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9 Anna's Hummingbirds--request for reports

heidithebirdnerd
 

Hi folks!

I wanted to get an update out to IBLE about IBO's wintering Anna's Hummingbird research. If you haven't already, you can read more about our project here: http://ibo.boisestate.edu/winter-hummers/

Last winter (2015-2016) IBO (in collaboration with hummingbird bander Francine Rudeen) documented at least 55 Anna's wintering in the state thanks to reports from birders around Idaho. Between our two programs we were able to band around 20 of these birds.

This winter was off to a slow start with all the warm weather, but things are picking up now. We have documented at least 20 individuals across the state, and have been able to band at least 9 of those.

We banded one adult male in Caldwell at Cheryl Huizingas house and there are 8 other banded birds near Hulls Gulch at Allen Dale's house. We plan to band more in the coming months.

Can you help us re-sight these birds?
**Please report if you see an Anna's Hummingbird anywhere in Idaho, and look closely for any color markings, especially in the Hulls Gulch area. Please note the color of any markings and get photos if possible.

There are now EIGHT marked Anna's Hummingbirds within flying distance of Hulls Gulch Reserve, and at least one unmarked/unbanded bird. Thanks to Allen Dale and the Rudeen's for hosting these birds!

Your report provides very valuable information for our research study.

All birds have a small white dot on their forehead (see photos) and most have a colored "necklace" chest marking. (All markings are done with permission from the Bird Banding Lab, are temporary (will molt away before breeding season), and not harmful to the birds).

--"Necklace" colors to look for--
2 adult males: one with black+yellow, one with orange
4 female types: black, blue, magenta, or green necklace
1 young male (looks VERY much like a female): orange necklace
1 young female (banded by our collaborator Francine Rudeen) with white dot only, no necklace

See attached photo for an example of the markings to look for.

Thanks for any information you can give to contribute to our project!
Heidi Ware
Intermountain Bird Observatory
Boise, ID
208-426-2223



Re: Late Gnat

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

All, Anecdotally as I have no official documentation, I heard and then glassed a blue gray gnatcatcher at Deer Flat NWR the day after Thanksgiving about 8-9 years ago, I have the exact date documented in my field guide and Jim (proficient birder from Nampa now living back east, last name escapes me) was there that day looking for the bird. Definitely a shocker to hear and see in late Nov
Rich Rusnak, Nampa


On Nov 22, 2016, at 12:20 PM, 'Larry Arnold' larnold47@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:

 


Per eBird, this looks like a record late date for the state... Bravo Heidi !!! =)
We occasionally had one linger onto a CBC in Grand Junction CO.
LA

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Subject: [eBird Alert] Idaho Rare Bird Alert

*** Species Summary:

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1 Ada)

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NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2016 09:25 by Heidi Ware
- Boise State Intermountain Bird Observatory Riverside Study Site, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5427738,-116.0973144&ll=43.5427738,-116.0973144
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32666738
- Comments: "Heard calling and then seen well. Surprised to see it this late! In loose mixed flock of sparrows and house finches "

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Late Gnat

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 

Per eBird, this looks like a record late date for the state... Bravo Heidi !!! =)
We occasionally had one linger onto a CBC in Grand Junction CO.
LA

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 11:46 AM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Idaho Rare Bird Alert <hourly>

*** Species Summary:

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1 Ada)

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Thank you for subscribing to the <hourly> Idaho Rare Bird Alert.The report below shows observations of rare birds in Idaho. View or unsubscribe to this alert at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35737
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) (1)
- Reported Nov 21, 2016 09:25 by Heidi Ware
- Boise State Intermountain Bird Observatory Riverside Study Site, Ada, Idaho
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=43.5427738,-116.0973144&ll=43.5427738,-116.0973144
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32666738
- Comments: "Heard calling and then seen well. Surprised to see it this late! In loose mixed flock of sparrows and house finches "

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Re: Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Hayspur Fish Hatchery

Jason Talbot
 

Still present this morning




On Monday, November 21, 2016, 3:19 PM, Stoddard Davenport s_g_davenport@... [ible] wrote:

 

Hi IBLErs,


In case you missed it, yesterday afternoon Jordanne Holst eBirded a Rose-breasted Grosbeak from her backyard on-site at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery. A few hours later she shared a couple of great photos to Facebook to get confirmation (I think she's planning to add these to her checklist). Apparently the bird visited her feeders on Saturday and Sunday. This morning a handful of birders went looking for it, including me and Ellen. We got there just before 11 and quickly caught our first glimpse of the bird from across the small pond/creek behind her house. We stood here and looked across the water at her backyard feeders: 43.338925, -114.147618.


