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Spotted Sandpiper

Denise Hughes
 

There is a single Spotted Sandpiper on the concrete steps of the lower dam at Lake Lowell. First seen by Cheryl H.

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho


Pine Grosbeaks

lcarrigan_55
 

Always amazed at how semi-tame Pine Grosbeaks seem. Was at cabin for a couple days & walked into a flock of Pine Grosbeaks. Rounded a corner & a half dozen were feeding in low bushes just 6 ft away. Too close to focus with binocs. Here, at home, Blue Jay continues, others: RB Nuthatch, Pine Siskins, Am Goldfinches, BC Chickadees & House Finches. Also, 3 Least Chipmunks busy filling cheek pouches with scattered sunflower seeds.
Brian Carrigan
Blackfoot


Blue Jay in Roberts

Peggy Wyman
 

I finally saw my first Blue Jay in Idaho (twice)!  I saw it November 4th in the afternoon and again on November 6th mid-morning. Both times it was in the southwest corner of the yard of the house that is directly east of the gas station  that is right off the freeway. Both times it was making a lot of noise which alerted me to its presence.  Both times it flew off to the northwest. The first day I saw it had an acorn in its bill.  I also saw the great-tailed grackles that hang out at the gas station and in the trees south of the gas station.


Re: Eastern Bluejsy

rattlesnake4873
 

Funny thing, I could read it. You should read William Clark or Meriwether Lewis journals. Their spelling is interesting.



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Date: 11/7/20 5:22 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: IBLE@groups.io
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Eastern Bluejsy

Apologies for misspellings in Blue Jay post.  Small phone; fat fingers.
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Re: Eastern Bluejsy

Tim Reynolds
 

Apologies for misspellings in Blue Jay post. Small phone; fat fingers.

On Nov 5, 2020, at 12:53 PM, Tim Reynolds <t.doyle@q.com> wrote:


Byington boatvramp, SFk Snake River. 1130 today





Re: Eastern Bluejsy

Tim Reynolds
 

On November 5, 2020, at 12:53 PM, Tim Reynolds <t.doyle@q.com> wrote:


Byington boatvramp, SFk Snake River. 1130 today


Re: Winter raptor surveys

Bill Moore
 

Is the Inkom McCammon list picked up yet?

I’d be happy to do it. Did some CBC routes nearby for a while.

Been birding for years and locally for 30 yrs. Very familiar with raptors.

Bill Moore
Hoot Owl Inkom

On Oct 25, 2020, at 11:37 PM, Jeff Fleischer via groups.io <raptorrunner97321@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

My name is Jeff Fleischer and I am project coordinator for the Winter Raptor Survey Project sponsored by the East Cascades Audubon Society chapter based in Bend, OR.  Our 17th season of survey work, 10th in Idaho, is about to begin and the reason for this message is to offer a chance to participate in this project if you have an interest.   Last winter we ended up with 392 active routes throughout OR, WA, ID, and extreme northern CA covering nearly 25,000 miles of transects each month and surveyed by a cadre of over 300 primary volunteers, it is an extensive citizen science project!  

Following is a list of routes in Idaho that are currently available for ownership, they average between 50-70 miles in length and designed to be completed in one day:

1.  Winchester                              
2.  Nezperce                                
3.  DeSmet - Tensed                    
4.  Churchill - Oakley                    
5.  Rupert North                           
6.  Rupert East - Minidoka.          
7.  Burley SW                                
8.  Burley SE                                 
9.  Paul
10.  Minidoka NW
11.  Heyburn
12.  American Falls SW
13.  American Falls - Rockland
14.  Arbon Valley
15.  Pocatello - Inkom
16.  Inkom - McCammon
17.  Virginia - Downey

We ask our project volunteers to commit to one survey per month during the primary months of December through February, additional opportunities are available in November and March, both optional months with usually a 50 % coverage.  You can select the day that you want to do your surveys based on your own life schedules.  Volunteers should have a good working knowledge of at least the more common raptor species in your area and of course be willing to learn more about this great family of birds :). You should have at least a pair of binoculars and if you have a spotting scope even better but not required.  You should also be comfortable with winter driving conditions, our project has a super driving track record.  

