Upland Sandpiper

Bartramia longicauda
Statewide Status: S:N  IBRC Review Species (Formerly a breeder in Idaho, see notes below)
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Upland Sandpiper
Steve Butterworth
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
 
December-February
(Winter)

All Reports (Review Species Only):
One of Idaho’s most endangered birds. Probably extirpated as a breeder. Their traditional breeding territory near the State Line of Washington and Idaho on the Rathdrum Prairie has been taken over by housing projects. Last know breeding site was in Valley County.

  1. June 1895 -June 1896 – Rathdrum Prairie, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – J.C. Merrill – Birds of Idaho “Breeds not uncommonly on Prairie, leaves about July 20
  2. » 12 July 1913 – 1 coll – New Meadows, Adams County, Latilong 11  L.E. Wyman – National Museum of Natural History 240289
    Rare Bird Report #:142-B-10
  3. » 19 July 1929 – 1 coll – Copeland Flats, Valley County, Latilong 11 -F.C. Hibben – Cleveland MNH 30499
    Rare Bird Report #:84-B-10
  4. » 22 July 1929 – 1 coll – New Meadows, Adams County, Latilong 11 -F.C. Hibben – Cleveland MNH 30500 (85) 30501 (86)
    Rare Bird Report #:85-B-10
    Rare Bird Report #:86-B-10
  5. » 29 August 1929 –  1 Collected – Coolin, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – unknown collecter –  Field Museum of Natural History  FMNH 157734
    Rare Bird Report #: #:107-B-10
  6. » May-June 1950 – (1 female collected May 14) Hauser and Hauser Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Seymour Levy – Birds of Idaho and Murrelet 40(3) 1959 , National Museum of Natural History 418707 – Reported small breeding colony
    Rare Bird Report #:418707
  7. » 17 June 1950 (1 Collected National Museum of Natural History 418702)  & 15 May 1952 (1 Collected National Museum of Natural History 420546) & 2 July (1 1956 Collected National MNH 464984 –  (1-3 breeding pair seen at any one time had young nearby on 2 July by the way their behavior) – Hauser and Rathdrum Prairie – Thomas Burleigh – Birds of Idaho
    Rare Bird Report #:143-B-10 (1 collected on June 17 – 418702)
    Rare Bird Report #:145-B-10 (1 collected on May 15 – 420546)
    Rare Bird Report #:146-B-10 (1 collected on July 24 – 64984)
  8. » 14 May 1955 – 1 male and1 female collected –  Hauser Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – M. Jollie – WSU Conner Museum 03-364  male  02-365 female
    Rare Bird Report #:101 -B-10 ( female)
    Rare Bird report #:102-B-10 (male)
  9. May 1985 – (6) Smiths Ferry vicinity, Valley County, Latilong 11 – unverified reported by Charles Trost – A39(5)939 & The Murrelet 68:60-93
  10. May 1986 – 3 places in Valley County, Latilong 11 (also possibly 12) – Jeff Marks – AB40(3)1231 – “a flightless young provided with Idaho with a first confirmed breeding record”
  11. May 1987 – (1) Rathdrum Prairie, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Ron Jurcevich (falconer) – reported to Shirley Sturts in 1994 – exact year ? (about 7 years ago from 1994)
  12. ♦9-15 May 1989 – (1 pair) – Rathdrum Prairie near Idaho/Washington boarder in three different plowed fields – nesting suspected – Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Earl Chapin, during a survey of Upland Sandpiper and Long-billed Curlew for the Washington Fish and Wildlife
    Rare Bird Report #:10-B-89
    Voting: 5-2, 7-0
  13. 15 June and 3 July 1989 – (2 and then 1) Round Valley, Valley County, Latilong 11 (or 12) – Al Larson – AB43(5):1343
  14. 18 June and 27 July 1993 – Round Valley, Valley County, Latilong 11 – Al Larson and then Mark Collie and Florence Knoll – AB47(5)1129 – “On territory near Cascade”
  15. August 1994 – (1) Blanchard Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 1 – Amy and John Roberson – AB49(1)72
  16. 28 August 1994 – Mann Lake, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Dan Simkins – AB49(1)72
  17. 1 September 1995 – Silver Creek Preserve, Blaine County, Latilong 19 – Charles Trost – AFN(50(1)83)
  18. ♦6 June 2001 – Coolin, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Bob Bond – NABIN(4):459
    Rare Bird Report #:13-B-06
    Voting: 7-0
  19. June 2002 – Craig Mountain, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Rita Dixon – Inland-nw-Birders (report from field tech to Rita)
  20. 13-14 July 2002 – Rosenberry – Jay Carlisle and R.L. Rowland – IBR and AB56(4)460
  21. 27 July 2002 Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Greg Rice – AB56(4):460
  22. ♦11 May 2004 – 4 – High Valley, Valley County, Latilong 11 – Dave Lawrence+, Cliff Weisse+, Darren Clark
    Rare Bird Report #:29-B-04
    Voting: 7-0
  23. 15 May 2005 – (2) – Valley County, Latilong ? – at the last known breeding location in Idaho – Cheryl Huizinga – NAB59(4):628
  24. χ 24 May 2007 – (2) – High Valley, Valley County, Latilong 11 -Dave Pratt
    Rare Bird Report #:50-B-07
    Voting: 1-6, 0-7
  25. ♦30 May 2007 – 1 – Page Ponds, Shoshone County, Latilong 2 – Lisa Hardy –
    Rare Bird Report #:59-B-07
    Voting: 7-0
  26. ♦26 August 2014 – 1 – Coolin, Priest Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Robert+ and Georgene Bond – Inland-nw-biorders.
    Rare Bird Report #:40-B-14
    Voting: 7-0
  27. » 8 May 2019 – 1 – Camas Prairie, Centennial Marsh WMA, Camas County, Latilong 18 – Jim DeWitt
    Rare Bird Report #:14-B-2019

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