Date: 2/22/17 10:31 pm
From: Angela Calabrese <cbreseangela...>
Subject: [obol] Re: It's time again for a Crane watch
I saw a flock of around 40 individuals today in Oregon City. I was busy though and unable to pay too close attention to them, so I can't say for sure which direction they were heading, though it was likely North.

Angela

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> On Feb 22, 2017, at 9:17 PM, Paul Sullivan <paultsullivan...> wrote:
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> We are into the last week of February. It’s time again to be on the alert for northbound SANDHILL CRANES.
> The pattern of movement is generally along the east edge of the valley and the Cascade foothills. Only rarely do those of us on the west side of the Willamette River get to see these birds over our home turf.
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> Last year I suggested that folks who live in the south end of the Willamette Valley quickly post to these lists when they hear Sandhill Cranes passing overhead. This would alert folks further north to be on the lookout. It would be neat to get a series of reports moving northward through a day.
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> Let the watch begin,
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> Paul T. Sullivan
> <paultsullivan...>
> 503-472-5306 h
> 971-237-4864 c
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> From: Paul Sullivan [mailto:<paultsullivan...>]
> Sent: Friday, February 19, 2016 4:01 PM
> To: <obol...>; <birding...>; <YamhillBirders...>
> Subject: Time for a C watch
>
> That’s a CRANE watch. Sandhill Cranes are moving north. Typically, then migrate up the east side of the Willamette Valley in late February and stage at Sauvie Island for a while before moving on to their breeding grounds much further north. Finding the birds west of the Willamette River is a challenge. I think the pattern is that they migrate during the day, usually between late morning and mid-afternoon.
>
> Watchers:
> So it’s time for folks in Benton, Polk, Yamhill, and Washington Counties to get out (weather permitting) to the east edge of their respective counties to look for passing cranes. This is your only time of the year to see these fine birds in your home county all year. If we get a clear day, watch the skies and listen for their voices.
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> Spotters:
> To the folks who live where the birds regularly (ho-hum) pass over while you’re doing your spring garden clean-up, you folks in Lane, Linn, Marion, Clackamas counties, and folks who detect the birds flying north over Creswell, Eugene, Fern Ridge, Junction City, I have this request. LET US KNOW AS SOON AS YOU HEAR THE BIRDS. Run in the house and send a quick note to the list. It will give us a “heads up” to know when to look for the birds.
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> Let’s see if we can see the “C.”
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> Good birding,
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> Paul T. Sullivan
> <paultsullivan...>
> 503-472-5306 h
> 971-237-4864 c
> McMinnville
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