Utah Bird Report for 11/19/2000
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Pacific Loon  Cache Co. 
Horned Grebe  Davis Co. 
Trumpeter Swan  Salt Lake Co. 
Hooded Merganser  Salt Lake Co. 
Merlin  Utah Co. 
Sandhill Crane  Salt Lake Co. 
Black-bellied Plover  Davis Co. 
Thayer's Gull  Davis Co. 
Northern Pygmy-Owl  Salt Lake Co. 
N. (Yellow-shafted) Flicker  Utah Co. 
Bohemian Waxwing  Utah Co. 
Common Yellowthroat  Salt Lake Co. 
American Tree Sparrow  Davis Co. 
Lapland Longspur  Davis Co. 
Snow Bunting  Davis Co., Utah Co. 
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch  Unitah Co. 
Black Rosy-Finch  Iron Co., Uintah Co. 
White-winged Crossbill  Salt Lake Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


A PACIFIC LOON continues to been seen on Hyrum Reservoir, with a sighting of one on Saturday, 11/11 (JBa,KU).


A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen at FBWMA on Saturday, 11/11 (J&KB). It was near the south end of the west dike road. It was seen again in about the same place throughout the week, with sightings on Sunday, 11/12 (M&MSm), Monday, 11/13, Wednesday 11/15 (TS) and on Saturday, 11/18 (DS,m.ob.).

Other good birds seen at FBWMA this week include 3 SNOW BUNTINGS along the west dike road on Monday and Wednesday, 11/13 and 11/15 (TS); a HORNED GREBE near the south end of the west dike road on Sunday, 11/12 (M&MSm); and a small flock of AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS just past the buildings along the entrance road on Saturday, 11/11 (J&KB) and Sunday, (M&MSm).

Along the AIC on Saturday, 11/18, a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen on the north side about 1/2 mile west of the entrance station, a flock of about 6-7 SNOW BUNTINGS was seen working both sides of the causeway, and a first-winter THAYER'S GULL was seen on the south side near the island (TS).


About 50 or more BLACK ROSY-FINCHES were seen along the New Harmony Road on Sunday, 11/12 (P&SS). They were about 0.6 miles west of exit 42 on I-15.


A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen visiting a feeder in Holladay on Tuesday, 11/14 (DO).

At Decker Lake, a TRUMPETER SWAN, a SANDHILL CRANE, and a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT were seen on Saturday, 11/11. The swan was seen again on the Jordan River at the confluence of Parley's Creek, about 3/4 mile north of 3300 South, on Monday, 11/13. Also seen on the Jordan River on Monday, 11/13, was a pair of HOODED MERGANSERS, just south of 3300 South (JH).

A NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL was seen at the mouth of Millcreek Canyon on Tuesday, 11/14 (D&MS). It was seen on the road about 100 yards into the canyon, and flew into the oak brush on the north side.


A mixed flock of about 75 GRAY-CROWNED and BLACK ROSY-FINCHES was seen in the Buckskin Hills northeast of Vernal on Sunday, 11/12 (KP).


Two SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at the end of the south jetty at Utah Lake SP on Friday, 11/17 (CP).

At the Provo City Cemetary, a BOHEMIAN WAXWING was seen in a small flock of Cedar Waxwings on Thursday, 11/16 (CP).

A MERLIN was seen at the Provo Airport on Wednesday, 11/15 (RS). It was near the junction of the dike road and the airport entrance road.

A yellow-shafted NORTHERN FLICKER was seen at Kiwanis Park in Pleasant Grove on Monday, 11/13 (TW). To get there, take 200 South in Pleasant Grove east to the mouth of Battle Creek Canyon.

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Sunday, November 19, 2000.

Observers: JBa=Jared Barnes, K&JB=Kathy & Joel Beyer, JH=Jack Holley, DO=Deedee O'Brien, KP=Kathy Paulin, CP=Cheryl Peterson, TS=Terry Sadler, DS=Dennis Shirley, M&MSm=Margaret & Mike Smith, D&MS=Dee & Mark Stackhouse, RS=Reed Stone, P&SS=Priscilla & Steve Summers, KU=Kort Utley, TW=Tom Williams

Abbreviations used:

AIC = Antelope Island Causeway FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area m.ob. = many observers SP = State Park

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, November 19, 2000.

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