|Great Egret||Davis Co.|
|Tundra Swan||Box Elder Co.|
|Common Goldeneye||Box Elder Co.|
|White-tailed Ptarmigan||Duchesne Co.|
|Common Moorhen||Davis Co.|
|Greater Yellowlegs||Box Elder Co.|
|Lesser Yellowlegs||Box Elder Co.|
|BAR-TAILED GODWIT||Rich Co.|
|Western Sandpiper||Box Elder Co., Cache Co.|
|Least Sandpiper||Box Elder Co.|
|Stilt Sandpiper||Box Elder Co.|
|Common Tern||Davis Co.|
|Calliope Hummingbird||Cache Co.|
|Rufous Hummingbird||Millard Co., Salt Lake Co|
|Williamson's Sapsucker||Salt Lake Co., Summit Co|
|Three-toed Woodpecker||Duchesne Co., Summit Co.|
|Winter Wren||Cache Co.|
|Swainson's Thrush||Salt Lake Co.|
|CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR||Duchesne Co.|
|White-winged Crossbill||Salt Lake Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
At BRMBR, a number of unusual birds were seen on Tuesday, 07/11. An out-of-season TUNDRA SWAN was seen near the northwest corner of the auto-tour loop, and four female COMMON GOLDENEYE, equally out-of-season, were seen along the southwest side. Many shorebirds are starting to appear at the refuge, including both GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and hundreds of WESTERN and LEAST SANDPIPERS. A STILT SANDPIPER was seen along the east side of the auto-tour loop (MS,m.obs.).
Three WHIMBREL were seen flying over the Benson Marina at Cutler Reservoir, west of the town of Benson, on Saturday, 07/02 (RR).
At the oxbow overlook along the Bear River north of Benson, about 25 WESTERN SANDPIPERS and a few SANDERLINGS were seen on Saturday, 07/02 (RR).
Two WINTER WRENS were heard singing in High Creek Canyon east of Richmond on Saturday, 07/02 (RR).
A male CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD was seen near the entrance to Tony Grove CG in Logan Canyon on Monday, 07/10 (MS,m.obs.).
The COMMON MOORHEN, which has been seen at FBWMA in the first pond on the right as you enter the refuge, was seen again on Sunday, 07/09 (JVM).
In the pond at the west end of Glover Lane, west of the entrance to FBWMA, two GREAT EGRETS were again seen on Sunday, 07/09 (JVM). At the same place, a COMMON TERN was seen on Monday, 07/10 (MS,m.obs.).
A breeding-plumaged male CHESTNUT-COLLARED LONGSPUR was seen just east of Naturalist Basin in the Uinta Mountains on Sunday, 07/09 (BO). The bird was seen on a small, tundra-covered plateau just north of Rocky Sea Pass. Rocky Sea Pass is about 1 mile east of Naturalist Basin along the Highline Trail, and about 6 miles east of the trailhead on SR 150 near Butterfly Lake.
A WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN was also seen on the tundra-covered plateau north of Rocky Sea Pass in the Uinta Mountains on Sunday, 07/09 (BO).
A pair of THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS was seen nesting along the shore of Mirror Lake on Sunday, 07/09 (MS,m.obs.). The nest was located about 100 ft. from the shore near the northeast corner of the lake.
A male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen visiting a feeder in Oak City on Saturday, 07/02 (DA).
A BAR-TAILED GODWIT was seen at Deseret Ranch on Friday, 07/07 (MS,DW,m.obs.). Deseret Ranch is private property, and birders can only visit on organized tours. This is the second record of Bar-tailed Godwit in Utah.
SALT LAKE COUNTY
A number of good birds continues to be seen in the Brighton area at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. On Tuesday, 07/04, WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS were seen nesting in the dead trees at Lake Solitude, WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen along the Clayton Peak Trail, and a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen at Twin Lakes (J&KB). The same birds were seen in about the same locations on Saturday and Sunday, 07/08 and 07/09 (M&MS).
A remarkable concentration of at least 29 SWAINSON'S THRUSHES was seen along the road in the lower part of Lamb's Canyon on Wednesday, 07/12 (AM).
A pair of WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS continues to nest along the Provo River, about 400 yards upstream from the Provo River Falls, as of Thursday, 07/06. A THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was also seen in the same area on that day
A male WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER was seen in the trees at the east end of the Butterfly Lake CG on Sunday, 07/09 (MS,m.obs.).
Observers: DA=David Allan, J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, FD=Flora Duncan,
AM=Alan Miller, LO=Leila Ogden, BO=Bryant Olsen, RR=Ron Ryel, M&MS=Margaret & Michael Smith, MS=Mark Stackhouse, JVM=Julie VanMoorhem, DW=David
Wheeler, BW=Bonnie Williams
BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
CG = campground
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
m.obs. = many observers
SR = State Route
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, April 15, 2000.
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.