Recent Sightings

  
Cache County   [Recent Rare Bird Sightings]

Sep 2017

Rya Sabel (30 Sep 2017) - [Lower Deep Canyon] - Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Cassin's Vireo, Steller's Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Paul Bowen  (29 Sep 2017) - [Newton Reservoir] - Osprey, Northern Harrier, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, American Goldfinch

Mike Taylor (27 Sep 2017) - [Porcupine Reservoir] - Osprey, Bald Eagle, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Dark-eyed Junco

Max von Zastrow (27 Sep 2017) - [Logan Fish Hatchery Pond] - Northern Harrier, Cooper's hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, American kestrel, Merlin

Mike Taylor (25 Sep 2017) - [Island Drive] - Mallard, White-throated Swift, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, House Finch

Cullen Clark (24 Sep 2017) - [Long Divide Rd] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Mike Taylor (20 Sep 2017) - [Logan Fish Hatchery Pond] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Western/Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Barn Swallow, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Cullen Clark (18 Sep 2017) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] -Osprey, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Gray Catbird

Dylan Hopkins (16 Sep 2017) - [Tony Grove] - Northern Goshawk. On hike up to Naomi Peak. Large accipiter. Juvenile plumage. Bold white supercilium and relatively short tail compared to wingspan vs Cooper's hawk.

Zachary Lohman (15 Sep 2017) - [Logan Canyon] - Northern Pygmy-Owl

Cullen Clark (5 Sep 2017) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Swainson's Hawk, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Lazulu Bunting

Dylan Hopkins (4 Sep 2017) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Baird's Sandpiper

Paul Bowen  (4 Sep 2017) - [Sue's Pond - Logan River Wetlands & Shorebird Playa] - Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Franklin's Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Mike Fish (2 Sep 2017) - [Logan, UT] - Mallard, California Quail, Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Dominique Roche (1 Sep 2017) - [Top - Porcupine Dam] - Rock Wren. One heard calling from the hill just north and above the dam. Bird not seen. I never heard it here before. It is a relatively rare bird in this county.

Scott Dietrich (1 Sep 2017) - [Trapper Park] - Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Nashville Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Western Tanager, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Aug 2017

Dominique Roche (30 Aug 2017) - [Hardware Ranch Game Management Area] - Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Dipper, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee

Dominique Roche (28 Aug 2017) - [Top Porcupine Dam] - Bald Eagle

Scott Dietrich (26 Aug 2017) - [Trapper Park] - Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Virginia Rail, Sandhill Crane, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, MacGillivray's Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bobolink, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Kristin Purdy (23 Aug 2017) - [West of Monte Cristo CG] - Williamson's Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Warbling Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Cullen Clark (23 Aug 2017) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Golden-crowned Sparrow. I am not 100% sure on this bird. I only got brief distant looks through 8x binoculars. When I first saw it from the back I thought it was a House Finch. Then it turned and I saw a gray bill and a central stripe with yellow at the front before it flew down into the brush. I never saw it leave but I waited for about 5 minutes and it never reappeared or vocalized.
     -- Also seen: Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, White-faced Ibis, Killdeer, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler

Paul Bowen (22 Aug 2017) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Virginia Rail, American Coot, American Avocet, Killdeer, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Solitary Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Cailtin Laughlin (18 Aug 2017) - [Bud Phelps WMA] - Cinnamon Teal, Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Carlos Sanchez (13 Aug 2017) - [Sue's Pond - Logan River Wetlands] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, White-faced Ibis, Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Yellow-headed Blackbird, American Goldfinch

Kristin Purdy (1 Aug 2017) - [Powder Mountain Ski area] - Calliope Hummingbird. Green upper parts, white under parts with buffy wash down sides. White throat, neatly spotted. White tips to retrices. Short, relatively straight bill. Wingtips longer than the tail. Head proportionately big to the body.
     -- Also seen: Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker,
Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, White-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Jul 2017

Paul Bowen (29 Jul 2017) - [River Nature Trail] - Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Ricky Wyman (26 Jul 2017) - [First Dam] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Cassin's Finch

Donel Jensen (23 Jul 2017) - [Tony Grove - Naomi Trail] - Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Nathan Anderson (21 Jul 2017) - [Amalga Barrens] - Canada Goose, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Savannah Sparrow, Western Meadowlark
      -- [Newton Reservoir - SE Access] - Belted Kingfisher

Darren Hall (19 Jul 2017) - [Monte Cristo Rd] - Dusky Grouse, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Purple Martin

Arthur Wardle (17 Jul 2017) - [King Nature Park] - Western Kingbird, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch

Matthew Pendleton (17 Jul 2017) - [Monte Cristo Rd - Curtis Creed Rd] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow

Justin Barton (16 Jul 2017) - [Hyde Park, UT] - Sharp-shinned Hawk

Zachary Loman (16 Jul 2017) - [Logan Canyon - Cliffs of Insanity] - Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, American Crow, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Canyon Wren, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow

Mike Fish (16 Jul 2017) - [Logan, UT] - California Quail, Swainson's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Barn Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Sammy Cowell (15 Jul 2017) - [Tony Grove] - Northern Goshawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West)

Rob Fergus (13 Jul 2017) - [Culter Marsh] - Blue-winged Teal, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Red-tailed Hawk, Forster's Tern, Eastern Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Elaine Hendricks (12 Jul 2017) - [Logan Canyon - River Cliffs] - White-throated Swift. Flying very high above the cliffs on the north side of the road. Viewed from the pullout .9 mile north of Wood Camp (before the bridge over the river).

Arthur Wardle (11 Jul 2017) - [Sue's Pond] - Canada Goose, Ruddy Duck, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Edna Berry (8 Jul 2017) - [Providence, UT] - Northern Pygmy-Owl

Mike Hearell (7 Jul 2017) - [Monte Cristo Rd - Curtis Creed Rd] - Ruffed Grouse, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Tree Swallow, Rock Wren

Arthur Wardle (4 Jul 2017) - [Logan Canyon - Third Dam] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Warbling Vireo, Barn Swallow, Swainson's Thrush, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Paul Bowen (4 Jul 2017) - [Ant Flat Rd] - Swainson's Hawk, Killdeer, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, Yellow Warbler, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

Mike Taylor (1 Jul 2017) - [Newton Reservoir - SE Access] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Double-crested Cormorant, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Least Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Jun 2017

Kristin Purdy (28 Jun 2017) - [West of Monte Cristo CG] - Hairy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Mike Fish (24 Jun 2017) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Least Flycatcher. Went looking for the Least Flycatcher upon hearing reports from other birders. I could hear the flycatcher singing constantly in an area that has become common for this species. I recorded audio on both my video camera and digital recorder. A clip from the digital recorder is attached. I could not get close to the bird due to flooding in the area, but I could easily hear it singing (CheBek) during my entire observation.
     -- Also seen: Bobolink

Sammy Cowell (22 Jun 2017) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Ring-necked Pheasant, White-faced Ibis, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, American Goldfinch

Mike Fish (17 Jun 2017) - [Green Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse, Common Poorwill, Hermit Thrush

Cullen Clark (16 Jun 2017) - [West fields Logan, UT] - Glossy Ibis

Jon Watkins (10 Jun 2017) - [Mendon Road Management Area] - Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, White-faced Ibis, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Willet, Franklin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Western Wood-Pewee, Eastern Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch

Weston Smith (2 Jun 2017) - [Ant Flat Rd] - Mallard, Greater Sage-Grouse, Sharp-tailed Grouse
Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Willow Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Sage Thrasher, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

May 2017

Kristin Purdy (31 May 2017) - [West of Monte Cristo CG] - American Three-toed Woodpecker
Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's/Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Sammy Cowell (30 May 2017) - [Dry Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Mike Fish (29 May 2017) - [Steel Canyon] - Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Olive-sided Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, American Crow, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Juniper Titmouse

Neldon Kunz (28 May 2017() - [Logan River Icon Trail] - Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Wood-Pewee, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Continuing), Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Zachary Loman (26 May 2017) - [Tony Grove] - Northern Flicker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Pine Siskin

Edna Berry (24 May 2017) - [Providence, UT] - Calliope Hummingbird.

Zachary Loman (22 May 2017) - [Cutler Marsh] - American Bittern.

David Wheeler (22 May2017) - [Ant Flat Rd] - Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, House Wren, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Green-tailed Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Von Welch (22 May 2017) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Gadwall, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal,
Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Virginia Rail, Sora, American Coot, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Bank Swallow, Marsh Wren, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Eric Bingham (21 May 2017) - [ Logan City Dump area] - Lewis's Woodpecker. Large dark woodpecker with red belly and grey nape of neck. Seen incidentally while on our way somewhere else. It was not afraid of our van, so I was able to get close enough for a poor cell phone picture. It appeared to be picking bugs from the fenceposts alongside the road.

MikeTaylor (21 May 2017) - [Bonneville Shoreline Trail] - Ring-necked Pheasant, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Rock Wren, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark

Edna Berry (18 May 2017) - [Providence, UT] - Indigo Bunting. Not dropping to ground like Lazulis. Staying on feeder or in tree, toward top of tree, singing. Not quite as shy as are the lazulis.

Ryan Sabel (13 May 2017) - [Lower Green Canyon] - Flammulated Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Common Poorwill, Yellow Warbler
    -- [Amalga Barrens] - Sora, Short-eared Owl, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow

Kendall Watkins (5 May2017) - [Logan, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Marbled Godwit, Least Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, American Pipit, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Cullen Clark (5 May 2017) - [Hardware Ranch] - Greater Sage-Grouse
     -- Also seen: Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Wilson's Snipe, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Dusky Flycatcher, Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Sammy Cowell (4 May 2017) - [Benson RR Trail] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Redhead, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, American White Pelican, American Bittern, Great Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Swainson's Hawk, Sora, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Mike Fish (4 May 2017) - [Hyrum, UT] - Common Loon, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Spotted Sandpiper, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Western Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Brett Mossman (2 May 2017) - [Canal Trail] - California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Pacific Wren, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Cullen Clark (1 May 2017) - [Amalga Barrens] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Hawk, Sora, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Marbled Godwit, Dunlin, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Franklin's Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Tree Swallow, Marsh Wren, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Sammy Cowell (1 May 2017) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Forster's Tern, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Apr 2017

Zachary Lohman (30 Apr 2017) - [Logan, UT] - Black-bellied Plover

Sammy Cowell (28 Apr 2017) - [2400 W field, Logan, UT] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, White-faced Ibis,
American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Franklin's Gull, Mourning Dove, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Brewer's Blackbird

Dominique Roche (26 Apr 2017) - [Porcupine Creek Canyon] - Dusky Grouse, Golden Eagle, Mountain Chickadee,  American Dipper, Townsend's Solitaire

Katelynn Curtis (22 Apr 2017) - [Ant Flat Rd] - Mallard, Common Merganser, Greater Sage-Grouse, Great Blue Heron, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Evening Grosbeak

Zachary Lohman (19 Apr 2017) - [Wellsville, UT] - Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, White-crowned Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Dylan Hopkins (17Apr 2017) - [Utah State University Campus] - Vaux's Swift. Small swift. Crescent wings and bat-like flutter flight. No white underneath. All dark brown w/ tan breast. Seen flying near yellow parking lot near slope that goes down to the island.

Dylan Hopkins (13 Apr 2017) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Wild Turkey, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Willet, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), American Kestrel, Say's Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, American Pipit, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird

Mike Fish (9 Apr 2017) - [Logan City Cemetery] - Prairie Falcon. Went swooping through the trees calling as if agitated by something. Sat in a tree and called several times.

Jeff Merkley (5 Apr 2017) - [Logan Polishing Ponds] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Barrow's Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Western Meadowlark

Kendall Watkins
(2 Apr 2017) - [Mendon, UT] - Northern Saw-whet Owl

Mar 2017

Brent Fransworth (28 Mar 2017) - [Forestry Field Station] - Dusky Grouse, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Sammy Cowell (26 Mar 2017) - [Lower Deep Canyon] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier,
Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, California Gull, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Pacific Wren, American Robin, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Western Meadowlark, Pine Siskin

Cullen Clark (25 Mar 2017) - [Airport Rd, Logan, UT] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Horned Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Common Raven, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Sammy Cowell (24 Mar 2017) - [Dry Canyon] - Canada Goose, Golden Eagle, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin   -- [Canal Trail] - Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Mike Fish (18 Mar 2017) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Northern Harrier, Virginia Rail, Sandhill Crane

Sammy Cowell (18 Mar 2017) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Horned Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Horned Lark, Marsh Wren, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird,
Western Meadowlark
     -- [Logan Landfill] - Thayer's Gull. Ligher mantle, pink legs. Smudged brown on the head and neck. Smaller, more dove-like head and bill, and darker eye than HEGU.

Mike Fish (12 Mar 2017) - [Amalga Barrens] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Kildeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Sammy Cowell (11 Mar 2017) - [Richmond, UT] - Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, American White Pelican, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Kyle Lima (6 Mar 2017) - [Airport Rd, Logan, UT] - Trumpeter Swan   -- [Lower Green Canyon] - Northern Pygmy-Owl

Dylan Hopkins (3 Mar 2017) - [Benson, UT] - Greater White-fronted Goose. Near a group of CANGs. Pinkish/Orange bill and legs. White bordering bill and white rump feathers. Will attach photos.    -- Also seen: Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull

Feb 2017

Sammy Cowell (28 Feb 2017) - [Logan Canyon] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Black-capped Chickadee, American Dipper, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Song Sparrow

Sammy Cowell (26 Feb 2017) - [4600 North 2400West, so of Amalga Barrens] - Lesser Black-backed Gull. Larger and darker-mantled than the CAGU immediately in front of it. Saw it right as I drove up, but took off before I could get a picture. Bright, yellow legs obvious as it flew, distinguishing it from Western Gull or Slaty-blacked Gull. Very confident in ID.
     -- Also seen: Trumpeter Swan, Tundra Swan, Sandhill Crane

Brett Mossman (26 Feb 2017) - [Hwy 218 - MM3] - Gray Partridge, Sandhill Crane

Sammy Cowell (22 Feb 2017) - [East Fork Little Bear River] - Northern Saw-whet Owl. Found it! Called in response to playbacks. I think there are much more in Cache County than are reported.

Sammy Cowell (20 Feb 2017) - [Powder Ridge Village Resort] - Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's), Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Gray-crowned)

Sammy Cowell (17 Feb 2017) - [Hwy 165, Paradise, UT] - Barn Owl. Flew across the road with prey item (probably a vole) in mouth. It seems that the best way to find these guys is to drive around ag land at night with the brights on. At least, that's how I always end up seeing them.

Mike Fish (12 Feb 2017) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier (American), Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Common Raven, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird
     -- [Benson Marina] - Common Merganser, Northern Harrier (American), California Gull, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, American Tree Sparrow

Michael Lefevre (11 Feb 2017) - [First Dam] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Common Merganser, American Coot, American Dipper, Yellow-rumped Warbler, House Finch

Michael Lefevre (8 Feb 2017) - [Logan, UT] - Cedar Waxwing

Mike Fish (5 Feb 2017) - [Sumac Drive, Logan, UT] - White-throated Sparrow

Jan 2017

Mike Fish (31 Jan 2017) - [Logan, UT] - White-throated Sparrow

Cullen Clark (20 Jan 2017) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Virginia Rail

Michel San Miguel (17 Jan 2017) - [Wellsville, UT] - Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk

Mike Fish (16 Jan 2017) - [Powder Ridge Village] - Grey-crowned Rosy Finch. 4 on feeders.

Neil Paprocki (14 Jan 2017) - [Powder Mountain Ski Resort] - Golden-crowned Kinglet

Mike Fish (13 Jan 2017) - [Petersboro, UT] - Gray Partridge. The partridge flew across the highway directly in front of my car. I saw the birds land on the hillside west of the road. I pulled off on the 7200 W exit and turned around to see if I could relocate the birds. As I got back to their location, I saw the grays running down into the deep ditch at the side of the road. The hillside and ditch where the partridge flew to is covered with sunflower stocks which I am assuming attracted them.

Sammy Cowell (10 Jan 2017) - [Canal Trail] - Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Mike Fish (6 Jan 2017) - [Logan, UT] - Barn Owl. The Barn owl flew directly in front of my car and was lit up by my headlights as well as street lights in the area. I saw the owl before it crossed in front of me and got very good views for easy identification. The owl was flying from the area of the Providence theaters and headed towards the small golf park to the east.

Zachary Loman (5 Jan 2017) - [Hyrum, UT] - Vesper Sparrow. Showed up near the feeder today. Haven't seen it here before. It was chased off by the towhee, which also showed up this morning. Presumably all this had something with the 2 ft of snow we got yesterday. White eye ring, bold pale malar, moderate fork in the the tail white tail edges.

Cullen Clark (3 Jan 2017) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Cackling Goose

Mike Fish (1 Jan 2017) - [Logan Fish Hatchery Pond] - Golden Eagle

Dec 2016

Mike Fish (29 December 2016) - [Logan Canyon] - Pacific Wren. Found between the group areas. Made several calls as I walked by which caught my attention. I was able to get a few photos and watch the bird for several minutes.

Mike Fish (23 December 2016) - [High Creek Rd] - Snow Goose. Sitting in field with 640 Canada geese on the southside of Egan road.

Sammy Cowell (20 December 2016) - [High Creek Rd] - Sharp-tailed Grouse. Group of good-sized birds flying over the road. They were backlight, and I didn't get a good look at them. But, it seemed clear to me that they were a gamebird of some kind based on their size/shape, how they were flying, and how they grouped together. Larger than Gray Partridge, smaller than Wild Turkey. Gliding over the road with wings slightly drooped.

Cullen Clark (18 December 2016) - [Richmond, UT] - Greater White-fronted Goose.

Sammy Cowell (15 December 2016) - [Hyrym Reservoir] - Greater Scaup. I originally thought these could be BWTE b/c of the bill, white behind bill, and white on the flank. But, I later realized these were female scaup. I distinctly remember at least one, and probably two, out of the group of five having a white spot on the flank/wings, a trait very rarely seen in female Lesser Scaup. Seemed slightly bigger, but that part could be post-hoc confirmation bias. This is after the fact, and it could be wishful thinking, but I clearly remember a distinct white patch on the flanks/wings. That's enough to make me call it, even after originally misidentifying. May go back tomorrow to confirm, and I encourage other birders (with better cameras) to check it out as well. This bird is very rare for the county.
     -- Lesser Black-backed Gull. Good deal larger than RBGU, and slightly larger than the CAGU's. Back very dark. Larger and straighter bill.

Sammy Cowell (9 December 2016) - [Logan Canyon] - Canyon Wren. Heard "jeet" calls coming from a group of exposed rock faces. Probably about 0.5 past the Crimson Trailhead. Turned around at this point.

Sammy Cowell (7 December 2016) - [North Fields, Logan, UT] - Peregrine Falcon. Perched on fence post on other side of airport runway. Far away, but could still make out buff breast and belly and dark head. About half the size of a RTHA perched a few fence posts away. Confident enough to call it.

Brett Mossman (4 December 2016) - [Steel Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Black-billed Magpie, Juniper Titmouse, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided)

Scott Dietrich (3 December 2016) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - PACIFIC LOON. Continuing.    
      -- Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Northern Flicker, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, House Finch

Nov 2016

Zachary Loman (26 November 2016) - [Cache National Forest] - Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill

Neil Paprocki (25 November 2016) - [Cove, Richmond, UT] - Northern Goshawk.

Denise Chung (24 November 20160 - [Logan Rover - Icon Trail] - Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Rough-legged Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Canyon Wren, American Dipper, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

Mike Fish (24 November 2016) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - Tundra Swan. I kayaked around the entire lake. I was able to drift very close to loons and grebes getting fantastic views. The loons called often but somewhat quietly. Awesome outing other than my camera died just as I was coming up on the loons and grebe. I was able to capture a few distant photos before my camera died. 23 species total:
   
Lauri Taylor
(22 November 2016) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Green-winged Teal (American), Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Marsh Wren, Song Sparrow

Sammy Cowell (22 November 2016) - [Watertrough Rd Pond] - Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Marsh Wren, European Starling, American Pipit, Red-winged Blackbird

Brett Mossman (22 November 2016) - [Hyrum SP & west end of Reservoir] - ARCTIC LOON.  Continuing bird. Only seen on the far side or the reservoir but small loon with a significant amount of white in the throat and with prominent white flanks. I have very distant pictures.  44 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Darren Hall (22 November 2016) - [Hwy 89 east of Sardine Cny] - Wild Turkey

Cullen Clark (20 November 2016) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - Common Merganser, Red-throated Loon
(Continuing), Pacific Loon (Continuing), Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven

Tim Avery (20 November 2016) - [Smithfield, UT] - BLUE JAY. Spent about 20 minutes looking and didn't find it. As we were leaving it called from one of the yards off 100 West. It ended up flying right over us.

Mike Fish (14 November 20160 - [Logan, UT] - Western Screech-Owl. Owl flew directly in front of my cay at windshield height and was lit up to appear very gray and silvery by my headlights. The short stubby owl came within 20 feet of my windshield but I was driving slow and got great looks at the owl as it crossed in front of me. No doubt it was a Western Screech-Owl

Cullen Clark (6 November 2016) - [Spackman's Pond] - Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, American Kestrel, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Kendall Watkins (4 November 2016) - [Mendon, UT] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco

Oct 2016

Zachary Loman (26 October 2016) - [First Dam] - Barrow's Goldeneye

Robyn Smith (22 October 2016) - [Logan city Polishing Ponds] - Gadwall, Canvasback, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Eared Grebe, Northern Harrier, Western Meadowlark

Mike Hearell (22 October 2016) - [Scare Canyon Ranch] - Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier (American), Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Northern Shrike, Black-capped Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Mike Fish (21 October 2016) - Richmond Sewage Lagoons]  - Surf Scoter. White head patches evident. Stocky bird with large head and triangular bill easy to see on profile. Bird first reported by Cullen Clark. I was able to get a photo but bird is a long ways off. I will attach photo when I get a chance to download.

Cullen Clark (18 October 2016) - [Richmond Sewage Lagoons] - Surf Scoter, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe

Alexia S. (15 October 2016) - [Lewiston, UT] - Ferruginous Hawk

Mike Fish (15 October 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Black-crowned Night-Heron, Sharp-shinned Hawk, American Dipper

Scott Dietrich (13 October 2016) - [Trapper Park] - Great Horned Owl, Cedar Waxwing

Dylan Hopkins (11 October 2016) - [Trapper Park] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Virginia Rail, Belted Kingfisher, Brewer's Blackbird

Cullen Clark (9 October 2016) - [High Creek] - Northern Flicker, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren

Neil Paprocki (9  October 2016) - [Deep Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse, Dusky Grouse, Golden Eagle, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire

Robyn Smith (5 October 2016) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - Pacific Loon. Continuing. Loon with a very dark back with no markings, bill more slender than the Common Loon, and had less white on the chin and cheek than the Common Loon.

Sammy Cowell (4 October 20160 - [Rendezvous Park] - Wood Duck, Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Cassin's Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Sammy Cowell  (2  October 2016) - [Deep Canyon] - Pacific Wren

Sammy Cowell  (1  October 2016) - [Deep Canyon] - Sandhill Crane, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Pine Siskin

Sep 2016

Cullen Clark (30 September 2016) - [Benson Marina] - Mallard, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, White-faced Ibis, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark,
American Goldfinch

Tom Forwood Jr (29 Seotember 2016) - [Logan Canyon] - Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Canyon Wren, American Dipper, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco

Zachary Loman (26 September 2016) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - Common Tern

Brett Mossman (24 September 2016) - [Rendezvous Park] - Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Large finch in transition plumage. Rose coloration in the top of the breast with some orange around the nape. Some streaking present on the flanks with a white rump patch. The bird appeared to have a dark bill but otherwise seemed to be a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

Zachary Loman (20 September 2016) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - Lesser Black-backed Gull. Appears to be alternate plumage adult. Very dark mantle, smaller bill than WEGU or GBBG, considerably larger than nearby RBGU and FRGU. Somewhat distant, but clearly a large white headed gull with obvious red gondyeal spot on yellow bill. See photos. Video uploaded to Bridgerland Audubon Society Facebook page.
     -- Ruddy Duck, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Osprey, American Coot, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Forster's Tern

Andrew Durso (19 September 20160 - [Amalga Cheese Plant Pond] - Baird's Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Common Nighthawk

Brett Mossman (18 September 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Sandhill Crane, Lark Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow

Sammy Cowell (17 September 2016) - [Trapper Park] - Chestnut-sided Warbler. Small, colorful songbird foraging at mid-level in the tree. At first, I didn't recognize it because it did not resemble anything that was in this area. However, chestnut streaking on the side distinctive along with prominent wing bars and white eye-ring. Light/gray underparts and colorful crown of head. Concluded that it was a AHY male as no other songbird that size could have the chestnut flanks and the other field marks. No records for Cache Co., but they have been known to occur along Wasatch front during fall migration. Did not get a photo as it flew out of view too quickly.

Tom Wuenschell (16 September 2016) - [Murray Hill Rd] - Dusky Flycatcher. Little bird in the maples. Olive about, light with yellow wash below, eye ring and wing bars. Flycatching in between maple shrubs, gleaning insects from twigs and leaves within maple shrubs.

Mike Fish (15 Sep 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Western Screech-Owl

Weston Smith (15 September 2016) - [Ant Flat Rd] - Sharp-tailed Grouse. Actual count. Jumped four groups all flew away from us not in the direction we were heading. The groups were six, five, ten and two for the total of twenty-three.

Cullen Clark (15 September 2016) - [Trapper Park] - Golden-crowned Sparrow. Gray bill, faded yellow patch on the forehead with wide black stripes on either side. There appeared to be some brown in the black stripes. I was not able to get a photograph but I will try again later today. It was in the willows next to the foot bridge between the Logan River-Icon trail and Bridger Park.

Frank Howe (11 September 2016) - Cutler Marsh] - 39 species total:
      -- Wood Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Peregrine Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Dylan Hopkins (4 September 2016) - [Tony Grove] - Clark's Nutcracker

Mike Fish (3 Sep 2016) - [Logan, UT] - California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Calliope Hummingbird, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Cullen Clark (3 September 2016) - [Amalga Barrens] - Baird's Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper

Brett Mossman (3 September 2016) - [Tony Grove] - 31 species total:
     -- Dusky Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rufous Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Steller's Jay (Interior), Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Aug 2016

Cullen Clark (29 Aug 2016) - [Amalga Barrens] - Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Baird's Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Lesser Yellowlegs, Peregrine Falcon, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Mike Fish
(27 August 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Lazuli Bunting

Zachary Lohman (26 August 2016) - [Dry Canyon] - Common Poorwill, Canyon Wren

Mike Fish (26 August 2016) - [Logan, UT] - California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch

Cullen Clark (26 Aug 2016) - [Benson RR Trail] - Clay-colored Sparrow. Buffy chest, white malar stripe, clean gray nape.
     -- Redhead, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow

Sammy Cowell (25 Aug 2016) - [Logan Canyon] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Warbling Vireo, Barn Swallow, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Pine Siskin

Mike Taylor (23 Aug 2016) - First Dam] - Wood Duck

Chris Erickson (19 Aug 2016) - [Tony Grove] - Dusky Grouse

Scott Erickson (19 Aug 2016) - [Tony Grove] - Eared Grebe, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch (Interior West), Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Bob Atwood (15 August 2016) - [Denzil Stewart Nature Park] -  Mallard, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Olive-sided Flycatcher, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager, American Goldfinch

Neldon Kunz (10 August 2016) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, American Robin

Mike Fish (7 August 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Lincoln's Sparrow. I believe it was a juvenile bird. After I saw it under my bird bath it then sat in my Water Birch tree next to my deck for at least 15 minutes. Got good looks at it the entire time.

Sammy Cowell (3 Aug 2016) - [Tony Grove] - 23 species total:
     -- Great Blue Heron, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Jul 2016

Robyn Smith (31 July 2016) - [Sue's Pond - Logan River Wetlands and Shorebird Preserve] -
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Ruddy Duck, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, American Coot (Red-shielded), American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow (American), Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Zachary Loman (31July 2016) - [Tony Grove] - Ruffed Grouse. Reddish invididual with ruff, all fluffed out. Crest and tail band visible.