If this sounds like you would be interested in becoming a part of, please get back to me as soon as possible with your route choice, I will be filling them first come first served.  I will provide you with pertinent materials, including a survey protocol, to get you prepped for what you will be doing this winter on these surveys.  For a more detailed account of the project, I prepared a power point presentation that can be found on the ECAS website at:   ecaudubon.org   that will provide a comprehensive history of all aspects of this project.  It is a large program with 227 slides most of which have audio information tracks.  It is chock full of hundreds of wonderful photos of the 31 species of birds of prey that have been found on our surveys to date, check it out :)

Okay, hope to hear from you soon, this is a wonderful way of spending some time in the field during the winter months while helping gather extensive wintering data for these birds. I might add that all of our data is provided to The Peregrine Fund for inclusion in their large international data base of birds of prey in hopes of being used for research by various scholastic and governmental agencies. Thank you,

Jeff Fleischer
Project Coordinator
Winter Raptor Survey Project
East Cascades Audubon Society - Bend, OR

My email address:    raptorrunner97321@...


Eastern Bluejsy

Tim Reynolds
 

Byington boatvramp, SFk Snake River. 1130 today


Lower dam

Robert Kiernan
 

1000+ snows & Canada's  this Ross's on steps


Re: Winter Raptor Survey Project Power Point Presentation

steve Dougill <birdidiot@...>
 

Jeff.  This is one of the best citizen science projects I know of in the NW and such a fun one to be involved with during the doldrums of winter.  You are also one of the best project leaders / minder / coordinator / wizard who checks in with all participants and makes the community feel so involved.  Thank you, and the support from ECAS,
Steve Dougill
Boise, ID ... now on the Farallon islands where there are only Peregrines.


Winter Raptor Survey Project Power Point Presentation

Jeff Fleischer
 

HI Everybody,

With the increase in raptor sightings being made in the last couple of weeks, I thought I would provide you with an opportunity to learn about the East Cascades Audubon Society’s Winter Raptor Survey Project which got underway on November 1 and will go through March 31, 2021. This is our 17th season surveying raptors. We started with 79 routes throughout Oregon back in the winter of 2004-05 and we ended last winters survey effort with 392 routes spread out throughout OR, ID, WA, and a small slice of northern CA in the Klamath Basin. I have added 47 new routes, mostly in WA, to the project for this winter bringing our total to 437 routes covering more than 26,000 miles of transects each month. This has grown into a large citizen science project ! :). We are happy to provide The Peregrine Fund with all our data each winter to help them build their huge data base for all raptors of the world :)

The opportunity that I alluded to is a power point presentation about the project that I put together this past summer. There are 227 slides with hundreds of incredible photos provided by nearly 60 raptor project participants. All 31 species that we have observed on our surveys over the years are represented in the presentation. Most of the slides have audio tracks that impart lots of information about the project and the birds we find. If you were to view it all at one time and listen to the audio, it will take about 2 hours 45 minutes, the length of a good movie :). You can jump in and out easy enough if you want to bust up your viewing into multiple sittings. If you want to learn more about this great family of birds, about the project, and maybe brush up on your ID skills, this presentation will help :). Here is the link to use to get to the program: ecaudubon.org This will take you to the ECAS website homepage. When there, look for the picture of the flying Bald Eagle and follow the instructions that you find to get to the start of the program. I hope that you will take a peek, pretty sure you will enjoy what you see :). Thank you,

Jeff Fleischer
Project Coordinator
Winter Raptor Survey Project
East Cascades Audubon Society - Bend, OR


Re: Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Melody and Michael Asher and McBride
 

So wonderful that portland airport is doing this and so cool & exciting that the bird made it here for you to take a photo & report it (will be watching for those tags!)...
Melody Asher (Twin Falls)

On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:

Hi Birders,

On October 19 At SW end of Lake Lowell Lower Dam in Canyon County, I saw and photographed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree that had a large red tag on its wing.  After asking a couple of raptor friends, I was told to check with www.pdxraptors.com about the bird.  I sent in the photos of the red tag with  KZ letters on its wing. I got an answer back and here it is. Fun to know about this hawk and hope I see more hawks with a red tag.  If you find one, check out the website and let them know. 

Cheryl Huizinga, Caldwell, ID

 

“Thank you for submitting a sighting and photo of K/Z via www.pdxraptors.com! This red-tailed hawk was first captured at Portland International Airport earlier this year in July. This bird is a hatch year and was the offspring of a pair of resident hawks that nest near the airport. After being fitted with wing-tags and a leg band it was released in Halfway, OR. Your sighting is the first we’ve received since it was released and we’re glad to hear that it is still alive and well.

