White-tailed Ptarmigan

Lagopus leucurus
Statewide Status: s:11 IBRC Review Species
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White-tailed Ptarmigan
Marty O’Malley
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
December-February
(Winter)
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All Reports (Review Species Only):

  1. Date? – Fishhook Peak and Round Top, Shoshone County, Latilong 3 – Edson Fitcher – Murrelet 68:69
  2. October 1954 – Monumental Peak, West edge of Idaho Primitive Area, Valley County, Latilong 12 – Earl Larrison – Guide to Idaho Birds (Larrison, 1967) and Murrelet 68:69-93
  3. ♦November 1975 – (6) and again October 1982 – Stevens Peak, Shoshone County, Latilong 3 – Dwain A. Lowry+
    Rare Bird Report #:7-A- 88
    Voting: 4-2, 6-0
  4. ♦Fall 1976 – (2) Gisborn Mountain (in 1976 it was called Looking Glass Mountain), Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Ed Crockett , a hunter shot 2 and brought in the wings to Lester Gissell, game warden – Lester identified them White-tailed Ptarmigan from the wings
    Rare Bird Report #:1-B-76
    Voting: 3-4 , 5-2
  5. September 1976 – Deer Creek, Boundary County, Latilong 1 Dean Carrier – report from Dean Carrier, U.S. Forest Service (no documentation)
  6. October 1976 – Ruby Mountain, 3 miles south of, Boundary County,Latilong 1 – John Boderson (reported by Don Johnson) Murrelet 68:69
  7. χ Date? – 1- Calder, Shoshone County, Latilong 2 – W.C. Carter (in his yard)
    Rare Bird Report #:8-B-88
    Voting: 2-4
  8. ♦December 1990 – February 1991 (several times during the winter) Schweitzer Ski Basin, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – 4 reports, submitted by John Pucci+ , Mike Rogers+ , and Phillip Kuran+ (ski patrolmen) AB45(2)295
    Rare Bird Report #:1-B-91
    Voting: 7-0
  9. ♦16 February 1992 – Cow Creek Meadows, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Roger Myers+ and others – AB47(1):123
    Rare Bird Report #:4-B-92
    Voting: 7-0
  10. ♦1 March 1992 – Grass Mountain, (about 10 miles south of Canada, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Bill Bennett and Dave Wall – AB47(1):123
    Rare Bird Report #:5-B-92
    Voting: 7-0
  11. December 1991- February 1992 – Schweitzer Basin Ski area, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Mike Rogers – AB46(2):291 small flocks wintered again see winter 1991-1992
  12. December 1992-1993 – Trapper Peak, Boundary. Latilong 1 – Earl Chapin (Fide) – AFN(2):170
  13. Fall 1998 – (about 12) – Trapper Peak, Boundary County, Latilong 1  Greg Johnson (Conservation Officer from Bonners Ferry) – note from Earl Chapin
  14. χ 28 April 2011 – `Hailey, Blaine County, :Latilong  19 – Elizabeth Jeffrey+ and Helen Jeffrey – video taken
    Rare Bird Report #:38-B-11
    Voting: 3-4, 1-6  

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