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Varied Thrush,©David Sibley

18 Mar Moscow South Raptor Run Results [Terry Gray ]
11 Mar Moscow ID North Raptor Run highlights [Terry Gray ]
18 Feb Moscow ID Raptor Run Results [Terry Gray ]
17 Feb Moscow Area Birds [Terry Gray ]
11 Feb Moscow North Raptor Run results and more [Terry Gray ]
06 Jan Hells Gate State Park Red-flanked Bluetail still present [Charles Swift ]
2 Jan Lewiston area Rare Birds still [Terry Gray ]
28 Dec Red-flanked Bluetail female present all morning [Terry Gray ]
21 Dec Salmon River Rare Birds [Carl Lundblad ]
10 Dec Moscow Winter Birds [Carl Lundblad ]
20 Nov Re: [IBLE] Fwd: Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016 [Cliff and Lisa Weisse ]
19 Nov Re: [IBLE] Fwd: Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016 [Shirley Sturts ]
19 Nov Fwd: Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016 [Shirley Sturts ]
9 Sep Upper Priest River [Carl Lundblad ]
3 Sep MEW GULL in Sandpoint [Carl Lundblad ]
5 May Black-chinnned Hummingbird Moscow [Terry Gray ]
24 Apr IBRC Update [Cliff and Lisa Weisse ]
23 Apr Great Birds this am for Latah County Idaho [Terry Gray ]
14 Apr Latah County Birds of note [Terry Gray ]
16 Mar Benewah and Kootenai County Birds [Terry Gray ]
14 Mar Moscow South Raptor Run Results [Terry Gray ]
12 Mar Moscow North Raptor Run Results [Terry Gray ]
20 Feb Moscow ID South Raptor Run highlights [Terry Gray ]
6 Feb Moscow North Ratpor Run [Terry Gray ]
16 Jan Moscow North Raptor Run results [Terry Gray ]
12 Jan Moscow Boreal Owl [Terry Gray ]
9 Jan Moscow South Raptor Run [Terry Gray ]
8 Jan Sandpoint ID Brown Thrasher still [Terry Gray ]
1 Jan January 1st 2016 Latah County Birds [Terry Gray ]
28 Dec Moscow Birds this a.m. [Terry Gray ]
27 Dec Back yard Birds [Terry Gray ]
26 Dec Moscow South Raptor Run Results [Terry Gray ]
24 Dec Moscow ID Raptor Run Birds of Note [Terry Gray ]
20 Dec Moscow Purple Finch and White-Winged Crossbills [Carl Lundblad ]
19 Dec University of Idaho Birds including White-winged Crossbills [Carl Lundblad ]
16 Dec Mountan Quail north of Council ID [Terry Gray ]
13 Dec Moscow ID Area Birds of note: [Terry Gray ]
9 Dec Moscow Pine Grosbeaks [Carl Lundblad ]
27 Nov Moscow ID North Raptor Run Results [Terry Gray ]
23 Nov Re: Wood Thrush north of Sandpoint [Terry Gray ]
23 Nov Wood Thrush north of Sandpoint [Terry Gray ]
22 Nov Latah and Nez Perce Counties [Carl Lundblad ]
19 Nov Winter Raptor Survey Project [Jeff Fleischer ]
15 Nov Lake Pend Oreille: Brown Pelican No [Carl Lundblad ]
14 Nov Re: [IBLE] Brown Pelican at Lake Pend Orielle [Charles Swift ]
14 Nov Moscow South Raptor Run Highlights [Terry Gray ]
12 Nov Brown Pelican at Lake Pend Orielle [Cliff and Lisa Weisse ]
11 Nov Moscow Redpolls [Carl Lundblad ]
08 Nov Re: [IBLE] Nez Perce County Today [Charles Swift ]
7 Nov Nez Perce County Today [Carl Lundblad ]
6 Nov winter raptor project [Jeff Fleischer ]
1 Nov Benewah White-winged and Surf Scoters Etc. [Carl Lundblad ]
24 Oct Pre-Raptor Run - North Moscow Run today [Terry Gray ]
22 Oct Steller'sJay ["Shirley Sturts" ]
18 Oct Harris's Sparrow near Potlatch [Carl Lundblad ]
21 Sep UI Arb NO Sapsucker and more [Terry Gray ]
19 Sep Re: UI ARB Red-breasted Sapsucker ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
19 Sep UI ARB Red-breasted Sapsucker [Terry Gray ]
17 Sep UI Arb Red-breasted Sapsucker hybrid and more [Terry Gray ]
12 Sep Sunnyside Road Bonner County Birds yesterday [Terry Gray ]
7 Sep Northern Panhandle Labor Day Weekend [Carl Lundblad ]
4 Sep Spring Valley Reservoir this a.m. [Terry Gray ]
27 Aug Mann Lake this a.m. [Terry Gray ]
25 Aug Moscow Grasshopper Sparrow [Carl Lundblad ]
25 Aug Moscow Anna's Hummingbird [Carl Lundblad ]
22 Aug Mann Lake Black-bellied Plover and more [Terry Gray ]
22 Aug Moscow ID Black-necked Stilts and more [Terry Gray ]
18 Aug University of Idaho Warblers [Terry Gray ]
18 Aug Spring Valley Reservoir am birds [Terry Gray ]
16 Aug UI Arboretum and Botanical Garden Moscow Birds this a.m. early [Terry Gray ]
8 Aug Spring Valley Reservoir this a.m. [Terry Gray ]
4 Aug Moscow ID Anna's Hummingbird [Terry Gray ]
2 Aug Spring Valley Reservor yesterday morning [Terry Gray ]
28 Jul Boundary County including Upper Priest River [Carl Lundblad ]
18 Jul Latah County Grasshopper Sparrow, Shorebirds, Etc. [Carl Lundblad ]
8 Jul Shadow Falls Black Swifts and more [Terry Gray ]

Subject: Moscow South Raptor Run Results
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:28:48 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning during heavy to light rain and temps in the mid 40s Kirsten
Dahl and I ran our last Raptor run for the season.  Results are:

Red-tailed Hawk 13
American Kestrel 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Great Horned Owl 5 - 2 birds occupying one nest - 1 occupying nest and  2
perched in opening of a barn together

Other Birds of note:

Northern Shrike
SAVANNAH SPARROW  - photo attached - observed on Coyote Grade Road between
Gray Eagle and Zenner Road
Probable GREATER SCAUP  at the Genesee Sewage Lagoon
Northern Pintail - at least 100 individuals - just north of Genesee along
Old Highway 95
American Wigeon - 75  - just north of Genesee along Old Highway 95
Western Bluebirds

Also:
Mill Road west side of the Golf Course east of Moscow a pair of Wood Ducks

Good Birding,

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Moscow ID North Raptor Run highlights
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:59:15 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow North Raptor Run.  

Birds of note are:
Red-tailed Hawk 18 
Harlan's (leucistic) Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Kestrel 2
Bald Eagle 2 - 1 adult and 1 juvenile eating something dead in a field
Rough-legged Hawk 4

Other birds of note:

Bohemian Waxwing 
Steller's Jay
Cassin's Finch  - 8
Western Bluebirds - at 3 locations
Tundra Swan - 3
Common Goldeneye - many
Wood Duck pair
Varied Thrush
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW - male (have photos)
Say's Pheobe
Western Meadowlark also at 3 or more locations
Killdeer at many locations

Good Birding.

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Moscow ID Raptor Run Results
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:46:26 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow South Raptor Run.
Temperature 40 degrees with light rain at the start and heavy ran at the end
of the run.    Birds of note:

Red-tailed Hawk - 10 + 1 Dark-morph Harlan's Hawk
American Kestrel - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Rough-legged Hawk - 2
Merlin - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Great Horned Owl - 1 in barn window and 1 on nest

Other birds of note:

Northern Shrike - 3
Townsend's Solitaire
Gadwall
American Wigeon
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS - pair - pale blue all over adult male and a grayish all
over female
KILLDEER 
Steller's Jay - 2

Good Birding,	

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
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Subject: Moscow Area Birds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:43:00 -0800
Hi Birders,

Was unable to locate the two Snow Geese Charles Swift found yesterday but
did locate a MALE BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD at the UI Sheep Farm with seven
Red-winged Blackbirds.  Also at the UI Dairy Ponds that have open water all
the way around the edges a lone male BUFFLEHEAD with Mallards and Canada
Geese.

Good Birding.

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: Moscow North Raptor Run results and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:52:21 -0800
Hi Birders,

Nathan Palmer, Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow North Raptor run this
morning.  

Birds of note:

Red-tailed Hawk - 17 with on being a Harlan's dark morph
American Kestrel -  1 probably the lowest number of this species we have
ever had on this run
Bald Eagle - 2 (1 adult and 1 immature)
Rough-legged Hawk - 9 including one dark morph adult

Other birds of note:

Cassin's Finch - at least 20 with only one adult male
Pine Siskin - 3
Evening Grosbeak - 24
Northern Shrike - 1

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
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Subject: Hells Gate State Park Red-flanked Bluetail still present
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:09:04 +0000
Still present today, photo by Charles Wheeler posted to Idaho Birding
Facebook group. No eBird checklists for today although I suspect more
birders will be looking this weekend.
-- 
Charles Swift
Moscow, Idaho
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Subject: Lewiston area Rare Birds still
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:20:37 -0800
Hi Birders,

The Red-flanked Bluetail is still present at Hells Gate State Park and
Christine and I also re-located the Red-breasted Sapsucker at Spalding
National Historic Park east of Lewiston.  Dipped on the Saw-whet Owl.  Only
one tree that did not have any snow under it today so could not find the
bird or the tree that had white-wash under it.  Two immature Bald Eagles in
the park also.

Good Birding.

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
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Subject: Red-flanked Bluetail female present all morning
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:18:11 -0800
Hi Birders,

Kirsten Dahl and I joined many other birders to observe the Red-flanked
Bluetail female at Hells Gate State Park in south Lewiston.  

Many other birds observed and seen also:
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4 with one probable Myrtale
Barn Owl
Dark-eyed Juncos many
Downy Woodpecker 
And more usual winter species

Good Birding.

