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5 May Re: Dowitcher species ["Stephens, Dan" ]
5 May Dowitcher species [Catherine Temple ]
5 May Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 8 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
4 May Spring Valley Reservoir birds this pm [Terry Gray ]
4 May Swallows park this a.m. [Catherine Temple ]
4 May Washtucna Pilleated Woodpecker... [Tom Mansfield ]
4 May Lincoln County Birds [Marlene Cashen ]
3 May Empid Mishap (correction on previous post) [Richard Baltierra ]
3 May Whitman County Birds (couple of Code 4 rarities) [Richard Baltierra ]
3 May Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 4 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
2 May Lincoln Co.-SEMI Sandpiper and other good stuff [Jonathan Isacoff ]
2 May Asotin Ibises [Tom Mansfield ]
2 May Re: white-face ibis [Tom Mansfield ]
2 May white-face ibis [Catherine Temple ]
2 May white faced ibis [Rhett Diessner ]
2 May Walla Walla Co. arrivals [Mike & MerryLynn ]
1 May 4 county day - some nice stuff [Terry Little ]
1 May Latah County Birds [Terry Gray ]
1 May Another White-faced Ibis [Mike Clarke ]
1 May Re: White-faced Ibis [Mike Clarke ]
1 May White-faced Ibis [Mike Clarke ]
1 May eBird World Big Day, Saturday May 9 [Charles Swift ]
1 May Yocum Lake and Reardan [todd mclaughlin ]
30 Apr Re: Moscow falcon--prairie??? [Jane Westervelt ]
30 Apr Sprague Zono-trio [Jonathan Isacoff ]
30 Apr Re: Moscow falcon--prairie??? [Charles Swift ]
30 Apr golden-crowned sparrow [Nancy Miller ]
30 Apr Re: Swainson's continues [Charles Swift ]
30 Apr picture [Catherine Temple ]
30 Apr Swainson's continues [Catherine Temple ]
30 Apr Hummingbirds ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
30 Apr warbler [Nancy Miller ]
29 Apr Lazuli Bunting [Mike & MerryLynn ]
29 Apr Hummer [Catherine Temple ]
29 Apr Latah County Least & Western Sandpipers & several foy's, 4/29/15 [Charles Swift ]
29 Apr Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 90, Issue 44 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
28 Apr Reardan WILLET [Jonathan Isacoff ]
28 Apr Swainson's and Bonapartes [Catherine Temple ]
28 Apr Moscow falcon--prairie??? [Jane Westervelt ]
28 Apr Raptor kind of morning [Catherine Temple ]
28 Apr Peone Wetland, Mt Spokane Foothills ["Terry Little" ]
27 Apr Blue-winged X Cinnamon Teal hybrid at the University of Idaho Dairy Ponds [Ben Bright ]
27 Apr Blue-winged Teak at UI Dairy Pond [Terry Gray ]
27 Apr Walla Walla County birds [Mike & MerryLynn ]
27 Apr probable loon on Liberty Lake [Nancy Williams ]
26 Apr Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 90, Issue 37 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
26 Apr Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 90, Issue 39 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
26 Apr Audubon Lake in Reardan [Fran Haywood ]
25 Apr Clarkston misses and finds [Mike Clarke ]
25 Apr Ross's Goose [Terry Gray ]
25 Apr UI Dairy Ross's Goose [Charles Swift ]
25 Apr Davenport Golden-crowned Sparrow, Late PINE GROSBEAK [Jonathan Isacoff ]
25 Apr Re: Spring valley(Latah Co.) Golden-crowned Sparrow [Charles Swift ]
25 Apr Re: Spring valley(Latah Co.) Golden-crowned Sparrow [Terry Gray ]
25 Apr Spring valley(Latah Co.) Golden-crowned Sparrow [Charles Swift ]
25 Apr Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 90, Issue 37 ["Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" ]
24 Apr E. Widgeons ["Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" ]
24 Apr Re: More migrants [Ron Force ]
24 Apr One more for Benewah County Big Year ["Shirley Sturts" ]
24 Apr Kootenai and Benewah County Big Year Updates ["Shirley Sturts" ]
24 Apr Re: More migrants [Charles Swift ]
24 Apr Asotin Mew Gull [Tom Mansfield ]
24 Apr Asotin Godwits [Tom Mansfield ]
23 Apr Yellow Warblers are back [Mike & MerryLynn ]
23 Apr Slavin Ranch report [Jonathan Isacoff ]
23 Apr Anna's Hummingbird ["Shirley Sturts" ]
22 Apr More migrants [Catherine Temple ]
22 Apr Swallows Park Arrivals [Keith Carlson ]
21 Apr Garfield Co. - Mew Gull [Russ Koppendrayer ]
21 Apr marbled godwit [Catherine Temple ]
21 Apr Annual Wenas Camp Out ["Wilson Cady" ]
21 Apr clay-colored sparrow - Osburn, ID [Lisa Hardy ]
21 Apr Moscow University of Idaho Arboretum birds this morning [Ben Bright ]
21 Apr eBird filters [Jonathan Isacoff ]
20 Apr Sandhill Cranes [Kevin Lucas ]
20 Apr Western Kingbird Rare Bird Reports [Carol Riddell ]

Subject: Re: Dowitcher species
From: "Stephens, Dan" <DStephens AT wvc.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 23:42:04 +0000
Yep, Long-billed: white spotted scapulars, no primary projection (beyond tail 
tip), rufous belly. 


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Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 4:16 PM
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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Dowitcher species

This afternoon 3:35 pm, at Swallows Park I found a couple of dowitchers I 
believe are long-billed dowitchers. Anyone let me know if they're not. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17384592755/

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Subject: Dowitcher species
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 16:16:17 -0700
This afternoon 3:35 pm, at Swallows Park I found a couple of dowitchers I
believe are long-billed dowitchers. Anyone let me know if they're not.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17384592755/

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 8
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 22:20:37 +0000
Greetings all

Early this morning there were five spotted sandpiper's and one least sandpiper 
at Spring Valley Reservoir outside Troy Idaho. 


Cheers
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Subject: Spring Valley Reservoir birds this pm
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 17:23:34 -0700
Hi Birders,

All the warblers were north of the north foot bridge.

Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah, US-ID
May 4, 2015 12:55 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
22 species

Canada Goose  12
Mallard  4
Northern Shoveler  6
Bufflehead  3
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  1     Adult
American Coot  18
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Northern Flicker  2
Cassin's Vireo  2
Warbling Vireo  1
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  2
Orange-crowned Warbler  2
MacGillivray's Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Townsend's Warbler  4
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird  4

Terry Gray
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Subject: Swallows park this a.m.
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 10:28:13 -0700
A quick check at the swimming beach gave me a nice mix of birds. At 10 a.m.
I found the ibis still present. If you haven't seen it make the time. It's
a gorgeous bird! The cinnamon teal looked especially lovely in this bright
sunshine as well. Also present along the water were spotted sandpiper,
killdeer and a black necked stilt, geese and goslings, a mallard hen and
ducklings. And brilliant yellow warblers were singing from the surrounding
trees and shrubs.

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Subject: Washtucna Pilleated Woodpecker...
From: Tom Mansfield <birds AT t-mansfield.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 12:06:06 -0400
If you happen to check Bassett Park in Washtucna, please watch/listen for a 
Pileated Woodpecker. I know - that's pretty crazy, in fact it would be a County 
First Record for Adams County. But yesterday (Sunday 5/3/15), I had a 
"Pileated" calling intermittently. Never could find it but it responded to the 
tape several times without showing itself. Now, there was also someone in a 
brown Saturn parked in the same general area but he didn't seem to have his 
windows open and he wasn't friendly so I didn't think he was a birder. But, I 
may have been "duped" by someone playing the Pileated tape! Aside from some 
nice returning year birds, there was a Lewis' Woodpecker in the top of one 
budding tree in the park. 


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Subject: Lincoln County Birds
From: Marlene Cashen <mjaycashen AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 06:21:38 -0400

Sunday afternoon at Reardan Lake Bob and I saw four Western Tanagers, a male 
Yellow-rumped Warbler, and a Western Kingbird, in addition to the previously 
reported shorebirds and other expected species. 

 
At Davenport Cemetery, with the help of Chris Janett, we saw four Lewis's 
Woodpeckers, a MacGillivray's Warbler, an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Gray 
Flycatcher, a Golden-crowned Sparrow, a White-throated Sparrow, a Hermit 
Thrush, and other previously reported and expected species. 

 
Friday when we were at Davenport Cemetery, we saw a Rock Wren migrant. Jon 
Isacoff told me he has seen a Rock Wren in the same brush pile twice in the 
last ten years. 


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Subject: Empid Mishap (correction on previous post)
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 23:06:42 -0700
Seems its a been awhile since I have seen a empidonax flycatcher because
while identifying the unknown empid I saw on Jordan Knott road, I realized
I got Dusky and Hammonds confused. The 2 Duskies I saw were Hammond's,
based on their call and the photos I took. The unknown I now believe to be
a Dusky. I got to get up to speed now that its spring migration!!

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Subject: Whitman County Birds (couple of Code 4 rarities)
From: Richard Baltierra <wolfbaltierra AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 21:05:31 -0700
Yesterday my girlfriend and I explored Whitman County to see what we could
find, and without much effort we came out with a whopping 80 SPECIES for
the day! We started at Lacrosse hoping for Curlews and Burrowing Owls but
didn't see or hear anything. However I believe we found something better!
While scanning for owls on Airport rd., I noticed a medium sized bird
hawking insects off the fence line. When I put my binos on it I immediately
knew what it was, it was a LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE!! A lifer, and a Whitman
County Code 4 rarity. I spent about 20mins watching it and getting photos.
Anyone know what records of this species are in Whitman County? Also of
note were some GRAY PARTRIDGE, a TURKEY, and plenty of GRASSHOPPER
SPARROWS. From Winona we worked our way up Jordan Knot Rd. to Texas Lake.
Along the way we had a nice stand of cottonwoods, which held a silent
EMPID, DOWNY WOODPECKER, and lots of WHITE CROWNED SPARROWS. Texas Lake had
the usual ducks, RUDDY, GREEN WINGED TEAL, BUFFLEHEAD, and MALLARD. Along
Revere Road we had a RUBY CROWNED KINGLETS, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and a good
looks at a LINCOLN'S SPARROW. Sheep Lake held WILSON'S PHALAROPE(15), a
WILSON'S SNIPE, AMERICAN AVOCET (10), and BLACK NECKED STILT (2). Crooked
Knee Lake provided MARSH WREN, and CANVASBACK. The Rock Lake area
(Glorifield rd and the like) really didn't have much except for REDHEADS,
lots of nesting OSPREY, a AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, and a TURKEY VULTURE,
along with the usual suspects. Before I headed into to St. John, I realized
with all the reports of Golden Crowned Sparrows, I figure I'd better stop
at Countryman Road, where I have had them before(Fall 2013). Sure enough as
I predicted there was a lone GOLDEN CROWNED SPARROW!! I got pretty good
looks and decent photos of this Whitman County Code 4 rarity. Not only did
I get that sparrow there, I had 2 crisp looking DUSKY FLYCATCHERS, a
singing YELLOW WARBLER, and a singing ORANGE CROWNED WARBLER. St. John,
held our only VESPER SPARROW of the day. Then at the Steptoe Sewage Ponds
we had 2 more WILSON'S PHALAROPES. At Steptoe Butte, there wasn't much
action except for a ROCK WREN, a SHARPIE, and a pair of TOWNSEND'S
SOLITAIRE. Our last stop of the day was Klemgard Park, and it held lots of
LESSER GOLDFINCH, SPOTTED TOWHEE, and a CHIPPING SPARROW. The final bird of
the day was a lone GREAT HORNED OWL sitting on a street light on Highway
195. A really fantastic day of birding!!

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 91, Issue 4
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sun, 3 May 2015 18:04:24 +0000
Greetings all
 Sharon and I took walk around Phillips Farm just north of Moscow Yesterday 
Saturday 5/2/15. During our hike we saw several birds of note : 30 chipping 
sparrows moving through, 7 Cassin's vireo's and one Wilson's warbler the 
Wilson's was FOY for both of us. Today Sunday May 3 we had a bright male 
Wilson's warbler in our backyard in Moscow. 


Cheers
Mike  Scott

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Subject: Lincoln Co.-SEMI Sandpiper and other good stuff
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 18:17:14 -0700
There was a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER that joined the previously reported 
Semipalmated Plover and Least Sandpipers at Reardan today. Davenport Cemetery 
was a "festival of sparrows" with 8 species present to go with 4 warblers, 2 
empids,1 vireo and lots of other good stuff. This is about as alive as I've 
seen the site during spring migration (but not fall)! Full Davenport checklist 
below. 


