Utah Bird Report for 11/1/2001
Submitted by Mark Stackhouse (westwings@sisna.com) to the bird net

Birds mentioned

Pacific Loon  Wasatch Co., Washington Co. 
Horned Grebe  Davis Co. 
Eurasian Wigeon  Juab Co. 
BLACK SCOTER  Box Elder Co. 
Surf Scoter  Cache Co., Davis Co. 
White-winged Scoter  Cache Co. 
Dunlin  Davis Co. 
Bonaparte's Gull  Wasatch Co. 
Herring Gull  Washington Co. 
Thayer's Gull  Cache Co. 
Sabine's Gull  Davis Co. 
Winter Wren  Washington Co. 
Golden-crowned Sparrow  Juab Co.


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Compiler: Mark Stackhouse
Transcriber: Mark Stackhouse


Two adult male BLACK SCOTERS were seen at Mantua Reservoir on Saturday, 10/27 (LW). They were initially close to the shore, but later moved to the middle of the lake.


A RED PHALAROPE was reported seen at the Logan Sewage Lagoons on Saturday, 10/20 (JLo,v.o.).

Other birds seen at the Logan Sewage Lagoons on Saturday, 10/20 included a SURF SCOTER and a THAYER'S GULL (JLo,v.o.)

A juvenile SURF SCOTER was also seen at Porcupine Reservoir in southeastern Cache Valley on Sunday, 10/21 (JL). It was near the dam at the west end of the lake.

At Hyrum Reservoir, 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Saturday, 10/27 (LW). One was near the dam, and the other was about mid-point along the lake. A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was also seen at the lake on Monday, 10/29 (SD).


A probable DUNLIN was seen at FBWMA on Thursday, 11/01 (LW). It was about 200 yds. west of the south end of the west dike road.

A female or juvenile SURF SCOTER was seen along the AIC on Friday, 10/26 (LW). It was at mile marker 1 on the north side.

Other birds seen along the AIC included a HORNED GREBE at mile marker 3 on Friday, 10/26 (EC), and a 1st-year SABINE'S GULL on Wednesday, 10/17, on the north side of the causeway near the east end (SH).


A juvenile PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Sunday, 10/21 (MS). It was at the north end of Curlew Unit, just south of the road running along the north side, about mid-point along the road on a small mudflat island with a old log. It was seen again on a grassy island about 100 yds. to the east on Monday, 10/22 (LW) and it was seen in the original location on Tuesday, 10/23 (TS,DS). This may be the first record of Pacific Golden-Plover in Utah.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen at Fish Springs NWR on Wednesday, 10/31 (JG).

An immature GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW was seen in the Fish Springs Mountains just west of Fish Springs NWR on Saturday, 10/20 (MS). It was about 1/4 mile uphill from the old BLM campground directly west of the NWR.


A juvenile PACIFIC LOON continues to be seen at Deer Creek Reservoir, with sightings from Sunday, 10/21 (J&KB) and on Saturday 10/27 (BB,TJ). The sightings have been near the southeast corner of the reservoir.

Also at Deer Creek Reservoir, 5 BONAPARTE'S GULLS were seen at the north end of the reservoir on Saturday, 10/27 (MW).


An immature PACIFIC LOON was seen at Quail Creek Reservoir on Monday, 10/29, by the overlook of the dike on the south end of the reservoir. Other birds seen there included 3 immature HERRING GULLS on Sunday, 10/28 and a WINTER WREN in the willows along the inflow stream on Sunday, 10/21 (KC,RF).

Observers: J&KB=Joel & Kathy Beyer, BB=Bob Bradley, KC=Kristen Comella, EC=Ed Conrad, SD=Sue Drown, RF=Rick Fridell, JG=Jim Graham, SH=Stan Heath, TJ=Tony Jones, JL=James Lofthouse, JLo=Jean Lown, TS=Terry Sadler, DS=Dennis Shirley, MS=Mark Stackhouse, MW=Merrill Webb, LW=Larene Wyss

Abbreviations used:

AIC = Antelope Island Causeway 
BLM = Bureau of Land Management 
FBWMA = Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area 
NWR = National Wildlife Refuge 
v.o. = various observers

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