Glaucous-winged Gull

Larus glaucescens
Statewide Status: S:N  IBRC Review Species (Panhandle, Central, East)
eBird Species Map

Glaucous-winged Gull
Darren Clark
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
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December-February
(Winter)
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All Reports (Review Species Only):
As of March 1, 2011  records are no longer needed for West Idaho.  

  1. 17-23 February 1963 – ( immature) Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Jim Acton (photograph), Warren Hall, LL – Birds of Idaho, Murrelet 46(1) 1965
  2. 1 January 1965 – Coeur d’Alene Landfill, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Jim Acton (Washington birder) – Report from Tom Rogers
  3. 16 February and 8 March 1975 – (1 immature) Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene and Cougar Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – (February) Spokane Audubon Field Trip/Jim Acton, Warren Hall, Shirley Sturts and others (March) Shirley Sturts
  4. 4 December 1976 – (1 1st winter) – Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Shirley Sturts – Field notes Shirley Sturts
  5. 29 January to 5 February 1977 – Spokane River, Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Bart Whelton
  6. 28 December 1977 – Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – John Weber – Continental Birdlife 2:2 February 198 Gulls Pacific NW Interior” by John W. Weber
  7. 17 February 1978 – Nampa, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – C.J. Henry – AB32(3):378, Continental Birdlife 2:2 February 198 Gulls Pacific NW Interior” by John W. Weber
  8. 14 February 1987 – (1 adult /1 1st winter/1 3rd winter) – Cougar Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – David Fix – AB41(2):306
  9. 2 and 7 January 1989 – (1 1st winter) – Coeur d’Alene Landfill, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Shirley Sturts, Esther Steward, Mary Manning (Jan. 2), Carole VandeVorde , Winifred Hepburn, Jeff and Debbie Palmer (Jan. 7) – Field notes Shirley, AB43(2)342
  10. 4 November 1989 – Wolf Lodge Bay, Coeur d’Alene lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Jeff and Debbie Palmer – Bird Notes December 1988 (Newsletter of the Canyon Birders)
  11. 1 January 1990 – (1st winter) – Coeur d’Alene Landfill, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Shirley Sturts – Field notes Shirley Sturts
  12. 1 December 1991 – (1st winter) – Coeur d’Alene Landfill, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Shirley Sturts – Field notes Shirley Sturts
  13. χ 18 November 1992 to 8 February 1993 – (1st winter) – Coeur d’Alene Landfill – (Dan Svingen+, Kas Dumroese 18 November, 8 January, 6 February) , (Carole Vande Vorde, Winifred Hepburn 8 January) – AB47(1):122, AB47(2):279
    Rare Bird Report #: 6-B-93
    Voting: 5-2 1st Round
    Voting: 2-5  2nd Round
  14. ♦11 November 1993 – (1 1st winter) Fighting Creek Landfill, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Dan Svingen+ – AB(1): 131 – (thought to be the same bird was reported at this same location on October 30 on a Canyon Birders Field Trip)
    Rare Bird Report #: 15-B-93
    Voting : 7-0
  15. 17 December 1993 (1 2nd winter) – Fighting Creek Landfill, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Dan Svingen – AB48(2)229
  16. December 1993 – February 1994 – (1 1st winter) – Colburn Landfill, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Earl Chapin – Report from Earl Chapin to Shirley Sturts (around all winter)
  17. 16 January 1994 (1 2nd winter) – Fighting Creek Landfill, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Dan Svingen, Shirley Sturts – AB48(2)229 (probably same individual seen on December 17)
  18. 8 December 1996 – ( 1 1st winter) – Fighting Creek Landfill, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Coeur d’Alene Audubon Field Trip – Field notes Shirley Sturts
  19. 25 January 1997 – Upper Salmon Falls – Denny Grandstand – 51(3):774 – (and nearby 2 Glaucous-winged X Western hybrids)
  20. 3-22 February 1997 – ( 1 1st winter) – Coeur d’Alene City Beach, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Shirley Sturts, Kris Buchler, Pam Comrie, John and Marty Hirth, J. Wisman
