Ancient Murrelet

Synthliboramphus antiquus
Statewide Status: S:6  IBRC Review Species
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Ancient Murrelet
Fred Zeillemaker
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
December-February
(Winter)

All Reports (Review Species Only):

  1. » 29 December 1929 – (1 female found dead on shore and prepared as specimen) – Hayden lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – John C. Lindgren – Birds of Idaho, Condor 43(5) 1941
    Rare Bird Report #:106-B-10
  2. 1 July 1950 – Caldwell area, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Eric Yenson – found dead near Caldwell, displayed at College of Idaho for several years, now lost – Murrelet 68:78
  3. χ November 1971 – Lewiston area, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Gary R.”Sam” McNeill, Regional Wildlife Manager – found on dry land and released in the Clearwater River
    Rare Bird Report #:11-B-88
    Voting: 0-7
  4. χ 1978-1987 – Wallace area, Shoshone County, Latilong 3 – I have had three of this species turned in after they landed on dry ground and could not take flight again – released again in water – Dwain A. Lowry
    Rare Bird Report #:4-B-88
    Voting: 0-7
  5. ♦29 January 1990 – Shields Gulch, Mission Flats, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Susan Weller – AB44(2):296 and AB44(5):1159
    Rare Bird Report #:5-B-90
    Voting: 7-0
  6. » 26 October 1991 – Benewah Lake, Benewah County, Latilong 2 – video taped by Pat Flach and Lars Eidness and identified from video by Dan Svingen
    Rare Bird Report #:14-B-91 – video lost
  7. ♦26 July 2001 – Johnny Walker Campground Middle Fork Salmon River just downstream from confluence with Camas Creek, Valley County?, Latilong 13 – Mace A. Hack, Ph.D, Assistant Administrator for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
    Rare Bird Report #:18-B-01
    Voting: 7-0
  8. χ 8 August 2011 – 1 – Salmon River 46 00 07N – 116 38 35 W, Lewis County, Latilong 4 – Karin Wammack – while white water rafting – ebird report
    Rare Bird Report #:74-B-11
    Voting: 1-6, 0-7
  9. ♦30 January 2013 – 1 in a parking lot – released in the Cleawater River- Orofino, Clearwater Clounty, Latilong 4 – Corie Samson+ . Elizabeth Steiner  (photos taken)
    Rare Bird Report #:13-B-13
    Voting: 7-0
  10. χ 7 August 2016 – 1 – Priest Lake (just off of the 1 Mile Island), Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Eric Hoffman
    Rare Bird Report #:25-B-2016
    Voting: 4-3, 3-4, 3-4
  11. ♦28 October 2019 – 1 – Potlatch Deltic Plywood Mill parking lot. St. Maries, Benewah County, Latilong 2 – Patrick Flack – found and captured by Bailey Brown – the bird was examined and released by Wayne Melquist and Carrie Hugo as it appeared to be in good shape. Photos
    Rare Bird Report #:29-B-2019
    Voting: 7-0

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