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Re: Pine Grosbeaks at Ann Morrison Park, Boise

birdz@...
 

If you are still looking for these grosbeaks, try walking down to the fruit trees at the Americana Blvd entrance. I found two Pine Grosbeaks about an hour ago eating berries atop one of the fruit trees along the north side of the park entrance road--across the road from the construction work. Look for the orange netting.

John Battalio



FW: [inland-NW-birders] Northern hawk owl killed after becoming birding attraction

Terry Gray <clgtlg@...>
 

FYI

-----Original Message-----
From: inland-nw-birders-bounces@uidaho.edu
[mailto:inland-nw-birders-bounces@uidaho.edu] On Behalf Of Rich Landers
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 9:25 PM
To: inland-nw-birders@uidaho.edu
Subject: [inland-NW-birders] Northern hawk owl killed after becoming birding
attraction

A few more details on this incident, from The Spokesman-Review:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/jan/16/after-attracting-birders-rare-h
awk-owl-killed-near/

-Rich Landers
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Moscow North Raptor Run results

Terry Gray <clgtlg@...>
 

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!

Terry Gray
890 Stefany Ln
Moscow ID 83843
208-596-5212
http://www.flickr.com/photos/terryandchristine/


Re: Malheur Rallies on January 19 in Oregon - FYI

bob perata
 

Well said Denise. 

Bob Perata
Boise/Hauchuca City  






On Jan 16, 2016, at 2:56 PM, Denise Hughes deniseh449@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:

 

I'd be heading that way if the rally was on the weekend. 
I can't get away from work at this time.

The Idaho Press Tribune ran a story about Ammon 
Bundy buying a house in Emmett.  I sure hope he 
doesn't bring his hate to Idaho; specifically Deer Flat NWR. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jan 16, 2016, at 2:24 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr rarusnak62@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:

 

FYI, Does anyone know if an Idaho contingent is going to any of these, or is there enough interest to have a rally in Boise?

 I'm sure there are many hundreds of us that hold Malheur dear to our birding hearts and want to see an end to this mess.
(I apologize if this does not meet the criteria for IBLE posts.)
Rich Rusnak, Nampa


Begin forwarded message:

Subject: Rallies on January 19 in Oregon - FYI
Date: January 16, 2016 1:16:37 PM MST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Several rallies are being organized across the State of Oregon to show support for Malheur and our public lands systems next Tuesday January 19. The occupation of Malheur has been extremely frustrating for our communities and these rallies will provide an opportunity to show support for this cherished place in a positive environment. 
 
See below for more details and I will update this list on any additional locations of events across the state in the coming days. 
 
 
Audubon Alert: Rally for Malheur and for Public Lands  
Dear Micah,

Photo by Scott CarpenterWe would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. at Holladay Park near Lloyd Center to show your support for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands across the United States.

The illegal, armed occupation of Malheur puts one of America’s most important wildlife refuges at risk and threatens years of collaborative work between the refuge, local community, conservation organizations, the Burns Paiute and others. (Click here to see our official statement.) Portland Audubon has been working to protect Malheur since our founding in 1902 when Audubon’s first president, William Finley, helped inspire President Theodore Roosevelt to create Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. It is now time to speak out for Malhuer and our public lands across the United States again. We need your voice!Rally for Malheur and Public Lands in Portland, Eugene, Bend and Beyond
Join us in locations across the state (listed below) to gather and peacefully express your appreciation for Malheur, national public lands, their public servant caretakers, and the positive collaborative efforts between refuge officials, ranchers, environmentalists, and the Burns-Paiute Tribe that have been underway on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. 
Speakers will highlight the importance of protecting special places like the Malheur NWR that provide integral wildlife habitat, clean water, climate change mitigation, and recreational opportunities available as a benefit to all Americans. 

Participants are strongly encouraged to RSVP by clicking here and to register to receive up to date information and other information about how they can support Malheur and public lands.Also check our website or our Restore Malheur Facebook page for regularly updated information on the Malheur situation and rally.

We know many of you are concerned about the illegal occupation. Let’s make our voices heard at rallies in Portland and across the state.

Important: Because of the volatile situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, supporters are strongly discouraged from visiting Harney County at this time.

Portland
Holliday Park near Lloyd Center 
911 NE 11th Ave, Portland
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Bend
Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Bend
(next to Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St)
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Eugene
Old Federal Building
211 E. 7th Ave, Eugene
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Medford/Ashland
Contact Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
To be organized for a later date. For more information contact amy@...

La Grande
Pro-Public Lands Potluck
105 Fir St Suite #327

Hood River
TBD
Corvallis
TBD

Thank you for your support of Malheur and other public lands!

