Utah Bird Records Committee

Summaries of Year 2002 Records


Record #:
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Date:
Observer(s):
Location:
2002-01
Black-legged Kittiwake
Rissa tridactyla
5 Jan 2002
Rick Fridell
Ivins Reservoir
Photos
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description and photos -- no question.
  
 
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2002-02
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Buteo platypterus
8 May 1996
Darren Shirley (submitter)  and Will Richards
1/2 mile N. of Burriston Pond, Juab Co. Utah
Photos
Drawing and notes
Narrative
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description and convincing photos
  
 
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2002-03
Little Gull  
Larus Minutus
13 Dec 2001
Terry Sadler
Antelope Island Causeway
Photos
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
Excellent photos and documentation
  
 
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2002-04
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Dendroica pensylvanica
17 Sep 2001
Bob Atwood
Garr Ranch
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
The write-up adequately described the vital field marks.
    
 
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2002-05
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna 
18 Mar 2001
Robert Dobbs
Red Cliffs Preserve - campground
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description of bird and behavior.
    
 
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2002-06
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna 
31 Mar 2001
Robert Dobbs
Red Cliffs Golf Course, St. George
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description eliminated other possibilities.
    
 
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2002-07
Painted Redstart
Myioborus pictus
22 Apr 2001
Robert Dobbs
Temple of Sinawava, Zion National Park
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description. This bird was seen by many including some committee members.
    
 
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2002-08
Eurasian Collared Dove
Streptopelia decaocto
22 Nov 2001
Hal Black
Blanding, Utah
Photos of specimen
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
22 Jan 2003
4 acc, 2 not, 1 discuss
There was some concern as to natural occurrence of this species, however because of the location  in the state and its remoteness , it was considered a good possibility that it was not an escapee, but a naturally occurring bird.
   2nd round: 7 acc
With other sightings of this species increasing around the state, the question of natural origin was resolved and the photos confirmed the ID of this first state record.

    
 
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2002-09
Blue-winged Warbler
Vermivora pinus
23 Jun 2001
Dr. Jimmie Parrish
Cottonwood Wash, Paria River. Grand Staircase Monument
Photos of specimen
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
Photos of the specimen are decisive.
       
 
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2002-10
Common Redpoll
Carduelis flammea
27 Jan 2002
Milton Moody
Backyard feeder in Provo
Photos
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
21 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description and photos.
       
 
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2002-11
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
6 May 2001
Kathy and Joel Beyer
Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.  East side of auto tour loop
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description of a bird in a distinct plumage.
       
 
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2002-12   (same as 9-2001)
Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea
6 May 2001
Joel and Kathy Beyer
Antelope Island Causeway
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Same as record 9-2001 which was easily identified with a good photo.
       
 
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2002-13
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Dendroica pensylvanica
26 Aug 2001
Joel and Kathy Beyer
River Lane in Lake Shore (west of Springville)
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description of an unmistakable species.
       
 
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2002-14
Clay-colored Sparrow
Spizella pallida
27 Apr 2002
Merrill Webb
West side of Provo Airport Dike adjacent to Utah Lake
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Excellent description and differentiation from Brewer's sparrow
       
 
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2002-15
Bronzed Cowbird
Molothrus aeneus
8 May 2002
Milton Moody (submitter), Junece Markham and KC Childs
Around the south gate of Red Hills Golf Course in St. George
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description -- the red-orange eye probably clinches this ID.
       
 
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2002-16
Hermit Warbler
Dendroica occidentalis
11 May 2002
Pomera M. Fronce
Lytle Ranch
Photos 
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Photos are convincing. No question on I.D.
       
 
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2002-17
Least Tern
Sterna antillarum
15 May 2002
Kevin Wheeler
above Washington Fields Diversion
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description of key field marks for this distinctive species.
       
