Utah Bird Report for 11/22/2001
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

RED-THROATED LOON  Washington Co. 
Pacific Loon  Cache Co., Washington Co. 
Horned Grebe  Davis Co. 
Trumpeter Swan  Cache Co. 
Surf Scoter  Davis Co. 
Hooded Merganser  Utah Co., Washington Co. 
Snowy Plover  Davis Co. 
Northern Shrike  San Juan Co., Utah Co. 
American Tree Sparrow  Davis Co. 
Harris's Sparrow  Utah Co. 


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


At Hyrum Reservoir, a PACIFIC LOON continued to be seen , at least through Monday, 11/12, when it was seen at the west end of the lake near the campground (JL). Also on Monday, 11/12, three juvenile TRUMPETER SWANS were seen (JL). They were seen again on Friday, 11/16 (BS,DS,LS) and on Wednesday 11/21 (JL). These birds were captured and marked with an orange wing-mark and green neck band at Harriman SP in Idaho.


A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at a feeder in Woods Cross on Thursday, 11/15 (SC). The bird was there in the morning of the 15th, but has not been seen since.

A female SURF SCOTER continues to be seen at about mile marker 1 along the AIC. It was reported Thursday, 11/15 (KC,PF), Friday 11/16 (GB), and Saturday, 11/17 (JL). Other birds along the AIC included at least 4 HORNED GREBES, seen near the east end on Friday, 11/16 (GB), and some late SNOWY PLOVERS near mile marker 1 on Saturday, 11/17 (JL).

At FBWMA, an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was seen near the turnout for the Bald Eagle overlook on Thursday, 11/15 (KC,PF). Seven American Tree Sparrows were seen just east of there, where the road bends west, on Wednesday, 11/21 (TJ). Also on Wednesday, 11/21, four HORNED GREBES were seen at FBWMA (TJ).


A BROWN THRASHER was seen at a cabin just west of Garden City on Sunday, 11/18 (JB). It was seen about 2.5 miles east of the town.


A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen just north of Devil's Canyon, about 10 miles south of Monticello, on Sunday, 11/11 (J&KB).


A female HOODED MERGANSER was seen at the Provo Airport on Wednesday, 11/21 (RS). It was in the canal along the south side of the airport, about 100 yards west of the south extension to the airport dike.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the campground at Utah Lake SP on Wednesday, 11/14 (KC).

The first-winter HARRIS'S SPARROW, which was seen along the Jordan/Provo River Parkway north of the Utah Lake SP marina was seen again on Saturday, 11/10 (J&KB). It was still near the Osprey nesting platforms.


A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Quail Creek Reservoir on Thursday, 11/22 (RF). It was about 100 yards west of the overlook of the Quail Creek dike. If accepted, this will be the third record of Red-throated Loon in Utah.

Other birds at Quail Creek Reservoir included at least 2 PACIFIC LOONS, seen Sunday, 11/18 (KCo,RF), and again on Thursday, 11/22 (RF), and a HOODED MERGANSER, seen on Thursday, 11/22 (RF).

Observers: GB=Glenn Barlow, J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, JB=Jeanie Boynton, KC=K.C. Childs, SC=Steve Coleman, KCo=Kristen Comella, RF=Rick Fridell, PF=Pomera Fronce, TJ=Tony Jones, JL=James Lofthouse, BS=Bryan Shirley, DS=Dennis Shirley, LS=Lee Shirley, RS=Reed Stone

Abbreviations used:

AIC = Antelope Island Causeway 
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area 
SP = State Park

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