Bob Sallinger
Conservation Director
Audubon Society of Portland
--
Carter Niemeyer


Re: Malheur Rallies on January 19 in Oregon - FYI

Denise Hughes
 

I'd be heading that way if the rally was on the weekend. 
I can't get away from work at this time.

The Idaho Press Tribune ran a story about Ammon 
Bundy buying a house in Emmett.  I sure hope he 
doesn't bring his hate to Idaho; specifically Deer Flat NWR. 

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Jan 16, 2016, at 2:24 PM, Richard A Rusnak Jr rarusnak62@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:

 

FYI, Does anyone know if an Idaho contingent is going to any of these, or is there enough interest to have a rally in Boise?

 I'm sure there are many hundreds of us that hold Malheur dear to our birding hearts and want to see an end to this mess.
(I apologize if this does not meet the criteria for IBLE posts.)
Rich Rusnak, Nampa


Begin forwarded message:

Subject: Rallies on January 19 in Oregon - FYI
Date: January 16, 2016 1:16:37 PM MST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Several rallies are being organized across the State of Oregon to show support for Malheur and our public lands systems next Tuesday January 19. The occupation of Malheur has been extremely frustrating for our communities and these rallies will provide an opportunity to show support for this cherished place in a positive environment. 
 
See below for more details and I will update this list on any additional locations of events across the state in the coming days. 
 
 
Audubon Alert: Rally for Malheur and for Public Lands  
Dear Micah,

Photo by Scott CarpenterWe would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. at Holladay Park near Lloyd Center to show your support for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands across the United States.

The illegal, armed occupation of Malheur puts one of America’s most important wildlife refuges at risk and threatens years of collaborative work between the refuge, local community, conservation organizations, the Burns Paiute and others. (Click here to see our official statement.) Portland Audubon has been working to protect Malheur since our founding in 1902 when Audubon’s first president, William Finley, helped inspire President Theodore Roosevelt to create Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. It is now time to speak out for Malhuer and our public lands across the United States again. We need your voice!Rally for Malheur and Public Lands in Portland, Eugene, Bend and Beyond
Join us in locations across the state (listed below) to gather and peacefully express your appreciation for Malheur, national public lands, their public servant caretakers, and the positive collaborative efforts between refuge officials, ranchers, environmentalists, and the Burns-Paiute Tribe that have been underway on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. 
Speakers will highlight the importance of protecting special places like the Malheur NWR that provide integral wildlife habitat, clean water, climate change mitigation, and recreational opportunities available as a benefit to all Americans. 

Participants are strongly encouraged to RSVP by clicking here and to register to receive up to date information and other information about how they can support Malheur and public lands.Also check our website or our Restore Malheur Facebook page for regularly updated information on the Malheur situation and rally.

We know many of you are concerned about the illegal occupation. Let’s make our voices heard at rallies in Portland and across the state.

Important: Because of the volatile situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, supporters are strongly discouraged from visiting Harney County at this time.

Portland
Holliday Park near Lloyd Center 
911 NE 11th Ave, Portland
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Bend
Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Bend
(next to Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St)
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Eugene
Old Federal Building
211 E. 7th Ave, Eugene
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Medford/Ashland
Contact Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
To be organized for a later date. For more information contact amy@...

La Grande
Pro-Public Lands Potluck
105 Fir St Suite #327

Hood River
TBD
Corvallis
TBD

Thank you for your support of Malheur and other public lands!

Bob Sallinger
Conservation Director
Audubon Society of Portland
--
Carter Niemeyer


Malheur Rallies on January 19 in Oregon - FYI

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

FYI, Does anyone know if an Idaho contingent is going to any of these, or is there enough interest to have a rally in Boise?
 I'm sure there are many hundreds of us that hold Malheur dear to our birding hearts and want to see an end to this mess.
(I apologize if this does not meet the criteria for IBLE posts.)
Rich Rusnak, Nampa


Begin forwarded message:

Subject: Rallies on January 19 in Oregon - FYI
Date: January 16, 2016 1:16:37 PM MST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Several rallies are being organized across the State of Oregon to show support for Malheur and our public lands systems next Tuesday January 19. The occupation of Malheur has been extremely frustrating for our communities and these rallies will provide an opportunity to show support for this cherished place in a positive environment. 
 
See below for more details and I will update this list on any additional locations of events across the state in the coming days. 
 
 
Audubon Alert: Rally for Malheur and for Public Lands  
Dear Micah,

Photo by Scott CarpenterWe would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday, January 19 at 12 p.m. at Holladay Park near Lloyd Center to show your support for Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands across the United States.

