Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2004-

Common name:

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Scientific name: Dendroica pensylvanica
Date: Sept. 18, 2004
Time: 9:00 AM
Length of time observed: 30 minutes
Number: 1
Age: Juvenile
Sex: ?
Location: Fish Springs
County: Juab
Distance to bird: 50 feet to 2 feet
Optical equipment: Swarovski 10x
Weather: windy
Light Conditions: good
Detailed description of bird: see photos
Song or call & method of delivery: none
Behavior: actively feeding on insects
Habitat: trees
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: none
Description from: Sibley
Observer: Jack Binch
Observer's address: 1564 Crest Circle - Sandy, Utah - 84093
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Stephen Sommerfeld - Cindy Sommerfeld - Letitia Lussier - Susan Saffle - Elaine Wonsavage - Stephen Carlile - Bob Huntington - Lyn Christiansen - Karen Marshall
Date prepared: Sept 20, 2004   (General Public)
Additional material: Photos
Additional comments: Stephen Sommerfeld identified the bird in the field, but I don't know what book he used. I checked Sibley and Peterson while at home and compared the photos