  21. 22 February 1997 – (1 2nd winter) – Dworshak Dam, Clearwater County, Latilong 4 – Gill Thompson – AFN51(3):773
  22. 14 May 1997 – Sandpoint, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Shirley Sturts and others
  23. 31 October to 20 November 1997 – (1 2nd winter) American Falls Reservoir, Power County ?, Latilong 27 Marty Collar, Dave and Elise Faike, Chuck Trost – AFN52(1)1998
  24. 3 November1997 – (2 1st winter( American Falls Reservoir, Power County ?, Latilong 27 – Dave Burrup – AFN52(1)1998
  25. 9 January 1998 – Boise, Ada County, Latilong 17 – (1 adult) – Mark Collie, Florence Knoll – AFN52(2)228
  26. December 1998 – (1 1st winter) – February 1999 – Boise, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Dave Trochlell – AFN52(2)228
  27. 31 December 1998 – (2) – Sunnyside, Pend Oreille Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Marty Collar – NAB53(2):185 – Rare Bird Alert 8 January 1999
  28. 3-5 February 1999 – Snake River, North of Buhl, Gooding County, Latilong 25 Kent Fothergill – NAB 53(2):185
  29. 14 February 1999 – Lewiston – Kas Dumroese – NAB53(2):185
  30. 11 April 1999 – Hubbard Reservoir – Ada County – Latilong 17 – Mark Collie, Florence Knoll -NAB53(3):304
  31. December 1999 – February 1999 – Boise, Ada County, Latilong 17 – David Trochlell – NAB54(2):202 (overwintered)
  32. 1 December 1999 – Higgins Point, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Steve Lindsay – Rare Bird Alert (with California Gulls)
  33. 18 December 1999 – Boise CBC, Ada County, Latilong 17 – AB 100th CBC (1999-2000):4832
  34. 20 January 2000 – Mann Lake – Bryan Jamison, Inland-nw-Birders
  35. 15-22 April 2000 – Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – Colleen Sweeney
  36. 30 December 2000 (count week) – Bruneau CBC, Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – AB101st CBC (2000-2001):483
  37. 16 September 2001 (hybrid Glaucous-winged x Western) – Wolf Lodge Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 Steve Lindsay – Inland-nw-Birders
  38. 10 March 2002 – (1 1st winter) – Sunnyside, Pend Oreille Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Coeur d’Alene Audubon field trip, Lisa Hardy (leader) – Inland-nw-birders
  39. 24 March 2002 – (3rd winter) – Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Steve Lindsay (1st reported in Washington – many observers – observed both in ID and WA by Steve – Inland-nw-Birders
  40. 24 March 2002 – (1 1st winter) – Sunnyside, Pend Oreille Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Matthew Moskwik, Jane Westervelt – Inland-nw-Birders
  41. 29-30 March 2002 – (1 1st winter) – Pack River Flats, Pend Oreille Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Charles Swift, Joe Lipar (29th), Mark Houston (30th) – Inland-nw-Birders
  42. 23 November 2002 – C.J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – Irwin Richard – Report from Dave Trochlell
  43. 2-4 January 2003 – Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Charles Swift (Jan. 2) Rare Bird Alert 6 January 2003 Lewiston C BC (Jan. 4) Birdsource 103rd CBC(2002-2003)
  44. ♦22 December 2004 -(1-2nd winter -1st winter) – Pickles Butte Landfill, Canyon County, Latilong 17, Cliff Weisse+ Lisa Weisse, Harry Krueger –
    Rare Bird Report #: 20-B-04
    Voting: 7-0
  45. χ 1 April 2005 – Ada County Landfill, Ada County, Latilong 17 – R.L. Rowland+
    Rare Bird Report #: 12-B-05
    Voting: 3-4  1st Round
    3-4 2nd Round
    4-3  3rd Round
  46. χ 13 December 2005 – 2 – C.J. Strike Dam, border of Elmore and Owyhee Counties – Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle+ – IBLE
    Rare Bird Report #: 68-B-2006
    Voting: 5-2 1st Round
    3-4 2nd Round
    3-4 3rd Round
  47. ♦26 October – 14 November 2006 – (1 adult & 1-3rd winter) [adult remained through 18 February 2007 (C. Weisse)] – C.J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee and Elmore Counties, Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle+, Craig Fosdick, Cliff Weisse+ – IBLE
    This record has been broken into 3  records  63-B-06, 91-B-06 and 107-B-07
    63-B-06 is for the 3rd winter the other two are adults.
