|GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE .||Washington Co|
|Ross's Goose||Washington Co.|
|Common Black-Hawk||Washington Co.|
|Black-bellied Plover||Davis Co., Utah Co., Washington Co.|
|SOLITARY SANDPIPER||Garfield Co., Salt Lake Co|
|SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER||Davis Co.|
|Caspian Tern||Washington Co.|
|Northern Pygmy-Owl||Washington Co.|
|Broad-tailed Hummingbird .||Summit Co., Utah Co|
|Three-toed Woodpecker||Salt Lake Co.|
|Plumbeous Vireo||Salt Lake Co.|
|Western Bluebird||Weber Co.|
|Virginia's Warbler||Utah Co.|
|Lazuli Bunting||Salt Lake Co., Summit Co., Utah Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
At least one SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen among a flock of Long-billed Dowitchers at the Layton Wetlands Preserve on Saturday, 04/29 (MS,others). The Layton Wetlands Preserve is located along the shores of the Great Salt Lake west of Layton along Gentile Street.
About 50 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen on the mudflats just south of the entrance to the AIC on Saturday, 04/29 (MS,others).
A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at the pond at Ruby's Inn, near Bryce Canyon NP on Tuesday, 04/25 (NE).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was also seen at Decker Lake on Thursday, 04/27 (JH). The bird was in the marshy area by 2200 West as you head towards the lake.
At Brighton at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, a THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was seen on Tuesday, 05/02 (AM).
Recent spring arrivals reported in Salt Lake County include a LAZULI BUNTING singing in City Creek Canyon about 1/2 mile from the entrance on Sunday, 04/30, and a PLUMBEOUS VIREO at the east end of Parley's Gulch on Wednesday, 05/03 (MS).
Spring arrivals in Summit County included BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS at
Summit Park on Wednesday, 04/26 (LL), and at Hidden Cove (near Jeremy Ranch) on
Friday, 04/28 (D&JP). LAZULI BUNTINGS were also reported from
Hidden Cove on Thursday, 04/27 (D&JP).
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen on the mudflats at Swede Lane west of Springville on Thursday, 04/27 (MW).
Spring arrivals in Springville included BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRDS and LAZULI BUNTINGS, seen Sunday, 04/30 (AH). At Rock Canyon, a VIRGINIA'S WARBLER was seen on Thursday, 04/27 (MW).
A WHIMBREL was seen in Washington Fields, SE of St. George, on Saturday, 04/29 (RF,JK).
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen at the Southgate Golf Course in St. George, on Saturday, 04/29 (RF,JK).
A rare sighting of CASPIAN TERNS from the Zion NP area occurred on Saturday, 04/29, when five were seen at Kolob Reservoir (BS).
Other interesting birds seen in Washington County on Saturday, 04/29, included a ROSS'S GOOSE at Sunbrook Golf Course in St. George, COMMON BLACK-HAWK at Lytle Ranch, and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS at Washington Fields (RF,JK). Also on Saturday, 04/29, several groups of PHAINOPEPLAS were reported from Lytle Ranch, both near the parking area and above the orchard (KP).
A NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL was seen along the trail to Weeping Rock in Zion NP on Saturday, 04/22 (NE).
In an unusual sighting for northern Utah, a WESTERN BLUEBIRD was seen in Eden on Sunday, 04/30, at the NW edge of the Eden Hills subdivision (RW). This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Thursday, May 4, 2000.
Observers: NE=Niel Ellman (of NJ), RF=Rick Fridell, JH=Jack Holley, AH=Alona Huffaker, JK=Josh Kreitzer, LL=Letitia Lussier, AM=Alan Miller, D&JP=Danielle & Joel Patterson, KP=Kathy Paulin, BS=Bob Showler, MS=Mark Stackhouse, MW=Merril Webb, RW=Ron Wheeler
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway
NP = National Park
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, May 4, 2000.
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