Date: 4/19/17 7:39 pm From: Bob Archer <rabican1...> Subject: [obol] Re: My vote, The most Oregon bird is Hermit Warbler
Excellent pick, I was thinking just the other day the main reason birding in the wilds of Oregon is so enjoyable is due to singing Hermit Warblers. Great to see them on Mt Tabor, but it is a whole other experience visiting them in their home.
On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 6:48 PM, Roy Gerig <roygerig...> wrote:
> I doubt there should be much question about it. Hermit Warbler is > abundant in our low-mid-high elevations forests along the coast and in the > Cascades. It doesn't winter here. It is scarce or absent in East Oregon. > From where I stand it is clearly our Warbler, and maybe should be our > Oregon bird. There might not be another passerine as common, or as easy to > detect overall in our mountains (mostly on the west side) as this. I > thought about Varied Thrush too, and Wilson's Warbler a little...With > Hermit Warbler, Oregon is central in its range. Some of this is about > range maps, any birds that live all over Oregon, they live everywhere else > too at least in the west. Hermit Warbler doesn't. I worked a few years > with a study about birds in managed forest vs not so, Back then Joan Hagar > from OSU and I commented on the Hermit Warbler, its everywhere in our > conifer forests more than almost any other bird, it is our Warbler > > Roy Gerig Salem OR > > >