RBA: N ID / E WA / NE OR -- 02/4/00

Charles Swift <charless@...>


* northern Idaho / eastern Washington / northeastern Oregon
* February 4, 2000
* IDWA0002.4

-birds mentioned

Arctic Loon
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Pine Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Tri-colored Blackbird


hotline: northern Idaho / eastern Washington /
northeastern Oregon
Date: February 4, 2000.
Phone: (208) 882-6195
Compiler: Kas Dumroese
Transcriber: Charles Swift - charless@...

This is Kas Dumroese with the Northern Idaho / Eastern Washington / Northeastern Oregon bird hotline for Friday, Feb 4 (2000). This hotline, sponsored by Palouse Audubon, is updated every Friday evening.

An ARCTIC LOON is at the Priest Rapids Dam in Grant Co WA. It has been seen for about a week, and I have a report it was seen today, Feb 4. I have 2 sets of directions. Here's number 1. Take WA 243 to 26 SW, north of Desert Aire, and follow it to the river. Here's number 2. Take WA 243 straight to the dam. Drive like you're going to drive across the dam, but instead park in the parking area in front of the gate with the restricted access sign. WA DeLorme 52, CD-1.

Just north of Moses Lake, Grant Co WA, today Feb 4, were 11 TRI-COLORED BLACKBIRDS and a single AMERICAN TREE SPARROW at Gloyd Seeps state fish and wildlife area, according to Mike and MerryLynn Denny. To get there, take J NE north from Moses Lake about 6 miles to the area. Look for a large sign and a parking area on the left. Walk west from the parking area, cross the canal, and then head toward the only clump of pines. The Denny's heard the blackbirds fly over late this afternoon. WA DeLorme 69, C-6.

A GYRFALCON was near the intersection of WA 17 and Hampton Road just southeast of Othello, Adams Co WA on Jan 29 according to Bob Flores. WA DeLorme 53, B-7.

A PINE WARBLER is still visiting a feeder in Moscow, Latah Co, ID. The bird has been present at the feeder of Bettie and Ray Hoff, 907 East 7th Street, since Dec 7. The bird frequents a feeder on the south side of the house. Look for it around the southeast corner of 7th Street and Hayes. The Hoff's have also had a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW visiting their feeders. The Hoff's are happy to have birders visit but if you are coming from a distance you might want to check ahead. Email them at hoff697@....

A THAYER'S GULL has been seen on the beach at Independence Point in Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai Co Idaho for the past month. First seen by John Weber, Stephen Lindsay saw it last Sun Jan 30. This park is downtown, just west of the CdA Resort. ID DeLorme 60, B-1.

A second-year GLAUCOUS GULL was near the Walla Walla River delta in western Walla Walla Co WA today Feb 4 according to Mike and MerryLynn Denny. The delta is just north of the jct of US 12 and US 730. WA DeLorme 40, D-1.

If you have any questions, give me a call before 9 PM 208.883.0943.

Good birding.

Charles E. Swift
Moscow, Idaho