Purple Finch

Haemorhous purpureus
Statewide Status: S:16  IBRC Review Species
eBird Species Map

Purple Finch
Ben Bright
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
 
December-February
(Winter)

All Reports (Review Species Only):

  1. 25 December 1965 – (4) – Nanpa CBC, Canyon County, Latilong 4 – BirdSource – exact CBC date not given
  2. 1 July 1971 – Salmon, Lemhi County, Latilong 10 – Hadley Robert – report from Hadley Roberts
  3. 19 December 1971 – (count week( – Boise CBC, Ada County, Latilong 17 AB26:2):476 72nd CBC (1971-1972)
  4. 30 December 1972 – (count week) – Boise CBC, Ada County, Latilong 17 – AB 27(2):476 73rd CBC (1972-1973)
  5. 6 March 1979 – (7) – Twin Falls County, Latilong 25 – Chris Brown – The Murrelet 69:68-93
  6. 4 June 1986-15 August 1986 – (1 male 2 female) – Mokins Bay, Hayden Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Peg Hughes – Reported by Peg Hughes to Shirley Sturts
  7. March and 3 June – 18 August 1987 – (1 male 2 female) – Mokins Bay, Hayden Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Peg Hughes – Reported by Peg Hughes to Shirley Sturts
  8. ♦16-22 April 1987 – Lewiston – Dale Goble+, Carole Vande Vorde, many observers – AB41(3):466
    Rare Bird Report #:9-A-87
    Voting: 6-0
  9. 7 May 1987 – (1 male) – Mineral Mountain, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Carole Vande Vorde – Report from Carole Vande Vorde to Shirley Sturts
  10. 13 December 1987 – Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Charlene Gamut – AB42(2):299 and Bird Notes January 1988 – at her feeder
  11. χ 19 March 1988 – Thompson Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – John Neigh
    Rare Bird Report #: 10-A-88
    Voting: Pre 2006 3-3, 2nd Round 0-7
  12. 24-31 March and June 1988 – (1 male and 1 female at feeder with Cassin’s and some in June) – Mokins Bay, Hayden Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Peg Hughes and several during the summer of 1988
  13. 18 June 1988 – (1 Pair) – Joseph Plains near Boles, Idaho County, Latilong 7 – Carole Vande Vorde with Canyon Birders – Bird Notes (newsletter of the Canyon Birders) Summer 1988
  14. ♦December 1988-February 1989 – (coming to feeder all winter) – Hayden Lake Home feeder, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Karna Borders
    Rare Bird Report #:1-A-89
    Voting: 6-0
  15. January 1989 – (16 at feeder) – Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Charlene Gamut – Bird Notes February 1989
  16. 8 January 1989 – Thompson Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – John Nigh – report from John Nigh (Idaho Fish and Game) to S. Sturts
  17. 25 May – June 15 1989 – (2-3) – Hayden Lake home feeder, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Karna Borders – AB43(3):513
  18. May-June 1989 – (5-6) – Mokins Bay, Hayden Lake home feeder, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Peg Hughes – AB43(3):513
  19. χ 31 May 1989 – (1 Male 1 Female ) – Smiths Ferry, Valley County, Latilong 11 – Carole Vande Vorde
    Rare Bird Report #:7-B-90
    Voting: 5-2, 4-3, 4-3
  20. 5-6 March 1990 – (1 male) – Spokane River, south west of Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Richard Beeks – AB 44(3):467
  21. 2 April + 1990 – (1 female April 2 and a pair later) – Mokins Bay, Hayden Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Karna Borders – AB 44(3):467
  22. 1-16 June 1990 – (1-2) – Hayden Lake home feeder, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Karna Borders – Report form Karna Borders to Shirley Sturts
  23. Spring 1991 – (1+) – Rathdrum Prairie (her home), Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Jane Badraun – report from Jane Badraun to Shirley Sturts – compared them with Cassin’s)
  24. 21 March 1991– (at his feeder) – Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Dale Goble – Prairie Owl April/May 1991 (newsletter of the Palouse Audubon Chapter
  25. 22 March 1992 – (at her feeder) – Killarney Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Ellen Scriven – The Fish Hawk Herald April 1992 (newsletter of the Coeur d’Alene Audubon Chapter)
  26. 3 May 1993 – (9 males, 4 females) – Lewiston, Nez Perce County – Latilong 4 – Charlene Gaiser – AB47(3):435 – stayed 2 weeks
  27. 21 December 1996 – (1) – Idaho Falls CBD – AFN51(4):558 97th CBC
  28. 28 June – 2 July – Pocatello, Bannock County, Latilong 27 – Marty Collar and Wayne Tree – AB52(4):481
  29. χ 25 November 2000 – Lewiston, Nez Perce  County, Latilong 4 – Keith Carlson
    Rare Bird Report 57-B-07
    Voting: 6-1, 0-7
  30. 15 December 2001 – 24 February 2002 (1 overwintered) – Blackfoot, Bingham County, Latilong 21 – Brian Carrigan – NAB56(2):198
  31. 23-24 March 2002 – (1) – Genesee, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Terry Gray – Inland-nw-Birders, NAB56(3):330 – raseberry red all over, white underneath
  32. 3 June 2002 – ( 1 female) – Saint Maries, north of, Benewah County, Latilong 2 – Jane Westervelt – AB56(4): 460 and Inland-nw-Birders – Bold white markings and yellowish wash noted
  33. 19 September 2002 – Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Marty Collar – NAB57(1):88
