Date: 11/1/17 4:27 pm
From: Tom Crabtree <tc...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Lincoln Co. eBird Rare Bird Alert--Swamp Sparrow
Thanks, Range, I’ve been swamped since getting back to Bend. Anyway, the story is I was at the beginning of the Marsh Trail below the visitor’s center when I heard what I thought was a Black Phoebe. It was coming from the brush off the right side of the trail. It seemed odd to me that it wasn’t in plain view on top. I listened to it for about 3 or 4 minutes as it was calling and it moved deeper in the brush. I then saw that other observers had reported a Swamp Sparrow sounding like a Black Phoebe from the same location a couple of days earlier. I went to the Macaulay Library of Sound and played the call notes of Swamp Sparrow and realized that that was also the bird that I heard.

Tom Crabtree, Bend

From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On Behalf Of Range Bayer
Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:44 PM
To: Oregon Birders OnLine; Lincoln Co. Birding & Nature Observing
Subject: [obol] Lincoln Co. eBird Rare Bird Alert--Swamp Sparrow

[I had not forwarded this sooner because I thought the observer Tom Crabtree might.]

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From: <ebird-alert...>
Date: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 6:21 PM
Subject: [eBird Alert] Lincoln County Rare Bird Alert <hourly>

The report below shows observations of rare birds in Lincoln County. View or [subscribe] to this alert at
NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) (1)
- Reported Oct 28, 2017 14:30 by Tom Crabtree
- Beaver Creek Natural Area, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map: <,-124.0490448&ll=44.5146282,-124.0490448> &t=p&z=13&q=44.5146282,-124.0490448&ll=44.5146282,-124.0490448
- Checklist:
- Comments: "One unseen bird calling from the beginning of the marsh trail below the visitor's center, originally thought to be a Black Phoebe because of the call, which was determined by other observers to be a SWSP"

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