RBA: N ID / E WA / NE OR -- 04/21/2001

The Dumroese Family dumroese at iGlide.net
Sat Apr 21 10:38:42 PDT 2001


- RBA

* northern Idaho / eastern Washington / northeastern Oregon
* as above
* April 21, 2001
* IDWA0104.21

- birds mentioned

Eurasian Wigeon
shorebirds
American White Pelican
Barred Owl
Tricolored Blackbird

- transcript

hotline: northern Idaho / eastern Washington / northeastern Oregon
Date: April 21, 2001
Phone: (208) 882-6195
Compiler: Kas Dumroese
Transcriber: Kas Dumroese - dumroese at iglide.net

This is Kas Dumroese with the Northern Idaho / Eastern Washington /
Northeastern Oregon bird hotline for Friday, Apr 21 (2001). This hotline,
sponsored by Palouse Audubon, is updated every Friday evening. If you wish
to bypass this recording and simply leave a message for me, including the
date of your sighting and the DeLorme atlas page numbers and coordinates if
you have them, push the star button on your telephone now. Otherwise wait
for the beep at the end of the tape. Please give me good directions, your
fellow birdwatchers will appreciate it.

The TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD invasion in central and eastern WA is continuing.
Birds were seen in 4 counties this past week.

TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS are continuing to be seen at the Para Ponds northwest
of Othello, Adams Co WA. From Othello go north on Broadway (west end of town
extending north from WA 24) past the processing and storage facilities, SVZ
and cubing plant. When the road crosses the RR tracks it becomes McManamon
Road. Continue across the canal and down the hill past the two potato sheds.
The Para Ponds are just beyond on both sides of the road. On the 12th Ruth
Sullivan found 4 males and a female. Also at the Para Ponds were
BLACK-NECKED STILTS, AMERICAN AVOCETS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, DUNLIN, and a
single EURASIAN WIGEON. WA DeLorme 53, B-7.

You can also check for TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS in Grant Co WA where they have
been reported the past couple of years. The birds have been seen from the
overlook along road 22 NE east of WA 28. To get to there from Soap Lake,
take WA 28 east toward milepost 73. Just east of milepost 73, turn north
onto road 22 NE toward Marlin. Go 1.9 miles to the large pullout on the
north side of the road. On the 11th Ruth Sullivan found 22 males and 13
females. WA DeLorme 69, A-8.
In extreme western Lincoln Co WA, Ruth found 2 male TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS
east of Marlin, along Marlin Back Road, near Crab Creek in a mixed flock of
Red-winged and Yellow-headed Blackbirds in a horse corral on 11 Apr. WA
DeLorme 70, AB-1.

A single male TIRCOLORED BLACKBIRD was with Red-winged Blackbirds at a
feeder on Old State
Route 26 in Whitman Co WA last weekend according to Bob Flores. The bird was
coming to feeders at a house located next to the Palouse River just west of
Hooper. The feeders are clearly visible from the road. DeLorme 55, B-7.

Steven Mlodinow requests that you please send him descriptions of any
TRICOLORED BLACKBIRD sightings (SGMlod at aol.com).

On 15 Apr a single EURASIAN WIGEON was at the ponds north of Reardan,
Lincoln Co WA according to Cindy McCormack. The ponds are about 0.25 north
of Reardan along WA 231. WA DeLorme 88, C-1.5.

The vocal BARRED OWL continues to be heard in Genesee, Latah Co ID according
to Terry Gray. Terry has been hearing the bird nearly every night for the
past 2 months, particularly between 8 and 10 pm. It seems to prefer the
dense trees at the corner of Hazel and Pine. If you enter Genesee from US
95, Pine Street heads north just after the grocery store. ID DeLorme 58,
C-1.

A variety of shorebirds were at Swanson Lakes south of Creston, Lincoln Co
WA this past week, including BLACK-NECKED STILTS,AMERICAN AVOCETS, DUNLIN,
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, GREATER YELLOWLEGS. Thanks to Joe Lipar, Mark Houston,
and Cindy McCormack for the details. Swanson Lakes are about 9 miles due
south of Creston. WA DeLorme 86, B-4.

Somewhat unusual were 4 to 10 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS along the Clearwater
River, Nez Perce Co ID near where the Potlatch River meets the Clearwater
near the jct of ID 3 and US 12 according to Elaine Solinec (sp??). ID
DeLorme 54, A-1.5.

If you have any questions about birds on the report, call me before 9 pm at
208.883.0943. If you see any of the birds mentioned in this report, be sure
to let me know.

Good birding.
Kas



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