Sharp-tailed Grouse

Tympanuchus phasianellus
Statewide Status: S:N  IBRC Review Species (Central and Panhandle)
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Sharp-tailed Grouse
Darren Clark
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
stgr_s
December-February
(Winter)

All Reports (Review Species Only):
Records for Panhandle and Central Idaho only.

  1. Winter 1891 –   100-200  – Fort Lapwai, Nez Perce County (now), Latilong 4 – Dr. C. Hart Merriam,  Birds of Idaho
  2. 1892 –   Coveys – Bunch Grass…hillside southerly exporsure- favorite nesting site – habitat now gone from area – Fort Lapwai, Nez Perce County (now), Latilong 4 – Charles E. Bendire,  Birds of Idaho
  3. 1896 –  Quite commom north of Fort Sherman (now Coeur d’Alene) on the Rathdrum Prairies, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 –  J.C. Merrill – Auk 14(4):353, Birds of Idaho
  4. 1910-1914 –  Becoming rare,  only a few flocks on the Rathdrum Prairie  – Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Henry J. Rust –  Condor 17(3) 1915, Birds of Idaho
  5. 17 October 1920 – 5 last seen in this area  – base of Moscow Mountain, Latah County, Latilong 4 -R.L. Hand – Condor 43(5) 1941, Birds of Idaho
  6. » 1 April 1940 – 1 collected – 15 miles north of Priest River, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – D. Arvey – Conner Museum 03-274
    Rare Bird Report #:99-B-10
  7. χ24 December 2017 – 1- 1/10 mile east of intersection of Powers Avenue and 28th Street of Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Neil+ and Catherine Thagard
    Rare Bird Report #:10-B-2018
    Voting: 0-7

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