Date: 6/29/17 7:43 pm From: Charles Gates <cgates326...> Subject: [obol] Video of Central Oregon Birds
While surfing U-Tube this winter searching for videos about birding Ecuador, I came across some video slide shows that were very helpful in my studying of Ecuadorian birds. I thought, "Something like this might be helpful to people visiting Central Oregon." So, I took advantage of the summer doldrums and created a video of Central Oregon Birds. Most of the photos are mine but I did solicit photos from Khanh Tran, Nels Nelson, Ken Chamberlain and Barry McKenzie. Due to limitations on my U-Tube account, I had to limit the video to 15 minutes. This meant I had to leave out some of the rarer birds in the area. Still, I managed to squeeze in 240ish species. It moves at a pretty good clip but you can always pause it on U-tube if you need more time. The labeling is not perfect with rather random use of terms like uncommon, rare or local but this video is not really for the bird expert who cares about such things. Instead, I imagine this to be useful to beginning to intermediate birders who may not have knowledge about other sources of info.
I'm constantly being contacted by visiting birders. They want to know what birds they can expect on a visit to Oregon or to our region. I imagine this happens occasionally to you. Now maybe you can send them the link to this video or tell them to search "Central Oregon Birds" on U-tube to find the video. It might also be useful to eastern or western Oregonians who are planning a trip over here.
Anyway, thanks to Ken, Khanh, Barry and Nels for helping out (wait til you see Khanh's owl pics....insanely good). Hope this will help people interested in CO birds.