Least Flycatcher

Empidonax minimus
Statewide Status: -:N  IBRC Review Species (Winter)
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Least Flycatcher
Darren Clark
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  1. 5 June 1919 – Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – in University of Montana Collection, Dr. Philip L. Wright
  2. 3 September 1952 – (1 male collected) Moscow, Latah County, Latilong 4 – Thomas Burleigh – Birds of Idaho
  3. 14 July 1961 – (1 female collected) – Signal Peak, Clark County, Latilong 15 – Lewis W. Oring – Birds of Idaho
  4. 8 July 1970 – (2) Naples BBS, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Breeding Bird Survey
  5. 7 August 1988 – Red- River Hot Springs – Idaho County, Latilong 8 Carole Vande Vorde – Report from Carole Vande Vorde to S.Sturts
  6. June 1990 – (6) Magic Mountain BBS, Cassia County, Latilong 25 – Breeding Birding Bird Survey
  7. June 1991 – (1) – Featherville BBS – Elmore County, Latilong 18 – Breeding Birding Bird Survey
  8. June 1992 – (5) – Yellow Pine BBS – Valley County, Latilong 12 – Breeding Birding Bird Survey
  9. June 1992 – (14) Featherville BBS – Elmore County, Latilong 18 – Breeding Birding Bird Survey
  10. 8 June 1992 – (2) – Burgdorf BBS – Idaho County, Latilong 8 – Breeding Birding Bird Survey
  11. 19 June 1992 (1) – Lolo Pass BBS – Idaho County, Latilong 6 – Breeding Birding Bird Survey
  12. June 1993 (7) – Yellow Pine BBS – Valley County, Latilong 12 – Breeding Birding Bird Survey
  13. » 2 September 1994 (1) – Deer Flat NWF, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – John Gatchet
    Rare Bird Report #: 6-B-94 (report missing)
  14. l March 1995 – McCall area – Valley County, Latilong 11 – Colleen Sweeney – report from Colleen Sweeney – exact spring date not given
  15. 29 April 1995 – (3) Mann Lake , Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – 5 Canyon Birders – Bird Notes June 1995 (newsletter of the Canyon Birders
  16. ♦11, 26 & 17-25 June 1995 – (1 pair) – Rose Lake area – Dan Singen and Kas Dumroese – Rare Bird Alert 9-June 1995, AFN49(5):953,
    Rare Bird Report #: 1-B-95
    Voting: 7-0
  17. June 1996 – (14) Featherville BBS – Elmore County, Latilong 18 – Breeding Birding Bird Survey
  18. » 9 June 1996 – (1 pair) – Rose Lake area – Dan Svingen and Kas Dumroese – AB50(5):974,
    Rare Bird Report #: 3-B-96 (report missing)
  19. ♦16-28 June 1996 – Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Dan Svingen and others – AB50(5):74 – 28 June 1996 – Peder Svingen and Sue Barton+ –
    Rare Bird Report #: 4-B-96
    Voting: 7-0
  20. 28 June – 30 July 1996 – (2-3) – Challis( Penal Gulch Sportsman’s Access Point – an annual here), Custer County, Latilong 13 – Dan and Ila Svingen and Dave and Elise Faike(Status Change Report)
  21. 1 July 1996 – Naples BBS, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Breeding Bird Survey
  22. 7 June – mid July 1997 – Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Charles Trost and others – AFN51(5):1025
  23. 17 June – July 2 1997 – (2) Challis, Custer County, Latilong 13 – Art Dahl and Dave and Faike – AFN51(5):1025
  24. 28 June1997 – Rose Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Kas Dumroese, Dan Svingen and others – 51(5):1025
  25. 28 June1997 – (2) – Tendoy Rest area, Lemhi County, Latilong 13 – Dave and Elise Faike – AB51(5):1025, Status Change Report
  26. 9 May 1998 – Thorn Creek, N.E. of Boise, Boise County, Boise County, Latilong 18 – Dave and Elise Faike – AFN52(3):361
  27. 14 May 1998 Pocatello, Bannock County, Latilong 27 -Jim Paruk – AFN52(3):361