David Pettee (30 July 2016) - [Powder Mtn Ski Resort] - Williamson's Sapsucker , American Three-toed Woodpecker

Andrew Durso (30 July 2016) - [Dry Canyon] - Western Screech-Owl, Long-eared Owl, Common Nighthawk, Common Poorwill, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Canyon Wren

Zachary Loman (28 July 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Short-eared Owl, Vesper Sparrow

Cullen Clark (28 July 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - American Bittern, Grasshopper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow

Zachary Loman (28 July 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Sharp-tailed Grouse

Benjamin Dana (21 July 2016) - [Green Canyon] - Black-throated Gray Warbler

Robyn Smith (17 July 20160 - [Tony Grove] - 34 species total:
      --  Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Williamson's Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Prairie Falcon, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo (Western), Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, House Wren (Northern), Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin

Andrew Durso (16 July 2016) - [Logan Canyon] - Chipping Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow

Benjamin Dana (15 July 2016) - [Logan Canyon] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Willow Flycatcher, Hermit Thrush, Gray Catbird, Chipping Sparrow

Tom Wuenschell (9 July 2016) - [Logan Canyon] - White-throated Swift. In upper Temple Fork canyon, watched cliff tops with binoculars and started seeing several little "flying cigars". After several minutes I managed to ID a couple of them from their black and white undersides pattern. Lots of extensive mountain cliff habitat in this drainage.
      -- Mallard, Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, Steller's Jay, Bank Swallow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Dipper, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting

Jeff Merkeley (9 July 2016) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Least Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Lesser Yellowlegs

Tom Wuenschell (7 July 2016) - [Deep Canyon] - Wild Turkey, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Hermit Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting

Dominique Roche (5 July 2016) - [Tony Grove] - Brewer's Sparrow

Mike Fish (5 July 2016) - [Monte Cristo Rd] - Purple Martin. I saw 4 Martin's flying together and saw them enter the trees near the area where I parked. I could see their nest cavity while sitting in my truck. I was able to watch them come and go from the nest cavity for over an hour.

Mike Fish (4 July 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - 29 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sora, Killdeer, Wilson's Phalarope, Willet, Forster's Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Mourning Dove, Short-eared Owl, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Dominique Roche (3 July 2016) - [Hwy-30] - Cattle Egret

Dominique Roche (2 July 2016) - [Cinnamon Creek Camp] - 17 species total:
     -- Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Warbling Vireo, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Siskin

Jeff Merkeley (1 July 2016) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - 21 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, American White Pelican, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis,  Northern Harrier, American Coot (Red-shielded), Sandhill Crane, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Jun 2016

Mike Fish (29 June 2016) - [Green Canyon] - Flammulated Owl, Great Horned Owl Bubo, Common Poorwill, Hermit Thrush, Green-tailed Towhee

Tom Wuenschell (23 June 2016) - [Coldwater Lake] - Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Black-capped Chickade, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak

Nate Brown (20 June 2016) - [Monte Cristo Rd -Curtis Creek Rd] - Purple Martin

Andrew Durso (19 June 2016) - [Logan Downtown] - Common Nighthawk

Neil Paprocki (19 June 2016) - [Tony Grove] - Northern Goshawk. Large Accipiter seen well flying high over the lake in PM after hiking up Naomi Peak. Long tail, large bodied, with deep floppy wing beats. Whitish/grey underside with slate-blue on top, both clearly visible. No photographs taken of the bird as it surprised us passing by. 34 species total:
     -- Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Horned Owl, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Pine Siskin

Anonymous eBirder (18 June 2016) - [Peterson Hollow Trail] - Very nice trail that begin along the Logan River and quickly winds gradually up a dry canyon through a mixture of Aspen and Conifer groves, with some open sagebrush and other shrubs mixed in along the way. Trailhead can be a bit hard to find, but starts near a car camping site south of the Steep Hollow Road turn off. 32 species total: -- Turkey Vulture, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Pine Siskin

Jeff Merkeley (18 June 2016) - [Logan Polishing Ponds] - 23 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet, Wilson's Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Bob Atwood (18 June 2016) - [Icon Trail - Logan River] - 33 species total: -- Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Swainson's Hawk, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Mike Fish (9 June 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Western Screech-Owl

Weston Smith (8 June 2016) - [Ant Flat Road] - Greater Sage-Grouse. Large chicken type birds mostly gray with black bellies and long pointed tails. Seen in the same place as birds were seen last two years on this survey.

Mike Fish (4 June 2016) - [Steel Canyon] - 37 species total: -- Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Western Wood-Pewee, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit (Interior), House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Bob Atwood (4 June 2016) - [River Heights Cemetery, Providence UT] - Gray Flycatcher. flirting with a flock of kinglets

Kelly McCandless (4 June 2016) - [Lewiston, UT area] - 23 species total: -- Canada Goose, Clark's Grebe, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Eurasian Collared-Dove, White-throated Swift, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch

Mike Fish (3 June 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - 23 species total:
     -- Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Cattle Egret, White-faced Ibis, Sora, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Sparrow

Paul Bowen (2 June 2016) - [Benson RR Trail] - Canada Goose, Cinnamon Teal, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Bullock's Oriole

Paul Bowen (1 June 2016) - [Tony Grove] - Red-naped Sapsucker, Steller's Jay, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), White-crowned Sparrow

May 2016

Mike Fish (31 May 2016) - [King Nature Park] - 19 species total:
     -- Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Bob Atwood (30 May 2016) - [Logan Polishing Ponds] - 35 species total:
    --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, American Coot, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet, Wilson's Phalarope, Ring-billed Gull, Forster's Tern, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Robyn Smith (29 May 2016) - [Logan Polishing Ponds] - Red-necked Phalarope. Out in the middle of the first pond, very dark necks with bright white chin patches below. I've never seen these in breeding plumage, so that was a treat!

Peter Bergeson (29 May 2016) - [Millville Canyon Rd] - Lark Sparrow

Mike Hearell (29 May 2016) - [Monte Cristo Rd] - Purple Martin. At least this many. Saw three males and two females simultaneously.
      -- Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin

Mike Fish (29 May 2016)  - [Dry Canyon] - Black-throated Gray Warbler. 6 of them were above the rock cliff area and one was below near the camping area. They were all singing and I go good looks at 4 of them. The other three I counted by hearing their song. Again, I covered over two miles on this trip.
     --  Chukar, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Mike Taylor (28 May 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - 33 species total:
      -- Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Willet, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Short-eared Owl, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, House Sparrow
      -- [Logan River - Icon Trail] - White-faced Ibis, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Common Nighthawk, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch
      -- [Canal Trail] - Cassin's Vireo. Both of us had good looks at a vireo with distinctly thick "eye glasses". Plumbeous would be more likely in spring in Logan, but bird had distinct light yellow underneath, indicating Cassin's. Blue-headed would be highly unlikely and bird wasn't notably dark on top.
      -- [Green Canyon] - 48 species total: Chukar, Ruffed Grouse, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Common Poorwill, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch
     -- [Green Canyon - Nocturnal] - Flammulated Owl, Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl

Andrew Durso - (22 May 2016) -  [Hyrum Reservoir] - 30 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Ring-necked Pheasant, Common Loon, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Bank Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Yellow Warbler (Northern), Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged), Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch

Bret Mossman (23 May 2016) - [Dry Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse, Golden Eagle, Flammulated Owl, Long-eared Owl, Common Poorwill, White-throated Swift, Hammond's Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Rock Wren, Canyon Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, Swainson's Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Virginia Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting

Robyn Smith (22 May 2016) - [Trapper Park] - 53 species:
      -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Dusky Flycatcher, Western Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Bobolink, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch, Evening Grosbeak

Cullen Clark (20 May 2016) - [Hyde Park, Logan, UT] - Glossy Ibis, Short-eared Owl.

Grant Allen (18 may 2016)  - [Mendon, UT] - Indigo Bunting.

Sam Robertson (18 May 2016) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Rose-breasted Grosbeak. It was chasing a pair of Black-headed Grosbeaks and it landed 15 feet away on the fence. It was unmistakeable to what it was. It had the red breast with white underparts with white wing bars and a whitish beak and an all black head and back. Very cool bird.

Cullen Clark (16 May 2016) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Yellow-billed Cuckoo. I saw it twice briefly flying across open fields into thickly wooded (willow trees along the river) areas. It was trying to get away from mobbing American Robins. It was similar in size to the Robins but it was slender with a long tail. The body was brown on top and white underneath. It had a long yellow bill. I tried to follow but the wooded area it went into was flooded and I had to return to work. My only experience with this species is photographs but I cannot think of anything else that matches what I saw.

Deborah Barnes (16 May 2016) - [Four Mile Ranch & Lek] - Sharp-tailed Grouse. Saw at least 8 males waiting for the females to arrive. When a lesser male arrived they grouse started to dance then realized that it was a male and stopped. Weather was overcast and drippy.

Sammy Cowell (9 May 2016) - [Canal Trail] - Dusky Flycatcher, Green-tailed Towhee, Red Crossbill

Apr 2016

Mike Fish (24 April 2016) - [Bud Phelps WMA] - 17 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Franklin's Gull, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, American Robin, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Mike Taylor (23 April 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Calliope Hummingbird

Bret Mossman (23 April 2016) - [Rendezvous Park, Logan, UT] - 32 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker (Rocky Mts.), Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Marsh Wren, American Dipper, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Sammy Cowell (21 April 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane, Hyde Park, UT] - Sage Thrasher. Overall gray-brown, Mimidae size-and-shaped bird with long tail, long legs, streaked underside, and short, slightly down-curved bill. Standing erect with slightly drooped wings on a fence post when first spotted. Flicking tail. I couldn't speak I was so excited to see it. 25 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Great Blue Heron, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, Killdeer, Willet, Wilson's Snipe, Franklin's Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Common Raven, Tree Swallow, American Robin, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Sparrow

Sammy Cowell (19 April 2016) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Sora

Sammy Cowell (19 April 2016) - [Airport Rd, Logan, UT] - Snow Goose

Eliza Browning (19 April 2016) - [Black Smith Fork Canyon] - Wild Turkey

Sammy Cowell (18 April 2016) - [East Fork Little Bear River] - 11 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Golden Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, American Robin, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow

Cullen Clark (18 April 2016) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds]  - Loggerhead Shrike

Andrew Durso (17 April 2016) - [Dirty Head Road] - 22 species total:
    --  Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Long-billed Curlew, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Mike Fish (17 April 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Ring-necked Pheasant, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Red-naped Sapsucker

Bret Mossman (16 April 2016) - [Right Hand Fork, Logan Canyon] - Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, American Dipper, American Robin

Cullen Clark (16 April 2016) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - 39 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Bonaparte's Gull, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, American Kestrel, Prairie Falcon, Cliff Swallow, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, American Pipit, Savannah Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird

Sammy Cowell (16 April 2016) - [Newton Reservoir] - 24 species total:
    -- Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Finch, Pine Siskin

Mike Taylor (16 April 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Cooper's Hawk

Dominique Roche (16 April 2016) - [Hill Creek Rd] - Sharp-tailed Grouse, Great Horned Owl, Chipping Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow

Sammy Cowell (14 April 2016) - [Benson Marina, Logan] - 20 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Long-billed Curlew, California Gull, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Sparrow

Frank Howe (2 April 2016) - [Bear River Bottoms] - 27 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Wild Turkey, American White Pelican, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Sammy Cowell (1 April 2016) - [Lower Deep Canyon] - DUSKY GROUSE. Heard multiple "soft" clucks/calls. Could not ID visually, but tracks everywhere in the snow.

Mar 2016

Brett Mossman (20 March 2016) - [Logan Sewage Lagoons] - 21 species total: -- Canada Goose, Gadwall,  Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Horned Grebe, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, California Gull, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark

Andrew Durso (20 March 2016) - [Steel Canyon] - Juniper Titmouse. Heard only. Rare in Cache County, but known from this location. From two different locations about 1/2 a mile apart along road, heard a rolling series of notes given on the same pitch, very similar to Oak Titmouse.
      -- Bushtit. One pair together about halfway down the canyon, on our return walk. Male singing. Tiny, kinglet-sized gray-brown birds, with long tails and short bills, moving quickly through vegetation and vocalizing. Male with dark mask. Rare in Cache County, but known from this location.
|     -- Mallard, Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Brett Mossman (20 March 20160 - [Porcupine Reservoir] - 15 species total: --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Common Raven, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow

Tim Avery (19 March 2016) - [Beaver Mountain Ski Area] -  Northern Saw-Whet Owl.

Andrew Durso (19 March 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Cassin's Finch  -- [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Hooded Merganser

Sammy Cowell (15 March 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Brown Creeper

Sammy Cowell (15 March 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Sharp-shinned Hawk.

Andrew Durso (15 March 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Cedar Waxwing.

Andrew Durso (14 March 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Prairie Falcon. Caught a male Mallard! Tore several bloody chunks out of the duck, but as it tried to adjust its position, the duck escaped. The falcon didn't chase it or try to recapture it

Sammy Cowell (13 March 2016) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - 23 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Western Grebe, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Great Horned Owl, Northern Shrike, Common Raven, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird -- [Sue's Pond] - Canvasback, Redhead, Marsh Wren, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed blackbird

Andrew Durso (13 March 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Bald Eagle, Sandhill Crane, Wilson's Snipe, American Tree Sparrow

Sam Robertson (12 March 2016) - [Logan River-Icon Trail] - Belted Kingfisher

Frank Howe (10 March 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Sagebrush Sparrow. Solid grey head, eye ring, single breast spot, stressing on side of breast. Photographed from 15 feet. perched on fence and feeding on roadside.

Andrew Durso (10 March 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Rough-legged Hawk

Andrew Durso (10 March 2016) -  [East Fork Little Bear River] - Ruffed Grouse. At least two males heard drumming on either side of road.  -- Golden Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Canyon Wren

Sammy Cowell (7 March 2016) - [East Fork Little Bear River] - Northern Saw-Whet Owl. Checking on Northern Saw-whet Owl to see if a) still alive (one was reported by Mike Fish as deceased in nearby in Avon) and b) to see if using the nesting box I placed.

Mike Fish (6 March 2016) - [Logan River-Icon Trail] - 16 species total:
    --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Virginia Rail, Sandhill Crane, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Dipper, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow, House Finch

Andrew Durso (6 March 2016) - [Watertrough Rd Pond] - Sandhill Crane, Short-eared Owl

Robyn Smith (5 March 2016) - [First Dam] - Barrow's Goldeneye

Lauren Lescure (5 March 2016) - [Benson, UT] - Trumpeter Swan

Shanae Ames (3 March 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Peregrine Falcon.

Brett Mossman (1 March 2016) - [Cutler Marsh] -  Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard

Feb 2016

Andrew Durso (28 February 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Prairie Falcon

Mike Hearell (28 February 2016) - [Cutler Marsh] - Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Common Merganser, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Marsh Wren, Red-winged Blackbird

Frank Howe (26 February 2016) - [Benson Marina] - Cackling Goose

Shanae Ames (26 February 2016) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Wilson's Snipe, Virginia Rail

Mike Hearell (26 February 2016) - [Porcupine Reservoir] - Golden Eagle, Merlin
     
 -- [Shenoah Picnic Site] - Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, American Dipper, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin

Andrew Durso (25 February 2016) - [Logan City Golf Course] - Hooded Merganser, Brown Creeper
 
    -- [Logan City] - Western Screech Owl (noctural)

Sammy Cowell (22 February 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Cooper's Hawk

Janette Allen (22 February 2016) - [Hyde Park, UT] - Peregrine Falcon.

Brett Mossman (22 February 2016) - [Utah State University Campus, Logan, UT] - Cedar Waxwing

Sammy Cowell (21 February 2016) - [Third Dam-Spring Hollow CG] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, American Dipper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin

Dominique Roche (20 February 2016) - [Downstream of Porcupine Dam] - Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl

Cullen Clark (20 February 2016) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds] - Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Tree Swallow

Paul Bowen (20 February 2016) - [Benson RR Trail] - Ross's Goose, Canada Goose, Cackling Goose, Tundra Swan, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, European Starling, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Mike Fish (20 February 2016) - [Hyde Park Lane] - Northern Harrier, American Pipit

Dominique Roche (19 February 2016) - [First Dam] - Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Bufflehead, Barrow's Goldeneye, American Coot, Black-billed Magpie, European Starling

Tom Wuenschell (17 February 2016) - [Logan River - Icon Trail] - Belted Kingfisher, Northern Shrike

Cullen Clark (16 February 2016) - [Logan Landfill] - Great Blue Heron, Northern Shrike

Andrew Durso (15 February 2016) - [Logan Canyon] - Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard (Northern), Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Belted Kingfisher, Common Raven, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Song Sparrow

Samuel Warrick (15 February 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Peregrine Falcon

Dominique Roche (14 February 2016) - [East Canyon] - Canada Goose, Ring-necked Pheasant, Sharp-tailed Grouse, Wild Turkey, Bald Eagle, Wilson's Snipe, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Hairy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch

Mike Fish (7 February 2016) - [Dry Canyon] - Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)

Taylor Peacock (6 February 2016) - [Cutler Reservoir] - Red-tailed Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling

Jan 2016

Bastiaan Notebart (30 January 2016) - [First Dam, Logan, UT] - Barrow's Goldeneye.

Brett Mossman (29 January 2016) - [Dry Canyon] - Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Canyon Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin

Cullen Clark (28 January 2016) - [2400 W Bridge, Bear River, UT] - Canada Goose, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Barn Owl, Prairie Falcon, Horned Lark, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark

Brett Mossman (28 January 2016) - [Utah State University Campus, Logan, UT] - Clark's Nutcracker

Andrew Durso (27 January 2016) - [Birch Canyon Road] - Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Pacific Wren, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Andrew Durso (23 January 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Blue Jay. (Continuing.)

Chris Erickson (23 January 2016) - [Millville Face WMA] - 24 species total:
    --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Common Goldeneye, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

Bryant Olsen (20 January 2016) - [Benson Marina] - 21 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, American Coot, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Northern Shrike,
Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Horned Lark, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, House Sparrow

Andrew Durso (18 January 2016) - [Icon Trail, Logan River] - Wood Duck, Golden-crowned Kinglet

Mike Fish (16 January 2016) - [Logan, UT] - 15 species total:
     --  California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Cullen Clark (14 January 2016) -  [ Icon Trail, Logan River] - 13 species total:
    -- Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Downy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Dar-eyed Junco, Spotted Towhee

Alec Hay (10 January 2016) - [Logan, UT] - Northern Saw-whet Owl

Cullen Clark (10 January 2016) - [Richmond, UT] -  Wild Turkey, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl

Andrew Durso (10 January 2016) - [Logan River Trail] - White-throated Sparrow. Continuing. Crisp facial markings, including bright white, sharply-demarcated throat and supercilium and yellow lores. Foraging on ground among robins and Song Sparrows.
     -- [Logan, UT] -  Red-naped Sapsucker, BLUE JAY (Continuing), American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Von Welch (9 January 2016) - [Hyde Park, UT] - White-breasted Nuthatch

Kenny Frisch (9 January 2016) - [2-20 Ponds, Logan, UT] -  12 species total:
     -- Canada Goose , Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal (American), Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven

Cullen Clark (6 January 2016) - [Logan Fish Hatchery Rd] - Townsend's Solitaire

Matthew Pendleton (5 January 2016) - [Hyde Park, UT] -  YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER.
Found at a different feeder than where I and most others had previously been looking.

Matthew Pendleton (4 January 2016) -- [Logan Fish Hatchery Pond] - Wilson's Snipe

Mike Fish (4 January 2016) - [Lower Green Canyon] - 11 species total:
     -- Golden Eagle, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin

Cullen Clark (4 January 2016) - [Logan Fish Hatchery Rd] - 17 species total:
     -- Gadwall, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird
    -- [First Dam] - Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser

Mike Fish (2 January 2016) - [Mendon Road Management Area] - 12 species total:
     -- Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Merlin (Taiga), Northern Shrike, 
Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow

Cullen Clark (1 January 2016) - [Downtown, Logan, UT] - 25 species total:
     -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Western Screech-Owl, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, House Sparrow

Alan Kleinhesselink (1 January 2015) - [Canal Trail, Logan, UT] - 19 species total:
     --  Mallard, California/Gamble's Quail [hybrid], Sharp-shinned Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Dec 2015

Bob Atwood (31 December 2015)- [Providence, UT] - ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD. The four hummingbirds found in Cache valley are easy to eliminate by field marks. Studying the multiple photos the home owner has taken I think it is a female adult. Based on the throat patterns and the extensive white in front of and behind the eye.

Eric Bingham (26December 2015) - [Logan Canyon] - Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Belted Kingfisher, Pacific Wren, American Dipper, Song Sparrow

Cullen Clark (25 December 2015) - A Yellow-throated Warbler was seen at a residence in Hyde Park.  "Small warbler type bird. Back, crown and top of the tail were gray. There were 2 white wingbars. Face was black with a white eyebrow and earpatch. Belly and under tail was white. Flanks were White with black streaks. Throat and chest was bright yellow. Bill was black, long and pointed." [sight record]

Nate Brown (21 December 2015) - [Logan, UT] - 15 species total:
     -- Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Mike Taylor (19 December 2015) - [First Dam] - 18 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Bald Eagle, American Coot, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Northern Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow

Nate Brown (19 December 2015) - [Hyde Park Lane, Logan] - 19 species total:
    -- Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Merlin, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, European Starling, American Pipit, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Andrew Kleinhesselink (19 December 2015) - [Bonneville Shoreline Trail] - 18 species total:
    -- Golden Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Spotted Towhee, House Finch
     -- [Logan, UT] - Merlin, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Cedar Waxwing

Mike Fish (19 December 2015) - [Canal Trail, Logan, UT] - 20 species total:
     -- Mallard, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Dipper, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Andrew Kleinhesselink (19 December 2015) - [Green Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse, Northern Saw-whet Owl

Bret  Mossman (17 December 2015) - [Utah State University Campus] - Williamson's Sapsucker.
Mostly black woodpecker with white patches on the wings and tail. Yellow belly with a small red patch on the throat. First seen near the alumni center but it would move to other pine trees on old main hill.

Sherree Sheide (11 December 2015) - [Paradise, UT] - Dusky Grouse.

Brett Mossman (8 December 2015) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - 42 species total:
     -- Cackling Goose. Seen in a flying group of Canada geese. On the right in the image. Smaller goose with a shorter bill and darker colored chest. Alone in a flock of 34 other geese.
     -- Long-tailed Duck. Medium sized diving duck. Dark cheek but white head overall. Dark body with a small amount of white near the tail.
     -- Pacific Loon. Continuing about 3/4 the size of a common loon that was less than 10 meters away. It had a very defined white throat with no black or gray continuing from the back of the neck. It also had a thin slightly upturned beak that you can just see in one of the images.
     -- Horned Grebe. Continuing. Medium sized grebe with large white cheek patch.
     -- White-throated Sparrow. Just briefly seen white throat with yellow above the eyes in a mixed flock including juncos and white crowned sparrows.
     -- Canada Goose, Trumpeter Swan, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, Red-tailed Hawk, American Coot, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Nov 2015

Andrew Durso (30 November 2015) - [Logan, UT] - BLUE JAY.

Andrew Durso (29 November 2015) - [Benson Marina, Logan, UT] - American Tree Sparrow.
 
   -- [Lewiston, UT] - Merlin, Prairie Falcon

Eric Bingham (November 28, 2015) - [Green Canyon] - Canyon Wren, Townsend's Solitaire
 
    -- [Canal Trail] - White-breasted Nuthatch.

Frank Howe (22 November 2015) - [Lewis Turner Campground] - Northern Saw-whet Owl, Pine Grosbeak

Mike Hearell (21 November 2015) - [Scare Canyon Ranch Assoc] - Greater Sage-Grouse. Seen flying across the road from N-S at a distance of ~20 yards just inside the gate. Very large grouse with clearly visible black bellies.

Andrew Kleinhesselink (15 November 2015) - [Logan Canyon] - 11 species total:   Golden Eagle, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Evening Grosbeak

Frank Howe (7 November 2015) - [Icon Trail, Logan River] - Virginia Rail, PROTONOTARY WARBLER, American Redstart. Prothonotary Warbler continuing spp from last week; seen from "Birds of Logan River" sign to first wooden bridge on trail west of 10th West. With foraging flock of chickadees (both spp) and kinglets (mostly RCKI).

Andrew Durso (14 November 2015) - [Sumac Drive, Logan, UT] - White-throated Sparrow.

Bastiaan Notebaert (12 November 2015) - [Smithfield Canyon][ - Wild Turkey.

Andrew Kleinhesselink (8 November 2015) - [Hodges Creek, Logan Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse.

Bastiaan Notebaert (8 November 2015) - [First Dam] - Barrow's Goldeneye.

Michael Lester (7 November 2015) - [Hyrum Reservoir] - Pacific Loon. Continuing. NE corner. Smaller than COLO with rounder head and thinner bill. Sharp and smooth neck contrast- not jagged like COLO. Also lacking partial collar of COLO. Faint, but noticeable chinstrap/necklace also visible. Also a Red-breasted Merganser.

Andrew Kleinhesselink (7 November 2015) - [Icon Trail, Logan River] - Possible Eastern Wood-Pewee. Large gray flycatcher. Large all dark bill, no eye ring, underside lighter gray unstreaked. Medium primary projection, no wing bars. Plumage appeared very worn. Flycatching and flying back to conspicuous dead branch. Originally found an hour or so earlier by Michael Lester who took some photos. Past the gate off of the main trail and towards the river in a grassy clearing between the trees. Silent.

Michael Lester (7 November 2015) - [Icon Trail, Logan River] - Barn Owl.

Andrew Durso (7 November 2015)- [Wellsville, UT] - Great-tailed Grackle.

Paul Bowen (7 November 2015) - [Sue's Pond, Logan River Wetlands and Shorebird Playa]. 10 species total:
     --  Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Song Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Shyloh Robison (6 November 2015) - [Icon Trail, Logan River] - American Redstart. Continuing bird from yesterday. I believe this was the first sighting today (despite constant afternoon effort). Seen 80 paces West of the small boardwalk trail section. Eye level, in good light. A Female/Juv type lit on a small unobscured branch, fanned and flashed it s yellow-sided tail, then flew after it s prey. I gave it another 15 minutes without another sighting before leaving. 10 species total.

Mike Taylor (5 November 2015) - [Hyde Park] - Ferruginous Hawk. 9 species total.

Andrew Durso (4 November 2015) - [Logan, UT]:  Red-naped Sapsucker. On a dead branch at the top of the big tree in the front. Medium-sized woodpecker with red throat and broad white stripe on side. Back barred, without large white patch of Downy or Hairy. A little late.

Andrew Kleinhesselink (1 November 2015) - [Canal Trail, Logan]. 16 species:  California Quail, Gambel's Quail, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Dark-eyed Junco, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored), Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Oct 2015

Andrew Kleinhesselink (30 October 2015) - [Canal Trail] -  Red Crossbill (Western Hemlock or type 3) Loxia curvirostra (type 3). Came down to drink at the springs near the steps that head down to 1066 Canyon Road. Nothing remarkable about their appearance--typical red-crossbills. I recorded their calls as they flew off with my iPhone. A spectrogram of their calls indicates that they were a flock of type 3 crossbills which is unexpected in Utah. I emailed with Ryan O'Donnell about this and he indicated that other birders have reported type 3 crossbills in AZ this year. Perhaps there is an irruption of this type beyond their normal range this year.

Mike Taylor (28 October 2015) - [First Dam] - Barrow's Goldeneye.

Andrew Kleinhesselink (27 October 2015) - [Canal Trail] - Gambel's Quail. Williamson's Sapsucker: Black an white barred throughout, bit of Buffy yellow on belly. No white 'stripes' on sides. Unmarked head and nape. Distinct from red naped. Female. At trail joining canal trail above 1066 Canyon.

Cullen Clark (27 October 2015) - [Landfill, Logan, UT] - 4 Gray Partridge.

Mike Taylor (25 October 2015) - [Benson Marina] - 31 species total: [highlights:]...  Tundra Swan, Canvasback, ..., Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Indian Peafowl (Domestic type),... Belted Kingfisher, ... Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow,... American Pipit, ...
        Additional species seen by Bastiaan Notebaert: 26 Tundra Swan (Whistling)

Denise Cheung (25 October 2015) - [Richmond, UT] - Red-necked Grebe.

Andrew Kleinhesselink (23 October 2015) - [Canal Trail] - White-breasted Nuthatch. Gray above, white face, white underneath, long bill. Creeping up tree. Distinctive call. Bigger than red breasted without any red color on breast. Seen towards the western end of the canal trail at the intersection with a staircase that goes down to the intersection of canyon and crocket.

Mike Taylor (22 October 2015) - [Smithfield, UT] - Red-necked Grebe. 20 species total.

Cullen Clark (21 October 2015) - [Spackman's Pond, Long, UT] - Red-necked Grebe. 17 species.

Mike Fish (21 October 2015) - [Sumac Drive, Logan, UT] -  White-throated Sparrow. Single white-throated sparrow. White throat and yellow lores. The sparrow stayed around for several minutes eating seed below one of my platform feeders.

Edna Berry (19 October 2015) - [Providence, UT] - Northern Saw-whet Owl. Using fall calls. Third night in a row - has appeared about 20 feet off ground in Maple and London Plane trees

Paul Bowen (17 October 2015) - [Benson RR Trail] - Trumpeter Swan. White-throated Sparrow:  Mixed in with white-crowned sparrows. Immature had streaking on flanks, yellow lore, and contrasting white-throat/chin. Adult had white & black crown pattern like white-crowned sparrows, but yellow lore and contrasting white throat with thin black line setting of the white throat. 26 species total.

Andrew Kleinhesselink (16 October 2015) - [Dry Canyon] - Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Townsend's Solitaire

Bret Mossman (11 October 2015) - [Deep Canyon] - Prairie Falcon.

Mike Fish (5 October 2015) - [Sumac Drive, Logan] - White-throated Sparrow (2).

