|Pacific Loon||Wasatch Co., Washington Co.|
|Horned Grebe||Davis Co.|
|Eurasian Wigeon||Juab Co.|
|BLACK SCOTER||Box Elder Co.|
|Surf Scoter||Cache Co., Davis Co.|
|White-winged Scoter||Cache Co.|
|PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER||Juab Co.|
|RED PHALAROPE||Cache Co.|
|Bonaparte's Gull||Wasatch Co.|
|Herring Gull||Washington Co.|
|Thayer's Gull||Cache Co.|
|Sabine's Gull||Davis Co.|
|Winter Wren||Washington Co.|
|Golden-crowned Sparrow||Juab Co.|
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse
BOX ELDER COUNTY
Two adult male BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Mantua Reservoir on Saturday, 10/27 (LW). They were initially close to the shore, but later moved to the middle of the lake.
A RED PHALAROPE was reported seen at the Logan Sewage Lagoons on Saturday, 10/20 (JLo,v.o.).
Other birds seen at the Logan Sewage Lagoons on Saturday, 10/20 included a SURF SCOTER and a THAYER'S GULL (JLo,v.o.)
A juvenile SURF SCOTER was also seen at Porcupine Reservoir in southeastern Cache Valley on Sunday, 10/21 (JL). It was near the dam at the west end of the lake.
At Hyrum Reservoir, 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Saturday, 10/27 (LW). One was near the dam, and the other was about mid-point along the lake. A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was also seen at the lake on Monday, 10/29 (SD).
A probable DUNLIN was seen at FBWMA on Thursday, 11/01 (LW). It was about 200 yds. west of the south end of the west dike road.
A female or juvenile SURF SCOTER was seen along the AIC on Friday, 10/26 (LW). It was at mile marker 1 on the north side.
Other birds seen along the AIC included a HORNED GREBE at mile marker 3 on Friday, 10/26 (EC), and a 1st-year SABINE'S GULL on Wednesday, 10/17, on the north side of the causeway near the east end (SH).
A juvenile PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Sunday, 10/21 (MS). It was at the north end of Curlew Unit, just south of the road running along the north side, about mid-point along the road on a small mudflat island with a old log. It was seen again on a grassy island about 100 yds. to the east on Monday, 10/22 (LW) and it was seen in the original location on Tuesday, 10/23 (TS,DS). This may be the first record of Pacific Golden-Plover in Utah.
A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Wednesday, 10/31 (JG).
An immature GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen in the Fish Springs Mountains just west of Fish Springs NWR on Saturday, 10/20 (MS). It was about 1/4 mile uphill from the old BLM campground directly west of the NWR.
A juvenile PACIFIC LOON continues to be seen at Deer Creek Reservoir, with sightings from Sunday, 10/21 (J&KB) and on Saturday 10/27 (BB,TJ). The sightings have been near the southeast corner of the reservoir.
Also at Deer Creek Reservoir, 5 BONAPARTE'S GULLS were seen at the north end of the reservoir on Saturday, 10/27 (MW).
An immature PACIFIC LOON was seen at Quail Creek Reservoir on Monday, 10/29, by the overlook of the dike on the south end of the reservoir. Other birds seen there included 3 immature HERRING GULLS on Sunday, 10/28 and a WINTER WREN in the willows along the inflow stream on Sunday, 10/21 (KC,RF).
Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, BB=Bob Bradley, KC=Kristen Comella, EC=Ed Conrad, SD=Sue Drown, RF=Rick Fridell, JG=Jim Graham, SH=Stan Heath, TJ=Tony Jones, JL=James Lofthouse, JLo=Jean Lown, TS=Terry Sadler, DS=Dennis Shirley, MS=Mark Stackhouse, MW=Merrill Webb, LW=Larene Wyss
AIC = Antelope Island Causeway
BLM = Bureau of Land Management
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area
NWR = National Wildlife Refuge
v.o. = various observers
Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to [email protected]
You may e-mail questions and comments to [email protected] or you may call (801) 487-9453.