Swamp Sparrow

Melospiza georgiana
Statewide Status: S:N  IBRC Review Species (Central, East, Summer only in Panhandle and West)
eBird Species Map

Swamp Sparrow
Darren Clark
March-November
(Migration / Summer)
 
December-February
(Winter)

All Reports (Review Species Only):
Request reports for summer only in Panhandle and West, all year in other regions.

  1. » 1 and 26 December 1953 – (1 collected on each date) – Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Thomas Burleigh – Birds of Idaho – Deleward Natural History Museum 45907
    Rare Bird Report #:105-B-10 (Dec. 1)
  2. 30 June 1981 – HooDoo Valley, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Peg Hughes – Report from P.Hughes to S.Sturts
  3. 23 December 1981 – (2) – Lake Lowell, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Dan Taylor – AB35(3):321
  4. » 15-17 November 1991 – Ted Trueblood WMA, Elmore County, Latilong 23 – Terrance Edwards – AB46(1):125, Status Change Report
    Rare Bird Report #:6-B-91 (missing report) includes video
  5. » 24 November 1991 – Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park, Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – Brad Hammond – AB46(1):125
    Rare Bird Report #:7-B-91 (report missing)
  6. ♦26 January and 2 February 1992 – Plummer Creek, Heyburn State Park – Dan Svingen- AB46(2):291
    Rare Bird Report #:2-B-92
    Voting: 7-0
  7. » 15 December 1992 – January 1993 – (2-3) – Ted Trueblood WMA – Mark Collie, Florence Knoll and Dave Trochlell, AB47(2):279
    Rare Bird Report #:20-B-92 (report missing)
  8. 28 December 1992 – Bruneau Sand Dunes State Park, Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – Brad Hammond – AB47(2):279
  9. 18 December 1993 – Sun Valley CBC, Blaine County, Latilong 19 – AFN48(4):774 94TH CBC (1993-1994
  10. ♦5-11 November 1994 – Thompson Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Dan Svingen+ and Kas Dumroese – AFN49(1):73
    Rare Bird Report #:11-B-94
    Voting: 7-0
  11. 11-18 November 1994 – Plummer Creek. Heyburn State Park, Benewah County, Latilong 2 – AFN49(1):73
  12. 17 May 1998 – Boise, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Mark Collie, Florence Knoll – AFN52(3):361
  13. 31 October 1998 – American Falls Reservoir, Power County, Latilong 27 – Marty Collar – NAB53(1):80
  14. 18 January 1999 – Kamiah – Charles Swift – Inland-nw-Birders
  15. 24 January and 1 February 1999 – (2) – Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 -Harold Ward and Dale Goble – Rare Bird Alert 29 Jan./5 Feb. 1999
  16. 5 March 1999 – Elmore County, Latilong – Sarah Hamilton – NAB53(3):305
  17. 16 December 2000 – Pocatello CBC – NAB55(2):198 and 101st CBC (2000-2001):483
  18. 15 October 2001- 15 March 2002 – Dover, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Barry Kendal – Report from Earl Chapin to S.Sturts – around from mid October to mid March
  19. 29 December 2001 and 1 January 2002 Heyburn State Park – Steve Lindsay and Matthew Moskwik – NAB56(2):197
  20. 29 November – 6 December 2002 – Hagerman, Gooding County, Latilong 25 – Ryan Brady and Craig Fosdick – NAB57(1):88 (2):228 “total of 10 in south Idaho for season)
  21. 8-23 December 2002 – Boise, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Dave Trochlell – IBR and NAB57(2):228
  22. 21 December 2002 – Boise CBC – Birdsource 103rd CBC (2002-2003)
  23. 23 December 2002 – Tetonia Mike Delate and Charles Trost NAB57(2):228
  24. 28 December 2002 – Teton Valley CBC – Birdsource 103rd CBC (2002-2003)
  25. February 2003 – Boise, Ada County, Latilong 17 – R.L. Rowland and Dave Trochlell, IBR (remained through the month
  26. February 2003 – Ted Trueblood WMA, Elmore County, Latilong 17 – R.L. Rowland and Dave Trochlell – IBR (remained through the month)
  27. 13 October 2003 – Rexburg, Madison County, Latilong 22 – Darrin Clark – NAB58(1):108
  28. 15 November 2003 – Elmore County, Latilong 18 – Dave Trochlell – NAB58(1);108
  29. 27 November 2003 – Ted Trueblood WMA, Elmore County, Latilong 17 – Cliff Weisse – IBLE
