Utah Bird Report for 6/22/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Marbled Godwit Box Elder Co.
Rufous Hummingbird Wasatch Co.
Winter Wren Davis Co.
NORTHERN PARULA Uintah Co., Utah Co.


Utah Birdline
(801) 538-4730
Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


A LARK BUNTING was seen northwest of Fielding, Utah on Wednesday, 06/16. The bird was along 18000 North, about 1/4 mile west of 2800 West (CR).

Several small groups of MARBLED GODWITS were seen at various places along the road to Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on Thursday, 06/17 (D&EC,MS).

DAVIS COUNTY A pair of WINTER WRENS was seen in North Canyon, east of Bountiful, on Thursday, 06/17. They were about 2.5 miles up the canyon from the parking lot, in a thicket along the stream (BO). Their behavior suggested that they may be nesting in the area.

MILLARD COUNTY The CASSIN'S SPARROW continues to be seen in the Wah Wah Valley. It was seen on Friday, 06/18 (R&TS) and on Sunday, 06/20 (JC,B&MS,LW). To get there, take State Highway 21 west from Milford about 25 miles to the Wah Wah Ranch, which is about 1/2 mile north of the highway, and the only spot of green in the valley. Take the county road north through the ranch for about 12.5 miles to the cairn on west side of the road. On Friday, the bird was just east of the cairn, and on Sunday it was east of the road about 150 yards north of the cairn. This is the first documented record of Cassin's Sparrow in Utah.

UINTAH COUNTY A NORTHERN PARULA was seen in a small grove of cottonwoods along the White River, just south of Bonanza, on Thursday, 06/17 (JG).

UTAH COUNTY Another NORTHERN PARULA was seen near the end of River Lane in Lake Shore on Friday, 06/18. It was near where a side road heads directly north to the lake (KC).

An OVENBIRD continues to be seen in Loafer Canyon, at the southeast corner of Utah Valley south of Salem. It has been seen by many observers, with the most recent report from Sunday, 06/20 (K&JB). To get to the place, go south on 300 West in Salem, following the jogs in the road to the east and south, until you reach Loafer Canyon. Take the road up the canyon to the end, and then follow the trail for another 300 yards to the east, where a log in the middle of the trail marks the spot, and listen for the bird up the hill to the south.

WASATCH COUNTY A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen in the mountains east of Heber City on Sunday, 06/20 (DT).

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Tuesday, June 22, 1999.

Observers: K&JB=Kathy & Joel Beyer, D&EC=Dorothy & Ed Campbell (of OH), JC=Jeff Carlson (of IN), KC=Kevin Colver, JG=John Goodell; BO=Bryant Olsen, CR=Cal Robbins, R&TS=Ryan & Terry Sadler; B&MS=Bethany & Mark Stackhouse, DT=Dave Thompson, LW=Larene Wyss

Please report your sightings by calling the Utah Birdline at: (801) 538-4730 or by e-mail to westwings@sisna.com

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