Good birding,
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LC-Davenport Cemetery, Lincoln, US-WA
May 2, 2015 1:17 PM - 3:05 PM
Protocol: Traveling
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Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 31 species (+1 other taxa) Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1 Eurasian Collared-Dove 2 Great Horned Owl 1 Lewis's Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 2 Hammond's Flycatcher 4 Gray Flycatcher 1 Empidonax sp. 4 Cassin's Vireo 2 Violet-green Swallow 5 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 House Wren 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 10 Hermit Thrush 3 American Robin 10 European Starling 5 Orange-crowned Warbler 6 Nashville Warbler 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon's) 6 Townsend's Warbler 15 Spotted Towhee 1 Chipping Sparrow 15 Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) 2 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 WHITE-THROATED SPARROW 1 Photo White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) 100 GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW 1 Photo Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 5 Brewer's Blackbird 10 House Finch 6 Cassin's Finch 1 Pine Siskin 1 _______________________________________________ Inland-nw-birders mailing list Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders
Subject: Asotin Ibises
From: Tom Mansfield <birds AT t-mansfield.com>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 19:40:35 -0400
As of the time of this post there is one WFIB at the swimming beach of Swallows 
Park in Clarkston. Still 2 more at Alpowa Ceek mouth. 


Tom Mansfield in Clarkston

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Subject: Re: white-face ibis
From: Tom Mansfield <birds AT t-mansfield.com>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 17:00:11 -0400
And as of the time of this post there are 2 WFIB at Alpowa Creek mouth along 
with a Greater Yellowlegs and Spotted Sandpiper. 


Tom Mansfield back in Asotin

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The ibis continues at Swallows Park this a.m. Lots of folks showing up to see 
it. He/she is one gorgeous bird! 


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Subject: white-face ibis
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 12:40:48 -0700
The ibis continues at Swallows Park this a.m. Lots of folks showing up to
see it. He/she is one gorgeous bird!

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Subject: white faced ibis
From: Rhett Diessner <rdiessner AT cableone.net>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 08:04:35 -0700
The White Faced Ibis was still on the island at the south end of Swallows
Nest Park in Clarkston at 6am Saturday morning.


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Subject: Walla Walla Co. arrivals
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2015 05:21:27 -0700
Hello all,
Mike and I walked Rook's Park area yesterday morning and picked up SPOTTED 
SANDPIPER, BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, Pam photographed a 
LEWIS'S WOODPECKER in her yard and Chris found WARBLING VIREO, TOWNSEND'S 
WARBLER up Coppei - putting our yearlist to 192. 


Our Evening Grosbeaks have gone through 40# of sunflower seeds in the last week 
- along with many Red-winged Blackbirds. We have had a Fox Sparrow in our yard 
the last 3 days - with the continuing White-crowned Sparrows. 


Good birding, ML

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Subject: 4 county day - some nice stuff
From: Terry Little <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 20:49:35 -0700
Hello,

I made a long day of birding touching 4 different counties  110 species.
Here are some of the better birds of the day:

Spokane County  Deep Creek Overlook  Gray Flycatcher, Canyon Wren,
Cassins Finch. Gray Flycatchers continue to expand as I also found them at
several spots along Coulee Hite Rd in west Spokane County

Lincoln County - Reardan Audubon Lake  Semipalmated Plover (1), Black
necked Stilt (1), Least Sandpiper (7), one Horned Grebe among 75 Eared
Grebes

Lincoln County  Seven Mile Rd  Sage Thrasher, Brewers Sparrow,
Grasshopper Sparrow

Lincoln County  Hawk Creek Canyon  Gray Flycatchers (everywhere in upper
canyon), Dusky Flycatcher (1), Hammonds Flycatcher (1), Stellers Jay (4),
Cassins Vireo (1), Orange crowned Warbler (1), Nashville Warbler (1),
Yellow Werbler (everywhere), Rock Wren

Lincoln County  Mayberry Rd  Sage Thrasher, Brewers Sparrow, Swainsons
Hawk

Lincoln County  Davenport (town) - GOLDEN CROWNED SPARROW, LEWISS
WOODPECKER, EVENING GROSBEAK (not easy in Lincoln County) - all near the
intersection of Main and 8th Street

Lincoln County  Sprague Sewage Lagoons  American Avocet (12), Wilsons
Phalarope (8), Long billed Dowitcher (4)

Adams County  Sprague Lake  Bonapartes Gull (8), Horned Grebe, Eared
Grebe, Western Grebe, TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD (4  broken down corral and water
trough next to covered hay bales  reported by Jon Isacoff yesterday), Least
Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs. These last two were at a shallow cow watering
hole about .25 mi east of Cow Creek. This wet area ought to be checked for
shorebirds and could be a good place for longspurs in the fall.

Adams County  Cow Lake  LONG BILLED CURLEW

Whitman County  Sheep Lake  American Avocet (12), Black necked Stilts (4),
Wilsons Phalarope (5), Canvasback (10), Grasshopper Sparrow (1).

Blessings
Terry Little 
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Subject: Latah County Birds
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 20:34:01 -0700
Hi Birders,

Today Mike Scott, Ron Force and I birded Latah County in preparation for a
Big Day of Birding in Latah in either late May or early June.  We found 80
species in our travels.  List of species is below:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey
California Quail
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
GOLDEN EAGLE - THE BIRD OF THE DAY
American Kestrel
American Coot
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Calliope Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Say's Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Cassin's Vireo
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark 
Brewer's Blackbird 
Brown-headed Cowbird
Cassin's Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow

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Subject: Another White-faced Ibis
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 18:12:14 -0700
This evening there was another White-faced Ibis on mudflats at the mouth of
Alpowa Creek in Asotin Co.

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Subject: Re: White-faced Ibis
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 15:55:16 -0700
The ibis remains, but is sometimes obscured as it has moved to the backside
of the closest island.

Mike
On May 1, 2015 2:09 PM, "Mike Clarke"  wrote:

> There is currently a White-faced Ibis at the south end of Swallows Park in
> Clarkston.
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From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 14:09:22 -0700
There is currently a White-faced Ibis at the south end of Swallows Park in
Clarkston.

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Subject: eBird World Big Day, Saturday May 9
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 14:03:19 -0700
Hi All -

On May 9th the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will be running the first ever
Global Big Day through eBird. The idea is to see how many species birders
around the world can find as a team in one day, while at the same time
raising money to support conservation. It'll be fun to find out, and to
compare our totals with other surrounding states and regions on the day.
All data will be entered into eBird.

To learn more about the event visit this page:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/globalbigday/

To see what's happening now in more than 55 countries around the world,
take a look at this page:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/globalbigday/gbdregional/

Last year Idaho birders submitted 67 checklists to eBird on May 9, I bet we
can get many more than that this year (200, 300, more??). Prairie Falcon
Audubon is challenging Twin Falls birders and donating $2 per checklist (up
to $200) for lists submitted. If there are other similar challenges please
post them to the list. Results will be tallied at the eBird web site
(linked above) and checklists can be submitted through Tuesday 5/12. If you
are involved in Migratory Bird Day events (great!) you can still submit
lists during, before, or after your events. If you haven't used eBird
before please check out the quick start guide and try submitting some lists
before May 9 -
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/973977-ebird-quick-start-guide
.

thanks!
Charles.

