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Spokane County Firsts - Updated 10/21/2009
Date  From: Date To: No. Location Observers
Greater White-fronted Goose 4/21/1973   1 Turnbull NWR Per BSEW
Snow Goose 7/31/1966   1 Turnbull NWR Per BW
Ross’s Goose 11/1/1974   5 Turnbull NWR Per BSEW
Eurasian Wigeon 3/12/1973   2 Parker Road-Philleo Lake James Acton, Warren Hall
Greater Scaup Feb-67 Mar-67 200 Spokane Per BW
Harlequin Duck 6/18/1953   2 Little Spokane River Per BSEW
Surf Scoter 10/23/1960   1 Cheney-Spangle Road James Acton; Spokane Bird Club
Black Scoter 3/8/2009   1 Wandermere Lake Terry Little
White-winged Scoter 11/24/1962   1 Spokane River James Acton
Long-tailed Duck 4/1/1962   1 Spokane River-N. of Seven Mile James Acton, Warren Hall
Red-breasted Merganser 2/3/1973   2 Spokane R.-Above Upriver Dam James Acton
Sharp-tailed Grouse 4/8/1963   1 Deer Park Airport Per James Acton
Pacific Loon 10/17/1970   2 Silver Lake James Acton
Pied-billed Grebe  6/30/1955   272 Turnbull NWR Per BW
Red-necked Grebe 5/13/1972   1 Newman Lake James Acton
Eared Grebe  5/17/1965   400 Turnbull NWR Per BW
Clark’s Grebe 4/25/1997   1 West Medical Lake James Acton, Warren Hall
Great Egret 6/14/1949   1 Turnbull NWR Per BW
Snowy Egret 5/22/1977 5/27/1977 1 Badger Lake Frank Ohme; photographed by James Acton
Cattle Egret 11/14/2001   1 Weger Road S. of Spokane Gene Lynch
Green Heron 8/7/2006 9/21/2006 1 Good Samaraton Village, Green Acres  Amy & John Roberson
Black-crown Night-Heron 8/14/2001 10/5/2001 2 Heron Pond Warren Hall
White-faced Ibis 10/30/1909   1 Clear Lake Per BW
Turkey Vulture  8/1/1966   13 Turnbull NWR Per BW
Broad-winged Hawk 9/11/1970   1 Indian Canyon Park James Acton
Ferruginous Hawk 8/18/1985   1 Thorpe Road, West of Espanola James Acton
Sandhill Crane Sep-69   3 Turnbull NWR Per BSEW
Gyrfalcon 1/19/1997 2/27/1997 1 SR2 near Coulee-Hite Road James Acton, Warren Hall
Black-bellied Plover 9/20/1979   1 West Medical Lake James Acton
American Golden Plover 9/4/1972   1 Turnbull NWR James Acton
Mountain Plover 5/6/1968   1 Turnbull NWR Dr. Dennis Paulson
Black-necked Stilt 4/23/1998   2 West Medical Lake James Acton
American Avocet 5/28/1995   1 Spangle Patty Marsh
Willet 9/22/1976   3 Turnbull NWR Per BW
Upland Sandpiper 8/2/1929   1 Turnbull NWR Per BW
Whimbrel 6/21/1982   1 Spokane Valley Per BW
Long-billed Curlew 5/6/1981   1 Over Indian Canyon Park James Acton
Hudsonian Godwit 5/19/1997 5/21/1997 1 Turnbull NWR-Stubblefield Lake Ron Dexter
Marbled Godwit 7/18/1964   1 Turnbull NWR-Stubblefield Lake David Mann
Ruddy Turnstone 8/17/1997   17 West Medical Lake James Acton
Red Knot 5/11/1978   1 Hayford Road & Medical Lake Roads in pond Warren Hall
Sanderling 9/1/1968   1 Turnbull NWR Per BSEW
Dunlin 4/15/1981   1 Four Lakes pothole James Acton, Warren Hall
Stilt Sandpiper 8/20/1994 8/23/1994 4 Willow Lake (Four Lakes) James Acton
Short-billed Dowitcher Spring 1985   1 West Medical Lake Per BW
Red-necked Phalarope 9/24/1984   2 Willow Lake (Four Lakes) Warren Hall
Red Phalarope 9/24/1984   1 Willow Lake (Four Lakes) Warren Hall
Parasitic Jaeger 7/28/2006   1 Eloika Lake Terry Little
Bonaparte’s Gull 5/19/1974   3 Medical Lake James Acton
Mew Gull 9/15/1973   1 Medical Lake James Acton
Franklin’s Gull 11/13/1960   1 Spokane River-Near Gonzaga James Acton
Thayer’s Gull 1/31/1982   1 Spokane Landfill James Acton
Glaucous-winged Gull 2/18/1974   1 Silver Lake James Acton, Warren Hall
Glaucous Gull 1/31/1982   2 Spokane Landfill James Acton, Warren Hall
Caspian Tern 8/12/1971   1 Turnbull NWR Per BSEW
Common Tern 8/29/1964 8/30/1964 1 Spokane River-Near Gonzaga Warren Hall
Arctic Tern 05//20/1977   1 Silver Lake Warren Hall
Forster’s Tern 5/28/1995   1 Spangle Patty Marsh
Ancient Murrelet Late October 1963   1 Spokane Per BW
