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?