Date: 4/19/17 10:47 pm
From: Barbara Millikan <barbara.millikan...>
Subject: [obol] Re: The most Oregonian bird?
I'd vote for that if we include hunting in the bill. That ought to be a
good bipartisan conceit.

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 11:43 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro...> wrote:

> Well, in the spirit of Jonathan's very intriguing question, I'm
> pleased to nominate the Eurasian Collared Dove. Although this
> may well seem to have political implications for those who are
> on the lookout for such implications, at least Oregon would be
> the first and likely only US state with this state bird.
> Bob OBrien
> Whoops, sorry, sorry, sorry, this post LIKELY should have gone to BOO
> On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:01 PM, Mike Patterson <celata...>
> wrote:
>> We should probably start with the list...
>> Wrentit is problematic for two reasons: 1) it does not occur east
>> of the Cascades which means 2/3 of the state might feel left out.
>> 2) it has the suffix "tit" in it which is not a word one can use
>> easily around middle schoolers and Republicans.
>> Red-breasted Sapsucker runs into similar difficulties...
>> There are distributional issues with White-headed Woodpecker as well.
>> Oregon Junco is not Oregon Junco, it's Dark-eyed Junco. Sciency
>> taxonomic stuff vexes legislators...
>> We could pull a Utah and make California Gull our State Bird. Given
>> recent migratory trends, this may be appropriate.
>> But ultimately, I'm fine with Western Meadowlark. Oregon was the first
>> to adopt the species. So make Kansas and North Dakota change.
>> --
>> Mike Patterson
>> Astoria, OR
>> That question...
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