Utah Bird Report for 7/29/2000
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected]) to the bird net

 


Birds mentioned

Common Loon   Summit Co.
Great Egret       Box Elder Co.
Common Goldeneye  Box Elder Co.
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK  Juab Co. 
Semipalmated Plover  Salt Lake Co., Utah Co. 
WHIMBREL  Box Elder Co.
Marbled Godwit  Box Elder Co.
Baird's Sandpiper  Utah Co. 
Long-billed Dowitcher  Box Elder Co.
Bonaparte's Gull  Box Elder Co. 
Band-tailed Pigeon  Salt Lake Co. 
Black Swift  Summit Co. 
VAUX'S SWIFT  Utah Co. 
SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER . Salt Lake Co

Transcript

Utah Birdline
(801) 538-4730
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse

BOX ELDER COUNTY

At BRMBR, a WHIMBREL was seen on Friday, 07/21 (BD). The bird was seen along the east side of the auto-tour loop.

Shorebird migration is in full swing at BRMBR, with large flocks of MARBLED GODWITS and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS among many other shorebirds, seen on Monday, 07/24 (KE,JR). Other birds seen at BRMBR on Monday, 07/24, included 3 GREAT EGRETS, 2 immature COMMON GOLDENEYE, and 5 BONAPARTE'S GULLS (KE,JR).


JUAB COUNTY

An immature RED-SHOULDERED HAWK has been seen at Fish Springs NWR (JB). It was first seen in the residence area near the refuge office on Tuesday, 07/25, and has been seen daily since then through at least Thursday, 07/27. Birders are reminded to request permission at the refuge office before entering the residence area.


SALT LAKE COUNTY

A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City on Friday, 07/28 (DT). The bird was seen near 1500 South and 1600 East at about 5:30 pm, and was last seen heading south.

Along the JRP, a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen just north of 3300 South on Saturday, 07/22. On Friday, 07/28, 6 BAND-TAILED PIGEONS were seen flying over the JRP near 3300 South (JH).

Five BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were seen along the south shore of the Great Salt Lake between the Saltair Pavillion and the marina on Sunday, 07/23 (DS).


SUMMIT COUNTY

A BLACK SWIFT was seen flying over the Provo River Falls area on Friday, 07/28 in the afternoon (MS,HW).

Two COMMON LOONS, one in breeding plumage, were seen near the dam at Echo Reservoir on Tuesday, 07/25 (DW).


UTAH COUNTY

Three VAUX'S SWIFTS were seen flying over the Provo River Parkway on Wednesday, 07/26 (RS). The birds were seen about two blocks east of where Geneva Road crosses the parkway.

A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen at Lincoln Beach, along the south shore of Utah Lake, on Sunday, 07/16 (DS),


Observers: JB=Jay Banta, BD=Bob Davis (of ID). KE=Keith Evans, JH=Jack Holley, JR=Jack Rensel, DS=Dennis Shirley, MS=Mark Stackhouse, RS=Reed Stone, DT=Dave Thompson, HW=Holly Weston (of NC), DW=David Wheeler

Abbreviations used:

BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge 
JRP = Jordan River Parkway 
NWR = National Wildlife Refuge


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


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