IBRC Update

Cliff Weisse

Here's the latest batch of records for which voting has been completed by IBRC.


Accepted in first Round:
White-rumped Sandpiper 19-B-2020
Ruddy Turnstone 37-B-2020
Indigo Bunting 32-B-2020
Northern Hawk Owl 30-B-2020
Northern Parula 29-B-2020
Ovenbird 26-B-2020
Hudsonian Godwit 27-B-2020
Alder Flycatcher 25-B-2020
Indigo Bunting 24-B-2020
Eastern Phoebe 23-B-2020
Blue Grosbeak 22-B-2020
Blue Grosbeak 21-B-2020
Whimbrel 18-B-2020
Yellow-billed Loon 28-B-2020
Blackburnian Warbler 55-B-2020
Black-billed Cuckoo 54-B-2020
Purple Finch 62-B-2020
Black Scoter 60-B-2020
Black Scoter 59-B-2020
Northern Hawk Owl 58-B-2020
Summer Tanager 57-B-2020
American Black Duck 56-B-2020
Swamp Sparrow 53-B-2020
Fox Sparrow (Red Subspecies)
Tennessee Warbler 52-B-2020
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 46-B-2020
Chestnut-sided Warbler 43-B-2020
Tennessee Warbler 41-B-2020
Broad-winged Hawk 39-B-2020
Merlin 34-B-2020

Not Accepted in first round:
Blue Grosbeak 35-B-2020
Gull-billed Tern 1-A-2020
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 63-B-2020
Broad-winger Hawk 49-B-2020

Accepted in second round:
Dusky Flycatcher 15-B-2018 (7-0)
Hermit Warbler 17-B-2020 (7-0)
Summer Tanager 20-B-2020 (5-2)
Short-billed Dowitcher 33-B-2020 (6-1)

Not Accepted in second round:
Blue-headed Vireo 44-B-2017 (1-6)
Clay-colored Sparrow 14-B-2020 (2-5)
White-winged Crossbill 31-B-2020 (2-5)

Not Accepted in third round:
Neotropic Cormorant 20-B-2019 (3-4)
Upland Sandpiper 14-B-2019 (2-5)

I've been asked a few times about the meaning of the alpha-numeric codes shown after the species name in the list of reviewed records I send out in these updates.  All records are in this format:
Species name, Record Number, (Vote).
Species name is self explanatory.
The record number is in 3 parts separated by hyphens.  The first part is the number of the record within a given year.  The second part is a letter, either A or B, which designates whether the report is for a species with previous Idaho records (B), or if the report is for a species not yet documented in Idaho (A).   The third part is the year in which the report was submitted.
The numbers in parenthesis are the final vote arrived at by IBRC for the record, with the first number for "accept" votes, the second for "not accept" votes.  First round votes must be unanimous to be decisive so any record Accepted/Not Accepted in first round is necessarily 7-0 or 0-7.

Here's an example:
Lincoln's Sparrow 11-B-13 (7-0)
In this case the species is Lincoln's Sparrow.
The record number, 11-B-13, shows that this is the 11th report submitted to IBRC during the year, the "B" shows that there are previous records for Lincoln's Sparrow, "13" is the year, 2013.
The numbers in parenthesis, (7-0), are the final vote on the record.  7 votes to Accept, 0 votes for Not Accept.

Accepted in first round:
Bewick's Wren 15-B-13

Accepted in second round:
Lincoln's Sparrow 11-B-13 (7-0)

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Cliff and Lisa Weisse
Island Park, Idaho