Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2-1998

Common name:

Glaucous-winged Gull

Scientific name: Larus glaucescens
Date: 14 Mar 1998
Time: around noon
Length of time observed:  
Number: 1
Age: first winter 
Location: South dike road of the tour loop in the Bear River MBR.
County: Box Elder
Distance to bird: 30 to 60 meters
Optical equipment: Bushnell Spacemaster spotting scopes
Light Conditions: The sky was clear providing strong lighting
Detailed description of bird: See letter to Records Committee
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: (See above letter)
Habitat: (See above letter)
Similar species and
how were they eliminated:
(See above letter)
Previous experience with this & similar species:  
References consulted: Field Guide to the Birds of North America (2nd Editon, Nation Geographic Society) and Advanced Birding (K. Kaufman)
Description from:  
Observer: Kevin P. Johnson and Tony Jones
Observer's address: Dept of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT  84112-0840
Observer's e-mail address:  
Other observers who independently identified
this bird:
Date prepared: 15 Mar 1998
Additional material:  letter to Records Committee
  [Information in this form is from the letter to the Records Committee]

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