The second half of my time conducting bird surveys in Idaho was quite different from the first. It started out with lots of rain; for 4-5 straight days it was tough to get much done but at least on most days I was able to squeeze in enough points between rain showers. From then on it got hot, many days were around 100 in the lower elevations; luckily I was working in the higher elevations at that point.
Some of the highlights . . .
A White-headed Woodpecker on a survey as well as a pair in Hells Canyon
Many Dusky Grouse; some with chicks
One transect with Pine and Evening Grosbeaks, White-winged Crossbill, Three-toed Woodpecker, and a pair of Spruce Grouse
One more Black Bear that allowed great looks
My first Northern Goshawk of the summer
I thought this would be about the end of my time in Idaho but now I will be working up on Lucky Peak, just outside of Boise, through the middle of October!