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Idaho State Ranks - in need of Bird Data

We are assessing the state ranks (SRank) for various species to include in the upcoming State Wildlife Action Plan. Listed below is a list of birds where we could use additional information.  Please feel free to submit your entire dataset if it includes multiple species beyond this list.  

please direct any questions to Suzin Romin, suzin.romin@idfg.idaho.gov or Nikki Wade nikki.wade@idfg.idaho.gov.

Submit your data here, https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/species/observations/import (login required)

If you have incidental and/or one-time survey data yet to be compiled into a spreadsheet, you also have the option of populating our MS Excel template which includes our core database values.  Click here to download a spreadsheet with bulit-in drop-down lists.  Click here to download a copy of the same spreadsheet, but without the built-in drop-down lists.

Common Name Sci Name SRank
Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea S1
Pinyon Jay Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus S1
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera S1
Scott's Oriole Icterus parisorum S1B
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri S1B
Great Egret Ardea alba S1B
Virginia's Warbler Vermivora virginiae S1B
Common Tern Sterna hirundo S1B
Black Swift Cypseloides niger S1B
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos S1B
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda S1B
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus S1B
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea S1B
Black Tern Chlidonias niger S1B
Common Loon Gavia immer S1B,S2N
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator S1B,S2N
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus S1B,S3N
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope S1N
Juniper  Titmouse Baeolophus ridgwayi S2
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus S2
White-headed Woodpecker Picoides albolarvatus S2
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides dorsalis S2
Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata S2B
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus S2B
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis S2B
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus S2B
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria S2B
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum S2B
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena S2B
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys S2B
Merlin Falco columbarius S2B,S2N
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus S2B,S3N
Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus S3
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus S3
Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma S3
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus S3
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis S3
Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa S3
Black Rosy-finch Leucosticte atrata S3
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis S3
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni S3B
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor S3B
Flammulated Owl Otus flammeolus S3B
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus S3B
Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii S3B
Gray-crowned Rosy-finch Leucosticte tephrocotis S4B,S3N
     
     
Species currently not ranked    
Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis  
White-tailed Ptarmigan Lagopus leucura SNA
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica SNA
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus SNA
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus SNA
American Oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus SNA
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus SNA
Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis SNA
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus SNA
Green Heron Butorides virescens SNA
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis SNA
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla SNA
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum SNA
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida SNA
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana SNA
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus SNA
Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre SNA
Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni SNA
Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus SNA
McCown's Longspur Calcarius mccownii SNA
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna SNR

 

Update the data source in an ArcMap project using python, arcpy.mapping

Need to update a path in your ArcMap project to reflect the new location?  Here's how...

There are several methods for updating data sources using arcpy.mapping, check out this help topic from ESRI.  The example listed below is just one of several methods.

 Attach the following python code to a script in the toolbox of the mxd you wish to update.  This will allow you to update the directory the data layer is referencing, but will NOT allow you to change the data layer source name itself.  To change the data layer source name use the 'replaceDataSource' method instead.

###################

import arcpy
mapdoc = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")
mapdoc.findAndReplaceWorkspacePaths("<the directory you are changing from>" , "<the directory you are changing to>")
mapdoc.save()
del mapdoc

###################

TIPS / Notes:

--You could get fancy and set the 'directory you are changing from' and the 'directory you are changing to' to input arguments.  Then, the script could be used for resetting any project.

--If you don't know the directories your data are referencing you can insert print lyr.dataSource.  This will  return a list of data sources used in the mxd.

--If you know you have broken links in your mxd, here's how to get a list printed to the python shell window.

import arcpy
mapdoc = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT")
brokenlist = arcpy.mapping.ListBrokenDataSources(mapdoc)

      for lyr in brokenlist:      

      print lyr.name

del mapdoc

 

 

ArcGIS 10.1 TIP: Setting Projections as 'Favorites' in ArcGIS 10.1 - *NEW* in 10.1

New in 10.1!

Tired of scrolling through all the possible projections when you only use about 3 or 4 of them?  In ArcGIS 10.1 you can now save commonly used projections as a ‘favorite’.

Next time you are specifing a projection for a dataset you can mark the projection as a 'favorite' by simply clicking the 'star icon' in the top right corner of the dialog box.

Next time you need to specify that projection, simply look for it within the 'favorites' section.

 

 

 

Tips and Tricks when using a map created from ArcGIS Viewer for Flex

Here's a couple general tips and tricks when using a webmap created using  ArcGIS Viewer for Flex

  • The more you utilize the map data viewer, the refresh and drawing time will decrease. Your computer’s web browser will cache some of the data so next time you draw that area it should perform quicker.
  • Zoom into an area of interest before you check the data layers for display.
  • Only choose 4 or 5 data layers to display at any one time.  Displaying all the layers at once will tend to slow down the refresh time.
  • Pressing F5 will zoom to the original extent as when initially opened and refresh all the layers.

Clear a cache from Internet Explorer 9

Here's how to clear a cache for Internet Explorer - 9

 

On the toolbar, click TOOLS - F12 Developer Tools. 

 A separate menubar will appear.  Click on CACHE-CLEAR

 

 The cache will be cleared, now Reboot/Restart your computer

 

NOTE: If the 'F12 Developer Tools is not activated you will need to activate it by adding a registry file to your device.  Click here to install the registry file.  This should take less than a minute.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/152554-internet-explorer-f12-developer-tools-enable-disable.html