It was the only bird on the feeders. Much larger/chunkier than House Sparrows and House Finches, with strongly contrasting white underparts and black back. We went back to the other side of the house to try to get a better view of the bird's front and couldn't find a vantage point we liked better, and when we got back to the first viewpoint the bird was gone. We hung out waiting for it to make another appearance and occasionally heard it vocalize (just one or two notes at a time of a slow whistly call, more flute-like than other finchy sounds in the area), and then finally the bird flew directly over our heads at maybe 15 feet or so off the ground. The white windows in the wings were immediately apparent, and as it got closer the red on the breast and under the wings was unmistakable. It flew past us and around a large Russian Olive tree, and then I lost sight of it as it was headed into the willows along Loving Creek just west of the hatchery. It seemed like maybe it landed somewhere in this general area: 43.336928, -114.148836


I had to leave to get back to work but a couple of others were still there looking when I left. I bet it will continue to visit the feeders, but if it's not at the feeders it might be worth birding along the creek in addition to the trees around the hatchery itself.


Good birding!

Stoddard and Ellen Davenport

Boise



Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Hayspur Fish Hatchery

Stoddard Davenport
 

Hi IBLErs,


In case you missed it, yesterday afternoon Jordanne Holst eBirded a Rose-breasted Grosbeak from her backyard on-site at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery. A few hours later she shared a couple of great photos to Facebook to get confirmation (I think she's planning to add these to her checklist). Apparently the bird visited her feeders on Saturday and Sunday. This morning a handful of birders went looking for it, including me and Ellen. We got there just before 11 and quickly caught our first glimpse of the bird from across the small pond/creek behind her house. We stood here and looked across the water at her backyard feeders: 43.338925, -114.147618.


It was the only bird on the feeders. Much larger/chunkier than House Sparrows and House Finches, with strongly contrasting white underparts and black back. We went back to the other side of the house to try to get a better view of the bird's front and couldn't find a vantage point we liked better, and when we got back to the first viewpoint the bird was gone. We hung out waiting for it to make another appearance and occasionally heard it vocalize (just one or two notes at a time of a slow whistly call, more flute-like than other finchy sounds in the area), and then finally the bird flew directly over our heads at maybe 15 feet or so off the ground. The white windows in the wings were immediately apparent, and as it got closer the red on the breast and under the wings was unmistakable. It flew past us and around a large Russian Olive tree, and then I lost sight of it as it was headed into the willows along Loving Creek just west of the hatchery. It seemed like maybe it landed somewhere in this general area: 43.336928, -114.148836


I had to leave to get back to work but a couple of others were still there looking when I left. I bet it will continue to visit the feeders, but if it's not at the feeders it might be worth birding along the creek in addition to the trees around the hatchery itself.


Good birding!

Stoddard and Ellen Davenport

Boise



Re: First of Season birds

Richard and Ann Rusnak
 

IBLE, Yesterday on Boise green belt near the Eastern boundary of Eagle Island I had a great low flyby of 6 trumpeter swans(unlikely to be tundra's), headed N and low for a landing? Also saw 2 mature bald eagles in the vicinity. Great FOY day,
Rich Rusnak


On Nov 20, 2016, at 9:33 PM, 'Tom McCabe' tmccabe9@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:

 

My ride started out great when I found a flock of A. Robins, Downy Woodpeckers and Cedar Waxwings near 23rd and Brumback. There was a EC Dove present also, but I don’t really think he hangs out with the others. These weren’t first of season, but they made for a nice start.