Bastiaan Notebaert (4 October 2015) - [Boulevard Viewpoint] - Hammond's Flycatcher.

Bret Mossman (4 October 2015) - [Cherry Creek Canyon] - 17 species total: [highlights:]...  Golden Eagle,... Pacific Wren,...

Mike Taylor (4 October 2015) - [Tony Grove] - Dusky Grouse. 13 species total.

Cullen Clark (4 October 2015) - [High Creek] -  White-throated Sparrow. At least 2 seen at the same time through binoculars. With a mixed flock of Juncos, Sparrows, Warblers, and Kinglets. White throats and yellow lores. 17 species total.

Bret Mossman (3 October 2015) - [High Creek] - 16 species total:
     -- Red-tailed Hawk, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Meadowlark

Sep 2015

Andrew Durso (27 September 2015) - [Wellsville Hawk Watch Site-Cache County side]:
     BROAD-WINGED HAWK.
Rare in Cache County. Flew by starting on the Box Elder side, but circled once over the HawkWatch site, crossing briefly into Cache County. Dark morph. Dark Buteo with short, stocky wings outlined in black. Tail boldly banded black and white.

Bret Mossman (27 September 2015) - [Deep Canyon] - Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Aaron Keller (26 September 2015) - [Franklin Basin Road] - Northern Saw-whet Owl.

Mike Fish (20 September 2015) - [Sumac Drive, Logan] - White-throated Swift.

Andrew Durso (20 September 2015) - [Rendezvous Park, Logan] - 27 species:   -- Mallard, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker , Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Cassin's Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Bastiaan Notebart (20 September 2015) - [Canal Trail, Logan] - MacGillivray's Warbler.

Andrew Kleinhesselink (19 September 2015) - [Green Canyon] - Pacific Wren. Heard calling and then seen well. Small dark brown wren with tawny brown breast. Short tail. On trail About 200 yards up from the wilderness trailhead (final parking lot). Look for it Where the trail comes back towards the steep embankment on the south side of the trail.

Neil Paprocki (19 September 2015) - [Hyde Park Lane] - 21 species total:  -- Mallard, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Common Nighthawk, American Kestrel, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

Andrew Kleinhesselink (18 September 2015) - [Canal Trail. Logan] -  Bewick's Wren. Obvious white supercillium. Rich brown above, lacking the banding pattern you see on House Wren plumage. Underside unmarked pale gray. Long tail. Gave a couple quite "chirr" calls. On canal trail behind the east corner of the greenhouses. On the north side of the trail. 17 species total:
    -- California Quail, Gambel's Quail, Turkey Vulture, Northern Flicker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, Pine Siskin, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Mike Taylor (13 September 2015] - [Millville Canyon] - Vesper Sparrow. 12 species total.

Mike Fish (12 September 2015) - [Lodge Campground] - Red-naped Sapsucker. 7 species total.

Brett Mossman (11 September 2015) - [Airport Road, Logan, UT] - 20 species total:
    --  Mallard, Western Grebe, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Great Horned Owl, Common Nighthawk, Prairie Falcon, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Andrew Durso
(7 September 2015) - [Ant Flat Rd, Monte Cristo) - 16 species total:  --  Turkey Vulture, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Mountain Bluebird, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Lark Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Western Tanager, Brewer's Blackbird

Mike Taylor (3 September 2015) - [Amalga Barrens, Logan UT] - 38 species total:  -- Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Baird's Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon), Eurasian Collared-Dove, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, European Starling, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird

Bret Mossman (1 September 2015) - [Tony Grove, Logan UT] - 10 species total:  Cooper's Hawk, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Mountain Chickadee, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, Red Crossbill

Mike Taylor (1 September 2015) - [Logan, UT] - 20 species total:  -- Eurasian Collared-Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch

Aug 2015

Mike Fish (30 August 2015) - [Logan] - 24 species total:
    -- California Quail, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, Violet-green Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Dipper, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Paul Bowen (29 August 2015) - [Canal Trail, Logan] - Gambel's Quail. Quail quickly ran/flew across the path. Looking back at one that I could see through the trees, an adult male, I clearly saw the black spot on the belly, but could not detect any scaling on the breast or belly. I thought it could be a Gambel's but did not feel confident. 23 species total:
    -- Red-tailed Hawk, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Warbling Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Spotted Towhee, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, House Finch, Lesser Goldfinch

Andrew Durso (28 August 2015) - [Redezvous Park Rd, Logan] - 20 specie total:
    -- Mallard (Northern), Ring-necked Pheasant, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted), American Kestrel, Western Wood-Pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Waterthrush, Yellow Warbler, Western Tanager, Lesser Goldfinch

Andrew Kleinhesselink (28 August 2015) - [Logan] - 13 species total:
    -- Swainson's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird,
Loggerhead Shrike, European Starling, Grasshopper Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow

Mike Taylor (7 August 2015) - [Island Drive, Logan] - Western Screech Owl.

Jul 2015

Cullen Clark (16 July 2015) - [Amalga, Logan] - Semi-palmated Plover. 19 species total.

Ryan O'Donnell (7 July 2015) - [Amalga Barrows] - 34 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Cinnamon Teal, Ring-necked Pheasant, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Snowy Egret, White-faced Ibis, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, Wilson's Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Marsh Wren, Savannah Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Andrew Durso (6 July 2015) - [Watertrough Road Pond. Logan] - 30 species:
    -- Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Ring-necked Pheasant, White-faced Ibis, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, Mourning Dove, Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Savannah Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, American Goldfinch

Jun 2015

Weston Smith (30 June 2015) - [Monte Cristo Road] - Purple Martin, Mountain Bluebird. 21 species total.

Andrew Durso
(27 June 2015) - [Hyde Park Canyon] - Long-eared Owl.

Cedar Pete (24 June 2015) - [Clarkston] - Barn Owl.

Alex Lamoreaux (20 June 2015) - [Logan Fish Hatchery Pond] - 20 species total:
    -- Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, American White Pelican, Sandhill Crane, Franklin's Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Mourning Dove, Western Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird

Andrew Durso (16 June 2015) - [River Heights, Logan] - Common Nighthawk. 21 species total.

Ryan O'Donnell (9 June 2015) - [144 West Fields, Logan] - Grasshopper Sparrow. 17 species total.

Ryan O'Donnell (4 June 2015) - [Newton Reservoir] - LEAST FLYCATCHER. Continuing, but joined by a third singing male. All three heard at once, from one location, singing the repeated short "che-BK!" song. Some audio and video recorded of one bird. We spent most of this observation period looking for nests and females, but didn't see any. One singing male aggressively escorted a Yellow Warbler and a Western Wood-Pewee from its territory. 27 species total.

Jeff Merkley (3 June 2015) - [Richards Hollow] - 30 species total:
   -- DUSKY GROUSE, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, White-throated Swift, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Steller's Jay, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, American Dipper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch

May 2015

Christy Meredith (31 May 2015) - [Tony Grove]  - Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush. 14 species total.

Ryan O'Donnell (30 May 2015) - [Logan Polishing Ponds] - 15 species total:
   -- Snow Goose, America Wigeon, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Common Goldeneye, Pied-billed Grebe, Snowy Egret, Cattle Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Willet, Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern

Andrew Kleinhesselink (30 May 2015) - [Tony Grove] - 38 species total:
   -- Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Williamson's Sapsucker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Hammond's Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, MacGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow (Mountain), Dark-eyed Junco, Western Tanager, Cassin's Finch, Pine Siskin, Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
   -- [Logan Sewage Lagoons] - 41 species total: Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead,
Ruddy Duck, Ring-necked Pheasant, Eared Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron (Blue form), Black-crowned Night-Heron, White-faced Ibis, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Franklin's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Forster's Tern, Mourning Dove, Common Nighthawk, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, European Starling, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
   -- [Logan fields, South] - Wood Duck, Sora, American Kestrel, Western Kingbird, American Robin, Savannah Sparrow, BOBOLINK, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark
   -- [Steel Canyon] - 7 species total: Gray Flycatcher, Plumbeous Vireo, Juniper Titmouse, Bushtit, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, Yellow-breasted Chat, Spotted Towhee, Orange-crowned Warbler

Ryan O'Donnell (30 May 2015) - [Green Canyon] - Ruffed Grouse, Flammulated Owl, Northern Pygmy Owl, Common Poorwill.
 
  -- [Tony Grove] - Northern Saw-whet Owl, Common Nighthawk, Green-tailed Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow

Andrew Kleinhesselink (20 May 2015) - [Rendezvous Park, Logan] - BROAD-WINGED HAWK. Flew over being mobbed by robins. Buteo with streaked and barred underside markings. Distinctive white tail band. 30 species total. 

Christy Meredith (11 May 2015) - [Canal Trail] - 17 species total:
   -- Mallard, California Quail , Mourning Dove, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Black-billed Magpie, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Brown-headed Cowbird, Cassin's Finch, House Sparrow

Ryan O'Donnell (10 May 2015) - [Amalga Barrens] - With Stephanie Cobbold and Jack Greene. Private property accessed with permission. Lots of water - playas full again. 52 species total: [highlilghts]:...Cattle Egret... Swainson's Hawk... Whimbrel,...Short-eared Owl...Savannah Sparrow...

Frank Howe (24 May 2015) [Lewis's Woodpecker at 450 North 700 East in Hyde Park] : "... breast and head color (red) clearly seen; exhibited flycatching behavior frequently during 1/2 hour observation"

Andrew Kleinhesselink (20 May 2015) [Great-tailed Grackle at the Logan Landfill] :  "Big all black bird with long slightly curved beak and long tail. Much bigger than any common blackbirds we have here and seemed larger with a longer bill than Common Grackle. Occasionally fanned tail out in display. Seen right past the entrance kiosk at the landfill. it was hanging out by the side of a big puddle on the side of the road and then flew up to a small cottonwood below the main landfill..."

Andrew Kleinhesselink (20 May 2015) [Broad-winged Hawk at Rendezvous Park] : "Flew over being mobbed by robins. Buteo with streaked and barred underside markings. Distinctive white tail band."

Andrew Kleinhesselink (13 May 2015) [Yellow-breasted Chat on the Canal Trail] :  "Heard while running. Singing and calling from the dense thicket behind the greenhouses. Distinctive calls. I wanted to confirm it wasn't a catbird so I pished. It popped up briefly and I saw a largish songbird with a yellow underside and a greenish back. I didn't have binoculars to observe other details well. This is a bit on the early side for this species here."

Andrew Kleinhesselink (10 May 2015) - [Tony Grove Lake] - 14 species total:
   -- Hairy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay, Clark's Nutcracker, Tree Swallow, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Cassin's Finch

Cullen Clark (9 May 2015) [Glossy Ibis at Hyde Park Lane] : (Photos were taken of possibly two individuals).

Ryan O'Donnell (9 May 2015) [Whimbrel at Amalga Barrens] : "Great side-by-side comparisons with Long-billed Curlew made the cooler, grayer color; bold head stripes; relatively shorter bill; and smaller overall size of the Whimbrel quite evident. Subspecies was confirmed when the bird was seen in flight: the rump and upper tail did not contrast with the back or tertials..."

Mike Fish (4 May 2015) [Common Grackle at the Logan Fish Hatchery Pond] :  "On the side of the road not far from where I parked. The large bill, tail, and size were apparent over the Brewers that were also present. The tail was rounded at the end as compared to the brewers. The bright yellow eye was easy to see. This bird has been seen there for a few days now."

Andrew Kleinhesselink (3 May 2015) [Nashville Warbler on the Canal Trail] :  "Seen well. Bright yellow belly and undertail coverts. Green back and wings. White eye-ring. Gray hood. Distinguished from Virginia's by yellow on throat and green back. Silently foraging with the black-throated gray warbler."

Sam Robertson (1 May 2015) [Great Egret at Cutler Marsh -- Boat Launch Area] : "Spotted large white bird on my way home. It had a large yellow bill black legs and much bigger than a cattle or snowy egret."

Apr 2015

Andrew Kleinhesselink (26 April 2015) - [Lower Ant Flat Road] - Gray Partridge. Male with brighter red on face, female with less red. Together in tall grass habitat with mixed shrubs at the Coldwater Creek Ranch entrance.

Sam Robertson (26 Apr 2015) [Gambel's Quail in back yard] : "Bird feeding in back yard. Has cream colored patch and black patch on belly. Gray colored on back. I suspect an escaped bird."

Cullen Clark (23 Apr 2015) [Glossy Ibis at Cowley Walk-in Access] : "...Blue facial skin, dark eye, blue-gray legs. Observed well through a spotting scope..."

Benjamin Dana (21 Apr 2015) [Bohemian Waxwing at Logan City Cemetery] :  "Dr. Kim Sullivan confirmed it she was in the group. It was larger than the ceder waxwings that were around it, on the underside by the legs and behind the legs was a redder coloring than the ceder waxwings, and when the wing were folded the yellow markings lined up to form a yellow strip down the wing. When we found it we were actually on the NW corner of the BNR building on USU's campus."

Andrew Kleinhesselink (19 April 2015) - [Jardine Juniper Trail, LoganCanyon] - 17 species:
   -- Ruffed Grouse, Turkey Vulture, Northern Pygmy Owl, White-throated Swift, Red-naped Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Clark's Nutcracker, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Spotted Towhee (Rocky Mts.), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Cassin's Finch

Andrew Durso (18 April2015) - [Cutler Marsh] - 21 species total:
   -- Canada Goose, Tundra Swan, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Western Grebe, Great Egret, Northern Harrier, Swainson's Hawk, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, California Gull, Marsh Wren, American Robin, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, House Finch

Michael Castle (18 April 2015) - [Second Dam, Logan Canyon] - 13 specdies total:
   --  Canada Goose, Gadwall, Mallard, Redhead, Barrow's Goldeneye, White-throated Swift, Common Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow

Ryan O'Donnell (16 April 2015) - [Cutler Marsh] - 24 species;:
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard (Northern), Ring-necked Pheasant, White-faced Ibis, Turkey Vulture,
Osprey, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Sandhill Crane, Killdeer,
Franklin's Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Black-billed Magpie, Marsh Wren, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Brewer's Blackbird, House Sparrow

Peter Bergeson (16 Apr 2015) [Lazuli Bunting in Millbille] : "First for the year. Seen on two different occasions. Adult male with beautiful blue head contrasting sharply with rusty chest and white belly."

Austin Spencer (14 Apr 2015) [Birds in Rendezvous Park]   Yellow Warbler: "Song identification by multiple people, including Dr. Kim Sullivan of Utah State University" and a Black-headed Grosbeak "Male grosbeak with red/orange breast, black head, and white on the wings. Female grosbeak with it that was slightly smaller, more of a yellow/orange breast, white stripes on a black head. Both birds had very large, very distinct beaks."

Benjamin Dana (14 Apr 2015) [White-throated Sparrow in yard] : "I have some photos but I can't upload them."

Mar 2015

Sam Robertson (30 Mar 2015) - [Benson Marina, Logan] - Trumpeter Swan. 17 species total:
   
-- Canada Goose, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, House Sparrow

Danielle Phillips (30 Mar 2015) - [First Dam, Logan] - Barrrow's Goldeneye

Mike Taylor (27 Mar 2015) [Bushtits continuing at Steel Canyon] "...Heard, seen and photographed. Small grey excitable bird with brown cap.."

Ryan O'Donnell, and Andrew Durso (26 Mar 2015) [A Least Sandpiper, a Thayer's Gull and a Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Logan Sewage Lagoons]  Least Sandpiper: "Early, but the most likely peep this time of year. Seen in flight only: small and brown (initially mistaken for Northern Rough-winged Swallow), but with medium-long palish-based bill (too short for Western Sandpiper, too pale for WESA and Semipalmated Sandpiper)..." Thayer's Gull: "Adults, confirmed by rounded heads, slender and relatively short bills, but body size somewhat larger than adjacent California Gulls and mantle color paler than CAGU. Dusky eye color. Large white apical spots in dark gray/blackish primaries..."  Lesser Black-backed Gull: "Adult, slightly larger than adjacent California Gulls with mantle about the same shade or slightly darker. Bright pale eye. Some dusky smudging near the red spot on the bill, perhaps indicating fourth cycle. Seemed a bit shaggy around the throat and head, perhaps molting body feathers or maybe unhealthy. Some streaking remaining on the head, but not much. Poor distant digiscoped photo taken, shows pale eye and long straight-sided bill..."

Ryan O'Donnell, Leah Lewis and Andrew Durso (21 Mar 2015) [Two Juniper Titmice at Steel Canyon]  "Two singing males, plus a third bird. Rare in Cache County but several records from this location in recent years..." [and a pair of Bushtits] "Rare in Cache County but several records from this location in recent years. Pair together. Subspecies of one confirmed by brown cheek contrasting with grayish crown; subspecies of second one assumed by location..."

Ryan O'Donnell, Leah Lewis and Andrew Durso (21 Mar 2015) [Harris's Sparrow at PacificCorp 2600N Walk-In Access to Cutler Marsh] "Seen in several locations in the immediate vicinity of the parking area, mostly associating with a mixed flock of sparrows. Probably a first-spring (second calendar year) male given singing behavior plus white mottling in the throat. In active body molt. Ninth county record in eBird, and first March county record. My 100th species in the county this year...(RPO)"

Valerie Frokjer (15 Mar 2015) [highlights from her list from Eden]  Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay,...Mountain Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Bluebird, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Black Rosy-finch.

Ryan O'Donnell (15 Mar 2015) [a Common Redpoll in Logan]  "Photographed through my house windows. Seen only for about a minute, perched near the feeders but did not land on them. Not obviously associating with any flock. State review list species - a record will be submitted soon.

Mike Fish (14 Mar 2015)- [Logan City] - 17 species total:
    -- Mallard, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, American Robin, European Starling, Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored), Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), Dark-eyed Junco (Pink-sided), Dark-eyed Junco (Gray-headed), House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Edna Berry (9 Mar 2015) - [Logan, Utah] - Northern Pygmy Owl

Cullen Clark (2 Mar 2015) - [Airport Road, Logan] -  Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Cackling Goose, Ring-billed Gull

Feb 2015

Sam Robertson (28 Feb 2015) - [Hyde Park Lane, Logan] - Short-eared Owl.

Mike Hearell (21 Feb 2015) - [Logan Canyon - Dugway] - Golden Eagle, Northern Goshawk, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, Townsend's Solitaire, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Mike Taylor (25 Feb 2015) [a Greater White-fronted Goose Logan City Polishihng Ponds]  "Continuing. Medium goose with orange bill and white spot behind it ; pictures later. Exact count."

Ryan O'Donnell (25 Feb 2015) [Taverner's and Richardson's Cackling Geese and a Lesser Canada Goose were seen at the pig farm at 4600 N. and Sam Fellow Road]...

Cullen Clark (22 Feb 2015) [a Sandhill Crane was seen at Lewiston Main & Main St. Pond]  "Large Brown birds with long necks held straight and red on the crown."

Jeff and Bonnie Jorgensen (18 Feb 2015) - [Hyde Park Lane, Logan] -
   -- Canada Goose, Mallard, duck sp. Anatinae sp., GRAY PARTRIDGE, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Harrier, Red-winged Blackbird

Andrew Kleinhesselink (14 Feb 2015) [a Pine Grosbeak was seen on Cottonwood Canyon Ridge ]  "... Small flock of birds feeding on buds of limber pine. Large gray finch-like birds with rounded black bills and white wing bars. Orange and red-capped heads."

Ryan O'Donnell (12 Feb 2015) - [Creamery Road, Logan] - Ferruginous Hawk

Arieanne White (12 Feb 205)  - [Logan Fish Hatchery Pond] - 14 species total:
   --  Canada Goose, Mallard, American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, California Gull, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Belted Kingfisher, American Crow, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Ryan O'Donnell (12 Feb 2015) [a Northern Goshawk and a Juniper Titmouse were seen in Steel Canyon ]  Goshawk: "Uncommon in the county; third record at this location. Photographed:"  Titmouse:  "Two individuals about a half mile apart. Distinctive medium-small gray songbirds with prominent tuft on the head. Apparently continuing, being seen almost regularly at this location for the last couple of years or so...."

Jan 2015

Cullen Clark (26 Jan 2015) [a White-throated Sparrow at Icon River Walk West ] "Audible first, several high single note calls given, then visible through binoculars. Yellow lores, black eyeline, white patch on the throat."

Andrew Durso (24 Jan 2015) [a Lapland Longspur at Amalga Barrens ] "Male in winter plumage. Mixed in with largest flock of Horned Larks. Darker than them with a more speckled appearance, a little smaller. Only I (AMD) saw it land alone on the ground, apart from the larks. Had a dark face and front and a reddish patch on the back/back of the neck. Stood up quite straight, which Horned Larks don't tend to do."

Andrew Kleinhesselink (17 Jan 2015) - [Newton Reservoir, South Access] - Evening Grosbeak.

Ryan O'Donnell (14 Jan 2015) - [Crescent Drive, Logan] - Sharp-shinned Hawk, Brown Creeper

Andrew Kleinhesselink (11 Jan 2015) - [Canal Trail, Logan] - 18 species total:
   -- Eurasian Collared-Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's), Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored, Oregon, Pink-sided), House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch

Mike Taylor (5 Jan 2015) - [Logan Landfill] -
   -- American White Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Common Raven, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, brewer's Blackbird

Scott Erickson (3 Jan 2015) - [Millville Face WMA] - 28 species total:
   -- ... Ferruginous Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, ...Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl,...Northern Shrike...

Kendall Watkins (3 Jan 2015) - [Logan Landfill and Fish Hatchery Ponds] - 16 species total:
    Common Grackle seen at the landfill. Larger than nearby Brewer's Blackbirds. Large bill, long tail, and glossy purple and green body.
   --  Gadwall, Mallard (Northern), American White Pelican, Red-tailed Hawk (Western), Rough-legged Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, American Crow, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Sparrow

Mike Fish (1 Jan 2015) [a Loggerhead Shrike at the Hyde Park Lane ]  "Continuing in the area of the willows at the "S" turn (last two turns) at the east end of the lane. I was able to watch the Loggerhead for several minutes as it flew around the area. I got very good looks and could determine it was a Loggerhead and not a Northern shrike. I captured a photo that I will attach later when I get a chance."

Dec 2014

Mike Fish / Ryan O'Donnell (20 Dec 2014) - [Green Canyon] - 18 species total:
   -- Chukar, Great Horned Owl, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-billed Magpie, Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Mountain Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Canyon Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend's Solitaire, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin

Ryan O'Donnell (17 Dec 2014) [an American White Pelican at the Logan Fish Hatchery Pond ]  "The continuing wing-tagged bird, apparently spending its second winter in the valley, number 51E. Previously photographed. I've dubbed this bird, "Craig.""

Ryan O'Donnell (17 Dec 2014) [a Greater Scaup at the Logan Sewage Lagoons ]  "Low rounded head, broad jowly look to the head from the front, broad bill. Larger than Lesser Scaup in direct side-by-side comparison. White wing stripe seen to extend boldly well into primaries when the bird flapped. Female type. Poor yet diagnostic photos will be added here, but probably not for a few days."

Ryan O'Donnell (9 Dec 2014) [another Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Logan Landfill ]  "This was NOT the same individual I photographed here on November 26. The head streaking is much less dense and less extensive on this bird. Also the bill is larger and longer, and the head more sloped. The primary projection also appears shorter, and most importantly, the mantle of this bird is paler, consistent with the expected subspecies on this continent,"

Ryan O'Donnell (4 Dec 2014) [Lesser Black-backed Gull continuing at the Logan Landfill - first seen on 26 Nov]  "Seemed very dark-mantled, with low contrast between wingtips and mantle color, and relatively small apical spots in the wings. Molting outer primaries..."

Nov 2014

Ryan O'Donnell (26 Nov 2014) [Lesser Black-backed Gull at the Logan Landfill]  "Seemed very dark-mantled, with low contrast between wingtips and mantle color, and relatively small apical spots in the wings. Molting outer primaries..."

Andrew Durso (26 Nov 2014) - [159 1/2 N 200 W, Logan] - Cackling Goose

Cullen Clark (25 Nov 2014)  A type 1 Evening Grosbeak call was heard in Cullen Clark's front yard in Richmond, where a male and female were discovered.

Cullen Clark (11 Nov 2014) - [Thomas Edison] - 30 Gray Partridge.

Mike Taylor (10 Nov 2014) [Juniper Titmousel at Steel Canyon]  First identified by sound, then saw 2 of 4 individuals in one location near county line and saw fifth further east

Mike Fish (8 Nov 2014) [Bushtitsl at Steel Canyon]  "Saw 5 together at one time. I believe there were more than five in the area. The birds were constantly moving around and were hanging around with several chickadees. I had good views of the Bushtit for several minutes but wasn't able to capture many good photos."

Ryan O'Donnell (4 Nov 2014) [Herring Gull at Logan Landfill]  "Third-cycle, I think, or possibly early fourth. Expected subspecies in this continent. Vega Herring Gull eliminated by bright pale yellow eye and pale mantle. European Herring Gull eliminated by pale mantle."

Mike Taylor (4 Nov 2014) - [Canal Trail] - 5 species total:
   -- Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Pacific Wren, European Starling

Mike Taylor (1 Nov 2014) [Wilson's Warbler at Island Drive]  "Saw it twice about 5 min apart for a few minutes each time; first without binoculars then with. Bright yellow"

Oct 2014

Ryan O'Donnell (31 Oct 2014) - [Logan Hospital] - 8 Evening Grosbeak. Together in a single flock flying directly over the hospital, to the north. Exact count. First identified by flight call, mostly a kind of sharp "cheer. cheer." Eventually I was able to pick up the flock visually (naked eye) in flight.

Ryan O'Donnell (28 Oct 2014) - [Benson RR Trail] - 15 species total:
   -- ..., 6 Long-eared Owl (a record high for Cache County; together in a communal roost),...

Andrew Durso [27 Oct 2014] - [First Dam] - Barrow's Goldeneye.

Mike Fish (26 Oct 2014) [Red-breasted Sapsucker in Logan]  "I only saw the Sapsucker for about 30 seconds before it flew off, but I had a good look at the bird during that time. I did not see the front side of the Sapsucker. I managed to capture this photo of the bird. I was only about 30 feet from the Bird.

Grant Allen (25 Oct 2014) [Blue Jay in Mendon]  Saw 1 blue jay along with 3 scrub jays at our feeder. Picture available.

Ryan O'Donnell (23 Oct 2014) [Rough-legged Hawk at Logan Polishing Ponds] - Light morph. Solidly black belly band, pale head, dark "wrist" patches. A bit early: second earliest fall record for the county but records increase quickly around the end of October.

Mike Fish (16 Oct 2014) [White-throated Sparrow in Logan] - Saw in the far back corner of my yard under one of my platform feeders.

Mike Tayler (13 Oct 2014) [American Three-toed Woodpecker at Tony Grove - Naomi Trail] - Smallish woodpecker with white back and yellow patch on top of head. [Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch] Small ground finch with grey on head, black forehead, brown body with reddish wing tones; just below Mt Naomi Peak on side slow; long looks at individuals, as well as total flock view when flushed; Left side by large white rock.   [Black Rosy-Finch] Mixed in with gray-crowned rosy-finches; black forehead, gray head otherwise, with dark brown/black body in contrast to light brown of others; only saw 1 in 20 minutes of watching rosy-finch flock...

Mike Taylor (11 Oct 2014) - [Bonneville Shoreline Trail] - 11 species seen:
  ...[Island Drive] - Sandhill Cranes (21)

Sep 2014

Andrew Durso (29 Sep 2014) [Nashville Warbler in Logan] - Gray mask with white eye ring, bright yellow breast and undertail, white where legs joined body

Ryan O'Donnell (23 Sep 2014) [Logan -- Common Grackle (Bronzed) - Local and rare in this area, with one known breeding location at the Willow Park Zoo. About annual in the county away from that breeding location as a migrant. Subspecies confirmed by bronzy, not purplish, gloss to the back, but this is also the expected subspecies in this area. Audio recorded, and that recording will be embedded here eventually. Also photographed:

Cullen Clark (21 Sep 2014) [Short-billed Dowitcher, Watertrough Rd Pond - from eBird report with photo] The bird on the right has a flat back (compared to the rounded back of the bird on the left) in the head down feeding position shown and was noticeably shorter and narrower when the two birds were facing away feeding side by side. Also the under tail was noticeably lighter (looked white) compared to the other bird."

Ryan O'Donnell (21 Sep 2014) [Logan City Polishing Ponds - from eBird report] 19 Ring-necked Ducks -- Exact count, one-by-one. Mostly males, identified by head shape (pointed), ring on bill, and white spur on the side. Known concentration point for ducks. [Also seen -- Grasshopper Sparrow.]