    Rare Bird Report #: 63-B-06
    Voting: 6-1  1st Round
    Voting: 5-2  2nd Round
  48. ♦26 October – 14 November 2006 – (1 adult & 1-3rd winter) [adult remained through 18 February 2007 (C. Weisse)] – C.J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee and Elmore Counties, Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle+, Craig Fosdick, Cliff Weisse+ – IBLE
    Rare Bird Report 91-B-06
    Voting 7-0
  49. ♦26 October – 14 November 2006 – (1 adult & 1-3rd winter) [adult remained through 18 February 2007 (C. Weisse)] – C.J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee and Elmore Counties, Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle+, Craig Fosdick, Cliff Weisse+ – IBLE
    Report 107-B-07  (the Feb. 18 sighting)
    Voting: 7-0
  50. ♦23 December 2006 – 18 February 2007 – (1st winter) – CJ Strike Reservoir, border of Elmore and Owyhee Counties, Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle+ Larry Ridenhour+, Cliff Weisse+
    Rare Bird Report #: 6-B-07
    Voting 7-0
  51. ♦27-29 October 2007 – Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Terry Gray+, Larry Ridenhour (photos)
    Rare Bird Report; #:95-B-07
    Voting 7-0
  52. ♦9 November 2007 – C. J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee/ Elmore County, Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle
    Rare Bird Report #: 104-B-07
    Voting: 1st Round 6-1
    2nd Round 7-0
  53. χ 20 December 2007 – American Falls Reservoir, Power County?, Latilong 27 – Chuck Trost –
    Rare Bird Report  #:1-B-08
    Voting: 4-3 1st Round
    2-5 2nd Round
  54. ♦27 November 2007 – Hidden Hollow Landfill, Boise, Ada County, Latilong 17 -Jay Carlisle+ , R.L. Rowland
    Rare Bird Report #: 11-B-09
    Voting:  6-1    1st Round
    7-0   2nd Round
  55. ♦9 and 18 December 2007 – C. J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee/ Elmore County, Latilong 24 – Cliff Weisse+, Steve Butterworth (photos)
    Rare Bird Report #: 8-B-08
    Voting: 7-0
  56. 23 February 2008 – (1- 1st winter ) – Ted Trueblood WMA , Elmore County, Latilong 17 – Harry Krueger – IBLE
  57. χ 25 October 2008 –  Cove Recreation area near C. J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee  County, Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle
    Rare Bird Report #: 7-B-09
    Voting: 4-3 1st Round
    3-4 2nd Round
    3-4 3rd Round
  58. 9 February 2009 – 1- LeClede, Riley Creek, Bonner County. :Latilong 12 – Terry Little – eBird
  59. ♦3 October 2009 – Pickles Butte Landfill, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Jay Carlisle+ ,  Heidi Ware
    Rare Bird Report #:49-B-09
    Voting: 7-0
  60. 29 September 2010 – winter plumage adult – C J Strike Reservoir  (overflow spillway), Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – Rl Rowland – IBLE
  61. ♦21 November 2010 – 1 1st cycle – Clearwater River east of Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Mark Holmgren (photos taken) – IBLE
    Rare Bird Report #164-B-10
    Voting: 7-0
  62. 11 December 2010  – C J Strike Reservoir, Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle, Heidi Ware – IBLE
  63. 5 March 2011 – 1 adult and 1 2nd winter – Boise, Pickle Butte Landfill, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Jay Carlisle and Heidi Ware
  64. χ 24 November 2011 – 1 – Anderson Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Lisa Hardy
    Rare Bird Report #:60-B-11
    Voting: 4-3  1st Round
    Voting: 3-4  2nd Round
    Voting: 3-4  3rd Round
  65. ♦29 December  – 25 January 2012 – 1 imm – Wolf Lodge Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 4 – Lisa Hardy+ (photo), Doug Ward+
    Rare Bird Report #:19-B-12
    Voting: 7-0
  66. ♦5 April 2014 – 1 2nd or 3rd year – south of Rotary Park on Payette Rier where it outlets from Payette Lake, corner of Lake St. and Mather Rd, McCall, Valley County, Latilong 11 – John Powell+ and Toni Powell – photos
    Rare Bird Report #:21-B-14
    Voting: 7-0
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