Utah Bird Report for 10/14/2001
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Green Heron  Utah Co. 
Osprey Washington Co. 
Peregrine Falcon  Davis Co. 
Ruddy Turnstone  Davis Co. 
Stilt Sandpiper  Davis Co. 
Short-billed Dowitcher  Davis Co., Washington Co. 
Sabine's Gull  Beaver Co., Davis Co., Washington Co. 
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER  Juab Co., Washington Co. 
Red-eyed Vireo  Davis Co. 
Varied Thrush  Davis Co. 
PRAIRIE WARBLER  Washington Co. 
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER  Davis Co., Washington Co. 
Harris' Sparrow  Utah Co. 
Common Grackle  Salt Lake Co.


Utah Birdline
(801) 538-4730
Compiler: Kathy Beyer
Transcriber: Kathy Beyer


On Friday 9/28, a SABINE'S GULL was seen at Minersville Reservoir (MW).


A possible PHILADELPHIA VIREO was reported at Garr Ranch on Antelope Island, on Tuesday 9/25. Also seen the same day at Garr Ranch was a VARIED THRUSH. (B&LF)

On Saturday 9/29 at Garr Ranch, an immature CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER and a RED-EYED VIREO were reported (BB, TJ).

A SABINE'S GULL and a PEREGRINE FALCON were seen at the south end of Farmington Bay in the southeast section on Monday 9/24 (B&GB, TJ, MW).

At the ponds at the west end of Glover Lane in Farmington, a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported from Wednesday 9/27 through Saturday 9/29 (BB, DG, TJ, JVM). A group of five STILT SANDPIPERS was also seen at the same location on the 28th and 29th (BB, TJ).

At the Antelope Island Causeway on Saturday 10/13, a SABINE'S GULL was seen at mile marker 2 on the north side (LW), and a RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen about half way between mile marker 2 and 3 also on the north side (J&KB).


A RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was observed in the residential area of Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge on 9/27 (LW).


On Thursday 10/11, a COMMON GRACKLE was seen feeding in a backyard in Sandy. The bird has been in the area near 150 West and 8300 South for several days according to the report. (KL)


A GREEN HERON was sighted on Sunday 9/30 and Monday 10/1 (KCC, PF, EH). The bird was in a pond north of the road about 1 and 1/2 miles west of Santaquin at the intersection of US 50 & 6 and 800 East.

On Wednesday 10/3, a HARRIS' SPARROW was seen foraging along the Provo Airport Dike Road about half way between the southwest corner and the new extension (EH).


An immature PRAIRIE WARBLER was found in the willows at the inflow area of Quail Creek Reservoir on 9/28 (DG). The bird was relocated that same day in the same area (MW) and seen again on 9/30 near the Harrisburg Trailer Park bridge (RF).

Also seen at the Quail Creek inflow area on 9/24 was an immature CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (RF). Specifically, it was in the dry cove between the willows and the cockleburrs across from the Harrisburg boat dock "C". The bird was last reported on Sunday 9/30 (m.ob.).

The immature CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER that was first seen on 9/22 in the willows at the inflow area of Quail Creek Reservoir was still being seen through 9/30 (m.ob.).

Additionally, an immature SABINE'S GULL and an OSPREY were seen flying over Quail Creek Reservoir on Wednesday 10/3 (RF).

A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was located in Washington Fields on Friday 10/12. The bird was on a fence post in a field west of the 3000 East 2000 South intersection. The bird also was seen in a large cottonwood tree in a field to the north of the intersection. (RF, KW)

A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was reported at the sewage ponds along SR9 near Hurricane on 10/11 (RF).

On Thursday 10/4, a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was seen in St. George. The bird was seen on a path next to Oil Can Henry's on Sunset Blvd. (LJ)

Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, B&GB=Bob & Georgine Bond, BB=Bob Bradley, KCC=KC Childs, B&LF=Bill & Len Fennimore, RF=Rick Fridell, PF=Pomera Fronce, DG=Dana Green, EH=Eric Huish, LJ=Lee Jones, TJ=Tony Jones, KL=Kim Lane, m.ob.=many observers, JVM=Julie VanMoorhem, MW=Merrill Webb, KW=Kevin Wheeler, LW=Larene Wyss

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