Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2007-15

Common name:

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Scientific name: Dendroica pensylvanica
Date: June 8, 2007
Time: 1:00 pm
Length of time observed: 20-30 minutes
Number: 1
Age: adult
Sex: male
Location: Lucin
County: Box Elder
Distance to bird: 20-50 feet: several viewing opportunities
Optical equipment: binos and scope
Weather: cloudy
Light Conditions: good
Description:        Size of bird:  
(Description:)       Basic Shape:  
(Description:)  Overall Pattern:  
(Description:)            Bill Type:  
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Jack Rensel and I had several good looks at this male Chestnut-sided Warbler. We observed all the characteristics needed for a positive identification. Jack has a digiscope photo if needed.
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Habitat: Willows and Box Elders near small pond
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Jack Rensel and I are both familiar with this warbler from birding in the east
References consulted:  
Description from: From memory
Observer: Keith Evans
Observer's address: 4826 Kiwana Drive, South Ogden, UT 84403
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Jack Rensel
Date prepared: June 25, 2007
Additional material: Photos
Additional Comments: Also added Eurasian Collared-Dove and Brown Thrasher to the Lucin checklist