DATE VOTING COMPLETED
DATE SIGHTING OCCURRED
DATE REPORT PREPARED
Bailey Brown found/captured the bird. Other observers were Tyson Truscott, Cole Sampson, Daniel McNutt, Wayne Melquist,Pat Flach,Carrie Hugo
LOCALITY OF OBSERVATION
PotlatchDeltic plywood mill parking lot. St Marie’s ID
HABITAT WHERE THE BIRD WAS OBSERVED
SIGHTING DURATION, CONDITIONS, and EQUIPMENT USED
Bird landed in parking lot at 5:00 a.m and was caught by hand and was placed in captivity and observed for four hours before turning it over to Wayne Melquist who later released it.
DID YOU CONSULT A FIELD GUIDE OR OTHER REFERENCE WORK?
WHICH GUIDE(S) OR REFERENCE(S): DID YOU CONSULT?
Golden guide to field id of NA Birds .Peterson Field Guide to Western Birds. Sibley Birds West
DESCRIPTION OF THE BIRD(s)
Alcidae. Colors of bird suggest non breeding adult. See supplied photos.
BEHAVIOR OF THE BIRD(s)
Bird was observed “crash landing” on paved parking lot .
HOW AND WHEN DID YOU POSITIVELY IDENTIFY THE BIRD, AND WHAT CLINCHED THE IDENTIFICATION FOR YOU?
Size, color,shape,bill,feet.Identified immediately. White patches above eyes and lack of white scapulars.
HOW DID YOU ELIMINATE SIMILAR SPECIES? WHAT WERE THEY?
Color of bird. White patches above eyes and lack of white scapulars. Similar species would be marbled murrelet.
WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH THIS (AND SIMILAR) SPECIES?
Observed and videod an ancient murrelet in the area years ago. See rare bird report # : 14-B-91
DESCRIBE YOUR GENERAL BIRDING EXPERIENCE
I have been birding for approx 50 years.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (If any)
Bird was examined and released by Wayne Melquist and Carrie Hugo who are both experts in the field of birds. Wayne said the bird appeared to be in good shape when it was released.
WERE PHOTO(S), VIDEO, AND/OR AUDIO OBTAINED FROM THIS SIGHTING?