Rare Bird Sightings in Utah   (last updated October 2011)

"⌂" = Sightings reviewed and accepted by the Utah Bird Records Committee (UBRC)

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Ducks to Herons

GEESE, DUCKS, etc.

Anseriformes

Fulvous Whistling-Duck
  • ⌂21 Jan 2006 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co. by Paul Higgins, Randy Chatelain and others (3 adults, photos) | Sight Record |  | Hotline Report
  • 10 May 1969 - near Cedar City, Iron Co. by Murie (two)
  • ⌂20 May 1959 - Clear Lake, Millard Co. by Donald E. Neilson (male specimen collected)
  • ⌂Nov. 1908 - Willard Bay (Bear River Marsh), Box Elder Co. (specimen collected)
          Greater White-fronted Goose   (taken off the Review List in February 2002)
        
 Sightings - 1850 to 2002

  

          Ross's Goose  (not on the 1998 Review List)
          Sightings - 1907 to 2000
  

          Cackling Goose  (split from Canada Goose in 2004 -- taken off the Review List in Jan 2012)
          Sightings - 1941 to 2011
  

Brant
  • 31 Aug 2008 - Farmington Bay WMA, Davis Co., by Joel and Kathy Beyer | Hotline Report |
  • 24 Jun 2008 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co., ABA Convention field trip participants | Hotline Report |
  • 18 Jan 2006 - on the Logan River Golf course pond, Cache Co. by Reinhard Jockel (one adult) | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂10 Oct 2004 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co., by Karen Welch (adult, photos) | Hotline Report Sight Record |
  • March 1990 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co., by Craig Kneedy
  • November 1975 - West of Corinne, Box Elder Co., (DWR record - shot, confiscated, later distroyed)
  • ⌂29 Oct 1955 - Ogden Bay WMA, Weber Co. reported by Behle and Perry (specimen)
  • ⌂fall or winter 1913 - Bear River Marsh, Box Elder Co. (two specimens collected)
  • 1 Oct 1872 - Rush Lake, Iron Co. reported by Henshaw
          Trumpeter Swan   (taken off the Review List in February 2002)
          Sightings - 1892 to 2003
  
          Eurasian Wigeon ( taken off the Review List in February 2002)
          Sightings - 1956 to 2003
  
American Black Duck
        
[First record 1872. Introduced at Bear River Refuge and Farmington Bay starting 1929. Released in Utah
           until 1962]1
  • 18 Mar 2011 - Pelican Lake, Uintah Co., by Brian Maxfield  (adult male, photo)   | Sight Record |
  • ⌂31 Mar 2000 - Wetlands west of Provo, Utah Co. by Merrill Webb, Dennis Shirley, Reed Stone, others
    (adult male, drawing)  | Sight Record |
  • 8 Aug 1994 - Minersville Reservoir, Beaver Co. by John H. Ginaven, Merrill Webb, Rosemary Seidler
    (female) | Sight Record | {not accepted}
  • 1993 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co., by Tom D. Pratt. (specimen had been banded in Tennessee)
  • ⌂15 Oct 1967 - Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Davis Co. (banded bird collected during hunting season) | UOS report |
  • ⌂fall 1966 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co. reported by Scott
  • ⌂26 Dec 1959 - Hyde Park, Cache Co. reported by Follett
  • ⌂22 Nov 1951 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co. (specimen in U of U collection)
  • ⌂8 Nov 1947 - Ogden Bay Waterfowl Management Area, DavisCo. (banded bird collected during hunting season) | UOS report |
  • ⌂8 Dec 1942 - Bear River Gun Club, Box Elder Co. (Specimen collected)
  • ⌂24 Nov 1941 - Bear River Marsh, Box Elder Co. by V. T. Wilson
  • ⌂Nov 1939 - Bear River Marsh, Box Elder Co. by V. T. Wilson
  • ⌂20 Dec 1937 - pond near Jordan River, Salt Lake Co. by T. Evans and A,. Neilson
  • ⌂16 Oct 1965 - near Farmington Bay, Davis Co.
  • ⌂10 Nov 1938 - Bear River Gun Club, Box Elder Co. (Specimen collected)

Garganey

  • 2 Apr 2011 - Ponds at the Farmington Bay, Davis Co., by  J. K. Peterson (possible male)  | Hotline Report |
  • 20 Apr 2009 - Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell  (?possible female? - photos  | Hotline Report |
  • 27 Oct 1996 -Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co, by Terry Sadler  | UOS report |

