Saturday, August 19th, 6am-2pm
PROVO RIVER from DEER CREEK RESERVOIR to UTAH LAKE
Leader: Merrill Webb
Birding with Merrill Webb is a total delight. He is an expert birder and field guide, plus a delightful person. He has agreed to repeat a trip he did for us two years ago along the Provo River from Deer Creek Reservoir to Utah Lake. Join us!
Meet at 6am in SE corner of ShopKo parking lot in Sugarhouse (1300 E exit from I-80).
Call Deedee (272-8060) if you plan to attend.
Provo River Field Trip - Deer Creek to Utah Lake
Merrill Webb led a great field trip birding from the Soldier Hollow area in Wasatch County to premier bird-watching areas around Utah Lake. These are seldom birded areas for us, so we greatly appreciated Merrill's guidance, as well as the time he spent pre-running the trip, and his expertise. There were twelve participants including two who joined us for the first time. We enjoyed their company as well.
Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged
Teal, Wild Turkey, Pied-billed Grebe, Western Grebe, American White
Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, White-faced
Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Swainsonís Hawk, American Kestrel,
American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Killdeer, Black-necked Stilt, American
Avocet, Solitary Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilsonís Snipe,
Wilsonís Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Franklinís Gull, Ring-
billed Gull, Caspian Tern, Forsterís Tern, Rock Pigeon, Mourning
Dove, Black-chinned Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Northern
Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird,
Loggerhead Shrike, Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Tree Swallow,
Violet-green Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Bank Swallow,
Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, Marsh Wren,
American Dipper, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing,
Yellow Warbler, Vesper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Sage Sparrow, Savannah
Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Yellow-headed Blackbird,
Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch
In addition both Virginia Rail and Sora were heard.
American White Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Northern Rough-winged Swallow