The illegal, armed occupation of Malheur puts one of America’s most important wildlife refuges at risk and threatens years of collaborative work between the refuge, local community, conservation organizations, the Burns Paiute and others. (Click here to see our official statement.) Portland Audubon has been working to protect Malheur since our founding in 1902 when Audubon’s first president, William Finley, helped inspire President Theodore Roosevelt to create Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. It is now time to speak out for Malhuer and our public lands across the United States again. We need your voice!Rally for Malheur and Public Lands in Portland, Eugene, Bend and Beyond
Join us in locations across the state (listed below) to gather and peacefully express your appreciation for Malheur, national public lands, their public servant caretakers, and the positive collaborative efforts between refuge officials, ranchers, environmentalists, and the Burns-Paiute Tribe that have been underway on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. 
Speakers will highlight the importance of protecting special places like the Malheur NWR that provide integral wildlife habitat, clean water, climate change mitigation, and recreational opportunities available as a benefit to all Americans. 

Participants are strongly encouraged to RSVP by clicking here and to register to receive up to date information and other information about how they can support Malheur and public lands.Also check our website or our Restore Malheur Facebook page for regularly updated information on the Malheur situation and rally.

We know many of you are concerned about the illegal occupation. Let’s make our voices heard at rallies in Portland and across the state.

Important: Because of the volatile situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, supporters are strongly discouraged from visiting Harney County at this time.

Portland
Holliday Park near Lloyd Center 
911 NE 11th Ave, Portland
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Bend
Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Bend
(next to Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St)
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Eugene
Old Federal Building
211 E. 7th Ave, Eugene
Rally starts at 12 p.m.

Medford/Ashland
Contact Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
To be organized for a later date. For more information contact amy@...

La Grande
Pro-Public Lands Potluck
105 Fir St Suite #327

Hood River
TBD
Corvallis
TBD

Thank you for your support of Malheur and other public lands!

Bob Sallinger
Conservation Director
Audubon Society of Portland
--
Carter Niemeyer


Ada County Highlights

Steve Hofhine <steven.hofhine@...>
 

Hey birders,

Ryan Anderson and I took a whirlwind trip through Boise trying for several of the rarities seen lately. At Barber Park the RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was found downstream near the dam. A VARIED THRUSH and a HERMIT THRUSH were found in the southwest corner of Kathryn Albertson Park, no sign of the purple finch today. Across the street at Ann Morrison Park, a single PINE GROSBEAK was feeding in the crabapple trees east of the fountain. Up the hill at Morris Hill Cemetery, the RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was refound in Section K on a large Douglas Fir tree.

Good birding!

Steve Hofhine
Meridian, ID


Re: Ross's Goose

heidithebirdnerd
 

Meant to reply when this was first posted and then forgot.

The same day Jason reported him at JD Park we also saw (presumably the same bird) at Kathryn Albertson park with Canadas, hanging out in the grass by the parking lot. They then flew off and RL re-found him at Morris Hill Cemetery. He sure gets around! If anyone is chasing this guy I think it's worth looking around in a bunch of places if you don't find it right off.

~Heidi




From: "paul grabe grabe.paul@... [ible]"
To: yahoogroups
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2016 12:53 PM
Subject: [IBLE] Ross's Goose

 
The Ross's Goose found last week by Jason and Steven at JD Park Lagoon is now feeding amongst a flock of Canada Geese at BSU DeChevrieux Field (grass practice field located to the southwest of Bronco Stadium.



Ross's Goose

paul grabe
 

The Ross's Goose found last week by Jason and Steven at JD Park Lagoon is now feeding amongst a flock of Canada Geese at BSU DeChevrieux Field (grass practice field located to the southwest of Bronco Stadium.


Northern Shrike - Hidden Springs

Jason Talbot
 

Seen at Currant Creek Trailhead along with Bewick's Wren and Evening Grosbeak. The Bewick's Wrens hang out there all the time and Evening Grosbeaks on occasion. See photo in checklist:

I saw a juvenile Northern Goshawk driving down Pierce Park Lane. It was in the tall bushes along the creek just north of Deer Trail Ln. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26895755

Red Crossbill (10 today) continue at Dry Creek Cemetery.

Jason


Re: Harris's Sparrow -Hyatt Wetlands

birdz@...
 

Harris's Sparrow still there late this afternoon. I had to wait around for about 45 minutes for it to appear. Was with a small flock of White-crowns perched briefly near the top of the line of reeds--left of the unsafe ice sign.

John Battalio


Parker AZ.

