eWestern BirdsThe Quarterly Journal of Western Field Ornithologists
Vol. 45, No. 2
Western Field Ornithologists
Rare Birds of Utah: The Nineteenth Report of the Utah Bird Records Committee
Ryan P. O’Donnell, Steve Carr, Craig Fosdick, Robert Bond, Rick Fridell, Steve Hedges, Colby Neuman, Ron Ryel, Terry Sadler, Jack J. Skalicky, Mark Stackhouse, and Merrill Webb
ABSTRACT: This 19th published report of the Utah Bird Records Committee summarizes 160 records of 71 species reported between 15 June 2010 and 31 December 2012. The committee accepted 134 records. Noteworthy records include four species new to the Utah state list, the Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima), Gilded Flicker (Colaptes chrysoides), Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus), and Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus), which bring the state list to 450 species; the state’s second Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja), Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus), Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca), and Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis); second, third, and fourth Iceland Gulls (Larus glaucoides); third Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) and Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula); and third and fourth Philadelphia Vireos (Vireo philadelphicus). The Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) was removed from the state review list in January 2012 because sufficient documented sightings confirm it is a regular winter visitor to Utah.