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Subject: Yocum Lake and Reardan
From: todd mclaughlin <singlemalt AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 09:08:23 -0700
Saw two loons on Yocum Lake (Pend Oreille County) early morning on April 28. 
Also, had a Townsends warbler gleaning on a rose bush north of Reardan on Hwy. 
231. 


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Subject: Re: Moscow falcon--prairie???
From: Jane Westervelt <jwestervelt AT live.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:03:38 -0700
That's a possibility! I wasn't able to see it after work and was really hoping 
someone might see it, whatever it was! 


On April 30, 2015, at 11:20 AM, Charles Swift  wrote:

There was a kind of funky looking intermediate morph Swainson's Hawk
hunting off power poles further east along the Latah Trail this AM.

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Jane Westervelt 
wrote:

> in hopes that someone is around to go look with binoculars...I just  spent
> the last hour watching a very pale falcon hunting (who knows what for)
> along Blaine between Wingers and the old Ford dealership.  I first noticed
> it because it was very pale, but dark under the wings.  However, a prairie
> would be pretty unusual up here and I didn't have a real good look.  so
> maybe someone else can find it with binoculars--I can swing back by after
> work tonight but that may be too late.  anyway, if you do get out there,
> let me know what you see.
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Subject: Sprague Zono-trio
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:56:17 -0700
At Sprague Cemetery today observed 4 GOLDEN-CROWNED and 1 WHITE-THROATED 
Sparrows with a flock of White-crowneds. 


Good birding,
JI 😀

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Subject: Re: Moscow falcon--prairie???
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:20:35 -0700
There was a kind of funky looking intermediate morph Swainson's Hawk
hunting off power poles further east along the Latah Trail this AM.

On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Jane Westervelt 
wrote:

> in hopes that someone is around to go look with binoculars...I just  spent
> the last hour watching a very pale falcon hunting (who knows what for)
> along Blaine between Wingers and the old Ford dealership.  I first noticed
> it because it was very pale, but dark under the wings.  However, a prairie
> would be pretty unusual up here and I didn't have a real good look.  so
> maybe someone else can find it with binoculars--I can swing back by after
> work tonight but that may be too late.  anyway, if you do get out there,
> let me know what you see.
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Subject: golden-crowned sparrow
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:24:48 -0700
New arrivals after my earlier note.

One golden-crowned sparrow - it was with 3 white-crowned sparrows. I had
seen 5 white-crowned sparrows yesterday but no golden-crowned with them
then.

One house wren singing loudly.

 

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Subject: Re: Swainson's continues
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:59:40 -0700
Swainson's nest in Moscow and Pullman so definitely keep an eye open for
urban nesting birds in the L-C Valley.
On Apr 30, 2015 9:25 AM, "Catherine Temple"  wrote:

> The Swainson's hawk (and perhaps a pair?) are still hanging around my
> Clarkston neighborhood and seem to be favoring this tree a few blocks from
> my house. This one was calling this morning though I didn't see another
> bird nearby. Not sure that an urban environment would attract them for
> nesting, though Swallows and Hells Gate parks are right here for hunting.
> Would be kind of cool if they stuck around!
>
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Subject: picture
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:26:01 -0700
Oops! Forgot to attach my photo...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/16702800903/
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Subject: Swainson's continues
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:25:14 -0700
The Swainson's hawk (and perhaps a pair?) are still hanging around my
Clarkston neighborhood and seem to be favoring this tree a few blocks from
my house. This one was calling this morning though I didn't see another
bird nearby. Not sure that an urban environment would attract them for
nesting, though Swallows and Hells Gate parks are right here for hunting.
Would be kind of cool if they stuck around!

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Subject: Hummingbirds
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:53:10 +0000
Greetings all yesterday was hummingbird day at the Scott yard. We saw a minimum 
of: 



2 Rufous Hummingbirds one male  and one female,

3 Calliope Hummingbirds, two females and one male and 1 Black-chinned 
Hummingbird. 



In addition a neighbor in Moscow, a wildlife professional, reported having a 
male Lewis's woodpecker spend the afternoon at his backyard feeder. 



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Subject: warbler
From: Nancy Miller <nmiller AT moscow.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:25:13 -0700
I'm pretty sure I had good glimpses of an orange-crowned warbler yesterday
with a small flock of kinglets. No binocs at the time so could only put the
kinglets in eBird.

At least 2 rufous and 2 calliope males yesterday. 

 

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Subject: Lazuli Bunting
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:08:08 -0700
First one of the year in our yard this evening - till the neighbors cats chased 
it off - 

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Subject: Hummer
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:52:24 -0700
Whoohoo! Just had my first hummer of the season - a male Calliope!

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Subject: Latah County Least & Western Sandpipers & several foy's, 4/29/15
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:19:48 -0700
Hi All -

I found 8 Least and 2 Western Sandpipers at the Little Bear Ridge Rd. pond
north of Kendrick this AM. Western Sandpipers are regionally fairly
uncommon in the spring so these were fun to find (& appear to be the 2nd
Latah County spring record in eBird). I also had 2 Least Sandpipers on the
swimming beach at Spring Valley Reservoir. Also a total of 5 Greater
Yellowlegs in 3 locations.

First of year birds included a Lazuli Bunting in Kendrick (may have had one
in my Moscow yard last evening) and Blue-winged Teal at Kendrick sewage
ponds. There are loads of birds down in the Potlatch valley now including
singing Yellow Warblers and a reported Black-headed Grosbeak yesterday.

thanks,
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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 90, Issue 44
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:04:40 +0000
Greetings all

There  is a single Ross's goose at the UI Dairy UI Dairy.

Cheers 

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Subject: Reardan WILLET
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:02:19 -0700
Very pleased to find a WILLET at Reardan today on the dike in the east pond. 
Good day for shorebirds in general. At Reardan: 


Black-necked Stilt
Killdeer
Willet
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher

On Old Kuck's Road (which is just about dry and won't be worth a visit for 
shorebirds within a day or so): 


Killdeer
WILSON'S PHALAROPE

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Subject: Swainson's and Bonapartes
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:43:27 -0700
The Swainson's hawk has continued to circle near my home all day. Later
this afternoon it had a friend. I saw one carrying something that looked
like a snake light in a tree a few blocks away.
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​While out I checked Swallows Park and found three Bonaparte's gulls
feeding along the shoreline. They look like young birds.
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Subject: Moscow falcon--prairie???
From: Jane Westervelt <jwestervelt AT live.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:29:13 -0700
in hopes that someone is around to go look with binoculars...I just spent the 
last hour watching a very pale falcon hunting (who knows what for) along Blaine 
between Wingers and the old Ford dealership. I first noticed it because it was 
very pale, but dark under the wings. However, a prairie would be pretty unusual 
up here and I didn't have a real good look. so maybe someone else can find it 
with binoculars--I can swing back by after work tonight but that may be too 
late. anyway, if you do get out there, let me know what you see. 