Bob Kiernan
 

Birding today was great local expert Charlie took me to some new areas today at parker oasis the best was crissal thrasher he got pic.he posts on e bird I didn't get photo last place riparian area both were very still and blk tail gnat catcher got real close great photos I had to photo photo with phone not as sharp as camera.


Re: Parker AZ.

Bob Kiernan
 

Forgot photo

On Jan 14, 2016 1:56 PM, wrote:

Birding today was great local expert Charlie took me to some new areas today at parker oasis the best was crissal thrasher he got pic.he posts on e bird I didn't get photo last place riparian area both were very still and blk tail gnat catcher got real close great photos I had to photo photo with phone not as sharp as camera.


Pine Grosbeaks at Ann Morrison Park, Boise

veggiebirder@...
 

Hello Birders,

      Around 220pm this afternoon I saw 2 Pine Grosbeaks in Ann Morrison Park.  They were in the fruit trees immediately east of the fountain area, not far from the lagoon on the west side of the park.  
      I've attached the photos I took with my phone through my scope.  I watched them through my binos for about 10 minutes, until they took off towards the playground area.  If you're in the area be on the lookout!

Good Birding,
Matt Dunn    


Red Breasted Merganzer

Pablo Cruz
 

Found two Red Breasted Merganzers around 8:30 this morning at Barber Park.  Check rocky shoals as they may be mixed with female common merganzers.  Paul Plante    run4ity@...



Harris's Sparrow -Hyatt Wetlands

henderson.danette
 

Re-found Sparrow at same location Jason described. Just beyond "Unsafe Ice" sign directly below south parking lot.  When trying to set up scope for pic the flock of with Harris's flew to island of reeds and small trees in center of pond.

Danette Henderson
Boise


Brambling and white-winged crossbill in Hailey

Poo Wright-Pulliam
 

There is a brambling cruising East Hailey but it hasn't been reported yet because it's quite evasive. It was seen in December on 8th Ave but hasnt been seen there since and it has been sighted a couple of times around Buckhorn and Deertail. Last sighting was Saturday. Just thought I'd let you all know one is around but not very cooperative.
Also, I got a call today about a white-winged crossbill on Deer Creek Rd north of Hailey. Turn west and it is the second or third house on the north side (a little blue house if I recall, she had an indigo bunting in the same spot a few years back), it hits her feeder at about 4:20 each night.
If you'd like more info let me know. I haven't seen either yet.
Poo



WB Nuthatches

bike4birds
 

I did not see Danette’s Varied Thrush yesterday, but I had a WB Nuthatch in my front yard. Then today I found 1 WBNU in Garden City, just east of Veteran’s Parkway bridge and then 2 more between bridges 22 and 23 along the greenbelt (all the bridges are numbered sequentially going west). The spot is about midway between Willow Lane and Silver Lake. I also saw 2 there yesterday.

 

I’m having trouble finding 30 birds every day, although I haven’t missed since I’ve been able to get back on my bike. Plus, just in the last few days I’ve found paired up Wild Turkeys (closer to Silver Lake than the WBNU’s), Red-tail Hawks (Les Bois race track), and Hairy Woodpeckers (the wooded lot across Whitewater Park Boulevard from the new Esther Simplot Park). And today I saw my first Red-wing Blackbird in ages, right near where the single WBNU was in Garden City. It makes every bike ride an exploratory adventure. Tom McCabe, Boise


Say's Phoebe - Barber Park

henderson.danette
 

I went in search of the Red-breasted Merganser reported by Jason yesterday. No luck with that one. However, when heading to the car I flushed a Say's Phoebe. It was on the east side of the Barber Bridge on the north side of the river.

Yesterday I had a Varied Thrush in my North End backyard for the first time ever. There was a flurry of bird activity in the neighborhood. Maybe in reaction to the changing weather.

Danette Henderson
Boise


Probable Swainson's Hawk, I-86 mm 6-7

James Cleaver <james.d.cleaver@...>
 

Hi all,
I posted this in Facebook also. I had what could have only been a Swainson's Hawk today along I-86 sitting on the fence on the South side of the road  between mile markers 6 and 7 just after 2pm today. Typical size, shape, and posture with pointy wing tips extending beyond the tail, light belly, and dark bib. A classic light colored adult. But totally the wrong time of year. I know there have been others in the US this winter. I was just passing through at 80 mph on my way to visit my Father in the hospital in Pocatello, so was not able to stop and try for pictures. Hope someone can find it and get photo documentation, but will be tough in that spot.

Cheers,

James Cleaver
Currently in Pocatello

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