RBA: N ID / E WA / NE OR -- 09/16/2002

The Dumroese Family dumroese at iGlide.net
Mon Sep 16 21:54:44 PDT 2002


- RBA  RBA: N ID / E WA / NE OR -- 09/16/2002

* northern Idaho / eastern Washington / northeastern Oregon
* as above
* September 16, 2002
* IDWA0209.16

- birds mentioned

Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Sanderling
Franklin's Gull
Black-throated gray Warbler
Tri-colored Blackbird

- transcript

hotline: northern Idaho / eastern Washington / northeastern Oregon
Date: September 16, 2002
Phone: (208) 882-6195
Compiler: Kas Dumroese
Transcriber: Kas Dumroese - dumroese at iglide dot net

This is Kas Dumroese with the Northern Idaho / Eastern Washington /
Northeastern Oregon bird hotline for Monday 16 September (2002). This
hotline, sponsored by Palouse Audubon, is updated every Monday evening.
Transcripts of this RBA and membership info are available on-line at
http://www.palouseaudubon.org

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 pound 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.

At the Walla Walla River Delta in southwestern Walla Walla Co WA, Steve
Mlodinow reports 5 SANDERLINGS on 8 September. Just north of the delta at
the Iowa Dodd Beef processing plant, Steve also saw 3 FRANKLIN'S GULLS. The
Walla Walla River Delta is just north of the jct of US 12 and US 730 and can
be accessed 0.1 mile north of Madame Dorian Park. There's a pull-out along
US 12 at milepost 306.9 and a path to the delta. Dodd-Iowa Beef Road is at
US 12 milepost 301.5 about 5.5 miles north of the jct of  US 12 and US 730.
Follow Dodd-Iowa east about 0.5 miles past the slaughter house, the road
goes down a little hill and then back up.  At the top, turn right onto a
gravel road that used to be a railroad grade.  Follow it to settling ponds.
WA DeLorme 40, CD-1.

A BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARLBER was spotted in Kahlotus, Franklin Co WA on 9
September by Steve Mlodinow. WA DeLorme 54, CD-4. A pair of TRI-COLORED
BLACKBIRDS were at McCain ponds near Othello, Adams Co WA according to
Steve. WA DeLorme 53, B-7.

Mann Lake east of Lewiston, Nez Perce Co ID is still sadly low on
shorebirds. On 14 September, several birders saw a single LINCOLN'S SPARROW
and the usual common shorebird contingent. In Lewiston, at the levee pond
just south of the US 12 bridge to Clarkston, along Snake River Drive, was a
single BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON.

"Several" CATTLE EGRETS were reported in Kootenai Co ID this past week.
Apparently these birds were seen and photographed along the new bike trail
between Harrison and Medimont, with the birds seen on the south side of the
trail about 5 miles east of Harrison. ID DeLorme BC-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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