Utah Bird Report for 6/23/2000
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net


Birds mentioned

Common Moorhen  Box Elder Co.
 Black Swift  Utah Co. 
Williamson's Sapsucker  Summit Co. 
Grasshopper Sparrow  Davis Co. 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  Tooele Co.


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


A COMMON MOORHEN was seen at BRMBR on Sunday, 06/18 (J&KB). The bird was near the middle of the south side of the auto-tour loop, on the south side of the road.


GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS have been reported from Antelope Island SP. On Sunday, 06/18, about 6 sparrows were singing along the road to the Fielding-Garr Ranch, between mile marker 9 and the ranch house (J&KB). A Grasshopper Sparrow was also seen on the island on Thursday, 06/22 (CD).


A report was just received of a male PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, seen on Saturday, 06/10 at Ticaboo, just north of Bullfrog Marina (DB). The bird was feeding and singing in the large trees near the hotel. This is the fourth report of Prothonotary Warbler in Utah.


Nesting WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS were found near the Provo River Falls on Saturday, 06/17 (JM). The nest is in a dead tree near the river's edge just upstream from the falls. Follow a trail along the river upstream until you pass three trees fallen across the river. The nest is near the third fallen tree. Please watch the nest from a distance, to avoid disturbing the birds. The Provo River Falls are located along SR 150 noretheast of Kamas.


A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK in reported to be visiting a feeder at Dugway over the past several weeks (TP,JR).


A lone BLACK SWIFT was seen flying over lower Provo Canyon on Sunday, 06/18 (AO,AP,MS). The bird was seen at about 8:20 pm from an overlook off of the Squaw Peak Road.

Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, DB=Dan Bogar (of PA), CD=C. Davis, JM=Junece Markham, AO=Arlene Oley (of NJ), TP=Tammy Pearl, AP=Anne Purcell (of NY), JR=James Roberts, MS=Mark Stackhouse,

Abbreviations used:

BRMBR = Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge SP = State Park SR = State Route

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, April 15, 2000.

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