  30. 28 November 2003 – Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Dave Trochlell NAB58(1):108
  31. 13-20 November 2004 – (1-4) – Ted Trueblood WMA, Elmore County, Latilong 17 – R.L. Rowland and Harry Krueger – Status Change Report , NAB59(1)113
  32. ♦27 January  2007 – Hagerman State Fish Hatchery, Gooding County, Latilong 25 – Cliff Weisse+, Darren Clark, Mike Haldeman, Jay Carlisle
    Rare Bird Report #:27-B-07
    Voting: 7-0
  33. ♦2 June 2007 – Bovill (near) , Latah County, Latilong 4 – Terry Gray plus 9 others on a Palouse Audubon field trip.
    Rare Bird Report #:44-B-07
    Voting: 4-3, 2-5
  34. 10 April 2008 – 1 – Boise River WMA Headquarters, Ada County, Latilong 17 – Jethro Runco – eBird
  35. 23 November 2008 – Ted Trueblood WMA – Jay Carlisle – IBLE
  36. ♦2 and 22 January 2011 – 1 -Jacks Creek WMA,  C.J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – Jay Carlisle+, Heidi Ware, Gary Worthington, Jesse Sherburne, Bill Scott, Leslie Harrison on January 2, Danette, Iris and Matthew Henderson on January 22
    Rare Bird Report #:3-B-11
    Voting: 7-0
  37. ♦2 January  2012– 1 –  C J Stike Reservoir, Jack’s Creek, Bruneau CBC, Owyhee County, Latilong 24  – Heidi Ware
    Rare Bird Report #:15-B-12
    Voting: 6-1, 6-1
  38. ♦8 December  and 29 December 2012 – 1- small warm springs marshabout 1/4 mile W on Cattle Drive (S side of road) from Hwy 51, Owyhee county, Latilong  24- Jay Carlisle+, Heidi Ware, Cheryl Huizinga, Denise Hughes , Littie Percifield and again on the Bruneau CBC – and again on 1 January 2013 by Ceheryl ad Denise, same area in November 2014 and January 2015
    Rare Bird Report #:96-B-12
    Voting: 7-0
  39. ♦29 December 2012 – 2 -C.J. Strike Reservoir, Jack Creek, Owyhee County, latilong 24 – Heidi Ware, Jay Carlise, Danette, Matthew and Iris Henderson, Jessie Sherbume and Ann Perry.
    Rare Bird Report #:105-B-12
    Voting: 7-0
  40. ♦9 November 2013 – 2 – Ted Trueblood WMA, Elmore County, Latilong 17 – Bryce Robinson+, Jay Carlisle, Heidi Ware, Cheryl Huizinga and several birders from the Golden Eagle Audubon Society
    Rare Bird Report #:56-B-13
    Voting: 7-0
  41. ♦21 December 2013 – 1 – Fort Hall Bottoms, Bannock County, Latilong 27 – Barbara North – lone observer during the American Falls Christmas Bird Count
    Rare Bird Report #:8-B-14
    Voting: 7-0
  42. ♦22 December 2013 – 2 first winter – Hagerman WMA, Gooding County, Latilong 25 – Austin Young, Karl Ruprecht, Bill Birdges
    Rare Bird Report #:71-B-13
    Voting: 7-0
  43. ♦1 January – 28 March 2014 -1-Celebration Park, CanyonCounty, Latilong  17-  Bryce Robinson+, several observers  (still there as of March 28 as reported by Stoddard and Ellen Davenport on IBLE)
    Rare Bird Report #:19-B-14
    Voting: 6-1, 5-2
  44. 26 October and 28 November  2014 – Deer Flat NWR, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Heidi Ware, Bryce Robinson, Cheryl Huizinga, Ryan Anderson  and others – eBird
  45. 14 November 2014 – Priest Lake, Coolin, Warren Beach Road, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Terry Little  – eBird
  46. 23 November 2014 – and 3 January 2015 – 1-2 – Ted Trueblood Wildlife Area, Elmore County, Latilong 24 – Cheryl Huizinga, Bruce Robinson. Dale Toweill
  47. ♦26 November 26 2014 – 2 – Clear Lake Country Club, Buhl, Twin Falls County, Latilong 25 – Austin Young
    Rare Bird Report #:52-B-14
    Voting: 7-0
  48. 20 December 2014 – 1 – Bellvue, Blaine County, Latilong 19 – Poo Wright-Pulliam – eBird
  49. ♦12  February 2015-Celebration Park, CanyonCounty, Latilong  17-  Dale E. Toweill+, Deyanne B. Toweill
    Rare Bird Report #:9-B-2015
    Voting: 6-1, 7-0
  50. ♦13 February 2015 – 1  – Hagerman WMA, Gooding County, Latilong 25 – Austin Young
    Rare Bird Report #:10-B-2015
    Voting: 7-0
  51. χ 14  February 2015-SE Sanctuary of Deer Flat NWR, Canyon County, Latilong  17-  Cheryl Huizinga
    Rare Bird Report #:11-B-2015
    Voting: 4-3, 4-3, 4-3
  52. 31 October -15 November 2015 – 1-2 – Ted Trueblood Wildlife Area, Elmore County, Latilong 24 – Janet Phillips, Stoddard and Ellen Davenport and others – eBird