  28. 25-31 May 1998 – Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Marty Collar, Dave and Elise Faike – AFN52(3):361
  29. 2-31 June 1998 – (2) Challis on territory at Penal Gulch, Custer County, Latilong 13 – Dave and Elise Faike – AFN52(4):481
  30. 2 -31 June 1998 – (2) Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Marty Collar and others – AFN52(4):481
  31. 10 June 1998 – Salmon, Lemhi County, Latilong 10 – Dave and Elise Faike – AFN52(4):481
  32. 17 June 1998 – (1-2 singing) – Rose Lake, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Kas Dumroese – AFN42(4):481
  33. 22 June 1998 – Hoodoo Valley, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Earl Chapin – AFN42(4):481
  34. 23-31 May 1999 – (1-2) Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Marty Collar – Colleen Sweeny, Charles Trost – NAB53(3)304
  35. ♦6-29 June 1999 – (singing on territory) – Robinson Creek, Fremont County, Latilong 16 – Cliff Weisse+ – Status Change Report and
    Rare Bird Report #: 7-B-99
    Voting: 7-0
  36. 11 and 20 June 1999 – (1-2 Singing) Kootenai NWR – Kas Dumroese and Kris Buchler, Cindy Langlitz – Rare Bird Alert 11 June 1999 and Inland-nw-birders
  37. 11 August 1999 – McArthur Lake WMA – Earl Chapin – Report from Earl Chapin to S.Sturts
  38. 19 September 1999 – (2) -Mission Flats – Susan Weller – Report from Susan Weller to S.Sturts
  39. 3 – 24 June 2000 – (1 female incubating eggs on nest June 3 and dependent young seen June 24) – Deep Creek south of the Kootenai NWR, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – – Scott Rae NAB54(4):403
  40. 11 and 16 June 2000 – (several) Coolin, Priest Lake, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Sandy and Jerry Converse – Inland-nw-Birders and Bob Bond – Rare Bird Alert 16 June 2000
  41. 28 July 2000 – 2-3 Kootenai NWR, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Matthew Moskwik – Rare Bird Alert 4 August 2000
  42. June 2001 – Challis BBS, Custer County, Latilong 13 – Breeding Bird Survey
  43. June 2001 – Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – NAB55(4):459
  44. June 2001 – Camas County, Latilong 19 – NAB55(4):459
  45. 10 June 2001 – (2 singing) Goodrich, Adams County – Dave Trochlell – NAB55(4):459
  46. 15 June 2001 – Mission Flats, behind Hardy Loop, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Susan Weller – Report from Susan Weller to S.Sturts
  47. 18 June 2001 – Custer County, Latilong 19, Hadley Roberts – NAB55(4)459
  48. 22 June 2001 – (Singing in widely spaced deciduous woods) – Lake Walcott State Park, Minidoka County, Latilong 26 – Stephen Bouffard – Status Change Report – NAB55(4)459
  49. 24 June and 16 July 2001 – (4-5) – Kootenai NWR, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Charles Swift, Joe Lipar (24th) and Matthew Moskwik (16th) – Inland-nw-Birders
  50. June 2000 – Naples BBS, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Breeding Bird Survey
  51. 14-16 June 2002 – (4 singing in different locations) – Kootenai NWR, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Charles Swift – Rare Bird Alert 17 June 2002 and inland-nw-Birders
  52. 15 June 2002 – (2) Rose Lake (Rose Creek Roar), Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Kas Dumroese – Rare Bird Alert 17 June 2002
  53. 7 July 2002 – (2) – Stanley Lake, Custer County, Latilong 12 – Emily Stoddard – IBR
  54. 20 July 2002 – Tin Can Flat Campground, 10 Miles east of Avery – Tom Weber – Rare Bird Alert 22 July 2002
