Clay-colored Sparrow

Spizella pallida
Statewide Status: S:N  IBRC Review Species (Central, East, West, Winter in Panhandle)
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Clay-colored Sparrow
Darren Clark
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
 
December-February
(Winter)

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  1. 21 June 1953 – (1 male collected) Moscow (Paradise Ridge), Latah County, Latilong 4 – Thomas Burleigh – Birds of Idaho
  2. χ 12 June 1988 – Sunnyside, Pend Oreille Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Barry Kendall+ , Paul Sieraki, Roger Burwell
    Rare Bird Report #:12-B-88
    Voting: 0-7
  3. 18 June 1988 – Idaho/Washington State Line – Kootenai County – Latilong 2 – Jim Acton
  4. » 3 October 1993– Deer Flat NWF, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – John Gatchet
    Rare Bird Report #:11-B-93 (report missing)
  5. ♦20 June – 15 July 1998 – (2-singing on territory) – Copeland, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Earl Chapin (1st observer), Kas Dumroese, AFN52(4):480 – (July 15 and RBR by Charles Trost+ , Marty Collar, Jim Paruk
    Rare Bird Report #:13-B-98
    Voting: 7-0
  6. 15 June 1999 – Copland (same location as 1998 sighting), Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Rich DelCarlo – NAB54(1):79
  7. 22 August 2000 – Buhl, Twin Falls County, Latilong 25 – Kent Fothergill – Latilong change Form
  8. 27 May -16 July 2001 – (1 pair nested behind K-Mart north of Sandpoint), Sandpoint, north of< Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Dean DiTommaso (out of state birder – 1st observer) – many observers including Shirley Sturts, Dave Trochlell, Marlin Jones, R.L. Rowland – reported 1 male with 2 fledglings June 15) Charles Swift – NAB55(4) :459
  9. May 2002 – (2 different locations) – Sandpoint, Bonner County Latilong 1 – Earl Chapin, Report from E.Chapin to S. Sturts – NAB56(3):330
  10. 20 May 2002 – Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Charles Swift – Inland-nw-birders, NAB56(3):330
  11. 22 May 2002 – Pack River, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Rich DelCarlo, Earl Chapin – Report from E. Chapin to S.Sturts – NAB56(3):330
  12. ♦10 July and 16 July 2005 – Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Kas Dumroese, Terry Gray+ – Inland-nw-birders
    Rare Bird Report #:49-B-06
    Voting:  6-1, 7-0
  13. 4 July 2006 – Moscow, (east of along Latah Trail), Latah County, Latilong 4 – Charles Swift, Inland-nw-birfders
  14. ♦14 August 2006, 1 immature captured, banded, released – Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Jay Carlisle, – IBLE,
    Rare Bird Report #:7-B-07
    Voting: 7-0
  15. 6 September 2006 – Virgil Phillips County Park, Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Terry Gray – Inland-nw-Birders
  16. ♦3 December 2006 – Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Terrry Gray
    Rare Bird Report #:72-B-06
    Voting: 7-0
  17. 6 September 2007 – along Henry’s Fork near Ashton, Fremont County, Latilong
    16 – Darren Clark  – IBLE
  18. ♦10 December 2007 – Garden Valley, Boise County, Latilong 12 – Spencer Walters+ , Ralph and Sherri Foote   (photos+ ), Linda Yearsley
    Rare Bird Report #:99-B-07
    Voting: 7-0
  19. ♦5 June 2008 – 1 – west end of Paradise Ridge , Latah County, Latilong 4 – Charles Swift – Inland-nw-birders,
    Rare Bird Report #:42-B-11
    Voting: 7-0
  20. 20 May 2009 – 1 singing – Priest River- Paul Sieracki – Inland-nw-Birders