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Subject: Raptor kind of morning
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:13:50 -0700
It's been a busy morning raptor watching. Not what I intended to do this
morning, but they just kept showing up. On my walk I checked on the pair of
kestrels that are again using the nest box at Hell's Gate. I saw the male
bring food to the female and call her out to receive it. She flew off to
have breakfast.

 Every osprey nest I passed this morning had a pair.

A pair of Cooper's hawks at Beachview Park in Clarkston are building a
nest. While I watched and took photos a squirrel came up to me looking to
be fed. I wonder if he knows his life could be in danger?
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​Back home I watched a hawk slowly circling above my yard. I realized it
was not a red-tail and dashed in to grab the binos with just enough time to
i.d. it as a Swainson's hawk. It disappeared, but I saw it again a block
over light in some trees for a few moments.

Okay, now that I've chased raptors all morning it's time to get some work
done!​

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Subject: Peone Wetland, Mt Spokane Foothills
From: "Terry Little" <terry AT crossoverchurch.info>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:24:40 -0700
Hello,

 

This morning I was greeted with 37 Black necked stilts at the Peone wetland.
Also fos Blue winged Teal. Also Lesser Yellowlegs, sora. Had an Am Bittern
there yesterday.  In the foothills this morning (Holcomb Rd), I had
Hammond's Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Orange crowned Warbler, N Pygmy Owl,
lots of Evening Grosbeaks, Cassin's Finches, and Red Crossbills. Bazillions
of towhees and house wrens. 

 

Blessings

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Mead, Wa

 

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Subject: Blue-winged X Cinnamon Teal hybrid at the University of Idaho Dairy Ponds
From: Ben Bright <bencbright AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:10:45 -0700
Hi birders,

One of the teals seen today at the University of Idaho Dairy Ponds appears
to be a Blue-winged X Cinnamon Teal hybrid.

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Subject: Blue-winged Teak at UI Dairy Pond
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:49:48 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning there is a pair of Cinnamon Teal and a lone male Blue-winged
Teal along with the usuals.

Good Birding!

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Subject: Walla Walla County birds
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:36:12 -0700
Hello all,
Belated report of birds over the weekend:

Fri. April 24 - PURPLE FINCH - Mike saw one female in our yard

Sat. April 25 - MARBLED GODWIT - 1 on the Walla Walla River delta, FORSTER'S 
TERNS - 7 at Penninsula HMU, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD - at Ginger's feeder. 

There is a continuing BITTERN at McNary NWR HQ - rare in this county.

Sun April 26 - CASSIN'S VIREO - up Blue Creek, Yellow Warblers are back! I 
watched a Ruffed Grouse drumming on a log - always fun to see. 


EVENING GROSBEAKS are now abundant in the Walla Walla Valley - over 100 in our 
yard 

LESSER GOLDFINCHES - nestbuilding at Rook's Park, 2 pair up Blue Creek, 1 pair 
yesterday up Jasper Mountain near the first bluebird house - many Western and 
one Mountain Bluebird up there. 


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Subject: probable loon on Liberty Lake
From: Nancy Williams <oriole2023 AT aol.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:55:03 -0400
I heard a loon flyover at around 7 this morning, and I live within 1/4 mile of 
Liberty Lake, so I suspect there is a loon on the lake this morning. I don't 
have time to check it out myself. 


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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 90, Issue 37
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:26:22 +0000
Greetings all 

I mistakenly reported 6 black -chinned humming birds at our house. Mea culpa 
There was only 1. 


Oops 

Mike Scott



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 Here are the birds seen in our yard in Moscow Idaho yesterday April 24, 2015. 


Four hours  of observation from house and deck in Moscow Idaho
pine siskin 3
lesser goldfinch 2
American goldfinch 8
white crowned sparrow 22
California quail 6
American goldfinch 6
black-chinned hummingbird 1
European starling 15
Eurasian collared dove  1
Cassin's finch 2
Swainson's hawk ( a flyby)
Mallard 2
House sparrow 1
Evening grosbeak     26 (kings of the feeders)

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 90, Issue 39
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:17:42 +0000
Greetings 

Sunday April 26, 2015

I returned checked at the feeder at Gary McFarlands place on Spring Valley RoAD 
yesterday and did not find the golden -crowned. However I returned to te feeder 
today and located the bird. Have photo. I found the golden- crowned feeding on 
the ground in a group of White- crowned sparrows. I then went on to Spring 
Valley Reservoir where I found a mixed flock of 15 horned grebes and 16 ruddy 
ducks. On my way home I returned to the feeders and located the golden-crowned 
in an adjacent patch of shrubs. Nice views. 


Cheers
Mike

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Subject: Audubon Lake in Reardan
From: Fran Haywood <birders13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:45:33 -0700
Took a guided walk in the new Land Trust property next to Audubon Lake
Saturday.
Lots of white-crowned sparrows and yellow-rumped warblers migrating
through.
sora doing the spring ker-wee call. Red-tailed hawk pr. red-winged & yellow
headed blackbird

After brunch in Davenport I stopped at the lake.
Many common ducks, including these highlights
shoveler
wigeon
bufflehead
eared grebe
horned grebe
N harrier pr
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Subject: Clarkston misses and finds
From: Mike Clarke <transvolcanic AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 18:00:38 -0700
This morning I could not refind the Marbled Godwit or Mew Gull reported in
recent days, but there were 10 Black-necked Stilts at the Red Wolf Marina
and a Greater Scaup at Swallows Park.

 My first Asotin Yellow Warbler of the year was singing loudly near the
beach at Swallows Park despite hundreds of people assembled for some sort
of event.  There was also a Great Egret at the heron rookery in Chief
Timothy HMU.   Lots of Cliff Swallows at the bridge to Chief Timothy Park
and two Bank Swallows at Swallows as well.

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Subject: Ross's Goose
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:09:34 -0700
Hi Birders,

Thanks to Charles I was able to find the Ross's Goose and before I got half
way up the hill road to the UI Dairy I was greeted by a pair of Western
Kingbirds.