  55. 23 June-20 July 2002– reported in Blaine, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson and Shoshone Counties but no observers or exact locations provided – NAB56(4)460
  56. 21 May 2003 – (Singing in widely spaced deciduous woods) – Lake Walcott State Park, Minidoka County, Latilong 26 – Stephen Bouffard, Fred Zeillemaker – Status Change Report
  57. June 2003 – Coolin BBS, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Breeding Bird Survey
  58. 8 ,20 June 7 July 2003 – Lane Marsh on Black Rock Road – Gina Sheridan and Lisa Hardy, Scott Rae and Kas Dumoese – Inland-nw-Birders and Rare Bird Alert 7 July 2003
  59. 19 May 2005 – banded – Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Jay Carlisle and Idaho Bird Observatory assistants
  60. 22 May 2005 – Johnson Creek, near Clark Fork – Mike Haldeman, Status Change Report
  61. ♦27 May – 25 June 2005 – N. Fork Coeur d’Alene River, Shoshone County – Lisa Hardy
    Rare Bird Report #: 35-B-07
    Voting: 7-0
  62. ♦30 May 2005 – (13) – Kootenai NWR, Boundary County, Latilong, Mike Haldeman –
    Combined report. May 30, 2005 – 13 birds heard singing, several of them seen, while walking the two mile length of the Deep Creek Trail at Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge in Boundary County. They were spaced regularly along the trail. There were also two others singing in the cottonwood grove at the start of the one-way tour loop just past (north of) the visitor center: July 10, 2005 – I heard at least one bird singing near the start (north end) of the Deep Creek Trail in Kootenai NWR but did not walk far on trail: June 2, May 22, 2005 – One bird heard singing and seen while birding the stretch of road 2006 – On my way to Glacier National Park I stopped at Kootenai NWR and despite the rain heard several different Least Flycatchers singing along the first half mile (from the north) of the Deep Creek Trail: June 23, 2006 – I heard two Least Flycatchers singing at different locations in the cottonwood grove along the dike road in Boundary Creek Wildlife Management Area in Boundary County (right on the Canadian border.) July 3, 2006 – On my way back from birding southern Idaho I stopped at an overgrown rest area along the highway south of Salmon and I heard a Least Flycatcher singing on the opposite (west) side of the road. The rest stop is south of Tendoy between mile markers 114 & 115 in Lemhi County. The habitat here is much denser than the open cottonwood groves where I’d found the other Least Flycatchers but the overstory is still cottonwood. Other birds singing here included Veery and Northern Waterthrush to give an idea of the habitat.
    Rare Bird Report #: 48-B-06
    Voting: 6-0
  63. ♦16 September 2005 – banded – Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Jay Carlisle and Idaho Bird Observatory assistants
    Rare Bird Report #: 61-B0-10
    Voting: 7-0
  64. ♦20, 21, 23 May; 2, 4, 7, 9, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22, 29 June; 5 July 2006 – Minidoka NWR/Lake Walcott State Park, Minidoka County, Latilong 26 – Steve Bouffard, Collee Moulton, IDFG IBIS Crew, Zeke Watkins –
    Rare Bird Report #: 32-B-06
    Voting: 7-0
  65. ♦21-23 May 2006 – Coeur d’Alene, northwest of(next to Skylark Elementary School, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – (1st seen by May 21 Doug Ward and confirmed on May 23 by Lisa Hardy+ – (thought to be migrating because of habitat)
    Rare Bird Report #: 30-B-06
    Voting 7-0
  66. 25 May and 11 June 2006 – (1-2) – Moscow, north of at Phillip’s Farm County Park – Chris Cauldill, Ashley Martins and Will Boyd (25th) and Terry and Christine Gray (11th June – now 2 birds) – Rare Bird Alert 17 June 2006