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
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Subject: Salmon River Rare Birds
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:53:08 -0800
I did some light birding today as I traveled south on US95 from Moscow.  At
Spalding Site, (Nez Perce National Historic Park, on the Clearwater River
east of Lewiston), I failed to refind the Red-breasted Sapsucker that was
reported during the Lewiston CBC.  I did have a nice look at the/a NORTHERN
SAW-WHET OWL, a MYRTLE YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, a Pacific Wren, and one Brown
Creeper (the first I've seen this fall/winter outside of breeding
habitat).  Full list on eBird:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33131100

Later, I stopped in the town of Lucille on the Salmon River, north of
Riggins, where I spotted a rare wintering LINCOLN'S SPARROW (I'm aware of
only one previous winter record for north Idaho).  As I was watching and
photographing the Lincoln's, a HARRIS'S SPARROW showed up.  A few minutes
later, while still watching and photographing the sparrows, I had a good
short look at a female ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD.  Photos and details are on
eBird:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33134412

Lucille is a small residential community, and I don't expect these birds
are particularly chase-worthy, but if you'd like additional details about
the exact location email me directly.  If you bird in Lucille, please be
courteous of the residents and respect private property.

A Double-crested Cormorant was at Payette Lake, seen from Rotary Park,
which looks like a good winter record for Valley County (and maybe a count
week bird for the McCall CBC?).

Good Birding,

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Subject: Moscow Winter Birds
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:21:13 -0800
I took an afternoon walk through the UI Arboretum in Moscow and back up
through the adjacent University Heights neighborhood.  I haven't seen any
VARIED THRUSH in town our outside of breeding habitat this fall or winter,
so it was a nice surprise to see 8-10 of them in the Arboretum with
probably 4 Townsend's Solitaires and just a handful of Bohemian Waxwings
(outnumbered by Cedars).  1-2 White-crowned Sparrows (rare in winter on the
Palouse) were at the Sand Road wetlands, adjacent to the Arboretum lower
parking lot.  University Heights was good for another 6 VARIED THRUSH (!)
and 2 Townsend's Solitaires.  One final Solitaire and ~20 more Bohemians
were on the UI Main Campus.  I think the solitaire was my first ever on
campus outside of the Arboretum  Otherwise, it's kind of quiet in town with
a general lack of finches and montane irruptors.

Good Birding,

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Subject: Re: [IBLE] Fwd: Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016
From: Cliff and Lisa Weisse <CliffandLisa AT octobersetters.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 08:06:51 -0700
As I see it the county lists are a fun way to compare what's going on in 
different parts of the state, or right next door. It's not a data base 
for species occurrence or arrival times, although it does give you an 
idea what to expect and when. I assume there's also a competitive 
aspect?? I would also point out there's nothing keeping county 
compilers, or anyone else (Dave?), from mining eBird data and adding it 
to the county lists or forwarding it to the compilers. My two cents' 
worth...

Cliff


On 11/19/2016 10:36 AM, 'David Lawrence' lawde13 AT cableone.net [ible] wrote:
>
> This is a bit misleading. And, I'm not minimizing the effort put forth 
> by Lew Ulrey and/or the county compilers as reflected on the 
> spreadsheet that is hot-linked below, however with the evolution and 
> growth of eBird since the County Big Year concept was introduced, the 
> data displayed in the spreadsheet is somewhat irrelevant. For instance 
> the spreadsheet shows zero data for Canyon County, but a quick data 
> search on eBird shows that 214 species have been reported this year 
> from Canyon County. The query also shows the date the species was 
> first reported and by whom.And, by clicking on the date, you can see 
> the complete checklist and more detailed information as to the 
> location and other birds seen at the same time. Here is a link to what 
> eBird displays for a request for Canyon County for the current year. 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/subnational2/US-ID-027?yr=cur&changeDate=Set. 
> The search is completed very quickly and can easily be replicated for 
> any county in the entire USA and beyond, and for any year that you may 
> be interested in researching.
>
> /*/Dave Lawrence/*/
>
> /*/lawde13 AT cableone.net/*/ 
>
> /*/Nampa/*//*/, ID 83651/*/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/lawde13/collections/72157643856871445/
>
> //"There is symbolic as well as actual beauty //
>
> //in the migration of the birds; in the ebb and //
>
> //flow of the tides; .... There is something infinitely//
>
> //healing in these repeated refrains of nature, the//
>
> //assurance that night after night, dawn comes,//
>
> //and spring after winter."  -- Rachel Carson//
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> *From:*ible AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:ible AT yahoogroups.com] *On Behalf 
> Of *Shirley Sturts shirley.sturts AT gmail.com [ible]
> *Sent:* Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:56 AM
> *To:* IBLE to post; Inland-NW-Birders - To Post; Ulrey, Lew
> *Subject:* [IBLE] Fwd: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county 
> year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016
>
> Idaho Birders  - Are we going to let Washington out do us?  Almost all 
> of their counties have county lists. (see forwarded message below)  We 
> only have 5 counties participating in our County Big Year List  - see 
> http://www.idahobirds.net/reports/idaho/counties/2016countycumulative.htm . 
>
>
> Let Lew Ulrey you will be a compiler for you county in 2017.  Lew does 
> a great job with Idaho State County Big Year - Let's support his efforts.
>
> Shirley Sturts
>
> Kootenai and Benewah County compiler
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Matt Bartels*  >
> Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM
> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year list file 
> available at WA Birder through end October 2016
> To: TWEETERS  >, Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu 
> 
>
> Hi Tweeters & Inland NW Birders -
>
> We've got the latest updated version of the 2016 County Year List 
> Project up online at Washington Birder. Almost all counties have 
> reported in with totals through the end of October. As ever, County 
> Compilers, especially for the under-birded counties, would appreciate 
> receiving reports of any birds seen in their counties not yet noted on 
> this spreadsheet.
>
> The state year total is  388, three fewer than last year at this 
> point, when we had 391. The 2014 total was 390 at this point, 2013 was 
> 394, and in 2012 we has 396.
>
> Eastern WA has reported 319 species, identical to last year at this 
> point  [vs 320 in 2014 and 2012, 321 in 2013]
>
> Western WA has reported 357 species, down eight from last yearís 365 
> [vs 359 in 2014,  2013ís 360, and 365 in  2012]
>
> 20 counties have higher totals than at this point last year, with 18 
> bringing in lower totals.
>
> 30 counties are within ten species of their total from last year.
>
> 28 counties have tallied over 200 species for the year, and 37 have 
> reported over 175.
>
> 71 species have been reported  in all 39 counties this year, 122 have 
> been found in all 19 western WA counties and 89 have been found in all 
> 20 eastern WA counties.
>
> If you'd like to take a look at where things stand, the list and many 
> other interesting files are at the Washington Birder website:
>
> http://www.wabirder.com/
>
>
> A direct link to the 2016 county yearlist & the list of county 
> compilers, including a growing number of direct links to individual 
> county year lists with more details and more frequent updates:
>
> http://www.wabirder.com/county_yearlist.html 
> 
>
>
> Thanks to all the compilers and all those pitching in to sketch a 
> picture of another year's birds in WA. Looking forward to seeing how 
> 2016 wraps up!
>
>
> Matt Bartels
> Seattle, WA
>
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Subject: Re: [IBLE] Fwd: Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016
From: Shirley Sturts <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:01:38 -0800
True  but eBird doesn't often have the first report of the species for the
year or even all the bird species reported.  For my county,  many of the
birds I have on my list were never reported on eBird or were reported there
much later in the month.

Also seeing it on a spread sheet like we have on idahobirds.net is easier
to compare than looking up one county at a time.

Shirley


On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 9:36 AM, David Lawrence 
wrote:

> This is a bit misleading.  And, I'm not minimizing the effort put forth
> by Lew Ulrey and/or the county compilers as reflected on the spreadsheet
> that is hot-linked below, however with the evolution and growth of eBird
> since the County Big Year concept was introduced, the data displayed in the
> spreadsheet is somewhat irrelevant.  For instance the spreadsheet shows
> zero data for Canyon County, but a quick data search on eBird shows that
> 214 species have been reported this year from Canyon County.  The query
> also shows the date the species was first reported and by whom.  And, by
> clicking on the date, you can see the complete checklist and more detailed
> information as to the location and other birds seen at the same time.  Here
> is a link to what eBird displays for a request for Canyon County for the
> current year.  http://ebird.org/ebird/subnational2/US-ID-027?yr=cur&
> changeDate=Set.  The search is completed very quickly and can easily be
> replicated for any county in the entire USA and beyond, and for any year
> that you may be interested in researching.
>
>
>
> *Dave Lawrence*
>
> *lawde13 AT cableone.net* 
>
> *Nampa**, ID  83651*
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/lawde13/collections/72157643856871445/
>
>
>
> *"There is symbolic as well as actual beauty *
>
> *in the migration of the birds; in the ebb and *
>
> *flow of the tides; .... There is something infinitely*
>
> *healing in these repeated refrains of nature, the*
>
> *assurance that night after night, dawn comes,*
>
> *and spring after winter."  -- Rachel Carson*
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> *From:* ible AT yahoogroups.com [mailto:ible AT yahoogroups.com] *On Behalf Of 
*Shirley 

> Sturts shirley.sturts AT gmail.com [ible]
> *Sent:* Saturday, November 19, 2016 9:56 AM
> *To:* IBLE to post; Inland-NW-Birders - To Post; Ulrey, Lew
> *Subject:* [IBLE] Fwd: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year
> list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016
>
>
>
>
>
> Idaho Birders  - Are we going to let Washington out do us?  Almost all of
> their counties have county lists. (see forwarded message below)  We only
> have 5 counties participating in our County Big Year List  - see
> http://www.idahobirds.net/reports/idaho/counties/2016countycumulative.htm .
>
>
> Let Lew Ulrey you will be a compiler for you county in 2017.  Lew does a
> great job with Idaho State County Big Year - Let's support his efforts.
>
>
>
> Shirley Sturts
>
> Kootenai and Benewah County compiler
>
>
>
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Matt Bartels* 
> Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM
> Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year list file
> available at WA Birder through end October 2016
> To: TWEETERS , Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu
>
> Hi Tweeters & Inland NW Birders -
>
>
>
> We've got the latest updated version of the 2016 County Year List Project
> up online at Washington Birder. Almost all counties have reported in with
> totals through the end of October. As ever, County Compilers, especially
> for the under-birded counties, would appreciate receiving reports of any
> birds seen in their counties not yet noted on this spreadsheet.
>
>
>
> The state year total is  388, three fewer than last year at this point,
> when we had 391. The 2014 total was 390 at this point, 2013 was 394, and in
> 2012 we has 396.
>
>
>
> Eastern WA has reported 319 species, identical to last year at this point
>  [vs 320 in 2014 and 2012, 321 in 2013]
>
> Western WA has reported 357 species, down eight from last year’s 365 [vs
> 359 in 2014,  2013’s 360, and 365 in  2012]
>
>
>
> 20 counties have higher totals than at this point last year, with 18
> bringing in lower totals.
>
> 30 counties are within ten species of their total from last year.
>
>
>
> 28 counties have tallied over 200 species for the year, and 37 have
> reported over 175.
>
>
>
> 71 species have been reported  in all 39 counties this year, 122 have been
> found in all 19 western WA counties and 89 have been found in all 20
> eastern WA counties.
>
>
>
> If you'd like to take a look at where things stand, the list and many
> other interesting files are at the Washington Birder website:
>
> http://www.wabirder.com/
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>
> A direct link to the 2016 county yearlist & the list of county compilers,
> including a growing number of direct links to individual county year lists
> with more details and more frequent updates:
>
> http://www.wabirder.com/county_yearlist.html
>
>
>
>
> Thanks to all the compilers and all those pitching in to sketch a picture
> of another year's birds in WA. Looking forward to seeing how 2016 wraps up!
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>
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Subject: Fwd: Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016
From: Shirley Sturts <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:56:05 -0800
Idaho Birders  - Are we going to let Washington out do us?  Almost all of
their counties have county lists. (see forwarded message below)  We only
have 5 counties participating in our County Big Year List  - see
http://www.idahobirds.net/reports/idaho/counties/2016countycumulative.htm .

