Rare Birds Seen in San Juan County

Sightings Accepted by the Utah Bird Records Committee
(includes records through 2005)
  

  
Scaled Quail

Red-throated Loon

  • 27 Feb 1984 - Hite Marina on Lake Powell, San Juan Co.  by E. and R. Sorensen

Red-necked Grebe

  • 13 Apr 1988 - Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands NP, San Juan Co.  by Ron Ryel, Scott Cheney, Sharon Tully (adult)  | UOS report |

Brown Pelican

  • Oct 1972 - Lake Powell, San Juan Co. by Huser and Kashin

Broad-winged Hawk 

  • 1 Oct 1988; - Navajo Mountain, San Juan Co., by Chuck La Rue, Bob Lippman, Steve Ganey, Randy Van Haverbek  (one adult) | UOS report |

Zone-tailed Hawk

  • 4 Sep 2007 - Devilís Canyon in the Manti-LaSal National Forest area south of Monticello, San Juan Co.,  by Ron Lambeth. (one)   | Sight Record |

Pacific Golden-Plover

  • 20 Jul 2008 - Fish Springs NWR, Juab Co., by Jack Skalicky and Carol Schneier. (adult probably male - photos ) | Sight Record |

White-rumped Sandpiper

Red Phalarope

  • 27 May 2003 - Sewage pond south of Blanding, San Juan Co., by Nathan Pieplow and Andrew Spencer (one individual molting into adult alternate plumage)   | Sight Record | UOS report |

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

  • 15 Apr 2007 - At the junction of the Salt Creek Canyon trail and Angel Arch trail in Canyonlands National Park, San Juan Co., by Brian Gatlin. (adult female)   | Sight Records |

Chestnut-sided Warbler

  • 15 Oct 1989 - Kale Springs, Grand Gulch, San Juan Co., by Ella Sorensen, Craig Kneedy  | UOS report |
  • 24 May 1992 - Pack Creek Campground, La Sal Mountains, San Juan Co., by Nelson Boschen, Linda Fagan, Gail Lea (one adult male) | UOS report |

Hermit Warbler

  • 11 Aug 1935 - Navajo Mountain, San Juan Co., reported by Woodbury & Russell (specimen)
  • 13 August 1936 - Navajo Mountain, San Juan Co., reported by Woodbury, et al. (specimen)

Hooded Warbler

  • 5 Jun 1992 - Abajo Mountains, San Juan Co., by  Catherine Landis  (one adult male)  | UOS report |

Canyon Towhee

  • 7,12 Jan 2000 - Hatch Trading Post southeast of Blanding, San Juan Co.,  by Dana Green, Patrick Murphrey, Terry Sadler (1/12/2000) (photos by Dana Green and Terry Sadler)  | Sight Record | UOS report |

Clay-colored Sparrow

  • 22 May 1984 - Bluff, San Juan Co., by Paul Lehman
  • 9 Apr 2006 - Cottonwood Wash just north of the Bluff, San Juan Co., by Tim Avery and Lu Giddings.  (one - photo by TA)  | Sight Record |

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

  • 6,13 Dec 2008 - Foothills of the La Sal Mountains south of Moab, San Juan County, by Chris Goetze, Barb Smith, Chris Florian, Marian Eason & Nick Eason, Bud Turner  | Sight Record |

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