 
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2002-18
Canyon Towhee
Pipilo fuscus
21 May 2002
Alan Rogers
E side of Jordan river
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 not
The description didn't eliminate the Green-tailed Towhee which fits the description, habitat and range and is much more likely.
         
 
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2002-19
Hermit Warbler
Dendroica occidentalis
25 Apr 2002
Terry Sadler
Top of Nay's Canyon in the Pine Valley Mtns.
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7acc
Very thorough description.
         
 
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2002-20
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius
Summer 1999
Robert and Dorothy Igo
South Ogden
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7not
This bird was most likely a Red-naped Sapsucker which is difficult to distinguish from a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
         
 
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2002-21
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
20 Apr 2002
Kathy and Joel Beyer
Farmington Bay WMA
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
13 Jan 2003
1st:  6 acc, 1 not
There was some question in  the description about a couple of key marks.
     2nd:  7 acc
The description was considered adequate for this distinct species.
         
 
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2002-22
Clay-colored Sparrow
Spizella pallida
14-15 May 2002
Kathy and Joel Beyer
Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, St. George
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
25 Sep 2002
7 acc
Detailed description eliminated similar species.
 
 
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2002-23
Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo philadelphicus
14 May 2002
Kathy and Joel Beyer
Dixie Red Hills Golf Course, St. George
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
22 Jan 2003
1st:  1 acc, 6 not
The description of the bird didn't contain the critical details to eliminate other similar species.
2nd:  1 acc, 6 not
After a review of the comments from the 1st round, there were no vote changes .
 
 
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2002-24
Painted Redstart
Myioborus pictus
13 May 2002
Kathy and Joel Beyer
Zion National Park, Riverside Trail
Photos
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Excellent photos.  This bird was reported by many observers.
 
 
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2002-25
Vaux's Swift
Chaetura vauxi
23 May 2002
Kathy and Joel Beyer
West of Springville, River Lane near mouth of Spanish Fork River, Swede Lane
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
19 Mar 2003
1st:   3 acc, 4 not
Description didn't eliminate similar species
2nd:  3 acc, 4 not
The description didn't eliminate a Chimney Swift as a possibility.
3rd:   2 acc, 5 not
Same as first two rounds.
 
 
Record #:
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2002-26
Vaux's Swift
Chaetura vauxi
4 Jul 2002
Ron Ryel
North Logan, Utah, 1000 East, 1649 North
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
25 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description including call.
 
 
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2002-27
Red-headed Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus
2 Jul 2002
Ron Ryel
Near White Pine Lake, Cache County
Notes and drawings 
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
23 Sep 2002
7 acc
Good description and drawing of a distinct species.
 
 
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2002-28
White-tailed Kite
Elanus leucurus
12 Jul 2002
John Neill
Locomotive Springs WMA
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
27 Feb 2003
1st:  5 acc, 2 not
There was a question as to whether all possible species were eliminated.
2nd: 3 acc, 4 not
Some suggested that the description could possibly come from a Northern Harrier.
3rd:  7 not
Although it was a close call, the committee decided that the record didn't completely eliminate all possible species.
  
 
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Observer(s):
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2002-29
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Streptopelia decaocto
22 Sep 2002
Chris and Dave Dewey
(observers' residence) South Jordan
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
19 Mar 2003
1st:  4 acc, 3 not
The description may not eliminate the possibility of a Ringed Turtle-Dove.
2nd: 2 acc, 5 not
The possibility of a Ringed Turtle-Dove isn't completely eliminated.
  
 
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2002-30
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Dendroica pensylvanica
29 Sep 2002
Steve Summers, Priscilla Summers, Kristen Comella, Rick Fridell
Lytle Ranch orchard, Beaver Dam Wash
Photos 
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
13 Jan 2003
7 acc
Good description and photos.
  
 
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2002-31
Worm-eating Warbler
Helmitheros vermivorus
28 Sep 2002
Rick Fridell, Kevin Wheeler
Riparian area along Quail Creek, Red Cliffs Campground
Photos
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
Good description and photos.
  
