Birdnet Hotline Highlights
July 2002

Review Species Reported This Month:
     White-tailed Kite   Box Elder Co. 
     Red-headed Woodpecker  Cache Co. 
     Northern Parula  Wayne Co.


John Neill - (12 Jul 2002) John Neill submitted a sight record to the Records Committee for a WHITE-TAILED KITE, at Locomotive Springs WMA.

Jack Binch - White valley: Burrowing Owl, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, Lark Sparrow  


Eric Jeffords - (Sun, 28 Jul 2002)   Observed female RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at 9:12 a.m. 7/27/02 shortly after
starting up the trail from the parking lot. Heard its distintive song before spotting. She then took flight and passed straight overhead. Brown head as well as white on rump and wing secondaries unmistakable. Quite a sight!

Ron Ryel - (Mon, 08 Jul 2002)  Just when summer birding was getting boring, a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER surfaces in a most unusual place--White Pine Lake. The bird, a nice adult, was seen just south of the bridge over White Pine Creek on the Tony Grove Lake to White Pine Lake trail. The bridge is about 1/3 of a mile from White Pine Lake and about 3.5 miles from the Tony Grove Lake parking lot. It was seen working the dead top of a spruce tree. It made no sounds. I am most interested in knowing if anyone else finds this bird.


"Sharp"  (Sun, 7 Jul 2002)  I spent the holiday out at Moon Lake in the Uintas.  We set up a hummingbird feeder in our camp.  We had as many as 25 hummingbirds at the feeder at a time.  Included in this were at least 6 male Rufous Hummingbirds and 1 male Calliope Hummingbird.  They definitely kept things lively.  We also saw many other species of birds.  Some of the birds identified were Stellars Jay, Chipping Sparrow, Flicker, Junco, Chickadee, and Western Tanager.


Cathy Woodard - (Sat, 13 Jul 2002) We've had 6 or 8 Rufous Hummingbird males and 3 or 4 females at our feeders 
here in Panguitch for the last two weeks. Also have numerous black-chinned and broad-tails of both sexes. They are early,
usually don't arrive here until mid-August. 


Damian Fagan -  Recent (July 12-14th, 2002) bird sightings from the Moab (Grand County) area: American White Pelican (14th), White-winged Dove (14th), and Double-Crested Cormorant (12th). The pelican and cormorant were in the
Colorado River in the vicinity of the Atlas Minerals Site and the white-winged dove was about 1/8 mile from the border of the Scott M. Matheson Wetlands Preserve at a feeder.


Neville, Ann - 26 July 6-10 am Bob Huntington, Deedee O'Brien, Jack Torrey, Mike Shantz, Ann Neville, Celia, and Evars (from Latvia).  It's migration time! ....  Snowy Plover - 129 (WOW) ....

Joel Beyer -  This morning, Sunday 7/28, we observed 2 Three-toed Woodpeckers at Brighton.  They were seen along the trail that connects the summer cabin area to the Lake Solitude trail.

Larene Wyss - (Thu, 25 Jul 2002)  I flushed at least 3 Ruffed Grouse along the Maybird Lakes trail last evening around 7:00 p.m. 

Jack Holley  (Sat, 20 Jul 2002)  This morning I saw one White-winged Dove fly over the Jordan River at the Oxbow
Trailhead area. It was heading north along the river. To get to the area turn off of 3300 South onto 1000 West and head north until the end.

Bruce Robinson - (Fri, 5 Jul 2002)  I spent a few hours this morning (July 5) near Brighton at Silver Lake and Lake Solitude. One of the highlights included a male Rufous Hummingbird at the feeders behind the Information Center. A beautiful bird (and a lifer for me!)

Carol Davis - (Wed, 3 Jul 2002)  Nicky Davis had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak in her yard in Draper this morning.  She said it was a classic breeding male.


KC Childs - (Sun, 28 Jul 2002)  The Utah County Birders headed out to Eastern Tooele County for our field trip..... The best bird of the day was a Great Egret. This was seen on the south end of the James Walter Fitzgerald WMA near the town of Faust ....


Lainie Epstein - (Wed, 17 Jul 2002)  I am up Payson Canyon at Blackhawk campground and there are dozens of Mountain Bluebirds, lots of fledged young currently.

Alona Huffaker - (Sat, 13 Jul 2002)  There was a Rufous Hummingbird at my feeder in Springville last week. I had wondered if the fire on the mountain near here was driving them down early, but not clear to Panguich!


Tom Clark - (Wed, 17 Jul 2002)  A male NORTHERN PARULA was captured on July 16 at the MAPS station run by
Park Service personnel along the Fremont River in Capitol Reef National Park. It was captured in the large cottonwoods along the river south of the Petroglyph Panel on State Route 24. Photos were taken after the bird was banded.