Ryan O'Donnell & Andrew Dorso (19 Sep 2014) [Watertrough Rd Pond - American Golden-Plover] Probably originally found by Cullen Clark the previous day, but not conclusively identified until this observation. Only the second county record, and the first since 2008. Golden wash to crisp spotting throughout. Bill relatively small and thin (compared to Black-bellied Plover). Distinctly long primary projection, relative to both the tertials and the tail: four primary tips visible beyond tertials, and prominently visible projection of primaries past the tail. Dark golden rump

Cullen Clark (18 Sep 2014) [Clay-colored Sparrow] Sue's Pond--Logan River Wetlands and Shorebird Playa

Valerie Frokjer (13 Sep 2014) [eBird Checklist for Powder Mountain] Dusky Grouse, Great Horned Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Common Poorwill.

Andrew Durso (9 Sep 2014) [Indigo Bunting at Rendezvous Park] - Female bunting with whitish throat, streaked breast, contrasting grayish nape. Vocalizing from thicket between dog park and RR tracks, right near the road/parking area. Rare - 2nd county record in eBird.

Andrew Druso (6 Sep 2014) - [Logan Fields] - CLAY-COLORED SPARROW. Other species seen:
   -- Canada Goose,
Swainson's Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Larus sp., American Kestrel, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Brewer's Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow

May 2014

Ryan O'Donnell (30 May 2014) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds - hightlights]:
  ... 35 American Wigeons, 2 male and 1 female Blue-winged Teal, heard 2 Virginia Rails and 11 Soras, 3 male Common Yellowthroats...

Ryan O'Donnell (26 May 2014) - [Steel Canyon - hightlights]:
   ... Cooper's Hawk, Gray and Dusky Flycatchers, Say's Phoebe (rare for Cache County), 6 Blue-gray Gnatchachers, a male MacGillivray's Warbler, a singing male Black-throated Gray Warbler, 2 Green-tailed Towhees...

Andrew Durso (24 May 2014) - [Logan City Polishing Ponds]:  2 Black Terns, "First in county for both of us. All black with white tail."

Mike Fish (22 May 2014) - [1575 Sumac Dr. - hightlights]:  ...a Calliope Hummingbird, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Catbird...

Kendalynn Morris (10 May 2014) - [Dry Canyon - hightlights]:  .2 Chukars, 2 Hermit Thrushes,4 Black-throated Gray Warblers, 5 Lazuli buntings...

Brandon Flack (6 May 2014) - [Providence Canyon Road]:  ...two Ruffed Grouse..

Kathleen & Hal Robins (3 May 2014) - [Benson RR Trail - hightlights]: ...Red-breasted Merganser, Cattle Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Osprey, Swainson's Hawk...

Apr 2014

Ryan O'Donnell (28 Apr 2014) - An adult Glossy Ibis was seen at the intersection of 2000 W. and SR 218 in Amalga and a  Red-necked Phalarope was seen at Amalga Barrens.

Ryan O'Donnell (26 Apr 2014) - Blue-winged Teal at Hyde Park Lane and a Blue Jay at Crescent Dr. in Logan.

Andrew Durso (15 Apr 2014) - Sage Thrasher at Hyde Park Lane.

Ryan O'Donnell (13 Apr 2014) - Bewick's Wren at a residence in Logan.

Sam Robertson (7 Apr 2014) - Clark's Nutcracker at lower Green Canyon.

Mike Taylor (5 Apr 2014) - Eurasian Wigeon at Logan City Polishing Ponds and Ferruginous Hawk at Hyde Park Lane.

Andrew Durso (4 Apr 2014) - Ross's Goose at Logan Sewage Lagoons.

Jan 2014

Eric Peterson (20 Jan 2014) - It was a great day today. We did our Winter Raptor Survey in Logan. We had 82 raptors. 32 Red-tailed Hawks, 16 Rough-legged Hawks, 14 Kestrels and 3 Great Horned Owls and a Prairie Falcon. We had a few unidentified raptors because of the horrible air. When I got home I heard a Great Horned Owl calling and spotted it in my neighbors tree. I cant remember a day when I saw 4 Great Horned Owls.

Dec 2013

Ryan O'Donnell (6 Dec 20123) - A first-winter GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was found by me at the Logan Landfill yesterday, 5 December. This is the first county record since 2006, and the first record for the county in eBird, although the utahbirds.org website lists three earlier county records not in eBird.

Nov 2013

Ryan O'Donnell (23 Nov 2013) A BLUE JAY was found by me in my neighborhood in Logan on 23 November and continues through at least yesterday, 5 December. This is the third county record in eBird.

Ryan O'Donnell (17 Nov 2013) A drake EURASIAN WIGEON was found by me at the Logan Polishing Ponds on 17 November but has not been seen again since, despite at least two attempts to relocate it. This is the sixth county record overall, and the first record from the county in fall.

Ryan O'Donnell (9 Nov 2013)  A PACIFIC LOON has been seen at Hyrum Reservoir, starting on 9 November and continuing through at least 27 November. This species is less than annual in the county, but has been recorded here in recent years once every two or three years on average.

Aug 2013

Ryan O'Donnell (7Aug 2013) - [Logan] - Leah Waldner and I had a potential WANDERING TATTLER at the Polishing Ponds in Benson this evening. Leah picked up a bird flying in to the ponds, and we both saw a medium-sized shorebird with pointed wings that was solidly dark gray above: no wing bars, no white on the sides of the tail or the rump, etc. It was roughly the size of a Killdeer. The bird did not call. ...The Polishing Ponds are closed to public access but we have arranged access through the City of Logan.

Jul 2013

Ryan O'Donnell (15 Jul 2013) - Today I found a NEOTROPIC CORMORANT at the Logan Fish Hatchery Pond among a group of Double-crested Cormorants and American White Pelicans. Others were able to see the bird later this evening. This species has increased rapidly in Utah since it was first documented in the state in 2007. It is no longer all that rare along the Wasatch Front, but this is the first record for Cache County.

May 2013

Ryan O'Donnell (15 May 20130 - I love migration! This afternoon I was quite excited to find a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in my yard in Logan. Then I saw a report from Cari Johnson to eBird of a Summer Tanager coming to her feeders in North Logan!

Dave Hanscom (15 May 2013) - Vivian Schneggs found two Bobolinks at Swaner Preserve at Kimball Junction this morning. We also found two Say's Phoebes at Swaner. Both of these are first for me on the Preserve.
 
Ryan O'Donnell
(5 May 2013) - I had a great afternoon of birding today (Sunday May 5) with Bob Atwood, Cullen Clark, and Britney Clark. We were also briefly joined at various points by Connie Johnson, BJ Johnson, Jean Lown, and Bryan Dixon. The highlight for me was TWO GLOSSY IBIS along Hyde Park Lane in Benson (along with at least one GLOSSY x WHITE-FACED IBIS HYBRID).  I also had my first of the year BREWER'S SPARROW along this road. We continued to the Amalga Barrens where the highlights were a group of five BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER. It was a great day for us, but not for the LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER that we watched being caught and then consumed by a PEREGRINE FALCON.

Ron Hellstern (5 May 2013) - Bullock's Orioles and Black Chinned Hummingbirds have begun their annual quarrel over the feeders here in Nibley, Utah. Good to see them again.

Apr 2013

Nancy Williams (8 Apr 2013) - [Providence] - We had a half dozen Evening Grosbeaks at our feeders from March 27-30. Since then we've had dozens of American Goldfinches every morning, and 4 Cassin's Finches. I live on the bench in Providence.

Mar 2013

Ryan O'Donnell (24 Mar 2013) - Stephanie Cobbold and I birded Steel Canyon (north of Clarkston in northwest Cache County) this afternoon... We were rewarded with some locally rare species there, perhaps continuing from last fall: a small flock of 6 BUSHTITS on the hillside across the road and just downstream from the dam, and separately, a pair of JUNIPER TITMICE near where the barbed wire fence crosses the valley perpendicular to the road.

Connie McManus (10 Mar 2013 ) - In Cache Valley, there were two Sandhill Cranes that flew over my house. They were about 30ft above the ground - quite low flying.  Man, they are loud!  Spring is here  - no matter that snow is still on the ground.

Ryan O'Donnell (5 Mar 2013) - I took a quick loop around the Benson area around lunchtime today in search of rare geese, and was able to pick up all the semi-regular geese in under an hour. On 2600N, just west of 3200W, I had a flock of CANADA GEESE that included at least one CACKLING GOOSE (I didn't check the Canadas for Cacklings very thoroughly; there might have been more), one SNOW GOOSE, and EIGHT ROSS'S GEESE... Near the pig farm at 4600N and Sam Fellow Rd., there were thousands of Canada Geese, and my fifth goose species of the hour, an immature GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE...

Kendall Watkins (3 Mar 2013) - Greater White-fronted Goose, Sandhill Cranes, and Ross's Goose at 3200 West in Nibley. Barrow's Goldeneye and Hooded Merganser at First Dam. Bohemian Waxwings, Logan City Courthouse (Corner of Main St. and 2nd North in Logan).

Feb 2013

Ryan O'Donnell (25 Feb 2013) - I had an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL at the Logan Landfill this afternoon, among about 300 each California and Ring-billed Gulls, and 3 Herring Gulls. A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at the same location was the first of the year for Cache County and is a week or two ahead of schedule.

Ryan O'Donnell (16 Feb 2013) - Leah Waldner just reported to me by text that she is looking at the SNOWY OWL right now from 4600N just south of Cache Junction. This is roughly four miles southwest of the earlier sightings at Amalga Barrens.

Ryan O'Donnell (10 Feb 2013) - In a quick tour of Cache Valley today, the highlights were a cool-looking leucistic Horned Lark in Petersboro, three Richardson's Cackling Geese in Benson, and a  relatively cooperative Rough-legged Hawk at Sue's Ponds. (posted in Birding In Utah)

Mike Fish (7 Feb 2013)- I saw 2 different groups of Grey Partridge in Howell today. The partridge were in town towards the west end of Blue creek Drive. Most of the Partridge were females. Didn't see any Sharp-tailed. (posted in Birding In Utah).

Kendall Watkins (3 Feb 2013) - Friday night my dad and I decided to head up North after receiving a call from Kurt Kotter about a Snowy Owl in Amalga. We arrived at about 7:30 to a thick fog, which greatly reduced the chances of finding the bird. ...Other birds of interest were a couple of Rough-legged Hawks, a Northern Shrike, Harlan's Red-tailed Hawk, and in a field just north of the road a group of at least 100 Ring-necked Pheasants.
   --After an hour and a half of searching for the Owl, we tried our luck with the Smithfield Blue Jay. We walked around the cemetery for about a half hour searching for the Jay with no luck. We found 6 American Crows, a Red-breasted Nuthatch, and 2 Townsend's Solitaire. We went over to Mack Park and found the bird in the little parking lot across the street from the park. Just across the stream ... we saw 1 Mountain Chickadee and multiple Black-capped's, many Juncos, and a "Red-shafted" Northern Flicker. After watching these for a while a "Jay like" bird flew in and landed on top of a large pine on the east side of the road. I got my binoculars on the the bird and confirmed it as the Blue Jay.
   --Kurt gave us some tips to finding a Sharp-tailed Grouse in Richmond so we went over to check it out and were well rewarded. ... In our searches here we found lots of Wild Turkeys, a Dark Morph Rough-legged Hawk (and one other light morph), and a flock of 16 or so Red-winged Blackbirds visiting a feeder with many other common feeder birds. We then found City Creek Road and drove up until the road ended at a farm house and barn. ...We walked out on the "trail" and in no more than 30 yards we flushed a single Sharp-tailed Grouse that flew and landed up the hill a ways to the north. We decided to keep walking for a little longer and found a HUGE flock of Common Redpolls.
   --After Richmond we went out to Amalga again to try our luck for the Owl. No bird again so we left for Salt Creek. Here we saw another Dark Morph Rough-legged Hawk and many other light morphs, 4 Bald Eagles, and lots of Horned Larks. On the drive back to the interstate we saw a group of 12 Gray Partridge out in a field with Horned Larks and W. Meadowlarks. They all flushed before I could get pictures, but they were definitely there.
   --The last stop of the day was on 12th street in Ogden and the roads to Great Salt Lake Mineral. We missed the Snow Buntings and Longspurs, but found 2 Barn Owls instead.

Jim Lofthouse (2 Feb 2013) - Saw some Horned Larks near the Hardware Ranch. Feb 1.

Kurt Kotter (1 Feb 2013) - [Amalga ] - SNOWY OWL. This is a new species for my life lists for Amalga, Cache County, Utah .... This Snowy Owl was much larger than a SEOW that we were observing when the SNOW flushed in front of us from a fence post. I immediately noticed how bright the white looked as it flew away from our position. ... I alerted Grant Allen and David Kotter who were with me to see the owl and jumped out of the car with my binos up. I followed the SNOW for about 4-5 seconds. ... I started to set up the scope, but again it flew from its position and out of view. BEAUTIFUL! (eBird report).

Jan 2013

Mike Fish (24 Jan 2013) - I was also out in Howell yesterday around 11:30ish. ... I found the single Sharp-tailed Grouse again sunning itself below the tree at the south end of the yellow mobile home. The grouse hide very well below the tree so scan thoroughly if you go looking for them.

Norm Jenson (24 Jan 2013) - I've lose track of how many times Gail and I have driven to Howell to see a Sharp-tailed Grouse. Today we saw Dickson's post about the Northern Saw-Whet Owl and simply had to chase it. He keeps it in his garage and though it was dark it, the owl, was cute as a button. ... So since we were over half way there we decided to try the area around Nucor, but once again without success.... As we were going back to the highway we saw a bird in the tree ...We pulled to the end of the driveway and decided to walk over and get a close look. ...It was indeed a Sharp-tailed Grouse, a lifer for Gail and a bird I had seen once before on AI, but which was a less than satisfying view, and so for me it was like seeing it for the first time.

Mike Taylor (13 Jan 2013) - Pacific Wren. Logan Canyon -- Third Dam/Spring Hollow CG, Cache, Utah

Nancy Williams (7 Jan 2013) - [Providense] - We've had two Common Redpolls at our feeders in Providence (Cache County) every day since December 30. They are fierce little competitors for the Niger thistle against the Goldfinches.

rabinsky@aol.com (5 Jan 2013) - BLUE JAY found in Smithfield Cemetery in Cache County at northeast corner about 1 pm Saturday, Jan 5, 2013.

Connie McManus (4 Jan 2013) - [Nibley, UT] - The Common Redpoll has returned! The resident Sharpie snapped up a bird on New Year's day and because I hadn't seen the Redpoll since that first time, I feared he had become the Sharpie's dinner. At any rate, the redpoll - or one of his kin - is back at the feeders!

Dec 2012

Ryan O'Donnell (9 Dec 2012) - On Saturday I led a field trip for the Bridgerland Audubon Society...
   --We started with a walk around the Logan Cemetery ... and we had a flyover flock of RED CROSSBILLS calling, plus a later lone crossbill that was probably a WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL... 
   --From there, we went to First Dam, where we were able to identify some BARROW'S GOLDENEYES and COMMON GOLDENEYES before getting blown away by the strong canyon winds....While we were driving away, one car saw a HOODED MERGANSER from the road.
   --Our next and final stop was Rendezvous Park and the Logan River Golf Course. A flock of CANADA GEESE that flew overhead had one CACKLING GOOSE among them, a species that was on the state review list until just last year...
   --Tom Forwood and I continued to Sue's Ponds and the Logan Landfill, where we found one adult MEW GULL among several hundred California Gulls, a thousand or so Ring-billed Gulls, and a handful of Herring Gulls

Nov 2012

Jon Watkins (30 Nov 2012) - I'm at my parents home in Mendon, where 1 Common Redpoll is visiting their feeder. The feeder hangs in a Mountain Ash just outside the kitchen window, and at least 1 Bohemian Waxwing is helping itself to berries among 20-30 Cedar Waxwings. Anyone welcome to visit--they are in the middle of town on main street, across the street from the park/volleyball court.

Mike Fish (25 Nov 2012) - I saw a Northern Pygmy Owl today at 1pm up Logan Canyon in the Spring Hollow Campground - Group Area B. The locals refer to Spring Hollow as Third Dam. I was walking up the paved road from the parking lot to Group Area B when I spotted the owl east of the creek. The Owl was hunting along the maples trees about 100' up the hillside above the creek.

Bryant Olsen (12 Nov 2012) - [Logan] - I think it is safe to say that this is an invasion year for Common Redpolls. ...  The latest of these is in my yard: I saw one COMMON REDPOLL on my thistle feeder this morning. This is turning also out to be a great year for "winter" finches. We have had many reports of Evening Grosbeaks around Cache County in the last couple of weeks.

Craig Fosdick (12 Nov 2012) - This morning Stephen Peterson and I birded Steel Canyon in northwestern Cache Co., looking for the Bushtits, Common Redpoll, and Western Scrub-Jay found there by Ryan O'Donnell and company on 11/8. No luck on the Bushtits, but the WESTERN SCRUB-JAY persists in the same location.... We also found two COMMON REDPOLLS, a little further up the canyon than Ryan reported. ... On the drive from Steel Canyon back to Clarkston, we found a LAPLAND LONGSPUR with 80 Horned Larks on 10800 W, 1/4 mile south of the intersection of N 10800 W and W 13400 N.

Ryan O'Donnell (8 Nov 2012) - Had a great afternoon of birding today with Andrew Durso and J.D. Willson. Highlights in Steel Canyon (extreme northwest Cache Co.) included a COMMON REDPOLL, our first WESTERN SCRUB-JAY in the county, and our first BUSHTITS in the county, plus a flyover adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK and a small flock of GRAY PARTRIDGE (each lifers for at least one of the other two birders in our group).

Andy Kleinhesselink (11 Nov 2012) - An adult Lesser Black-Backed Gull at the back pond at Sue's Ponds in Logan today.

Oct 2012

Ryan O'Donnell (28 Oct 2012) - I birded the Logan City Polishing Ponds and Benson Marina today. The highlights were two juvenile Greater White-fronted Geese and a drake "Brewer's Duck" (hybrid Mallard x Gadwall) at the Polishing Ponds, and a flock of 16 Bonaparte's Gulls flying over the road near the Logan Airport. A flock of Mountain Bluebirds at the Polishing Ponds was also a bit of a surprise.

Mike Fish (22 Oct 2012) - Tonight there were two White-throated Sparrows in my yard in Logan.

Ron Hellstern (11 Oct 2012) - I was watching two Spotted Towhees this morning, when I glanced toward the river. Beautiful Osprey just took a trout in the Blacksmith Fork river behind our place. He is enjoying his feast on the top of a telephone pole, and looks very content.

Sep 2012

Dave Hanscom (18 Sep 2012)- They say the third time never fails. I guess I'm just a slow learner. It took me four tries, but, thanks to Rachel LeBlanc, I succeded today. As another old saying goes, sometimes it's feast or famine. I found myself in the midst of a flock of a couple dozen Bushtits. They were only about a quarter mile up the trail. Another nice sighting was a Cooper's Hawk that flew over about a mile from the car. Yellow Fork is at the end of Rose Canyon Road in Herriman. I suggest walking up the trail on the left side of the stream to be in the shade for a cooler hike and better lighting.

Aug 2012

Craig Fosdick (26 Aug 2012) -We (myself, Andrew Durso, Andy Kleinhesselink, Mike Taylor) stopped at 1700 N 1200 W today. We did not have any Semipalmated Sandpipers, but we did find Cullen's two Solitary Sandpipers, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, a Baird's Sandpiper, 40 Killdeer, and a Spotted Sandpiper. The location is a flooded field. There seems like there might be more flooded fields in the area, so it's quite possible that the SESA did no go very far.

Craig Fosdick (20 Aug 2012) - Saturday evening Andrew Durso, Kendal Morris and I birded Logan Polishing Ponds. There were quite a few peeps around (mostly BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS) as well as other shorebirds, including a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, but the highlight was a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW that I found with 2-3 Brewer's Sparrows. Unfortunately, although the bird was cooperative enough for photos, nobody else saw the bird. The sparrows, including the Clay-colored, were on the west side of the northeasternmost pond.

Jul 2012

Craig Fosdick (13 Jul 2012) - This morning there was a male Great-tailed Grackle singing at Benson Marina, in Cache Co from 930 to at least 1030. This is only the third summer (June-July) eBird record for this species in Cache County. What may have been the same bird was seen at Petersboro (only 2 miles SW of Benson Marina as the grackle flies), at the intersection of UT-23 and 2000 N half an hour later.

Mike Fish (9 Jul 2012) - [Logan, Utah] - On July 3rd I had a male Rufous at my feeders for the first time this year. On July 4th I saw two male and one female Rufous Hummingbirds in the yard. I went camping up Logan canyon to Guinavah campground over the weekend and hung a nectar feeder for three days. I saw loads of Broad-tailed and Black-chinned hummingbirds but didn’t see a single Rufous in the canyon. My yard is being overrun with juvenile hummingbirds right now, and I am seeing fewer and fewer males. The Bullock’s Orioles also seem to be thinning out in my area. I had a few Bullock’s fledglings around my yard two weeks ago, but they have moved out of the area. Dog days of summer are setting in early. Seems this 2012 year has had the seasons a month ahead of schedule.

Jun 2012

Mike Fish (10 Jun 2012) - I just had a few (15 ish - hard to count) White-throated Swifts fly over my yard (Logan). They are moving up and down the Logan River behind the USU Water Lab...

May 2012

Mike Fish (18 May 2012)- [Logan] - The Rose-breasted Grosbeak is still visiting my feeders (Third day in a row).

Ron Hellstern (6 May 2012) - Bullocks Orioles and Black-chinned Hummers are competing for nectar at the feeders. Also a Lazuli Bunting made an appearance. We're along the Blacksmith Fork River in Cache Valley.

Mike Fish (5 May 2012) - [Logan] - Tonight I had 4 Calliope Hummingbirds in my yard, along with 5 Broadtailed and one Black-chinned. I'm afraid my nectar feeders will be frozen in the morning. I'm amazed that those tiny bodies can survive the freezing temps....

Apr 2012

Craig Fosdick (29 Apr 2012) - Today I hiked Dry Canyon in Cache Co-among the many returning spring migrants were a singing Virginia's Warbler, and about five different singing Black-throated Gray Warblers. I was not able to track down any of the Black-throated Grays, but all were singing that wonderful buzzy "zray-zray-zray-zee"... Other entertaining species in Dry Canyon were a booming Dusky Grouse which tolerated a rather close approach, a pair of Black-capped Chickadees apparently exploring suitable nest sites, a single Lazuli Bunting, and lots of Chipping Sparrows and Orange-crowned Warblers. And a shy but agitated Cooper's Hawk that gave its nasal "kakking" call, warning me I was not terribly far from its nest.

Casey Day (28 Apr 2012) - [Selman Ranch] - ...Every year the Selman's host a group of birders who are fortunate enough to view a SHARP-TAILED GROUSE lek on their property...Matt Westover and I counted 9 male grouse dancing on the lek from 6 - 7 am, but I heard reports of as many as 16....r SANDHILL CRANES.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (24 Apr 2012) - This morning I lead the USU ornithology class for a birding walk along Logan's Canal Trail. Most of the highlights were firsts of the year (FOY): it's the time of year when FOYs come quickly and easily. Here are the highlights:
   --A small MIXED flock of quail, including two CALIFORNIA QUAIL (one male, one female) and one male GAMBEL'S QUAIL. These are likely part of a series of illegal introductions that have been noted in the area in recent years.
   -- Our FOY HOUSE WREN, a singing mal-- Our FOY HERMIT THRUSH, seen and heard calling (but not singing
   -- Our FOY CHIPPING SPARROWS, a small flock of about four individuals.
   -- An adult male MYRTLE subspecies YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. Most Yellow-rumpeds in Utah are of the Audubon's subspecies, but Myrtles are reported in the county about once a year or so, usually in spring migration.

Ryan P. O'Donnell
(19 Apr 2012) - This morning I led the USU ornithology class to the Amalga Barrens in Cache County...The highlight of the day, in my opinion, was a lone and distant BAIRD'S SANDPIPER...

Craig Fosdick (10 Apr 20123) - This evening...There also was a booming Dusky Grouse (heard only) at 6500' in Dry Canyon.

Ryan O'Donnell (5 Apr 2012) - I led another field trip for the USU Ornithology class this morning, focussing on the Benson (Cache County) area. The highlight of the day was a PAIR of WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS in Benson...

Mar 2012

Ryan O'Donnell (29 Mar 2012) - This morning I took my Ornithology students to the Logan Sewage Lagoons for a field trip. (Note that the Sewage Lagoons are closed to public access.)... A few noteworthy observations included:   
   -- A singing adult male GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE. Although common just to the south or west of here, Great-tailed Grackles are rare in Cache Valley. I ....This one was seen in the cattail marsh off the west end of the sewage lagoons, and might be visible from the Valley View Highway near the shooting range if you're lucky.
   -- My first EARED GREBES of the year, one in non-breeding plumage and two in full or nearly full breeding plumage.
   -- A few (3-5) FRANKLIN'S GULLS, recently returned migrants.
   -- On the drive back to campus, a kettle of at least 40 TURKEY VULTURES. There have been scattered reports around the valley in the last week or so, but as far as I am aware this is the first large migrating group seen here this year.

Ryan O'Donnell (27 Mar 2012) - This afternoon I went to the Amalga Barrens in search of an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull that Bryan Dixon photographed at that location on Friday, March 23rd. I was not able to relocate the gull,...However, I did find a drake EURASIAN WIGEON in the hunting club land north of the road. (Note that this area is private property accessible with permission only.) Other notable birds seen today included three GREATER YELLOWLEGS and my first TREE SWALLOW, AMERICAN AVOCETS (33) and SAVANNAH SPARROWS (3) in the county this year.

ccnbclark@yahoo.com (23 Mar 2012) - I saw and photographed a Gambel's Quail on 1200 W behind Gosner's in Logan at 8:30 AM on 03/22/12. I also saw the White-throated Sparrow again that has been hanging around there with the White-crowned sparrows this winter.

Buck Russell (16 Mar 2012) - About 1 PM today there was a pair of Peregrine Falcons circling over a farmers field and barn just north of RR Donnelley (6th West 10th North) in Logan...

Connie McManus (11 Mar 2012) -  [Nibley] -This morning I heard - but did not see - two SANDHILL CRANES flying somewhere around my house. I hopped out of bed to see if I could find them, but they were no where in sight. This is the first I've heard of seen them this year...

Andy Kleinhesselink (10 Mar 2012) - I had 5 Mountain Bluebirds along the Deer Fence Trail just north of Providence this afternoon. According to e-bird this right on schedule for when they have shown up in the county in past springs.

Feb 2012

Craig Fosdick (28 Feb 2012) - This evening I went for my usual walk at Benson Marina and was surprised to see a CLARK'S GREBE south of the road.  I think this might be the earliest record for Cache County, but perhaps only by a day or two...

Ryan O'Donnell (20 Feb 2012) - I did a lot of birding around Cache County this weekend, some with Craig Fosdick. Here are some of the highlights:
   --Along the Logan Canal Trail on Friday, I saw a very pretty Dark-eyed Junco intergrade between the Pink-sided and Gray-headed subspecies.
   --Craig and I found a group of eight CACKLING GEESE among Canada Geese in the fields near the pig farm at the intersection of Sam Fellow Road and 4600N in Benson yesterday...
   --Although not observed for several visits to First Dam, the previously reported MEXICAN DUCK was relocated at the same location by Andy Kleinhesselink yesterday, and by Craig and I later the same day... On our latest visit, we saw only eleven Barrow's Goldeneye and no Common Goldeneye. The HOODED MERGANSER was seen there on Friday but not on Sunday.
   --Two HOODED MERGANSERS were at the 20-20 Ponds on Friday.
   --Gull diversity has recently increased in Cache Valley, and the California   Gulls have returned. For the first time in months, I had more CALIFORNIA GULLS than Ring-billed Gulls at Sue's Ponds, and there were also three HERRING GULLS present. (Herring Gulls are common in the Great Salt Lake area in winter, but only a few individuals show up each year in Cache County)...

Andy Kleinhesselink (10 Feb 2012) - Hi just saw the Gray Catbird in Logan again today on the canal trail. This time it was above the canal in a thicket but very near where I saw it previously in January...

Jan 2012

Kris Purdy (29 Jan 2012) - ...Three RED CROSSBILLS flew over Smithfield Cemetery in the morning and both Ruby-crowned and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS were at Mack Park in big trees off the senior center parking lot. It seemed like there were Pine Siskins in many places—both the cemetery and the park, and in neighborhoods down the east bench to Logan...

Andy Kleinhesselink (20 Jan 2012) - ... I found another Swamp Sparrow in Cache Co. this morning northwest of the Logan Airport on a 3400/3600 N ... I first saw it on the north side of the road in a clump of cattails, but it flew across to the south where there is a big weedy field where it was hanging out with two Song Sparrows.

Andy Kleinhesselink (19 Jan 2012) - Hey I just observed a Gray Catbird on the canal trail below the USU campus. It was in the small farmyard/pasture near all the greenhouses below the trail...