  21. ♦25 May – 2 June 2009 – 2 (chasing each other around suggesting of possible breeding) – Paradise Ridge, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Charles Swift, Kas Dumroese, Terry Gray- Inland-nw-birders – 6 June 2009 – 2 adults and at least 2 fledglings -male singing Terry Gray, Charles Swift (different date), Inland-nw-Birders
    Rare Bird Report #:45-B-09
    Voting: 7-0
  22. χ 12 July 2010 – 1 singing -(same location as 20 May 2009)  Priest River- Paul Sieracki – Inland-nw-Birders
    Rare Bird Report #:63-B-10
    Voting: 2-5, 1-6
  23. 21 September 2010 – (1 winter plumage adult  Sandpoint, north of,  Bonner County, Latilong 1 – at his feeder – Rich Del Carlo 23 May 2011 – 1 – Priest Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1`- Glenn Klinger, wildlife biologist – IBLE, Inland-nw-Birders
  24. 23 May 2011 – 1 – Priest Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1`- Glenn Klinger, wildlife biologist – IBLE, Inland-nw-Birders
  25. ♦19 May 2013 – 1 – 1 mile east of Salmon, Lemhi County, Latilong 10 – found by Heidi Ware, Jeff, also seen by Jay Carlisle – IBLE
    Rare Bird Report #:34-B-13
    Voting: 7-0
  26. ♦16 September 2014 – 1 – Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, Boies, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Junice Neubauer  – photos taken
    Rare Bird Report #:42-B-14
    Voting: 6-1, 7-0
  27. ♦21 April 2015 – 1 – Osburn, Shoshone County, Latilong  2 – Lisa Hardy
    Rare Bird Report #:14-B-2015
    Voting: 3-4, 5-2
  28. ♦25 May 2015 – Sandpoint area, Sunnyside Road ,  Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Rich Del Carlo
    Rare Bird Report #:21-B-15
    Voting : 6-1, 7-0
  29. ♦17 and 22 June 2015 – 1 – Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, Boundary County, Latilong 1  – Amy Maggi+ and Shane Sater – recording provided
    Rare Bird Report #:29-B-2015
    Voting: 7-0
  30. 9 August 2015 – 1 – Black Mountain Fire Lookout, Boundary County, Latilong 1  – – Richard Cimino and Janet Bodle, confirmed by photo by Jonathan Isacoff, eBird
  31. χ 24 August 2015 – 1 – Palouse River just south of Unv. of ID Arboretum, Latah County, Latilong 4 – John Hanna – photo on eBird checklist
    Rare Bird Report #:8-B-2017
    Voting: 2-5, 0-7
  32. 29 August 2015 – 1 hatch year banded – Idaho Bird Observatiory Boise River Site, Ada County,Latolong 17 =- Heidi Ware
  33. » 15 September 2015 – Loch Haven, Hayden- Kootenai County – Latilong 2 – Doug Ward
    Rare Bird Report #:74-B-2015
  34. 18 May 2016 – still there as of 25 June 2016- 4-5 – Prairie Trail, west of Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Doug Ward discovered the bird and found by several other birders after May 18.
  35. ♦27 June 2016 – 1 – Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes by Kellogg,
    Shoshone County, Latilong 2 – Lisa Hardy
    Rare Bird Report #:21-B-2016
    Voting: 7-0
  36. 21 May 2017 – 2 – east of Bonners Ferry below French Point Road (private) Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Sane Sater and Roger Doucet – eBird – possibly a 3rd bird – heard singing and observed close up –  4 photos and description.
  37. ♦1 September 2017 -1 banded – Intermountain Bird Observatory Boise Research Station, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Heidi Ware+ and IBO banding crew
    Rare Bird Report #:53-B-2017
    Voting: 7-0
  38. ♦30 May 2018 – Bonneville Point, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Ceredig Roberts, seen again June 2 by Dale and Dee Toweill – 4 photos
    Rare Bird Report #:19-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  39. » 8 May 2020 – 1 – Silver Creek Road north of Ketchum, Blaine County, Latilong 19 – Carter Strope
    Rare Bird Report #:14-B-2020

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