Utah Bird Report for 5/9/2000
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected]) to the bird net


Birds mentioned
Great Egret  Utah Co., Wasatch Co., Washington Co.
Trumpeter Swan  Cache Co.
Blue-winged Teal  Davis Co.
Common Black-Hawk  Washington Co.
Black-bellied Plover  Davis Co., Utah Co.
Semipalmated Plover  Cache Co., Utah Co., Wasatch Co.
Red-necked Phalarope  Utah Co.
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER  Utah Co.
Black Tern  Box Elder Co.
Common Poorwill  Salt Lake Co.
Purple Martin  Utah Co.
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER  Salt Lake Co
HARRIS'S SPARROW  Davis Co.
Common Grackle  Box Elder Co.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL  Salt Lake Co.

 


Transcript
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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse

BOX ELDER COUNTY

A pair of COMMON GRACKLES was seen at the north campground at Willard Bay SP on Sunday, 05/07 (MV).

Three BLACK TERNS were seen at BRMBR on Sunday, 05/07 (HG).


CACHE COUNTY

At the oxbow of the Bear River north of Benson, an immature TRUMPETER SWAN was seen on Saturday, 05/06, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were seen at the same location on Sunday, 05/07 (RR).


DAVIS COUNTY

A HARRIS'S SPARROW in breeding plumage was seen at the Fielding Garr Ranch on Antelope Island on Sunday, 05/07 (M&MSm).

At FBWMA, a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL and 15 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen
on Monday, 05/08 (KB,CN).


SALT LAKE COUNTY

A male BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER was seen on Sunday, 05/07, in the Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City (PF). It was observed singing for about two hours in a maple tree along 1st Avenue between M & N Streets. This is the first report of Blackburnian Warbler in Utah.

Seven WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen at Brighton on Monday, 05/08 (KB,CN). The birds were about 1/4 mile uphill from the base of the Majestic chair lift.

Three COMMON POORWILLS were flushed from the brush along the JRP just north of 3900 South on Monday, 05/08 (JH). The birds were at the point where the trail from the Utah Transit Authority building intersects the parkway trail.


UTAH COUNTY

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen at the mudflats at the end of Swede Lane on Sunday, 05/07 (CP), and again on Monday, 05/08 (MM).

Also at the Swede Lane mudflats, 6 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were seen on Sunday, 05/07 (CP) and Monday, 05/08 (MM).

At least three PURPLE MARTINS have been seen over several days near Lincoln Point and Lincoln Beach on the south shore of Utah Lake. They were seen Saturday, 05/07 (DS), Sunday, 05/08 (MM), and Monday, 05/09 (MW).

At the north end of 4000 West in Lake Shore, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen on Monday, 05/08 (MW).

GREAT EGRETS were seen recently at two different locations in Utah County. One was seen at the ponds just north of the Provo Wetlands on Monday, 05/08 (MM), and the other was seen at Allred Pond, west of Lehi, on Sunday, 05/07
(BW). Allred pond can be reached by taking SR 73 west of Lehi, and turning  north on 10400 West just past the Jordan River crossing. The pond is on the right side of the road about 1/2 mile north.


WASATCH COUNTY

At Deer Creek Reservoir, a GREAT EGRET and several SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were seen at the mudflats at the upper end of the reservoir on Saturday, 05/06 (CG).


WASHINGTON COUNTY

Another GREAT EGRET was seen at Kolob Reservoir on Wednesday, 05/03 (KC,BS). 

At least one, and possibly two, COMMON BLACK-HAWKS were seen in Beaver Dam Wash on Saturday, 05/06 (SC,PJ). The birds were about one mile upstream from the parking area at Lytle Ranch.


Observers: KB=Ken Berhens (of PA), KC=Kristie Carmichael, SC=Steve Carr,
PF=Paul Fine, HG=Hugh Gillilan, CG=Carol Gwynn, JH=Jack Holley, PJ=Pat
Jividen, MM=Milton Moody, CN=Colby Neuman, CP=Cheryl Peterson, RR=Ron Ryel,
DS=Dennis Shirley, BS=Bob Showler, M&MSm=Margaret & Mike Smith, MV=Martha
Veranth, MW=Merrill Webb, BW=Bonnie Williams

Abbreviations used:

BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
JRP = Jordan River Parkway
SP = State Park
SR = State Route


This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, April 15, 2000.


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