Co.|
|Sage Thrasher||Utah Co.|
|SPRAGUE'S PIPIT||Salt Lake Co.|
|WHITE-THROATED SPARROW||Salt Lake Co.|
|Great-tailed Grackle||Salt Lake Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
Another bird which startled a few birders at BRMBR was a nearly pure-white AMERICAN COOT, which was seen near the southeast corner of the auto-tour loop on Sunday, 04/02 (BP,CR). The only black observed on the bird was a bar on the wing.
Also at FBWMA, 6 GREATER SCAUP were seen on the pond on the west side of the entrance road on Friday, 03/31 (JM).
The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, which has been seen along the JRP just north of the power sub-station at about 3100 South, was seen again on Sunday, 04/09 (DG).
Other birds seen near 3300 south along the JRP on Sunday, 04/09, included several FRANKLIN'S GULLS, a HERMIT THRUSH, and a GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE. On the same day at nearby Decker Lake, 2 CASPIAN TERNS and 6 dowitchers (species undetermined) were seen. On Saturday, 04/08, a GREAT EGRET was seen flying over the JRP at about 3900 South (JH).
At the oxbow pond along the Provo River Parkway, about 1/2 mile east of the entrance to Utah Lake SP, a pair of WOOD DUCKS was seen on Monday, 04/10 (DG,KS).
A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and a SAGE THRASHER were seen at the Provo Airport on Wednesday, 04/05 (CP).
A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen at the north end of 4000 West in Lakeshore on Sunday, 04/02 (KL,JVM).
On Saturday, 04/01, 5 COMMON LOONS were seen near the marina at Jordanelle Reservoir, and 11 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the end of Deer Creek Reservoir (HG,GG).
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Tuesday, April 11, 2000.
Two graduate students, Sarah Hume and Douglas Hume, are conducting a survey of birders, who use electronic rare bird alerts, to study how electronic rare bird alerts have impacted the behavioral, identity, actions, emotions, and other aspects of birders. This study will also try to determine how these changes in behavior effect local economies. This electronic survey is strictly confidential. The website of the survey is: http://members.aol.com/lithicat/survey.htm If you have any questions or concerns you can contact Sarah and Douglas at [email protected]
Observers: DA=David Allan, EC=Edward Conrad, JH=Jack Holley, HG=Hugh Gillilan, DG=Dana Green, GG=Gary Grubb, CG=Carol Gwynn, KL=Kent Lewis, JM=Janet Maxfield, CP=Cheryl Peterson, BP=Bill Pollack, CR=Cal Robbins, DS=Dennis Shirley, KS=Kay Stone, YS=Yvonne Stroup, JVM=Julie Van Moorhem, MW=Merrill Webb, C&LW=Cliff & Lisa Weisse, BW=Bonnie Williams
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway
BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
CBC = Christmas Bird Count
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
JRP = Jordan River Parkway
NM = National Monument
NWR = National Wildlife Refuge
SR = State Route
SP = State Park
WMA = Waterfowl Management Area
Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to [email protected]
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