  53. 2 January 2016 – 1- C.J. Strike Reservoir, Owyhee County, Latilong 24 – Heidi Ware, Jay Carlisle, Bryce Robinson – eBird Checklist – distinct call
  54. χ 8 January 2016 – Swan Falls Dam , Ada County, Latilong 17 – Janson Talbot+, Stevem  Hofhine
    Rare Bird Report #:3-B-2016
    Voting: 2-5, 0-7
  55. 10 April 2016 – 1 – Marshy area, Custer County, Latilong 13 – Anonymous birder – eBird – photo
  56. 12-15 October 2016 – 1 – Heyburn State Park, Benewah County, Latilong 2 – Charles Swift (Oct, 12), Terry Little (Oct. 15) – eBird
  57. 5 November 2016 – 1 heard – Ted Trueblood WMA, Elmore County, Latilong 17 – Keith Barnes, Jay Carlisle, Heidi Ware, Cheryl Huizinga and several others.  Ebird checklist
  58. 17 December 2016 – 1 – Caldwell Ponds, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Scott Teague  confirmed on his eBird Checklist with photo – also Bryce Robinson, Heidi Ware, Jeremy Haika
  59. 18 December 2016 – 1- Marshy Spot in Gooding County, Latilong 25 – Confirmed  with photo on eBird Checklists Austin Young, Zeke Walkins
  60. 26 February 2017 – 1 – Caldwell Ponds, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Cheryl Huizinga  – near where it was previously seen
  61. 9 September 2017 – 1 – in his yard north of Sandpoint, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Rich Delcarlo – description on eBird
  62. ​» 1 October 2017 – 1 – Boundary Creek WMA, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Carl Lundblad – eBird – photo
    Rare Bird Report #:47-B-2017
  63. 7 Nov 2017 – 1 – Hells Gate State Park, Nez Perce Couny, Latilong 4 – eBird – John Hanna – photo
  64. ♦11 November 2017 – 1 – Lewiston Sewage Plant outflow marsh, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Carl Lundblad – eBird
    Rare Bird Report #:54-B-2017
    Voting: 7-0
  65. ♦11 November 2017 – 2 – Mann Lake, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Carl Lundblad – eBird – photo and video
    Rare Bird Report #:55-B-2017
    Voting: 7-0
  66. ♦2 December 2017 – 1 – Sand Road Wetlands in southwest Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Carl Lundblad+, plus 20 minutes later Kas Dumroese and Charles Swift – photos on eBird
    Rare Bird Report #:60-B-2017
    Voting: 7-0
  67. ♦6 October 2018 – 1 – Mann Lake, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Carl Lundblad – photo
    Rare Bird Report #:36-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  68. ♦6 October 2018 – 1 – small wastewater pond 1/2 east of the Monastery of St. Gertrude near Cottonwood, Idaho County, Latilong 4 – Carl Lundblad – photo and audio
    Rare Bird Report #:38-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  69. 19 October 2018 – 1 – Paradise Creek, Moscow area, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Charles Swift – eBird
  70. ♦21 October 2018 – 1- Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Carl Lundblad – audio on eBird
    Rare Bird Report #:51-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  71. ♦11 November 2018 – 2-3 – Mann Lake, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Carl Lundblad
    Rare Bird Report #:47-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  72. 23 November – 2018 – 1 – Heyburn State Park, Benewah County, Latilong 2 – Jon Isacoff – eBird
  73. 24 November 2018 – 1 – Mann Lake, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Kas Dumroese – eBird
  74. 29 November 2018 – 1 – Wolf Lodge Bay, Coeur d’Alene Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Terry Little – eBird
  75. ♦9 December 2018 – 1 – Heyburn State Park (at the boardwalk), Benewah County,Latilong 2 – Carl Lundblad – Inland-nw-Birders
    Rare Bird Report #:50-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  76. ♦7 January 2019 – 1 – Potlatch sewage ponds, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Neil Paprocki – photo and audio
    Rare Bird Report #:1-B-2019
    Voting: 7-0

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