Subject: Northern Idaho / Eastern Washington RBA Date: Nov 27 06:36:42 1994 From: "D. Goble" - gobled at uidaho.edu
. -RBA . * northern Idaho / eastern Washington * November 25, 1994 * IDWA9411.25 . -birds mentioned SWAMP SPARROW EURASIAN WIGEON GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE GREATER SCAUP . -transcript . HOTLINE: northern Idaho / eastern Washington Date: November 25, 1994 Phone: (208) 882-6195 Compiler: Kas Dumroese Transcriber: Dale Goble gobled at raven.csrv.uidaho.edu . . This is Kas Dumroese with the northern Idaho / eastern Washington bird hotline for Friday, November 25. 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 number if you have it, push the star button on your telephone now. . A SWAMP SPARROW is still being seen along Plummer Creek on the southwest end of Lake Chatcolet, Benewah County, Idaho. Dan Svingen and I saw the bird on November 19. To get to the bird, take Idaho 5 from Plummer to St. Maries. At mile post 6.3, turn north, following the signs for Lake Chatcolet. Go 0.8 miles to the bridge over Plummer Creek. There's a pullout right before the bridge on the both sides of the road. The bird lurks around in the cattails, hardtack and brushy areas. See Idaho DeLorme p. 60, c-1 and -2. While you're there, check Lake Chatcolet between mile posts 6 and 8, taking advantage of several pullouts, to scan the waterfowl. On November 19th, I observed a single EURASIAN WIGEON in the huge raft of AMERICAN WIGEON. Also a single GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE in with the Canada's, and a few female GREATER SCAUP, RUDDY DUCK, GADWALL, AMERICAN COOT, and NORTHERN PINTAIL paddling around as well. . If you venture up and find the Swamp Sparrow, please let the hotline know.