Good Birding!

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
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Subject: UI Dairy Ross's Goose
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:19:36 -0700
Lone bird at dairy now.

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Subject: Davenport Golden-crowned Sparrow, Late PINE GROSBEAK
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:21:28 -0700
Today! Latest Columbia Basin/Plateau record I'm aware of for Pine Grosbeak. 
Also: 


Gray flycatcher
Hammond's flycatcher
Nashville warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping, White-crowned (both gambelii and oriantha races), and FOX sparrows

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

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Subject: Re: Spring valley(Latah Co.) Golden-crowned Sparrow
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:53:36 -0700
Yeah, thanks for the correction Terry. Spring Valley Rd. off the highway
east of Troy (guess I needed another cup of coffee). Gary's house is the
third on the left w/ feeders and goats across the street. It was one of
those fun serendipitous birding moments where the Golden-crowned was the
first bird I laid eyes on when I stopped (w/ a bunch of white-crowned
sparrows). Mike Scott is going to look for bird this afternoon. Several
more stops along the road en route to the lake produced a bunch more birds
including a couple of singing Cassin's Vireos. eBird lists here:

Spring Valley Rd. #1 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23050806

Spring Valley Rd. #2 - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23051052
At Spring Valley Reservoir itself I walked completely around the lake and
saw no sign of the Common Loon. It may have eluded me, we'll see if it
turns up again. I did have my foy Yellow Warbler (seems a few days early
for the Palouse) and foy Spotted Sandpiper among others. The 2 Bald Eagles
present also put on a nice show.

Spring Valley Reservoir -
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23051125

thanks, Charles.




On 11:47am, Sat, Apr 25, 2015 Terry Gray  wrote:

> Gary actually lives about one quarter mile from highway 8 east of Troy
> Idaho along the Spring Valley Road.
>
>
> The loon is sometime hard to find but it was there yesterday afternoon!
>
>
>
>
>
> Terry
>
>
>
> *From:* inland-nw-birders-bounces AT uidaho.edu [mailto:
> inland-nw-birders-bounces AT uidaho.edu] *On Behalf Of *Charles Swift
> *Sent:* Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:52 AM
> *To:* inland birders
> *Subject:* [inland-NW-birders] Spring valley(Latah Co.) Golden-crowned
> Sparrow
>
>
>
> I had an adult Golden-crowned Sparrow at Gary McFarland's place this AM.
> This is the house on the left with feeders about .1 miles from US 95. More
> at the reservoir although I missed the loon (Mike Scott did have it earlier
> in the AM). More later.
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Subject: Re: Spring valley(Latah Co.) Golden-crowned Sparrow
From: Terry Gray <clgtlg AT moscow.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:47:25 -0700
Gary actually lives about one quarter mile from highway 8 east of Troy Idaho 
along the Spring Valley Road. 



The loon is sometime hard to find but it was there yesterday afternoon!

 

 

Terry

 

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Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Spring valley(Latah Co.) Golden-crowned Sparrow

 

I had an adult Golden-crowned Sparrow at Gary McFarland's place this AM. This 
is the house on the left with feeders about .1 miles from US 95. More at the 
reservoir although I missed the loon (Mike Scott did have it earlier in the 
AM). More later. 


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Subject: Spring valley(Latah Co.) Golden-crowned Sparrow
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:52:07 -0700
I had an adult Golden-crowned Sparrow at Gary McFarland's place this AM.
This is the house on the left with feeders about .1 miles from US 95. More
at the reservoir although I missed the loon (Mike Scott did have it earlier
in the AM). More later.

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Subject: Re: Inland-nw-birders Digest, Vol 90, Issue 37
From: "Scott, Mike (mscott AT uidaho.edu)" <mscott@uidaho.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:43:08 +0000
 Here are the birds seen in our yard in Moscow Idaho yesterday April 24, 2015. 


Four hours  of observation from house and deck in Moscow Idaho
pine siskin 3
lesser goldfinch 2
American goldfinch 8
white crowned sparrow 22
California quail 6
American goldfinch 6
black-chinned hummingbird 1
European starling 15
Eurasian collared dove  1
Cassin's finch 2
Swainson's hawk ( a flyby)
Mallard 2
House sparrow 1
Evening grosbeak     26 (kings of the feeders)

Cheers
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Subject: E. Widgeons
From: "Nancy Draznin, LM CPM" <motherwise AT firststepinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:05:54 -0700
    
There appears to be a pair of Eurasian Widgeons at the Genesee lagoon. I have 
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Subject: Re: More migrants
From: Ron Force <ronforce AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:42:59 -0700
Do folks know there's a move afoot to get the Corps to remove the island
across from the swimming beach? The reason is to let the river current
scour the goose poop out so the beach is again safe for swimming. The
Asotin County rep on the shorelines committee would also like to see the
other island repurposed for ball fields or some productive commercial
purpose.

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On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 10:48 AM, Charles Swift  wrote:

> Based on a recent newspaper article, it sounds like the dredging for the
> ports and lowered Granite pool levels to aid fish passage will keep a lot
> shoreline exposed in the Snake/Clearwater confluence area all the way
> through perhaps early August? Is this what L-C Valley folks understand and
> does this mean potential for some good shorebirding (as has already been
> reported) for several months? I realize pool levels can change based
> upstream dam operations (on the Snake at least) and spring flows. Is there
> a river gauge or pool level reading that can be used (and of course we can
> just rely on reports from local birders!).
>
> thanks,
> Charles.
>
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 3:02 PM, Catherine Temple 
> wrote:
>
>> On another tip from Keith Carlson I was able to locate a Least sandpiper
>> in breeding plumage and a Lesser yellowlegs again at the current birding
>> hot spot Swallows Park swimming beach. Even though the boat launch has more
>> mud the shorebirds seem to be preferring this beach I'm guessing because it
>> has some shallow water and maybe because the water is moving to bring in
>> more food. Whatever the reason it's working out to be a great place to
>> check every day and more than once a day if you have the time.
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17052272929/
>>
>> Also got some nice views of a Cooper's Hawk at Beachview Park.
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17052271839/
>>
>> --
>>
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>>
>> *Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*
>>
>> *Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052 <%28208%29%20791-7052>*
>>
>> *​​*ctemple99 AT gmail.com
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>> www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/
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Subject: One more for Benewah County Big Year
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:36:44 -0700
107  American White Pelican  - April 13  - Heyburn State Park - Steve Wells
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Subject: Kootenai and Benewah County Big Year Updates
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:27:59 -0700
Kootenai County Big Year