Band-tailed Pigeon 5/15/1980 5/19/1980 1 James Acton's Yard James Acton, Warren Hall
Eurasian Collared-Dove 11/8/2006   7 Fairfield Michael Woodruff
White-winged Dove 10/18/2008   1 Peone Pairie Wetland Jon Isacoff, Ann Roberts
Flammulated Owl 9/24/1989   1 Indian Canyon Park James Acton, Warren Hall
Northern Hawk Owl 12/11/1992 12/29/1992 1 Russell Road, West Spokane Mike Fulton
Burrowing Owl 7/5/1962 7/6/1962 1 South of Thorpe Road James Acton
Barred Owl 10/27/1967   1 Spokane Per BW
Long-eared Owl 4/3/1996 5/21/1996 6 Peone Prairie Wetland Ron Dexter
Great Gray Owl 10/15/2000   1 Newman Lake-South Meadow Area Jim O'Donnell & Margo Wolff
Short-eared Owl Fall 1964   31 Spangle Per BW
Black Swift 6/3/1990   3 Thompson Creek James Acton
Anna’s Hummingbird 5/8/1976   1 James Acton's Yard James Acton
Acorn Woodpecker 9/8/2006   1 North of Cheney Maggie & Fritz Stout
Red-breasted Sapsucker 10/7/1992 10/19/1992 1 Liberty Lake Park James Acton, Warren Hall
White-headed Woodpecker 12/1/1962 12/22/1962 1 Little Spokane NA-Rutter Parkway James Acton
Three-toed Woodpecker 7/13/2003   1 Mt. Spokane SP Ron Dexter
Black-backed Woodpecker 3/31/1974   3 Burn South of Spokane James Acton
Least Flycatcher 6/1/1968   1 Turnbull NWR Dr. Dennis Paulson
Gray Flycatcher 4/22/1989   1 Turnbull NWR  
Ash-throated Flycatcher 8/16/1960   1 Spokane Valley Tom Rogers & Warren Hall
Loggerhead Shrike 3/11/1972   1 Parker Road, North of Spangle James Acton
Blue Jay 9/10/1973   1 North Spokane Per BW
Clark’s Nutcracker 5/14/1950   1 Pine Bluff Road Marian Frobe
Northern Mockingbird 12/24/1966 1/7/1967 1 Northwest Spokane Mr. Major
Sage Thrasher 5/25/2008   1 Stroup Road James Acton
Brown Thrasher 1/15/1996 2/19/1996 1 Coulee Creek Joanne Powell
Golden-winged Warbler 8/20/1999   1 Turnbull NWR Marion Frobe, Mike Rule
Tennessee Warbler 8/30/1970   1 James Acton's Yard James Acton
Cape May Warbler 2/7/2005 2/14/2005 1 Spokane Valley Al & Anne Sherrodd
American Redstart 5/27/1961   2 Meadow Lake James Acton
Black-throated Green Warbler 7/2/1975   1 Browne's Mountain Tom Rogers and Mr. Knierim
Hermit Warbler 8/30/1954   6 Mt. Spokane L. D. LaFave
Palm Warbler 6/26/1972   1 Dishman Hills Warren Hall
Blackpoll Warbler 5/17/1991   1 James Acton's Yard James Acton
American Redstart 6/29/1907   2 Spokane Per BW
Ovenbird 11/15/1956   1 Spokane Per BW
Northern Waterthrush 5/25/1968   1 Turnbull NWR Per BW
Hooded Warbler 9/24/2007   1 Liberty Lake yard Glen Volyn
American Tree Sparrow 9/27/1965   2 Spokane Per BW
Clay-colored Sparrow 6/6/1960   1 Spokane Valley Per BW
Lark Sparrow  3/27/1926   1 Spokane Per BW
“Red” Fox Sparrow 10/5/2005   1 Woodruff's Yard Michael Woodruff
Swamp Sparrow 1/17/1988   1 Little Spokane & Spokane Jan Reynolds, Bart Whelton
White-throated Sparrow 12/10/1970   1 South Hill James Acton
Harris’s Sparrow 9/11/1971   1 Spokane Per BW
Golden-crowned Sparrow 5/2/1974   1 James Acton's Yard James Acton, Warren Hall
Lapland Longspur 10/9/1978   18 Craig Road James Acton
Snow Bunting 1/4/1976   2 Hayford Road James Acton
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 7/4/1981   1 James Acton's Yard James Acton
Indigo Bunting 9/23/1994 10/2/1994 1 Spokane James Acton
Bobolink 5/26/1994   2 Newman Lake-North End James Acton
Tricolored Blackbird 3/14/2006 3/18/2006 1 Tucker Prairie Rd, SW Medical Lake Theresa Mathis
Rusty Blackbird 12/26/1960   1 Possibly Turnbull Tom Rogers
Great-tailed Grackle 1/13/2004   1 Liberty Lake Golf Course Brian Miller
Pine Grosbeak 12/3/1960   52 Little Spokane & Spokane James Acton
Purple Finch 12/22/1979 4/9/1980 1 James Acton's Yard James Acton
White-winged Crossbill 1/19/1975   21 Mt Spokane, east side James Acton
Common Redpoll Winter 1965 Early 1966 150-250 Spokane Per BW
Hoary Redpoll 3/14/2000 3/16/2000 1 Elk, Wahl Brook Bart Whelton

 

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