Utah Bird Report for 9/16/98
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Great Egret Box Elder Co.
Green Heron Washington Co.
Osprey Box Elder Co.
Peregrine Falcon Box Elder Co.
Ruffed Grouse Salt Lake Co.
Common Moorhen Utah Co.
SABINE'S GULL Garfield Co.
Black Tern Box Elder Co.
Rufous Hummingbird Box Elder Co., Washington Co.
Cordilleran Flycatcher Washington Co.
Vermilion Flycatcher Washington Co.
White-breasted Nuthatch Washington Co.
Brown Creeper Washington Co.
Hermit Thrush Washington Co.
NASHVILLE WARBLER Salt Lake Co., Washington Co.
Virginia's Warbler Washington Co.
Black-throated Gray Warbler Washington Co.
Townsend's Warbler Washington Co.
Grace's Warbler Washington Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


Three GREAT EGRETS were seen at the beginning of the loop road at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (BRMBR) on Saturday, 09/12 (KJ & others).

On Sunday, 09/13, a PEREGRINE FALCON and many BLACK TERNS were observed at BRMBR (J&KB).

At Willard Bay SP on Sunday, 09/13, two OSPREY were seen. These are probably the same birds which apparently nested there this summer. A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was also seen in the campground on that day (J&KB).

DAVIS COUNTY A male WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen in the enclosed harbor at the Antelope Island Marina on Friday, 09/11 (C&MS). While White-winged Scoters are reported regularly in the fall and winter, this is a particularly early date for this species.

GARFIELD COUNTY Two adult SABINE'S GULLS were seen in the town of Tropic, just east of Bryce Canyon National Park. The birds were at the town sewage ponds at about 7 pm on Monday, 09/14 (BM).

SALT LAKE COUNTY A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen in City Creek Canyon at picnic area #13, just below mile marker 2 on Monday, 09/14. Also in City Creek on the same day, a RUFFED GROUSE was seen at mile marker 2.5 (AM).

UTAH COUNTY A COMMON MOORHEN was seen at Utah Lake State Park on Friday, 09/11, in the small pond just north of the new campground (CP). You can see the pond easily as you drive around the campground loop.


WASHINGTON COUNTY A male and a female HERMIT WARBLER were seen in the group camp area of the Oak Grove Campground, on the southeast side of the Pine Valley Mountains, on Saturday, 09/12. They were amongst a mixed flock which included CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER, WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BROWN CREEPER, HERMIT THRUSH, VIRGINIA'S WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, and GRACE'S WARBLER (JK). To get to Oak Grove, take the road towards Silver Reef from the town of Leeds, and follow the signs to the campground in Dixie NF.

NASHVILLE WARBLERS were seen in two locations on Saturday, 09/12. One was seen in Mathis Park, along the Santa Clara River in Green Valley. The other was seen at Grapevine Pass Wash, just east of the town of Washington (JK).

A male VERMILION FLYCATCHER was seen at the Red Hills Golf Course in St. George on Saturday, 09/12 (JK).

Six GREEN HERONS were seen at six different locations, stretching from the Santa Clara River in Mathis Park to the Virgin River, just south of the town of Washington on Saturday, 09/12 (JK).

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Monday, September 14, 1998.

Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer; KJ=Kevin Johnson; JK=Josh Kreitzer; AM=Alan Miller; BM=Bernard Morris (of PA); CP=Cheryl Peterson; C&MS=Carolyn & Mort Somer

Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to westwings@sisna.com You may e-mail questions and comments to westwings@sisna.com or you may call (801) 487-9453.