Yellow-billed Loon

Gavia adamsii
Statewide Status: S:19  IBRC Review Species
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Yellow-billed Loon
Ginger Gumm-Poleschook, Daniel Poleschook
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
 
December-February
(Winter)
 

All Reports (Review Species Only):

  1.  23 September 1979 – Marsing, 1.5 miles north of, Owyhee County, Latilong 17 – Jim and Ruth Clark, and RC? ,JH? AB34(2):182 (Needs documentation)
  2. ♦26 April 1986 (report date) – Sunnyside, Pend Oreille Lake and Pack River  Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Paul Sieracki+ (and others?)
    Rare Bird Report #:1-A-86
    Voting: 4-2, 6-0
  3. ♦11 November 1986 – Pend Oreille Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Paul Sieracki+ and Nan Berger+
    Rare Bird Report #:1-A-86 (number  2 and 3 were voted on together)
  4. ♦31 November 1989 – 6 December – 16 December (stayed at this location about 2 months) – Sunnyside, Pend Oreille Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – CBC Sandpoint AB44(4):918, Earl Chapin+ , Paul Sieracki+ (photo), Barry Kendall+
    Rare Bird Report #:4-A-89
    Voting: 5-1
  5. November 1991 – Pend Oreille Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Earl Chapin – AB45(2):294
  6. ♦28 December 1991 – 16 March 1992 – (2) Harrison, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 1 – Dan Svingen+, Susan Weller and Pam Gontz 1st observed on Indian Mt. CBC, AB46(2):920; AB46(3):452 – other observers include: Shirley Sturts, Dale Goble, Carole Vande Vorde, Winnie Hepburn and several other Idaho and Spokane birders.
    Rare Bird Report #:10-B-91
    Voting: 7-0
  7. 18 December 1993 – Sandpoint CBC – Bonner County, Latilong 1 – AFN48(4):77
  8. ♦29 January – 13 March 1994 – (2 immature) – Harrison, Coeur d’ Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Dan Svingen, Kas Dumroese, Dave Holick and others AFN 48(2):228
    Rare Bird Report #:2-B-94
    Voting: 7-0
  9. 3 December 1994 – Harrison, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Carol Vande Vorde and Stan Kavern – AFN49(2)
  10. χ12 April 1995 – (1 adult, 1 immature) Oxbow Reservoir, Adams County, Latilong 11 – Natakue J, Sunderman+ (reporter -not observer), Amy Horstman (observer)
    Rare Bird Report #:2-B-99
    Voting: 2-5, 0-7
  11. 22 November 1998 – Fort Boise WMA, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Clair Kofoed – Photographed it (source Unknown – information on this sighting requested)
  12. ♦1 December 1999 – February 15 2000 – American Falls Reservoir, Latilong 27 – Chuck Trost+ , Marty Collar and many observers – NAB54(2):202
    Rare Bird Report #:14-B-99
    Voting: 7-0
  13. 21 May 2000 – Fremont County, Latilong 16 – Kathy Duffy and Kirk Horn – NAB 54(3):302.
  14. ♦1 November 2000 – 9 November 2000 – Island Park Reservoir, Fremont County, Latilong 16 – Clifford Weisse+ and Darren Clark+ (photos)
    Rare Bird Report #:12-B-00
    Voting: 7-0
  15. 15 November 2001 – 8 January 2002 – (2) Oden Bay, Pend Oreille Lake, Latilong 1 – Earl Chapin – NAB56(1):75 and NAB56(2):197; (1) Sandpoint CBC 15 December 2001 – Birdsource 102nd CBC(2001-2002); (2) same location Matthew Moskwik – Rare Bird Alert 11 January 2000
  16. ♦15 November 2002 – 3 December 2002 – Magic Reservoir, Blaine County 19 – George Livingston, Gary Stitzinger, Larry Barnes+ (photograph) –  NAB57(1):87, NAB(2):227
    Rare Bird Report #:10-B-02
    Voting: 7-0
  17. 17 October 2003 – Magic Reservoir, Blaine County, Latilong 19 – Kathleen Cameron – NAB58(2)107
  18. 16 June 2004 – Gotham Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2- Report from Earl Kendle with photos to Shirley Sturts (photos and description reviewed by John W, Weber – “strong possibility of being a Yellow-billed) – unusual time of year.
  19. ♦29 December 2006 – 16 April 2007 – Sunnyside, Lake Pend Oreille, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Earl Chapin+ , Gina Sheridan+ , Lisa Hardy, Mike Haldeman, Kris Buchler, Terry Gray (16 April)
    Rare Bird Report #:9-B-07
    Voting: 7-0
  20. χ5 November 2009 – Sunnyside, Lake Pend Oreille, Bonner County, Latilong 1 -discovered by Earl Chapin earlier,  Terry Gray+
    Rare Bird Report #:65-B-09
    Voting: 4-3, 6-1
  21. 24 Oct 2013 – 1 – Minidoka NWR, Minidoka County, Latilong 26 Larry Arnold – photos those that saw the photos agreed that it was a Yellow-billed Loon)
  22. ♦2 November 2019 – 1 – Lake Chatcolet, Benewah County, Latilong 2 – Carl Lundblad – possibly the same bird seen again by Jon Isacoff Wolf Lodge area in December
    Rare Bird Report #: 2-B-2020
    Voting: 7-0
  23. »10 December 2019 – 1 – Wolf Lodge Bay, CDA Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 3 – Jon Isacoff
    Rare Bird Report #:38-B-2019
  24. »5 July 2020 – 1 1st summer juvenile – Wolf Lodge Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Annie Woodard Tucker – 3 photos
    Rare Bird Report #:28-B-2020

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