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The Ruddy Turnstone in Utah

Clarence Cottam
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
47
Issue: 
2 (March-April)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1945
Pages: 
79

The Ruddy Turnstone in Utah.-The Ruddy Turnstone is apparently an irregular and rare migrant at the Bear River marshes of northern Utah. Archie V. Hull, who was formerly employed at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, collected a male bird at the refuge on August 4,193O. Dr. H. C. Oberholser carefully studied this specimen and identified it as Arena& interpres oahzcensis. Late in May, 1932, Messrs. Hull and V. T. Wilson of the refuge staff observed two turnstones. A few days later, Mr. Hull wrote that “knots and plovers lined the shoreline. . With Mr. Wilson we studied the two Ruddy Turnstones for a good hour through’ an engineer’s level. They were in full breeding plumage.” Mr. Hull noted three more birds on May 17, 1933. On May 28, 1944, Dr. E. R. Quortrup observed a turnstone on WiJlar Spur, outside Unit 5 of the Bear River Refuge.--CLARENCE COTTAM, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Chicago, Illinois, December 5, 1944.  

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