Tufted Duck (not on present Utah Checklist)

  • 9-12 Jun 1998 - Ponds west of Afton along Hwy 1854, Kane Co., by many people (male).| Sight Record
Harlequin Duck
  • 4 Jan 2013 - Antelope Island, Davis Co., by Cindy Sommerfeld  | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂23 Oct 2012 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Terry Sadler, (one, photos)  | Hotline Report Nov Dec | Sight Record |
  • ⌂28 Sep 2011 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen  (female/juv. - photos)
            | Hotline Report  | Sight Record |
  • ⌂2 Nov 2010 - On the Virgin River at Confluence Park (Toquerville, La Verkin, Hurricane), Washington Co., by Maurice Demille (photos, female / juvenile)   | Hotline Report | Sight Record |

  • early Mar 2004 - Ogden Nature Center, Ogden, Weber Co,, by Kathleen of Idaho (4 reported flying & calling)
  • 5-7 Dec 1998 - Saltair, Salt Lake Co. by Steve Carr on the 5th; Mark Stackhouse on the 7th (female) | Hotline Report |
  • 13 Sep - 21 Sep 97: - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co.,  by Joel & Kathy Beyer; Mark Stackhouse, David Wheeler
  • 14 Jul 96 - 1 Jan 97: - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by David Wheeler (female)
  • ⌂25 Sep 1993 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co. by Ella Sorensen, Craig Kneedy, others (photo by Craig Kneedy - one female) similar sightings in same area through May 1995. | UOS report |
  • ⌂1 Nov 1991 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co. by  Craig Kneedy, Terry Sadler, Ella Sorensen (one female) | UOS report |
  • 14 Sep 1991 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co. by Sherwood Casjens (one)
  • Fall 1990 - Weber River in middle of Morgan Valley, Morgan Co., shot by a hunter (female) {U.B. V6#4}.
  • ⌂21 Dec 1985 to 21 Feb 1986 - First Dam, Logan River, Cache Co. by Patricia Bahler and many others (photo by Ella Sorensen - one female - seen during CBC) | UOS report |
  • ⌂13 Apr 1963 - Near Brigham City reported by Hayward
  • ⌂13 Apr 1913 - Box Elder Creek near Brigham City, Box Elder Co. by James Hull (two specimens collected)
          Surf Scoter   (not on the 1998 Review List)
          Sightings - 1916 to 2002
  
          White-winged Scoter  (no longer on Review List)
          Sightings -  1914 to 2000
  
