Purple Martin

Progne subis
Statewide Status: S:16   IBRC Review Species
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Purple Martin
Darren Clark
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
 
December-February
(Winter)

All Reports (Review Species Only):

  1. 20 July 1948 – (a few) – Lolo Pass, Idaho County, Latilong 6 – Robert T. Orr – Birds of Idaho, Proc.Cal.Acad. of Sciences 27(1):1-14 March 7, 1951
  2. 28 May 1964 – Minidoka NW, Cassia County, latilong 26 – Sanford Wilbur – Murrelet 57:32
  3. June 1973 – (several) Glenns Ferry, Elmore County, Latilong 24 – Larry Powers – AB27(5):900
  4. ♦13-14 July 1974 (1 female (13th – pair 14th) Mica Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Latilong 2 – Tom Fulton , Dave Fulton, Bill and Mary Ann Potts – Report and photographs sent to S.Sturts) – Male photographed at nesting hole, seen off an on during summer months
    Rare Bird Report #:2-B-76
    Voting: 6-1, 7-0
  5. 25 June 1977 – Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Latilong 25 – Greg Gillson – AB31(6):1165
  6. 6 September 1979 -(6) – Swan Falls, Ada County, Latilong 17, – Larry Powers – Field notes of John Dean
  7. 27 June 1982 – (2) – Stanley, Custer County, Latilong 13 – John Dean – Field Notes John Dean (breeding)
  8. 21 April 1984 – Mountain Home, Elmore County, Latilong 18 – Colleen Sweeney – AB38:938
  9. 25-26 April 1984 – Boise. Ada County, Latilong 17 – Marc Bechard – AB38:938
  10. 12 May 1984 – Hubbard Reservoir, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Mark Collie – AB38:938
  11. ♦11 August 1989 – Heise Hot Springs, Jefferson County, Latilong 22 – Paul and Nancy Palmer (from Texas)
    Rare Bird Report #:2-A-89
    Voting: 6-0
  12. 12 May 1995 – (1 female) – Deer Flat NWR, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – John Gatchet – AFN49(3):279
  13. 11 September 2002 – Boise, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Brian Cooper – NAB57(1):88
  14. 24 April 2004 – Elmore County, Latilong 18? – Harry Krueger – NAB58(3):403
  15. ♦29-30 June 2007 – Heisse (near -Table Rock Mt.), Jefferson County, Latilong 22 – Cliff Weisse+, Darren Clark+
    Rare Bird Report #:74-B-07
    Voting: 7-0
  16. ♦31 July 2019 – 1 male, 1 female, 1 juvenile – Cleveland Lake i n the Albian Mountains, Cassia County, Latilong 26 – Austin Young, found on July 30 by Evan Lipton and Liam Waters, Kathy Ekland refound the birds the next morning and Austin and Melody Asher that evening and by several other since then – birds have been seen carrying food to a nest cavity – photos
    Rare Bird Report #:22-B-2019

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