Let Lew Ulrey you will be a compiler for you county in 2017.  Lew does a
great job with Idaho State County Big Year - Let's support his efforts.

Shirley Sturts
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From: Matt Bartels 
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 5:53 PM
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year list file
available at WA Birder through end October 2016
To: TWEETERS , Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu


Hi Tweeters & Inland NW Birders -

We've got the latest updated version of the 2016 County Year List Project
up online at Washington Birder. Almost all counties have reported in with
totals through the end of October. As ever, County Compilers, especially
for the under-birded counties, would appreciate receiving reports of any
birds seen in their counties not yet noted on this spreadsheet.

The state year total is  388, three fewer than last year at this point,
when we had 391. The 2014 total was 390 at this point, 2013 was 394, and in
2012 we has 396.

Eastern WA has reported 319 species, identical to last year at this point
 [vs 320 in 2014 and 2012, 321 in 2013]
Western WA has reported 357 species, down eight from last year’s 365 [vs
359 in 2014,  2013’s 360, and 365 in  2012]

20 counties have higher totals than at this point last year, with 18
bringing in lower totals.
30 counties are within ten species of their total from last year.

28 counties have tallied over 200 species for the year, and 37 have
reported over 175.

71 species have been reported  in all 39 counties this year, 122 have been
found in all 19 western WA counties and 89 have been found in all 20
eastern WA counties.

If you'd like to take a look at where things stand, the list and many other
interesting files are at the Washington Birder website:

http://www.wabirder.com/


A direct link to the 2016 county yearlist & the list of county compilers,
including a growing number of direct links to individual county year lists
with more details and more frequent updates:

http://www.wabirder.com/county_yearlist.html


Thanks to all the compilers and all those pitching in to sketch a picture
of another year's birds in WA. Looking forward to seeing how 2016 wraps up!


Matt Bartels
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Subject: Upper Priest River
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2016 08:37:33 -0700
Sorry for the late report, but I birded the NW-most Idaho Panhandle on
Labor Day.  Hiking to American (Upper Priest) Falls on the Upper Priest
River was pretty quiet, but a pair of WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS flew over the
trailhead area.  This species seems to be back in the northern Selkirk
Mountains (and adjacent areas) in numbers, this year, after being mostly
absent (as best as I can tell) during the 3 previous years.  They arrived
back in Idaho last fall and seem to have settled in for some breeding
activity.  Red Crossbills are common in the area.  A NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL was
a few miles below the trailhead on FR1013.  A surprise was a HORNED LARK
feeding on the roadside surrounded by dense forest just upslope from the
temperate rain forest of the Priest River bottoms (see habitat pic in
eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S31444855).  Further south on
FR1013, a pair of BARRED OWLS in my campsite the previous evening would
have finally been my Idaho-Year tick, until I realized I was in
Washington.  Otherwise, it's late summer-fall doldrum season in the forest.


I stopped at Blanchard Lake (off Highway 41 at Rusho Lane in Bonner County)
and saw little, but conditions look OK for shorebirds, and you might have
better success on a work day (there were fisherman and maybe hunters
around).  Check in at the Poirier Ranch House before approaching the lake,
which is on private land.

Good Birding,

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Subject: MEW GULL in Sandpoint
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 11:44:58 -0700
A rather early adult MEW GULL was with the usual flock at Sandpoint City
Beach this morning.  Shorebirds were limited to a Spotted and 2 Least
Sandpipers.  1-2 BLUE JAY(s) were at the Morton Slough Access Area and
small numbers of migrants were at different sites along the Pend Oreille
River.

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Subject: Black-chinnned Hummingbird Moscow
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 21:50:15 -0700
Hi Birders,

Today my wife Christine and I observed our first of the year Black-chinned
Hummingbird.  Nice adult male.

Good Birding.

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Subject: IBRC Update
From: Cliff and Lisa Weisse <CliffandLisa AT octobersetters.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:45:24 -0600
Here's the latest batch of records for which voting has been completed.

Cliff

Accepted in first round (7-0):
Cape May Warbler 53-B-14
Snowy Plover 13-B-2015
Lesser Black-backed Gull 8-B-2015
Sagebrush Sparrow 7-B-2015
Turkey Vulture 1-B-2015
Iceland Gull 3-B-2015
Whimbrel 18-B-2015
Whimbrel 19-B-2015
Red Knot 22-B-2015
Band-tailed Pigeon 24-B-2015
Band-tailed Pigeon 26-B-2015
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 25-B-2015
Anna's Hummingbird 23-B-2015
Acorn Woodpecker 1-A-2015
Black Phoebe 33-B-2015
Eastern Phoebe 27-B-2015
Bewick's Wren 28-B-2015
Chestnut-collared Longspur 17-B-2015
Magnolia Warbler 31-B-2015
Hooded Oriole 30-B-2015
Swamp Sparrow 10-B-2015
Clay-colored Sparrow 29-B-2015
Least Tern 34-B-2015
Blackpoll Warbler 35-B-2015
Black-throated Blue Warbler 32-B-2015
Arctic Tern 16-B-2015

Accepted in second round:
Swamp Sparrow 19-B-14 (5-2)

Not accepted in second round:
Nashville Warbler 38-B-14 (0-7)
Alder Flycatcher 1-A-14 (2-5)
Short-billed Dowitcher 26-B-14 (2-5)

Not accepted in third round:
Hudsonian Godwit 49-B-13 (3-4)

 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I've been asked a few times about the meaning of the alpha-numeric codes 
shown after the species name in the list of reviewed records I send out 
in these updates.  All records are in this format:
Species name, Record Number, (Vote).
Species name is self explanatory.
The record number is in 3 parts separated by hyphens.  The first part is 
the number of the record within a given year.  The second part is a 
letter, either A or B, which designates whether the report is for a 
species with previous Idaho records (B), or if the report is for a 
species not yet documented in Idaho (A).   The third part is the year in 
which the report was submitted.
The numbers in parenthesis are the final vote arrived at by IBRC for the 
record, with the first number for "accept" votes, the second for "not 
accept" votes.  First round votes must be unanimous to be decisive so 
any record Accepted/Not Accepted in first round is necessarily 7-0 or 0-7.

Here's an example:
Lincoln's Sparrow 11-B-13 (7-0)
In this case the species is Lincoln's Sparrow.
The record number, 11-B-13, shows that this is the 11th report submitted 
to IBRC during the year, the "B" shows that there are previous records 
for Lincoln's Sparrow, "13" is the year, 2013.
The numbers in parenthesis, (7-0), are the final vote on the record.  7 
votes to Accept, 0 votes for Not Accept.

 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

-Report rarities to the Idaho Bird Records Committee via the online form 
at:
http://www.idahobirds.net/ibrc/rarebirdreportform.html or you can email 
your report to rarebirdreport AT idahobirds.net
-Helpful tips for preparing your report can be found in this article:
http://www.idahobirds.net/ibrc/documentation.html
-Don't forget to check the Review List before taking the time to prepare 
a report:
http://www.idahobirds.net/ibrc/reviewspecies.html
-You can contact the Secretary via email at this address:
secretary AT idahobirds.net
-As always you can email any Committee member with questions. Addresses 
can be found here:
http://www.idahobirds.net/ibrc/members.html

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Subject: Great Birds this am for Latah County Idaho
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:04:56 -0700
Hi Birders,

After a night of rain and some hard rain this morning I birded east of
Moscow.  Spring Valley Reservoir, White-pine Flats Road and Little Bear Road
and Pond.  Birds of note below:

Spring Valley Reservoir: Walked around the reservoir but not recommended -
very muddy!
RED-NECKED GREBE  - pair
Chipping Sparrows singing in two locations
Adult Bald Eagle.   Did not see the first year juvenile today.

White-pine Flats Road:
Savanah Sparrow
Western Bluebirds

Little Bear Ridge Road: Flooded Fields and distant ponds
Cinnamon Teal
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
ROSS'S GOOSE -4  IN A GRAIN FIELD

Little Bear Ridge Road Pond:
Killdeer
BLACK-NECKED STILT - pair
LESSER YELLOWLEG - pair
WESTERN SANDPIPER
LEAST SANDPIPER - 3
Cliff Swallows
Violet Green Swallows
Tree Swallows
Savanah Sparrows
Wilson Snipe
Northern Shoveler male

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Subject: Latah County Birds of note
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:56:34 -0700
Hi Birders,

After the hard rain we had this morning I did a quick trip to Spring Valley
Res and other locations east of Troy ID.  Birds of note:

Common Loon at Spring Valley Reservoir
Rough-winged Swallow also at Spring Valley Res.

Brewers  & Yellow-headed Blackbirds, and Brown Headed Cow Birds at the
Little Bear Ridge Road Ponds
CLIFF SWALLOWS  also at the LBRD Ponds
Cinnamon Teal - 2 pair also at the LBRD Pond
Northern Pintail male also at the LBRD Pond

Yesterday a lone male Ruddy Duck at Syginga Sewage Pond east of Moscow

Good Birding!

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Subject: Benewah and Kootenai County Birds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:43:53 -0700
Hi Birders,

Today Kirsten Dahl and I did a 9.5 hour intense birding trip north into
Benewah and Kootenai Counties.  Bird species of note are below by county.