Andy Kleinhesselink  (15 Jan 2012) - In the hopes of adding some e-birds to the Cache Co. year list, I went out and looked for the American Tree Sparrows that were reported earlier in the winter south of the Benson Marina. I walked to the causeway south of the Marina parking lots and found the a flock of at least a dozen Tree Sparrows in the bushes along the causeway...Also the White-throated Sparrow continues at 1100 N 1200 W (behind Gossner's)...

David Wheeler
(3 Jan 2012) - The SWAMP SPARROW reported at the west end of 1000 N in Logan was still there yesterday morning (though skulkier than the Song sparrows there)...There were a good number of CACKLING GEESE in a flock of Canadas at a horse race track in the Crumb Brothers Bakery neighborhood of SW Logan. BARROWS GOLDENEYES aplenty, along with one HOODED MERGANSER, were floating about peacefully in the park at the mouth of Logan Canyon...

Mike Fish (1 Jan 2012) - I went up to the USU Water Lab yesterday and today to try to relocate the Gray Catbird. I wasn't able to find the Catbird but I did relocate the Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker that I had seen last week...

Dec 2011

Andy Kleinhesselink (31 Dec 2011) - I went out briefly this afternoon and while at the very west end of 1000 N in Logan, near the Cowley Walk-In Access Gate, I heard the distinctive phoebe-like call of a SWAMP SPARROW. I stood and waited for several minutes and it popped up into view south of the road in the weeds among some dilapidated wooden fencing, this is right where a flowing irrigation canal crosses the road. I got good looks at it for several minutes but unfortunately didn't have my camera with me.

Mike Fish (27 Dec 2011) - I can't believe I just saw a GRAY CATBIRD in Logan in the winter. I don't know if that is highly unusual, but I haven't seen one before at this time of year. I was in the parking lot of the USU Water Lab sitting along the river in the upper part of the parking lot. I could hear the bird singing across the river but couldn't see it for a while...

Mike Fish (27 Dec 2011) - A flock of 25 Northern Bobwhite have taken up residence in our Logan neighborhood this fall. Every morning they visit my neighbor's feeders to scratch around. I took this photo of them last month when they were snuggled up next to our house. Apparently a woman down the road raises and releases a new quail species every so often...

Craig Fosdick (22 Dec 2011) - Ryan O'Donnell just called to report a GREATER YELLOWLEGS at the Logan Fish Hatchery Ponds on Utah 30 just west of Logan.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (10 Dec 2011) - This morning I led a field trip for the Bridgerland Audubon Society. Nine brave souls made it out in the bitterly cold wind coming down the canyon in the morning. Here are some of the highlights:...At Spring Hollow, we had several more AMERICAN DIPPERS. One PACIFIC WREN was heard calling, but only twice and only by two observers...

Andy Kleinhesselink (9 Dec 2011) - I found a couple of birds of local and seasonal interest today, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and a Lincoln's Sparrow. These birds were in a flock together at approximately 1100 N, 1200 W on the west side of Logan--Behind Gossner's Cheese Factory where a small ditch crosses underneath 1200W...

Craig Fosdick (4 Dec 2011) - Birded First Dam this afternoon. The usual suspects, including 30 BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, a male CANVASBACK, and a continuing female HOODED MERGANSER were present, along with an Andrew Durso and a Bob Atwood...As I drove past USU on US-89 after birding First Dam, there was a MERLIN getting hassled by a magpie near one of the parking lots along the south side of the road.

Nov 2011

Ryan O'Donnell (27 Nov 2011) - birded around a few locations in Cache County today. First Dam had the usual large numbers of BARROW'S GOLDENEYES; I counted 27 today. The female or immature HOODED MERGANSER was still there. At Hyrum Reservoir, I had my best bird of the day: an immature SURF SCOTER near the dam. Four BARROW'S GOLDENEYE at the upstream end of the reservoir were a bit unusual for this location. Two female or immature HOODED MERGANSERS were in the same vicinity...

Craig Fosdick
(7 Nov 2011) - I birded Cache Co. yesterday with Andrew Durso, Mike Taylor, and Heath Weaver... Highlights were lots of birds at Hyrum State Park with a nice diversity of waterfowl-it was very birdy. The PACIFIC LOON from 10/30 continues at this location, but as usual, there were no scoters....A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was a nice bird on 200S near Sue's Ponds and the Logan Landfill...

Mike Fish
(6 Nov 2011) - I counted 16 Goldeneye at First Dam this morning (mouth of Logan Canyon).... Just ran back to First Dam to check the ID of the Goldeneye. The birds were indeed Barrow's Goldeneye...

Craig Fosdick (1 Nov 2011) - Ryan O'Donnell and I birded Hyrum Reservoir this evening; the PACIFIC LOON continues. This evening the PALO was out in the middle of the reservoir, hanging out with a Common Loon. We were not able to locate any scoters, but there was a swan, presumably a Tundra Swan in the far southeast corner of the reservoir.

Oct 2011

Kris Purdy (9 Oct 2011) - A sub-adult NEOTROPIC CORMORANT was with hundreds of Double-crested Cormorants and American White Pelicans on one of the nesting islands in a closed-to-the-public area at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Box Elder County today....  Other birds of note include a Short-eared Owl, a Belted Kingfisher, the lightest female or juvenile Richardson’s Merlin I think I’ve seen (with prey on the auto tour loop), and the Great Horned Owl Jason alerted us to under the overhang of the large maintenance building on the north side.
   --I also was hiking in the Middle Fork WMA in Ogden Valley, Weber County, this afternoon, and saw a Lewis’s Woodpecker carrying something in its beak to a power pole on the Power Line trail... preparation for winter.


Jason St Sauver (8 Oct 2011) - Seems we've got a couple of Great Horned Owls hanging around Bear River MBR over the past few days. One has been seen here - right under the eaves of the Visitor Center .... The other has been consistently seen roosting under the eaves of our maintenance shop out at the start of the Auto Loop.

Sep 2011

Ryan O'Donnell (19 Sep 2011) - I photographed a "Solitary" Vireo today at Rendezvous Park that has me wondering which species it is. (I had hoped to photograph the Black-and-white Warbler Andy found yesterday, but I couldn't relocate it.) Several clear-cut Cassin's Vireos and one Plumbeous Vireo were also present today. .

Andy Kleinhesselink (18 Sep 2011) - I observed a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at around 10am this morning at Rendezvous Park in Cache County. It was near the first railroad bridge over the river with an active flock of other migrants including Wilson's Warblers, Warbling Vireos and Cassin's Vireos. The flock moved west and up the river.

Aug 2011

Kristin Purdy (28 Aug 2011) The feast or famine nature of Sherwood Hills Resort in Cache County was a small feast this morning, at least around the water features at the wedding gardens. A female INDIGO BUNTING was in the trees around the south water feature, now overgrown because it's not maintained anymore. I got several excellent looks at her and she was very active, taking multiple perches exposed enough to see her streaked breast more reminiscent of a Pine Siskin, and narrow lateral throat stripe which contrasted with a somewhat paler
malar stripe and throat...

Ryan O'Donnell (26 Aug 2011) -  ...In scouting for this trip the day before (Friday, Aug 26), the most interesting birds were one adult male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER (expected this time of year but always a treat) at Sherwood Hills Resort...

Ryan O'Donnell (20 Aug 2011) - I birded a few locations around Cache County this evening. The only surprise was a first-year STILT SANDPIPER at the part of the Logan Polishing Ponds visible from 3200W at 1800N...

Jul 2011

Mike Fish (25 Jul 2011)- [Logan] - I just had my first of the season male Rufous Hummingbird show up in my backyard this morning. The female black-chinned wouldn't let the poor guy get a refill at any of the feeders. I'm sure it won't be long before he owns at least one of the filling stations.

Connie McManus (17 Jul 2011) - While sitting outside enjoying the rising full moon, I heard 2, possibly 3 NIGHT HAWKS flying over the fields around my house.  One is hunting in my back yard!  I tried to catch a glimpse of them flying around, but my binocs aren't that great for night use. 

rabinsky@comcast.net (10 Jul 2011) - While walking the dog this evening on the corner of 100 S 200 W in Wellsville (Cache County), I heard a Bewick's Wren calling.  I don't think it is common this far north.  I haven't heard one hear before in Cache County.

Jun 2011

Ryan O'Donnell (30 Jun 2011) - Last night I led 13 birders on a Bridgerland Audubon Society trip to see (or mostly hear) the nocturnal birds of Cache County's Green Canyon, near North Logan... We had a total of two counter-singing COMMON POORWILLS at the upper end of the road, plus one rather timid FLAMMULATED OWL that called only twice from the same location.

Dave Hanscom (22 Jun 2011) - [highlights:]
   -- Pineview Reservoir: Lots of Fox Sparrows, Black-headed Grosbeaks, and Yellow Warblers were singing, along with a Yellow-breasted Chat.
   -- On to Hyrum via the direct route through Avon: The highlight of that part of my trip were several Swainson's Thrush along the stream, and a Willow Flycatcher just north of where the dirt road turns to tar in Avon. I stopped to look at a Grey Catbird and heard the unmistakeable "Fitz Bew" call...

Bob Atwood (19 Jun 2011) - A RED-NECKED GREBE adult in full breeding plumage was observed close to shore on the West end of Hyrum Dam Saturday June 17th at noon. It was last seen near the Utah State Park entrance. Bob Atwood

Craig Fosdick (9 Jun 2011) - Today while walking on 3000 N west of Benson Marina in Cache Co., I counted nine LONG-BILLED CURLEWS all visible at the same time, and was mobbed and dive-bombed by 3-4 of them...

Ryan O'Donnell (8 Jun 2011) - Tonight Stephanie Cobbold and I birded around Cutler Marsh, near Benson in Cache County, from two locations, the boat launch off of the Valley View Highway, and the Pacificorp access point along the Benson Road. At each location we had one singing AMERICAN BITTERN, our target species for the night. These were my first for the county ....  At the boat launch near the Valley View Highway, there was also a female GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE, a locally tough-to-find species that seems to turn up about once or twice a year in Cache County. At the same location, I photographed a grebe that looks to me like a hybrid between WESTERN GREBE and CLARK'S GREBE.

Craig Fosdick (4 Jun 2011) - I hiked Dry Canyon last night, looking for FLAMMULATED OWLS; two visiting out-of-state birders joined me.  We were not disappointed and found two FLAMMULATED OWLS above 6000'; one was very close, one quite far.  We also found at least ten COMMON POORWILLS including one that we saw repeatedly, perched and foraging along the trail.  We also saw DUSKY GROUSE and VIRGINIA'S WARBLER.

May 2011

Ryan O'Donnell (31 May 2011) -  just saw a GRAY FLYCATCHER foraging around the fountains just south of the Taggart Student Center (TSC) building on the campus of Utah State University. It was flycatching from low branches, shrubs, and the ground, and habitually dipping its tail phoebe-like each time it landed. The bird did not vocalize in the ten minutes or so I watched it.

Jason St. Sauver (29 May 2011) - My friend Kent and I did some soggy day birding all around Cache county yesterday - starting at Benson Marina, Cutler Marsh, Green Canyon,Blacksmith Fork Canyon, Logan Canyon and back. Lots of ground and lots of birds - most the usual suspects - BUT had some nice highlights: American Bittern at Cutler Marsh, Blue-wing Teal at Benson Marina...

Mike Fish (19 May 2011) - I'm quite sure I just saw my first ever INDIGO BUNTING. The bird was just in my backyard stting in a Water Birch tree and gave me about a 4 minute look (looked like a Lazuli but completely blue with blackish primaries and no wing bars)...

Ara Shahbazian (16  May 2011) - About a week ago I saw a grey hawk flying overhead approximately 50 feet away. Color wise it seemed similar to a rock pigeon or seagull. It seemed strange; once I checked a sight about Utah birds, I was sure it was a GREY HAWK. I also read that there has been only one sighting of a grey hawk in south western Utah. After explaining my experience to a friend of mine who happened to be a game warden, he suggested I report it to the Audobon Society. I did not see any transmitters or any other tracking devices on the bird. The exact location of the sighting is: 2000 North 6450 West Petersboro, Utah.

Craig Fosdick (13 May 2011) - This evening at Benson Marina I had a BLACK TERN flying around on the south side of the road, gleaning insects from just above the water's surface. This is only the second Black Tern I've seen in Cache Co. and the first one I've seen in the spring.

Kurt Kotter (11 May 2011) - Monday, May 9, I found 12 VAUX'S SWIFTS feeding in Cache County along the old Mendon Road where it crosses the Little Bear River (ebird - hot birding site: Mendon Road Management Area) at 1:30PM. They were flying back and forth during a light rain, only very seldomly soaring.

Craig Fosdick (2 May 2011) - This morning the EVENING GROSBEAKS finally found my feeder ....took 'em long enough....  Also today, I had one each SEMIPALMATED and LEAST SANDPIPER in the small pond on the south side of Utah Hwy 30 across from the Logan Fish Hatchery.  Near the Cutler Marsh Boat Launch on Utah 30 I had a GREAT EGRET... At DEEP CANYON, I had COOPER'S HAWK and FOY (for me at least) HERMIT THRUSH, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, FOX SPARROW, CHIPPING SPARROW, RUFFED GROUSE (drumming), and WILD TURKEY....

Mike Fish (1 May 2011) - May 1st has brought three new first of spring birds to my yard. 1 - Green-tailed Towhee, 1 - Lazuli Bunting. 2 - Brown-headed Cowbirds. I also captured three new pictures of a Calliope Hummingbird this morning.

Apr 2011

Mike Fish (28 April 2011) - YES - Just had my FOY Hummingbird. A male Calliope just showed up in the same location that I first saw it last spring. The Calliope showed up on April 21st of last year. Hope my Nectar feeder doesn't freeze tonight :)

Craig Fosdick (27 April 2011) - Birded a few spots around Cache Co. this evening; finally got my FOY MARBLED GODWITS, 4 at Sue's Ponds, on the edge of the shorebird playa. At Benson Marina, I had the pleasure of watching a SWAINSON'S HAWK with a freshly-killed and still wriggling garter snake (I think it was a garter) and a CASPIAN TERN flyover. There were 38 CATTLE EGRETS in the plowed field on the northwest corner of the intersection of 3000 N and 4000 W in Benson, about 1 mile east of Benson Marina.

Craig Fosdick (25 April 2011) - At Benson Marina this evening, there was a flock of 50 American Pipits feeding on along the north side of road.

Mike Fish (6 Apr 2011) - Today on my way to work (I went in late) I saw my first of the year Long-billed Curlews. I saw three different pairs involved in various courtship motions in the fields surrounding Penrose. I also saw several different groups of Pelicans on the water along Valley View Highway when I left Logan this morning.

Ryan O'Donnell (23 April 2011) - Twenty-five birders (or subsets thereof) saw the following on the Bridgerland Audubon Society field trip I led this morning: One PEREGRINE FALCON feeding at the BAS Amalga Barrens Sanctuary. Numbers of recently returned SAVANNAH SPARROWS singing around the Barrens. Several SNOWY EGRETS at the Barrens, a first of the season for most (all?) of us. WHITE-FACED IBIS, recently arrived in numbers - we had dozens fly over but none paused to let us search for Glossy Ibises. ... At the Bear River Bottoms property that is managed by BAS: we had a single HARRIS'S SPARROW loosely associating with some White-crowned Sparrows.

Mike Fish (20 Apr 2011) - I spent the morning out at the Little Bear River access on the Mendon road (Cache Valley). The sights and sounds were amazing! I was fortunate to find a group of Wood Ducks who appeared to be taking up residency on the River.

Connie McManus (20 Apr 2011) - Dry Lake on Highway 89 between Mantua and Logan : Eared grebes, Red-necked Phalaropes, American Coots (jillions), Mallards. Hyrum Dam: Western Grebes, Common Loons, Caspian Tern.

Stephen Peterson (20 april 2011) - Just 2 minutes ago I had a group of ~20 Red Crossbills (males and females) buzz in to my birdbath and take a drink and then take off again.

Mike Fish (15 April 2011) - Just had my FOY Caspian Tern fly down the river behind my house, coming down from First Dam at the mouth of Logan Canyon.

Craig Fosdick (12 April 2011) - Today I had a SAGE THRASHER at 1000 N 1850 W in Logan, about 3/4 mile west of 1000N/1000W.  The bird was on the south side of the road, on the old railroad grade, which is visible as an earthern fill; it intersects 1000 N at a diagonal.  I also had another GRASSHOPPER SPARROW on 1200 W and 1400 N, with a flock of 10 SAVANNAH SPARROWS.

Craig Fosdick (11 April 2011) - This evening I had my FOY GRASSHOPPER SPARROW at Benson Marina, a bird on the north side of the road about 1/2 mile west of the bridge.  The bird stuck to the stubble (not corn stubble, but I don't know what its) between the road and the field.  This is the same location I had two Grasshopper Sparrows 22 Sept. 2010, also migrants. Also at Benson Marina I had two CLIFF SWALLOWS, also Cache Co. FOY for me.

Bryan Shirley
(10 Apr 2011) - Spent the day in the snow in Northern Utah. Around Howell there were lots of Chukars along the road and 1 Short-eared Owl on the fence. Vesper Sparrows are here in good numbers. Bear River was cold and snowy, but tons of birds. Most of the species #'s
were in the 100's - 1000's. Not too many shorebirds (other than American Avocets), but a few Long-billed Curlews and a pretty goodbunch of Marbled Godwits around the SE end of the loop. There was 1 Swainson's Hawk in the visitor center parking lot.

Craig Fosdick (8 Apr 2011) - What is presumably the same adult Peregrine I saw on 3/24, or perhaps one member of a pair, was back on the north spire of the Logan Temple this evening at 730. It was gone by 749.

Craig Fosdick (6 Apr 2011) - This evening there was an OSPREY, my FOY for Cache Co., on the nest platform south of Benson Marina.

CARBON COUNTY

Steve Christensen (25 April 2011) - [Price, UT] - I spent all day yesterday looking for the White-winged Doves I was told by Kris that I photographed on Saturday. No luck. But, glad I came home for lunch today, as there were at least five at my house.

Alton Thygerson (17April 2011) - On April 15th (Friday), my wife and I ventured to Southeastern Utah
for two days of birding. Early Friday morning we observed what appears to be two leks of GREATER SAGE GROUSE along Emma Park road which is east of highway 6. We found the grouse in two separate areas—one just east of the Carbon and Utah County line sign and about 100 yards off the road on the north side and the other further east was about 25 yards from the road, also on the north side of the road. A combined number of an estimated 25 grouse were seen (9 males).
 

Mar 2011

Craig Fosdick (31 Mar 2011) - This evening at Benson Marina in Cache Co. I had my FOS SWAINSON'S HAWK, LONG-BILLED CURLEW, and WESTERN and CLARK'S GREBES.

Ryan O'donnell (27 Mar 2011) - CINNAMON TEAL: Previously seen by others in the county, but I'd missed them until today.  About 25 at the Logan City Polishing Ponds. AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN: Also previously seen by others. Seen at three locations, including 15 at Benson Marina.
HORNED GREBE: Two at the Logan City Polishing Ponds. EARED GREBE: One at the Logan City Polishing Ponds. YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD: Five males at the Logan City Polishing Ponds.
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER: A male and female together at Benson Marina.

Craig Fosdick (27 Mar 2011) -There were two American Avocets on the south side of Utah 30 at the Logan Fish Hatchery at 4 pm-these are the first I've seen in the county this year.

Craig Fosdick
(23 Mar 2011) - This evening there was an adult PEREGRINE FALCON perched on the spire on the east side of the Logan Temple.

Mike Fish (16 Mar 2011) - My first of the season Say’s Phoebe welcomed me to work this morning with an endless serenade of “I am here…I am here…I am here…..YYYup." I have also seen several Sandhill Cranes and Killdeer throughout this week here on the ATK mountain...

Ryan O'Donnell (13 Mar 2011- Stephanie Cobbold and I had our first-of-the-season FOX SPARROW in Green Canyon, near North Logan, this evening. This is just a few days ahead of schedule according to records in eBird, which show the species usually appearing here in the third week of March.

Craig Fosdick (13 Mar 2011) - I hiked a short ways up Green Canyon this morning to enjoy the spring air. A NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL was calling-always nice to hear.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (12 Mar 201) - This morning I lead about ten people on a field trip for the Bridgerland Audubon Society.  The main focus of our trip was migrating geese and swans.  Here are some highlights: About 40 SNOW GEESE plus two or three ROSS'S GEESE flew over 4600N near Sam Fellow Road, including one dark-morph SNOW GOOSE.  Three SWAN SP. also flew over here.  Two or three CACKLING GEESE were visible among the CANADA GEESE, but were pretty distant.
   -- At the Bear River Oxbow we had a few more SWANS, but they were still too distant to identify.  There was one additional CACKLING GOOSE (Richardson's) among about a hundred CANADAS here.
   -- At the Amalga Barrens, we had a couple first-of-the-year CINNAMON TEAL, plus more distant SWANS.  Again, there was one CACKLING GOOSE among Canadas here.
   -- In the town of Benson, we had two CALIFORNIA QUAIL. California Quail are not nearly as common in Cache County as they are along parts of the Wasatch Front. ...  This pair seemed pretty tame, but were not banded, and other California Quail have been seen in this area on several occasions in recent years...

Connie McManus (10 Mar 2011) - Spring-za-comin! Last night I heard - but did not see- Sandhill Cranes around my house. 3200 South in Nibley, Cache Co if anyone is interested. There are usually 2 or 3 mating pairs that nest around my house each year.

Craig Fosdick (8 Mar 2011) - There was a dark-morph Harlan's Hawk on the nw corner of 14N and 10W in Logan this afternoon.

Craig Fosdick (4 Mar 2011) - I was very surprised to see two Sharp-tailed Grouse about 1/10 mile west of 1000 W and 1400 N in Logan today. This is the first time I have ever seen them in the valley, away from the foothills in Smithfield or in Paradise. I can only guess they are not enjoying the deep snow in the foothills.

Feb 2011

Craig Fosdick (26 Feb 2011) This afternoon I had three GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES make a very brief appearance (less than 2 minutes) on the gravel shoulder of 3000 N, about 1.5 miles west of Benson Marina, and almost to the intersection with Utah 23. They were by themselves-and were not seen again after they took off and flew west...

Craig Fosdick (17 Feb 2011) - [Benson Marina] - Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, duck sp., Northern Harrier, Larus sp., Horned Lark, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow

Craig Fosdick
(5 Feb 2011) - I birded the area around 2900 E 4727 N in Liberty for about 1.75 hrs today, but could not find the Blue Jay, although I did find a Ned Bixler.  The trip was worth it though for the minimum of 7 Lewis' Woodpeckers along the road, seemingly one every 1/4 mile, usually on one of the wooden telephone poles...

Dave Hanscom (5 Feb 2011) - David Wheeler and I spent a collective couple of hours in Liberty awaiting the arrival of the Blue Jay, but no such luck. The special bonus was when David spotted a Ruffed Grouse hunkered down under a scrub oak.

Jan 2011

Susan Snyder (30 Jan 2011) - At least one male and one female BARROW'S GOLDENEYE on the reservoir at the entrance to Logan Canyon today at about 1 p.m

Connie McManus (30 Jan 2011) - This afternoon at about 12:30PM there were 2 American Crows flying around my neighborhood in Nibley (Cache County - just south of Logan).

Amber M (27 Jan 2011) - Last weekend I went for a walk at spring hollow campground in Logan. I saw the American Dipper for the first time. I was amazed when he disappeared under the freezing water! ...  We also saw 6 Black-capped Chickadees, 2 American Robins, 4 Townsend's Solitaires, 1 Belted kingfisher, 2 Mallards, and 4 Common Goldeneyes. But the most exciting part of my day was listening to Northern Pygmy Owls! I heard at least 4 different northern pygmy owls calling on the hillside! We chased their call up and down the hillside until we were worn out! I never saw one though!

Craig Fosdick (22 Jan 2011) - Birded the PacificCorp Mendon Rd access this afternoon and found a NORTHERN SHRIKE flyover and a female HOODED MERGANSER on the backwaters just west of the willow grove on the north side of the road.  A GREAT HORNED OWL called once from the Great Blue Heron colony, and I had at least four different MARSH WRENS.

Ryan O'Donnell (22 Jan 2011) - Eighteen members of the Bridgerland Audubon Society and other guests just finished a field trip around Cache County looking for birds of the arctic tundra, and whatever else we could find along the way.  Highlights included: ...Two probable CACKLING GEESE, but a bit too distant for me to be sure, among about 200 Canada Geese at the Bear River Oxbow. Two PRAIRIE FALCONS, one in Amalga and one in Benson... Close, lingering looks at an immature FERRUGINOUS HAWK south of Amalga. Eight probable TRUMPETER SWANS, near Amalga.
Two BARN OWLS in Benson. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at many locations (but not offering very close views today).

Craig Fosdick (19 Jan 2011) - There was a male Great-tailed Grackle perched on the wires along Utah Hwy 30 (200 N), just east of 1900 W, across from the Logan Fish Hatchery. The bird was there at 110 pm, and was gone when I passed by again at 215 pm.

Jim Lofthouse
(17 Jan 2011) - Today, January 17, there were  11 Sharp-tailed Grouse at Bridger and 9100 South  in Paradise.

Craig Fosdick (16 Jan 2011) - I birded/walked Benson Marina this afternoon in the cold rain. A surprise was six swans that I think may have been Trumpeter Swans (confirmed), 2 adults, 4 juveniles. I digiscoped about 15 shots and am reviewing them. Also of interest was an adult Cooper's Hawk just east of the intersection of 4000 W / 3000 N.

Ryan O'Donnell (17 Jan 2011) - This afternoon I had an immature Krider's Red-tailed Hawk fly over Mendon Road (600S) near the Pacificorp Access to the Little Bear River (about 4300W). This is in Cache County, between Mendon and Young Ward. I don't think I've ever seen a Krider's in Utah before (or elsewhere, for that matter).

Ryan P. O'Donnell (8 Jan 2011) - This morning Craig Fosdick and I relocated an adult male VARIED THRUSH that was first found yesterday morning by Tony Roberts at the northwest corner of the intersection of 100E and Poplar (100S) in Logan. 

Ryan O'Donnell (2 Jan 2011) - I just got back from a trip (more on that in a few days) and decided to reacquaint myself with the local Cache County birds briefly this afternoon. The  highlight by far was a drake BLUE-WINGED TEAL that was very much out-of-season  at the 20-20 Ponds. ... the species has only been detected once in the fifty-one years of  Logan's Christmas Bird Count...

Dec 2010

Ryan O'Donnell (19 Dec 2010) - [Logan Christmas Bird Count] - Record high number of LESSER GOLDFINCHES at various feeders, only the second time they've been recorded on the count. One out-of-season adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Logan Fisheries Experiment Station ("Logan Fish Hatchery"). Two PACIFIC WRENS (formerly known as Winter Wrens). Several (two?) NORTHERN PYGMY-OWLS, one LONG-EARED OWL, and one SAW-WHET OWL. Several HERRING GULLS (less than annual on our count) plus two adult THAYER'S GULLS. CHUKARS in two locations, totaling six individuals. Several out-of-season EARED GREBES and PIED-BILLED GREBES.

James Lofthouse (17 Dec 20100 - Two Sharp-tailed Grouse in my yard today.

Paul Higgins
(11 Dec 2010) - Barn Owl, Benson Marina Cache Valley,  Dec 11, 2010.  Surprised to see one right next to the roadway in bright daylight.

Ryan O'Donnell (11 Dec 2010) - Craig Fosdick and I had an adult MEW GULL in the field north of the Logan Fish Hatchery (~1900W, 200N) this evening, in the company of about 300 Ring-billed Gulls, 30 California Gulls, and 2 Herring Gulls.

Ryan O'Donnell - (11 Dec 2010) - This morning twelve of us had a very successful field trip with the Bridgerland Audubon Society up Logan Canyon. We started at First Dam where we saw a dozen or so COMMON GOLDENEYES and over 20 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES, along with two male HOODED MERGANSERS. We also had our first of many TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRES here.
    - Near the Stokes Nature Center, we had our first RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH of the day, and a flock of AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES, plus several other expected species.
    - The highlight of the day, in my opinion, was the Spring Hollow Campground area, where we had an amazing minimum of three PACIFIC WRENS (formerly "Winter Wrens") seen at the same time, and probably a fourth calling from across the river. All were seen further down the trail than I have seen them before, about a quarter mile from the campground, near the "Vegetation Zones" interpretive sign...

Craig Fosdick (4 Dec 2010) - Birded Cache County in the rain today.  Nothing super exciting, but I did find two NORTHERN SHRIKES, 25 EVENING GROSBEAKS, a dark morph HARLAN'S HAWK, and a MERLIN (Prairie race) scuffling with an American Kestrel, which held its ground. One of the Shrikes was at the jct. of Utah 23/218, just east of Newton; the other was in the Bear R. floodplain on Utah 61 just east of Cornish. Also in the floodplain were hordes of starlings, House Sparrows, the 25 Evening Grosbeaks, which made a quick stop in the top of a Box Elder (or Russian Olive?), and the dark morph Harlan's Hawk. No Snow Buntings or Lapland Longspurs, and only 28 Horned Larks.  Finally, though, I did find a couple of places with manure spread (2400 W/Utah 61) and 3200 W in Benson (across from the old Darrell's Appliance). Each held exactly 8 Horned Larks. I also had a NORTHERN SHRIKE on Nov 30 at First Dam.

