Black Scoter

Melanitta americana
Statewide Status: S:14 IBRC Review Species
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Black Scoter
Darren Clark
  March-November
(Migration / Summer)
December-February
(Winter)
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All Reports (Review Species Only):

  1. ♦15 October 1993 – Sandpoint City Beach, Bonner County – Earl Chapin+ – AFN48(1):130
    Rare Bird Report #:7-A-93
    Voting: 6-0
  2. ♦4-6 November 1996 – American Falls Reservoir, Power County – Charles Trost+ Jim Paruk, Dan Taylor and Raymond Clark – AFN51(1):88
    Rare Bird Report #:7-B-96
    Voting: 7-0
  3. ♦29 November – 8 December 1997 – American Falls Reservoir, Power County – Todd Garlie, Marty Collar, Dan & Isa Svingen+, Chuck Trost+, many observers – NAB52(1):94
    Rare Bird Report #:11-B-97
    Voting: 7-0
  4. 16-24 November 1998 – American Falls Reservoir, Power County – Marty Collar and many observers – NAB53(1)79
  5. 5-11 November 1999– American Falls Reservoir, Power County – Charles Trost and many observers – NAB54(1)77
  6. ♦22 November – 1 December 2001 – Idaho Falls, Bonneville County -Cliff Weisse +, Kit Struthers, Dale Miller, Russ Manwaring, many observers – NAB56(1):75; NAB 56(2):197
    Rare Bird Report #:45-B-08
    Voting: 7-0
  7. ♦17-20 November 2006 – (1-2) – Cascade Reservoir, Valley County, Latilong 11 – Spencer Walters+, Jay Carlisle and on the 20th by John Jann and Mike Vandyk – IBLE
    Rare Bird Report #:70-B-06
    Voting: 7-0
  8. ♦7-14  November 2008 – Snake River below American Falls Dam, Power County, Latilong 27 – Cliff  Weisse+,  B. Davis+,IBLE
    Rare Bird Report #:26-B-08
    Voting: 7-0
  9. ♦13 November 2010 – 1-Island Park Dam, Fremont County, Latilong 16 – Cliff  Weisse
    Rare Bird Report #:163-B-10
    Voting: 7-0
  10. ♦11 & 13 November  2012 – 1 female on Nov. 11 and 2 females on Nov. 13 – Spring Valley Reservoir, Latah County, Lattilong 4 – Terry Gray+ , Kristen Dahl (on the 13th)
    Rare Bird Report #:76-B-12
    Voting: 7-0
  11. ♦13-15 November 2014 – 1 – Rainbow Lake, Rexburg, Madison County, Latilog 22- Darren Clark, Alex Warnick, Steve Butterworth – and several others –  IBLE
    Rare Bird Report #:51-B-14
    Voting: 7-0
  12. ♦28 December 2014 -22 January 2015– 1 – Snake River between Owsley Bridge and Upper Salmon Falls Dam south of  Hagerman (CBC), Zeke Watkins+, Ryan Anderson (Jan. 22 – IBLE) County Gooding, Latilong 25
    Rare Bird Report #:2-B-2015
    Voting: 7-0
  13. ♦20-26 November 2017 – 2 – west side of Gridley Bridge south of Hagerman, border of Twin Falls and Gooding Counties, Latilong 25 – Austin Young and on several eBird checklists – 1 found on the 20th and 2 on the 21st – photos
    Rare Bird Report #:57-B-2017
    Voting: 7-0
  14. ♦17-18 October 2018 – 1 juvenile first winter or adult female – Julius M. Kleine Memorial Park, Ada County, Latilong 17 – 1st reported on eBird by Alice Cantelow October 17 – report and photos by Jon Curd on October 18th
    Rare Bird Report #:37-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  15. ♦3 November 2018 -1 – Lake Lowell Lower Dam, Canyon County, Latilong 17 – Cheryl Huizinga – eBird photos
    Rare Bird Report #:45-B-2018
    Voting: 7-0
  16. ♦25 October 2019 – 1 adult female.immature – directly above American Falls Reservoir Dam, Power County, Latilong 27 – Austin Young, later that day by Darren Clark and over several days by others – photos
    Rare Bird Report #:28-B-2019
    Voting: 7-0

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