A few sightings of interest from the long weekend and select eBird lists below (photo: Grasshopper Sparrow, Paradise Ridge):
5/22 - I hiked the 1 mile paved trail along the upper Potlatch R. (near USFS LIttle Boulder Creek CG southeast of Deary, ID) w/ Iris where we found many of the typical breeding species for this locale. Had an FOY Cordilleran Flycatcher right at the bridge. A briefly seen Western Skink in the parking area was pretty cool. White Pelican and 2 Bald Eagles (adult & near adult) among others at Spring Valley Res. in the PM. Belted Kingfisher along Little Bear Ck. just east of Troy, ID at likely cut bank nesting area (also here last year).
5/24 - Family hike around Spring Valley Reservoir had most expected breeders for this locale incl. FOY Willow Flycatcher and loudly calling Sora. Afternoon nap drive farther east to East Fork Potlatch R. (east of Bovil, ID) where I found 2 American Redstarts, a Northern Waterthrush, and another Willow Flycatcher (which will be common here within the next few days) among others along this willow lined creek. This is probably the best location in Latah Co. for Redstarts and N. Waterthrush (at least the best known to date although Redstarts can be found elsewhere).
5/25 - Hiked w/ Kas Dumroese around his "back 40" on Paradise Ridge south of Moscow where we found the following sparrows - 1 Grasshopper, 2 Clay-colored, 1 Brewer's, and 2 Vesper along w/ many of the typical Palouse prairie species such as E. Kingbird, Lazuli Bunting, Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock's Oriole, etc. A Rock Wren was a nice find here as well although Kas gets them annually at least in migration (although breeding seems possible at this location higher up on the ridge). The Clay-colored Sparrows were in the draw beyond the pines to the north of his house. I believe visitors are welcome, just contact Kas ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org.