Benewah:

White Pelican - 35  total
Redhead Ducks
Bald Eagle on occupied nest
Tundra Swans

Kootenai:

Trumpeter Swan - family 2 adults and 4 juveniles - photos on my flickr photo
site later this evening
Redhead
Canvasback
Say's Phoebe
Tundra Swan
Western bluebird
Bald Eagle 2 nest occupied
Western Grebe 60+
Tree Swallows many
Violet Green Swallows many
Bohemian Waxwings in Harrison ID

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow South Raptor Run Results
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:42:46 -0700
Hi Birders,

Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow South Raptor Run after waking up this
morning to a nice snow storm.  Results are:

Red-tailed Hawk 11 with one Harlan's RTHA.  Also of  note.  One occupying
nest.
American Kestrel 2
Great Horned Owl 1 on occupied nest

Other Birds of note:

CALIFORNIA GULL along Martinson Road  - fly over bird had dark eyes and
appeared to be an adult! Have photos
Western Bluebirds - in many locations
Common Merganser male at the Genesee Sewage Lagoon
Northern Shrike 1
Killdeer in a couple of locations with two standing in a couple inches of
snow

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow North Raptor Run Results
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:35:53 -0800
Hi Birders,

Today Kirsten Dahl,  Claudia Lyons Yerion and I ran the Moscow North Raptor
Run.  Birds of note!

Red-tailed Hawk - 17  with 2 dark morph Harlan's and one Leucistic Western
Red-tailed Hawk at the highest point of Nora Creek Road
American Kestrel - 2
Northern Harrier - 2
Golden Eagle - 1
Rough-legged Hawk 5

Other birds of note:
Common Goldeneye - over 40 at the Potlatch Sewage Lagoons
Tundra Swans - two flocks - one flock above the clouds and could only hear
but one very nice "V" of 211 visible along Four Mile Road
Western Bluebirds in many locations

Also of note:  ALL WATER IS ICE FREE!!!

Yard bird of note before the trip this morning: a Leucistic Dark-eyed Oregon
Junco male.  Photos of some of the birds of note above can be seen at my
Flickr photo site at https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryandchristine/ .

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow ID South Raptor Run highlights
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2016 14:04:10 -0800
Hi Birders,

Kirsten Dahl and Nathan Palmer joined me this morning for the Moscow South
Raptor Run.  Temperatures from the low 30s to upper 30's with light winds
and mostly clear skies.

Birds of Note:

Red-tailed Hawk 22 - one light morph Harlan's Hawk adult
American Kestrel 15
Great Horned Owl 2 - looked like the male was on eggs in nest and the female
perched beside the nest
Northern Pygmy Owl 1

Other Birds of Note:
Pine Grosbeaks 10+
Ruffed Grouse gray adult
Western Bluebirds - 8
Say's Phoebe
Northern Shrike 2
Common Redpolls - a flock of at least 40 individuals
Bewick's Wren  2

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow North Ratpor Run
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2016 13:28:06 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow North Raptor Run.  Temp 33-40
degrees with light winds and high overcast sky.

Birds of note:
Red-tailed Hawk 32  - 2 were dark morph Harlan's  - 2 were very dark rufous
Red-tails
American Kestrel 4
Northern Harrier 1
Bald Eagle 6  - 1 adult - 1 juvenile - 4 immature 
Rough-legged Hawk 10
Northern Pygmy-Owl  1

Other Birds of note:
Many Common Raven and European Starlings
Northern Shrike 1
RUFFED GROUSE 1 Rufous adult

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow North Raptor Run results
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:12:23 -0800
Hi Birders,

Today Kirsten Dahl, Nathan Skippy Palmer and myself drove the 86 mile route
during at times heavy snowfall but with decent visibility.  Temperatures in
the upper 20s and low 30s.
Birds of Note:

Red-tailed Hawk 12 one of which was a dark-morph Harlan's
American Kestrel 1
Bald Eagle 1 adult and 1 sub-adult
Rough-legged Hawk 8
Merlin 1
Northern Pygmy-Owl 1

Other Birds of note:
Northern Shrike 3
Pygmy Nuthatch 9
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Townsend's Solitaire

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow Boreal Owl
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:48:15 -0800
Old news but it is apparent that Moscow had a Boreal Owl visit our city 

 

From: Diana Jones [mailto:joneses01 AT gmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 05, 2016 8:08 AM
To: Terry Gray
Subject: Re: Owl

 

Hey Terry,

 I'll see if I can get her to send me a photo. They really don't look like 
Pygmy Owl to me. Boreal Owls show up on a range map for this area....have there 
been many seen around here? 


 How are things going? I think of you, hope all is well. Let me know if you 
want to get together! 


 

On Fri, Jan 1, 2016 at 3:51 PM, Terry Gray  wrote:

 

From: Diana Jones [mailto:joneses01 AT gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 01, 2016 11:17 AM
To: Terry Gray
Subject: Owl

 

Hi Terry,

   

 Wanted to let you know, I work for a couple who live up on Sunset Drive above 
the Arby's/Tristate area (the last road on that hill). They have a lot of 
trees, and are somewhat isolated up there. The other day they had an owl 
perched on the lower branches of one of their trees in the back yard for about 
5 hours. They got some photos, not extremely clear, but good enough that I 
really think a positive ID of Boreal Owl is correct. What do you think, have we 
had those here? It was harassed by several magpies for a while, but stayed, 
just resting, and flew off toward the wheatfields below, basically west. This 
was several days ago, when I was out of town. 


   

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Subject: Moscow South Raptor Run
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2016 13:07:23 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning with heavy fog at time and temperatures in the high 20's to low
30's Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow South Raptor Run. Results are:

Red-tailed Hawk 28
American Kestrel 10
Bald Eagle 2
Rough-legged Hawk 1
PRAIRIE FALCON 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Great Horned Owl 2
Northern Pygmy-Owl

Other birds of  note:
Northern Shrike
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch - at least 67 individuals which all were the
cascades race (Hepburn's) and 1 Rockies or Interior Race
One covey of 9 Gray Partridge

Coyotes - 4

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Subject: Sandpoint ID Brown Thrasher still
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 06:27:22 -0800
Just received a note:  Marianne Love Terry, just letting you know that our
brown thrasher has stayed through the winter. I see it once or twice a day.


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Subject: January 1st 2016 Latah County Birds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2016 16:09:41 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning Kirsten Dahl and I birded much of  Latah County 130+ Miles of
driving including Juliaetta, Kendrick, Bovill, Deary, Troy and some of
Moscow at the UI Arb. Bird species observed are below:

Mallard
Hooded Merganser
Gray Partridge
Wild Turkey
California Quail
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle - Juvenile to Adults
Golden Eagle - adult
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
American Dipper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Bohemian Waxwing
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco - many 100's
Pine Grosbeak
PURPLE FINCH - 2 AT UI Arb - Will post photos later this evening on my
Flickr site - below is the link!
House Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin

38 species

Also at 3:45 this afternoon my wife Christine saw a bird pick off a house
sparrow out of our backyard feeder that she thought was a hawk that actually
was a Northern Pygmy-Owl.  The Northern Pygmy-Owl is a new yard bird for us!
Number 103 for our Moscow Yard List.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow Birds this a.m.
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:00:36 -0800
Hi Birders,

Had a beautiful fairly dark Merlin in our yard this morning and a few
Dark-eyed Juncos, both Cassier and Oregon.

UI Arboretum:
Cedar Waxwings - 43
Bohemian Waxwings - 13
American Robins - at least 88 individuals
Varied Thrush  male
Townsend's Solitaire - 1 very vocal calls
House Finch 8
PURPLE FINCH - AT LEAST ONE
Northern Flicker -3
Pine Grosbeak - 1 male
European Starling - 48
Canada Geese - 5 flyover
Dark-eyed Junco - 6
Black-capped Chickadee - 3

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Subject: Back yard Birds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2015 21:17:58 -0800
Gray's Yard Stefany Ln, Latah, Idaho, US Dec 27, 2015 7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Stationary
13 species

California Quail  4
Cooper's Hawk  1
Eurasian Collared-Dove  44
Northern Flicker  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
European Starling  42
Dark-eyed Junco  15
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1     With a flock of European Starlings
House Finch  8
Pine Siskin  2
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  35

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Subject: Moscow South Raptor Run Results
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2015 13:22:50 -0800
Hi Birders,

Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow South Raptor Run this morning.  Drove one
alternate route due to heavy snow drifts.  Birds of note:

Red-tailed Hawks - 26  including 1  adult ALL DARK HARLAN'S and an adult
LIGHT MORPH HARLAN'S
American Kestrel - 13
Rough-legged Hawk - 3
Great Horned Owl - 2

Other birds of note:
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch
BELTED KINGFISHER - male
Great Blue Heron - South of Genesee ID
GRAY PARTIRDGE - 67 individuals in 5 locations

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow ID Raptor Run Birds of Note
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:40:04 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow North Raptor Run.  26 degrees
to 34 degrees.   Cloudy with some heavy snow fall during the run and one
road that had not been driven on that we did not drive and one that we did
that had 2 foot drifts of about 1/4 mile that we made it through.  Traveled
85.1 miles and most of it in forested areas north and east of Moscow.  All
the trees were covered in heavy snow with most all the branches pointed to
the ground.  Extremely beautiful day for a run!  Birds of note:

Red-tailed Hawk - 25 one was an adult Harlan's
American Kestrel - 10
Bald Eagle - 1 adult and one sub-adult
Rough-legged Hawk - 11
Cooper's Hawk - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk -1

Other birds of note:

Steller's Jay
Northern Shrike
Dark-eyed Junco - many small flocks

Mammals:
White-tailed Deer
Coyote - 2

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Subject: Moscow Purple Finch and White-Winged Crossbills
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 13:11:28 -0800
Despite our due diligence, the Moscow PURPLE FINCHES were a no-show for
yesterday's CBC. So, it was frustrating to find one in about 10 minutes of
looking through the UI Arboretum late this morning, but at least we picked
it up for count week.  The bird was about 100 meters below the kiosk near
the top of the Arboretum and near, but not really associating with, a flock
of House Finches.  Since that happened so quick, I cruised over to the
University Heights neighborhood and quickly saw 3 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS,
again near the intersection of Ridge Road and Paradise Road.  I saw the
crossbills only in flight after a NORTHERN SHRIKE apparently spooked them
out of one of the many nearby spruces.  3 VARIED THRUSH were nearby.

