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

 


Birds mentioned

Green Heron   Box Elder Co., Uinta Co.
Broad-winged Hawk   Sevier Co.
White-tailed Ptarmigan   Duchesne Co.
Stilt Sandpiper  Davis Co.
RED PHALAROPE   Washington Co.
Pinyon Jay   Salt Lake Co.
Townsend's Warbler  Summit Co. 
Lark Bunting   Box Elder Co.
PAINTED BUNTING  San Juan Co.

Transcript

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

BOX ELDER COUNTY

A GREEN HERON was seen at the Dale Young Nature Park in Perry on Saturday, 09/02 (C&SA). To get to the nature park, take Main St. in Brigham City south to 2250 South, and turn west for 3-4 blocks to the park.

On the road to BRMBR, a female LARK BUNTING was seen on Sunday, 09/03 (DG,DS).


DAVIS COUNTY

A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at FBWMA on Sunday, 09/03 (DG,DS). The bird was in the small, shallow pond on the west side of the entrance road, just north of the larger pond where the road turns west.


DUCHESNE COUNTY

A female WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN, along with three chicks, was seen along the northeast shoreline of Blue Lake on Saturday, 09/02 (DW). Blue Lake is located in Naturalist Basin in the Uinta Mountains, about 5 miles along the Highline Trail from SR 150.


SALT LAKE COUNTY

In a strange occurrence for Salt Lake City, a small flock of PINYON JAYS flew north over the Utah State Health Department building at 288 N. 1460 West on Wednesday, 09/06 (DW).


SAN JUAN COUNTY

An immature PAINTED BUNTING was seen and photographed at the Pack Creek Ranch, southeast of Moab, on the afternoon of Thursday, 09/07 (MK). Pack Creek Ranch is located along the La Sal Mountain Road. For specific directions to where the bird was seen, call Ron at (435) 259-5505. This is the third report of Painted Bunting in Utah.


SEVIER COUNTY

An adult BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen over the Fish Lake Hightop Plateau on Wednesday, 09/06 (TS). The plateau is the high ridge just west of Fish Lake.


SUMMIT COUNTY

A TOWNSEND'S WARBLER was seen at Little Lyman Lake along the North Slope Road in the Uintas on Saturday, 09/02 (DW).


UINTAH COUNTY

A GREEN HERON was seen along the Green River at Bonanza on Monday, 09/04 (KP). The bird was at the Oxbow Pond just downstream from the Bonanza Bridge.


WASHINGTON COUNTY

A RED PHALAROPE was seen at the Hurricane sewage lagoons on Thursday, 09/07 (RF). The bird was in the northeast pond. The Hurricane sewage lagoons are located along the south side of SR 9, just west of where the road crosses the Virgin River.


Observers: C&SA=Cal & Sharon Andrus, RF=Rick Fridell, DG=Dana Green, MK=Michael Kutska (of IL), KP=Kathy Paulin, TS=Terry Sadler, DS=Drucilla Seward, DW=David Wheeler

Abbreviations used:

BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area SR = State Route


This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, September 9, 2000.


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