  67. 3 June 2006 – Farragut State Park, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Garrett Macdonald – Inland-nw-birders (Gina Sheridan report)
  68. ♦19 June 2006 – 1-2 – Juniper Mountain, nw slope of, Owyhee County, Latilong 23 – Kevin Glueckert –
    Rare Bird Report #: 66-B-2006
    Voting 7-0
  69. ♦29 June and 5 July 2006 – North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, across from mile mark 3.9 on the Old River Road, Shoshone Couny, Latilong 2 – Lisa Hardy –
    Rare Bird Report #: 29-B-06
    Voting 7-0 with 3rd round addendum
  70. ♦17 May 2007 – Fernan Lake, SE Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, Latilong 2 – Kris Buchler
    Rare Bird Report #: 37-B-07
    Voting:  1st Round 2-5
    2nd Round 4-3
    3rd Round 3-4
  71.  ♦22 May 2007 -(banded)  Camas NWR, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Jay Carlisle, Carlos Valeris, Jereme Sommers, Diane Parrot
    Rare Bird Report #: 59-B-10
    Voting: 7-0
  72. ♦27 May 2007 – N.Fork Coeur d’Alene River, Shoshone County, Latilong 2 – Lisa
    Hardy Rare Bird Report 35-B-07
    Voting 7-0
  73. χ 3 June 2007 – Priest River, Bonner County, Latilong 1 – Paul Sierachi
    Rare Bird Report #: 43-B-07
  74. χ 9 June 2007 – Kootenai NWR, Boundary County, Latilong 1 – Kris Buchler
    Rare Bird Report #: 42-B-07
    Voting:
    1st Round  5-2
    2nd Round  4-3
    3rd round    2-5
  75. ♦28 June 2007 – Lewiston, Nez Perce County, Latilong 4 – Terry Gray
    Rare Bird Report 66-B-07
    Voting 7-0
  76. ♦20 June 2008 – Heise (near), Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Bob Davis
    Rare Bird Report 17-B-08
    Voting  7-0
  77. ♦23 May 2009 – 7 singing individuals  – Crystal Creek Ranch along the Big Woods River south of Bellvue,  Blaine County, Latilong 19 – Jay Carlisle+, Jack Stenger, Heide Ware, Larry Barnes
    Rare Bird Report #:47-B-10
    Voting: 7-0
  78. 3-12-14 + June 2009 -arrived June 3rd, heard singing June 12, nest building  June 14 – watched incubation activities – probably fledged but didn’t observe nest past incubation period –   Challis, Pennal Gulch Sportsman’s access, Custer County, Latilong 13 – Dave Faike – Email to Shirley Sturts for Idaho Bird Distribution Database
  79. ♦10 June 2009 – 3 singing individuals  – West Magic Road along the Big Woods River Lincoln County, Latilong 19 –   Heide Ware+, Jay Carlisle
    Rare Bird Report #:53-B-10
    Voting 7-0
  80. ♦15 Setember 2009 – 1 banded  – Luckey Peak,  Ada County, Latilong 17 – Jay Carlisle+, Caroline Poli, Nathan Banfield, Stephanie Coates (IBO field assistants)
    Rare Bird Report #:48-B-10
    Voting:7-0
  81. ♦8 June 2010 – Challis, Pennal Gulch Sportsman’s access, Custer County, Latilong 13 – Dave Faike
    Rare Bird Report #:38-B-10
    Voting: 6-1 1st Round
    Voting 6-1  2nd Round
  82. ♦15 June 2010 – 2 singing individuls – Richfield Diversion off of Big Woods River, Lincoln County, Latilong 19 – Jay Carlisle+, Heidi Ware
    Rare Bird Report #:44-B-10
    Voting: 7-0
  83. ♦16-17 June 2010 – Elk Creek  west of Hailey, Blaine County, Latilong 19 – Jay Carlisle+, Heidi Ware
    Rare Bird Report #:45-B-10
    Voting: 7-0
  84. » 12 July 2017 – ​1 breeding pair (1 singing, 1 building nest) plus another singing male in an adjacent patch – Mud Lake WMA, Jefferson County, Latilong 21 – Austin Young – photo, audio
    Rare Bird Report #:35-B-2017
Last updated: April 26, 2018 at 18:46 pm

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