!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//SoftQuad Software//DTD HoTMetaL PRO 6.0::19990601::extensions to HTML 4.0//EN" "hmpro6.dtd"> Idaho Cumulative County List

BIRDS SEEN DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR IN IDAHO COUNTIES
compiled from reports of folks like you, sent to county compilers (table below)

NOTE: These pages are best viewed at screen resolutions well above 800x600. To reduce horizontal scrolling for users with low screen resolutions, we provide 3-letter codes (below) for counties instead of full names so we can fit more counties in a single page view. We have also added an identical species list on the right hand edge of the table... ALSO NOTE: The spreadsheet is divided into a header frame and a main page frame. If all the counties aren't visible left & right (such as at low screen resolutions), scroll the header and main windows left or right (separately) to align the counties of interest in the main page with those in the header. Then scroll the main page vertically to view the species and results. This way the header row will always be visible as you view the main page. You should also be able to "pull" down the lower margin of the header frame so that more of it fits in your window -- again, useful if you use low screen resolutions... Continue to let us know how this site can better serve you.

LEW ULREY is updating the County List Spreadsheets again for 2017. Check the bottom table to see if your county has a compiler. If so, report your sightings directly to that person. They are responsible for keeping track of reports in their county (otherwise Lew would be overwhelmed). The compiler will notify Lew or post a message to the Idaho birding listserv(es) when an update is warranted. If no compiler is available for your county and you have a "new" species to report for the state (one not already reported), then you can report directly to Lew through the email link above. Consider becoming a compiler for that county yourself!

County Big Years

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

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It is VERY EASY to add a county to the spreadsheet, so if you'd like to compile bird reports for your county, please jump right in at any time after notifying Lew. You can ask Lew, Stacy, or any of the compilers above for suggestions or guidance. County compilers may have different thresholds for determining which reports from birders get included in the table below for their respective counties. While this project is primarily "for fun," it may also serve to encourage birders to explore and discover new nooks and crannies within the political borders that comprise our counties. Identifying new places to find birds within each county may then help identify different habitats that are important for conserving them in the long term. It also helps us understand arrival dates in our regions, and over time could provide a valuable resource for those interested in learning the status and distribution of Idaho birds.

You'll notice a few items on the spreadsheet:

  • Bold, italiced, red birds have yet to be formally accepted by the Idaho Bird Records Committee (IBRC) for inclusion on the Official Idaho Bird Checklist.
  • Plain red species are on the Review List for the IBRC. Please submit full documentation on the sighting to IBRC as described here.
  • A DATE in the county column indicates the "first report" or "arrival" dates for that county -- if you observed the bird in a county this year on an earlier date than is listed for that county, please notify the county compiler and we'll make the change here on the table to reflect that "first observed" status. The numeral "1" in leiu of a date is used whenever an accurate date is not provided. This is not intended to indicate the number of birds present, just presence!
  • The top box in the "Total" column shows the total number of species seen in the state so far this year, including those counties not participating in the Big Year tally (counted as "Other").
  • The PERCENTS (%) in the Total column adjacent to the species indicate how many of the participating counties have reported that species this year. For species only occurring in "Other," this will be one county out of total by default. Once a species is seen in a participating county, the tally will be removed from the "Other" column.
  • The checklist of birds on the left and right-most columns is in the same sequence as the most recent update of the Official Idaho Bird Checklist.
  • Beginning in 2014 the order of taxonomic orders and families follows that of the latest Clements Checklist.
Participating counties, their 3-letter code, and the county compilers.
(THANKS to the compilers, without which this tally wouldn't exist!)
ADA = ADA
Lew Ulrey
ADAMS = ADM
Wendy Green
BANNOCK = BAN
OPEN
BEAR LAKE = BEA
OPEN
BENEWAH = BEN
Shirley Sturts
BINGHAM = BIN
OPEN
BLAINE = BLA
OPEN
BOISE = BOI
<OPEN
BONNER = BON
OPEN
BONNEVILLE = BOL
OPEN
BOUNDARY = BOU
Talina Richards
BUTTE = BUT
OPEN
CAMAS = CAM
OPEN
CANYON = CAN
Cheryl Huizinga
CARIBOU = CAR
OPEN
CASSIA = CAS
Wallace Keck
CLARK = CLA
OPEN
CLEARWATER = CLE
OPEN
CUSTER = CUS
OPEN
ELMORE = ELM
OPEN
FRANKLIN = FRA
OPEN
FREMONT = FRE
Tom Watkins
GEM = GEM
OPEN
GOODING = GOO
OPEN
IDAHO = IDA
Terry Gray
JEFFERSON = JEF
OPEN
JEROME = JER
OPEN
KOOTENAI = KOO
Shirley Sturts
LATAH = LAT
Charles Swift
LEMHI = LEM
Jonathan Stoke
LEWIS = LEW
Terry Gray
LINCOLN = LIN
OPEN
MADISON = MAD
Bill Schiess
MINIDOKA = MIN
OPEN
NEZ PERCE = NEZ
John Hanna
ONEIDA = ONE
OPEN
OWYHEE = OWY
<>OPEN
PAYETTE = PAY
Tim Teal
POWER = POW
OPEN
SHOSHONE = SHO
Lisa Hardy
TETON = TET
OPEN
TWIN FALLS = TWI
OPEN
VALLEY = VAL
Denise Hughes
WASHINGTON = WAS
OPEN

Additional details for sightings in Shoshone and Kootenai counties can be found on the Coeur d'Alene Audubon website.