Black Scoter
  • ⌂29 Oct 2013 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen, (one, photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record
  • ⌂28 Oct 2013 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Bryant Olsen, (one, photos)  | Sight Record |
  • 14 Oct 2013 - Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell (imm/ female)  | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂14-19 Nov 2011 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Terry Sadler (photos), Ryan O'Donnell (photo and video)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 1 Nov 2010 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by  Dennis Shirley (one)  | Hotline Report |
  • 31 Oct 2010 - Echo Reservoir, Summit Co., by Dean DiTommaso (male)  | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂13 Nov 2009 - Otter Creek State Park, Piute Co., by Rick Fridell (1st winter ? female?)  | Sight Record |
  • 30 Nov 2008 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Joel and Kathy Beyer (female)  | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂16 Nov 2008 -  Lincoln Beach, Utah Co., by Dave Hanscom; Lu Giddings, Erich Huish, Ned Bixler, Cheryl Peterson, Dennis Shirley, Bryan Shirley, Keeli Marvel; Jeff Bilsky; Leena Rogers, Milt Moody
      (adult female - photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 13 Nov 2008 - Otter Creek State Park, Piute Co., byRick Fridell (juvenile)  | Hotline Report |
  • 21 Nov 2007 - Gunlock Reservoir, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell (female) | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂7 Nov 2007 - Otter Creek State Park, Piute Co., by Rick Fridell (adult female & juvenile - photo) | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂7 Nov 2007 - Panguitch Lake, Garfield Co., by Rick Fridell (adult male and two adult females - photos  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 4 - 20 Nov 2007 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., many observers (at least 2 juvenile type birds) | Hotline Report |
  • 4 Nov 2007 - Hyrum Reservoir, Cache Co., by Keith Archibald (2 females) | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂24 Feb 2007 - Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell (first winter male and female - photo  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 22 Dec 2006 - Bullfrog/Hite ferry crossing on Lake Powell, Kane Co., by Lou Giddings (1 Female) | Hotline Report |
  • 11 Dec 2005 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., Tim Avery | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂11 - 22 Nov 2005 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., several observers (two females - photo by Jack Binch) | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 14 Jan 2005 - Sand Hollow Reservoir, Washington Co. by Bill Hunter | Hotline Report
  • 20 Nov 2005 - Bear River NWR, Box Elder Co., by Lu Giddings (female)  | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂7-13 Nov 2004 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co. by Joel and Kathy Beyer (an adult female, photos)  | Birdnet Report | Sight Record |
  • 20 Nov 2005 - Bear River NWR, Box Elder Co., by Lu Giddings (female)
  • ⌂6-13 Nov 2004 - Sand Hollow State Park, Washington Co.by Rick Fridell, Larry Tripp (female, photos)  | Birdnet Report Sight Record |
  • 2 Mar 2003 - Mona Reservoir by Lu Giddings | Birdnet Report |
  • 13 Dec 2001 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co. by Mark Stackhouse, David Wheeler, Larene Wyss (female) | Hotline Report |
  • 3-11 Nov 2001 - Hyrum Reservoir, Cache Co. by Joel and Kathy Beyer; and Dana Green on 11 Nov (immature male) | Hotline Report | .
  • 27 Oct 2001 - Mantua Reservoir, Box Elder Co. by Larene Wyss (2 adult males) | Hotline Report |
  • 1-23 Nov 1998 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co. by Joel & Kathy Beyer; by Barbara Stubblefield on 13 Nov; and by Ron Ryel on 23 Nov (female) | Hotline Report | Hotline Report2 |
  • mid or late Oct 1997 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Dana Green, Julie VanMoorhem (female)
  • 1 Nov 1995 - 27 Jan 1996 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by David Wheeler (female); by Alan Miller on 19 Dec 1995 (female); by Art Dahl on 25 Dec 1995 (2 females);  last seen 27 Jan 1996
  • ⌂24 Oct 1994 - Fish Springs NWR, Juab Co. by Jay Banta (three females) | UOS report |
  • 14 Dec 1993 - mid-Feb 1994 - Antelope Island Causeway, Davis Co., by Julie VanMoorhem, Craig Kneedy; also by Mark Stackhouse and David Wheeler on the 16th (female)
  • 14-16 Jan 1994 - Antelope Island Causeway, Great Salt Lake, Davis Co. Seen by David Wheeler
  • 18 Nov 1992 - Mantua Reservoir, Box Elder Co., (Immature female, shot the next day)
  • ⌂19-29 Oct 1990 - Sugarhouse Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, by Craig Kneedy, Terry Sadler (photo by Craig Kneedy  - one adult male) | UOS report |
  • ⌂1 to 2 Dec 1984 - Saltair, Salt Lake Co., by Ella Sorensen, Richard Sorensen, Bob Bond, Georgene Bond, Clyde Morris and  Joelle Buffa (photo)  | UOS report |
  • ⌂13,14 Nov 1982 - west end of the Antelope Island Causeway, Great Salt Lake, Davis Co. by Michael Tove, Alan Grenon, Ella Sorensen, Mark Bromley, Merrill Webb, others (photo - adult female)  | Sight Record
  • ⌂9 Sep 1966 - Bear River Retuge, Box Elder Co.
          Long-tailed Duck (Oldsquaw)   (not on the 1998 Review List)
          Sightings - 1915 to 2000
  

GROUSE & QUAIL

Galliformes

          Gunnison Sage-Grouse  (Split from Greater Sage-Grouse in 2004 - not on Review List)
          Miscellaneous sightings
  
Mountain Quail (not on present Utah Checklist)
  • Late February - Early March 2008 - Paradise, Cache Co., by Melissa Hearle Prosser (adult male)  | Sight Record |
Scaled Quail
  • 1 Jun 2013 - Circleville, Piute Co., by Kenneth G D Allen, (one)   | Sight Record |
  • ⌂5 Jan - 15 Apr 2007 - Montezuma Canyon, San Juan Co, by J. Shirley, confirmed on 9 Jan by Dennis Shirley and later many others (3 adults - photos)  | Hotline ReportHotline Report - 2Hotline Report - 3 | Hotline Report-4  | Sight Record |
  • 1998 - Blanding area. Uncertain whether these are introduced/established. Seen 1998 in town by Utah Co. birders.(?)
  • ⌂9 Nov 1997 - Blanding, San Juan Co. by Jim Redd, Jeanne Redd (photo by Jeanne Redd - three) | UOS report |

