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Utah Bird Photos

Since 1996 I have taken nearly 1,000,000 photos. Of those about 14,000 have made it to this website, including over 1,000 species of birds that have been viewed more than 400,000 times.



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    "Bewick's" Tundra Swan78 viewsEurasian form of this species. Kennecott ISSR (Inland Sea Shorebird Reserve), Salt Lake County, Utah. November 2007
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    2007/11 - November - Northern Hawk Owl915 viewsTaken November 17, 2007 near Rexburg, Idaho. About as close as this species has come to Utah. Very cooperative bird that's normal range in North America is across Canada.
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    Acorn Woodpecker82 viewsOne of the few places in Utah where this species canbe found fairly easily. Devil's Canyon Campground, San Juan County. April 2006
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    American Golden-Plover56 viewsAlthough this species is annual in the fall, breeding plumage individuals are quite rare in Utah. I found 3 along the Antelope Island Causeway in Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    American Golden-Plover58 viewsSide by side comparison with the more common Black-bellied Plover (which is on the left). Not everyday you get side by side in breeding plumage in Utah. I found 3 AGPL on this occasion along the Antelope Island Causeway in Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Black-chinned Sparrow44 viewsThis was a life bird for me, as well as a year bird, taken on Utah Hill in Washington County, Utah. April 2007
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    Black-chinned Sparrow47 viewsThis was a life bird for me, as well as a year bird, taken on Utah Hill in Washington County, Utah. April 2007
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    Blackburnian Warbler46 viewsNote the back braces on this bird, a DIAGNOSTIC feature for identification. Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, Indiana. September 2006
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    Brant on Belt Parkway38 viewsIt's amazing how many Brant were in and around Brooklyn, especially on the Belt Parkway. This flock was in between lanes. Brooklyn, New York. December 6, 2007
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    Burrowing Owl97 viewsThis burrow usually has a bird or two perched at the entrance. Taken on Antelope Island, in Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Canada Goose36 viewsThis bird was nesting on a small pond in the desert. Taken in Montezuma Creek Canyon, near Blanding, Utah in San Juan County. April 2007
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    Chukar65 views1 of 8 in a series. This was a male bird pursuing a female bird along the Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Chukar41 views2 of 8 in a series. This was a male bird pursuing a female bird along the Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Chukar47 views3 of 8 in a series. This was a male bird pursuing a female bird along the Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Chukar53 views4 of 8 in a series. This was a male bird pursuing a female bird along the Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Chukar54 views6 of 8 in a series. This was a male bird pursuing a female bird along the Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Chukar45 views7 of 8 in a series. This was a male bird pursuing a female bird along the Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Chukar53 views8 of 8 in a series. This was a male bird pursuing a female bird along the Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Clay-colored Sparrow62 views1 of 2 birds found this weekend. Taken at Lytle Ranch in the Beaver Dam Wash, Washington County, Utah. April 2007
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    Clay-colored Sparrow44 views1 of 2 birds found this weekend. Taken at Lytle Ranch in the Beaver Dam Wash, Washington County, Utah. April 2007
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    Common Goldeneye33 viewsAntelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. Out of season, this was taken in either July or August 2005
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    Common Raven63 viewsThough this bird looked good for Chihuahuan Raven, but it is likely form the California clade of the Common Raven. Hickman Flats, near Monticello, San Juan County, Utah. August 2007
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    Common Raven43 viewsThough this bird looked good for Chihuahuan Raven, but it is likely form the California clade of the Common Raven. Hickman Flats, near Monticello, San Juan County, Utah. August 2007
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    Common Raven53 viewsThough this bird looked good for Chihuahuan Raven, but it is likely form the California clade of the Common Raven. Hickman Flats, near Monticello, San Juan County, Utah. August 2007
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    Common Raven65 viewsThough this bird looked good for Chihuahuan Raven, but it is likely form the California clade of the Common Raven. Hickman Flats, near Monticello, San Juan County, Utah. August 2007
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    Dabbling Ducks44 viewsThis flock was an odd bunch with Northern Pintail, Mallard, Green-winged Teal and Blue-winged Teal. Lake Michigan, Miller Beach, Indiana. September 2006
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    European Starling78 viewsNot sure where I took this. Utah. January 2006
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    Flammulated Owl95 viewsThis is the first ever discovered Flammy nest in Wyoming. Snowy Range, southeastern Wyoming. July 2005
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    Flammulated Owl81 viewsOne of the first photographs of this species in the state. Snowy Range, southeastern Wyoming. July 2005
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    Flammulated Owl97 viewsChico Basin Ranch, on the west edge of the Great Plains, near Pueblo, Colorado. This was only the 2nd record form the plains. May 2004
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    Flammulated Owl133 viewsThis shot shows the streak above the wing on the back for which the bird gets it name. East Canyon, Morgan County, Utah. July 2005
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    Franklin's Gull48 viewsThis flock along with a Bonaparte's Gull were present. Blanding Wastewater Treatment Facility, Blanding, San Juan County, Utah. April 2007
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    Gadwall34 viewsWith chicks. Not sure of the date and location this was taken.
