Utah Bird Report for 8/28/2001
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Red-shouldered Hawk  Juab Co. 
Black-bellied Plover  Davis Co. 
Solitary Sandpiper  Utah Co. 
Semipalmated Sandpiper  Utah Co. 
Stilt Sandpiper  Davis Co. 
Cassin's Vireo   Davis Co., Utah Co.
Purple Martin  Utah Co. 
Nashville Warbler Davis Co., Utah Co.
Townsend's Warbler  Davis Co., Utah Co. 
Black-and-white Warbler  Utah Co. 
American Redstart  Utah Co. 
Northern Waterthrush Box Elder Co., Grand Co.
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak  Utah Co.


Utah Birdline
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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was seen at Willard Bay SP on Sunday, 08/19 (KL). It was in the campground at the north end of the park, just east of campsite #53.


A RED-EYED VIREO continues to be seen at the Fielding-Garr Ranch at Antelope Island SP. It was first seen on Thursday, 08/16 (KL), and most recently reported from Tuesday, 08/28 (DG). The bird has been seen most often in the trees to the east of the ranch house.

Other birds seen Friday, 08/17 and Sunday, 08/19 at the Fielding-Garr Ranch at Antelope Island include CASSIN'S VIREO, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and TOWNSEND'S WARBLER (KL,LW).

A juvenile STILT SANDPIPER was seen on the west edge of the pond at the west end of Glover Lane, near FBWMA, on Sunday, 08/19 (J&KB).

Two BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were seen along the shore of the Great Salt Lake south of the entrance to the AIC on Monday, 08/23 (PM).


A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was reported from the Matheson Wetlands Preserve in Moab on Friday, 08/24 (DF).


An adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Callao, west of Fish Springs, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 08/21 and 08/22 (RF). The bird was in the fields near the Callao schoolhouse.


An immature CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was among an impressive number of "good" birds which have been seen along River Lane, near the mouth of the Spanish Fork River, in the past week. The Chestnut-sided was first seen on Sunday, 08/26 (J&KB) and has been seen every day since, with the most recent sighting on Tuesday, 08/28 (DS). To get to River Lane, take exit 263 (Springville) from I-15, and head west for about 4.5 miles, turning north onto River Lane just before the road crosses the Spanish Fork River. Most of the birds reported from this area have been in an area where the road parallels the river just past the end of the fields. Some flagging, placed by birders, marks places along the road where good birds have been seen.

Other good birds reported along River Lane include a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, which started the flurry of sightings when it was discovered on Thursday, 08/23 (DS). It has been seen every day since then up through 08/28. Since 08/23, River Lane has produced sightings of CASSIN'S VIREO, PURPLE MARTIN, NASHVILLE WARBLER, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART and ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (v.o.).

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was also seen i the Payson Lake Campground along the Mount Nebo Loop Road on Sunday, 08/19 (CD,ND,PF).

At the Lindon Marina on Utah Lake, a SOLITARY SANDPIPER and a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were seen on Friday, 08/24 (EH).

ANNOUNCEMENT: The first-annual state-wide conference of the Utah Ornithological Society will be held Friday and Saturday, September 7-8, at the Monte L. Bean Museum in Provo. Workshops, speakers, and (of course) field trips will offer something for all birders interested in Utah's birds. For more information and a registration form, call (801) 487-9453, or e-mail to westwings@sisna.com, or leave a message on the Utah Birdline.

Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, CD=Carol Davis, ND=Nicky Davis, DF=Damian Fagan, RF=Rick Fridell, PF=Pomera Fronce, EH=Eric Huish, PM=Paul Merola, DS=Dennis Shirley, MW=Merrill Webb, LW=Larene Wyss

Abbreviations used:  AIC = Antelope Island Causeway FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area SP = State Park v.o. = various observers

This concludes the Utah Bird Report for Saturday, August 28, 2001

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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