Northern Bobwhite (not on present Utah Checklist)

LOONS

Gaviiformes

Red-throated Loon
  • 24 Apr 2013 - Lee Kay Ponds, Salt Lake Co., by Bryant Olsen, (one, photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 14 Nov 2011- East Canyon reservoir, Morgan Co., by Bryant Olsen (possible) | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂12 Nov 2011 - Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell and many others (one juvenile, photos | Hotline Report | Sight record |
  • 22 Jun 2010 - Strawberry Reservoir, Wasatch Co., by Jean Myers (1st year)  | Sight Record |
  • ⌂11-15 Nov 2008 - Quail Creek State Park,  Washington Co., by Rick Fridell  (immature - photos | Sight Record |
  • 8 - 12 Nov 2007 - East Canyon Reservoir, Morgan Co., by Tim Avery, Joel and Kathy Beyer | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂7 Nov 2007 - Otter Creek State Park, Piute Co., by Rick Fridell (juvenile - photos) | Hotline Report | Sight record |
  • 21 Oct 2006 - swimming near the Jordanelle dam, Wasatch Co., by Lu Giddings | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂17 May 2006 - Willard Bay dam, Box Elder Co. by Keith Evans (winter plumage, photo)  | Sight Record | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂6-20 Nov 2004 - Hyrum Reservoir, Cache Co. by Ron Ryel, Larry Ryel, Melanie Spriggs, Brian Dixon, and Jean Lown  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 8-9 Nov 2003 - Gunlock Reservoir, Washington Co. by Larry Tripp, Rick Fridell (adult molting into basic plumage, photos) | Hotline Report |
  • Birdnet Report |  Sight Record |
  • ⌂22 Apr 2003 - Hyrum Reservoir, Cache Co. by Dennis Shirley, Bryan Shirley, Milton Moody (first summer plumage, photos)  | Birdnet Report | Sight Record |
  • 27-28 Nov 2001 - Minersville Reservoir, Beaver Co. by Dennis and Bryan Shirley; and by Mark Stackhouse, David Wheeler on the 28th (immature) | Hotline Report |
  • 27 Nov - 1 Dec 2001 - Minersville Res., Beaver Co. [DS] & [BShi] saw an immature with Common loons near dam. We saw it on 28th.
  • ⌂22 Nov 2001 - Quail Creek Reservoir, Washington Co. by Rick Fridell  | Sight Record |
  • ⌂27 Feb 1984 - Hite Marina on Lake Powell, San Juan Co.  by E. and R. Sorensen
  • 4 Apr 1981 - Bear River Refuge (reported as questionable by Behle)
  • ⌂28 Jul 1973 - Bear River Refuge, Box Elder Co. reported by W.H. Behle (specimen in U. of U. collection - photo in American Birds, 1974:22)
          Pacific Loon    (no longer on Review List)
          Sightings - 1940 to 2002
  
Yellow-billed Loon
  • ⌂1 Dec 2009 - 27 Feb 2010 - Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell, Joel & Kathy Beyer, David Wheeler  (juvenile, photos)  | Hotline Report | Hotline Report2 | Sight Record |
  • ⌂17,18 May 2009 - Rockport Reservoir, Summit Co., by Tim Avery, Milt Moody, Kris Van Fleet and many others  (adult - photos) | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂18,20 May 2008 - Jordanelle Reservoir, Wasatch Co., by  Marci Welch and many others (adult - photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂14 Jan 2000 - Quail Creek Reservoir, Washington Co., by Robert Dobbs, Danny Dobbs (1st winter plumage, drawing)  |Sight Record |
  • 1 Feb 1999 - Warm Creek Bay, Lake Powell, Kane Co., by John Spence (one) | Hotline Report |
  • 15-16 Feb 1997 - Quail Creek Reservoir, Washington Co., by David Wheeler
  • 29 Dec 1996 to 1 Jan 1997 - Gunlock Res., Washington Co  by Michael A. Patten, Jutta C. Burger, Steven Summers | UOS report |
  • 15 to 19 Feb 1995 - Wahweap Bay, Lake Powell, Kane Co. by Bill Grossi 
  • 2 Dec 1994 - - Warm Creek Bay, Lake Powell, Kane Co. by John Spence, Clive Pinnock
  • 10 Feb 1994 - Warm Creek Bay, Lake Powell, Kane Co. by John Spence, Clive Pinnock, Charles LaRue  | UOS report |
  • 16 Nov 1991 - Fish Springs NWR, Juab Co. by Parker Gay, Jay Banta, Ella Sorensen, Craig Kneedy (photo by PG)  | UOS report |
  • 28 May 1977 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co., by Dwight Dively

