Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2013-37

Common name:

Palm Warbler

Scientific name: Dendroica palmarum [Setophaga p.]
Date: May 6, 2013
Time: 1:15pm
Length of time observed: 10 minutes
Number: 1
Age: n/a
Sex: male
Location: Utah Lake State Park, Provo
County: Utah
Latilong: n/a
Elevation: 4400 ft
Distance to bird: 30 yards
Optical equipment: binoculars
Weather: 58 degrees
Light Conditions: clear
Description:        Size of bird: 5-6 inches
(Description:)       Basic Shape: flat headed - round winged
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: upper olive, chestnut cap, yellow under, black eyebrow
(Description:)            Bill Type: short and pointed
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
The bird had been seen earlier in the morning. The rufous on the crown. The dark-line through the eye. Yellow on the tail coverts.
Song or call & method of delivery: I was unable to hear it, but Alton Thygerson did hear it
Behavior: wagged it's tail
Habitat: woodland
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
I am from Ohio, and the ones in Ohio have rufous streaks on the breast.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
This is a first time seen in Utah. I saw them in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota
References consulted: National Geogrphic and Sibley
Description from: Notes taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Ned Bixler
Observer's address: 1156 N 2920 W Provo, Ut 84601
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Alton Thygerson - others later in the day
Date prepared: May 6, 2013
Additional material:  
Additional_Comments: Bird was first seen at 10:00am then 1:15pm then 5:30am - approx. times