When we got to the river we found our first Bald Eagle in quite a while, perched along the river near the downstream end of Veteran’s Pond.

And 2/3rds of the way from Silver Lake to the bridge to the island there was again a male Northern Pintail. This is the same location as last year. Hopefully he’ll stick around through the winter (to pad my numbers!).

Also, I heard a C. Raven in my neighborhood for the first time since last winter.

Tom McCabe, Boise


First of Season birds

bike4birds
 

My ride started out great when I found a flock of A. Robins, Downy Woodpeckers and Cedar Waxwings near 23rd and Brumback. There was a EC Dove present also, but I don’t really think he hangs out with the others. These weren’t first of season, but they made for a nice start.

When we got to the river we found our first Bald Eagle in quite a while, perched along the river near the downstream end of Veteran’s Pond.

And 2/3rds of the way from Silver Lake to the bridge to the island there was again a male Northern Pintail. This is the same location as last year. Hopefully he’ll stick around through the winter (to pad my numbers!).

Also, I heard a C. Raven in my neighborhood for the first time since last winter.

Tom McCabe, Boise


Re: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016

Shirley Sturts
 

I just looked up in eBird to see how many species were reported for Kootenai County.
eBird has 203 species.  I have 210 species for Kootenai County. Many people do not report their sighting on eBird,   As I said in other email, I gather reports from various sources, CBCs, Chapter field trips, email reports or calls to me etc.  I do check eBird as well.  I just found two more species to add when I checked just now.  I keep a county list on our Chapter Website as well as report to Lew.  A lot of my dates are earlier than what eBird has.  (it could be the other way around as well). 
I also keep a chart of early arrivals (or first seen for non migrants) from 2002-1016.
see links below.


I think eBird is a great source but I still think a county lists on our Idaho website www.idahobirds.net has a value and I hope other birders will become compilers for their county.  It does take some work but it is fun to do.  

Shirley Sturts
Compiler for Kootenai and Benewah County



On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 7:06 AM, Cliff and Lisa Weisse cliffandlisa@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:
 

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@... [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@...

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@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of Shirley Sturts shirley.sturts@... [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 <mattxyz@...>
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 <tweeters@u.washington.edu>, Inland-nw-birders@...

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 
Seattle, WA 


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Inland-nw-birders@...
https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders

 




Re: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016

Cliff Weisse
 

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@... [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@...

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@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of Shirley Sturts shirley.sturts@... [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 forwardedmessage 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 <mattxyz@...>
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 <tweeters@u.washington.edu>, Inland-nw-birders@...

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 years 365 [vs 359 in 2014, 2013s 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


_______________________________________________
Inland-nw-birders mailing list
Inland-nw-birders@...
https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders



Re: Glaucous Gull

Stoddard Davenport
 

Ellen and I just refound Austin's gull (thanks for the cool find and for reporting it quickly!) I got a few lousy in-flight shots (attached - I'll add the full resolution versions to my ebird checklist tonight), but all they really show is that there's a very large, very white gull, so Austin's photos are much more helpful for identification/documentation. It looks good for a Glaucous to me but I'm not a gull expert - were there any other opinions on this bird?

Good birding!
Stoddard and Ellen Davenport


Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE smartphone


-------- Original message --------
From: "Austin Young austinyoung234@... [ible]" <ible-noreply@...>
Date: 11/19/16 11:11 AM (GMT-07:00)
To: ible@...
Subject: [IBLE] Glaucous Gull

 

What appears to be a light, juvenile Glaucous Gull is below the American Falls Reservoir Dam at the moment. Bout 1/2 mile downriver. Photos attached. Fingers are cold. 


Austin Young
Pocatello



--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


Re: Strange duck [3 Attachments]

Austin Young
 

It doesn't look a lot like a Scaup to me though


On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Austin Young <austinyoung234@...> wrote:
Bob, I was thinking juvenile scaup too. And as you say Lesser Scaup, that makes sense


On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Bob Kiernan <idahobirdman1@...> wrote:

Can't enlarge photo closest thing I can see would be lesser scaup

On Nov 19, 2016 12:35 PM, "Austin Young austinyoung234@... [ible]" <ible-noreply@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Austin Young included below]

I am looking at a diving duck below American falls reservoir dam. It has left me in wonder. I have attached a couple of photos, and I would really really love some help! 