GREBES

Podicipediiformes

Red-necked Grebe
  • 19 Dec 2013 - Sandy Hollow SP, Washington Co. by Steve and Cindy Sommerfeld, | Hotline Report |
  • 12 Nov 2013 - East Canyon, Morgan Co., by Weston Smith  | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂2 Nov 2013 - Pineview Reservoir, Weber Co., by Mike Hearell; Kris Purdy (Juvenile, photos, drawings)   | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂22 Oct 2013 - Provo Airport Dike, Utah Co., by Eric Huish, (Juvenile, photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 22 Oct 2013 - Starvation Reservoir, Duchesne Co. by Brian Maxfield (two)    | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂26 Oct 2012 - Lee Kay Ponds, Salt Lake Co., by Matt Pendleton, (one, photos)  | Sight Record |
  • ⌂13 Nov 2012 - Otter Creek State Park, Piute Co., by Rick Fridell, (first winter, photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂13 Oct 2012 - Quail Creek State Park, Washington Co., by Rick Fridell, (one, photos)  | Sight Record |
  • ⌂18 Jun 2011 - West end of Hyrum Dam, Cache Co., by Bob Atwood (breeding adult, photos) | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂23 Oct 2010 - Jordanelle State Park, Wasatch Co., by Eric Huish, KC Childs, Jeff Cooper and Eric Peterson. (one)   | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂7,12 May 2009 - Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Box Elder Co., by Bridget Olson, Betsy Beneke and John Cavitt  (adult - photos)   | Sight Record |
  • 21 Apr - 5 May 2009 - Little Dell Reservoir (Salt Lake county) by Jeff Bilsky, Colby Neuman, Carl Ingwell, Tim Avery, Cindy Sommerfeld, Steve Sommerfeld, Kimberly Roush and others (adult - photo)  | Sight Record |
  • 31 Aug 2008 - Farmington Bay WMA, Davis Co., by Joel and Kathy Beyer | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂21 Apr - 3 May 2008 - Little Dell Reservoir, Salt Lake Co. by Jeff Bilsky, many others (adult - photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂11 - 28 Oct 2007 - Clegg's Pond, west Orem, Utah Co.,  by Merrill Webb, many others (adult - photos) | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 24 Oct 2006 - Little Dell Reservoir, Salt Lake Co., by Bob Huntington | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂20 - 23 May 2006 - Willard Bay, Box Elder Co. by Bob Huntington and others (adult - photo)  | Sight Record | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂2 Nov 2004 - Pineview Reservoir, Weber Co., by Kristin Purdy, Glenn Barlow, Merrill Webb, Lu Giddings, Dennis Shirley and on 4 Nov 2004 by KP, Edson Leite, Lynn Carroll, and Lee and Paula Shirley (one juvenile, photos)  | Birdnet Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂20 Apr 2003 - Hyrum Reservoir, Cache Co. by Ron Ryel  (adult, drawing)  | Birdnet Report |Sight Record |
  • ⌂17 Nov 2002 - Quail Creek Reservoir, Washington Co. by Rick Fridell  (juvenile, photos) | Sight Record |
  • ⌂1 Nov 2002 - Lindon landfill pond, Utah Co. by KC Childs  | Birdnet Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂28 Oct 2002 - East Canyon Reservoir, Morgan Co. by Jack Torrey, Glenda Cotter and Bob Huntington (juvenile, photos) | Birdnet Report | Sight Record |
  • 23-25 May 1999 - Duchesne sewage lagoons, Duchesne Co., by Bob and Georgene Bond: and also by Mark Stackhouse, David Wheelre (coming into breeding plumage) | Hotline Report |
  • 8,10 Dec 1998 - Deer Creek Reservoir, Wasatch Co., by Steve Carr and Kathy and Joel Beyer on the 10th (uncertain ID's) | Hotline Report |
  • 13 Apr 1997 - Midview Reservoir, Duchesne Co., by Dana Green (winter plumage)
  • 17 Jan 1997 - Wahweap Bay, Kane Co., by Chuck LaRue, John Spence
  • ⌂4 Nov 1990 - Cutler Reservoir near Benson Marina, Cache Co. by  Lawrence Ryel, Ronald Ryel, Keith Archibald, Allen Stokes, Terry Sadler, Craig Kneedy, Ella Sorensen, others (photo by Lawrence Ryel - one juvenile) | UOS report | 
  • ⌂13 Apr 1988 - Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands NP, San Juan Co.  by Ron Ryel, Scott Cheney, Sharon Tully (adult)  | UOS report |
  • ⌂3 Dec 1970 - between Syracuse and North end of Antelope Island, Davis Co. by Leah Foerster
  • 20 May 1963 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co. by Gleb Kashin