Nov 2010

Hillary White (30 Nov 20910) - Took advantage of the blue skies and warmer temps in Cache valley yesterday morning. Here are two e-bird reports - 20/20 ponds and Benson - the Benson report is the route I drove from Logan to Benson to Mendon. Apparently, there's a WILD TURKEY safe haven in Mendon... I saw 10 feeding in someone's front yard and saw another two fly over about 1/2 mile later. As Craig Fosdick mentioned in a previous post, most of the open water is now frozen over, except for a small bit of open water at the Benson Marina (where I re-located 1 PIED-BILLED GREBE) and a lone LINCOLN'S SPARROW.

Craig Fosdick ( 29 Nov 2010) - There's a dark morph Harlan's Hawk on 1200 W between 1000 N and 1400 N in Logan. ... There's a dark morph Harlan's Hawk roosting in a tall deciduous tree at about 450 E between 100 N and Center in Logan.  I saw it last night but was not able to confirm; tonight in clear conditions, I saw it at 415 PM.  Also in the same tree are two light morph Rough-legged Hawks

Craig Fosdick ( 27 Nov 2010) -  I birded Cache Co. today hoping for some northern visitors. Alas, no Snow Buntings or Lapland Longspurs, but I did find at least nine different FERRUGINOUS HAWKS today, along Utah 23 / Utah 142 from the junction of Utah 23 (Valley View Hwy) and 3000 N all the way to Clarkston. Two were south of 3000 N, one was at Utah 23 and 6200 N near Newton, three were along Utah 142 between Newton and Clarkston, and three were roosting in Clarkston. Other birds of interest included a SHORT-EARED OWL at Benson Marina, two PRAIRIE FALCONS a few hundred meters apart on Utah 23 (along with 14 Northern Harriers), and two AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS at the Cutler Marsh Boat Launch.

Craig Fosdick (20 Nov 2010) - I had two late juvenile Cattle Egrets on 2600 N/3200 W in Benson today.  I think my previous late date for Cache Co. was Oct 2.

Craig Fosdick (11 Nov 2010) - There was a female or immature Prairie (Richardson's) Merlin west of Benson Marina (Cache Co.) today, on 3000 N. Also Tundra Swans overhead again.

Craig Fosdick (9 Nov 2010) - Birded/walked Benson Marina, Cache Co. this afternoon. Highlights were migrating TUNDRA SWANS and ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, two male HOODED MERGANSERS, and a single SNOW GOOSE.

Craig Fosdick (9 Nov 2010) - Walked Benson Marina at lunchtime. A surprise was a late flock of 40 SANDHILL CRANES trying to find a thermal (under all the clouds) to get out of Cache Valley. Also out at Benson was a PRAIRIE FALCON on the power lines, a FERRUGINOUS HAWK soaring south of the power lines, and a GOLDEN EAGLE. Maybe a little late was a female MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD on 2600 N.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (7 Nov 2010) - [Hardware Ranch] - I couldn't help but spend a little time birding again this afternoon, this time at Hardware Ranch ...  I was not disappointed.  The juniper trees, especially between the small spur road to the visitor's center and the large gravel parking lot at the trailhead, were packed with frugivores, including mostly AMERICAN ROBINS but also CEDAR WAXWINGS, TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRES, and even three female EVENING GROSBEAKS, only the second time I've seen that species in the county.  ...  While I was watching these birds, a small covey of seven GRAY PARTRIDGE flushed from the hillside above me, flew over my head, and landed across the river - this was a county first for me.  Otherwise diversity was not great, but it was pretty birdy in terms of total numbers.  Other expected species seen or heard included BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE, BELTED KINGFISHER, NORTHERN HARRIER, NORTHERN FLICKER, and BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE.  A recent report in eBird mentioned Pine Grosbeaks at this location, but I wasn't able to find this species.

Ryan P. O'donnell (6 Nov 2010) - Craig Fosdick and I birded around several Cache County locations today.  Following a report to eBird by Cullen Clark, we relocated four GREAT-TAILED GRACKLES at LW's gas station at 600W and 200N in Logan.  ...These were the first of the year for both Craig and I.
    - At Hyrum Reservoir, we found two SURF SCOTERS at the upstream, southeast end of the reservoir.  This is the same location where we saw one two weeks ago, and one of the two today may have been the same bird we previously saw - both appeared to be immatures.  Seeing two of this species was exciting for us, as the lone bird two weeks ago was our first ever in the county.  COMMON LOONS and a BALD EAGLE were fun additions here, but not unexpected.

Mike Fish (6 Nov 2010) - just had eight Evening Grosbeaks in my yard. I haven't seen these birds in my yard for a few years.I watched them for about 10 minutes before they flew off and headed way down river.

Craig Fosdick (3 Nov 2010) - Took my daily walk at Benson Marina today, a little earlier than usual. Good timing, because I was lucky enough to see a MERLIN (not rare, but I never get tired of them), a flock of 40 TUNDRA SWANS, plus 9 Common Ravens. Eared, Pied-billed, Western, and Clark's Grebes all continue, but numbers of Clarks and Westerns are finally starting to thin out quite a bit; I saw only 15-20 total Aechmophorus grebes; for the past month or so it seems like there have been 50-70 every time I'm at Benson Marina. But there were still juveniles begging incessantly for fish..

Oct 2010

Craig Fosdick  (27 Oct 2010) - Had a flock of 20 Tundra Swans fly over Benson Marina this evening-first ones I've seen this fall in Cache Co.

Craig Fosdick (25 Oct 2010) - This evening I saw a FOS Rough-legged Hawk at Benson Marina, Cache Co.  Still present were four Eared Grebes, at least five Pied-billed Grebes, five Redheads, and more than a couple Western Grebes.

Craig Fosdick (21 Oct 2010) - Walking on the road (3000 N) west of Benson Marina tonight I watched a Prairie Falcon fly from the powerline south of the road (1/2 mile?) across the road about nearly a mile to make two unsuccessful attacks on a hen Ring-necked Pheasant, which promptly flew to the edge of the marsh at Benson Marina and hid herself in the grass. Pretty entertaining stuff, maybe not for the pheasant.

Craig Fosdick (20 Oct 2010) - I had a single female Evening Grosbeak at my apartment on the Island in Logan this evening. She was sitting in the top of a Green Ash (I think that's what the tree is) with a bunch of bunch of House Finches, eating the ash seeds.

Ryan O'Donnell  (16 Oct 2010) - This morning I led a trip for the Bridgerland Audubon Society in search of birds of big water (loons, grebes, diving ducks, etc.) with eight total participants. Here are some of the highlights:
     At Hyrum Reservoir, we had three COMMON LOONS, among the first of the fall...
     At the Logan Polishing Ponds, we had thousands of waterfowl, dominated by GADWALL, AMERICAN COOTS, and AMERICAN WIGEON, but also including growing numbers of RING-NECKED DUCKS, LESSER SCAUP, and NORTHERN PINTAILS, among others... We also had first-of-the-season BUFFLEHEAD, one, and REDHEADS, two, plus a fly-by PEREGRINE FALCON.
     At the Benson Marina, ...Craig Fosdick spotted a distant falcon which we got closer to and then identified as a PRAIRIE FALCON, a great note to end the trip on.

Ryan O'Donnell  (12 Oct 2010) - I had a late male RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER in my yard in Logan, UT today. For Cache County, this is the latest record in the fall in eBird by about a week. The late date made me suspicious of a vagrant Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, but the shape of the red in the throat (reaching through the black malar to touch the white lines) and the amount of black on the face (more black than white) indicated that this was just a late individual of the expected species for the area, although I did not see the nape well...

Mike Fish [Logan] I had a White-throated Sparrow in my yard tonight. The bird showed up last fall at this same time, and again like last year, the bird is in the company of White-crowned Sparrows...

Craig Fosdick (11Oct 2010) - I had a Sage Thrasher this evening at 545pm on 3000 N, west of Benson Marina. The bird was in vegetation at the corner of a fencerow on the north side of 3000 N, about 1500-2000 feet east of the jct of 3000 N and Utah Hwy 23...

Craig Fosdick (2 Oct 2010) -  Birded several locations around Cache Co. this am, visiting Mendon Rd., Bud Phelps WMA, the 16-16 ponds north of 1600 W and 2200 W in Logan, and Cutler Marsh. No surprises. Best birds were 75 Sandhill Cranes on Mendon Rd, a Ferruginous Hawk at Bud Phelps WMA, and a Prairie Falcon chasing a Common Raven on Utah Hwy 30...

Sep 2010

Craig Fosdick (29 Sep 2010) -  I had at least two, and possibly six (all) Common Terns at Benson Marina this evening. All birds were traveling together and moving south at along Cutler Marsh at 620 pm. The two birds that were definitely Commons had complete black "helmets" as opposed to the ear patches shown by Forster's Tern at this time of year, plus dark, very contrast trailing edges to the secondaries...

Craig Fosdick (26 Sep 2010) - Birded Tony Grove for a little while yesterday evening. It was relatively quiet, with no surprises. I watched two streams of migrating Turkey Vultures make their way south; one stream contained a light-morph Swainson's Hawk.

Ryan O'Donnell (18 Sep 2010) -  This morning I led a field trip for the Bridgerland Audubon Society.... we had a few good sightings today. In Benson, we had three GREAT EGRETS in a single tree. Great Egrets are tough to find in Cache County. I think they get found most years, but these were my
first of the year. At the Polishing Ponds, we had amusing looks at a PEREGRINE FALCON that couldn't quite balance on a wire, but didn't seem too interested in relocating to a pole, either...

Aug 2010

Craig Fosdick (29 Aug 2010) - ... This morning, Ron Ryel and I visited Rendezvous Park, Sherwood Hills, Sue's Ponds, 3200W, the footpath along the Bear River at the Benson R. bridge, and 2400 W and the Polishing Ponds. Best birds were two NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES at Rendezvous Park, two CASSIN'S VIREOS at Sherwood Hills, five BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS at Sue's Ponds, and a PRAIRIE FALCON chasing swallows at the Polishing Ponds...

Hillary White (16 Aug 2010) - I've seen Peregrine Falcons in the Logan area recently and have had some discussions with Craig Fosdick about his sighting on August 1 at Spring Hollow and some other sightings around the area. I saw one flying near the Boulevard and watched it land on top of the Southwest side of the Logan Temple this evening about 8:45pm. It landed near another Peregrine Falcon... I'm not sure if it was an adult and a juvenile or two adults...

Craig Fosdick (8 Aug 2010) -  Made a quick stop at the Logan Mitigation Ponds this evening and along with the other usual suspects, found three BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS and three SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. One of the Semipalmated Plovers called almost constantly (migratory restlessness?) the entire 20 minutes I was there..

Craig Fosdick (1 Aug 2010) - Birded Spring Hollow CG in Logan Canyon this morning looking for migrant hummingbirds. Not much luck there, but I was pleasantly surprised to see an adult PEREGRINE FALCON soaring above the cliffs on the north side of the road opposite Spring Hollow CG.  ... Also heard a BARN OWL scream once just before midnight last night, just as I was falling asleep.

Jul 2010

Craig Fosdick (31 July 2010) - Hiked Dry Canyon today about 4 miles, up past the Syncline trails jct. I was focused mostly on hiking (so birding by ear) but there was pretty good activity. Most surprising were at least seven Cordilleran Flycatchers in the first half mile after the cow gate. At one point I could hear at least four birds talking at once.  ...Further up the trail at about 7000' I heard an Olive-sided Flycatcher sing once. White-crowned Sparrows, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Pink-sided Junco were all observed carrying food for nestlings/and or juveniles.

Craig Fosdick (30 July 2010) - I had a singing Blue Grosbeak make a 10 minute appearance outside my office on 10 west in Logan this morning. Not rare, but not common up here.  And I thought I had missed BLGR for the year!

Ronnie Johnson (29 July 2010) - I spent that past four days at the family neighborhood in College Ward (Logan) and saw some fun stuff.  The location is 2175 N Hwy 91. In the pond the species included: Wood Ducks (pair with brood of 10), Swainson's Hawks, Rough-winged Swallows, Barn Swallows, Kildeer, Cedar Waxwings, American Goldfinch, Mourning Dove, European Collared Dove, House Finch, American Robin, European Starling, Western Kingbird, Canada Geese, Ring-necked Pheasant, Red-winged Blackbird

Craig Fosdick (27 July 2010) - Quick check of the Logan Mitigation Ponds (Sue's Ponds) tonight revealed a single CASPIAN TERN, plus WILLETS and GREATER YELLOWLEGS, neither of which I had seen on previous July visits. Three SANDHILL CRANES were in a nearby field. Equally exciting was an evening roost flight of 31 Black-billed Magpies and 750 starlings leaving the dump. :)

Craig Fosdick (23 July 2910) - I visited several locations in Cache Co. this am; best bird was a distant flying AMERICAN BITTERN at Benson Marina apparently headed for either Bear River NWR or Rich County. Also at Benson Marina were four Forster's Terns (including 1 carrying a fish, apparently nesting?), as well as 400 swallows, most of which appeared to be Bank Swallows, starting their dispersal/southbound migration.

Ryan O'Donnell (21 Jul 2010) -  I birded around Cache Co. with a couple friends last night. The highlight for me was a three-tern day: an adult CASPIAN TERN at Sue's Ponds, and an immature FORSTER'S TERN and BLACK TERN (one each) at Benson Marina...  Also, I had my first HERRING GULL of the season, an adult or close to it, on July 18th in a flooded field in the town of Benson.

Craig Fosdick (20 July 2010) - I hiked the Tony Grove-Cottonwood Canyon Trail today. Beautiful up there! I had two different Three-toed Woodpeckers, one at the first switchback on the trail, and the second bird about 100-m down the Smithfield Canyon trail, just past the junction of Smithfield and Cottonwood Canyon trails. I also flushed a Long-eared Owl that was getting mobbed by Robins. There was a Williamson's Sapsucker nest attended by two adults near the first sink west of Coldwater Spring; that sink also had a Cordilleran Flycatcher.

Craig Fosdick (2 July 2010) - This evening I had a CASPIAN TERN flyover my apartment complex on the Island in Logan; looked like it was headed for First Dam. Also in the yard this evening: Black-chinned Hummingbird (had not seen him much this spring), and "my" Western Screech-Owl family, complete with four fledglings capable of sustained flight and at least one adult. The adult was kind enough to clack its bill out of me after I flushed it from the big box elder while walking out my front door.

Jun 2010

Rob Fergus (30June 2010) - This morning at 9am I had a Glossy Ibis south of Benson in Cache Co. Bird was in flooded field on west side of 3200 West .8 miles north of 500 North.

Mike Fish (27 June 2010) - [Logan] About an hour ago I had a male Rufous Hummingbird stop at the nectar feeder just outside my window.

Mike Fish (25 June 2010) - I went up Logan Canyon to Tony Grove Lake Tuesday afternoon. The leaves are just coming on the Aspen trees and there is still snow in the shady areas. The best area I found for birds was well below the lake on the Bunch Grass lookout road. I found several Red-napped Sapsuckers along the dirt road going up to the Bunch Grass lookout.

May 2010

Craig Fosdick (22 May 2010) - Birded Rendezvous Park this am. An "almost" best bird was a possible Clay-colored Sparrow.

Craig Fosdick (16 May 29010) [Dry Canyon, UT] -  Hiked Dry Canyon this morning, and it was full of birds and birdsong. Highlights were a NORTHERN GOSHAWK battling a COOPER'S HAWK on the south ridgeline, calling CHUKAR, and a talking NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL in essentially the same location that I had a Pygmy-owl at in January, at about 6200'.  And there were lots of FOY Neotropical migrants for me, including WESTERN TANAGER, WARBLING VIREO, PLUMBEOUS VIREO, BLACK-THROATED GRAY, VIRGINIA'S and MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLERS, and both HAMMOND'S and DUSKY FLYCATCHERS.  I also saw a PINK-SIDED JUNCO...

Mike Fish
(11 May 2010) -  ... I still have a Calliope Hummingbird showing up regularly at one of my nectar feeders.

Ryan O'Donnell (9 May 2010) - Today, Stephanie Cobbold and I birded the Logan City Polishing Ponds in Benson and Rendezvous Park in Logan. The Polishing Ponds had amazing-looking shorebird habitat, and was dense with hundreds of WHITE-FACED IBIS but a little short on peeps (we saw only one WESTERN and eight LEAST SANDPIPERS). Highlights here included one late SNOW GOOSE, a WHIMBREL, two more BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and a flyover PEREGRINE FALCON. One ibis looked to me like a GLOSSY IBIS...

Dan Zamecnik (8 May 2010) -  [ Amalga Barrens] ...  (had to walk in):  numerous Long-Billed Dowitchers, a few Lesser Yellowlegs, Avocet, Stilt, Short-Eared Owl, Pelican, Willet, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, Semi Palmated Plover, Wilson's Phalarope, California Gull, Caspian Tern, SANDERLING, Cliff, Barn, Violet-green and Tree Swallow, White-faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Northern Harrier, Marsh Wren, Savanna Sparrow.

Ryan O'Donnell (2 May 2010) - I hit a few hot spots around Cache County today. Sue's Ponds had three BLUE-WINGED TEAL, one LEAST SANDPIPER, eleven LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, and four BREWER'S SPARROWS, among others... I forgot to expand on the SOLITARY SANDPIPER in the subject line of my last email. A lone bird was on a pond just south of the Logan Landfill.

Mike Fish (2 May 2010) -  I think I had a Harris's Sparrow in my front yard this morning. I've never seen one before, but as near as I can tell from my guides, I believe this may be one. However, the bird doesn't look like photos on Utah Birds website but  it sorta matched a picture in my Sibley's guide (adult breeding).

Buck Russell (1May 2010) - This morning I birded the Logan Mitigation Ponds (aka Sue's Pond) and found two male and one female Blue-winged Teals in the southern most pond.

Apr 2010

Craig Fosdick ( 23 April 2010) Swung by the Logan Fish Hatchery (the oxbow part along Utah 30) and Sue's Ponds on the way home from work. Two WESTERN SANDPIPERS at Sue's Ponds (Logan Mitigation Ponds) ....  A nice collection of swallows including at least 25 VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS were foraging at the ponds as well....

Mike Fish (22 April 2010) [Logan] The Rufous Hummingbird is still around tonight. ... The Lazuli Bunting visited my feeder tonight. ... Also - for Craig and Stephen - we did see a Green-tailed Towhee along with the Fox Sparrow.

Craig Fosdick (16 April  2010) - Yesterday evening I birded Cache Co.... Denzil Stewart Nature Park and Rendezvous Park were relatively quiet, with not even a Yellow-rumped; the best bird was a singing FOX SPARROW at Denzil Stewart....

Craig Fosdick (13 April 2010) - [Logan} I had two BARN SWALLOWS fly over my apartment this afternoon. Spring MUST be here!

Craig Fosdick (8 April 2010) - Birded the Logan Fish Hatchery along Utah 30, Sue's Ponds and Benson Marina this evening. Highlights-my first of the year BLACK-NECKED STILTS at Sue's Ponds...  Benson Marina had greater numbers of TREE SWALLOWS, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, FRANKLIN'S GULLS and YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS plus displaying SHORT-EARED OWLS and LONG-BILLED CURLEWS.

Mike Fish (8 April 2010) - [Logan] Out at ATK there is a pair of Great Horned Owls and a pair of Golden Eagles nesting. I noticed the Owls just two weeks ago so I don't know when they started nesting. They are nesting on an old emergency exit chute on one of our buildings. ... We also have a pair of Golden Eagles nesting on top of an old drop tower.

Stephen Peterson (4 April 2010) - Went birding all day today with Craig Fosdick. Started off with a trip to Blacksmith Fork Canyon and Hardware Ranch. Best birds there included a very dark looking Merlin, a pair of Gray Partridges, singing Fox Sparrows, gray-headed and pink-sided Dark-eyed Juncos. Sues Ponds included Canvasbacks and a lone Pied-billed Grebe. Out on Valley View Highway near "Eagle Rock" were first of year Mountain Bluebirds. Benson Marina produced an Osprey on the nesting platform to the south of the marina and another on the wing. Also on hand was a group of Red-breasted Mergansers and head-bobbing, frisky Western Grebes and Clark's Grebes.

Dan Mccough (1 April 2010) - [Logan, UT] -
Sighted two Black Rosy-Finches at our back yard feeder this morning. We're on the bench of Logan.

Mar 2010

Connie McManus (17 March 2010) - On Saturday, I went with a group from the Bridgerland Audobon Soc around Benson area, led by Rinehard Jokel (spelling is probably bad).  We saw about 10 Sandhill Craness.  The other birds we saw were, RED TAILED HAWK, ROUGH LEGGED HAWK and NORTHERN HARRIERS.  ... in Amalga Barrens area there were numerous (10 or 15?) Northern Harriers all flying around together. ...There were also a large number (30-40) PINTAIL DUCKS in the Amalga Barrens. Oodles of Canadas.  We also saw a Cackling Goose at the Cutler Overlook (I forget the name, it's just north of Benson).

Stephen Peterson (17 March 2010) First heard, then saw (a mile up in the sky) my first Sandhill Crane of the spring circling above the foothills of Dry Canyon on Monday afternoon.

Craig Fosdick
(3 March 2010) - [Logan, UT] Walked the railroad tracks from Rendezvous Park to 1000 S and back this afternoon.  Lots of Robin action ... plus nice extended looks at a VIRGINIA RAIL at the second bridge, and a WOOD DUCK flying out of Rendezvous Park. The Song Sparrows were pretty talkative too ....The golf course pond on 1000 S had only a couple of Mallards, 4 Coots, a Canada Goose, and a Ring-necked Duck. Yesterday I had a lone male CASSIN'S FINCH in my yard in Logan, and the day before that a BROWN CREEPER in the yard.  On Monday I snowshoed up Franklin Basin Rd, and found very few birds, but two AMERICAN DIPPERS, one singing, were very enjoyable. Good birding,

Mike Fish (2 March 2010) - [Logan] I had what I think is a juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk in my back yard tonight. 

Feb 2010

Betsy Beneke (23 Feb 2010) - There were 23 Wilson's Snipe feeding in shallow water along the north side of Hwy. 30, just at the west edge of Logan this afternoon.  Right at mile marker 108. Sure was fun to see them!

Stephen Peterson (23 Feb 2010) - [Logan, UT] The weirdest thing just happened as I was sitting here at my computer upstairs at home. I heard a Barn Owl territorial scream call just outside my window, 3 times in a row.

Ryan O'Donnell (15 Feb 2010) - I just saw in the Great Backyard Bird Count data that a Snow Bunting was seen in Smithfield, Cache County this weekend.

Craig Fosdick (14 Feb 2010) -  Hiked up Jardine Juniper Trail in Logan Canyon with two friends visiting from out of town. We found a calling NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL about 1.5 miles up the trail (that's a guesstimate).... Some fantastic looks at a vocalizing Pygmy-Owl! Other birds seen or heard on the trail included: Red-breasted Nuthatch, Mountain Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Townsend's Solitaire, Golden Eagle, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven.

Connie McManus (12 Feb 2010) - I birded Hyrum State Park .... drove around the dam where I saw Cedar Waxwings. I got some fair photos of them ...  I have had Northern Harriers, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Loggerhead Shrikes and an occasional Golden Eagle, show up and Tundra Swans flying over head.

Ryan O'Donnell (10 Feb 2010) -  Craig Fosdick, Stephen Peterson, and I visited the feeders of a friend of Stephen's in Logan today .... We did not find the Harris's Sparrow, but we did see two AFRICAN COLLARED DOVE ... hanging out with a flock of about 15 EURASIAN COLLARED DOVES. ... Took a short tour around the valley. Highlights included two continuing BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS at the Logan Fish Hatchery, one tree with four BALD EAGLES in Benson, and three AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS in Benson. Three HORNED LARK flocks held no surprises, and three CANADA GOOSE flocks held no Cacklers.


Mike Fish (7 Feb 2010) - I've been up to Third Dam in Logan Canyon for 5 weekends in a row trying to capture a picture of a very elusive Winter Wren . .... this bird takes the prize as the most challenging I've ever tried to photograph. I also captured a few more pictures of the Sharp-shinned Hawk that has haunted my bird feeders all winter.

Jim Lofthouse (6 Feb 2010) - Winter Wren .... by the Blacksmith Fork River. Go to the stoplight at Hyrum and Highway 165. Turn east. You will soon drop into the canyon. Cross the river and slow down. There is a turnout on the North side of the road. Park here. The bird was seen by the spring which originates here. This spring travels 100 or so yards before emptying into the river.
 

Jan 2010

Craig Fosdick (3 Jan 2010) - I snowshoed about 2 1/4 miles up Dry Canyon (Logan) today, and was fortunate
enough to find a Northern Pygmy-Owl talking at ~6500'.

Buck Russell (1 Jan 2010) - ... I saw a couple of Hooded Mergansers at the 20/20 pond earlier today. Other birds at the pond included Canvasback ducks, Norhern Shovler, American Wigenons, Buffleheads, Gadwalls, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked ducks, but no Wood Ducks. At the first dam on the Logan River there were lots of Common & Barrow's Goldeneyes. At the dam there was also a pair of Common Mergansers.

Craig Fosdick (1 Jan 2010) - Ryan O'Donnell and I birded Cache County this afternoon with relatively little excitment. Best bird was a MERLIN on 7800 N in Amalga. Second-best bird was?...perhaps the PRAIRIE FALCON sitting on a power pole north of Smithfield along US 91.

Dec 2009

Jim Lofthouse (31 Dec 2009) - [10:00 A.M. Paradise Utah]  The Sharp-tailed grouse are in town. Seen at 9300 South and 300 E

Ryan O'Donnell (20 Dec 2009) - Logan held its 50th CBC count today (Saturday)...A few highlights included:  A GREATER YELLOWLEGS, possibly the same bird that has graced the Fish Hatchery for the last three CBCs; A pair of late CINNAMON TEAL at the 20-20 Ponds;  Two female HOODED MERGANSERS at the Sewage Lagoons;  A SNOW BUNTING in the Amalga area;  A late BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Fish Hatchery; Four CACKLING GEESE at the Logan River Golf Course; Seven lingering YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS in one flock; A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW along the Canal Trail...

Nov 2009

Mike Fish  (24 Nov 2009) - Since last Friday, I've seen an Osprey each night fly along the Logan River back behind my house. The Bird has been in the area every night from 4:30pm to dark... Isn't it a little late in the year to have Osprey this far north?

Mike Fish (17 Nov 2009) - I am home from work today and I have another White-throated sparrow in the yard. The last White-throated visited my yard from Oct. 31st to Nov. 3rd...

Ryan O'Donnell (1 Nov 2009) - Craig Fosdick and I birded Denzil Stewart Nature Park and Sue's Ponds in Logan this afternoon. The best bird of the day was a lone DUNLIN with six LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS at Sue's Ponds.

Oct 2009

Mike Fish (31 Oct 2009 - Halloween treat - I had a nice yard bird today. Acting on a great tip from Kristin P., I paid more attention to the sparrows in my yard and discovered I had a White-throated Sparrow mixed in with the White-crowned. I managed to get pictures of both and I have added them to my gallery. Also - The Sharpie has been haunting my backyard again but he has evaded my attempt to get another picture . It has been a great halloween.

Ryan O'Donnell (25 Oct 2009) - Today I found a small flock of about five PINE GROSBEAKS along Swan Flat Road in Cache County.

Ryan O'Donnell (1 Oct 2009) - This morning I briefly birded Sue's Ponds (a.k.a. Logan River Wetlands, Logan Mitigation Ponds; just west of the Logan Landfill) with Lyle Bingham. The highlight was a single COMMON GRACKLE in a flock of Red-winged Blackbirds. Common Grackles can only be seen reliably in one location in the county that I know of, but occasionally show up elsewhere. This is my first in the county other than the small group at the Willow Park Zoo (yes, they're wild). Other notable birds at Sue's Ponds included my first adult HERRING GULL of the season (I've seen a couple first-winter birds in recent weeks) and one PECTORAL SANDPIPER...

Sep 2009

Ryan O'Donnell (20 Sep 2009) - Craig Fosdick, Ron Ryel, and I birded around several locations in Cache Valley today. The Amalga Barrens area had the best birds of the day. We saw 12 species of shorebirds here (on private land), including 9 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 6 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, and one BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER. Along the public road through the area we saw one SAY'S PHOEBE and one SAGE THRASHER, both firsts in the county for me... At the Polishing Ponds we had one HORNED GREBE among over a thousand various ducks...

