Utah Bird Report for 5/8/2001
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse ([email protected]) to the bird net


Birds mentioned

Horned Grebe  Cache Co. 
Green Heron  Grand Co. 
Greater Scaup  Box Elder Co. 
Broad-winged Hawk  Wasatch Co. 
Black-bellied Plover . Davis Co., Uintah Co. 
Semipalmated Plover  Box Elder Co. 
Solitary Sandpiper Box Elder Co., Weber Co.
Whimbrel  Iron Co. 
HUDSONIAN GODWIT  Box Elder Co. 
Sanderling  Davis Co. 
CURLEW SANDPIPER  Davis Co. 
Short-billed Dowitcher  Box Elder Co. 
Thayer's Gull  Box Elder Co. 
Lewis's Woodpecker  Salt Lake Co. 
Three-toed Woodpecker  Salt Lake Co. 
Northern Waterthrush  Box Elder Co., Davis Co., Washington Co. 
PAINTED REDSTART  Washington Co. 
Lark Bunting  Washington Co. 
White-throated Sparrow  Utah Co. 
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK  Iron Co., Uintah Co., Washington Co. 
Indigo Bunting  Grand Co.

Transcript

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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse

BOX ELDER COUNTY

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen at BRMBR on Sunday, 05/06 (J&KB). It was seen along the east side of the auto-tour loop, 1.5 miles south of the restroom at the refuge entrance.

Other good birds at or near BRMBR included a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER on a mudflat on the south side of the entrance road about 1/2 mile east of the entrance, and a first-spring THAYER'S GULL along the south side of the auto-tour loop, both on Saturday, 04/28 (MS,v.o.), and on Sunday, 04/29, a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER on the mudflats at the entrance to the Chesapeake Duck Club, and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER about half-way along the north side of the auto-tour loop (C&TN).

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was seen at the pond at Lucin, west of the Great Salt Lake, on Thursday, 05/03 (KE,PK,JR,LS).

At Mantua Reservoir, a GREATER SCAUP was seen on Sunday, 04/29 (MS,v.o.).


CACHE COUNTY

A HORNED GREBE in breeding plumage was seen at the Logan sewage treatment ponds on Sunday, 04/29 (B&JD).


DAVIS COUNTY

A CURLEW SANDPIPER was seen along the AIC on Sunday, 05/06 (J&KB). The bird was not yet in full breeding plumage, and was seen amongst a flock of SANDERLINGS near mile marker 2. Efforts to re-locate the bird on Monday, 05/07 were not successful, however, the bird was seen again in the same location on Tuesday morning, 05/08 (TS).

A single BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen along the shore of the Great Salt Lake at the west edge of the Layton Wetlands on Saturday, 05/05 (PM).

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was heard at the Fielding-Garr Ranch at Antelope Island SP on Friday, 04/27 (MS,v.o.). It was along the stream east of the buildings, in the thick brush near where the stream enters the lakeshore marsh.


GRAND COUNTY

At the Matheson Wetlands Preserve in Moab, a GREEN HERON and an INDIGO BUNTING have been seen over the past week, as reported on Monday, 05/07 (DF).


IRON COUNTY

A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen at Canyon Park in Cedar City on Saturday, 04/28 (SH,v.o.).

The WHIMBREL, which was seen at Quichapa Lake west of Cedar City on 04/23, was most recently reported on Saturday, 04/28 (MW). Quichapa Lake is just south of SR 56, about 7 miles west of Cedar City.


SALT LAKE COUNTY

A LEWIS'S WOODPECKER was seen at about 3200 North and 2200 West in Salt Lake City on Sunday, 05/06 (MZ), It was last seen flying southeast from that location.

A female THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was seen at Brighton on Wednesday, 05/02 (MS,v.o.).It was about 100 yards west of the footbridge over the outlet of Silver Lake, working the trees along the west shore of the lake.


UINTAH COUNTY

A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK has been visiting a feeder in Jensen over the past week, as reported on Friday, 05/04 (KP).

Two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen at Ouray NWR on Saturday, 05/05 (B&LR).


UTAH COUNTY

A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen in a yard in Elk Ridge in south of Salem on Thursday, 05/03 (DS).


WASATCH COUNTY

A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was recorded by volunteers at the Hawkwatch International count site above Jordanelle Reservoir at about 11:30 am on Wednesday, 04/25 (fide LW).


WASHINGTON COUNTY

The PAINTED REDSTART, which was seen in Zion NP on 04/22, has been seen by many over the past two weeks, with the most recent reports from Friday, 05/04 (MS,v.o.) and Saturday, 05/05 (MD). It continues to be seen in the riparian woodland near the Temple of Sinawava shuttle stop and in a Douglas Fir tree on the side of the canyon about 1/4 downstream.

A female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen at Lytle Ranch Preserve on Thursday, 05/03 (MS,v.o.). It was in the cottonwoods near the preserve entrance.

A flock of LARK BUNTINGS, which included 5 males and 2 females, was seen in the Flora-tech fields west of Hurricane on Saturday, 05/05 (RF). To get there, take Flora-tech Road south from SR 9 through an area of fields and orchards to a newly-constructed cement building along a dirt road west of the main road. The birds were in the edge of the fields near this building.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was seen at Lytle Ranch on Thursday, 05/03 (MS,v.o.). It was about 1/2 mile north of the ranch house along the stream.


WEBER COUNTY

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at a small pond at 2600 South 5100 West, west of Ogden, on Sunday, 05/06 (J&KB).


Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, MD=Matt DeVries, B&JD=Brian & Jean Dixon, KE=Kieth Evans, DF=Damian Fagan, RF=Rick Fridell, SH=Steve Hedges, PK=Pam Kramer, PM=Paul Merola, C&TN=Colby & Tom Neuman, KP=Kathy Paulin, JR=Jack Rensel, B&LR=Bruce & Lynn Robinson, TS=Terry Sadler, DS=Dennis Shirley, LS=Lee Shirley, MS=Mark Stackhouse, SS=Steve Summers, MW=Merrill Webb, LW=Larene Wyss, MZ=Max Zoeller

Abbreviations used:  AIC = Antelope Island Causeway BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge NP = National Park NWR = National Wildlife Refuge SP = State Park SR = State Route v.o. = various observers


This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Tuesday, May 8, 2001.


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