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    Great Black-backed Gull77 viewsThis apparent 3rd winter bird was trying to devour a pretty large fish on Ellis Island, in New York. December 7, 2007
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    Great Gray Owl90 viewsThis image won 1st place in the Wildlife section at the Utah State Fair in 2005. Sax-Zim Bog area, Minnesota. January 2005
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    Greater Scaup52 viewsGetting late in the spring for this species. Lee Kay Ponds, Salt Lake Count, Utah. April 2007
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    Herring Gull56 viewsPretty typical Herring Gull, except for the yellow colored legs. The bird was also in Utah at a rather late date for this species, being the 1st week in April. Antelope Island Causeway, Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Horses Head Formation231 viewsThis tree formation sits on the Abajo range jsut outside of Monticello, Utah. April 2006
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    Hudsonian Godwit38 viewsMY first in Utah. Found by Joel and Kathy Beyer earlier in the day, I was lucky enough to have this individual pass by a short time after arriving to look for it. Farmington Bay WMA (wildlife Management Area), Davis County, Utah. April 2007
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    Lark Bunting53 viewsOne of many seen in northeastern Utah during this summer irruption. Near Randolph, Rich County, Utah. June 2004
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    Marine Park Bridge131 viewsThis bridge connects Brooklyn to Breezy Point and the Rockaways. New York, December 3, 2007. If you look closely you can see the Verrazano bridge under the left tier of the Marine Park Bridge.
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    Marine Park Bridge77 views Close up view of the framework of the bridge. This bridge connects Brooklyn to Breezy Point and the Rockaways. New York, December 3, 2007.
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    Mourning Dove43 viewsNote sure where I took this shot. Utah. June 2007
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    Nephi Fire51 viewsThis was a huge fire in Fish Lake National Forest, just east of Nephi, in Juab County, Utah. July 2007
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #157 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #1054 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #256 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #354 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #456 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #557 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #654 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #749 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #853 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    New York at Night Lighting Project #955 viewsNew York at Night Lighting Project. I took this set of images while driving around in New York at night. Images were captured by using a long exposure time (up to 20 seconds), with an f/stop of at least f/22. Brooklyn, New York, December 3, 2007.