120 Red-naped Sapsucker - March 22 - Conkling Park Road - Jon Isacoff
121 Say's Phoebe - March 26 - Hauser Lake - Terry Little
122 Calliope Hummingbird  - April 1 - CDA - Corinne and Del Cameron 
123 Black-necked Stilt - April 7  -  Schlepp Ranch = Mike Schlepp
124 Eared Grebe - April 9 - Hauser Lake = Steve Joyce
125 Golden Eagle - April 9  - Spirit Lake - Brad Sondahl
126 Cinnamon Teal - April 10  - Hauser Lake - Doug Ward
127 Yellow-headed Blackbird - April 12  - Hauser Lake - Steve Joyce 
128 Sora - April 13  - Fernan Lake  - Will Young
129 N. Rough-winged Swallow  - April 13 - Fernan Lake - Bob Kemp
130 Savannah Sparrow - April 19 - Farragut State Park - Miss Baker
131 Barn Owl - April 19 - Huetter area -Rob Lunceford
132 Rufous Hummingbird - April 21 - CDA - Corinne Cameron 
133 Orange-crowned Warbler - 4th of July Pass - Will Young
134 Cassin's Vireo - April 22 - Tubbs Hill - Kris Buchler
135 Virginia Rail - April 22  - Fernan Creek  - Kris Buchler
136 White-Crowned Sparrow - April 23  - Spokane River - Terri and Bob Farr  
137 Anna's Hummingbird - April 21 - CDA - Corinne and Del Cameron 


Benewah County Big Year 
 
96 Spotted Towhee - March 24 - Heyburn State Park - Bob Kemp
97 Tree Swallow - March 26  - St. Maries area - Donni Moen
98 White-throated Sparrow - March 24  -Heyburn State Park - Bob Kemp
99 Osprey -  April 6 - St. Maries area - Donni Moen
100 Cassin's Vireo - April 20  - St. Maries area - Donni Moen
101 House Wren - April 22  -St. Maries area - Donni Moen
102 Ruddy Duck - March 18  - St. Maries Sewage Ponds - Bob Kemp
103 Mountain Bluebird - March 20  - St. Joe River - Bob Kemp
104 Yellow-headed Blackbird  April 14 - Roadside wetland - Eric Hope
105 Brewer's Blackbird - April 14 - Roadside wetland - Eric Hope
106 Red-naped Sapsucker  April 20 - St. Maries area - Lady Lark


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Subject: Re: More migrants
From: Charles Swift <chaetura AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:48:06 -0700
Based on a recent newspaper article, it sounds like the dredging for the
ports and lowered Granite pool levels to aid fish passage will keep a lot
shoreline exposed in the Snake/Clearwater confluence area all the way
through perhaps early August? Is this what L-C Valley folks understand and
does this mean potential for some good shorebirding (as has already been
reported) for several months? I realize pool levels can change based
upstream dam operations (on the Snake at least) and spring flows. Is there
a river gauge or pool level reading that can be used (and of course we can
just rely on reports from local birders!).

thanks,
Charles.

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wrote:

> On another tip from Keith Carlson I was able to locate a Least sandpiper
> in breeding plumage and a Lesser yellowlegs again at the current birding
> hot spot Swallows Park swimming beach. Even though the boat launch has more
> mud the shorebirds seem to be preferring this beach I'm guessing because it
> has some shallow water and maybe because the water is moving to bring in
> more food. Whatever the reason it's working out to be a great place to
> check every day and more than once a day if you have the time.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17052272929/
>
> Also got some nice views of a Cooper's Hawk at Beachview Park.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17052271839/
>
> --
>
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>
> *Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*
>
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Subject: Asotin Mew Gull
From: Tom Mansfield <birds AT t-mansfield.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:20:28 -0400
As of the time of this post a Code 5 MEGU with BOGU, dozen AWPE at the 
Clarkston Marina. 


Tom Mansfield still trying to move along but there's good mud and lots of 
birds! 


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Subject: Asotin Godwits
From: Tom Mansfield <birds AT t-mansfield.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:29:02 -0400
As of the time of this post 2 Marbled Godwits at Swallows Park bathing beach in 
Clarkston. Code 5 in Asotin. 


Tom Mansfield making a quick pass through

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Subject: Yellow Warblers are back
From: Mike & MerryLynn <m.denny AT charter.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:24:58 -0700
Hello all,
First bird I heard this morning at Rook's Park east of Walla Walla was a Yellow 
Warbler - at least 7 of them were in the area. #180 for the Walla Walla county 
yearlist. 

House Wren's singing as well - and swallows were abundant. 
Good birding, ML

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Subject: Slavin Ranch report
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:13:52 -0700
Lots of birds at Slavin Ranch this morning including some probably new
arrivals for Spokane.  Full list below.

Good birding!
Jon Isacoff, Spokane


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Apr 23, 2015 9:36 AM - 11:24 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Coyote flushed group of CITE from vegetation. 
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 62 species Canada Goose (moffitti/maxima) 50 Gadwall 50 American Wigeon 50 Mallard 50 Cinnamon Teal 18 Northern Shoveler 50 Green-winged Teal (American) 30 Redhead 50 Ring-necked Duck 100 Lesser Scaup 20 Bufflehead 20 Hooded Merganser 2 Common Merganser 2 Ruddy Duck 100 Wild Turkey 2 Pied-billed Grebe 10 Eared Grebe 1 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 5 Osprey 2 Red-tailed Hawk (Western) 1 American Coot 100 Killdeer 2 Wilson's Snipe 2 Ring-billed Gull 2 Mourning Dove 2 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker (Red-shafted) 5 Black-billed Magpie 2 Common Raven 1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 10 Tree Swallow 50 Violet-green Swallow 50 Bank Swallow 20 Barn Swallow 10 Cliff Swallow 20 Black-capped Chickadee 10 Mountain Chickadee 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Pygmy Nuthatch 10 House Wren 8 Marsh Wren 10 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8 Western Bluebird 2 Hermit Thrush 1 American Robin 12 European Starling 10 Nashville Warbler 1 Spotted Towhee 1 Chipping Sparrow 1 Singing Savannah Sparrow 8 Song Sparrow 5 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 With WCSP White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel's) 6 Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) 10 Red-winged Blackbird 30 Yellow-headed Blackbird 6 Brewer's Blackbird 2 House Finch 2 Cassin's Finch 1 American Goldfinch 2 House Sparrow 2 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ checklist?subID=S23015149 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)_______________________________________________ Inland-nw-birders mailing list Inland-nw-birders AT uidaho.edu https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders
Subject: Anna's Hummingbird
From: "Shirley Sturts" <shirley.sturts AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:28:45 -0700
A male Anna's Hummingbird was reported to me by Corrine and Del Cameron.  
It was at their feeder on April 21 and 22 in Coeur d'Alene.   So far they
have not seen it today. 