Once again, thank you for your report. We truly appreciate your participation and with the help of individuals such as you, we are able to determine the most successful release sites. This in turn helps to reduce the number of birds returning to PDX and contributes to a safer airfield for both humans and birds.

We look forward to any future reports of your wing-tagged hawk sightings!”

 

Regards,

Erick Shore

Aviation Wildlife Technician

Port of Portland

erick.shore@...

 

 

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Re: Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


Sincere Thanks, Jeff   =)   

We have a sister who lives just south of PDX, and we've often peeked over there for birds that like those expansive spaces......
For sure we *always* bird Sauvie Island when we're visiting, absolutely love that place  =)

I have a question that might be of interest to others with raptor routes...?
Missy and I are thinking of doing two of our same route per month, and we're curious as to how you would address this in your monthly summaries? 
Or would this mess up your data summary effort?
Raptor Routes are The Perfect Fix for us during these Covid-19 days, but you already knew this, eh?   ;-)

Gracias Amigo !!



From: "Jeff Fleischer via groups.io" <raptorrunner97321@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 3:25:11 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Hi Larry,

Should mention that in the past the lady that assists in this PDX operation, who also does a route for us, has used our project data to see where the best fit would be for the release of these hawks that they collect at PDX.  This makes two birds now that have been released at sites in NE OR that have had subsequent sightings, this is a great project not only to study bird movement but to keep our airports safe from bird collisions ! :)

Jeff

On Nov 3, 2020, at 2:20 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


my words precisely   =)


From: "Denise Hughes" <deniseh449@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:31:55 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Very cool!

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Nov 3, 2020, at 2:30 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:


Hi Birders,
On October 19 At SW end of Lake Lowell Lower Dam in Canyon County, I saw and photographed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree that had a large red tag on its wing.  After asking a couple of raptor friends, I was told to check with www.pdxraptors.com about the bird.  I sent in the photos of the red tag with  KZ letters on its wing. I got an answer back and here it is. Fun to know about this hawk and hope I see more hawks with a red tag.  If you find one, check out the website and let them know.  
Cheryl Huizinga, Caldwell, ID

 

“Thank you for submitting a sighting and photo of K/Z via www.pdxraptors.com! This red-tailed hawk was first captured at Portland International Airport earlier this year in July. This bird is a hatch year and was the offspring of a pair of resident hawks that nest near the airport. After being fitted with wing-tags and a leg band it was released in Halfway, OR. Your sighting is the first we’ve received since it was released and we’re glad to hear that it is still alive and well. 
Once again, thank you for your report. We truly appreciate your participation and with the help of individuals such as you, we are able to determine the most successful release sites. This in turn helps to reduce the number of birds returning to PDX and contributes to a safer airfield for both humans and birds.
We look forward to any future reports of your wing-tagged hawk sightings!”

 

Regards,
Erick Shore
Aviation Wildlife Technician
Port of Portland

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

<RTHA with wing tag - 2 .jpg>
<RTHA with wing tag - Lake Lowell 10-19-2020.jpg>




Re: Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Diann Stone
 

Thanks for sharing your sighting and the great details about the bird. 


On Tue, Nov 3, 2020, 2:30 PM cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:

Hi Birders,

On October 19 At SW end of Lake Lowell Lower Dam in Canyon County, I saw and photographed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree that had a large red tag on its wing.  After asking a couple of raptor friends, I was told to check with www.pdxraptors.com about the bird.  I sent in the photos of the red tag with  KZ letters on its wing. I got an answer back and here it is. Fun to know about this hawk and hope I see more hawks with a red tag.  If you find one, check out the website and let them know. 

Cheryl Huizinga, Caldwell, ID

 

“Thank you for submitting a sighting and photo of K/Z via www.pdxraptors.com! This red-tailed hawk was first captured at Portland International Airport earlier this year in July. This bird is a hatch year and was the offspring of a pair of resident hawks that nest near the airport. After being fitted with wing-tags and a leg band it was released in Halfway, OR. Your sighting is the first we’ve received since it was released and we’re glad to hear that it is still alive and well.

Once again, thank you for your report. We truly appreciate your participation and with the help of individuals such as you, we are able to determine the most successful release sites. This in turn helps to reduce the number of birds returning to PDX and contributes to a safer airfield for both humans and birds.

