|Wood Duck||Cache Co., Grand Co.|
|Blue-winged Teal||Cache Co.|
|Black-bellied Plover||Cache Co., Davis Co.|
|Acorn Woodpecker||San Juan Co.|
|Three-toed Woodpecker||Utah Co.|
|Cassin's Vireo||Washington Co.|
|Western Bluebird||Davis Co.|
|NORTHERN PARULA||Wayne Co.|
|PAINTED REDSTART||Washington Co.|
|Fox Sparrow||Salt Lake Co. .|
|INDIGO BUNTING||Utah Co.|
|Hooded Oriole||Iron Co|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
At the oxbow bend of the Bear River just north of Benson, WOOD DUCKS and BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen on Sunday, 04/15 (BA), and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen on Thursday, 04/19 (SD).
In a rare sighting for northern Utah, a WESTERN BLUEBIRD was seen at the Garr Ranch at Antelope Island SP on Wednesday, 04/18 (BH,EW). The bird was in the tall trees east of the ranch house.
About 10 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen along the AIC on Friday, 04/13 (MS,v.o.). They were mostly between mile markers 4 and 5.
A pair of WOOD DUCKS was seen at the Matheson Wetlands Preserve in Moab on Monday, 04/16 (MS,v.o.). They were in the creek just east of the bridge near the refuge entrance.
A WHIMBREL was seen at Quichapa Lake west of Cedar City on Monday, 04/23 (RD). It was seen again in the same location on Tuesday evening, 04/24 (SS). Quichapa Lake is just south of SR 56, about 7 miles west of Cedar City.
Making a rare appearance outside Washington County, a HOODED ORIOLE was seen visiting a hummingbird feeder in Cedar City on Thursday, 04/19 (SS).
SALT LAKE COUNTY
A FOX SPARROW was seen and heard singing along the boardwalk just below the Terraces Picnic Area in Millcreek Canyon on Thursday, 04/19 (JN).
SAN JUAN COUNTY
A lone ACORN WOODPECKER was seen at Devil's Canyon on Tuesday, 04/17 (MS,v.o.). The bird was seen in the trees along the east side of the highway on the south side of the canyon. This has been a good location for this species in recent years, however, reports have been much less frequent for the past two years.
A male INDIGO BUNTING was seen near Lakeshore on Sunday, 04/22 (TR). The bird was seen again on Monday, 04/23 and Tuesday, 04/24 (v.o.). To get to where the bird has been seen, take exit 263 from I-15, and go west for about 5 miles to the bridge across the Spanish Fork River. The bird has been seen near the junction of 4400 South and River Lane, just east of the bridge.
Three THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS were seen along the Nebo Loop Road, about 1/4 mile below the ranger station, on Wednesday, 04/18 (RS).
A PAINTED REDSTART was seen in Zion NP on Sunday, 04/22 (RD). It was in the riparian woodland about 1/4 mile downstream from the Temple of Sinawava parking area. The bird was seen again, and heard singing, in a Douglas Fir tree near that location on Tuesday, 04/24 (RF).
A CASSIN'S VIREO was seen at the Red Cliffs Recreation Area near Leeds on Sunday, 04/22 (SS).
A male NORTHERN PARULA was seen and heard singing in Capital Reef NP on Sunday, 04/15 (LN). The bird was along the Fremont River trail, just past the bridge in two large cottonwoods.
Observers: BA=Bob Atwood, RD=Rob Dobbs, SD=Sue Drown, RF=Rick Fridell, BH=Bob Huntington, JN=Joann Natrup, LN=Laurie Ness (of WA), TR=Tuula Rose, MS=Mark Stackkhouse, RS=Reed Stone, SS=Steve Summers, EW=Elaine Wonsavage
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway NP = National Park SP = State Park SR = State Route v.o. = various observers
This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, April 25, 2001.
Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to [email protected]
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