PETRELS

Procellariiformes

Leach's Storm-Petrel  (not on present Utah Checklist)
  • 22 Oct 1977 - Bear River Refuge, Box Elder Co., by Erik & Jackie Nappa (male)

PELICANS

Pelecaniformes

Brown Pelican
  • 4 Aug 2004 - Lindon Boat Harbor, Utah Co. by several people (juvenile - there were white pelicans dirtied by residue from the Geneva Steel Plant, seen in the same area).
  • 19 July 2004 - Antelope Island causeway, Davis Co. by Chris Wood (juvenile) | Hotline Report |
  • 11 June 2004 - Provo Airport Dike, Provo, Utah Co. by Sheryl Serrano | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂12 May 2004 - Newcastle Reservoir , Iron Co. by Kevin Wheeler, Charlie Sheard   (immature, photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂4 to 8 Apr 1984 - Bullfrog Basin Marina, Lake Powell, Kane Co.  by Steven Scott (photo) | UOS report |
  • ⌂Oct 1972 - Lake Powell, San Juan Co. by Huser and Kashin
  • 18 to 19 May 1963 - Pelican Lake, Uintah Co. by Merlin L. Killpack and Hayward 
  • mid-Summer 1951 - South of Lehi, Utah Co., by Carr (one).
  • 4-9 Jul 1949 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co. One seen by Wilson.
  • 13 Apr. 1947 - Utah Lake, Utah Co. by L. D. Pfouts (two)
  • ⌂27 May 1944 - Farmington Bay Project, Davis Co. by Claude T. Barnes
  • ⌂28 Apr 1934 - Jordan River, northwest of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co. reported by Woodbury
          Neotropic Cormorant   (Removed from the Review List in January 2014)
         
Sightings - 2007 to 2014
 
Magnificent Frigatebird
  • ⌂26-31 May 1999 - Minersville reservoir, Beaver Co. by Lew Wilkinson, Josh Kreitzer, Nathaniel Kreitzer, Steve Summers, Mark Stackhouse,  Nathaniel Wilkinson, others  (first year juvenile, photos) | Hotline Report Sight Record | UOS Report |

HERONS & EGRETS

Ciconiiformes

Least Bittern
  • 18 Jun 2013 - Virgin River at St. George, Washington Co., by Robert Dobbs, (two adults, photos)  | Sight Record |
  • 14 May 2000 - Seegmiller Marsh in Washington Fields, Washington Co. heard by Bob & Georgene Bond | Hotline Report |
  • 31 May - 3 Jul 1999 - Ouray NWR, Uintah Co. by Joel and Kathy Beyer (one) | Hotline Report |; and: by Mark Stackhouse, David Wheeler on 3 Jul. (at least two heard calling) | Hotline Report |
  • 21 Jun - 9 Jul 1998 - Ouray NWR, Uintah Co., by David Wheeler;  (1 or 2); other observers saw as many as two - last seen 9 Jul.
  • Jun 1997 - Ouray NWR, Uintah Co., by Terry Sadler
  • 1997 - Seegmiller Marsh, Washington fields, Washington Co. by Terry Sadler (reported by Josh Kreitze) (one)
  • 16 Jun 1996 - Ouray NWR, Uintah Co., by Paul Lehman; and also by Stan Heath later in the month (female or immature)
  • ⌂30 May 1984 - between Springville and Provo, Utah Co. by Merrill Webb, Harold Clayson, Divid Fischer, Steve Russell (breeding adult male)
  • ⌂22 May 1984 - Ironton area, southeast Provo, Utah Co. by Jan Cooper (one male, one unknown gender)
  • ⌂14 May 1983 - Stewart Lake Waterfowl Refuge, Jensen, Uintah Co. by Mark T. Bromley (adult)
  • ⌂28 Aug 1965 - along the Virgin River, south of St. George, Washington Co. by Wauer, Russell
  • ⌂27 Jun 1965 - along the Virgin River, south of St. George, Washington Co. by Wauer, Russell
  • ⌂2 Jun 1943 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co. by Cottam
  • ⌂10 Jun 1936 - Bear River Gun Club, Box Elder Co. by Bailey
  • ⌂20 May 1938 - near the Virgin River south of St. George, Washington Co. reported by Hardy (specimen collected)
          Great Egret   (not on 1998 Review List)
          Sightings - 1869 to 2000
  