  34. 22 March 2003 – ( 1 pair) – Saint Maries, north of, Benewah County, Latilong 2 – Jane Westervelt – Inland-nw-birders
  35. 6 April 2003 – (1 female) – Harrison, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Matthew Moskwik – Inland-nw-Birders
  36. 6 April 2003 – (1 female) – Harrison, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Matthew Moskwik – Inland-nw-Birders
  37. ♦22 September 2005 – Island Park Reservoir, Fremont County, Latilong 16 – Cliff Weisse
    Rare Bird Report #:47-B-07
    Voting: 7-0
  38. ♦23 October 2005 – Idaho Bird Observatory, Lucky Peak, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Jay Carlisle – IBLE – NAB60(1):104
    Rare Bird Report #:80-B-06
    Voting: 6-1, 6-1
  39. χ 5-6 October 2007 – Blackfoot, Bonneville County,  Latilong 21 – Brian Carrigan
    Rare Bird Report #:101-B-07
    Voting:  1-6, 0-7
  40. χ 11 May 2008 – Blackfoot, Bonneville County, Latilong 21 – Brian Carrigan
    Rare Bird Report #:13-B-08
    Voting: 1-6, 0-7
  41. ♦22 February 2009 – Bellevue, Blaine County, Latilong 19  – Jack Birch+, Bob Huntington
    Rare Bird Report #:17-B-09
    Voting:  5-2, 5-2
  42. χ 20 December 2009-7 January 2010 – 3 female- Sandpoint area, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Rich DelCarlo
    Rare Bird Report #:2-B-10
    Voting: 2-5, 0-7
  43. χ 21 September – Idaho Bird Observatory, Lucky Peak, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Jay Carlisle
    Rare Bird Report #:77-B-10
    Voting: 3-4, 1-6
  44. ♦29 October 2012 – 1 female or immature – Lewiston, Nez Perce County,  Latilong 2004 – John Hanna
    Rare Bird Report #:87-B-12
    Voting: 7-0
  45. ♦19-20 November 2012 – 1 female or immature – Lewiston, Nez Perce County,  Latilong 2004 – John Hanna
    Rare Bird Report #:88-B-12
    Voting:  6-1, 7-0
  46. ♦18 May, 2013 – 1 male – Howe, Butte, Latilong 20 – Jay Carlisle, IBLE:
    Rare Bird Repot #:37-B-13
    Voting: 7-0
  47. ♦10 November 2014 – 1 female — Garden Valley, Alder Creek Road, Boise County  Latilong 12 – Jared  Peck
    Rare Bird Report #:50-B-14
    Voting: 7-0
  48. 20 November 2015 – 1 female – Blaine,   Camas County, Latilong 19 – Robin Ganwood – eBird checklist
  49. ♦3-10 December 2015 – 1 – Julie Davis Park, Boise,, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Bryce Robinson+ photo and original finder  Kathy Hopkins , other observers Larry Arnold,  Steve Hofhine, Jasn Talbot,  Stoddard and Ellen Davenport, Ben Budek .
    Rare Bird Report #:66-B-2015
    Voting: 7-0
  50. ♦11 – 12 December 2015 – 5 January  5, 2016 1-  University of  Idaho Aboretum, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Ben Bright, Michael Scott saw it on Dec. 12 – email  – still around in January Tetrry Gray  – eBird
    Rare Bird Report #:65-B-2015
    Voting: 7-0
  51. 12 January 2016 1- Kathryn Alberton Park, Ada County, Latilong 17- Stoddard and Ellen Davenport, eBird Checklist
  52. χ 9-11+ April 2016 – 1 female – 3 miles north of Challis, Custer County, Latilong 13, feeding at a black-oil sunflower feeder -Dave  –  Dave Faike and also Elise Faike on the 11th
    Rare Bird Report #:10-B-2016
    Voting: 6-1, 2-5
  53. ♦6 November 2016 – 1 male – Hayden, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Doug and Karen-Riedel Ward
    Rare Bird Report #:4-B-2017
    Voting: 7-0
  54. ♦29 January 2017 – 1 male – northeast of Sandpoint, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Rich Del Carlo – eBird – photos of bird in his yard
    Rare Bird Report #:3-B-2017
    Voting: 7-0
  55. ♦9 October 2017 – 1 – Deer Flat NWR, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Cheryl Huizinga+ – photos
    Rare Bird Report #:50-B-2017
    Voting: 7-0
  56. ♦9-10 October 2017 – 1 – in her yard in Caldwell, Canyon County, Latilong 17 -Cheryl Huizinga+
    Rare Bird Report #:51-B-2017
    Voting: 5-2, 6-1
  57. 7 Nov 2017 – 1 – Hells Gate State Park, Nez Perce Couny, Latilong 4 – eBird – John Hanna – photo
  58. 20 December 2017 – 1 female – University of Idaho Arboretum, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Carl Lundblad – ebird photo
  59. ♦2 January 2018 – 2 (1 was an immature male) – University of Idaho Arboretum, Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Ben Bright – eBird photos
    Rare Bird Report #:3-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  60. ♦27 December 2016 – 1 male, possibly 1 female – Juliaetta, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Shelly Dunn – photos
    Rare Bird Reportr #:12-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  61. χ 12 April 2018 – 4 – Lava Hot Springs, 4 miles north of, Bannock County, Latilong 27 – Rocky+ and Jamie Elshaug
    Rare Bird Report #:14-B-2018
    Voting: 0-7
  62. » 14 July 2019 – 4, 1 adult male, 3 adult female or juveniles – Granite Mountain Trail, approx. 1/4 mile from the trailhead, Adams County, Latilong 7 – Louisa Evers
    Rare Bird Report #:21-B-2019
  63. » 14 December 2019 – 1 – U of I Arboretum, Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Carl Lundblad – also Eamon Harrity and Lukas Grossfurhner – several other birders saw it through at least December 21 – photo
    Rare Bird Report #:1-B-2020

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