Date: 4/18/17 8:17 pm
From: Jonathan Ley <jonathan...>
Subject: [obol] Re: The most Oregonian bird?
PS: I just wanted to add that this is purely an academic question, not a
political one - nothing to do with our official state bird.

From: Jonathan Ley [mailto:<jonathan...>]
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 7:31 PM
To: '<obol...>' <obol...>
Subject: The most Oregonian bird?

Greetings. I'm new to this list, and had a question.

The recent story about changing the state bird of Oregon got me wondering -
which bird would be the most "uniquely Oregon"? Ideally, by my measure
that'd be a bird with a full-year range exactly matching the border of
Oregon. Since that doesn't exist, which is the closest to it?

I was thinking perhaps a Wrentit, or "Oregon" Dark-eyed Junco, maybe
Red-breasted Sapsucker. White-headed Woodpecker. Anyone have ideas?

Jonathan Ley


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