Little Blue Heron
  • 29 Jul 2011 - Ouray NWR, Uintah Co., by Christopher Eliot  (one)   | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 19 Jun 2011 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co., by Mark Summers ( photos)  | Hotline Report |
  • 13 Sep 2003 - Provo Airport dike, Utah Co., by Lynn Garner (juvenile)  | Sight Record |
  • 5 Apr 2001 - West side of Ogden, Weber Co. by Ron Wheeler (seen only briefly) | Hotline Report |
  • 18 Sep 2000 - Along the Bear River, just southeast of Randolph, Rich Co. by Paul Ustach (immature) | Hotline Report |
  • 27 Aug 2000 - Farmington Bay WMA, Davis Co., by Joel & Kathy Beyer (adult)
  • 26 Apr - 4 May 1999 - Springville, Utah Co. by Scott Gruwell, Merrill Webb and many others | Hotline Report |
  • 19 Jun 1996 - Along road to Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co., by David Sterling
  • 19 Sep 1995 - Wahweap Bay, Lake Powell, Kanab Co., by Jim Springer, Clive Pinnock  (one immature)
  • 28 Jun - 13 Aug 1994 - Provo Airport, Utah Co, by Merrill Webb, Terry Sadler, Craig Kneedy, David Wheeler (2 adults)
  • ⌂10 Aug 1985 -  west of Salt Lake International Airport, Salt Lake Co. by Ella Sorensen  | UOS report |
  • ⌂May 1981 - Ouray National Wildlife Refuge, Uintah Co. by Mike Long 
  • 25 Aug 1979 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co., by Steven & V. J. Hedges (2 immature)
  • ⌂Fall 1974 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co. by Kashin (immature white phase)
  • ⌂25 May 1963 - Draper, Salt Lake Co. (specimen collected)
  • ⌂4 Sep 1957 - Bear River Refuge, Box Elder Co. (specimen collected)
Tricolored Heron
  • ⌂15-16 Jun 1988 - between Salem and Spanish fork, Utah Co. by Harold Clayson, Merrill Webb | UOS report |
  • 23 Aug 1978 - Bear River Refuge (Am. Birds 33(2): 199, 1979)
  • ⌂19 Jun 1973 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co., by Dorothy Platt  (photo
  • >⌂15 May 1947 - Farmington Bay Refuge, Davis Co. One seen by Calvin D. Wilson.
Reddish Egret
  • 9 Sep 2012 - Glen Canyon NRA, Kane Co., by Gerry & Jennifer Nealon, (immature, photos)  | Sight Record |
  • ⌂2 - 8 Aug 2007 - Fish Springs NWR, Juab Co. by Pat Jividen and others (one - photos| Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • ⌂3 Sep 2003 - James W. Fitzgerald WMA, Tooele Co. by Merrill Webb, Milton Moody (juvenile, photos) | Sight Record |
  • ⌂14 Aug 2003 - Gunlock Reservoir, Washington Co. by Larry Tripp (immature, photos)  | Birdnet Report | Sight Record |
  • 15 Apr 1949 - Farmington Bay, Davis Co. by Calvin D. Wilson, Boyd Shaffer.
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises, etc.