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Subject: More migrants
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:02:59 -0700
On another tip from Keith Carlson I was able to locate a Least sandpiper in
breeding plumage and a Lesser yellowlegs again at the current birding hot
spot Swallows Park swimming beach. Even though the boat launch has more mud
the shorebirds seem to be preferring this beach I'm guessing because it has
some shallow water and maybe because the water is moving to bring in more
food. Whatever the reason it's working out to be a great place to check
every day and more than once a day if you have the time.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17052272929/

Also got some nice views of a Cooper's Hawk at Beachview Park.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17052271839/

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Subject: Swallows Park Arrivals
From: Keith Carlson <kec201814 AT cableone.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:57:34 -0400
Around noon: 
Lesser Yellowlegs 
Least Sandpiper   a lovely, breeding plumage bird. 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/birddog/16617960143/in/photostream/ 

  
Also a pair of Cooper's Hawks appears to be nest building again along the 
Greenbelt below Beachview Park 

  
Keith E Carlson 
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Subject: Garfield Co. - Mew Gull
From: Russ Koppendrayer <russkope AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:58:35 -0700
Hi Birders,

This morning (4/21/15) about 11:30 there was a MEW GULL in the gull roost
on the gravel bar about 2 miles below Lower Granite Dam. From checking the
Washington Birder web page, it appears this is a countyy first.

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Subject: marbled godwit
From: Catherine Temple <ctemple99 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:58:43 -0700
On a tip from Keith Carlson I ran down to Swallows Park to catch a glimpse
of a Marbled Godwit. It was at the swimming beach napping at 1:45 p.m.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ctemple/17019900107/

-- 

*Catherine Temple*

*Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist*

*Clarkston, WA.(208) 791-7052*
ctemple99 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Annual Wenas Camp Out
From: "Wilson Cady" <gorgebirds AT juno.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:33:09 GMT
 During the last few years we have had very few participants from the Inland 
Empire attend this event and would like to see more of you there. It is only a 
month until the 53rd annual Washington Audubon Council's Memorial Day Weekend 
event and all nature lovers are invited to attend, not just Audubon members. I 
am not aware of any other free Audubon camp out like this in the nation. This 
is a great free weekend of birding, wildflowers and socializing on the sunny 
east side of the Cascade Mountains. This is a perfect event for beginning 
birders and families but experienced birders can always find interesting places 
to explore and good birds to see. Campground birds include White-headed 
Woodpeckers, Poorwill and Calliope Hummingbirds among the over 200 species that 
have been found here. We would welcome more experienced nature lovers to share 
their knowledge on field trips or any type of workshop or event you would like 
to lead. For more information check the web site at: 
http://www.wenasaudubon.org/ Wilson Cady 

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Subject: clay-colored sparrow - Osburn, ID
From: Lisa Hardy <basalt AT frontier.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:35:27 +0000 (UTC)
I heard a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW this morning along the bike trail through the 
west side of Osburn (47.509260, -116.016367), Shoshone County, ID. I wasn't 
birding, so only looked for the bird for a few minutes, with no luck. 

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Subject: Moscow University of Idaho Arboretum birds this morning
From: Ben Bright <bencbright AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:59:37 -0700
Hi birders,

The University of Idaho Arboretum was full of birds this morning. Birds of
note were a Cassin's Vireo (quite vocal), Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville
Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, and a hummingbird, likely the
Calliope seen by Terry Gray yesterday. Checklist here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22982217.

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Subject: eBird filters
From: Jonathan Isacoff <jisacoff1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:37:49 -0700
Hello All,

A note about the eBird filters. These can be made at a specific county level or 
at a more blunt multi-county regional level. Generally speaking county-level 
filters are considered a sophisticated refinement over larger filters. In 
Arizona the eBird team is trying to develop even more refined SUB-county 
filters to account for the fact that the sky island mountains are a different 
world from the valleys within the same counties. While filters always need to 
be improved due to changing conditions, it is absolutely an advantage to have 
different arrival dates and departure dates and count numbers for different 
counties. Because: different counties are different! For example, Sandhill 
Cranes are common and abundant in spring in Adams County, WA, the location of 
the annual Sandhill Crane Festival that many INWB attend each year. In Lincoln 
County, WA, which is immediately adjacent to the East, Sandhill Cranes are 
uncommon to rare with only 1to 3 sightings in the entire county 

  per year.

Another example: Western Kingbirds show up in Kittitas County around April 17. 
In Spokane County, the same latitude but further to the interior, the first 
birds typically don't show up till around April 25 a full week or more later. 
Yet another example: Tree Swallows often if not typically show up a few days 
before Violet-Green Swallows in the Puget Trough and Washington coast. In far 
Eastern WA and Northern Idaho, it's often or typically the opposite. 


One final point: it would be scientifically unsound to change filters for 
earlier arrival dates based on spring 2015. The record warm temperatures and 
dry conditions are anomalous and not typical of norms. The point of an early 
arrival is that it is, in fact, early! If these early arrivals continued to be 
"early" for several or more consecutive years, then that might merit some study 
and adjustment to eBird filters. This is not to say that filters can't 
continually be improved, but the early arrival flags of this spring are an 
indication that the filters actually are doing their job they way they're 
supposed to. 


Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane
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Subject: Sandhill Cranes
From: Kevin Lucas <vikingcove AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:48:33 -0700
I'm visiting friends who live about a dozen miles west of Walla Walla. This
morning there were about 50 Sandhill Cranes in the somewhat flooded pasture
near their house -- north of Frog Hollow Rd & east of McDonald Rd.,
precisely, north of Hideaway Place, a private road. MerryLynn replied to my
email query that they're not common here, and late. I'll try to post
promptly if I see them again. They were quite vocal, & as always, magical.
Kevin Lucas
(Currently a bit west of W2)
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Subject: Western Kingbird Rare Bird Reports
From: Carol Riddell <cariddellwa AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:57:59 -0700
I had an FOY Western Kingbird at the Ginkgo Interpretive Center overlook last 
Friday, April 17th. The ebird filter for Kittitas County did not change from 
rare to expected until Saturday. Thus, my bird was a “rare” bird and was 
reported out as such. Grant County Western Kingbird sightings last Friday were 
expected sightings because the filter was set differently. The filters have not 
been made consistent. I talked with Ryan Merrill about it and he said filter 
improvements are happening at a gradual pace with ebird. So expect some of 
these unexpected “rare” birds for a while to come. 


Carol Riddell
Edmonds, WA
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