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Subject: University of Idaho Birds including White-winged Crossbills
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:38:15 -0800
Wes Glisson and I covered the University of Idaho campus including main
campus, the arboretums, old and new, the University Heights neighborhood,
the Stateline Wetlands, and other adjacent areas for today's Moscow-Pullman
CBC.  We had a great time and saw many great birds including 54 species
highlighted by a PRAIRIE FALCON (only my 2nd in Latah county) flying south
to north over central campus, 2 BARN OWLS, 1 MARSH WREN, 7 VARIED THRUSH,
over 300 BOHEMIAN (and very few Cedar) Waxwings, 2 AUDUBON'S WARBLERS, 26
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS (usually rare in winter on the Palouse) in 3 groups,
1 SPOTTED TOWHEE, 29+ PINE GROSBEAKS, 2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, and 32
COMMON REDPOLLS. Paradise creek, below the water treatment plant, has some
of the only open water in the area and among the hundreds of Mallards we
picked out one each Wood Duck and common Goldeneye.

The White-winged Crossbills were at the intersection of Ridge Road and
Paradise Road in a residential area of the University Heights
neighborhood.  Poor photos are in my eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26369377

Complete day list below.

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Carl Lundblad
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Canada Goose 9
Mallard 409
Wood Duck 1
Common Goldeneye 1
Ring-necked Pheasant 1
California Quail 13
Great Blue Heron
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Rock Pigeon 29
Eurasian Collared-dove 21
Barn Owl 2
Downy Woodpecker 7
Northern Flicker 21
American Kestrel 2
Merlin 3
Prairie Falcon 1
Northern Shrike 1
Black-billed Magpie 16
American Crow 11
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 28
Mountain Chickadee 2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 1
Chickadee sp. 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 4
Marsh Wren 1
Bewick's Wren 1
Golden-cronwed Kinglet 12
Townsend's Solitaire 2
American Robin 188
Varied Thrush 7
European Starling 122
Bohemian Waxwing 330
Cedar Waxwing 18
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Spotted Towhee 1
Song Sparrow 15
White-crowned Sparrow 26
"Oregon" Junco 102
"Slate-colored" Junco 3
"Cassiar" Junco 1
Brewer's Blackbird 1
blackbird sp. 10
House Finch 84
White-winged Crossbill 2
Pine Grosbeak 29
Pine Siskin 12
American Goldfinch 24
Lesser Goldinfch 32
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Subject: Mountan Quail north of Council ID
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:23:02 -0800
Hi Birders,

Received the attached photo for Chris Dixon.  Her Sister Gayle Dixon lives
10 miles north of Council, Idaho and has 5 Mountain Quail coming into her
back yard and they were there again this morning.

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Subject: Moscow ID Area Birds of note:
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 09:54:38 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning I drove 48 miles east and north of Moscow staying on the south
side of Moscow Mountain.  Birds of  note are below:


Canada Goose
Mallard
Common Goldeneye - Syringa sewage lagoon
Bufflehead - Syringa sewage lagoon
California Quail
PEAFOWL - adult male.  Note there has been many sightings in southeast
Moscow off and on all year so this bird could be reported on the x'mas count
- food for thought for the compiler
Northern Harrier - female perched in the top of a 70+ foot evergreen at the
base of Moscow Mountain tree line with ag fields
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Northern Shrike
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Horned Lark - usually see many on this route but NO HRONED LARKS OVSERVED
today
Red-breasted Nuthatch
European Starling
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW AT THE UPPER FOOTHILL POND ON EAST SIDE OF THE ROAD
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow
House Finch

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow Pine Grosbeaks
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2015 15:00:51 -0800
A flock of 8 PINE GROSBEAKS, including a lovely adult male, continued this
afternoon on the south side of the Life Sciences South building on the
University of Idaho campus in Moscow.  No crossbills.

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Subject: Moscow ID North Raptor Run Results
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:33:15 -0800
Hi Birders,

Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow North Raptor Run this morning.  16 degrees
above to 30 degrees at end of run. Results below:

Red-tailed Hawk - 30
American Kestrel - 8
Northern Harrier - 1
Rough-legged Hawk - 10

Other Birds of Note:
American Tree Sparrow - 1
White-crowned Sparrows -  5
Common Redpolls - 2
Northern Shrike - 2

At Spring Valley Reservoir that is nearly totally ICED OVER:
Canada Geese - many
Cackling Geese - 2
Mallard
Common Merganser
Hooded Merganser

SAD SAD SAD!!!
Kirsten and I watched the last Western Grebe dive from a small opening in
the ice and we watched it swim under the ice near us and then toward us
where it could NOT find an opening in the ice and we watched it drowned
just 8 feet from us.  Ice was to think to break to save the bird.

NOTE:  There are two new Raptor Runs available that start near Potlatch
Idaho and would be fun for one or more people to take on as a winter
project.  The run only needs to be run once a month for December, February
and March.  Let me know if you may be interested in doing this worth while
winter project.  

Thanks,

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Subject: Re: Wood Thrush north of Sandpoint
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:35:47 -0800
OOPS!  I have never seen this species which has been brought to my attention
that the bird is a Brown Thrasher and may be a First Record for the Idaho
Panhandle!

Terry


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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Wood Thrush north of Sandpoint

Hi Birders,

I just saw a request for an ID on a Wood Thrush in the yard of one of my
high school classmates from over 50 years ago.  They had a Wood Thrush on
the ground under their feeder north of Sandpoint and I believe they live in
the Selle are north of Ponderay area.

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Subject: Wood Thrush north of Sandpoint
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:16:22 -0800
Hi Birders,

I just saw a request for an ID on a Wood Thrush in the yard of one of my
high school classmates from over 50 years ago.  They had a Wood Thrush on
the ground under their feeder north of Sandpoint and I believe they live in
the Selle are north of Ponderay area.

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Subject: Latah and Nez Perce Counties
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:01:57 -0800
Yesterday, a flock of over 60 COMMON REDPOLS and an out-of-place HAIRY
WOODPECKER were at the University of Idaho's Parker Farm and Plant Science
Center east of Moscow.  Brink Nature Park and adjacent residential areas in
Moscow were hopping with common birds including one each SHARP-SHINNED
HAWK, MERLIN, and Slate-colored Junco.  A bit of open water was still at
the Syringa Trailer Park Ponds, but only 4 ducks of 3 common species were
present.

I made a loop through the Lewis-Clark Valley this afternoon.  The Lewiston
Water Treatment Plant had lots of birds including another out-of-habitat
HAIRY WOODPECKER and a ROCK WREN.  In the nearby Port of Lewiston were 2
CACKLING GEESE and a SAY'S PHOEBE (which regularly lingers and/or winters
in the L-C Valley).  Jane's hybrid American X Eurasian Wigeon was the most
interesting thing, for me as well, at Swallows Park in Clarkston.  Mann
Lake had up to 2000 Mallards, 16 Kildeer, up to 200 Mourning Doves, over
100 House Sparrows, and at least 50 Dark-eyed Juncos including 2-3
Slate-colored and one male Cassiar.  Spalding Site (Nez Perce Natl.
Historic Park, east of Lewiston) was surprisingly birdy including with more
irruptive species like another HAIRY WOODPECKER, my Nez Perce Co. first
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, 3 Brown Creepers, lots of Golden-crowned Kinglets,
and some MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES.  Junco flocks here also included the
requisite single Slate-colored.  I stopped at the Clearwater River Pump
Station Overlook, along Highway 12 between Lewiston and the weigh station.
Good birds included over 100 BARROW'S GOLDENEYES, an adult THAYER'S GULL,
several Herring Gulls, and one odd pale brown first-cycle gull that looked
good for a 1sy-cycle Thayer's until I saw its blackish primaries.

11 GRAY PARTRIDGES were up on the Palouse, along Martinson Road, with a
NORTHERN SHRIKE.  As of today, the Genesee Sewage Pond was still about 50%
open and hosted about 350 common waterfowl.

Earlier this week, 4 CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEES were my first for the UI
Main Campus on Friday afternoon, traveling with other chickadees near the
Engineering Buildings. A small flock of COMMON REDPOLLS flew over my
north-central Moscow home on Monday morning.  All 3 Chickadees and Brown
Creepers continue to flock with kinglets and nuthatches in many areas.


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Subject: Winter Raptor Survey Project
From: Jeff Fleischer <raptorrunner97321 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:49:28 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Everyone,   A couple of weeks ago I advertisedthe planning efforts 
underway in Idaho for another winter of raptor surveyssponsored by the East 
Cascades Audubon Society based in Bend, OR.  Thiswill  be the 5th survey 
season in Idaho, 12th overall for the project in ORand parts of WA and CA.  
There are currently close to 200 folks involvedin this 4 state project covering 
15,000+ miles of transects, a significantlylarge citizen science project to say 
the least! :)   The purpose of this message is to updateyou on our recent 
developments and to let everyone know that there are routes stillavailable for 
adoption that I would love to fill during the next few weeks.  Since my 
original posting, we haveestablished new routes in the Midvale, Cambridge, 
Worley, Gooding, and MountainHome-Hammett areas as well as the area along Hwy 
78 south of the Snake River .  In addition, we are finalizing efforts 
toestablish more routes in the Potlatch, Salmon, and Challis areas.  The 
expansion continues in Idaho with a goalof 100 routes in place if possible this 
winter, we are now at 80 total routes. I have had a selection of routesalready 
planned out from the Twin Falls area east to theBurley/Rupert/Minidoka areas 
and these are ready for immediate ownership:)  They include the following 
routes:   Gooding North  Dietrich   Richfield  Murtaugh North  
Hazelton   Heyburn  Churchill-Oakley  Burley SW  Burley SE  Burley 
East-Lake Wolcott  Paul  Rupert 
North  Rupert-Minidoka  Acequia  Minidoka NW  



In addition to these routes, I would like to get some new ones in place in 
theSE corner of the state southeast of Pocatello, the west Granger to 
Nezpercearea, the Arco to Challis area along Hwy 93, the Leadore/Lemhi area 
along Hwy28, the Alpine/Council/Fruitvale area along Hwy 95, the Deary area, 
the Tensed/DeSmetarea, the Plummer  area, and the Bonner'sFerry/Kootenai River 
valley area north to the Canadian border.  This is alarge shopping list I know 
but if anyone residing in these areas would like toget involved this winter 
with this project, I will certainly spend the time towork with you to create 
survey routes to get you involved :) Forthis project, volunteers are asked to 
do one survey a month during December,January, and February.  A survey 
protocol is in place to instruct you howto do the surveys and how to report 
collected data back to me.  You shouldbe able to comfortably identify the 
primary species such as Red-tailed Hawks,American Kestrels, Northern Harriers, 
Bald Eagles, and Rough-legged Hawks andbe on guard for the less common species 
of buteos, falcons and accipiters andeven owls.  Binoculars are pretty much a 
must in order to get close looksat birds and spotting scopes would be a bonus 
if you have one.  It goeswithout saying that volunteers should be comfortable 
with driving in typicalwinter weather conditions for Idaho, driving safety is 
the primary goal for allproject related activities.  You can certainly bring 
along friends and/orfamily to share the experience with and to have extra eyes 
looking for birds :) 