Threskiornithidae
White Ibis
  • ⌂11 May 2013 - Skipper Bay Trail, Utah Co., by Brenton Reyner , (two)    | Sight Record |
  • 29 Jun 2008 - North Goshen Fields, Utah Co., by Dennis Shirley and ABA field trip participants | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂11-14 Sep 2004 - North of Spanish Fork, Utah Co. by Dave Hanscom (one, photos) |  Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 15 Jul 2004 - Near SLC Intl. Airport, Salt Lake Co., by Dave Fischer of KA (two).
  • 9 Jun 1985 - Santaquin, Utah Co., by Lynn Forlow (UBRC record # 17-1985)
          Glossy Ibis  (Removed from the Review List in May 2014)
         
Sightings - 2006 to 2014
  
Roseate Spoonbill
          [There are some unconfirmed observations from the 1960's]
  • ⌂6 Jul 2012 -  Cataract Canyon, San Juan Co., by Nathan Robinettl, (one, video, photos)  | Hotline Report | Sight Record |
  • 17 Oct 2006 - Northwest of the Turpin boat parking lot at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Davis Co., by Matt Burton | Hotline Report |
  • ⌂2 Jul 1919 - 40 miles north of Wendover, Tooele Co. by Joseph Condley (five seen; one specimen in U of U collection)

Storks

Ciconiidae
Wood Stork
         [1930s - Observations in Box Elder, Davis, Salt Lake, Millard, and Piute Counties].
  • ⌂24 Jun 1973 - Fish Springs, Juab Co. by Kraft  (one)
  • ⌂28 Aug 1939 - Virgin City, Washington Co. (U of U collection)
  • ⌂16 Sep 1938 - Clear Lake, Millard Co. by U.S. Biological Survey
  • ⌂Summer 1935 - near Lehi, Utah Co. mounted by John Hutchings (BYU collection)
  • ⌂17 Jul 1934 - marshes at the mouth of Bear River, Box Elder Co. (adult male in U of U collection)
  • ⌂8 Aug 1930 - Holladay, Salt Lake Co. (specimen)
  • ⌂8 Aug 1930 - Hooper, Weber Co. (specimen in USU collection)
  • ⌂1 Oct 1872 - Rush Lake, Iron Co. by H. W. Henshaw (two specimens taken)

Vultures

Cathartidae

California Condor  (not on present Utah Checklist)  | background | Feature Article |
  • 16 Dec 2011 - South of Blanding, San Juan Co., by Jim Hook  | Hotline Report |
  • 21 Oct 2006 - Near Lava Point, Zion National Park, Washington Co., by Jeff Langford, Shelly Spencer  | Sight Record |
  • 8 May 2004 - Vermillion Cliffs area, east of Kanab, Kane Co., by Kathy & Joel Beyer (one, ID#80)
  • ~1 Jul 2004 - Kolob Res./Lava Point area, Washington Co.by Dennis Shirley (3 immatures)
  • 28,29 Aug 2004  Kolob Res., Washington Co., by Julie VanMoorhem, Pomera Fronce (one)
  • 13 Apr 2003 - Zion NP, Washington Co. by John Cavitt | Hotline Report |
  • 25 Nov 1871/2 - Near Beavet. Beaver Co., H. W. Henshaw  (unsubstantiated record)

Flamingos

Phoenicopteridae

Greater Flamingo (American Flamingo)   (not on present Utah Checklist)
      
   [All specimens are assumed to be of escapees]
  • 15 May 2013 - Near Wellington, Carbon Co., by Lloyd Logan, (two adults)   |  Sight Record
  • Jun & Aug 1971 - Bear River, Box Elder Co., and Farmington Bay, Davis Co., reported by Kingery (photo)
  • 3 Aug 1966 - Buffalo Bay, Antelope Island, Davis Co., by W. E. Ritter, Reuben Dietz
  • 25 Jul & 12 Oct 1962 - Clear Lake WMA, Millard Co., by Donald E. Neilson (photographed)
Chilean Flamingo (Escapee "Pink Floyd") (not on present Utah Checklist)  | See Feature Article |
  • 24 Jul 2003 - Bear River MBR, Box Elder Co., by George and Ellen West of Green Valley, AZ
  • 29 Nov 2002 - A mile west of Saltaire, Salt Lake Co., by Clay and Cliftia Johnson
  • 1 Nov 2001 - Saltair, Salt Lake Co., by Larene Wyss
  • 4 May 2001 - Benson Marina area, Cache Co., by Dave Thompson
  • 30 Jan 2001 - Just east of Saltair, Salt Lake Co., by Bruce Robinson
  • 15 Sep 2000 - south shore of the Great Salt Lake, just east of Saltair, Salt Lake Co. by Steven Daniel.
  • 1 Dec 1999 - Saltair, Salt Lake Co. by Mark Stackhouse (escapee "Pink Floyd") | Hotline Report |

  
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