Bird sightings: Lapland longspur

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Bird sightings: Lapland longspur

Updated Feb 9, 2011 04:15PM MDT

Calcarius lapponicusWinter is a time of opportunity for field birders. They search the rolling hills and open fields for birds of the Arctic tundra that winter in the open habitats in Utah. Recently, the Lapland longspur has been seen along Glover Lane in Farmington near the Nature Center at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. They are often found in the company of horned larks in winter foraging flocks.The Lapland longspur is a sparrow-like bird. It has white outer tail feathers display...
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