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    Northern Hawk Owl42 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl51 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl38 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl38 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl36 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl37 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl38 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl39 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl36 viewsDigiscoped. About the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl40 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    Northern Hawk Owl33 viewsAbout the closest this species had been found to Utah. Near Rexburg, Idaho. November 17, 2007
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    NYPD Abstract74 viewsShot this as I was driving past a command center on a side street. I liked the fact that it turned out blurry. Manhattan, New York. December 6, 2007
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    Parasitic Jaeger93 viewsJohn Idzidowski of Wisconsin compiled this group of shots showing bills of Long-tailed Jaegers. This was one field mark on this bird that was very confusing, the petite bill. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    Parasitic Jaeger73 viewsTail detail, this was the key to eliminating LTJA, as our bird lacked a pale fringe on the tail feathers on a LTJA. Willard Spur of the Great Salt Lake, Box Elder County, Utah. September 11, 2005
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    porbable Parasitic Jaeger131 viewsThis bird was probably a Parasitic Jaeger, but was pretty far out. It was seen from a boat by Colby Neuman and relocated by me a short time later from shore. Great Salt Lake State Park, Saltair Marina, Salt Lake County, Utah. September 2007
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    Presumesd Canada x Snow Goose Hyrbid107 viewsThis bird was with a flock of Canada Geese. Delevan, Wisconsin. November 2004
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    probable Hammond's Flycatcher75 viewsI have no idea where or when this was taken, but it was in my old files. It appears to be a Hammond's-Dusky type.
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    Purple Martin48 viewsOnly the second record of this species breeding in Wyoming in the last 70 years. Snowy Range, southeastern Wyoming. July 2005
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    Purple Sandpiper45 viewsTaken along the east shore of the Lower New York Bay just south of the Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn, New York. As opposed to several days ago, there were only 2 birds around on this date. December 7, 2007
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    Ring-billed Gull49 viewsThis bird has partial asymmetric albinism, with one wings primaries being completely white, while the others appear normal. Also, this bird had orangish-yellow legs, which is quite odd for ring-bile Gull. Salt Lake County Landfill, Salt Lake County, Utah. January 2007
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    Ring-billed Gull39 viewsThis bird has partial asymmetric albinism, with one wings primaries being completely white, while the others appear normal. Also, this bird had orangish-yellow legs, which is quite odd for ring-bile Gull. Salt Lake County Landfill, Salt Lake County, Utah. January 2007
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    Ring-billed Gull38 viewsThis bird has partial asymmetric albinism, with one wings primaries being completely white, while the others appear normal. Also, this bird had orangish-yellow legs, which is quite odd for ring-bile Gull. Salt Lake County Landfill, Salt Lake County, Utah. January 2007
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    Ring-billed Gull38 viewsThis bird has partial asymmetric albinism, with one wings primaries being completely white, while the others appear normal. Also, this bird had orangish-yellow legs, which is quite odd for ring-bile Gull. Salt Lake County Landfill, Salt Lake County, Utah. January 2007
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    Ring-billed Gull37 viewsThis bird has partial asymmetric albinism, with one wings primaries being completely white, while the others appear normal. Also, this bird had orangish-yellow legs, which is quite odd for ring-bile Gull. Salt Lake County Landfill, Salt Lake County, Utah. January 2007
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    Rusty Blackbird99 viewsThis female bird stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the Brewer's Blackbirds. Hurricane Fields, near Hurricane, Washington County, Utah. December 28, 2007
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    Rusty Blackbird92 viewsThis female bird stuck out like a sore thumb amongst the Brewer's Blackbirds. Hurricane Fields, near Hurricane, Washington County, Utah. December 28, 2007
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    Swinging Bridge173 viewsThis rickety old bridge used to hang over the San Juan River. Several months after this photo was taken the bridge finally fell in to the river. near Bluff, Utah. April 2006
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    The Moon58 viewsI have no idea where I took this. December 2006
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    This is a California Gull112 viewsThe comments on the image should suffice for this ID, and any notion that this is anything but a California gull.
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    Tufted Puffin66 viewsThis species was the main reason for my trip to Oregon, and I was very pleased to find them. Haystack Rock, at Canon Beach, Oregon Coast. July 2004
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    Water Exhibit56 viewsThis globe was spinning and changing images as part of the special water exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Manhatten, New York. December 1, 2007.
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    Western Grebe54 viewsI know this isn't a good shot... But this species is fairly rare in Indiana. Lake Michigan, Michigan City, Indiana. November 2006
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    Western Gull116 viewsThis adult is probably the same bird as last winter. Lee Kay Ponds, Salt Lake County, Utah. December 29, 2007
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