 
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2002-32
Common Redpoll
Helmitheros vermivorus
20 Feb 2002
Tom Gordon
211 South Main, Clarkston, UT 84305
Photos
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
Good description and photos.
  
 
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2002-33
Broad-winged Hawk
Buteo platypterus
13 Apr 2002
Rick Fridell, Kristen Comella
Beaver Dam Wash, Lytle Ranch
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
A well documented record.
  
 
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2002-34
Red-necked Grebe
Podiceps grisegena
28 Oct 2002
Jack Torrey, Glenda Cotter, Bob Huntington
East Canyon Reservoir
Photos 
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
Photos and description adequately identify this species.
  
 
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2002-35  (first state record)
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Carduelis lawrencei
2 Oct 2002 (Steve Summers); 3 Oct 2003 (Rick Fridell)
Steve Summers; Rick Fridell
Chekshani Cliffs housing development south of Kanarraville
Photos 
Drawing 
Sight Records
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
Excellent photos, drawing  and description for Utah's first record.
  
 
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2002-36
Common Redpoll
Carduelis flammea
22-24 Oct 2002
KC Childs
Orem
Photo
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
Good photo leaves no doubt.
  
 
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2002-37
Red-necked Grebe
Podiceps grisegena
17-19 Nov 2002
Rick Fridell
Quail Creek Reservoir
Photos
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
Excellent description, convincing photos.
   
 
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2002-38
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Streptopelia decaocto
6 Nov 2002
Rick Fridell
Washington City, on powerlines along Main Street
Photos
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
Good description and photos.
   
 
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2002-39
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna
2 May 2002
Rick Fridell
Canyon Ridge Sub-division, Hurricane
Photo 
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
5 Feb 2003
7 acc
Excellent photo and description.
   
 
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2002-40   (first state record)
Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo Philadelphicus
27 Oct 2002
Larry Tripp; Rick Fridell
Red Hills Golf Course, St. George
Photos 
Sight Records
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
25 Feb 2003
7 acc
This is a well documented record with a very helpful photo which makes this the first sighting record of many for this difficult-to-document species, that can be accepted as the first state record.
   
 
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2002-41
Purple Finch
Carpodacus purpureus
10 Sept 2002 -7 Oct 2002
Jens Munthe
8 miles west of Escalante
Photos
Sight Records
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
27 Feb 2003
7 not
The photos were very helpful in identifying this bird as most probably a female Cassin's Finch. (Key features were the bill shape, eye-ring, long primary projection, under-side streaking and the molar stripe). Because of poor descriptions in many fieldguides and the similar look of the females, the Cassin's and Purple Finch females difficult to distinguish.
     
 
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2002-42
McCown’s Longspur
Calcarius mccownii
11 Sep 2002
Jack Hugus
just north of Garr Ranch, Antelope Island
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
27 Aug 2003
1st:  5 acc, 2 not
There was some question as to  the description fully eliminating all possible alternatives, plus the early date was of concern.
     2nd: 7 acc
After reviewing the first round comments, it was determined the the description adequately eliminated other possibilities .
     
 
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2002-43
Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis
14 Dec 2002
Ron Ryel
East end of Logan Golf & Country Club golf course, Logan, Utah
Drawing 
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
27 Feb 2003
7 acc
Thorough and convincing description and drawing, plus reports from many observers, confirm this sighting.
     
 
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2002-44
Red-Necked Grebe
Podiceps grisegena
1-2 Nov 2002
KC Childs
Utah County landfill in Lindon.
Sight Record
Date review completed:
1st round vote:
Summary of Comments*:
27 Feb 2003
1st:  6 acc, 1 not
There was some question whether the description fully eliminated similar species.
2nd: 6 acc, 1 not
It was determined that the description adequately described this species..
     
 

          * Summary of the comments made by members of the Utah Bird Records Committee when voting on this records.