We would really like to get as closeto 100 routes established in Idaho for this 
project as we can this winter soplease give this some consideration.  I can 
guarantee that you will enjoythe survey effort and by the end of the survey 
season will have a much betterunderstanding of raptor winter biology for your 
efforts :)  You might evenget hooked like the current cadre of volunteers to 
continue this activity forwinters to come :)  Do join us in learning more 
about this regal family ofbirds! :)  If you want to take on one of the routes 
listed above or startup a new one in your area listed above, please email me 
directly and I will getyou involved right away :)  Thank you, 


Jeff FleischerProject CoordinatorWinter Raptor Survey ProjectEast Cascades 
Audubon Society -Bend, OR 

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Subject: Lake Pend Oreille: Brown Pelican No
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 21:49:15 -0800
Mike Scott, Charles Swift, and I combed the north half of Lake Pend Oreille
today looking for the Brown Pelican, last seen yesterday. We dipped on the
pelican but had a fun time and good birds anyhow. Red-breasted Mergansers
were in Martin Bay (2) and on the Pack River Flats viewed from Hawkins
Point (10-12). 3 Greater Scaup were at Sandpoint City Beach. We had
thousands of common but distant ducks, mostly in the Pack River and Clark
Fork Deltas, and Tundra Swans at several stops including over 100 at
Hawkins Point. Bonaparte's Gulls were at the Clark Fork Driftwood Yard and
Hawkins Point.  A GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH was at the Driftwood Yard.

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Subject: Re: [IBLE] Brown Pelican at Lake Pend Orielle
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:00:15 +0000
Positive report of Brown Pelican this AM (12/14) from Sunrise Bay Rd. on
west side of Lake Pend Oreille.

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Subject: Moscow South Raptor Run Highlights
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:04:05 -0800
Hi Birders,

This morning Kirsten Dahl and I ran the Moscow South Raptor Run south and
southeast of Moscow.  Results below:


Red-tailed Hawk - 28 - 2  which were dark morph Harlan's
American Kestrel - 19
Northern Harrier - 3 - a male and 2 females
Rough-legged Hawk - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Great Horned Owl - 2
Northern Pygmy-Owl -1 

Other birds of note:
Horned Lark - only one very small group 
Western Meadowlark - 1
All three Nuthatch species
Western Bluebirds at two locations
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Ruffed Grouse
Steller's Jay
Northern Shrike - 1 adult
Bewick's Wren - 2

+ other usual species for this time of year

Good Birding!

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Subject: Brown Pelican at Lake Pend Orielle
From: Cliff and Lisa Weisse <CliffandLisa AT octobersetters.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:48:32 -0700
IBRC just received a rare bird report for Brown Pelican on Sunrise Bay, 
Lake Pend Orielle.  The report includes photographic documentation and 
the bird was apparently seen yesterday and today.

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Subject: Moscow Redpolls
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:51:55 -0800
I left the my office on the University of Idaho and walked over to the
Hartung Theatre to check the birch trees there.  Present were 40-50 COMMON
REDPOLLS.  On the way, I watched as a Sharp-shinned Hawk plucked a single
BOHEMIAN WAXWING out of mid air in front of my eyes.  It was the only
waxwing detected (and then there were none).  A Yellow-rumped Warbler
(Audubon's) was outside the east entrance to the CNR building, where it has
been each day this week.

Good Birding

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Subject: Re: [IBLE] Nez Perce County Today
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 08 Nov 2015 03:37:34 +0000
Any gulls on the river?

On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 7:22 PM Carl Lundblad carl.lundblad AT gmail.com [ible]
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> I birded some in Nez Perce Co. today.  Going down Coyote Grade Road,
> between Genesee and Lewiston, highlights included 3 COMMON REDPOLLS in 2
> locations and a Merlin.  A lone Tundra Swan was at the Clearwater River
> Pump Station overlook east of Lewiston.  Mann Lake had few waterbirds, but
> landbirds of note included a HAIRY WOODPECKER, Northern Shrike, and 2 MARSH
> WRENS.  Hell's Gate State Park had 3 each Chestnut-backed Chickadees and
> Brown Creepers.
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> Good Birding
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Subject: Nez Perce County Today
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2015 19:22:34 -0800
I birded some in Nez Perce Co. today.  Going down Coyote Grade Road,
between Genesee and Lewiston, highlights included 3 COMMON REDPOLLS in 2
locations and a Merlin.  A lone Tundra Swan was at the Clearwater River
Pump Station overlook east of Lewiston.  Mann Lake had few waterbirds, but
landbirds of note included a HAIRY WOODPECKER, Northern Shrike, and 2 MARSH
WRENS.  Hell's Gate State Park had 3 each Chestnut-backed Chickadees and
Brown Creepers.

Good Birding

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Subject: winter raptor project
From: Jeff Fleischer <raptorrunner97321 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 04:15:56 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Everyone,  

Planning efforts are underway in Idaho for another winter of raptor surveys 
sponsored by the East Cascades Audubon Society based in Bend, OR.  This will  
be the 5th survey season in Idaho (12th overall for the project in OR and parts 
of WA and CA) and it should be a good one with more that 75 routes already in 
play around the state!  There are currently close to 200 folks involved in 
this 4 state project surveying 250 routes covering 15,000+ miles of transects, 
a significantly large citizen science project to say the least! :)  


The purpose of this message is to let everyone know that there are routes 
available for adoption and I would love to get them filled :)  Here is the 
list of available routes: 

Gooding North  Dietrich  Richfield  Murtaugh 
North Hazelton  Heyburn  Churchill-Oakley  Burley SW  Burley 
SE  Burley East-Lake Wolcott  Paul  Rupert 
North  Rupert-Minidoka  Acequia  Minidoka NW  

HaileyHwy 78-Snake River 

In addition to these routes, I would like to get some new ones in place in the 
SE corner of the state south of Pocatello, the west Granger to Nezperce area, 
the Arco to Challis area along Hwy 93, the Leadore/Lemhi/Salmon area along Hwy 
28, the Midvale/Cambridge/Alpine/Council/Fruitvale area along Hwy 95, the Deary 
area, the Potlatch area, the Tensed/DeSmet area, the Plummer/Worley area, and 
the Bonner's Ferry/Kootenai River valley area to the Canadian border.  This is 
a large shopping list I know but if anyone residing in these areas would like 
to get involved this winter with the project, I will certainly spend the time 
to work with you to create survey routes to accommodate that desire to 
participate :) 

For this project, volunteers are asked to do one survey a month during 
December, January, and February.  A survey protocol is in place to instruct 
you how to do the surveys and how to report collected data back to me.  You 
should be able to comfortably identify the primary species such as Red-tailed 
Hawks, American Kestrels, Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, and Rough-legged 
Hawks and be on guard for the less common species of buteos, falcons and 
accipiters and even owls.  Binoculars are pretty much a must in order to get 
close looks at birds and spotting scopes would be a bonus if you have one.  It 
goes without saying that volunteers should be comfortable with driving in 
typical winter weather conditions for Idaho, driving safety is the primary goal 
for all project related activities.  You can certainly bring along friends 
and/or family to share the experience with and to have extra eyes looking for 
birds :) 


We would really like to get as close to 100 routes established in Idaho for 
this project as we can this winter so please give this some consideration.  I 
can guarantee that you will enjoy the survey effort and by the end of the 
survey season will have a much better understanding of raptor winter biology 
for your efforts :)  You might even get hooked like the current cadre of 
volunteers to continue this activity for winters to come :)  Do join us in 
learning more about this regal family of birds! :)  If you want to take on one 
of the routes listed above or start up a new one in your area listed above, 
please email me directly and I will get you involved right away :)  Thank you, 

Jeff FleischerProject CoordinatorWinter Raptor Survey ProjectEast Cascades 
Audubon Society - Bend, OR 


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Subject: Benewah White-winged and Surf Scoters Etc.
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015 20:04:06 -0800
I birded today in Latah, Kootenai, and (mostly) Benewah Counties.  Heyburn
State Park was rather quiet with the highlight being a calling NORTHERN
PYGMY-OWL, about 1000 Wigeon, and only a few loons and grebes.  The St. Joe
Lagoon, just west of St. Maries, held 6-7 thousand waterfowl (including
coots) dominated by Wigeons and Coots.  A single AMERICAN WHITE-PELICAN is
still present at this location.  In St. Maries, itself, I had a groups of 5
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS with more-numerous Cedars and a nearby MERLIN.
The day's best stop was at the St. Maries Sewage Ponds, where I had single
SURF and WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, both Goldeneyes, 100 Buffleheads, 400-500 N.
Shovelers, and 140+ BONAPARTE'S GULLS.  Harrison (Harbor, Slough, and Town)
was windy and quiet.

Good Birding,

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Subject: Pre-Raptor Run - North Moscow Run today
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:01:39 -0700
Hi Birders!

This morning Kristen Dahl and I ran the Moscow North Raptor Run.  Below are
the birds of note during the trip.

Red-tailed Hawk - 29
American Kestrel - 8
Northern Harrier  - 2
Cooper's Hawk -1
Northern Goshawk -1
Great Horned Owl - 1

Other birds of note:
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 5 along Foothill Road  - 5 with one Rockies mtn race
and 4 Cascade race
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch 100+ along Nora Creek Road - Have inflight photos of
the group to count and get an accurate number.  All appeared to be the
Cascade Race. Rough count from looking at the photo on the camera shows at
least 109 individuals.
Western Bluebird 
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Evening Grosbeak
Northern Shrike -2
Horned Lark


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Subject: Steller'sJay
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2015 10:49:36 -0700
I see a lot of Steller's Jay reports on IBLE.   We are getting a lot  of
reports  in North Idaho as well.  In the past,  I have had a Steller's Jay
show up in my yard but it never stays around.  For the past two plus weeks
one has been coming  to my feeder daily,  A couple of days I had 2 show up
and then 3.  But for the last week it has been just the one.   They actually
feed on the ground under the feeder so I throw some seed around daily for
the jay and the Mourning Doves.  