We look forward to any future reports of your wing-tagged hawk sightings!”

 

Regards,

Erick Shore

Aviation Wildlife Technician

Port of Portland

erick.shore@...

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Kathleen Lopez
 

Hi Cheryl,

Very Cool!

Kathy

On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 2:30 PM cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:

Hi Birders,

On October 19 At SW end of Lake Lowell Lower Dam in Canyon County, I saw and photographed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree that had a large red tag on its wing.  After asking a couple of raptor friends, I was told to check with www.pdxraptors.com about the bird.  I sent in the photos of the red tag with  KZ letters on its wing. I got an answer back and here it is. Fun to know about this hawk and hope I see more hawks with a red tag.  If you find one, check out the website and let them know. 

Cheryl Huizinga, Caldwell, ID

 

“Thank you for submitting a sighting and photo of K/Z via www.pdxraptors.com! This red-tailed hawk was first captured at Portland International Airport earlier this year in July. This bird is a hatch year and was the offspring of a pair of resident hawks that nest near the airport. After being fitted with wing-tags and a leg band it was released in Halfway, OR. Your sighting is the first we’ve received since it was released and we’re glad to hear that it is still alive and well.

Once again, thank you for your report. We truly appreciate your participation and with the help of individuals such as you, we are able to determine the most successful release sites. This in turn helps to reduce the number of birds returning to PDX and contributes to a safer airfield for both humans and birds.

We look forward to any future reports of your wing-tagged hawk sightings!”

 

Regards,

Erick Shore

Aviation Wildlife Technician

Port of Portland

erick.shore@...

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


--
Kathy Lopez
Nampa


Re: Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Jeff Fleischer
 

Hi Larry,

Should mention that in the past the lady that assists in this PDX operation, who also does a route for us, has used our project data to see where the best fit would be for the release of these hawks that they collect at PDX.  This makes two birds now that have been released at sites in NE OR that have had subsequent sightings, this is a great project not only to study bird movement but to keep our airports safe from bird collisions ! :)

Jeff

On Nov 3, 2020, at 2:20 PM, Larry Arnold <larnold47@...> wrote:


my words precisely   =)


From: "Denise Hughes" <deniseh449@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:31:55 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Very cool!

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Nov 3, 2020, at 2:30 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:


Hi Birders,
On October 19 At SW end of Lake Lowell Lower Dam in Canyon County, I saw and photographed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree that had a large red tag on its wing.  After asking a couple of raptor friends, I was told to check with www.pdxraptors.com about the bird.  I sent in the photos of the red tag with  KZ letters on its wing. I got an answer back and here it is. Fun to know about this hawk and hope I see more hawks with a red tag.  If you find one, check out the website and let them know.  
Cheryl Huizinga, Caldwell, ID

 

“Thank you for submitting a sighting and photo of K/Z via www.pdxraptors.com! This red-tailed hawk was first captured at Portland International Airport earlier this year in July. This bird is a hatch year and was the offspring of a pair of resident hawks that nest near the airport. After being fitted with wing-tags and a leg band it was released in Halfway, OR. Your sighting is the first we’ve received since it was released and we’re glad to hear that it is still alive and well. 
Once again, thank you for your report. We truly appreciate your participation and with the help of individuals such as you, we are able to determine the most successful release sites. This in turn helps to reduce the number of birds returning to PDX and contributes to a safer airfield for both humans and birds.
We look forward to any future reports of your wing-tagged hawk sightings!”

 

Regards,
Erick Shore
Aviation Wildlife Technician
Port of Portland

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

<RTHA with wing tag - 2 .jpg>
<RTHA with wing tag - Lake Lowell 10-19-2020.jpg>



Re: Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Larry Arnold <larnold47@...>
 


my words precisely   =)


From: "Denise Hughes" <deniseh449@...>
To: "IBLE" <IBLE@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 2:31:55 PM
Subject: Re: [IBLE] Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Very cool!

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Nov 3, 2020, at 2:30 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:



Hi Birders,

On October 19 At SW end of Lake Lowell Lower Dam in Canyon County, I saw and photographed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree that had a large red tag on its wing.  After asking a couple of raptor friends, I was told to check with www.pdxraptors.com about the bird.  I sent in the photos of the red tag with  KZ letters on its wing. I got an answer back and here it is. Fun to know about this hawk and hope I see more hawks with a red tag.  If you find one, check out the website and let them know. 