Ryan O'Donnell (14 Sep 2009) - This afternoon I relocated the juvenile SABINE'S GULL at the Logan Polishing Ponds (part of the wastewater treatment complex) that Ron Ryel found on Saturday. The bird was at the northeast corner of the northeast pond. It was sitting on the water for most of the time I saw it and at first was surprisingly difficult to pick out from the hundreds of Franklin's Gulls that were there. When it flew, the distinctive wing pattern was obvious.

Ryan O'Donnell (1 Sep 2009) - I took a birding break this afternoon and hit a few spots around Cache Valley. Sues' Ponds, just west of the Logan Landfill, had a few new shorebirds, including four BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, three WILSON'S PHALAROPES, and a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, my first of that species in the county. The Lewiston Cemetery had almost no birds. Below Newton Reservoir I found a single CLAY-COLORED SPARROW with two or three Vesper Sparrows and 30-40 Chipping Sparrows...

DAVIS COUNTY

Kathy and Joel Beyer (20 Sep 2009) - This morning at Garr Ranch (Antelope Island) we refound the Blue-headed Vireo seen earlier in the day by the Sommerfields. Otherwise, it was mostly Hermit Thrushes, Audobon's Warblers, and flycatchers.

Tom Fletcher (12 Sep 2009) - There was a juvenile American Golden Plover at Glover's Lane Ponds this morning. It was hanging out with several Killdeer on the mud bank in the middle of the two ponds, near the south end. Juvenile plover id's are tricky, but I studied this bird for quite a while, and it had long primary projections and a well-defined dark cap contrasting with a broad white supercilium. Also, I walked the trail around the ponds and saw a Solitary Sandpiper along the north side.

Aug 2009

Craig Fosdick (26 Aug 2009) - I had a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at 720 pm this evening at Rendezvous Park in Logan.

Ryan O'Donnell (30 Aug 2009) - Craig Fosdick, Ron Ryel, and I birded around the county this morning (Saturday). We started at the Sherwood Hills Resort, where we saw and/or heard four warbler species, including at least two NASHVILLE WARBLERS (the other three were Yellow, Yellow-rumped, and Wilson's). We also saw at least five CASSIN'S VIREOS... Next we went to Rendezvous Park, which was pretty quiet... We did find at least one and probably two NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES there, though! ...Craig had to leave after this stop but Ron and I continued around several other spots in the valley. Two Western Sandpipers and one juvenile STILT SANDPIPER were at Sue's Ponds, just west of the Logan Landfill.

Craig Fosdick ( 8 Aug 2009) - Buck Russell and I birded Cache Co. this morning, first in the rain, then without the rain... At Newton Reservoir,where we birded the riparian zone below the dam, we had three BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERs, a singing male BLUE GROSBEAK, three EASTERN KINGBIRDs, plus single WESTERN TANAGER and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER. The BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERs were about 2/10 of a mile down the road that runs south on the east side of the riparian zone...

Jul 2009

Craig Fosdick (19 Jul 2009) - Today I hiked the Steam Mill Canyon trail (as well as an unofficial trail on the next ridge south) and found 7 PURPLE MARTINS, perhaps in the same
location they were reported (by somebody else whose name escapes me) last year? Two males, five females, with one male and one female visiting a cavity. At one point two females were perched on a branch in front of the cavity.

Apr 2009

Alice Lindahl (4 Apr 2009) - Our birding class saw our first Forster's Tern north of the Oxbow Overlook and we encountered a surprising number of Bald Eagles today, 13 on the morning trip 11 in the afternoon. Many are immature birds.

Mar 2009

Craig Fosdick (29 Mar 2009) - 4-5" fresh snow brought some good birds to my yard today. A flock of 17 White-winged Crossbills flew over the apartment, and was kind enough to land in the big snag in the adjacent horse pasture just long enough for me to count them (at least 5 adult males) before they took off again.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (21 Mar 2009) - Craig Fosdick, Steve Carr, and I birded around Cache Valley today. ... We found both RED CROSSBILLS and White-winged Crossbills at the Logan Cemetery. At least one (possibly two) RICHARDSON'S Cackling Goose was at the fields along Sam Fellows Road.

Craig Fosdick (1 Mar 2009) - Yep, yet another *yawn* White-winged Crossbill post. Today I found WWCR at both Logan Cemetery (previously reported by Ryan O'Donnell and Jason Pietzrak) and Smithfield Cemetery (previously reported by Buck Russell). At least 20 WWCR were at Logan Cemetery, and at least 25 WWCR were at Smithfield Cemetery. The WWCR at Smithfield Cemetery were in the NW corner of the cemetery, near the main gate, and later flew across the road to spruces at 30N 330E. I did not see or hear Red Crossbills at either location.

Feb 2009

Ryan O'Donnell (16 Feb 2009) - Stephanie Cobbold and I birded around several locations in Cache County this afternoon for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)... At least two CACKLING GEESE were still in the flock of 500-1000 Canada Geese along Sam Fellow Road. There was also one partially leucistic Canada Goose in the flock, with white feathers interspersed throughout its black neck sock. The highlight for me, though, was a flock of about eleven WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS feeding in the spruces of a residential area. Red Crossbills are usually much more common here in Cache County, but we couldn't find a single Red among this flock of White-wingeds (or anywhere else).

Jason Pietrzak (28 Feb 28 2009) - I just wanted to add a couple things to this report... When we went looking in the cemetery (where Ryan O'Donnell first reported huge flocks earlier this week), we found a huge group of Red Crossbills with only a couple White-wingeds mixed in. After a bit of searching, we found the White-wingeds in a short Spruce stand and we were able to get really close to them. My best guess is that there were equal numbers of total Red and White-winged Crossbills, maybe 20-30 of each.

Ryan O'Donnell (1 Feb 2009) - I birded around several locations in Cache County today...  There was a flock of about 500 Canada Geese feeding along Sam Fellow Road where the White-fronted Goose was seen last year. I found one Cackling Goose among these Canadas, shown here at the lower right:



Jason Pietrzak (31 Jan 2009) -  Subject: Logan Canyon Saturday - I went for a snowshoe up one of the hills near Temple Fork today and  found a flock of around 60 Red Crossbills at about 6000 ft. Mtn. Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Solitaires, a Raven, and a Golden Eagle rounded out the expected species that were seen but I was somewhat surprised to see a pair of Robins at about 6500 ft, well above all the other species. Is it just me, or is that a little bizarre?

Jan 2009

Ryan P. O'Donnell (11 Jan 2009) - Craig Fosdick and I struck out on relocating the Harris's Sparrow we found yesterday, but a Mew Gull is back at the Logan Fish Hatchery. This may be the same bird that was first spotted there in February of 2008. The bird seen last winter was a first-winter bird, and the one seen today was a second-winter bird. Most of the ~80 gulls there were Ring-billed, but there was also one California Gull and one Herring Gull present. At the Logan River Golf Course, the Greater Scaup and Hooded Merganser seen yesterday could not be relocated, but I did see one Taverner's Cackling Goose among about 150 Canada Geese. 

Ryan P. O'Donnell (10 Jan 2009) - I had a great day of birding around Cache County today with Stephanie Cobbold and Craig Fosdick. ...The birding picked up speed in Trenton, where we found one Harris's Sparrow among White-crowned, Song, and American Tree Sparrows, with one Marsh Wren. The look was dissatisfyingly brief so Craig and I will be returning tomorrow to try to get a photograph. Just a half-mile or so down the road we found an adult Northern Shrike.

Dec 2008

Ryan P. O'Donnell (7 Dec 2008) - I birded a bit again this afternoon. I started at the Logan River Golf Course where I found the Cackling Goose, etc. yesterday. I believe there were at least four subspecies of white-cheeked geese here today: one Cackling (after further study today I'm leaning towards Richardson's), many Great Basin Canada Geese, at least two Lesser Canada Geese, and one Giant Canada Goose. The ROSS'S GOOSE and leucistic Canada Goose were also still present. I was joined at Sue's Ponds by Jason Pietrzak, where we found one female HOODED MERGANSER among the usuals. We also found our first AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS of the fall along the road on the way to Benson Marina.

Nov 2008

Craig Fosdick (28 Nov 2008) - A first-winter Thayer's Gull was at the Logan Mitigation Ponds (Sue's Ponds) today, and has probably been there since at least 11/24/08. The Ross's Goose continues at the Logan Mitigation Ponds (Sue's Ponds); this bird also was first seen 11/24/08. Few other highlights from today....a female Hooded Merganser (not so common in Cache Co.) was at Hyrum State Park.

Craig Fosdick (22 Nov 2008) - Following the BAS field trip this morning, Ryan O' Donnell, Jason Pietrzak, and I birded both Logan Mitigation Ponds (Sue's Ponds) and Hyrum State Park. The Lesser Black-backed Gull first found 17 days ago at the Logan Mitigation Ponds thankfully made another appearance, no doubt so I could finally see it. Soon after we found the LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, an adult BALD EAGLE kicked up all the gulls and put an end to our gull-watching.

Craig Fosdick (22 Nov 2008) -  A cooperative male Long-tailed Duck was seen by most participants on the Bridgerland Audubon Society's field trip to the Logan Sewage Lagoons / Polishing Ponds this morning.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (17 Nov 2008) - Thanks to yesterday's post from Craig Fosdick, I found a Winter Wren this morning at Guinavah-Malibu Campground in Logan Canyon. This bird was a partial albino (or leucistic, whatever you want to call it): it had a clean white patch above the bill on the front of the crown, withs everal pure white feathers into the hind crown.

Stephanie Cobbold (17 Nov 2008) - This afternoon I saw a Snow Bunting at the Utah State University Forestry Station in Logan Canyon, Cache County. It was feeding on the ground by itself, by the gravel road, about 30 m in from the entrance gate. The USU Forestry Station is located in front of the turn off to Tony Grove from Highway 89.

Craig Fosdick (16 Nov 2008) - Birded First Dam in Logan, as well as Malibu-Guinavah CG and Spring Hollow CG in Logan Canyon. Quiet, and very cold in the shade. Winter Wren at Malibu-Guinavah CG was a welcome find.

Bob Atwood (7 Nov 2008) - The gull that wants to be an Iceland Gull was hanging around Sues' pond Thursday at 1:00 together with the American Golden Plover. There was no sign of the Lesser Black Backed Gull. There were hundreds of Ring Billed and California Gulls with several Herring Gulls.

Jason Pietrzak - (5 Nov 2008) - Quick update on the dark gull: I went out to the playa with Anne where we met up with Ryan O'Donnell and then Craig Fosdick. More photos and observation confirm the Lesser Black-backed Gull. Here are a couple of photos of that gull (and a Dunlin). He mostly stood and walked around until some other gulls found food and then the Lesser Black-backed charged in and dominated.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (5 Nov 2008) - I initially identified the bird that Jason Pietrzak posted about yesterday as a Glaucous Gull on the basis of its pale overall pale color, pale wingtips relative to the wing, and bicolored bill with a distinct dark tip and pale base. But some aspects of the head and bill shape made me doubt that initial identification, so I went out to look for the bird last night and again this morning. Last night Jason and I found a Dunlin and relocated the American Golden-Plover, but not the gull. This morning, Craig and I relocated the gull in question on the Shorebird Playa at Sue's Ponds, just west of the Logan Landfill. ... Although I know it is very unlikely based on distribution records, these traits taken together make me wonder if this is an Iceland Gull (in the broad sense, including Kumlein's), which has a smaller bill than Thayer's, paler colors in the body, paler wingtips, and lacks a bold tail band. ...

Ryan P. O'Donnell (2 Nov 2008) - Yesterday I joined about twelve other birders on the Bridgerland Audubon Society's field trip around south Cache County.  ...went to Hyrum Reservoir. Several COMMON LOONS were on the water, with a flock of gulls that were too distant to identify. The highlight here was a single Horned Grebe.

Oct 2008

Ryan P. O'Donnell (26 Oct 2008) - Today I had a great day of birding around Cache County with Craig Fosdick and Stephanie Cobbold. Craig and I started at Tony Grove where we leisurely worked our way through the campground and around Tony Grove Lake. The highlight here was certainly the Northern Pygmy-Owl we heard calling and then were able to locate as it flew around looking for lunch....  We met up with Stephanie and headed up Swan Flat Road from Logan Canyon towards Idaho. Along the road (still in Cache County) we stopped for a large flock of Red Crossbills that we could hear and see in the treetops. After scanning for several minutes, I was able to locate my lifer White-winged Crossbill in the flock of about 40 crossbills.  This was a very exciting bird for me because I have spent a lot of time looking for this species in the county this year and had not been able to find it so far. ...From there we went to Sue's Ponds (also known as the Logan RiverWetlands, just west of the Logan Landfill) in search of gulls. ...There were 53 Long-billed Dowitchers, 4 Pectoral Sandpipers, ~10Killdeer, and one Greater Yellowlegs. After a few minutes of watching the Dowitchers feeding at close range, I scanned the back side of the pond again and spotted something we had all missed the first time through: an American Golden-Plover...

Ryan P. O'Donnell (23 Oct 2008) - Stephanie Cobbold and I birded around Cache County for a couple hours this afternoon. The highlight for me was a lone Dunlin hanging out with two Pectoral Sandpipers and two Long-billed Dowitchers at Sue's Ponds (also known as the Logan River Wetlands, just across the street to the west of the Logan Landfill).

Ryan P. O'Donnell (19 Oct 2008) - I birded Sue's Ponds (also known as the Logan River Wetlands, just west of the Logan Landfill) today. I found a large first-winter gull with pale wingtips that matched the overall color of the bird. I spent quite a while in the field studying this bird and I'm still conflicted whether it is a pale Thayer's Gull or a Glaucous-winged Gull. I took a bunch of photos... Other highlights from the ponds included a flyover of 28 Tundra Swans (my first of the fall) and a single Stilt Sandpiper mixed in with ninety Long-billed Dowitchers and eight Pectoral Sandpipers.

Sep 2008

Craig Fosdick (28 Sep 2008) - Bryan Dixon e-mailed me with an update on the Wellsvilles Hawkwatch's count yesterday. By 6pm, when Bryan and Jean left, the counters had tallied over 300 birds (more than double their highest count so far this year), including 4 more Broad-winged Hawks (for a daily total of 7, and a season total of 17), as well as a merlin.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (26 Sep 2008) - Birded a bit up Logan Canyon with Stephanie Cobbold today. ...On the trail from Tony Grove to Naomi Peak, we saw one male American Three-toed Woodpecker...

Aug 2008

Bob Atwood. (16 Aug 2008) - ...I offer the following which I have not seen or confirmed. The camp hosts at Lewis Turner Campground, 7 miles below Tony Grove in Cache County, Utah have been feeding humming birds all summer. They told me recently that a larger hummingbird with blue tint came to their feeder 3 times. After looking at their bird book they think it may have been a Magnificent Hummingbird. They are not birders, but said a man had been at their feeders photographing Rufus. They asked him to take a photo of the unusual hummingbird which he did. I requested they get a copy of the photo to me. They said they would. I have not heard anything yet and they are not in a cell phone range. If anyone gets up that way please visit them...

Craig Fosdick (10 Aug 2008) - Today I hiked the Tony Grove-Coldwater Spring-Cottonwood Canyon trail (not the whole way!) and found eight White-winged Crossbills, and two Three-toed Woodpeckers. ...Seven Purple Martins were flying around at Tony Grove backcountry trailhead and over the adjacent meadow. There were at least two adult males. ...

Jul 2008

John Barnes (28 Jul 2008) - I got out this afternoon hoping to find the recently sightings of hard to find birds in Cache County. Struck out but did find Lark Buntings ( one male and one, perhaps two females). They were immediately west of Newton near the County address of 6800 N and 7000 W. ...

Kristin Purdy (23 Jul 2008) - Friend Scott Baxter saw Purple Martins flying over Dry Bread Pond (just barely in Cache County from Weber) on Saturday, and I couldn't leave that stone unturned. I visited the spot this morning (SR-39, the Monte Cristo Highway, at mile 41.1) and came across the birds perched in the tops of dead aspens on the left as soon as I turned off the highway. And I thought it was going to be tough. I wasn't even out of my truck yet when I saw them. I observed for a couple hours and saw at least seven birds, six female-types and one adult male, and two nest cavities. At least two of the female types and the male are feeding at the same cavity. The second cavity didn't have as much activity and I never saw an adult enter carrying insects. Perhaps that brood hasn't hatched yet.

Craig Fosdick (11 Jul 2008) - Today I birded Tony Grove and the trail from Tony Grove to White Pine Lake... birds at Tony Grove included an Evening Grosbeak and at least two Purple Martins...

Ryan O'Donnell (3 Jul 2008) - This afternoon I birded the "Polishing Ponds" in Benson, Cache County. I saw one possible Glossy Ibis. There were also many White-faced Ibis present but the bird in question was alone, not associating with any other ibis. I have no experience with Glossy Ibis and I know they can be trickier to tell from White-faced than they seem, so I'd love to hear your opinions one way or the other. The pale blue markings around the face of this bird were narrower and less obvious than most drawings and photos I've seen. I do believe this is an adult bird, not a juvenile, because the bill is a solid color (see Sibley's illustration of juvenile ibis heads), the primaries or secondaries were molting and included worn feathers, and because the shoulders and scapulars were reddish-brown, not drab gray.

Bryan Shirley (3 Jul 2008) - My dad & I made a quick trip last night for the Whip-poor-will. It started calling at 9:25 just behind camp site number 15 (basically the same place as others have reported it). It moved around a lot and it moved up the canyon out of earshot for a while, but at about 10 PM it was back and was still calling when we left. We caught a glimpse of it a couple different times, but it moved around enough to make it tough.

Jun 2008

Tim Avery - Whip-poor-will YES!!!‏  - This evening (06/20) Steve and Cindy Sommerfeld, Colby Neuman, Larene Wyss, Bob Atwood, Buck Russell and I ascended Green Canyon in Cache county to try for the rare nightjar. As luck would have have it the bird started singing around 9:30PM precisely where it was previously reported from. The bird moved all over the hillside to the northeast of the large open parking area constantly emitting the quivering notes. The bird sounded distinctly like the Mexican/Arizona subspecies with a somewhat lower voice and I would say slower start. A huge thanks to Ryan O,Donnell who alerted me to this bird. A word of caution. The bird did not respond to a tape played briefly after we listened for a while, so the fruitless repetition of Peterson or Stokes is not only probably a waste of time but could impact this birds continued presence at this locale. If you visit Green Canyon I would suggest arriving shortly before 930, and just waiting till the bird begins to announce itself. At times it wasn't more than 50 feet away while at other instances it was well over 150 yards into the woods.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (20 Jun 2008) - To follow up on Tim's post to Birdnet, Ron Ryel did indeed find a Whip-poor-will at the end of the road in Green Canyon last night. Craig Fosdick, Stephanie Cobbold, and I happened to be on our way up to the same spot when we met Ron on his way down at about 10:15PM and within a few minutes we were all at the end of the road, where the bird was still singing. It sang almost continuously for the 70 minutes or so that we were there. Ron and I were both able to record the bird: you can hear a cleaned-up version of one of my two recordings at:http://home.comcast.net/~tsirtalis/Whip-poor-will_Output%201-2(gated).mp3<http://home.comcast.net/~tsirtalis/Whip-poor-will_Output_1-2(gated).mp3>

Ryan O'Donnell (16 Jun 2008) - Yesterday Keith Archiald, Craig Fosdick, and I conducted a 4.75 mile point count on private land near Avon, Cache County, for the Little Bear Conservation Alliance. We detected a total of 47 species. The highlights were a single singing Grasshopper Sparrow, a Vesper Sparrow nest with three eggs, and a Golden Eagle nest with one chick in a cottonwood tree along the creek.

May 2008

Ryan O'Donnell (28 May 2008) - This morning Sarah Mohlman and I did a volunteer point count for Little Bear Conservation Alliance. We found a total of 43 species on this 4.75 mile hike on private land SW of Avon in Cache County. The highlight was a single adult male Lark Bunting...

Buck Russell (24 May 2008) - This morning I birded the Richmond Wildlife Management area ...Other birds in the area included Calliope Hummingbird... I also went back to get photos of the Bobolinks near Logan River Bridge on Mendon Road.

Ryan O'Donnell (21 May 2008) - I saw two Stilt Sandpipers at Sue's Ponds, just west of the Logan Landfill, this morning. The birds were both in breeding plumage and were in the pond to the north of the dirt road.

Buck Russell (16 May 2008) - This morning I birded Steel Canyon, north of Clarkston, UT. Along the dirt roads going north from Clarkston (driving past the cemetery) I saw several Grasshopper Sparrows and lots of Vesper Sparrows. ...

Buck Russell (11 May 2008) - Four years ago I saw a Calliope Hummingbird in Denzil Stewart Park in Logan. The following year I accidentally went back to the park on the same day and saw a Calliope Hummingbird in the same area. The next year I purposely went back to the park on the same day and saw the Calliope in the same tree, on the same branch. Today is one year later and I again saw the bird in the same tree (different branch).

Ryan  O'Donnell (6 May 2008) - Yesterday evening (May 5th) I birded around Rendezvous Park and the Logan River Golf Course in Logan. At around 6:30PM I found a waterthrush, presumably a Northern Waterthrush, walking along a ditch there. The bird was walking away from me and I only saw it for a few seconds, but I'm confident that it was a water thrush because I could see a long, solid dark brown tail bobbing constantly up and down, a white or off-white ventral surface with dark streaking in the side, solid dark brown wings and back, and pink legs. The bird was walking along the muddy edge of the ditch an inch or so from the water and parallel to the it, heading north. I went home to get my camera and picked up Craig Fosdick on the way, and returned to Rendezvous Park. While we were looking for the waterthrush, I saw a Mississippi Kite fly over twice. The first time it was flying south on the east side of the railroad tracks. At the very first glance I thought it was a Peregrine Falcon because of its size, pointed wings, gray tones, and strong powered falcon like flight. But after a wingbeat or two I could see that it had a solid black tail that was perfectly squared off at the tip. The bird disappeared over the trees before Craig could get a look at it, and so we went back to looking for the waterthrush because it hadn't quite dawned on me what I had just seen. Five to ten minutes later, Craig noticed the same bird again flying directly overhead. This was at about 8:15 or 8:30 and it (of course) flew directly west into the setting sun. We were able to make out that the dorsal surface was mostly medium to light gray and we could see its flight style well in silhouette, but it wasn't until it reached a stand of willows on the west side of 600W that it banked below the horizon, showing flashes of white in the wings for two wingbeats. It perched in the willows and so we jogged back to the car and drove to the willows but we weren't able to find it again before it got too dark to see anything in the trees. If accepted, I believe this would be the first state record. I went back this morning for several hours but I wasn't able to relocate either of these two birds.

Apr 2008

Ryan P. O'Donnell (27 Apr 2008) - Saturday Mo Correll, Craig Fosdick, Bob Atwood, and I saw a Short-billed Dowitcher at Sue's Ponds (Mitigation Ponds, just west of the Logan Landfill). It's possible this is the same bird that was in the area back in January, but I don't know of anyone seeing it since. We weren't able to relocate the Mew Gull there.

Craig Fosdick (23 Apr 2008) - This evening at the Logan Mitigation Ponds, there were 5 Least Sandpipers, 3 Western Sandpipers, 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper, 10+ White-faced Ibis, and 35 Bonaparte's Gulls.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (5 Apr 2008) - Today the Bridgerland Audubon Society hosted a field trip led by Keith Archibald to the Logan Sewage Lagoons and a few other nearby hot spots. ...Ron Ryel alerted us to a Great-tailed Grackle nearby, a very rare bird this far north. He managed to stay one step ahead of us, and not long after we had left the Grackle he was already calling again to alert us to a male Eurasian Wigeon in Benson: ...After the field trip broke up around noon, Craig Fosdick, Keith Archibald, and I continued on to the Benson Marina, where we ... also found a breeding-plumage Horned Grebe...

Buck Russell (1 Apr 2008) - Today Mike Resch and I birded around Cache Valley. At Cutler Marsh in the open water east and south of the main bridge we found a Glaucous Gull. It was a beautiful, white gull which really stood out from the other gulls.  In the fields west of the Benson Marina there was a flock of Long-billed Curlews. They were singing while in flight. In some trees at the bottom of old main hill, next to the pedestrian crosswalk, we found the Bohemian Waxwings that had been previously reported.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (20 Apr 2008) - I stopped by Sue's Ponds (just west of the Logan Landfill) this afternoon to see if the nasty weather might knock down some migrants, and I wasn't disappointed. The highlights were the peeps: six Western Sandpipers, one Least Sandpiper, one Semipalmated Sandpiper, and one Sanderling.

Stephen Peterson (15 Apr 2008) - Yesterday morning I saw a flock of 20 plus Bohemian Waxwings at the top of Old Main Hill at USU in Logan. Seems to be quite late for them to be hanging around.

Craig Fosdick (12 Apr 2008) - Keith Archibald, Ryan O' Donnell and I took a spin around Cache Valley this morning to see if we could find some new spring arrivals. Highlights include Horned Grebe, Tundra Swan, Eurasian Wigeon... Bohemian Waxwing...

Sarah Mohlman (10 Apr 2008) - This morning Kim Sullivan's Ornithology class went birding on the gravel road by the airport--Hyde Park Road and at the Benson Oxbows. ..At the Benson Oxbows we saw the Eurasian Wigeon has been around for the past week!

Mar 2008

Ryan O'Donnell (29 Mar 2008) - Thanks to a tip from Keith Archibald, I and several others found two Horned Grebes at the ponds just west of the Landfill in Logan this evening.

Ryan O'Donnell (23 Mar 2008) - Had a great day of birding around Cache Valley today ...Highlights included a pair of Hooded Mergansers at the Logan Fish Hatchery; a continuing Greater White-fronted Goose off of Sam Fellow Road; a pair of Trumpeter Swans near the Amalga Barrens; and a Common Redpoll at a feeder at a private residence in Richmond.

Buck Russell (22 Mar 2008) - I went out birding around Cache Valley today and saw several year birds and one lifer. Just north of the Benson Ox-bow at the first westbound road there was a flock of about 200 Tundra Swans, numerous Canada Geese, Northern Pintails, Mallards, and one Greater White-fronted Goose.

Craig Fosdick (15 Mar 2008) - Other birds of interest at Rendesvous Park (there weren't that many) were a possible Winter Wren (70-80% sure I heard the chimp-chimp alarm call, but I was standing right next to the Logan River, which is quite loud; I never could find the wren), 2 Brown Creepers, and a White-throated Sparrow (between the intersection of the paved trail from the parking lot and its connection with the paved trail along the river, SOUTH of the railroad tracks; the bird was in the bushes near one of the benches on the wood overlook platforms. Is that confusing enough?). No idea if this is a different White-throated Sparrow than the individual I had been seeing on S 100 E and E 400 S in Logan from Dec 30, 2007 to January 5, 2008. It's only about a mile between the two locations.

Craig Fosdick (8 Mar 2008) - Today while birding in the Cache Valley, Ryan O' Donnell, Stephanie Cobbold, and I found a Greater White-fronted Goose on 4600 N, between Sam Fellow Rd (Sam-Feller Rd in Benchmark's Utah Atlas, p. 37; 3800 W at Mapquest) and 3200 W. ...This same field held, at various times during the 4 hrs that Keith Archibald and I were glassing it (before Ryan and Stephanie arrived) at least 1,000 Canada Geese, at least 1,000 Ring-billed and California Gulls, 4 Tundra Swans, 15-20 Snow Geese, 1 Ross's Goose, 2-3 Cackling Geese, and two hybrid geese.

Feb 2008

Jim (29 Feb 2008) - Three Redpolls came to my feeder this morning [Paradise]. I can't say if they will hang around or not.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (23 Feb 2008) - Today I took a quick tour around Logan looking for birds. ... The biggest find of the day was an immature Glaucous Gull in Cutler Marsh, near the first bridge to the east of mile marker 104 on Highway 30. This bird may have been seen at the landfill earlier this week by Keith Archibald...

Ryan P. O'Donnell (11 Feb 2008) - On Saturday Stephanie Cobbold and I saw and photographed a first-winter Mew Gull at the Logan Fish Hatchery. I initially misidentified this bird, and it was only after going through the photos on Sunday night that I realized it. Thanks to Tim Avery and Craig Fosdick for helping me identify this bird from the photos.

Craig Fosdick - On Sat., 2/9, I did a short snowshoe trip from the Highway Sheds Winter Trailhead on US 89 in the Logan Ranger District of the Wasatch Cache National Forest. Not many birds, a total of 17 individuals and 5 species to be exact, plus lots of snow. Among those birds, though, was a lovely adult Northern Goshawk.

Brandon Spencer (2 Feb 2008) - Buck and Cindy Russel and I birded 3000 N., just west of the Benson Marina in Cache Valley this morning. We were searching for the reported Snow Buntings and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches that have recently been reported. While scanning a couple of flocks of Horned Larks from about 9:00 to 9:30 am, we were able to locate one Lapland Longspur, two Snow Buntings, and three Black Rosy-Finches.

