Utah Bird Report for 7/22/99
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Marbled Godwit Utah Co.
Semipalmated Sandpiper Davis Co.
Western Sandpiper Utah Co.
Least Sandpiper Davis Co.
Long-billed Dowitcher Utah Co.
ELF OWL Washington Co.
Burrowing Owl Davis Co.
Rufous Hummingbird Juab Co., Utah Co.
Bendire's Thrasher Millard Co.
Black Rosy-Finch Beaver Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


Eight BLACK ROSY-FINCHES were seen on Delano Peak in the Tushar Mountains on Saturday, 07/17 (JK,P&SS,LW).

DAVIS COUNTY About one mile west of the entrance station, on the north side of the Antelope Island Causeway, a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and a LEAST SANDPIPER, were seen on Tuesday, 07/20 (JC,MS).

At least 10 BURROWING OWLS were seen in the area just west of the visitor's center on Antelope Island on Tuesday, 07/20 (JC,MS).

JUAB COUNTY A POMARINE JAEGER was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Tuesday, 07/20, and again on Wednesday, 07/21. The bird was in the Pintail Unit of the refuge, and was seen early in the morning on both occasions (SB). Efforts to locate the bird later in the day on Wednesday were unsuccessful. Birders may wish to call the refuge at 522-5353 (local call in Salt Lake City) to get the latest information. This is the second record of Pomarine Jaeger in Utah.

A male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen in North Canyon on Mount Nebo on Sunday, 07/18 (BM).

MILLARD COUNTY A BENDIRE'S THRASHER was seen about 2 miles south of Lynndyl on the "sinks" road, on Sunday, 07/18 (DA). The "sinks" road is a gravel road between US 6 and SR 125 about 2 miles north of Oak City.

UTAH COUNTY Shorebirds are appearing in good numbers on the Swede Lane mudflats west of Springville. On Wednesday, 07/21, MARBLED GODWITS, WESTERN SANDPPIPERS and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were among the birds seen there (TR). In addition, a flock of LEAST SANDPIPERS was seen there on Saturday, 07/17 (BM).

At the north end of 4000 West in Lakeshore, MARBLED GODWITS and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen on Saturday, 07/17 (BM).

A male RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen visiting a feeder at Sundance Resort on Wednesday, 07/21 (MS).

WASHINGTON COUNTY The ELF OWL, which has been heard calling in a large cottonwood tree at Lytle Ranch, was again heard and seen in the same place on the evening of Wednesday, 07/21 (DAl). Another Elf Owl was heard calling while the first bird was in sight. They were in the very large, lone cottonwood about 1/4 mile north of the caretaker's house, just south of the pond, at the junction of the hillside trail and the main trail up the wash. This is the first record of Elf Owl in Utah.

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Thursday, July 22, 1999.

Observers: DA=David Allan; DAl=David Allen (of NV), SB=Suzanne Boschen, JC=Jeffery Carlson (of IN); JK=Josh Kreitzer, BM=Brian Maxfield, TR=Tuula Rose, MS=Mark Stackhouse, P&SS=Priscilla & Steve Summers, LW=Lew Wilkinson

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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