Cheryl Huizinga, Caldwell, ID

 

“Thank you for submitting a sighting and photo of K/Z via www.pdxraptors.com! This red-tailed hawk was first captured at Portland International Airport earlier this year in July. This bird is a hatch year and was the offspring of a pair of resident hawks that nest near the airport. After being fitted with wing-tags and a leg band it was released in Halfway, OR. Your sighting is the first we’ve received since it was released and we’re glad to hear that it is still alive and well.

Once again, thank you for your report. We truly appreciate your participation and with the help of individuals such as you, we are able to determine the most successful release sites. This in turn helps to reduce the number of birds returning to PDX and contributes to a safer airfield for both humans and birds.

We look forward to any future reports of your wing-tagged hawk sightings!”

 

Regards,

Erick Shore

Aviation Wildlife Technician

Port of Portland

erick.shore@...

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

<RTHA with wing tag - 2 .jpg>
<RTHA with wing tag - Lake Lowell 10-19-2020.jpg>


Re: Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

Denise Hughes
 

Very cool!

Denise Hughes
Caldwell, Idaho

On Nov 3, 2020, at 2:30 PM, cheryl huizinga <bchuizinga@...> wrote:



Hi Birders,

On October 19 At SW end of Lake Lowell Lower Dam in Canyon County, I saw and photographed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree that had a large red tag on its wing.  After asking a couple of raptor friends, I was told to check with www.pdxraptors.com about the bird.  I sent in the photos of the red tag with  KZ letters on its wing. I got an answer back and here it is. Fun to know about this hawk and hope I see more hawks with a red tag.  If you find one, check out the website and let them know. 

Cheryl Huizinga, Caldwell, ID

 

“Thank you for submitting a sighting and photo of K/Z via www.pdxraptors.com! This red-tailed hawk was first captured at Portland International Airport earlier this year in July. This bird is a hatch year and was the offspring of a pair of resident hawks that nest near the airport. After being fitted with wing-tags and a leg band it was released in Halfway, OR. Your sighting is the first we’ve received since it was released and we’re glad to hear that it is still alive and well.

Once again, thank you for your report. We truly appreciate your participation and with the help of individuals such as you, we are able to determine the most successful release sites. This in turn helps to reduce the number of birds returning to PDX and contributes to a safer airfield for both humans and birds.

We look forward to any future reports of your wing-tagged hawk sightings!”

 

Regards,

Erick Shore

Aviation Wildlife Technician

Port of Portland

erick.shore@...

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

<RTHA with wing tag - 2 .jpg>
<RTHA with wing tag - Lake Lowell 10-19-2020.jpg>


Sighting of wing-tagged Red-tailed Hawk at Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Idaho

cheryl huizinga
 

Hi Birders,

On October 19 At SW end of Lake Lowell Lower Dam in Canyon County, I saw and photographed a Red-tailed Hawk in a tree that had a large red tag on its wing.  After asking a couple of raptor friends, I was told to check with www.pdxraptors.com about the bird.  I sent in the photos of the red tag with  KZ letters on its wing. I got an answer back and here it is. Fun to know about this hawk and hope I see more hawks with a red tag.  If you find one, check out the website and let them know. 

Cheryl Huizinga, Caldwell, ID

 

“Thank you for submitting a sighting and photo of K/Z via www.pdxraptors.com! This red-tailed hawk was first captured at Portland International Airport earlier this year in July. This bird is a hatch year and was the offspring of a pair of resident hawks that nest near the airport. After being fitted with wing-tags and a leg band it was released in Halfway, OR. Your sighting is the first we’ve received since it was released and we’re glad to hear that it is still alive and well.

Once again, thank you for your report. We truly appreciate your participation and with the help of individuals such as you, we are able to determine the most successful release sites. This in turn helps to reduce the number of birds returning to PDX and contributes to a safer airfield for both humans and birds.

We look forward to any future reports of your wing-tagged hawk sightings!”

 

Regards,

Erick Shore

Aviation Wildlife Technician

Port of Portland

erick.shore@...

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


Re: Swans are game birds now??

bob perata
 

On Monday, November 2, 2020, 2:21 PM, bob perata via groups.io <bobperata@...> wrote:

Maybe I’m late on this that swans have become game birds in North Idaho.  


BOB Perata
Boise, Idaho

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