Jan 2008

Craig Fosdick  (31 Jan 2008) - Bohemian Waxwings are still present in Logan. Today while driving to work on Center St., I pulled over to watch a combined flock of ~100+ waxwings that appeared to be 60-40 BOWA-CEWX just west of 100W and Center St. While watching these beauties, another flock of 120+ waxwings, which appeared to be primarily BOWA's flew overhead.

Ryan P. O'Donnell (27 Jan 2008) - Stephanie Cobbold and I birded around Cache Valley this afternoon. The highlight was certainly a flock of about 400 Horned Larks on Highway 23about a quarter mile south of the intersection with 3000 N which included at least 14 (probably 30+) Lapland Longspurs, at least 4(probably 10+) GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES, and at least 2 Snow Buntings.

Ryan O'Donnell (20 Jan 2008) - I found two Lapland Longspurs in Cache County today, in a flock of about200 Horned Larks. The longspurs were on 3000N between the Benson Marina and Highway 23.

Stephen Peterson (13 Jan 2008) - This past Friday, I went on a field trip with Alice Lindahl's class and one of our stops was the fish hatchery. Great Egret was there, as well as two Dowitchers and single American Pipit, foraging along the muddy banks of the slough.

Connie McManus (4 Jan 2008) - the NEW BIRD FOR ME IS ... Northern Shrike. He appeared in my apple tree today and seems to be lingering.

Craig Fosdick (4 Jan 2008) - The Short-billed Dowitcher was still at the Logan Fish Hatchery in Logan (Cache Co.) at 115 pm today. After hearing that Ryan O' Donnell was able to locate the bird and get excellent looks at it, Mo Correll and I tried again today. We too were rewarded with excellent looks at the bird. Both Mo and I were able to see a tail pattern that is apparently distinct for at least some Short-billed Dowitchers...We also heard it call once, and the call sounded to me to be more like a Short-billed Dowitcher than a Long-billed, but I could not be sure, even though I listened to recordings only 20 minutes after seeing and hearing the bird.  If anyone else sees the bird, I would be curious to hear what people think. The bird is frequenting the Logan Fish Hatchery, along UT 30 in Logan, just west of UT 30 and 1000 W.

Dec 2007

Connie McManus (31 Dec 2007) - I reported seeing Tundra and Trumpeter Swans at a pond that I called Olson's Pond and some of you may be wondering just where this is. It is located north of the intersection of 2200 South and 2000 West, officially known as the 20-20 Ponds.

Craig Fosdick (30 Dec 2007) - Today (12/30; ~4 PM) I found a White-throated Sparrow at S 100 E and E 400 S in Logan. The bird popped up as I was spishing at three White-crowned Sparrows and two Black-capped Chickadees in a hedgerow on the west side of S 100 E, just south of the intersection with E 400 S. Although I participated in the Logan CBC and was at the compilation, I don't recall a WTSP being mentioned.  Other birds of interest in the neighborhood were two separate flocks of Bohemian Waxwings, two Bald Eagles and two Rough-legged Hawks.

Stephen Peterson (29 Dec 2007) - While searching in vain for the supposed Eastern Bluebird in Logan today, I ran across a pair of Yellow-shafted Northern Flickers on 1630 N 1515 E.  There were small groups of Bohemian Waxwings around this area, but no Eastern Bluebird that I could find with them.

Milt Moody (28 Dec 2007) - Rob Fergus just called in and reported an Eastern Bluebird at 1410 East1700 North in Logan. He said that the bluebird along with about 300 Bohemian Waxwings and some Cedars were seen where 1410 East dead ends (hopefully they're hanging around that area). Rob is visiting from the East and was trying to help his brother-in-law find some Bohemians when they found this unexpected rarity.

Alice Lindahl (18 Dec 2007) -  I have a Harris's Sparrow at my feeder today, has been hanging around for several hours (10:00 till 2:00). It's a lifer for me!

Jason Pietrzak (10 Dec 2007) - This is the 3rd out of the last 4 days that a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings has been in our backyard in Logan. From my photos, I would estimate that the flock today was 300-400, but it could be more. We have a small stream where the Waxwings have been bathing and drinking as well as berries that they have been eating. I have not seen any Cedar Waxwings in the mix. For anybody who is interested in seeing this flock, the stream where I am seeing them is directly between the 200E and 400E and between 1200N and 1400N.

lwbingham (9 Dec 2007) -  Reinhard Jockel and I drive south today to Hyrum Reservoir and back to Logan Canyon First Dam. We saw Cedar and Bohemian Waxwings just east of the Logan Fairgrounds. Hyrum Dam... Pacific Loon (2)...

Joseph (4 Dec 2007) - During the summer I occasionally saw a Eurasian Collard-Dove in Hyrum Utah while driving past the corner of 100 N and 200 East, not birdwatching, just noticing what is around me. This morning, (I rarely if ever get out that early),t here was a whole flock there...

Jim Lofthouse (4 Dec 2007) - Friday afternoon about 4:00 PM we discovered a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings in the North West part of Paradise. They were not hanging around long though and kept flying a little ways to land in another tree. We followed them across town and they went to the South East corner of Paradise then flew eastward. We got some pretty good looks at the flock while in the trees, and never saw any Cedar Waxwings. Near as I can tell there was about 350 birds.

Nov 2007

Ryan P. O'Donnell (27 Nov 2007) - I found a flock of about 500 waxwings on the Utah State University campus today in Logan, at the NW corner of the BNR building. There seemed to be about 10-20 Bohemian Waxwings for every cedar waxwing. They were observed for about a half an hour by myself, Stephanie Cobbold, Sarah Mohlman, Hillary White, Drew Rayburn, Ryan (forgot his last name), Kim Sullivan, and others.

Craig Fosdick (27 Nov 2007) - This morning a flock of 150+ Bohemian Waxwings flew over my apartment on Preston Ave. (between 100 and 200 North, and east of 500 East), in Logan. I saw none in an evening walk around the neighborhood, however.

Kris Purdy (23 Nov 2007) - A flock of 17 Bohemian Waxwings were feeding in a crabapple tree in Wellsville, Cache County, this morning. The location was at the northwest corner of the 100E. 400S. intersection.

Kris Purdy (15 Nov 2007) - I birded the Wellsville area today in the southwest end of Cache Valley... Best bird watching occurred at the small farm at 7300S. 4000W. where I watched a juvenile Northern Shrike and its very successful grasshopper hunting forays.

Tim Avery (10 Nov 2007) - Today Colby and Tom Neuman and myself headed up to Cache Valley to look for the Bohemian Waxwings reported yesterday by Stephen Peterson. It took a little time, but we eventually found 15 Bohemians at 1300 East and 70 North on the Logan Bench (a couple miles from the temple). After lunch we headed to Hyrum Reservoir, which was covered with gulls (mostlyCalifornia). Four Loons were also present, 3 of which were Pacific Looms! The Winter Wren was still present at Box Elder Campground. And around 20 Greater Scaup were on Mantua Reservoir along with several hundred other waterfowl, 1 Horned Grebe and 2 Lesser Yellowlegs.

Keith Archibald (4 Nov 2007) - Today on Hyrum Reservoir we observed 2 female Black Scoters. They were on the inlet end from 11AM until we left at about 2PM. Also observed by Sue Drown, Buck Russell, Ron Ryle, Melanie Spriggs. Nothing else unusual. Common Loons, Divers and Dabblers, R. B. Mergs, beautiful day.

Oct 2007

Keith Archibald (1 Oct 2007) - Another Sabine's Gull in Cache Valley. Yesterday an adult and today a juvenile.

Sep 2007

Keith Archibald (30 Sep 2007) - Today at noon I had a close fly by for an adult Sabine's Gull. It was approximately 2 miles North of Highway 30 on 3200 West. I was there for another 30 minutes and it didn't reappear. Pectoral Sandpiper seem to be all over the Valley along with Baird's and Dowitchers. Red Phalarope -Ten days ago I had one at the Barren's. I got some fair pictures of the bird. The bird was only here one day.

Aug 2007

Kurt Gaskill (6 Aug 2007) - today there were 5 White-winged Crossbills flying from the Tony Grove Campground over the road. Characteristic call notes and white wing panels.

May 2007

Buck Russell (6 May 2007) - This evening I found a Calliope Hummingbird at Stewart Park in Logan. It was not a surprise to find the bird. On May 6, 2005, May 8, 2006, and today May 6, 2007 I've seen the bird. I had marked my calendar to visit the park today to look for the bird. I found it in the same tree, sitting on the same branch as last year. If the past two years are any indication, it will only be here for a few days.

Apr 2007

Stephen Peterson (25 Apr 2007) - This morning I found a White-throated Sparrow which has been reported in the past along the Logan Canal Trail, just east of the 'Philosopher's Way' sign and the house with the visible feeders in the backyard.
I first heard a song that I was not really familiar with, 7 notes in a steady pace with a rise on the last note. I started looking in the underbrush, and finally saw the bird, showing the white-throat, white supercilium with yellow supraloral patch and the black crown stripes; rufous wings and gray breast and offwhite belly. I was able to see it singing as well.

Buck Russell (20 Apr 2007) - This evening I found several Horned Grebes at Hyrum Reservoir on the east end of the reservoir (I was at Dave's Point).

Mar 2007

Stephen Peterson (29 Mar 2007) - This morning at the Logan City Sewage Lagoons with Dr. Sullivans Ornithology class field trip we found a Greater White-fronted Goose flying overhead with a flock of 12 plus Canada Geese. I noticed at first a slimmer looking bird in the middle of the flock and was able to get great looks at the bird which showed the white frontal area at the base of a dull orange bill, very orange legs tucked up against a white undertail, lower belly area, and a thin white line on the side of the flank, separating the wing from the belly.I guess it could have been a domestic Graylag, but I cannot imagine that the heavier looking, beer belly farm goose could keep up with the geese I saw this morning.

Feb 2007

Ryan O'Donnell (13 Feb 2007) - Yesterday, February 12th, Stephanie Cobbold and I saw a White-throated Sparrow in Logan, Cache County. The bird was seen from along the canal that runs between 400 N (Hwy 89) and Canyon Road, just south of the Utah State University campus. There is a trail along this canal that can be reached from the first driveway east of the intersection of 400N and 600E.

Jan 2007

Tim Avery (21 Jan 2007) - Late this afternoon Colby Neuman and I spotted a Cackling Goose at the Logan River Golf Course. The bird was actually in the field across the street to the north of the clubhouse on Golf Course Drive. It was with a flock of around 30 Canada Geese. I managed to snap one pretty good shot showing the shorter bill with a bit of a steeper slope on the upper mandible, and a nice white collar like the bird I photographed last Christmas in SLC.

Buck Russell (1 Jan 2007) - The January 1st Bridgerland Audubon Field Trip to kick off a fresh start for the 200 club was a big success. ...up Logan Canyon to Third Dam. Along the way we found a Bald Eagle at Second Dam and at Third Dam we found a Winter Wren... At the Fish Hatchery we had our second out-of-season bird, a Great Egret. ...The third surprise bird of the day was a White-throated Sparrow just east of Mack Park in Smithfield. All of our surprise birds were first located during the December Christmas Bird Count and were gracious enough to stick around to be counted in the new year. It was a great day for a crazy lister.

Dec 2006

Jim (26 Dec 2006) - Today at the Hyrum Dam there was two Long-tailed Ducks. They were near the restrooms at the East Beach.

Buck Russell (26 Dec 2006) - This morning my wife and I found a male Varied Thrush in Mack Park, Smithfield, UT. The bird was about 20 feet east of the bridge at the entrance to the nature trail.

Keith Archibald (17 Dec 2006) - Cache Valley had an enjoyable and interesting count yesterday. Our goal for years has been to get to 100 species, but again it was not to be. ...We found 96 species. Highlights were 6 Gulls, 7 Owls. I’ll let you ponder which species. Other hot items were Great Egret, American White Pelican, Varied Thrush, and Vesper Sparrow.

Keith Archibald (8 Dec 2006) - We had some great gulling at the Logan landfill today. We had a Glaucous, Glaucous-winged, and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. All three were first winter.... For the last two days we’ve had a Great Egret hanging around the same area on warm water springs. Last I checked it was December in frigid Cache Valley.

Buck Russell (2 Dec 2006) - This morning I visited the Hyrum Reservoir on the east end (Dave’s Point) and found a female Long-tailed Duck. Probably one of the same Long-tailed Ducks that Sue Drown reported last weekend...

Nov 2006

Buck Russell (26 Nov 2006) - Thanks to a tip from Kristin Purdy, who received a tip from Mort and Carolyn Somer, I saw a Winter Wren this morning at the Spring Hollow Camp Ground in Logan Canyon. This was a life bird for me...

Keith and Judy Archibald (4 Nov 2006) - Judy and I spotted a Cackling Goose on the Logan River Golf Course this afternoon (550 W 1000 S in Logan)...Returning with Buck Russell, Sue and Dave Drown, scopes and cameras, we had a good close range study of the bird. It hangs out with approximately 75 Canada Geese on the ponds around the clubhouse.

Oct 2006

Joel & Kathy (31 Oct 2006) - ...Then we went over to Hyrum Reservoir where we saw a female Surf Scoter, two Pacific Loons and several Common Loons at the southeast end of the reservoir.

Buck Russell (21 Oct 2006) - This morning I found a Pacific Loon on the Hyrum Reservoir. The bird was in the water just east of the "beach" entrance to the state park. On the far east end of the reservoir, on the southern shore (I was standing on the bluff on the northern shore) was a Great Egret. The bird had a yellow bill and all black legs and feet (I waited for it to pull its feet out of the water to make sure that it did not have yellow socks).

Jul 2006

Kris Purdy (19 Jul 2006) - This could be a good year for White-winged Crossbills; we should stay alert for them in the high country. Not only have I seen reports of White-wings in Colorado and Idaho recently, I just noticed this report on the Cache Valley hotline: July 14: Ron Ryel reports two singing male White-winged Crossbills (and two associated females) along the sinks road. Also, many Red Crossbills in these areas as well. They were seen at about 5.5 miles and 6.5 miles from the turnoff from Highway 89. Also, at about mile 7, a Three-toed Woodpecker was recorded. -- I believe the turnoff mentioned is in extreme northeastern Cache County near the Rich County line and about 5 miles east of Beaver Mountain.

Buck Russell (3 Jul 2006) -  Reinhard Jockel, Cindy, my wife, and I birded the Logan Polishing Ponds this morning. The best bird of the morning was a Hudsonian Godwit. We found a single bird in non-breeding plumage walking at the edge of the water in the mudflat. We had a good look at the bird. It had a very bold white supercilium and dark eyeline. There was one odd thing about this bird, it joined a flight of Long-billed Curlews as they flew over the pond. The curlews had very distinct down curved bills and the godwit had a bill with a slight up-curve. We found about a dozen Baird Sandpipers, two Semipalmated Plovers, and a Spotted Sandpiper. The pond where we saw the godwit and sandpipers was a large mudflat with very little water. The other ponds have a lot of water in them and were loaded with ducks.

Buck Russell (1 Jul 2006) - This morning Reinhard Jockel and I visited Tony Grove in Logan Canyon and had a great day birding. New birds for the year for me were Clark’s Nutcracker, Red Crossbill, and Williamson Sapsucker...We found one Williamson Sapsucker in the nature trail area on the east end of the lake and found a nesting pair higher up...

Jun 2006

Joel Beyer (19 Jun 2006) - Kathy and I found a breeding plumaged Glossy Ibis yesterday evening in Benson (Cache Co.). It was in the same location described by Ron Ryel on June 6 -- on 3000 No. about 1/2 mile west of 3200 West, in a field south of the road -- and was with 125-150 White-faced Ibis. Also in this group of birds was what we believe was a first-summer Glossy Ibis. It resembled the adult Glossy Ibis but was not as brightly colored, and it still had the two-toned bill of a juvenile (as depicted in Sibley).

David Wheeler (10 Jun 2006) -  Larene & I found a Glossy Ibis in a pasture about  (very approximately) one third mile west of the Gossner's Foods cheese factory (which is at 1000 W 1000 N) along 1000 North. The pasture itself is just NE of the NE corner of the sewage treatment ponds and is grazed fairly low. We saw the bird at about 10:15 this morning. It had all the main markings (leg color, dusky blue face skin color, baby blue face outline--thin and ending at eyes, brown irises...). It flew off as we approached in a futile effort to photograph it, and we didn't relocate it (though it probably just went into the tall marsh plants around a small stream/ditch on the edge of the field).

Ron Ryel (6 Jun 2006) - I saw a Glossy Ibis this morning at about 8:00 am in the crop field south of Darrell's Appliance in Benson (2400 W x 3400 N) in a flock of about 1000 ibis. I did not see a glossy ibis at the original spot (3200 N) this morning, but there was a Great-tailed Grackle feeding with the cows and white-faced ibis.

Ron Ryel (5 Jun 2006) - There was a breeding plumage Glossy Ibis this evening (June 5) in Benson, Utah. The bird was with about 150 white-faced ibis. It was seen on 3000 N about 1/2 mile west of 3200 W in Benson in a field south of the road. Ibis flocks in the valley follow irrigated field in the valley so it (or others) may be found most anywhere.

May 2006

Buck Russell (27 May 2006) - During the Bridgerland Audubon Bird-a-thon today we found a Lark Bunting in the field just west of the Benson Marina in Benson, UT. The bird was on the north side of the road sitting on a roll of wire. Another surprise was a Rufous Hummingbird at Spring Hollow Campground in Logan, Canyon. The bird was at the hummingbird feeders at the caretaker site. Sue Drown, Reinhard Jockel, and I saw both birds. Some of the other birds from the Bird-a-thon include a Eurasian Collared Dove, Olive-sided Flycatcher, MacGillivray's Warbler, Rock Wren, and Swainson's Thrush...

Stephen Peterson (22 May 2006) - This morning at approximately 7:15 am, I saw a Brown Thrasher flitting about between 3 dogwood (?) shrubs, on the ground, at Hardware Ranch (in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, east of Hyrum, UT), immediately east of the elk herd overlook area, just above the path that leads you to the sleigh ride ticket booth.

Buck Russell (8 May 2006) - My wife and visited Denzil Stewart Park in Logan this evening and found a Calliope Hummingbird. The bird was located up on the bench area of the park. When you enter the park take the trail that goes left up to the bench area. It was near the concrete utility building.

Buck Russell (2 May 2006) - ...We found several Common Grackles in the Poplar trees on the south side of Willow Park in Logan (the same general area where they nested last year).

Apr 2006

Buck Russell (29 Apr 2006) - At the Bear River Oxbow, near Benson, I saw my first Marbled Godwit and a Great Egret flew over the river. There were about five Snowy Egrets at the Oxbow. Between the Oxbow and the Benson Marina (along the Bear River) I saw a Western Kingbird and Spotted Sandpiper. Along the Logan Airport Road in some flooded fields we found a Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, and probably Semipalmated Sandpipers. I took some photos of the possible Semipalmated Sandpipers.

Buck Russell (27 Apr 2006) - In the past week some great new birds have arrived at the Amalga Barrens. Reinhard Jockel and I went out to the Amalga Barrens this evening and found Semipalmated Plovers, Solitary Sandpiper, Forster's Tern, Wilson's Phalarope, and Savannah Sparrow. ...Blue Wing Teal...

Buck Russell (18 Apr 2006) - Reinhard Jockel and I found a flock of Evening Grosbeaks in Riverheights (around 6th South and 4th East). There were about six birds scattered in Poplar trees within a two blocks radius.

Stephen Peterson (11 Apr 2006) - The large flock of 500 plus Bohemian Waxwings are still frequent visitors on the USU campus. This morning they were hanging out by the CNR building.

Mar 2006

Stephen Peterson (8 Mar 2006) - What a surprise I had today on my lunch hour. I came home from work around 100 pm to find 150 plus Bohemian Waxwings in my front yard [Logan], gleaning juniper and hawthorn berries from the trees and bushes. It was an absolutely amazing sight!

Buck Russell (5 Mar 2006) - At about 5pm my wife and I saw a female Hooded Merganser in the pond in the Wellsville City Park. It was swimming in a mixed flock of Ring-necked ducks, Northern Shoveler, Gadwalls, American Coot, and one American Wigeon. The light was great and we got a really good look at the bird. The park is located about 5th south and 1st east in Wellsville.

Jim Lofthouse (4 Mar 2006) - Today at 3:30 PM in Hyrum at 300 South 100 West; a large flock of Bohemian Waxwings enjoying the fruit of a crab apple tree. 150 plus birds with just a few Cedar Waxwings mixed in. This has been a good year for Bohemians.

Feb 2006

Stephen Peterson (27 Feb 2006) - Reporting 300 plus Bohemian Waxwings on the campus of USU in Logan, this morning.

Kristin Purdy (25 Feb 2006) - I heard a report of a "new" Northern Pygmy-Owl in Cache County today. The bird was seen east of Hyrum in Blacksmith Fork Canyon just east of mile marker 11. The bird was seen and photographed perching on the top spire of a spruce.

James Lofthouse (18 Feb 2006) - The Sharp-tailed Grouse are still hanging around in Paradise. If you come looking, 9 to 10 AM seems to be a good time.  The corner of 9000 South 200 East and is a good spot to start. Here is where you turn to go to the cemetery which is on the hill just to the North East. Also check out 300 East.

James Lofthouse (3 Feb 2006) - Friday afternoon at 3:40 there was a large flock (400+) of mixed Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings at 800 East 200 South in Hyrum. This is right across the street from the high school. It seemed there was as many Bohemians as Cedars. I haven't seen a flock like this for years.

Jan 2006

Keith and Judy (28 Jan 2006)  - Judy and I have seen this month two Cackling Geese at the Logan River Golf Club. Thayers, Herring, and one first winter Glaucous-winged Gull at the Logan landfill...We finally found the one and only Lapland Longspur after searching through 3 to 4 thousand Horned Larks at several locations during the last week...White-throated Sparrows have been seen at three different locations this winter...

Bill Fenimore (22 Jan 2006) - Kirk Earl took a photo of an Owl that he saw in Card Canyon off of Logan Canyon on Saturday... a Boreal Owl.  Boreal Owl has been reported but never confirmed in this area, near Tony Grove, etc... It was seen in Card Canyon near the archery range off Logan Canyon.

Joel and Kathy (22 Jan 2006) - We found the adult Lapland Longspur at the location described by Kristin in Cache Valley, around 2:00 pm. It was with a small flock of about 30 Horned Larks.

Tim Avery (22 Jan 2006) - At the Logan River Golf Course, the geese were on the pond to the northeast of the main pond, where there wasno Brant, but 2 Cackling Geese (Richardson's subspecies).

Kris Purdy (20 Jan 2006) - A lone and lovely Lapland Longspur was loitering with a lot of larks, Horned that is, in west Cache County today. The location was on SR-23 at mile 12.2, west of the road in a field between the intersection with SR-30 to the south and Newton far to the north. I tied a piece of pink surveyor's tape to a bunch of grass on the west shoulder adjacent to where I parked...

Jim Lofthouse (20 Jan 2006) - 1:20 Pm Friday. Paradise - I have twenty 20 Gray Partridge, and two Sharp-tailed Grouse in the yard.   This must be grouse day. Looks like they are passing through.

Tim Avery (19 Jan 2006) - Glenn Barlow and I headed up to Logan before light to take a stab at the Brant....There were several very dark Canada Geese, but no Brant in sight. But what did pop out were 1, and possibly a second Cackling Goose.

Tim Avery (18 Jan 2006) - I received an email late last night from Jack Binch alerting me that Reinhard Jockel saw an unusual bird on the Logan River Golf course pond with the Canada Geese and Mallards -- a Brant (one adult), on the 16th of January. Stephen Peterson checked out the pond thanks to an email through Krsiting Purdy and did not see the bird today. Please, please, please keep your eyes open for this bird.

enie@valleyimplement.org (18 Jan 2006) - I recently saw flock of geese west of Logan Utah which had a strange looking bird with them, I watched it for a while unfortunately I didn't have a camera and I didn't know what it was. After further investigation I discovered the bird to be a Brent Goose. I spotted the bird on Jan, 9 2006.

Oct 2005

Jack Binch (31 Oct 2005) - Bob Huntington just called to report a Pacific Loon at Hyrum Res. He also found the Surf Scoter. The loon was near the dam, however it flew to the east end when a canoe came by. 10:30 AM

Jack Binch (30 Oct 2005) - I got a tip about a female Surf Scoter at Hyrum Reservoir. There are probably two there now. Keith Archibald was pointing one out to me on the southeast corner, while Steve and Cindy Sommerfeld and Bob McDougal were looking at one on the northeast end. Time was about noon today.

Aug 2005

Stephen Peterson (8 Aug 2005) - On Saturday, BAS took a trip out to Logan cities newest waste water treatment pond. It is a large, planted and simulated wetland area. Highlight species included: Marbled Godwit, Solitary Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Sora, Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpiper

Stephen Peterson (8 Aug 2005) - On Sunday, Carolee and I hiked the Cold Water canyon trail, that makes it way to the back/south side of Tony Grove Lake. I found: ...Three-toed Woodpecker (a single male with distinctive yellow-cap and barred flanks)...Calliope Hummingbird...

Apr 2005

Stephen Peterson (29 April 2005) - I also saw 2 pairs of Blue-winged Teal out on the Amalga Barrens Sanctuary in Cache Valley this morning. They were a new species for the year on my survey of this area...Other notable bird today was a single Horned Grebe.

Stephen Peterson (24 April 2005) - I led a field trip to Benson Marina (Cache Co.) for Michael Sowder's nature writers class at USU, this past Saturday and we saw some great birds...The most exciting sightings (for me at least), was a single Osprey sitting on a nesting platform, just south of the marina, 3 Long-billed Curlews in the fields just southwest of the trail, a solitary Great Egret and one Marbled Godwit flying overhead...

Ron Ryel - The Cackling Goose (B. h. leucopareia) continues at the Oxbow in Cache County on Saturday, April 23, 2005. It has been seen off and on all  the past week...

Dominique Roche (12 April 2005) - Thanks for the tip on the Cackling goose. It was still at the Oxbow overlook of Cutler Reservoir this morning...Now there is a feast on 800 East just 100 yards south of the intersection with 1400 North. I counted last evening between 320 and 340 Bohemian Waxwings. ...They sit on 2 trees only and were present there all the time from 5:30 to 7 PM. It is next to a small USU orchard...On Sunday, working on my roof, I had a flock of around 50 bohemians flying over me. Bohemian waxwings are definitively still in Cache Valley

Ron Ryel - An Aleutian subspecies (B. h. leucopareia) Cackling Goose was seen late Sunday afternoon (April 10) at the Oxbow overlook of Cutler Reservoir in Cache County. The bird was much smaller than associated resident Canada geese with a short neck and small, stubby bill. The bird had a prominent, complete white neck band bordered above and below with black.

Mar 2005

Stephen Peterson (7 Mar 2005) - This past Saturday morning I had easily 150 plus Bohemian Waxwings in the tops of the trees at my home. I was awakened by the shrill whistle of their voices. It was very cool! Beautiful birds. Must be massing together, getting ready to boogie out of here.

Feb 2005

Joel Beyer (25 Feb 2005) - ...We visited Clarkston (Cache County) on Tuesday and saw the Blue Jays -- four of them! They made a brief appearance to snatch peanuts from the feeder at the yellow house on Main Street (about 200 South?). Several flickers were around, but no Yellow-shafted.

Stephen Peterson (11 Feb 2005) - Tom Gordon reports from Clarkston in Cache Valley that he has had a Yellow-shafted Flicker hanging out at his feeders along with the Red-shafted Flickers and that the pair of Blue Jays are still there since they showed up this past October.  ...Alice Lindahl reports from the USU campus of a couple of Bohemian Waxwings mixed in with the Cedar Waxwings, between the Student Center and Geology building, eating off of the crabapple trees...

Stephen Peterson (10 Feb 2005) - Reinhard Jockel reported a flock of approximately 100 Bohemian Waxwings in Logan this past Monday, in the island area around 200 North.

Jan 2005

Richard Wood (12 Jan 2005) - We just saw a flock of Sharp-tailed Grouse sitting at the top of a tree in the barren area west of the Hyrum Dam, across the street from the dam.

e or juvenile Surf Scoter along the south shore and east of the Red-throated Loon, and a male Barrow's Goldeneye keeping company with a male Common Goldeneye near the Beach Area. We did not see any Pacific Loons.

Jack Binch (7 Nov 2004) - At Hyrum Res. we found the Red-throated Loon in about the middle of the reservoir with some Western Grebes and two White-winged Scoters (winter plumage) at the northeast end.

Richard Wood (5 Nov 2004) - I just got back from a quick jaunt to Hyrum Lake, where I had Common and Pacific Loons (in fact, I had one of each in the scope at the same time for comparison; one closer to me, one further away)...

Donna Thorum (3 Nov 2004) - I too saw a Blue Jay in Clarkston at the yellow house on the southwest corner of Main and 200 So. Or more to the point 211 So. Main. ...Glen and myself arrived about 1:45 PM and set in front of the...Many thanks to this kind gentleman for making this sighting know and allowing people to come and see.

   

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