Date: 7/7/17 12:54 pm
From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: * Re: Re: Townsend's Warblers in the Oregon Coast Range
I suspect Chuck's observer effort for the highest parts of Lincoln
and Polk County are equal to the rest of ours combined. I believe
his Sept. record is about the same date I saw one at my house a
few years ago. Clearly southward migration. I believe the Upper
Nestucca CBC has only recorded the species once.
Considerably more scarce than Dusky Flycatcher. Lars
On Jul 7, 2017, at 11:02 AM, Range Bayer wrote:

> Hi,
> Chuck Philo adds that he has birded at high elevations in the Lincoln
> County Coast Range many times during the past 22 years but only once
> saw a Townsend's Warbler. He saw one on Sept. 13, 2002. He made his
> trips throughout the year.
> Range Bayer, Newport, Oregon.
> On Wed, Jul 5, 2017 at 5:50 PM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> wrote:
>> I too remember an occasional large wintering flock on the coast. The first
>> I ever saw of the species was on an Audubon field trip near Tillamook. I
>> remember a mid-sized Wester Hemlock with maybe 50 or more Townsend’s
>> Warblers in it. That written, they seem more common in Portland in winter
>> than they used to be.
>> Jeff Gilligan
>> On 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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