Utah Bird Report for 9/9/2001
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Merlin  Utah Co. 
Semipalmated Plover Salt Lake Co. 
Solitary Sandpiper  Utah Co. 
Pectoral Sandpiper  Salt Lake Co., Utah Co. 
Williamson's Sapsucker  Cache Co. 
Three-toed Woodpecker  Summit Co. 
Least Flycatcher  Davis Co. 
Cassin's Vireo  Davis Co. 
Winter Wren  Davis Co. 
Nashville Warbler  Davis Co., Utah Co. 
Townsend's Warbler  Davis Co., Utah Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


At least four WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKERS, including 2 males, a female, and a juvenile, were seen along the trial to White Pine Lake on Wednesday, 09/05 (J&SS). The White Pine Lake Trail starts at Tony Grove in Logan Canyon.


An apparent PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the Garr Ranch at Antelope Island SP at about 5 pm on the afternoon of Sunday, 09/09 (MAA,KS,v.o.). The bird was seen for a prolonged time foraging on the lawn near the porch of the ranch house, and was last seen in the bushes to the southeast of the house. A Philadelphia Vireo was also reported from Garr Ranch on Thursday, 08/30 (BS), but had not been seen since. If confirmed, this would be a first record of this species in Utah.

A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen at the Garr Ranch at Antelope Island SP at about 6 pm on Saturday, 09/08 (DG). It was seen in the northeast corner of the grove of trees at the ranch. Efforts to re-locate the bird on Sunday morning, 09/09, were unsuccessful.

Other good birds seen at the Garr Ranch at Antelope Island SP on Sunday, 09/09, included a LEAST FLYCATCHER, a WINTER WREN, many CASSIN'S VIREOS, NASHVILLE WARBLER, and many TOWNSEND'S WARBLERS (SH,MS,DW,LW).


A shorebird survey along the south shore of the Great Salt Lake east of the old Saltair Dike turned up two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS and three PECTORAL SANDPIPERS on Wednesday, 09/05 (AN,v.o.).


Two female THREE-TOED WOODPECKERS were seen along the trail to Island Lake on Monday, 09/03 (LP). The Island Lake Trail starts at the Crystal Lake CG trailhead along the Mirror Lake Highway (SR 150).


Birds seen on field trips at the Utah Ornithological Society Convention this past weekend included a SOLITARY SANDPIPER at the southern extension of the Provo Airport Dike, six PECTORAL SANDPIPERS at the mouth of the Provo River at Utah Lake SP, and a single PECTORAL SANDPIPER seen at Lincoln Point on the south shore of Utah Lake. These birds were all seen Friday, 09/07 (v.o.). At River Lane, along the Spanish Fork River west of Springville, on Saturday, 09/08, a MERLIN, at least two NASHVILLE WARBLERS, and a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER were seen (v.o.)

Observers: MAA=Martha Ann Albretson, DG=Dana Green, SH=Stan Heath, AN=Ann Neville, LP=Lisa Prudden, J&SS=Jeff & Susan Saffle, BS=Bryan Shirley, MS=Mark Stackhouse, KS=Katie Steele (of UK), DW=David Wheeler, LW=LareneWyss

Abbreviations used:

CG = campground SP = State Park SR = State Route v.o. = various observers

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

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