Utah Bird Report for 1/15/2002
Submitted by Larene Wyss (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

American White Pelican  Washington Co. 
Great Egret  Box Elder Co. 
Trumpeter Swan  Box Elder Co. 
Greater White-fronted Goose   Washington Co. 
Barrow's Goldeneye  Salt Lake Co. 
Merlin  Davis Co. 
Prairie Falcon  Davis Co. 
Gray Partridge  Box Elder Co. 
Mew Gull  Davis Co. 
Herring Gull  Davis Co. 
Thayer's Gull  Davis Co. 
Glaucous-winged Gull  Davis Co. 
Lewis' Woodpecker  Utah Co. 
Northern Pygmy-Owl  Cache Co., Grand Co. 
Vermillion Flycatcher  Washington Co. 
Juniper Titmouse  Salt Lake Co. 
Golden-crowned Kinglet  Utah Co. 
Bohemian Waxwing  Box Elder Co. 
American Tree Sparrow  Davis Co. 
Harris' Sparrow  Cache Co.  


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Compiler: Larene Wyss
Transcriber: Larene Wyss


Approximately 8 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen in Mantua on 01/09 (LL, JRy, SS, DT)

A GREAT EGRET was seen a at the Salt Creek Waterfowl Management Area, 01/11 (B&GB)

A flock of GRAY PARTRIDGE was seen at Stinky Springs, 01/11 (B&GB). Stinky Springs is approximately 8 miles west of Corinne on SR83.

The TRUMPETER SWAN family was seen again north of Deweyville at MM 18, SR 38, 01/13 (J&KB)

COMMON REDPOLLS continue to be seen in Mantua in the vicinity of Main Street between 100 North and 100 South. The most recent sighting was 01/15. (v.o.)


A NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL has been visiting a feeder in Logan, 01/10 (CS). Another one was seen near the Country Club in Logan. (JR)

One HARRIS' SPARROW was seen with a flock of White-crowned Sparrows on the west side of Mendon near 200 South and Highway 23, 01/13 (J&KB)


At the Bountiful City Dump, several species of gulls were seen, including a first-year GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, a first-year MEW GULL, THAYER'S GULLS, and HERRING GULLS, 01/10 (DS & BS)

A MERLIN and a PRAIRIE FALCON were seen along the AIC, 01/10 (B&GB). A

Prairie Falcon was also seen on the west dike of FBWMA, 01/13 (GB)

AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS have been observed near the restroom at the FBWMA, 01/12 and 01/13 (GB, BR JV). Six AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were seen on Antelope Island at the parking light just past Ladyfinger Picnic Area, 01/13 (J&KB). The picnic area is the second parking area as you drive right around the island.

At the FBWMA, a SHORT-EARED OWL was seen hunting along the west dike road, 01/13 (J&KB)


A NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL was observed in the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve along the boardwalk trail just before sundown, 01/15 (DF)


A BARROW'S GOLDENEYE was seen on the Jordan River Parkway near 2320 South Redwood Road, 01/10 (BH). It was seen again on 01/11

JUNIPER TITMICE were seen in the Salt Lake City Cemetery, 01/14 (SC). They were in the area of 440 N between 900 and 1100 East.


GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS were seen at the Provo City Cemetery in the pine trees in the NW corner, 01/08 (BS)

A LEWIS' WOODPECKER was found in Salem at Woodland Hills Drive and 9550 South (county address), 01/10 (HC). Take Spanish Fork exit from I-15 and head south on SR 89. Green sign points to Woodland Hills Drive (east/left) at top of the hill. Follow until you see farm machinery painted like a dragon and look around scrub oak and telephone poles, 01/10 (HC)


Two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were on the SunRiver Pond south of Bloomington, 01/08 (WH).

A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen on the pond at the Dixie Redhills Golf Course, 01/08 (WH)

The two VERMILLION FLYCATCHERS found on the St. George CBC were still at Cox Park, 01/08 (WH)

Observers: B=Glenn Barlow, J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, B&GB=Bob & Georgene Bond, HC=Harold Clayson, SC=Steve Coleman, DF=Damian Fagan, BH=Bob Huntington, WH=William Hunter, LL=Letitia Lussier, JR=Julie Reider, BR=Bruce Robinson, JRy=June Ryburn, SS= Susan Saffle, CS=Carl Sanders, DS=Dennis Shirley, BS=Bryan Shirley, DT=Donna Thorum, JV=Julie VanMoorhem

Abbreviations used:

AIC = Antelope Island Causeway 
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area 
MM = mile marker 
SR = State Route 
v.o. = various observers

Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to westwings@sisna.com

You may e-mail questions and comments to westwings@sisna.com or you may call (801) 487-9453.