Austin Young
Pocatello 


--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID



--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


Re: Strange duck

Austin Young
 

Head seems a bit round for me to be confident on lesser


On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Austin Young austinyoung234@... [ible] <ible-noreply@...> wrote:
 

Bob, I was thinking juvenile scaup too. And as you say Lesser Scaup, that makes sense



On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Bob Kiernan <idahobirdman1@...> wrote:

Can't enlarge photo closest thing I can see would be lesser scaup

On Nov 19, 2016 12:35 PM, "Austin Young austinyoung234@... [ible]" <ible-noreply@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Austin Young included below]

I am looking at a diving duck below American falls reservoir dam. It has left me in wonder. I have attached a couple of photos, and I would really really love some help! 


Austin Young
Pocatello 


--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID



--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID



--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


Re: Strange duck [3 Attachments]

Austin Young
 

Bob, I was thinking juvenile scaup too. And as you say Lesser Scaup, that makes sense


On Saturday, November 19, 2016, Bob Kiernan <idahobirdman1@...> wrote:

Can't enlarge photo closest thing I can see would be lesser scaup

On Nov 19, 2016 12:35 PM, "Austin Young austinyoung234@... [ible]" <ible-noreply@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Austin Young included below]

I am looking at a diving duck below American falls reservoir dam. It has left me in wonder. I have attached a couple of photos, and I would really really love some help! 


Austin Young
Pocatello 


--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID



--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


Strange duck

Austin Young
 

I am looking at a diving duck below American falls reservoir dam. It has left me in wonder. I have attached a couple of photos, and I would really really love some help! 

Austin Young
Pocatello 


--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


Glaucous Gull

Austin Young
 

What appears to be a light, juvenile Glaucous Gull is below the American Falls Reservoir Dam at the moment. Bout 1/2 mile downriver. Photos attached. Fingers are cold. 

Austin Young
Pocatello



--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


Glaucous Gull

Austin Young
 

What appears to be a light, juvenile Glaucous Gull is below the American Falls Reservoir Dam at the moment. Bout 1/2 mile downriver. Photos attached. Fingers are cold. 

Austin Young
Pocatello



--
Austin Young
Undergraduate Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID


Re: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016

Shirley Sturts
 

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 <lawde13@...> 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@...

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@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of Shirley Sturts shirley.sturts@... [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 <mattxyz@...>
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 <tweeters@u.washington.edu>, Inland-nw-birders@...

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 
Seattle, WA 


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https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders

 



Re: [inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016

David Lawrence <lawde13@...>
 

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@...

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@... [mailto:ible@...] On Behalf Of Shirley Sturts shirley.sturts@... [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 <mattxyz@...>
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 <tweeters@u.washington.edu>, Inland-nw-birders@...

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 
Seattle, WA 


_______________________________________________
Inland-nw-birders mailing list
Inland-nw-birders@...
https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders

 


Sandpoint Red Phalarope (via eBird)

Charles Swift
 

Hi All,

A Red Phalarope was reported to eBird on 11/17 from the Sandpoint City Beach by Eric Rasmussen (and was also on the eBird Idaho Rare Bird Alert). The checklist along with recognizable photos are here - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32599082. There are 15 prior records for Idaho, about half of which have been reviewed by the IBRC. Probably not chaseable at this point but likely of general interest.

thanks, Charles. 
--
Charles Swift
Moscow, Idaho
46°43′54″ N, 116°59′50″ W
chaetura@...


[inland-NW-birders] Updated cumulative county year list file available at WA Birder through end October 2016

Shirley Sturts
 

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 <mattxyz@...>
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 <tweeters@u.washington.edu>, Inland-nw-birders@...


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 
Seattle, WA 

_______________________________________________
Inland-nw-birders mailing list
Inland-nw-birders@...
https://lists.uidaho.edu/mailman/listinfo/inland-nw-birders


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