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Subject: Harris's Sparrow near Potlatch
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:18:50 -0700
This afternoon I found an immature HARRIS'S SPARROW at the Potlatch Sewage
Lagoons, southwest of Potlatch.  It was feeding with White-crowned and Song
Sparrows along the west side of the ponds.  Also of interest, a continuing
Marsh Wren, my first-of-fall Northern Shrike, a Brown Creeper,
Slate-colored Junco, and a flock of Pygmy Nuthatches along the entrance
road.  See the full list, terrible Harris's photos, and link to exact
location in my eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S25462916

Lingering Western Bluebirds were strung out along nearby Flannigan Creek
Road and another Northern Shrike was in Viola.

Good Birding

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Subject: UI Arb NO Sapsucker and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10:40:06 -0700
University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Latah, Idaho, US Sep
21, 2015 7:45 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
20 species

Mallard  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2     flyover
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
Bewick's Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  2
Varied Thrush  1
European Starling  14
Cedar Waxwing  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  15
White-crowned Sparrow  26
Song Sparrow  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
Western Tanager  1
House Finch  22
Lesser Goldfinch  2

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Subject: Re: UI ARB Red-breasted Sapsucker
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 21:29:24 +0000
Greetings  all

Checked out the U of I Arboretum after alerts by Terry Gray and Charles Swift 
regarding Red breasted sapsucker. Thanks to both. My wife and observed the bird 
for 30 minutes at short distances and it was still there when we left at 
12:45pm. As we walked back to the car we saw and photographed a Clark's 
nutcracker. an rare bird at the Arboretum. 


Cheerful birding

Mike Scott

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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] UI ARB Red-breasted Sapsucker

Hi Birders,

Here is a list of what I observed this am at the UI Arb.  I will post more
photos to my flickr photo site later today.  I have 4 new shot up now but
have many more to sort out!

University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Latah, Idaho, US Sep
19, 2015 7:45 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
26 species

California Quail  26
Ring-necked Pheasant  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Red-breasted Sapsucker  1     Remains.  First observed on 9-16-15.  Sep19,2015 094 Red-breasted Sapsucker  Sep19,2015 022 Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Hammond's Flycatcher  1
Cassin's Vireo  3
Warbling Vireo  1
Barn Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
Bewick's Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
American Robin  3
European Starling  15
Cedar Waxwing  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  9
Townsend's Warbler  1
White-crowned Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Lesser Goldfinch  4

Good Birding!


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Subject: UI ARB Red-breasted Sapsucker
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11:52:01 -0700
Hi Birders,

Here is a list of what I observed this am at the UI Arb.  I will post more
photos to my flickr photo site later today.  I have 4 new shot up now but
have many more to sort out!

University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Latah, Idaho, US Sep
19, 2015 7:45 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
26 species

California Quail  26
Ring-necked Pheasant  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Red-breasted Sapsucker  1     Remains.  First observed on 9-16-15.  Sep19,2015 094 Red-breasted Sapsucker  Sep19,2015 022 Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Hammond's Flycatcher  1
Cassin's Vireo  3
Warbling Vireo  1
Barn Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
Bewick's Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
American Robin  3
European Starling  15
Cedar Waxwing  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  9
Townsend's Warbler  1
White-crowned Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Lesser Goldfinch  4

Good Birding!


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Subject: UI Arb Red-breasted Sapsucker hybrid and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2015 06:23:09 -0700
Nice birds yesterday afternoon at the University of Idaho Arboretum and
Botanical Garden.  

University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Latah, Idaho, US Sep
16, 2015 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
21 species (+1 other taxa)

California Quail  14
Eurasian Collared-Dove  3
Red-naped x Red-breasted Sapsucker (hybrid)  1     Sep16,2015 104 Red-breasted Sapsucker or hybrid Sep16,2015 106 Red-breasted Sapsucker or hybrid
Northern Flicker  2
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Hammond's Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Bewick's Wren  1
American Robin  5
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  22
Chipping Sparrow  5
White-crowned Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
House Finch  3
Pine Siskin  12
Lesser Goldfinch  5

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Subject: Sunnyside Road Bonner County Birds yesterday
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Sep 2015 09:12:56 -0700
Sunnyside Rd., Bonner, Idaho, US
Sep 11, 2015 11:05 AM - 12:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.2 mile(s)
20 species

Canada Goose  5
Wood Duck  5
Hooded Merganser  2
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Horned Grebe  1
Red-necked Grebe  5
Eared Grebe  7     All in basic plumage with dark cheeks and very small
pointed bill with rounded backs and dusky neck.
Osprey  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
California Gull  2
Common Tern  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Mountain Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
American Robin  5
European Starling  31
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Song Sparrow  2
Black-headed Grosbeak  1     Late to migrate south. 
Sep11,2015 128 Black-headed Grosbeak


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Subject: Northern Panhandle Labor Day Weekend
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2015 23:01:53 -0700
I spend the long weekend in the northern panhandle hiking and watching
birds  Migration was impressively visible and conspicuous throughout the
weekend- the overall best I've seen in north Idaho.  I frequently
encountered flocks of migrants, dominated by Yellow-rumped Warblers and
Ruby-crowned Kinglets but also containing Orange-crowned, MacGillivray's,
Townsend's, and Wilson's Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, Willow
Flycatchers, Eastern Kingbirds, Gray Catbirds, Swainson's Thrush,
Black-headed Grosbeak, etc.  Sparrows were well represented including
Chipping, Savannah, White-crowned, Song, and a few Lincoln's.

Rainy Saturday I found exactly 100 species in Bonner and Boundary Counties
starting with a lone SANDERLING at Sandpoint City Beach.  Driving Sunnyside
Road from Oden Bay to Hawkins Point was good for the first of what will
become many Red-necked and Horned Grebes, a MERLIN, a somewhat
out-of-habitat Pileated Woodpecker, and a RED-EYED VIREO.  At the Clark
Fork Delta Driftwood Yard, I had a flock of 11 COMMON TERNS with my first
of fall American Pipits (4) among numerous Savannah Sparrows.  At this
point, what had been a trickle of aerial insectivores began to turn to
clouds.  First it was hundreds of swarming Violet-green Swallows with
Vaux's Swifts (50+) and a few Barn Swallows eventually mixing in.  As I
drove across the Clark Fork and along Johnson Road back towards the delta,
the swallow clouds continued all along the river for several miles and I
eventually added Cliff and Bank.  The entire delta area was pretty active
with warblers, sparrows, and other migrants and a nice mixed flock of the
same was up road at the Cabinet Gorge Dam overlook.

Saturday afternoon I headed towards northern Boundary County.  Along
Copeland Road (off Highway 1 south of Porthill, going towards West Side
Road) I had a lone PEREGRINE FALCON perched in a tree.  Boundary Creek WMA
was good for 60 species from 5 to 7 pm.  Most notable was a nice and
somewhat improbable collection of shorebirds including 2 SEMIPALMATED
PLOVERS, 3 Killdeer, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 6 SANDERLINGS, 22 BAIRD'S
SANDPIPERS, 2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 1 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, 1 Western
Sandpiper, and 1 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.  This site produced another many
hundred Violet-green Swallows and a minimum of 150 VAUX'S SWIFTS (the
numbers in my eBird checklists are surely very conservative).  This site
hosted many migrant songbirds, too.

Sunday I spent much of the day hiking the west fork of Smith Creek to West
Fork Lake and West Fork Mountain.  Birds were pretty numerous, despite
marginal weather, and highlights included a family group of 4 SPRUCE
GROUSE, at least 10 PINE GROSBEAKS, and 3 AMERICAN PIPITS on the rocky
summit.  Warblers, Kinglets, Chickadees, and others were moving through in
small flocks.  I stopped in good looking habitat on West Fork Smith Creek
road long enough to nab one BOREAL CHICKADEE.  Sunday afternoon I returned
briefly to Boundary Creek WMA where a large number of Canada Geese had
arrived along with 26 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.  The only shorebirds I
saw were a flock of ~15 in flight that appearing to be fleeing south.  A
pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS engaged in aerial acrobatics may have contributed
to the poor showing by shorebirds.  Kootenai NWR had a flock of about 20
mixed Western and Least Sandpipers.

This morning I birded along the Moyie River.  I encountered several mixed
flocks of migrants including one that I estimated at 150-200 total birds
(mostly Yellow-rumps and Ruby-crowned Kinglets) but including other
expected migrants.  In the early afternoon Sandpoint City Beach had a flock
of 17 COMMON TERNS, a MERLIN, ~30 migrant warblers, and a Lincoln's
Sparrow.  The Sandpoint Fish Hatchery had a very nice collection of migrant
landbirds including Eastern Kingbird, Willow Flycatcher, Gray Catbird,
Wilson's and Yellow-rumped Warblers, and White-crowned Sparrow.  As I was
being entertained by these, I watched as a single BLACK SWIFT made a couple
of quick passes over the western arm of the lake.

On the way home I stopped at the Page Wastewater Ponds, west of Kellogg in
Shoshone County, and found 115+ WOOD DUCKS and another 20 COMMON TERNS.
Harrison Slough, at the mouth of the Coeur d'Alene River, produced my final
flock of COMMON TERNS (7) and another couple flocks of western migrant
warblers and such.  Final stops in the St. Maries ares were anti-climactic,
and I headed home tired and satisfied with a fun weekend watching migrants
in the rain and fog.

Good Birding

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Subject: Spring Valley Reservoir this a.m.
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 18:32:03 -0700
Hi Birders,

Spring Valley Reservoir is about 5 miles northeast of Troy Idaho.  Very cool
morning with temps at 22 degrees and heavy fog. Nice list of birds.
Also observed many White-tailed Deer with and two nice big bucks.  Many Pine
Squirrels and both Red-tailed and Yellow-Pine Chipmunks.

Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah, Idaho, US Sep 4, 2015 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     22 degrees this morning with heavy fog for the first 15
minutes then sunny and very cold morning
37 species

Mallard  8
Ruffed Grouse  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Osprey  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Mourning Dove  28
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
Hammond's Flycatcher  1
Cassin's Vireo  1
Black-billed Magpie  2
Common Raven  4
Violet-green Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  48
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Mountain Chickadee  2
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  3
Pacific Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  6
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  8
Townsend's Warbler  6
Chipping Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  14
White-crowned Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  6
Spotted Towhee  1
Western Tanager  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Pine Siskin  4

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Subject: Mann Lake this a.m.
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:39:18 -0700
Mann Lake, Nez Perce, Idaho, US
Aug 27, 2015 7:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
47 species

Canada Goose  32
American Wigeon  14
Cinnamon Teal  6
Northern Shoveler  82
Northern Pintail  18
Green-winged Teal  32
California Quail  4
Ring-necked Pheasant  4
Common Loon  1
Great Blue Heron  3
Osprey  2
Northern Harrier  1
Cooper's Hawk  2
American Coot  2
Black-necked Stilt  18     migrant flock
American Avocet  3
Semipalmated Plover  1
Killdeer  18
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  5
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Baird's Sandpiper  7
Least Sandpiper  2
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2
Western Sandpiper  8
Long-billed Dowitcher  1     in basic winter plumage
Mourning Dove  4
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Bank Swallow  8
Barn Swallow  32
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Bewick's Wren  1
Cedar Waxwing  3
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Townsend's Warbler  3
Wilson's Warbler  2
White-crowned Sparrow  6
Savannah Sparrow  42
Song Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  82
Western Meadowlark  1
Brewer's Blackbird  16     mixed migrant flock
Lesser Goldfinch  4

Also of note at the Genesee Sewage Lagoon was many Northern Shovelers, a few
Ruddy Ducks and a lone Eared Grebe.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow Grasshopper Sparrow
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:49:07 -0700
I returned to the Sand Road/W. Palouse River Road wetland (south/southwest
of the UI Arboretum) this evening.  This time, I intersected with large
sparrow numbers highlighted by the/a juvenile GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, 25+
Chipping, 14+ Savannah, Song, and Lincoln's (1) Sparrows.  I did not see
the Anna's Hummingbird.  GRSP photo in my ebird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24759947

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Subject: Moscow Anna's Hummingbird
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:11:50 -0700
I had about 20 minutes to stop at the Sand Road/Palouse River wetland
southwest of the UI Arboretum in Moscow this morning.  I detected few
sparrows, and none of the rare ones reported yesterday, but I did
photograph a female ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD and had a migrant Red-naped
Sapsucker.  Documentation photos of the hummingbird are in my eBird
checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24754665

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Subject: Mann Lake Black-bellied Plover and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:04:40 -0700
Hi Birders,

I just got a call from Mike Scott.  He was watching a Black-bellied Plover
in breeding plumage at Mann Lake.  He also said there were many Baird's
Sandpipers at the lake this a.m.  Very heavy smoke at the lake also!

Good Birding!

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Subject: Moscow ID Black-necked Stilts and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 09:24:29 -0700
Hi Birders,

I just observed 10 Black-necked Stilts at the UI Dairy Ponds all were tucked
and resting.  Also of note at Foot Hill Ponds were 8 juvenile White-crowned
Sparrows along with many Savannah, Vesper and Song Sparrows.  

Good Birding!

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Subject: University of Idaho Warblers
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 15:54:00 -0700
HI Birders,

This afternoon I observed for two days in a row a Northern Waterthrush.
Also today were Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson's Warblers and many
Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Spring Valley Reservoir am birds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:44:02 -0700
Hi Birders,

Spring Valley Reservoir is north east of Troy Idaho in Latah County.  Today
there is heavy smoke throughout the area do to area fires.  Below is a list
observed this a.m.

Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah, Idaho, US Aug 18, 2015 7:20 AM - 9:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
33 species

Canada Goose  18
American Wigeon  1
Mallard  7
Northern Shoveler  1
Ruffed Grouse  3
Wild Turkey  5
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  4
Eastern Kingbird  2
Cassin's Vireo  4
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Common Raven  5
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  5
Pacific Wren  1
Western Bluebird  3
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  4
Cedar Waxwing  4
MacGillivray's Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  8
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Song Sparrow  6
Western Tanager  3


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Subject: UI Arboretum and Botanical Garden Moscow Birds this a.m. early
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 09:42:09 -0700
University of Idaho  Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Latah, Idaho, US Aug
16, 2015 7:25 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
26 species

California Quail  16
Eurasian Collared-Dove  5
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Hammond's Flycatcher  3
Warbling Vireo  14
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Common Raven  1
Barn Swallow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Bewick's Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  16
Cedar Waxwing  4
Northern Waterthrush  1     migrant
Nashville Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Wilson's Warbler  8
Song Sparrow  3
Pine Siskin  1
Lesser Goldfinch  3

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Subject: Spring Valley Reservoir this a.m.
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2015 11:01:16 -0700
Hi Birders,

Birded Spring Valley Reservoir this morning which is about 5 miles northeast
of Troy Idaho.  Birds observed are below:

Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah, Idaho, US Aug 8, 2015 7:35 AM - 9:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     White-tailed Deer 4  Pine Squirrel 3, Yellow-Pine Chipmunk 2,
Red-tailed Chipmunk 4, and the Columbian Ground Squirrels have gone into
hibernation and are no longer above ground.
31 species

Canada Goose  1
Mallard  16
Ruffed Grouse  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Avocet  4     appeared to be 3 adults with 1 this years young.
Migrants.
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Black-chinned Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Western Wood-Pewee  1
Dusky Flycatcher  1
Cassin's Vireo  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Black-billed Magpie  2
Common Raven  1
Tree Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee  4
Red-breasted Nuthatch  4
Swainson's Thrush  5     one chick that must have fallen out of the nest
with no tail development.
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  4
Yellow Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  22
Song Sparrow  6
Western Tanager  5
Red-winged Blackbird  2

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Subject: Moscow ID Anna's Hummingbird
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2015 18:12:01 -0700
Hi Birders,

I have observed this bird for about a month but finally got a great shot of
this visitor.  I am sure they must be nesting someplace close in Moscow.

Birds in our yard today.

American Robin adult and a fledgling
House Wren
American Goldfinch
House Finch  one with Avian Pox + 4 other individuals.  First I have
observed the sick one in our yard this summer.
Also a male feeding a fledgling in our feeder.
Eurasian Collared0-Dove
Calliope Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD
House Sparrow

Good Birding!

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Subject: Spring Valley Reservor yesterday morning
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2015 07:55:53 -0700
Birders,

Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah, Idaho, US Aug 1, 2015 7:02 AM - 9:17 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Observed two hawks flying at the north end of the reservoir
that were of different sizes.  They turned out to be juvenile/fledgling one
a Cooper's and the larger one a Northern Goshawk.  I located where they set
down in the trees and were in separate trees only 30 feet apart.
29 species

Canada Goose  16
Mallard  20
Ruffed Grouse  1
Osprey  2
Cooper's Hawk  1     Aug1,2015 016 Juvenile Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk  1     Aug1,2015 013 Juvenile Northern Goshawk
Killdeer  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Western Wood-Pewee  3
Willow Flycatcher  1
Common Raven  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  2
Pacific Wren  1
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Spotted Towhee  2
Chipping Sparrow  14
Song Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  4
Lazuli Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Pine Siskin  2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24464462

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Subject: Boundary County including Upper Priest River
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:06:02 -0700
I spent this last weekend hiking and birding mostly in Boundary County.  On
Friday night I camped off FR 1013, about 2 miles south of the Upper Priest
River (trail #308) trailhead and was interested to hear Hermit, Swainson's,
and Varied Thrushes all singing in unison from different directions.
Saturday morning I hiked the lower 6 miles of the Upper Priest River trail,
turning back in persistent rain about 2 miles before Upper Priest Falls.
This amazing area is famed as a unique inland temperate rain forest with
giant hemlocks and cedars.  Bird diversity was quite low, as expected, but
included high densities of the 3 previously-mention thrush species (without
a lot of obvious partitioning of the micro-habitats available).  Pacific
Wrens and Chestnut-backed Chickadees were abundant, Pileated Woodpeckers
were drumming and calling, but I was surprised to find that the most common
species was Type 3 Red Crossbill.  The trail often runs well away from the
river, but when it draws near, willow thickets provide a few riparian
birds, and in one such area I found at least 2 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES.  It
would be worthwhile to pay more attention to these riparian patches, but
it's much easier to travel on the excellent trail.  I had additional
Waterthrushes wherever suitable willow habitat exists along the approach
road to this area (FR 302, mostly in Washington, including Huff Lake).  A
very interesting corner of Idaho that appears to get little coverage by
birders.

Sunday morning I hiked the 3 Roman Nose Lakes and associated trail system
at the head of Snow Canyon in the Selkirk Mtns west of Bonner's Ferry.
There was a surprising abundance of birds including more Olive-sided
Flycatchers than I've seen in such a small area, a pair of White-crowned
Sparrows in suitable breeding habitat, family groups of Yellow-rumped,
Orange-crowned, MacGillivrays's, and Wilson's Warblers and 4+ PINE
GROSBEAKS.

Sunday afternoon I birded my way down Snow Creek and then spent a bit of
time on Kootenai NWR, which was good for Least Flycatchers, several pairs
of Red-eyed Vireos (one feeding a cowbird), and Black Terns.  Migrant
shorebirds were limited to killdeer, 5 Greater Yellowlegs, and 2 Lesser
Yellowlegs.

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Subject: Latah County Grasshopper Sparrow, Shorebirds, Etc.
From: Carl Lundblad <carl.lundblad AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:39:51 -0700
Last night a SOLITARY SANDPIPER was at the UI Dairy Ponds in Moscow.
Today, I missed the Solitary, but Charles Swift saw it later in the day,
and a Greater Yellowlegs was present for both of us.

This afternoon I birded east and southeast of Moscow in Latah County.
Another Greater Yellowlegs was at the Latah County Transfer Station, east
of Moscow with 2 juvenile Pied-billed Grebes.  Another SOLITARY SANDPIPER
was present at a pond on Little Bear Ridge Road, north of Kendrick with 33
Killdeer, and 5 more Pied-billed Grebes including juveniles (this species
breeds only very sparsely in Latah Co.).  Just outside of Kendrick, on this
road, I inspected some rocky slopes along Bear Creek and found my target,
my first ever Latah Co. ROCK WREN.  From Kendrick, I headed east out of
town on Cedar Ridge Road, where I picked up my first ever Latah Co.
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and another ROCK WREN.  I proceeded up Cedar Ridge and
then Linden Roads until I topped out on the palouse above the Potlatch
River canyon.  Near the intersection of Linden and Parsley Roads there is a
nice-looking native grassland where I photographed a silent GRASSHOPPER
SPARROW.

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Subject: Shadow Falls Black Swifts and more
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2015 18:40:18 -0700
Hi Birders,

Between St. Maries and interstate highway 90 in flooded field there were 30
white pelicans and below is a list of birds observed at and near Fern and
Shadow Falls this afternoon.

Shadow Falls, Shoshone, Idaho, US
Jul 8, 2015 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
10 species

Black Swift  5     5 adult birds on nest under shadow falls a know nest
sight for this species.
Rufous Hummingbird  1
Common Raven  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Pacific Wren  3
American Dipper  2     adult with fledgling
Swainson's Thrush  1
MacGillivray's Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  6
Western Tanager  1

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