Date: 7/6/17 9:22 am
From: Robert O'Brien <baro...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Townsend's Warblers in the Oregon Coast Range
The situation here is what Wayne reports. In the 70's and into the 80's
there were a few
wintering Townsend's here regularly and occasional flocks of 5 or more.
But I haven't seen/heard one in many
years.
Bob OBrien Carver OR

On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 2:58 PM, Wayne Hoffman <whoffman...> wrote:

> Hi -
>
> Here around Newport Townsend's are uncommon wintering, and regular at
> least from September to April. However, they seem to be much less common
> than in the 1970s. Back then I regularly encountered wintering flocks of
> 20-30 birds, whereas I now mainly see numbers in single digits.
>
> I suspect they like the Sitka Spruce zone here better than the Doug Fir
> dominated east side of the Coast Range.
>
> Wayne
>
> On 7/5/2017 1:20:07 PM, Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> wrote:
> *
> I have lived in the Washington County Coast Range for 25 years and seen
> Townsend's Warbler
> at best TWICE in all those years. Even spring records at the peak of
> migration should be well
> documented in my opinion. When there are scores on Mt Tabor there are zero
> at my house. I
> learned about ten years ago that "heard only" Hermit/Black-throated Gray
> in my immediate area
> are best reported that way. I have seen enough Hermits singing B-t G songs
> on Hayward Rd to make
> me gunshy everywhere I hear either species now.
> Lars
> On Jul 5, 2017, at 9:46 AM, Russ Namitz wrote:
>
> > Excellent discussion. Townsend's Warbler was listed as my most likely
> potential Yamhill County bird in late June via eBird "needs" list. What?
> That seemed unlikely and almost certainly due to number of accepted records
> during that month.
> >
> > There are number of accepted June records for a few other Coast Range
> counties in OR. I'm sure this discussion will hop over to the OR eBird
> Reviewer listserve on how to best to handle this issue. Reports from the
> southern Cascades would need to undergo the same scrutiny.
> >
> > Good birding,
> > Russ Namitz
> >
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