- Utah Birds: A Revised Checklist by Behle, Sorensen
& White [sightings
- Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs, #1 (1976 BYU Press)
[sightings before 1976]
- Utah Birds, Guide, Check-list and Occurrence Charts by William H. Behle &
Michael L. Perry [sightings
- The records of the Utah chapter of the Union of Field
Ornithologist [sightings between 1980 and
- Christmas Bird Count records after 1972 have been checked.
[sightings after 1972]
- The reports of the
Utah Bird Records Committee of the Utah Ornithological Society [mainly
sightings after 1984]
- Records reviewed by the Utah Bird Records Committee
[sightings since the last Records Committee
"Documented" and "unconfirmed"
"Documented sightings" are those that have been accepted by the
Utah Bird Records Committee and have come from the sources listed above. The
"unconfirmed sightings" are those from hotline reports, Christmas
Bird Count reports, records received by the Records Committee by not reviewed and from records that were not accepted by the Records
Committee, but that may have been a sighting of that species. The
"Comprehensive Sightings List" contains both types of sightings and
"documented sightings" with the symbol "⌂ ."
UOS - Utah Ornithological Society
UFO - Utah Field Ornithologists
CBC - Christmas Bird Count (sponsored by the Audubon Society)
Birds seen in Utah
that are not on the
There are several sightings of bird species that do
not appear on the official checklist of the birds of Utah.
Here is a list
of those birds with some comment:
New Birds on Utah Checklist:
changes in the Review Species List." Look at the "additions" sections to see the bird species recently added
to the state checklist.
There's also a list of "First State
Records", which has links to the first accepted sight records for Utah.
Gunnison Sage-Grouse: "There is a small population in the Monticello area
(~100 birds) that have been studied for a number of years by Utah Division of Wildlife biologists and others. Clait Braun, who did the
taxonomic work on the Gunnison's, talked about the two species and the proposed
changes (now adopted by the AOU) at a Utah Wildlife Society meeting 3-4 years ago. Most of the Gunnison grouse are in Colorado and Colorado has
developed several management plans to protect the grouse and hopefully prevent it from being listed. I haven't checked but I suspect there are
a number of specimens of Gunnison grouse in the collections at U of U, USU, and
BYU." ~ Steve Hedges [year 2000]
Cackling Goose: As of 1994, a new species, Cackling Goose
has been split off of the Canada Goose species. Here's an article
on "The New Goose" by Mark Stackhouse.